20 octobre 2019

Francis Hutcheson and the foundation of Modern France

James Dingley, pictured at his Durkheim talk last year at the Dark Horse

On Wednesday 23 October James Dingley, having delighted us with his talk last year on Émile Durkheim, returns as our conférencier to illuminate the role played by Francis Hutcheson in the foundation of modern France.
Considered as the father of the Scottish Enlightenment, Francis Hutcheson (1694-1746) in fact hailed from Saintfield, County Down.  Well known to the French philosophes such as Voltaire and Rousseau, he had a profound effect on the development of modern France and the ideals it embodied from 1789 on. Although he was a major thinker of the Enlightenment he is now almost forgotten in his native Ulster.
James's talk is sure to both inform and delight and we look forward to welcoming members, old and new, as well as their guests. 

Venez nombreux !

7.30 pm Dark Horse Coffee House, 30-34 Hill Street in Belfast's Cathedral Quarter.

11 octobre 2019

80 minutes with Seamus Heaney

Saturday 19 October at 2pm – Admission free 

To mark the year that would have been his 80th birthday,
Alliance Française DublinLe Cercle Français de Belfast and the National Library of Ireland are proud to present an evocation by Jim Holland of his friendship
with the poet through anecdotes and readings of early poems in English and French.

Introductions and reading of poems in English by Jim Holland and versions in French

by special readers Maryvonne LeRoyClaudine McKeownAllison Neill-Rabaux, and Chris Tracey.

The event will be launched by the President of Alliance Française Dublin Mr Pat Cox.

National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2

08 octobre 2019

Bulletin mensuel octobre 2019

Chers Amis,
The next meeting of the Cercle Français de Belfast will be …
on Mercredi 9 Octobre 2019 à 19h.30
in Gallaher's Lounge, The Harp Bar, Hill Street Belfast BT1 2LB

Topic: Cercle de lecture: “Eux sur la photo” by Hélène Gestern

Whether you have read this book in French or in English (“The People in the Photo”) or even if you haven't managed to read it yet come along to the Dark Horse on Wednesday evening to what is sure to be a very enjoyable discussion.

French Bal

Bal Feirste, the music group featuring both French and local musicians, invite you to their monthly dance session on ...

Date: Saturday 12th October 2019
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 9th October.

À bientôt, Philip