Our Programme

Wed 22nd June - Fête Estivale - 6.30 for 7.00 pm - Our Summer party will be held in the garden room at The Hare & Hounds, Layer Breton, on Wednesday 22nd June at 6.30 for 7.00 pm. A buffet will be provided and there will be a raffle. Contact us for further information..


😎 Bonnes vacances!😎

Following our summer break, we will see you again in September.

Programme details to follow soon.

The Future

Would you, or someone you know, be happy to give us a talk in the future?

Do you have any ideas for different events?

We welcome your thoughts and suggestions to help us continue to bring you a full and varied programme going forward.

Previous Meetings 2022

Wed 01st June (At Christ Church) - 7.30pm - "What do the terms the French and France itself conjure up for me?"   A talk in English by Frank Gill based on his experiences from 1985 to the present day.

Wed 18th May (At Christ Church) - 7.30pm - "Mon passe-temps favori: La Broderie" - a talk in French by Theresa Higgins

Wed 04th May (At Christ Church) - 7.30pm - A.G.M.

Wed 06th April (At Christ Church) - 7.30pm - A talk by Ian Sydenham, a retired Head of French at C.R.G.S. about "La France du Dix-Neuvième Siècle"

Wed 16th March (At Christ Church) - 7.30pm - A talk by Peter Stickland in French about his Danish Grandfather, John Waterstradt, a renowned naturalist

Wed 23rd February (via Zoom) - 7.30pm - A talk by Julie Langevin in French about the French Presidential Elections.

Mon 07th February (At Christ Church) - 2.30pm – 4.30pm - An afternoon of refreshments, socialising and French conversation - a great opportunity to meet up and find out more about the Circle.

Wed 19th January (via Zoom) - 7.30pm - CANCELLED - Apologies, due to unforseen circumstances, this meeting is cancelled

Mon 10th January (At Christ Church) - 2.30pm – 4.30pm - Refreshments, Socialising and French Conversation


Previous Meetings 2021

Dec 15th - CANCELLED. Sadly and reluctantly we have cancelled this meeting. In the meantine we wish you all a Happy Christmas and look forward to seeing you in 2022.

Dec 1st - Abbé Pierre and Emmaus in the UK. A talk by David and Jan Fallows in French and English (At Christ Church Hall)

Nov 17th - Champagne! A talk by Carole Deux in French (At Christ Church Hall)

Oct 20th - Interim AGM followed by Scrabble in French (At Christ Church Hall)

Nov 3rd - The History of Essex County Hospital. A talk by Dr Fabrizio Casale in French and English (At Christ Church Hall)

Oct 6th -  Les Alouettes - From Creation To Present Day. By Cathy Wright, head teacher of this Saturday school for children who speak French at home (At Christ Church Hall)

Sept 15th -  Gwendal Moele and 'Bof' (a fabulous Essex-based traditional French and Breton four-piece band) - traditional French and Breton music and singing (At Christ Church Hall)

Jun 27th -  Summer Social

Jun 2nd  -  Ian Sydenham - 'Napoleon - Héros or Tyran?' (via Zoom)

May 5th  -  Frank Gill - 'My Life and How Languages Have Changed It’ (via Zoom)

Apr 7th   -  Julie Langevin - 'La Reunion' (via Zoom)

Mar 10th -  A presentation evening from two of our members (via Zoom)

Feb 3rd   -  La Rentrée (With A Difference) (via Zoom)