Bulletin mensuel : avril 2020

Chers Amis,
Tout d’abord, j’espère que vous vous portez bien et que, malgré l’inquiétude, vous arrivez à profiter de quelques beaux moments en famille ou entre amis, que cela soit en vrai ou en virtuel. Pour rester connecter à la langue et à la culture françaises pendant le confinement, j’ai le grand plaisir de vous présenter, grâce à Philip, cette newsletter spéciale ciné, avec focus sur Jean Seberg.
A très bientôt pour notre prochaine newsletter. En attendant, prenez soin de vous.
Bonne lecture et bon ciné !
Allison

Dear friends,
First of all, I hope that you are well and that, despite concerns, you are managing to enjoy some beautiful time, whether real or virtual, with family or friends. To stay connected to the French language and culture during the 'lockdown', I have the great pleasure of presenting to you, thanks to Philip, this special cinema newsletter, with a focus on Jean Seberg.
Watch out for our next newsletter. In the meantime, take care of yourself.
Enjoy reading and good movies!
Allison

Discovered recently on YouTube …. “Saint Joan”, Otto Preminger's 1957 film of George Bernard Shaw's 1923 play. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnyeH8OE3co
Bernard Shaw's words and the fragile on-screen presence of Jean Seberg, who could resist it?

Jean Seberg was the young American actor who became a darling of the French New Wave, learned to speak French, lived and tragically, in 1979, died in Paris. Below are some links you might like to explore ...

Jean Seberg Interview (1960, French with English subtitles)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssyyBP0LB7I

Cheapened and neutralized: why the FBI destroyed actress Jean Seberg’s life. (English) 
https://medium.com/lessons-from-history/cheapened-and-neutralized-why-the-fbi-destroyed-actress-jean-sebergs-life-4097d87e8195

Jean Seberg, actrice américaine vivant en France, ses derniers jours jusqu'au 30 août 1979
(French)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S99NxCIM654
Moving away from Jean Seberg here are some other links to help you keep in touch with France and things French ….

For everything you need to know about French feature films: news, international releases, box office, festival attendance, …
https://www.unifrance.org/film/espace-longs-metrages

FRANCE 24 English – LIVE – International Breaking News & Top stories - 24/7 stream

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6N0lbZr_wXs

Bonjour Paris (Online magazine with lots of interesting articles on life in Paris)
https://bonjourparis.com/


Movies from QFT ...

MUBI (Subscription. Intro. Offer 3 months for £1)
Léon Morin, Priest 
https://mubi.com/films/leon-morin-priest?_m_utk=b47e8578ce0b756bbd23adecb59d00f3


Prenez soin de vous et de vos proches,

À bientôt, Philip


Cercle events postponed

Chers amis,
In light of the current circumstances, I am aware that many of you may be concerned about Coronavirus (COVID-19). Along with my fellow committee members, I would like to reassure you all that your health and wellbeing, and that of your families, is important to us.
Therefore we have decided to postpone all Cercle français de Belfast events between 18th March and the end of June, with a view to to resuming in September. This includes our regular meetings, Sunday ciné club and annual dinner. As the situation is constantly evolving, this timeline may change as we continue to monitor government recommendations. We will keep you updated. 
We had a great few months of events lined up and regret that they cannot take place as planned – we look forward to offering them as part of next year’s programme. We are also looking at various online options to stay connected with you for the rest of this programme year.
I will be in touch again soon. 
Prenez soin de vous et de vos proches,

Allison


Allison Neill-Rabaux
Présidente

Président extraordinaire


Bulletin mensuel : mars 2020

Chers Amis,
The next meeting of the Cercle Français de Belfast will be on…
Mercredi 18 mars à 19h.30 
in The New Orpheus, Hill Street, Belfast

Topic: President extraordinaire de La France
Speakers: Douglas McCULLOCH

Douglas along with various collaborateurs presents the story of Patrice de McMahon 1808 – 1893, un soldat extraordinaire et un des maçons de la democratie française.

Directions: Please note the change of venue.
Instead of our usual venue this talk will take place, close to The Dark Horse, in The New Orpheus. Access is via the stairs at the entrance to The Harp Bar or using the lift at the other end of The Harp Bar.


Cercle Cine Club

takes place on Sunday 29 March at 3:00p.m. in the Sunflower Bar, Belfast


French Bal
Bal Feirste, the music group featuring both French and local musicians, invite you to their monthly dance session on ...
Saturday 14th March 2020
Venue: Sunflower Club, Union St, Belfast (upstairs)
Dance workshop: 16.00-16.30 
Bal: 16.30 - 18.00 
(this is a free event, donations welcome)
Remember no experience or partner needed. The Bal is a time to practise your moves and guidance will be given at the start of each dance.
Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday 18th March
À bientôt, Philip

Bulletin mensuel : février 2020

Chers Amis,
The next meeting of the Cercle Français de Belfast will be on 
Mercredi 12 février à 19h.30 in The Dark Horse Coffee House, 
30-34, Hill Street Belfast BT1 2LB
Topic: Inside and Out: Post-impressionism and the Modern City
Speaker: Dickon HALL
Looking at the use and meaning of the interior in post-impressionist art in France and how the relationship between art, modern life and urbanisation is explored in changes between the spaces depicted by impressionist and post-impressionist painters. A wide range of artists will be discussed, including Edouard Vuillard, Georges Seurat and Maurice Denis.


Café-causerie : 26 février à 19h.30 in The Dark Horse Coffee House
Jeu d’évasion
Patricia HARDIMAN et Felicity JORY
Le Dark Horse vient de recevoir un élixir renommé. Vous avez eu vent des personnes mal intentionnelles planifient de le dérober dans la nuit. Vous avez une heure pour trouver et l'utiliser dans un dessert dont il a fait le succès.

French Bal
Saturday 8th February 2020
Bal Feirste, the music group featuring both French and local musicians, invite you to their monthly dance session on ...
Venue: Sunflower Club, Union St, Belfast (upstairs)
Dance workshop: 16.00-16.30 
Bal: 16.30 - 18.00 
(this is a free event, donations welcome)
Remember no experience or partner needed. The Bal is a time to practise your moves and guidance will be given at the start of each dance.
Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday 12th February
À bientôt, Philip



Bal, books and a movie

Chers Amis,
We have a full programme for January with three events …..
Fête des Rois
There are still places left for our Fête des Rois so don't miss out on this very popular event …..
Fête des Rois Bal musette ...
… on Wednesday 8th January 2020
… at 19h30 in The Dark Horse Coffee House 
While this event is free for members, guests will be asked to make a contribution of £5.

Nuit de la lecture 

Following on from last year’s success, the Cercle français de Belfast is delighted to once again be taking part in the Nuit de la lecture, an annual worldwide celebration of French language and literature organised by the French Ministry for Culture.  
Come and join us for a relaxed and informal afternoon of games, reading and discussion about French language and literature. The event is open to anyone who loves the French language, from beginner to advanced learners of French, as well as native speakers.
  • Sunday 19 January 2019, 3pm-6pm
  • Book Bar in the Accidental Theatre, 12-13 Shaftesbury Square, Belfast, BT2 7DB
  • Free entry (if possible, please bring along a book to swap). You also have the option to make a voluntary donation of £2 when you book.
Go to the booking page at Accidental for more information and to book.
Au plaisir de vous voir nombreux !
Le Cercle
E : cfbelfast@gmail.com  T : 07890190889


Cercle Film Club

This year the Cercle Film Club will meet on the last Sunday of the month from January to May.
The new season of French films begins …
... on Sunday 26th January
in the Sunflower Bar , Union Street, Belfast
More information to follow soon. 

Looking forward to seeing you at one or more of these events.
Bonne Année,
Philip

La Fête des Rois 2020

Chers Amis,
The Christmas holidays may have come to an end but you can still enjoy the festive spirit by joining in the Cercle Français de Belfast's celebration of La Fête des Rois.
This year our Fête des Rois Bal musette will be held on Wednesday 8th January 2020  at 19h30 in The Dark Horse Coffee House 
While this event is free for members, guests will be asked to make a contribution of £5.
Registration:
La Fête des Rois is one of the most popular events in our programme. Indeed in the last few years we have come very close to exceeding the legal capacity of The Dark Horse Café. So, once again this year, in order that we ‘stay legal’ and to ensure that everyone has a good time attendance will be limited to a maximum of 80 and we are asking folk to register in advance.
Arrangements are very much the same as last year.
1 We are asking anyone who is coming on 8th January to register by Tuesday 7th January 2020.
2 As last year 'tickets' will not be issued but your name will be added to a register which will be checked at the door on the evening. Thus ensuring entry to the event.
To register please send an email to cfbelfast@gmail.com by 8th January.
You will receive an email acknowledging your registration.
Once we reach the capacity of The Dark Horse registration will be closed.
Remember it’s first come first served and many members have already registered so, to avoid disappointment, register as soon as possible.

Looking forward to receiving your registration and to seeing you at La Fête des Rois.
Bonne Année,
Philip

Meilleurs Vœux 2020


Le comité du Cercle français de Belfast vous présente ses meilleurs vœux pour 2020 !