We have an interesting programme of the planned activities and presentations which are published for each season which starts in September and ends in June.
The programme will be regularly updated on our website.
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
Wednesday 18th September
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 Salis
Wednesday 6th November
Becoming Bilingual A talk in French by Matthew Duffy. Matthew grew up in Canada and was educated in English and French
Wednesday 20th November
Avignon and The Colchester Twinning Society A talk in English by Nigel Hildreth (Chaiman of Colchester Twinning Society, and in French by Lois Pertee
Wednesday 4th December Fête de Noel
Come along for wine and a buffet. There will be games, music and a raffle plus good company and good conversation.
Wed 15th January Comedian Raymond Devos
Retired French Lecturer Allen Martin will talk in french about the famous comedian and clown Raymond Devos
Wed 5th February Riviera at War Historian Lee Doughty returns for a talk in english on the Riviera at war
Wed 19th February The French Revolution, La France1789-1815
French Teacher Ian Sydenham returns to talk in french about the French Revolution.
Wed 4th March French Conversation
An informal evening of french conversation, along with a" bring and buy"sale of cakes books and plants.
Sadly all of the following planned events have had to be postponed as of 18th March 2020, due to the Coronavirus problem.
As soon as restrictions are lifted, we will re-plan our programme with new dates wherever possible.
The new programme will appear here, and will be circulated to all members.
Wed 18th March An Evening of French Songs
Gwendal Moele, already very popular and well known to our members, and famous on the folk circuit returns. He will entertain us with an evening of french songs. Don't miss it!
Wed 1st April "Arras, a Town of Surprises", by Christopher Howard
This popular presenter has already pleased us on a number of occasions on french related subjects, he is a very accomplished presenter. This presentation will be in English.
Wed 6th May The Annual General Meeting
Normally attended by the Mayor, at which there will also be a review of the past year, and a look forward to upcoming events.
Wed 20th May An Evening with Julie Langevin
Julie will talk in french on an aspect of contemporary France
Wed 3rd June La Dernier Vol de Lt Alfred Evans
Jim Duffy (an AFC committee member), will tell a facinating story in french of an american pilot who took off from Boxted Airfield, just after D Day and crashed in a farmers field near Beauvais. The french farming family have visited Colchester, and Jim has visited their farm near Beauvais.
Wed 17th June La Féte Estival
This is a lovely social event which marks the end of our season, before we take a summer break until September.
Future Event Dates
Meeting dates for your diary 2020,
SUBJECT TO CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS BEING LIFTED !!
7th Oct, 21st Oct (The 21st will be our 50th Anniversary celebration!)
4th Nov, 18th Nov
2nd Dec (Fete de Noel)
Meeting Dates for your diary 2021
Mar 3, 17
May 5, (AGM) , 19
Jun 2, 16 (Fete Estivale)
Oct 6, 20
Nov 3, 17
Dec 1 (Fete de Noel)