30 janvier 2024

De GAULLE and Algeria

 Chers Amis,

The next meeting of the Cercle Français de Belfast will be …

on: Mercredi 7 février 2024 à 19h.30

in: Room PFC 02/11 in the Peter Froggatt Centre

Queen's University Belfast,

7-9 College Park East, Belfast, BT7 1PS

Topic: De Gaulle and Algeria

Speaker: Sam THOMPSON

We are pleased to welcome Sam to our talks programme and to this in person event. Sam will address us on aspects of his current university research project. Although a specialist himself, Sam’s talk will be aimed at those of us with a more general historical interest.

This will be a special meeting for the Cercle in many ways. Firstly of course because the Cercle has been able to gain the services of a speaker of Sam's standing with such an expert knowledge of this subject which in itself is sure to be of great interest to folk.

Also this will be the first in person talk in quite some time and what a plesure to be able to enjoy it in the pleasant surroundings of Queens University Belfast.

Among the many advantages of this venue is not least the fact that free car parking is easily available … in the University car park at the top of Botanic Avenue, on the university campus itself (entrance on University Square) and on street in the surrounding area.

As always members are able to attend all Cercle events free of charge. If you are not a member or have not renewed your membership (due January 2024) then this would be an excellent opportunity for you to do so on the evening. Of course anyone may attend as a guest for the 'guest fee' of £5.

Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday 7 February.

À bientôt, Philip

05 janvier 2024

Dancing around La Galette des Rois

Bonne Année à toutes et à tous !

We hope that you have enjoyed the Christmas and New Year festivities and invite you to extend them a little while longer by coming to our Cercle’s Fête des Rois.

Although we will be writing soon to invite you to renew we thought you would like to know that before it expires your current membership entitles you to free admission to the 
Fête des Rois and Bal on Saturday 13 January 2024.

That’s right - Gratuit ! - free admission for members!  So please come along and join in the music and dancing provided by our event partners Bal Feirste.  We’ll also be sharing slices of the traditional Galette des Rois, washed down with a glass of sparkling bubbles.
And… you’re welcome to BYO, Bring your own, to close at 10pm

Quelques détails

Date and time:  Saturday 13 January 2024 at 7.30pm
Venue:  An Droichead, 20 Cooke Street, Ormeau Road, Belfast BT7 2EP (map attached)
Parking: On street, near premises
Public Transport: Nearest Metro Bus 7A involves some walking.

One last word?
So we have a rough idea of likely numbers would you mind acting on that wonderful French term used for occasions such as this and RSVP - Répondez s’il vous plaît ?

À très bientôt !
CfB Committee