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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 our French Film Night, on Friday 31 August at The Globe Theatre (312 Main Street, Palmerston North 4410): the French movie "Cherchez la femme" 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)

PREVIOUS EVENTS



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

Professor Olga Kisseleva, from the Sorbonne University (Paris), will be talking about "The Artist as Researcher". Don't miss out on this one-off opportunity to discover a fascinating artist! 

The talk will be on Wednesday 8 August, at 7 pm. Licensed bar/café service will be available at the Globe Theatre from 6 pm.

FREE event, donations welcome.
Talk in ENGLISH!


Come to Square Edge to discover "The Soul of French Buildings", the new art exhibition by Émilie Géant! Don't miss this great opportunity to discover the drawings of a very talented French artist!

Emilie's artwork will be exhibited  in the Square Edge Gallery until the 31st of July. Free event, donations welcome.


Join us at our French Film Night, on Friday 27 July at The Globe Theatre (312 Main Street, Palmerston North 4410): the French movie "Petit Paysan" 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 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 will be able to enjoy a free concert by Sans Souci while you're having brunch!

From 11 am to 1 pm on Saturday 14 July. See you there!


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.

We have only 10 tickets left!! Do not wait to book!

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


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 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 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.


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 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.


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!