05 mars 2017

Bulletin mensuel : mars 2017

The next meeting of the Cercle Français de Belfast will be on mercredi 8 mars 2017 à 19h.30 in Dark Horse Coffee House, 30-34, Hill Street Belfast BT1 2LB

  • Topic: The Paris Commune       Speaker: Seamus McKEOWN

Seamus will recount the story of three months of bloody confrontation on the streets of the French capital following the siege and fall of the city to the Prussians on January 28, 1871.

  • Bal Feirste presents their next French Bal with French Pianist - Valentin

This month's Bal Feirste's Workshop/Bal will be a special event with a change of venue and a very special guest performer …. Valentin Barray.

Valentin Barray creates a beautiful ambience through-out his Bal Folk performances.  He is a pianist and composer with a glittering array of achievements and accolades from his formal studies and performances in Europe.      


Venue:     An Droichead, Cooke St, Belfast, BT7 2EP
Date:        Sunday 12 March 2017  
Time:       Doors open             17.30 ~ BYO
                 Dance workshop   18.00 ~ 18.45
                 Bal (Dancing)        19.00 ~ 22.00
Cost:         £5 to members ~ £8 to non-member

  • Eddie Izzard at the MAC
One of our members, Brian, has drawn my attention to the fact that Eddie Izzard is coming to the MAC for one night soon.  His show Force Majeure” is on Thursday 16th March, and some members may be interested. He presents his show in 3 languages consecutively, an hour each, German, then French and finally in English. Tickets are required for each separately and the English version is sold out but, at the time of writing, there are still tickets available to the performance in French.

  • Mois de la Francophonie en Irlande

To celebrate French language and cultural diversity, the Month of La Francophonie 2017 will showcase from March 1st to April 2nd a series of cultural events involving music, literature, film and history along with talks, debates and contests. 
You can find a full list of events at …
http://www.ambafrance-ie.org/The-Month-of-La-Francophonie-in-Ireland-2017-Programme but perhaps of most interest to us will be Franco-Irish Literary Festival (1st -2nd April) … more information to come later this month.

  • Cercle français de Belfast Annual Dinner
When going to press with our programme we still had not settled on the date for our annual dinner so you might like to note in your diary that this year Cercle Français de Belfast's Annual Celebration Dinner will take place on Wednesday 31st May.

Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday evening.

À bientôt, Philip