Thank you to everyone who attended our AGM last month. An extra special thank you to Sylvie who has dedicated her time and talents to the AF de Toowoomba committee for many years.
Thank you, congratulations and welcome to our new committee:
President - Clemence
Secretary - Tim
Treasurer - Daniel
Management Committee Members - Cecilia, Margaret and Judith
Please feel free to let us know if you have any suggestions for the new committee and/or for events this year.
Please note that our Library will now be open every second Saturday from 12pm to 2pm. Take advantage of free parking nearby from 12pm on Saturdays. These new opening hours come into effect this Saturday 11 March. Come and see us in the CBD and borrow a book, magazine or DVD.
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!