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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


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 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.


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.

PREVIOUS EVENTS



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)


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! 


Join in at Palmerston North City Library for a fascinating public lecture about the 1940's German Occupation of Paris and its literary effects on the fiction of Patrick Modiano, by Dr. France Grenaudier-Klijn.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn about from a specialist about a fascinating topic! After the talk, a time will be set for questions.

Drinks and nibbles from 6.30 pm, the talk starts at 7 pm. Free event, everyone welcome.


Join us at our French Film Night, on Friday 27 April at THE GLOBE THEATRE (312 Main Street, Palmerston North 4410): the French movie "Félicité" will be screened with English subtitles.
The bar opens at 6 pm for drinks, nibbles and platters. The movie starts at 8.00 pm (ends around 10.00 pm).


The 12th Edition of Alliance Française French Film Festival is already coming to an end! 

Join us at 7.45 pm at Event Cinemas (First Floor) on Wednesday 18 April to celebrate the closing of the festival. For the price of a normal ticket, you will enjoy a glass of wine and nibbles before the movie! The French comedy and drama "Mrs Hyde" will be screened with English subtitles at 8.30 pm!

The winners of the draw and quiz will also be announced just after the movie so make sure you stay around to receive your prizes!

Don't wait too long to book your ticket, spaces are limited. (Remember that Alliance Francaise members get discounted tickets for the movies!)