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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


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.


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)! 


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)

PREVIOUS EVENTS



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!