16 avril 2021

Franco-Irish Literary Festival 2021

 Chers Membres,

If, like me, you forgot that the Franco-Irish Literary Festival is taking place online right now here is your chance to catch up and join in. The email below, which dropped into the Cercle inbox this morning, contains information and links which should help.

So far I have tried only the first link (“replay the show”) and it works. 

Have fun exploring and 'bon festival'.

À bientôt, Philip

Franco-Irish Literary Festival 2021:
Making A Better World / Refaire le monde

16 & 17 April – Live on Facebook

After last night's amazing performance including songs and readings (replay the show here), the  Franco-Irish Literary Festival main events will take place live on Facebook today and tomorrow with panel discussionsreadings, and interviews.

The 21st edition's theme is Making A Better World / Refaire le Monde , allowing discussions to focus on new ecological and environmental approaches in LiteratureProminent guests include documentarist and former Minister for the Environment Nicolas Hulot, poet Michael Longley, journalist Aymeric Caron, writers Sara BaumeNatacha Kanapé FontaineÉilís Ní Dhuibhne and 2020 Prix Femina recipient Serge Joncour, vocalist Síobhra Quinlan, and many, many more!

All events are presented in English and French with simultaneous English subtitles. The Festival is, as usual, free of charge and open to everyone (please note that a Facebook account is not required to attend).

Organised by Alliance Française Dublin and the French Embassy.

12 avril 2021

L'Écriture inclusive

Bonjour à toustes!
We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting on Wednesday 14 April at 19:30. Join us for a talk, quiz and interactive discussion on inclusive writing (l’écriture inclusive). If you’ve never heard of it, come and find out what it’s all about. If you have, tell us what you think. The evening will be in French & English.

The event is free for paid-up members of the Cercle français de Belfast. Guests are always welcome, for a small fee of £5 to be paid before the event (send us an email for further details). The Zoom link will be sent to members and registered guests on the morning of 14 April.

For those of you who’d like to find out a bit more in advance, here’s a little something to get you started. Do as much or as little prep as you like:

WATCH these two videos (5 mins):

In French: C'est quoi l'écriture inclusive ? - 1 jour, 1 question - YouTube

In English (CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE): What's Up France - #11 - Inclusive Writing – YouTube

Au plaisir de vous retrouver nombreux·ses le 14 avril !

Allison, Douglas & Marie

21 mars 2021

Renaissance mystery with Ray LARGAN

The next meeting of le Cercle virtuel is on Wednesday 24 March when Ray explores the mysterious death of King Henry II in a jousting contest.  This is an area that Ray is fascinated with and he'll reflect upon whether Henry's death by Gabriel Montgomery was an accident or murder?

And what of the subsequent consequences?


You will be!

If you've got your link we'll see you on Zoom.

À très bientôt !