08 juillet 2017

Summer events with French connection

Chers Amis,
Information on some events with a French connection taking place over the summer ….

Bastille Day in Belfast

On 14th July 1792 the Belfast Volunteers marched through Belfast accompanied by many citizens and assembled 5,000 strong in the central courtyard of the White Linen Hall where they passed a resolution unanimously supportive of the French Revolution.
To mark the 225th anniversary of this event “Reclaim the Enlightenment” will recall that extraordinary assembly in …
First Presbyterian Church, 
Rosemary Street, Belfast
The programme involves dramatic re-enactment by Paula McFetridge and Vincent Higgins, music and songs from Maurice Leyden and Jane Cassidy, debate and discussion. 
All are welcome and admission is free.
Please see attached press statement.

If you find yourself in Dublin on 14th July the Alliance Française Dublin is organising some special events …

Bastille Day Celebration at La Petite Boulangerie Friday 14 July 8.0am-3pm – 9 Camden Street, Dublin 1 – Admission free
Bastille Day Celebration at The Church
Friday 14 July 4.30pm-3am – 
Mary & Jervis Street, Dublin 1 – Admission free
For Further details see … http://www.alliance-francaise.ie/

Clandeboye Festival 2017

Thanks to Jonathan who brought to my attention the fact that, a little later in the summer (11th – 19th August), Barry Douglas and Camerata Ireland will present 'A Festival of French Music'.

With concerts in the evening as well as at lunchtime and in the afternoon the Festival is set to be a celebration of all things French with a feast of Gallic artists and composers.  Tickets are on sale from the Grand Opera House box office, and will also available on the night on the door.
For more information see …. http://www.camerata-ireland.com/clandeboye/

Have a lovely summer and “Bonne fête

18 juin 2017

La Fête de la Musique 2017

Chers Amis,
La Fête de la Musique
The first Fête de la Musique took place in France on 21 June 1982 when between 8.30 pm and 9 pmmusicians, professionals and amateurs, came onto the streets in all the cities of France to play music. The event has enjoyed growing success year after year and has spread throughout Europe and indeed around the world.  This year in France and in around 130 countries and over 340 cities the Festival of Music will be celebrated on or near to 21st June

For more information on La Fête de la Musique see ....

In keeping with the spirit of La Fête de la Musique, Bal Feitste have scheduled an extra Bal to celebrate the arrival of summer!

Venue: Sunflower Club, Union St, Belfast BT1 2JG (upstairs)
Dance workshop: 19.30-20.15
Bal: 20.30-22.30
Cost: £3 to members, and £5 to non-members 
Live music throughout from the House Band

Dance workshop - no experience or partner needed.
Bal - a time to practise the dances we have covered to date guidance will be given where necessary.

À bientôt,