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UPCOMING EVENTS


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 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. 


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.


-> 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/


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

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



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.


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.


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.

The comedy Les 2 Alfred (French Tech) will be screened on Saturday 12 March at 6 pm, Sunday 13 March at 4 pm, Monday 14 March at 8 pm and Satuday 19 March at 8 pm at The Globe Theatre, 312 Main St, Palmerston North. The screening of this comedy is a NZ PREMIERE.

An unemployed father tries to hide the fact that he has children to obtain a job at a tech company with a strict no-child policy.

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

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.

The comedy A l'Abordage (All Hands on Deck), will be screened on Friday 18 March at 6 pm and Saturday 19 March at 4 pm at The Globe Theatre, 312 Main St, Palmerston North.

A warm summer evening in Paris: Félix meets Alma by chance. They laugh, dance, and spend the night in a park. But she is about to go on a family vacation and their time together is cut short. On an impulse, Félix decides to surprise her where she is holidaying and enrols a friend in the adventure.

Tickets for this screening can be purchased from The Globe Theatre. General admission $15, AF members $10.  This film is rated M due to drug use, offensive language and nudity.

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.

The comedy/adventure movie OSS 117: Alerte Rouge en Afrique Noire (OSS 117: From Africa with Love), will be screened on Saturday 12 March at 8 pm and Friday 18 March at 8 pm at The Globe Theatre, 312 Main St, Palmerston North. The screening of this film is a NZ PREMIERE.

In 1981, OSS 117 is sent on a mission to Africa to help out a president under attack from rebels. Along the way, he has to contend with the rise of feminism, computer technology and the Cold War, as well as the arrival of a younger rival.

Tickets for this screening can be purchased from The Globe Theatre. General admission $15, AF members $10.  This film is rated M due to violence, offensive language and sex scenes.

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.

The comedy Timbuktu will be screened on Saturday 12 March at 4 pm, Wednesday 16 March at 6 pm and Thursday 17 March at 8 pm at The Globe Theatre, 312 Main St, Palmerston North.

Kidane, a cattle herder, lives a quiet life along with his family, away from the atrocities of the Islamic fundamentalists. Soon, a tragic incident leads to them being found by the fundamentalists.

Tickets for this screening can be purchased from The Globe Theatre. General admission $15, AF members $10. 

This film is rated M due to violence and content that may disturb.

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.

The adventure-romance L'Homme de Rio (That Man From Rio) will be screened on Wednesday 16 March at 8 pm and Thursday 17 March at 6 pm at The Globe Theatre, 312 Main St, Palmerston North.

Adrien Dufourquet goes to Paris to meet his fiancee, only to see her get abducted by thieves who steal a statue. While pursuing her, he finds that the statue is a key to a secret Amazon treasure.

Tickets for this screening can be purchased from The Globe Theatre. General admission $15, AF members $10. 

This film is suitable for general audiences.

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.

The film Rouge (Red Soil), following an occupational nurse who attempts to blow the whistle on toxic waste leaking from a chemical plant, will be screened on Monday 14 March at 6 pm and Tuesday 15 March at 8 pm at The Globe Theatre, 312 Main St, Palmerston North.

The screening of this film is a NZ PREMIERE.

Tickets for this screening can be purchased from The Globe Theatre. General admission $15, AF members $10. 

This film is rated M due to offensive language and content that may disturb.

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.

The comedy Haute Couture, will be screened on Sunday 13 March at 6 pm and Tuesday 15 March at 6 pm at The Globe Theatre, 312 Main St, Palmerston North.

Esther, a head seamstress at Dior Avenue Montaigne workshop, is at the end of her career. One day, her handbag is stolen by a 20-year-old girl, Jade. Instead of calling the police, Esther takes Jade under her wing and passes on her skills.

Tickets for this screening can be purchased from The Globe Theatre. General admission $15, AF members $10. 

This film is rated M due to offensive language.

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.

This French-Canadian comedy, Au Revoir le Bonheur (Goodbye Happiness), will be screened on Friday 11 March at The Globe Theatre, 312 Main St, Palmerston North.

The screening of this film by reknowned French-Canadian director Ken Scott (Starbuck 2011, The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir 2018) is a NZ PREMIERE.

Four battling brothers come together at their summer home in the Magdalen Islands to pay a final tribute to their recently deceased father.

Tickets for the opening 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 7 pm. The movie starts at 8 pm. Screening in French with English subtitles.

This film is rated M due to sex scenes and offensive language.

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.

Francophone films will be screened in French with English subtitles at the Globe Theatre from Friday 11 to Sunday 20 March.

General admission $15, AF members $10, tickets available from the Globe Theatre.


Take part in a convivial potluck dinner and movie screening at Alliance Française Palmerston North to get 2022 off to a good start! 

Catch up with other French students and AF members after the big holiday break and watch a surprise French movie!

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

On Saturday 26 February at 6 pm at Evelyn Rawlins Room.

Free for AF members, $15 for non-members. We're looking forward to catching up with you again!


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

The film "Slalom" will be screened with English subtitles.

Under the guidance of a strict ex champion, a promising 15 year old girl trains as a professional skiing star. Will she be able to endure the physical and emotional pressures?

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

Free event, donations welcome.


Let’s celebrate La Chandeleur (French Candlemas)!

Join us on Wednesday 2 February from 6 pm at the Alliance Francaise Community Library (1st Floor, Square Edge, 47 The Square) for a fun evening of crepe making!

Cook your own crêpe, choose your topping... and enjoy! Free workshop for adults and children. Everyone welcome.

The crepe making evening is free for members and $15 for non members.


Join us for our monthly French Film Night on Friday 28 January at The Globe Theatre.

The film "A l'abordage !" will be screened with English subtitles.

A warm summer evening in Paris: Félix meets Alma by chance. They laugh, dance, and spend the night in a park. But she is about to go on a family vacation and their time together is cut short. On an impulse, Félix decides to surprise her where she is holidaying and enrols a friend in the adventure.

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

Free event, donations welcome.


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 8 January at 10 am.

Don't miss this great opportunity to celebrate the first event on the French calendar and discover a delicious traditional cake!

$5 per slice, cash sales only.


Join us at Square Edge to celebrate Christmas like we do in Alsace! Meet us in Evelyn Rawlins room from 6.30 pm, on Friday 17 December.

Enjoy our yearly students show, taste specialties from the Alsace region and try and win beautiful gift baskets with our quiz!

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

The winner of our Christmas fundraiser raffle will also be drawn at the event: don't hesitate to ask our staff if you would like to enter! Tickets will be for sale throughout the month of December.


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

The French animation movie "Ernest et Céléstine en Hiver" ("Ernest & Celestine") will be screened with English subtitles.

On Friday 10 December, at Alliance Française Community Library, Square Edge, First Floor, 47 The Square.

Afternoon tea from 5 pm, the movie starts at 5.45 pm. Free event, donations welcome.


Join us on Wednesday 1 December @ The Globe Theatre at 7 pm for a free science talk by Professor Richard Archer.

Richard will be discussing the following theme: High Technology Meets Food Processing.Read on for more info!

Free event, donations welcome.


Join us on Friday 26 November at The Globe Theatre (312 Main Street) from 7.30 pm for the screening of "Just kids" with English subtitles.

Jack (19 years old), Lisa (17) and Mathis (10) are facing the legal consequences of a series of disasters: the death of their ill mother and the recent suicide of their father. Because the eldest among the children already has a job, he becomes responsible for his younger brother, together with his uncle David acting as surrogate tutor. The siblings are going to form an incredible bond facing life.

Recommended for a mature audience.

Licensed bar/café open from 6 pm. Free event, donations welcome.