On 4 March, we held our Annual General Meeting, where a new committee was elected for 2018.
We extend a heartfelt thanks to the outgoing committee:
President - Clemence
Secretary - Tim
Treasurer - Daniel
Committee member - Judith
Committee member - Margaret
Committee member - Cecilia
And we welcome and congratulate our new committee:
President - Archie
Secretary - Judith
Treasurer - Margaret
Committee member - Cecilia
Committee member - Jean-Paul
Committee member - Charlotte
All the best to our 2018 committee!
The art of conversing in French
Join us for our first Café Bla Bla of the year on 10 March 2018
Add some extra bla bla to your French, come along to practice your listening and speaking skills in a relaxed and friendly environment.
You will be able to converse with native speakers, teachers, beginners and students of French.
Find more info here.
Join us for our first Soirée Crêpes, to be held in a beautiful award-winning garden in Toowoomba! It will be followed by our Annual General Meeting on Sunday 4 March.
The AGM is a great time to meet, catch up, and provide feedback to the Committee on what you would like to see the Alliance do for its members this year, while enjoying delicious crêpes! We'd love for you to attend this event in order to give the Alliance Française a chance to exist in Toowoomba. As a not-for-profit organisation run by members for the benefit of members, we count on your commitment to help us represent and promote the French language and culture in town.
You are invited to our first social event for 2018 - the Galette des rois. We hope to see you on Sunday the 18th at Laurel Bank Park when someone will be crowned King or Queen!
We have officially opened our enrolments for 2018 classes.
It is not too late to offer some French lessons to your beloved ones as a Christmas present, or get ready for your own good resolution of learning another language next year!!!
Check out our FRENCH CLASSES page for more info.
See you in 2018!
Join us to welcome the Beaujolais Nouveau on 26 November! Wine, cheese, French conversation and more!
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to find out the location.
You are invited to attend the screening of L'avenir / Things to Come, a French film in French with English subtitles.
Things to Come (2016) Dir. Mia Hansen-Løve
Nathalie (2017 Golden Globe-winner Isabelle Huppert) teaches philosophy at a college in Paris. She’s passionate about her work and particularly enjoys passing on the pleasure of thinking to the next generation. Married with two grownup children, she devotes her spare time to the books she publishes as a sideline, to former students who have become friends and, above all, to her very possessive mother (the great Édith Scob). But one day, Nathalie’s husband Heinz (André Marcon) announces he is leaving her for another woman, the first of a series of events that will upend Nathalie’s world, and leave her to completely reassess her future…
Though Nathalie’s plight is familiar in real life, it is rarely thoughtfully depicted on screen, and this is a role tailor-made for the always compelling Huppert. Revolving around questions of happiness, of having a vocation and the value – or folly – of established ways of living, THINGS TO COME depicts not only one individual’s search for new avenues, it also gets to the heart of what constitutes a successful life.
Purchase your tickets here.
Kick off September in style, by attending the Toowoomba Travelling Film Festival.
This year's exciting line up features such films as 'My life as a Zucchini', 'Ali's Wedding', 'The Teacher', and 'I am not your Negro', Check out the full program here:
Buy your tickets via the link above, or directly at the Strand from 1 September.
We hope to see you there!
On Sunday 16 July, the Toowoomba Motel & Events Centre on Burnage Street was transformed into a French-inspired affair decked with red, white and blue, and the smells of delicious French cuisine in the air to celebrate Bastille Day.
East Street Kitchen (who was celebrating their first year anniversary) concocted a delicious three-course meal for enthusiastic guests, and you can view the menu in the photo gallery below. Entertainment included quizzes, sing-along and mesmerising accordion music by talented duo Rubatuba (who was also playing at the Brisbane French Festival this year).
Thanks to all of you who joined us again this year to share French culture, and congratulations to all raffle winners. A l'année prochaine (see you again next year) !
You can also see more pictures on The Chronicle website.