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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 for our monthly French Film Night on Friday 26 April at The Globe Theatre ( 312, Main Street). The movie La Belle et la belle will be screened with English subtitles.  Free event.

Licensed bar/café open from 6pm. The movie will start at 8pm and ends around 10pm.


Join in for a public talk by Clotilde Perrin, a talented French writer and illustrator. This event is part of Les Petits Kiwis, a festival celebrating French children's authors/illustrators. 

After the talk, a time will be dedicated to answer all your questions. Books will be for sale and the author will also be available for signing or drawing at the event.

Don't miss out, it's at Palmerston North City Library (Heritage room, 2nd floor) on Tuesday 7 May. Drinks and nibbles from 6.30 pm, talk starts at 7 pm.


Join in for a one-off screening of famous French movie Amélie Poulain! On Friday 24 May at The Globe Theatre, (312 Main St, Palmerston North).

Meet us at the venue from 7 pm to enjoy live music entertainment before the screening! Movie starts at 8 pm.

Free event, donations welcome.

PREVIOUS EVENTS



Created from real letters of French soldiers from the First World War, The Man Out of Mud is the story of a young man who went to war, with his innocence and who will discover the horrors for which no one had prepared him.

An exceptional one-man show which re-creates the universe of life in the trenches but with irony and humour: a fantastic way to learn about History while spending a fun night out!

Don't miss this one-off performance in Palmerston North, on Wednesday 24 April at 6.30 pm at The Globe Theatre!


Join in for a one-off theatre workshop with professional French actors Lionel Pascal, Océane Pivoteau and Mathieu Delacourt! On Wednesday 24 April at The Globe Theatre.

The trio will be in Palmerston North on the 24th to present their theatre show "The Man Out of Mud". During the day, they will exceptionally be holding two public workshops: one for children, from 10.30 am to 12 pm, and one for adults, from 2.30 to 4 pm.

Workshops in English. No charge for low income or community services card holders. Suggested koha $20-40 for those who can afford it.


Join us on Friday 12 April, at 7 pm, at The Globe Theatre, to learn about Eve Chabanon's work! 

Eve Chabanon is a French artist, currently staying in New Zealand as the 2019 artist in residence through the Wellington International Artist Residency Te Whare Hera programme. She will be travelling to Palmerston North to hold a Public Talk and introduce her artistic practice. 

Don't miss out on this great opportunity to meet an international artist! Free event, everyone welcome.


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

Valérie Poirier, Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Medical Oncology at Massey University, will be talking about "Cancer in Animals". Don't miss out on this one-off opportunity to learn on a fascinating topic!  

The talk will be on Wednesday 10 April, at 7 pm. Licensed bar/café service will be available at the Globe Theatre from 6 pm. 


Join us for our monthly French Film Night on Friday 29 March at The Globe Theatre. The film Le Poulain will be screened with English subtitles.

Licensed bar/cafe open from 6pm. Movie starts at 8pm and finishes around 10pm.

Free event!


An A-list cast of French cinema, which includes La Vie en Rose's Jean-Paul Rouve and Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling, fills out this romantic and very funny comedy of errors.

Kiss and Tell will be screened on Wednesday 27 March at 8.30 pm at Event Cinemas. Ticket-holders are invited to attend the Closing Night from 7.45 pm.


Alliance Française presents the French Film Festival 2019!

Come and enjoy Dumped, a very funny French comedy and female-led movie directed by a woman, at Event Cinemas on Friday 15 March at 8.30 pm!

Ticket-holders are invited to attend the Girls Night Out from 7.45 pm.


Save the date, the French film festival is back in Palmerston North from 14th to 27th of March 2019! 

Don't miss this great opportunity, it's only once a year! All 27 movies will be screened in French, with English subtitles, in Palmerston North Event Cinemas, 70 Broadway Avenue. 


Alliance Française presents the French Film Festival 2019!

Come and celebrate the start of the Festival with a screening of the witty comedy The Trouble with You: on Thursday 14 March, 8.30 pm at Event Cinemas.

Ticket-holders are invited to attend the Opening Night from 7.45 pm.


Join in for a very interesting conference on a cultural topic! What do playwrights do when they write a play? 

Learn about the works of Angie Farrow, Karin Serres and Carol Dee, three very talented playwrights from France and New Zealand, through this free public talk! 

Don't miss out, it's at Palmerston North City Library (Ground Floor, George Street Entrance) on Friday 8 March from 6.30 pm.


We need your help for the Festival of Cultures! Every year, the Alliance Francaise Palmerston North holds a crepes stall at the Festival of Culture, in Palmerston North. This year again, we are looking for volunteers to help us on this great adventure! 

Join our members on this free Crepe Making Evening and learn how to make real French crepes! On Tuesday 5 March at 7 pm, in the Alliance Française Community Library.


Improve your French pronunciation by singing! 

Gregoire Gilg will be holding 4 workshops at Alliance Française Palmerston North: a great chance to improve your French skills in a fun and original way!

On Friday 1 March, from 3.30 to 4.45 pm for children and from 5.30 to 7.30pm for adults. All levels welcome!


Join us at our French Film Night, on Friday 22 February at The Globe Theatre (312 Main Street, Palmerston North 4410): the French movie "Place Publique"  will be screened with English subtitles. Free event!  

Café/bar services available from 6 pm. The movie will start at 8 pm.


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

David Chagné, Scientist in Plant & Food research, will be talking about "Whakapapa and Terroir: Genome analysis to differentiate manuka provenances". Don't miss out on this one-off opportunity to learn on a fascinating topic!  

The talk will be on Wednesday 20 February, at 7 pm. Licensed bar/café service will be available at the Globe Theatre from 6 pm.


The Alliance Française Palmerston North Team would like to welcome you all back with this convivial event! Join us for a casual Potluck Dinner & French Movie on Saturday 16 February at 7 pm.

Catch up with other French students and AF members after the big holiday break and learn more about French cuisine with the movie "La Cuisine des Justes".

This Potluck Dinner will also be a great opportunity to test your French cooking skills: there will be prizes for the best French dish & dessert!

Free event, donations welcome.


Join us in Evelyn Rawlins Room (Square Edge, First Floor, 47 The Square) on Friday 8 February at 6.30 pm to discover "Kono", a new work by Toi Warbrick! 

This music recital was granted a 'Judges' Choice' Award at the 2018 Palmy Fringe Festival and nominated 'Original Script & Production' at the 2018 Regional Theatre Awards. It was presented at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

A great show not to be missed! Free event, donations welcome. 




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

Free event, on Friday 23 November at The Globe Theatre, 312 Main St. 

Café/bar services available from 6 pm. The movie will start at 8 pm


To get the year off to a good start, come meet our other members and practice your French during the holidays! Join in to taste the real French "Galette des Rois" at Alexandre Pâtisserie on Saturday 5 January at 10 am! 

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

$5 per slice, cash sales only.


Get your tickets for our Special Raffle to win many prizes! First prize: your plane ticket to New Caledonia, offered by Aircalin and New Caledonia Tourism!

This raffle is organised by Alliance Francaise Palmerston North Incorporated, with the participation of the Alliances Françaises of Auckland, Christchurch and Nelson.

2$ tickets available from your local Alliance Française. Don't wait too long, tickets are limited!


Join us at Square Edge to celebrate Christmas like we do in Brittany! Meet us in Evelyn Rawlins room from 6.30 pm, on Friday 14 December.

Come and support the young actors and singers from the Alliance, taste some specialties from Brittany and try and win beautiful gourmet Breton hampers with our Quiz! 

General admission : $25. AF members : $15. Buffet, Show and Quiz included. You can purchase your tickets here or in our office.


Join us on Friday 7 December, at 6 pm, at Te Manawa Arts Gallery to learn about Tony Regazzoni's work!

Tony Regazzoni is a French artist, currently staying in Auckland for a one month residency programme. He will be travelling to Palmerston North to hold a Public Talk on Friday.

Don't miss out on this great opportunity to meet an international artist! Free event, everyone welcome.


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

Graeme Gillies, Senior Research Scientist for Fonterra, will be talking about "The surprisingly unusual physics of cheese". Don't miss out on this one-off opportunity to learn on a fascinating topic! 

The talk will be on Wednesday 5 December, at 7 pm. Licensed bar/café service will be available at the Globe Theatre from 6 pm.


Bring your kids along to this free screening and afternoon tea at Alliance Française Palmerston North!

The French animation movie "Le Grand Méchant Renard" (The Big Bad Fox) will be screened with English subtitles.

On Friday 30 November, at Alliance Française Community Library, Square Edge, First Floor, 47 The Square. Afternoon tea from 5 pm, the movie starts at 5.45.

Free event, donations welcome.


Join us for our last movie of the year with the screening of the French documentary about wine nature and rock music as it is the month of wine in France. The movie will be screened with English subtitles.

Free event, on Friday 23 November at The Globe Theatre, 312 Main St.

Café/bar services available from 6 pm. The movie will start at 8 pm.


The Alliance Française Palmerston North is proud to present New Caledonian singer Vanuella Watt, the ‘Pacific Diva’ who will be travelling to New Zealand for a series of concerts from 14th to 24th November.

Vanuella will be in Palmerston North for a very special concert, introducing her famous album “Oceania: a Hymn for the Pacific” for the first time in New Zealand!

Join in at Palmerston North City Library on Saturday 17 November at 7.30 pm to try a glass of French wine and enjoy a taste of France while listening to the artist’s beautiful melodies. An event not to be missed!


Join us at our French Film Night, on Friday 2 November at The Globe Theatre (312 Main Street, Palmerston North 4410): the French movie "La Villa" 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 for a very interesting conference on a hot topic! What role can paper play in a more and more digitalized world?

Discover Etienne Mineur's experiments on the hybridization of books and digital media through this free public talk!

Don't miss out, it's on Friday 26 October at 7 pm at the Globe Theatre (312 Main Street, Palmerston North)! 


Bring your children for a very interesting workshop on a hot topic! Discover and play with new video games with Etienne Mineur.

Don't miss out! It's on Friday 26 October from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm at Alliance Française French Comunity Library, Square Edge.


Photography exhibition - Bonjour Paris
 

Come to Square Edge for the opening of  "Bonjour Paris", the new photography exhibition by Prashant Joshi on Tuesday 9 October at 6.30pm!

Don't miss this great opportunity to discover the photographs of a very talented local artist!

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


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

Paul Chambonnière, from Massey University, will be talking about "Wastewater treatment with micro-algae: a green technology?". Don't miss out on this one-off opportunity to learn on a fascinating topic! 

The talk will be on Wednesday 3 October, 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 28 September at The Globe Theatre (312 Main Street, Palmerston North 4410): the French movie "Les grands esprits" 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)


The 11th edition of the Francophone Forum of the Pacific will be held in Port Vila, Vanuatu, from the 5th to the 8th Septembre 2018. This region-wide event aims to promote the French language and French-speaking world cultures in the Asia-Pacific region.


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)


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)