Thank you to all who came and enjoyed Sylvie's delicious galettes "faites maison" on Sunday! We had three pies, but only two fèves were discovered, one mysteriously disappeared... We had a queen and a king this year, see you in 2018 for those who missed out.
Join with us at Laurel Bank Park on 22 January for our first event of the year. Traditionally shared to celebrate the Epiphany in France, we share the galette des rois to welcome in the new year with the Alliance Française de Toowoomba. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 19 January. Who will be crowned King/Queen of the day on 22 January?
Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 26 Feburary from 3pm at the Toowoomba Library.
Please consider nominating for a position on the committee. We rely on support from our members and if we cannot form a committee we will be forced to discontinue the Alliance in Toowoomba.
Please note that we will be unavailable by phone from 1 December 2016 until 1 January 2017. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience as we undergo some necessary updates. We will still be contactable by email during this period of time. Please do not hesitate to contact us via email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Date: Saturday 12 November, 7.30pm
Location: USQ Arts Theatre
This year the Growl Theatre will be presenting Le Dieu du carnage, by world famous playwright Yasmina Reza. The piece will be performed entirely in French with English surtitles (subtitles for theatre). The actors are expatriates now living in Brisbane and are native speakers. This will be the first Growl Theatre production in Toowoomba.
The main idea behind the production is « une rapprochement culturelle », ensuring that language students have access to learning opportunities outside the classroom that enhance their language ability in dynamic and authentic ways.
See http://artsworx.usq.edu.au/events/le-dieu-du-carnage/ for more.
Avril et le monde truqué - French film screening in Toowoomba
Plot: 1941. France asleep in the nineteenth century, governed by steam and Napoleon V, where scientists vanish mysteriously. Avril (Marion Cotillard), a teenage girl, goes in search of her missing scientist parents.
$12 Alliance Francaise Members/Students
Tickets available at Bunker Espresso located at Bunker Records, 229 Margaret St.
Find more information at Toowoomba Film Society - TFS
We hope to see you there!
Come and say Bonjour! to us at the Toowoomba Languages and Cultures Festival at Queens Park on Sunday 14 August. It's sure to be a great day out for all ages. We'll have French treats and information and available and are always ready for a chat in French for those who wish to practice their conversation skills. We hope to see you there!
July is that time of year in Australia, when the crisp winter air is filled with the smell of smokey chimneys, when we delight in wearing the cosiest clothes, and when we indulge on hearty home-cooked meals.
But for French people July is synonymous with summer, and Bastille Day - le 14 juillet - is always celebrated outdoors with family and friends.
This year, the Alliance Française de Toowoomba was delighted to have many guests sharing with us the warmth of French culture at the 2016 Bastille Day celberation held at the Masonic Centre.
We savoured French cuisine complemented by specifically selected wine, and we were charmed by Kay Sullivan's mesmerising accordion music. Some intrepid diners came dressed in the colours of the French flag, and there was lots of entertainment in true French manner. See for yourself, browse the pics taken at the event!