Call us on 06 560 0749

Receive Our E-Newsletter

Enter your details to receive our E-newsletter.

Name

Email
Postcode

Member Login

Email
Password

Lost / Forgot Password

CURRENT EVENTS



Practice your French with native speakers! Meet our members and teachers for lunch on Fridays, from 12.30 to 1.30 pm, or for breakfast on Saturdays, from 10 to 11 am, and immerse yourself in French!
 

UPCOMING EVENTS


Join us at Palmerston North City Library on Friday 15 June to meet the illustrator & comic book artist Niko, and the author Sosthène, both from New Caledonia, for an in-depth talk about their works as illustrator and author!

Inspirations, processes, rough works, new challenges and more, come and listen to these two amazing artists!

During this event, Niko will also demonstrate the making of a digital live painting, and will start creating a cover book with comments and live explanations.

After the presentation, Nicolas & Sosthène will be happy to answer any question you may have (in French or in English), and a book signing will be held at the end of the event. Drinks and nibbles will be available from 6.30 pm, the talk starts at 7 pm.

Free event, donations welcome.


Come and celebrate the Fête de la Musique with Alliance Française Palmerston North, on Saturday 23 June, from 2 pm to 10.30 pm, at Palmerston North City Library!
 
Every year since 1982, French people gather in the streets of the country to enjoy free concerts and celebrate the arrival of summer. This year again we want to share this event, an important part of the French culture, with you!

During the afternoon, you will enjoy a wide range of musical genres: from classical music to pop, rock, folk or jazz... There will be something for everyone! And to finish the day in a great atmosphere, Julia Paul, from The Voice France, and her two musicians will be entertaining us with their New Caldonian future soul music!


Come and celebrate the Fête de la Musique with Alliance Française Palmerston North, on Saturday 23 June, from 2 pm to 10.30 pm, at Palmerston North City Library!

Every year since 1982, French people gather in the streets of the country to enjoy free concerts and celebrate the arrival of summer. This year again we want to share this event, an important part of the French culture, with you! 

During the afternoon, you will enjoy a wide range of musical genres: from classical music to pop, rock, folk or jazz... There will be something for everyone! And to finish the day in a great atmosphere, Julia Paul, from The Voice France, and her two musicians will be entertaining us with their New Caldonian future soul music!


Join in at Te Manawa for a unique talk on Thursday 28 June!

Chloe Quenum, the 2018 French artist in residence at Te Whare Hera (Wellington), will be giving a free public lecture about her artistic practice. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to learn from a captivating artist!

Drinks and nibbles will be available from 5.30 pm, the lecture will start at 6 pm.

Free event, donations welcome.


Join us at our French Film Night, on Friday 29 June at The Globe Theatre (312 Main Street, Palmerston North 4410): the French movie "Primaire" will be screened with English subtitles.

Licensed bar/café service available from 6 pm. The movie starts at 8.00 pm (ends around 10.00 pm).


Join us at the opening night of the art exhibition "The Soul of French Buildings" by Émilie Géant! Don't miss this great opportunity to discover the drawings of a very talented French artist, and enjoy a glass of wine and nibbles with the artist!

The official opening will be on Wednesday 11 July at 6.30 pm. (Emilie's artwork will be exhibited in the Square Edge Gallery from the 11th to the 31st of July). Free event, donations welcome.


Join in for a Masquerade Ball and Dinner at Hotel Coachman to celebrate the French national day with us! The Bastille Day celebration evening will be on on Saturday 14 July, at 6.30 pm at Hotel Coachman.

Whether you wear a masquerade costume or your finest clothes, the choice is yours, but don't forget your mask!

PREVIOUS EVENTS



Join in for our First Edition of our Café Scientifique! A free public science talk series at Globe Theatre!

Professor Ralph Sims, Nobel Prize recipient from Massey University, will be talking about the "Progress [made], if any, since the Paris Climate Agreement was signed in 2016". Don't miss out on this one-off opportunity to learn from a great scientist, on an essential hot topic! 

The talk will be on Wednesday 6 June, at 7 pm. Licensed bar/café service will be available at the Globe Theatre from 6 pm.

FREE event, donations welcome.
Talk in ENGLISH!


Join us at our French Film Night, on Friday 25 May at The Globe Theatre (312 Main Street, Palmerston North 4410): the French movie "Orpheline" will be screened with English subtitles.

Licensed bar/café service available from 6 pm. The movie starts at 8.00 pm (ends around 10.00 pm).


Join in at Palmerston North City Library for a unique Public Lecture on Friday 18 May!

Amélie Lucas-Gary, the 2018 French writer in residence at Randell Cottage, will start her presentation with a short movie about caves and talk about the fascinating world of her book "Grotte" ("Cave").

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to learn from the auhor of a captivating book!

Meet us in the conference room (George Street Entrance, Ground Floor). Drinks and nibbles will be available from 6.30 pm, the lecture will start at 7 pm.


Join in at Café Express on Saturday 12 May at 7 pm, for a Quiz & Dinner! 

4 to 6 participants per team (you can enrol individually and you will be placed in a team) and many prizes to win! 3 course dinner platters to share included in the price! 

Quiz in ENGLISH, questions about cinema! 


Join in to taste the real French "Galette des Rois" at Alexandre Pâtisserie on Saturday 6 January @ 10 am!  To get the year off to a good start, come meet our other members and practice your French during the Holidays!

Don't miss this great opportunity to discover a traditional cake while celebrating the first important event of the year in France.

$5 per person, includes one slice of Three Kings Cake!


Grab a ticket for our Christmas raffle and try to win gifts from Santa's sack! The draw will be held on Friday 15 December at the Caledonian Christmas Party!

$2 tickets or $10 for 6, many prizes to win!

You can already get your tickets from the Alliance Française Palmerston North's office! Don't wait too long!


Join us for our Caledonian Christmas Party at Square Edge, Evelyn Rawlins room from 6.30pm on Friday 15 December.

Come and support the young actors and singers from the Alliance and taste some specialties from our Caledonian neighbors !

You can purchase your tickets here or in our office.


Join us at our monthly Ciné-Club, on Friday 29 September at Square Edge, FX Theatre (ground floor): French movie screening with English subtitles.

Drinks and nibbles will be available from the bar from 7.30 pm. The movie starts at 8.00 pm (ends around 10.00 pm).


Join us for our Short Movie Night! Short films from Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival will be screened on Friday 15 September, at Square Edge, FX Theatre (ground floor).

Drinks and nibbles will be available from the bar from 7 pm. The movies start at 8 pm.


Join us at our monthly Ciné-Club, on Friday 28 July at Square Edge, FX Theatre (ground floor): French movie screening with English subtitles.

Drinks and nibbles will be available from the bar from 7.30 pm. The movie starts at 8.00 pm (ends around 10.00 pm).


Join in at Café Brie on Saturday 12 August, at 7 pm, for a Quiz Fundraiser! 4 to 6 participants per team (you can enrol individually and you will be placed in a team) and many prizes to win! 3 course French fingerfood platters to share included in the price! 

Quiz in ENGLISH, general knowledge questions!

Come and say goodbye to Florence!

Don't wait too long to book your space, tickets are selling fast!


Join us at our monthly Ciné-Club, on Friday 28 July at Square Edge, FX Theatre (ground floor): French movie screening with English subtitles.

Drinks and nibbles will be available from the bar from 7.30 pm. The movie starts at 8.00 pm (ends around 10.00 pm).


Come and join us in Square Edge Gallery, on Friday 23 June from 6.30 pm, for the opening night of the photo exhibition "Cultural and Natural Landscapes of New Caledonia" by Daniel Maviet.

Also featured in the exhibition, the photos of the local winner of the International Photography Competition on "Fashion and Dress Codes".


Join in for a Masquerade Ball and Dinner at Hotel Coachman to celebrate the French national day with us! The Bastille Day celebration evening will be on on Saturday 15 July, at 6.30 pm at Hotel Coachman.

Whether you wear a masquerade costume or your finest clothes, the choice is yours, but don't forget your mask!


Join in at Café Royale for a French Brunch and free concert to celebrate the Bastille Day in a festive atmosphere!

A special French Menu will be available to mark our National Day, and you wil be able to enjoy a free concert by Sans Souci while you're having breakfast! From 10 am to 13 pm on Saturday 15 July.

See you there!