Welcome               Bienvenue




1  Introduction


2  Where and When does The Colchester Anglo-French Circle meet.


3. Our Programme 2019-2020


4. Membership Subscriptions.


5. How to contact us.


6. Colchester Twinning Society.

An Introduction to The Colchester Anglo-French Circle



The Colchester Anglo-French Circle was started in 1970 to promote and enjoy all things French. We are a friendly, mixed group of people interested in the language, art and culture of France. We discuss its history, the diversity of its landscape, its haunting songs and music, the uniqueness of its cuisine, its famous wines and our travel experiences.


As well a some entertaining talks by visiting speakers (some in French, some in English), members can also share their own experiences. We also have some musical evenings, quiz and games evenings and social events, all with a French theme.


Everyone is welcome. We start our meetings informally with tea and coffee, the environment is friendly and relaxed, there is an opportunity to converse in French if you wish. It is not necessary to be fluent in the  French language.

2. Where and When does The Colchester Anglo-French Circle Meet


We meet at The Christchurch Hall, Ireton Rd, Colchester CO3 3AT


Meetings take place twice a month (on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays) starting at 7.30pm (usually until 9pm)


The meetings take place from September until June, with a break during the summer months.


There is free parking at the Church, and plenty of parking nearby.

3. Programme 2019-2020


We publish a programme of the planned activities and presentations prior to the start of the new season in September.

The programme will be regularly updated on our website.


May 2019 - December 2019


Wednesday 15th May

Deux Icônes Françaises.   A talk in French by Georges Pauli


Wednesday 5th June

Le Tour de France            A talk in French by David Fallows


Wednesday 19th June

Fête Estivale        


Wednesday 18th September

 La Rentrée                   


Wednesday 2nd October

Life and Times of Toulouse Lautrec     A talk in English by Paula Short


Wednesday 16th October

How I became a Francophile            A talk in French by Iva Sallis


Wednesday 6th November

Becoming Bilingual                    A talk in French by Matthew Duffy


Wednesday 20th November

Conversation Evening for members         In French with various topics


Wednesday 4th December

Fête de Noel  












4.    Membership Subscriptions 


There is an annual membership subscription which is currently £20.00 per annum. Subscriptions are due to be paid each year at the AGM in May. 

Visitors are welcome at all meetings (Guest fee is  £5.00 which includes refreshments).

5.   How to contact us



Email  Our email address is 






6. Colchester Twinning Society


Twinning is the means by which communities which find they have certain common histories, interest, sizes or other connections, come together and form a civic link.  The original impetus was to form links between communities which either had been on opposite sides in the two World Wars, or which had been allies, and wished to continue friendships.

Twinning now exists to promote peace, friendship and international understanding. This gives opportunities to the Twin Town inhabitants for travel, sport, cultural visits and foreign language improvement.

Colchester is twinned with Wetzlar in Germany, Avignon in France and Imola in Italy.  We meet for meals, visits to the twin towns, talks and other social events.


Please look at our website http://colchestertwinningsociety.co.uk

and Facebook  https://en-gb.facebook.com/colchestertwinning

Contact us at email    colchestertwin1@gmail.com