13 septembre 2021

Bienvenue ! Le Cercle en virtuel et sur place

Welcome from our new Présidente, Patricia HARDIMAN

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Dear friends,
It is with great joy that I welcome you, in my new role as Présidente du Cercle français de Belfast, to another year of cultural events.

Last year, the Cercle managed to weather the storm of the pandemic by providing a great variety of online presentations.  Once again, we are taking up the challenge of offering you another varied programme based on French culture and language.  As the year looks uncertain again, the Cercle committee has decided to offer its events through a hybrid or "blended learning" format.  This means that talks will either be online, in person or perhaps both allowing us to take account of any health restrictions applying to The Dark Horse venue.  We will get there as soon as we can!  This greater flexibility will also help us to keep in touch with all our new members who live in the four corners of Northern Ireland and who have discovered us through the virtual meetings.

We will be launching our new programme with an online event, a Pôt de l'amitié over a Touraine wine experience.  We are also planning some additional events so be sure that you are subscribed to our monthly email newsletter and remember to follow us on social media.  In the meantime, and on behalf of all the Cercle français de Belfast committee, I'd like to thank you for your continued support and friendship.

Click on the page tab above for full details of our programme.

Happy reading!

Patricia HARDIMAN, Présidente

09 septembre 2021

First event of 2021 - 2022 season

Chers Amis,

Welcome to the start of a new season of events with the Cercle français de Belfast. To see what we have planned for you check out our Programme for 2021 -2022 by clicking on the tab above.

Our first meeting will take place on ….

mercredi 22 septembre 2021 à 19h30 online as a Zoom meeting

Please note that the meeting link will be emailed to MEMBERS ONLY* 

Topic: Pôt de l’amitié avec un vin de Touraine

Speakers: Bridgene et Philippe ARNAUD

Bridgene and Philippe join us online from lovely Tours nestled between the Loire and Cher valleys. They will take us on a virtual tour of a nearby winemaker and share some of the rituals associated with wine. Why not pick a bottle of Touraine wine to sip along with the presentation? Remember of course to “boire avec modération”.


This 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 the event.

Looking forward to seeing you on 22nd September.

À bientôt,