28 septembre 2015

Soiree d'accueil 16 septembre

The new season got underway on 16 September with a mini-general meeting at which two new committee members were elected, Drew Millar and Isabelle Chaboud.  Bienvenue !
A mystery box was presented containing numbered items which were then given to members with the corresponding number.  Later in the evening when they had a chance to compose their thoughts they addressed the meeting sharing details about their mystery item - there were CDs, history and cookery books and a card game.
The upcoming programme was the main item of business and it was generally agreed that there was plenty to entertain and inform over the year ahead.

The meeting concluded with the provision of membership cards.  This year they will be date-stamped on each attendance and at the annual dinner those with full attendance can enter their card in a draw for a complimentary bottle of the featured wine.
If you haven't joined yet, don't worry you can start collecting those date stamps from the next meeting on 7 October.

12 septembre 2015

Bulletin mensuel: septembre 2015

Chers Amis,
C’est la rentrée and this year Cercle Français de Belfast is back with a programme that is even bigger, brighter and better than before. Our first meeting takes place on ...

Mercredi 16 septembre 2015 with a Joyeuse ouverture et assemblée spéciale.
An introductory session, including a short general meeting, to showcase the cercle and the year ahead.

As always we shall meet …
à 19h.30 in Dark Horse Coffee House30-34, Hill Street Belfast BT1 2LB

We are looking forward to seeing all our existing members on 16thSeptember and also to seeing some new faces. If you have not yet been to a meeting of the cercle don't be shy. The Cercle Français de Belfast is for everyone who loves, or has an interest in, France and things French. You do not have to be able to speak French.

French Dance and Music in the heart of Belfast.

New Look Bal Feirste!!!

Bal Feirste the group of French and local musician and dancers who have been bring the music and dances of France to Belfast for several years have been in touch with information on their 'new look'. Annette writes ….

We have been plotting and planning how we can do things better and came up with a revised format for our monthly event (beginning on Saturday 12thSept and still free!) starting promptly at 530pm with a 30 minute dance workshop, followed by our monthly Bal from 6-8pm, same venue - upstairs in Maddens Bar, Berry St, Belfast. This will include lots of practise of the new dances (covered during the workshop), building on these each month by adding more, and increasing your repertoire of the many regional dances of France, hope to see you there! Feel free to forward this email or bring friends.

Many thanks, Bal Feirste

In addition to the Bal on Saturday 12th Sept. Bal Feirste have been asked to perform at Culture Night. They will be outside Kelly Cellars from 8-9pm on Friday18th Sept.

I see too that Vanessa Franchetti will be teaching a French Dancing Workshop
at the Crescent Arts Centre
on Sunday 4 Oct, 2-4pm.
This workshop will focus on dances from Brittany and the Pays Basque.

Looking forward to seeing you in the Dark Horse Café on Wednesday 16thSeptember.

A bientôt, Philip