05 janvier 2023

Fête des Rois : 11 janvier 2023

Chers Amis,

Bonne année à toutes et à tous !

Happy New Year on behalf of our Présidente, Patricia, and all of us in the CfB committee.

The next meeting of the Cercle Français de Belfast will be on 11 janvier à 19h.30 in the Dark Horse Coffee House, 30-34, Hill Street Belfast BT1 2LB 

We are setting off on our new membership year with our Fête des Rois on 11 January and look forward to seeing as many members as possible at the event.

This year's occasion has changed from previous years as the new furniture in the Dark Horse is less amenable to making room for dancing. Our focus this time therefore is on chatting and meeting up in person. Also, instead of the Galette des Rois we'll be nibbling on macarons and another French pastry - madeleines.

Regarding the latter, we'll be featuring a segment called "madeleines moments" accompanied by a short reading from Marcel Proust in French and in English.  Next, Claudine will present some of the traditions associated with this time of year and which are still widely honoured in France.

Over to you? Do you have a "party piece" that you would be willing to share with members? Please let us know.  We would also like you to tell us what it is you love about France and perhaps share an experience, knowledge or a memory. You can do this in person or, if you cannot be there, by sending us your contribution in no more than 100 words. We'll print and share them. 

There will be other activities, including a look forward to coming events in and beyond our programme so it's well worth renewing your subscription.  Membership secretary, Jonathan and other committee members will be available to help you do just that.

Hoping you can make it, we look forward to seeing you there and catching up. It's been a while...

Bonne année 2023 !



Please note: While this event is free for members of the Cercle Français de Belfast others may attend as guests by paying a one-off attendance fee of £5. For more information please contact cfbelfast@gmail.com

23 décembre 2022

Joyeux Nöel et Bonne Année

Chers amis et collègues,
Le comité du Cercle vous souhaite à toutes et à tous un joyeux Nöel,
une bonne année et bonne santé pour 2023 !
Avec notre très grand merci pour votre soutien,
À bientôt !

13 décembre 2022

IMPORTANT NOTICE Meeting on Wednesday 14th December POSTPONED

 Meeting on Wednesday 14th December POSTPONED

Dear colleagues,

Several members have been in touch to say that the spell of poor weather and illness will prevent them from attending our Wednesday evening event, Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. As the talk was also a tribute to our late friend Jim Holland, who had been intending to take part, we have decided to postpone until early in 2023. We hope that the rescheduling will make it possible for as many members as possible to attend. We have also decided to supplement the talk with a Zoom recording so that those unable to attend, and those from further afield, can participate remotely.

May we take this opportunity to wish you all a peaceful Christmas. Joyeux Noël.