18 juin 2023

Promenade en blanc 24 juin 2023

Chers amis, flâneuses et flâneurs

Last year, several members of the cercle met up for our first ever promenade en blanc along Belfast's Maritime Mile. Members told us that they enjoyed the opportunity to be face to face and side by side; they agreed that similar meet-ups should be a regular occurence and so we would like to share details for our second outing on Saturday 24 June at Antrim Castle Gardens.

Details of the rendezvous time and location are set out below.

Venue: Antrim Castle Gardens and Clotworthy House

Date and Time: Saturday 24th June 11:00

Rendezvous spot: The plan is to meet at Central Car Park*, Castle Mall, Antrim and walk across to the grounds of Antrim Castle Gardens.

* Coordinates: 54.7162046, -6.2186208

Travelling by car: Access to Central Car Park, Castle Mall is from Castle Way (see map and Google image attached). Parking is free at Castle Mall

Train Times: The 10:07 train from Europa Bus/Train Station arrives at Antrim Train Station at 10:46.

Bus Times: With buses from Belfast arriving at Antrim Buscentre at 09:27 and 11:27 travelling by bus is not very covenient.

Duration of Walk: Approx. 60 - 90 mins

We know that several of our members are away on holiday and some lucky ones are in France so it would be helpful to have an indication if you are able to attend - that way we'll know how many madeleines to bring to munch on as we listen to Philip explain the links our location has with France and French history. They may surprise you.

In keeping with the tradition of the Pique-nique en blanc, the inspiration for our promenade, please try if you can to wear something white and, despite the spell of lovely weather, remember to rainproof your walk.

Coming? Please let us know and we'll look forward to seeing you at 11am in Antrim on Saturday 24 June.

CfB Committee

19 mai 2023

Three colours series

Chers Amis,

During May and June QFT will be screening Krzysztof Kieślowski's classic, award-winning trilogy on France’s national motto: Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity … Three Colours: Blue , Three Colours: White and Three Colours: Red.

The first in the series, Three Colours: Blue, will be shown from 26 May until 1 June. For further details please click on the link below ….

Three Colours: Blue

À bientôt, Philip