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MERCI DE VOTRE COMPRÉHENSION!

All events are public unless in red (for University of Manchester students only)


Mars

1 March, Meetup Group; 2 March, pub quiz; 3 March, Winetasting; 4 March, film; 7 March, Book Club; 11 March, Concert of French Music; 12-20 March, Semaine de la Francophonie; 13 March, Meetup Group, rugby; 17 March, French Play; 17 March, Meetup Group, St Patrick’s Day; 18 March, film, 18-22 March, Brussels trip; 19 March, competition26 February – 25 March, photo exhibition4 April, Book Club; 5 April, Meetup Group; 8 April, Film; 14 April, Talk and Round Table on Climate Change; 16 April, Guided Tour; 22 April, Meetup Group; 22 April, Film; 25 April, Book Club

avril

Want to find out more about French culture in Manchester?

Check out our very own Impressionist painter, Adolphe Valette:

Adolphe Valette: Pioneer of Impressionism in Manchester

Feature: French Reading Group

Wednesday 13th February – 5pm
Meeting at the third floor, South wing sofas in Sam Alex (down the corridor from Gill’s office where the pigeon holes used to be!)
The French Reading Group is recommencing next week. If like us you are feeling the urge to do more ILP and don’t know where to start then come along to our first short meeting of the semester.
There is nothing to prepare for next week- Myassa from the Alliance Française will be coming along to chat in French about what she enjoys reading and about French literature in general. We will also be choosing what to read this semester.

This is a very informal group and there is no pressure to do lots of preparation.

Feel free to either just turn up or to send an email to joanna.fox@student.manchester.ac.uk for more information.

Feature: Singing in French

Singing has huge benefits for language learning – it helps with nerves, is great for pronunciation and intonation, helps with vocab and is a wonderful insight into French culture and society.

In our singing group we will be trying everything from traditional music, to pop and soul – maybe you could suggest your favourite tunes for us to have a go at?

So why not give it a try?  Once again, you do not need to be able to sing, just want to have fun and use your French.

Our meetings this semester will take place on:

  • Tuesdays (weeks 3, 5, 7) from 1-2 in Samuel Alexander 3.1
  • Wednesdays (weeks 2, 4, 6, 8) from 3-4 in Simon 4.50

Next week (Wednesday 6th February) we will sing Georges Brassens “Les copains d’abord!”

Just come along or email Catherine Franc for more details (c.franc@manchester.ac.uk).

Current events

Alliance Française Ciné Club films, From 11 January to 22 February in City Events – Films  

Exhibition on English and French Impressionism and Post-Impressionism now showing in Manchester Art Gallery in City Events – Visual Art