Become a member and attend our monthly events exploring French culture, music, history, traditions, over a glass of wine and French nibbles. It is an opportunity to speak French, meet local Francophiles and discover France on your doorstep. Level : Intermediate to Advanced Speakers Location: 7 Canton Street Bedford Place Southampton SO15 2 DJ
5 JUNE 2019 / 7.30-9pm MUSIQUE FRANÇAISE ANNÉES 40 Presentation Bienvenue au Club! Let's introduce each other for this very first session with the music and songs of the most loved French singer of all times; Charles Trenet, and raise our glass to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the DDay landing in Normandy Retro dress if you would like! ──── 3 JULY 2019 / 7.30-9pm A talk on the French Revolution. Ah ca ira! Ca ira! Les aristocrates on les pendra! How the French Revolution was brought about, who were the revolutionnaires and how the dream for freedom turned into a nightmare refered to as La Terreur.
──── 7 AUGUST 2019 / 7.30-9pm Film Marcel Pagnol La Gloire de mon Pere Discover la Provence d'Autrefois through the eyes of much loved French author and writer Marcel Pagnol recalling his younger years at the turn of the 20th century. ──── 11 SEPTEMBER 2019 / 7.30-9pm Holidays Snapshots Hidden treasures of France - Yvoire, Perouges, Fontevraud and Sarlat. Take a walk through the stone paved streets of these medieval treasures and discover their history and people. ──── 9 OCTOBER 2019 / 7.30-9pm Guedelon - A medieval adventure In the heart of France, in northern Burgundy, a team of fifty master-builders have taken on an extraordinary challenge: building a castle using medieval techniques and materials. ──── 13 NOVEMBER 2019 / 7.30-9pm Beaujolais Nouveau A tour of Beaujolais region and wine tasting
──── 11 DECEMBER 2019 / 7.30-9pm Noel en France Traditions et gastronomie des regions de France. Do they really have 13 desserts in Provence? Who is scared of the Pere Fouettard? Why do eat a cake called Log on Christmas day? And many more questions.
──── 8 JANUARY 2020 / 7.30-9pm Apres-Ski Histoire des grandes stations de ski francaises, Val d'Isere, Courchevel, Chamonix. ──── 5 FEBRUARY 2020 / 7.30-9pm L'amour en France Is France really the capital of Love ? Documentaire et debat ──── 11 MARS 2020 / 7.30-9pm Antoine de St Exupery St Exupery, world known for his book The Little Prince translated in over 300 languages, was a journalist, writer, pioneering aviator and adventurer. But also one of the greatest Humanist of the 20th century, a beautiful soul as we say today. ──── 15 APRIL 2020 / 7.30-9pm Avoir 20 ans en France en 1960 Film documentaire / La nouvelle vague, les yeyes ────
13 MAY 2020 / 7.30-9pm MAI 68 Paris brule / Les slogans de Mai 68 French people love a revolution, after 1789, La Commune and before les Gilets Jaunes, there was Mai 68. A time of crisis but also of creativity and hope that is still much fantasized about.