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UPCOMING EVENTS


Join us for our monthly French Film Night on Friday 27 January at Globe Theatre.

The film "La Croisade" will be screened with English subtitles.

Abel and Marianna discover that their 23 year old son had been selling the family's valuables to finance a secret ecological project in Africa he believes will save the planet.

Licensed bar/café open from 6 pm.

The film will start at 8 pm.Free event, donations welcome


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 other French-food lovers on this free crepe making evening and learn how to make real French crepes!

On Thursday 2 February at 7 pm, in the Alliance Française Community Library.

Free for Members, $10 for Non-Members.

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!
 

PREVIOUS EVENTS



Join in to taste the real French "Galette des Rois" at Alexandre Pâtisserie on Saturday 7 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!


Join in for our Café Scientifique!

A free public science talk series at Globe Theatre! Ejovi Abafe will be giving us a talk about global land use for the delivery of nuitrition. 

The talk will be on Wednesday 7th Decemberr, at 7 pm.

Licensed bar/café service will be available at the Globe Theatre from 6 pm.


Join us at Square Edge to celebrate Christmas like we do in Normandy! 

Meet us in Evelyn Rawlins room from 6.30 pm, on Friday 16 December.

Enjoy a 3-course dinner with specialties from the Normandy region, our end-of-year Christmas show, a presentation and quiz on Normandy with beautiful gift baskets to win! And more... Come alone and join a team or make up your own team and book as a group. 

$35 per person - AF members $25 - Children (under 12 yo) $15. Show, 3-course dinner, presentation  and quiz included.

There will also be a special guest during the evening, Santa Claus and his elves. Be there, you don't want to miss them!


Christmas screening and afternoon tea at the Alliance Française!

On Friday 2 December at 4.30 pm we will have a Xmas movie "Santa & Cie".

A Free event for children, everyone is welcome. We will organize a french afternoon tea just before the movie.
See you there!


Join us for our monthly French Film Night on Friday 25 November at Globe Theatre at 8PM.Bar available at 6PM.

The film "Santa & Cie" will be screened with English subtitles.

Christmas is on its way and with it disaster. The 92,000 responsible for manufacturing children’s toys all become sick at the same time! It’s a tough moment for Santa, better known as Father Christmas. He’s left no choice: he must make an emergency trip to Earth with his reindeer to search for a remedy.

Last movie of the year!


During our Digital Exhibition, we will have different animation movie screenings in our French community Library at 2PM. Free entry.
Each movie will be screened in French with English subtitles. 

Here is the calendar for the movies:
Little Vampire: 5/11 and 19/11
Big Bad Fox: 6/11 and 20/11
Calamity: 12/11 and 26/11
Stinky Dog: 13/11 and 27/11

See you there!


We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting the "Duo Cziffra" for a Piano Recital on the 19th of November 2022 in Evelyn Rawlins Room, 47 the Square, 1st floor of the Square Edge Community Arts building.

They are two pianists based in Paris, specialists of playing with four hands. They will take you on a classical music journey to Europe and France.
They have both played and shared their passion all over the world.

Before the recital, you are very welcome to come and have drinks and nibbles at our bar and enjoy a glass of Beaujolais Nouveau.

Before their concert, they will offer a Masterclass for 6 students. If you would like to learn from 2 very well known pianists, this the best opportunity. It is a free Masterclass, but places are limited.


The Alliance Française of Palmerston North is proud to present "Machine à bulles". The opening night is on the 1 November at 6pm.  The digital exhibition will be in the Square Edge community arts gallery and will last until the 27 November. We will be displaying digital artworks and drawings that will be accessible with a QR code on each pannel. Animation movies will be shown each weekend at 1.30pm in our French community library. Video games and VR Experiences will be available in our French community library.
If you do not have access to a mobile device or tablet to scan the QR code in the gallery, we will have all the artworks in our French community library.
We have 25 Artworks that will be displayed in the gallery. Most of the artworks are also available in different languages. 
Come and discover some talented French artists!


Join in for our second edition of our Café Scientifique!

A free public science talk series at Globe Theatre!
Juliette Vicente and Jeff Robert, from Massey University, will be talking about Volcanology in New Zealand.

Don't miss out on this one-off opportunity to learn on a fascinating topic!

The talk will be on Wednesday 9 November, at 7 pm.

Licensed bar/café service will be available at the Globe Theatre from 6 pm.

FREE event, donations welcome.Talk in ENGLISH!


We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting the "Duo Cziffra" for a Piano Recital on the 19th of November 2022 in Evelyn Rawlins Room, 47 the Square, 1st floor of the Square Edge Community Arts building.

They are two pianists based in Paris, specialists of playing with four hands.

They will take you on a classical music journey to Europe and France.

They have both played and shared their passion all over the world.

Before the recital, you are very welcome to come and have drinks and nibbles at our bar and enjoy a glass of Beaujolais Nouveau.

Drinks reception at 7pmRecital at 7.30pm


Join us for our monthly French Film Night on Friday 28 October at Globe Theatre at 8PM.
The film "Un vrai bonhomme" will be screened with English subtitles.
Tom, a shy and sensitive teenager, is about to return to a new high school. To help him integrate, he can count on the advice of Leo, his older brother and true mentor.


Alliance Française Palmerston North is proud to introduce the French Animation Film Festival: a series of screenings for children, in our French Community Library. 

Screening of 6 different movies every day at 1.30 pm, from Monday 3 to Saturday 8 October and for the second week from Monday 10 to Saturday 15 October.

Entry price: 10$ per movie 

Screening in French with English subtitles.


We are proud to announce that we are organizing a general knowledge contest about French culture on the 20th of October. The 2 winners of the local contest will advance to the next stage and compete against the winners from the other Alliance Françaises in New Zealand and Fidji. 
The two winners of the National contest will represent New Zealand & Fidji for the Internaional contest against the winners from others countries all around the globe.
The entire contest will be online. 
Dates: Local contest will be on the 20th October at 5.30PM, the National contest will be on the 10th November at 5.30PM.

Requirements to enroll in the contest: 
Be enrolled in one of our classes during Term 4
Be a B1/B2/C1/C2 student
At least 16 years old

If you are interested, send us an email: info@french.org.nz


-> Starting on the 19th of September we will have a special New Caledonia week. Starting on Monday 19th at 6PM at the Globe Theatre with an opening night with a few snacks to introduce our photo exhibition about New Caledonian women. Free Entrance, Donations welcome

-> On Friday 23rd of September we will have two screenings of 2 short films from New Caledonia, Free Entrance, Donations Welcome.

-> To finish the New Caledonia week, we will have a tasting of New Caledonia Dishes on Saturday 24th September at 7PM, followed by a screening of 8 short New Caledonian movies. Tickets available here: https://www.french.org.nz/products/categories/events/new-caledonia-film-festival/


The New Caledonian Film Festival is coming to Palmerston North!

Book your ticket early or as a group as there will only be a limited number of seats available.

Join us for a one-off screening of New Caledonian award winning short movies at The Globe Theatre on Saturday 24 September

From 7 to 8 pm, get social and discover New Caledonia's food specialities: enjoy a gourmet food tasting with a complimentary glass of wine. Screening starts at 8 pm, short movies screened with English subtitles.

$25 for AF members, or $35 for non members includes the food tasting and screening.


Join us for our monthly French Film Night on Friday 30 September at Globe Theatre.
The film "Tokyo Shaking" will be screened with English subtitles.
In March 2011, the largest tsunami in Japan's history triggered the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Newly transferred to Tokyo from Hong Kong, French executive Alexandra (Karin Viard) finds herself in the middle of the confusion and panic of the crisis. While government officials scramble to assess the full extent of the damage, local media downplays the disaster. 


Alliance Francaise Palmerston North is proud to present Maxime Zecchini, who will perform a French piano recital at Evelyn Rawlins Room on Tuesday 23 August.


We are pleased and happy to announce the relaunch of our New Caledonia Trips!
After some disruption due to Covid and borders requirement, we are happy and excited to bring back the partnership between CREIPAC and  Alliances Francaises in New Zealand.

This trip is fully tailored-made for Alliances and offers both French Classes and cultural activities to immerse yourself in this beautiful French speaking Island.


Join in for our Café Scientifique!
A free public science talk series at Globe Theatre! Ralph Sims will be giving us a talk about climate change.

The talk will be on Wednesday 7th September, 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 26 August at Globe Theatre.
The film "Suprêmes" will be screened with English subtitles.Paris, 1980’s. Racism and police violence is part of the everyday life of Didier and Bruno (later known as JoeyStarr and Kool Shen).
Licensed bar/café open from 6 pm. The film will start at 8 pm.Free event, donations welcome


Alliance Francaise Palmerston North is proud to present Maxime Zecchini, who will perform a French piano recital at Evelyn Rawlins Room on Tuesday 23 August.

Maxime Zecchini is an extremely talented and widely acclaimed recitalist and has won many prizes. In Palmerston North, his recital will include music from famous French piano composers. 

Before his concert, Maxime is offering a Masterclass for 10 students that would like to learn from him. Come with your best music piece and learn from the best!
You can also attend and listen to the students play piano!
Starting at 4PM. Limited places available.

Masterclass Participant: $25
General Audience: $10


Join us for our monthly French Film Night on Friday 29 July at Globe Theatre.The film "France" will be screened with English subtitles.The film is intended in particular to be a satire of the treatment of information by television channels. France de Meurs is a star journalist at a private French television station. Licensed bar/café open from 6 pm. The film will start at 8 pm.Free event, donations welcome


Lucien Johnson, a Jazz composer and saxophonist will be in town for the 2022 Fête de la Musique.
He will be offering a free concert at Globe Theatre on Saturday 18 June from 8.00 pm.



Come and celebrate the Fête de la Musique with Alliance Française Palmerston North, on Saturday 18 June, from 2 pm to 10 pm, at Globe Theatre


Join us for our monthly French Film Night on Friday 17 June at Globe Theatre.

The film "Dans la brume" ("Just a breath away") will be screened with English subtitles.

A couple lives in Paris with their daughter, who suffers from an incurable disease that forces her to live in an hermetic glass bubble. One day, a mysterious fog begins to spread in the Parisian streets, killing everyone who gets caught in it. The parents find shelter on the roof above the mist, but the daughter is still in her bubble in the now fog-filled flat. 

Licensed bar/café open from 6 pm. The film will start at 8 pm.

Free event, donations welcome.


Take part in our 10 Words Contest "Dis Moi Dix Mots"!

Use the 10 words given to create a story, poem, drawing, song, photo montage, short movie... or anything you can think of! 

Just use your imagination and send us your creation before Saturday 11 June!

The words: décalé, divulgâcher, ébaubi, époustouflant, farcer, kaï, médusé, pince-moi, saperlipopette, tintamarre.

Free contest open to all participants. Winners will be announced on Saturday 18 June.


The annual Fête de la Musique will be on in Palmerston North on Saturday 18 June at Globe Theatre.

We are looking for volunteer musicians and singers to perform on stage for this free public concert. All artists and music genres welcome!

With about 400 people watching the concerts througout the day every year, this event will be great opportunity for you to show your talent and start making a name for yourself in the region!

Enrollments are open until Wednesday 1 June. Don't wait too long to contact us, slots are limited.


Join us for our monthly French Film Night on Friday 27 May at Globe Theatre.

The film "Médecin de Nuit" ("The Night Doctor") will be screened with English subtitles.

Mikael, an after hours doctors working in the slums of Paris, attempts to quit his life of lies, extramarital affairs and drug trafficking to take his destiny back into his own hands.

Licensed bar/café open from 6 pm. The film will start at 8 pm.

Free event, donations welcome.


Join us on Wednesday 8 June @ The Globe Theatre at 7 pm for a free science talk by Vitor Geniselli

Vitor will be discussing the following theme: The Impact of food on our health. Read on for more info!

Free event, donations welcome.


Put your baking skills to the test and win a meal for two at a local cafe or restaurant!

To enter, simply bring your best macarons (classic or original, 12 pieces or more), on Saturday 30 Avril at 5.30 pm in Evelyn Rawlins Room (Square Edge).

Alexandre, Owner and Chef at Alexandre Patisserie will be judging your creations while you will enjoy a live concert with drinks and nibbles.

The winner announcement at 7 pm will be followed by a Macarons tasting for all.


Join us for our monthly French Film Night on Friday 29 April at Globe Theatre.

The film "Albatros" ("Drift Away") will be screened with English subtitles.

Laurent, a police officer in a small town in Normandy, plans to marry Marie, with whom he has a daughter. Then one day, his life is thrown into turmoil when he accidentally kills a farmer threatening to commit suicide.

Licensed bar/café open from 6 pm. The film will start at 8 pm.

Free event, donations welcome.


Join us for our monthly French Film Night on Friday 25 March at Globe Theatre.

The film "De Toutes Mes Forces" ("Do It Right") will be screened with English subtitles.

A student in a posh Parisian high school, Nassim seems as carefree as his classmates. In reality though his mother has just died of an overdose and he now lives in a children's home. The teenager walks a tightrope between his two different lives.

Licensed bar/café open from 6 pm. The film will start at 8 pm.

Free event, donations welcome.


Put your language skills to the test with this free, French writing contest and win a trip to Paris! This contest is open to all Alliance Francaise students (level A2 and upwards). Registrations are open until Tuesday 22 March 2022. The exam will be on Thursday 24 March 2022, from 6.30 to 8.30 pm. Preparation classes are available, ask our teachers for more info!


Alliance Française Palmerston North is proud to introduce the 2022 Edition of the Francophone Film Festival in celebration of French Language and Francophonie Week in New Zealand.

This comedy, Zaï Zaï Zaï Zaï, will be screened on Sunday 20 March at The Globe Theatre, 312 Main St, Palmerston North. The screening of this film is a NZ PREMIERE.

Imagine a world where the worst behaviour you could ever have is to forget your store's loyalty card in your other trousers… that's what happens to Adrien. This serious misconduct forces him to go into hiding, as both police and media hunt him down.
Tickets for the closing night can be purchased from the Globe Theatre. General admission $35, AF members $25. Tickets include a complimentary glass of wine, canapés and petit fours.

Welcome cocktail from 5.45 pm. The movie starts at 6.30 pm. Screening in French with English subtitles. This film is rated M due to offensive language, sex scenes and suicide references. Please note, the Globe Theatre is a vaccine mandated venue. Vaccine passes will be checked upon arrival.


Alliance Française Palmerston North is proud to introduce the 2022 Edition of the Francophone Film Festival in celebration of French Language and Francophonie Week in New Zealand.

Les Malheurs de Sophie (Sophie's Misfortunes), a family-friendly comedy, will be screened on Saturday 19 March at 6 pm and Sunday 20 March at 4 pm at The Globe Theatre, 312 Main St, Palmerston North. The screening of this film is a NZ PREMIERE. From her castle, young Sophie can't resist the temptation of the forbidden and what she loves most of all is to get up to no-good with her cousin Paul. When her parents decide to go to America, Sophie is delighted. A year later, she's back in France.

Tickets for this screening can be purchased from The Globe Theatre. General admission $15, AF members $10.  This film is rated PG due to violence.

Please note, the Globe Theatre is a vaccine mandated venue. Vaccine passes will be checked upon arrival.