The Alliance Française Dunedin is a centre for French language and French culture. Although some of our events are in French, most are bilingual. Members do not have to be fluent in French to take advantage of our various activities.
Most of our events are held at our clubrooms at 15 Bond Street, behind the Exchange post office. Everyone is welcome… come and practice your French!
Our regular meetings (and opening hours) are:
- Soirée Crêpes – Pancakes night: 2nd Thursday of the month from 6pm – 2ème jeudi du mois à partir de 18h00
- Le p’tit déj – French Brunch: 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 10:30am – 1er et 3ème samedi du mois à partir de 10h30
From time to time, we do change the day of those events not to clash with some other events, so please contact us beforehand or check our FB page to be sure we’ll be there.
For more information, email email@example.com.
Dunedin is getting a flair of France this week! #AllBlacksvsLesBleus
AF Dunedin will be at this Saturday’s farmers’ market, and we will try to give some French flair to this week’s market! We are looking for volunteers to help us!
So if :
– you are keen to come and spend the morning with us, helping run the stall, or
– you are a musician, singer, or mime, and are keen to give some very French performance for the Dunedin crowd, or
– you have some very French looking decorations for a stall, or a good sound system, that you are willing to lend us for this Saturday morning,
Then let us know! firstname.lastname@example.org
Yesterday, Tamara Freeland in Year 10 won two premium tickets to the All Blacks v France match on Saturday. The tickets were won by Bayfield High School in a competition run by the Alliance Francaise Dunedin, and then Ms. McDonald gave them to the languages student who could accumulate the most points on the website Duolingo. Bravo, Tamara!
Pictured are Dr. Kim Cousins (Vice President of the Alliance Francaise), Ms. McDonald and Tamara Freeland.
If you haven’t got tickets to the Stadium, you can still come watch it with us in our clubrooms at 15 Bond Street!
Watching a rugby game on your own is BORING!
Come and watch the All Blacks v France Games at the Alliance Française Dunedin!
French and All Blacks supporters are all welcome, kids too!
- 23 June, from 7pm (Bring some drinks and food to share, and a gold coin donation)
Where: Alliance Française Dunedin’s club room (on 2nd floor, 15 Bond Street)
Samedi 14 juillet, 18h30 / Saturday 14 July, 6.30pm
Come celebrate our “French National Day” in style by enjoying a delicious winter Raclette. Please book your space now as places are limited.
Price includes full raclette cheese meal, charcuterie (cured hams), salad, dessert & drinks (wine or soft drinks) :
Complementary Kir offered by AF Dunedin included too!
Alliance Francaise Members $35.00
General Public $45.00
Children up to 12 – $1.00 for each year of their age
$5.00 discount per family or couple bringing a homemade dessert
There is a limit of 40 seats.
Please ensure your booking by paying in full into our bank account 03-09030389432-000. Include the word RACLETTE in the payment references and email email@example.com to confirm your details (nbr of members/non-members and children’s age).
The Alliance Française is excited to offer free wifi to members and students in the club rooms!
Next time you visit us, feel free to test it – the password will be displayed on the walls!
Three French movies are now showing at Dunedin’s Rialto cinema: “Jealous” (“Jalouse”), “Back to Burgundy” (“Ce qui nous lie”) and “Mr Stein Goes Online” (“Un profil pour deux”)
Bon cinéma !
Coming up !
16 June: Breakfast / P’tit Dej
23 June: All Blacks v France rugby night at the Alliance Française Dunedin’s club room (2nd floor, 15 Bond Street) – 6pm
7 July: Breakfast / P’tit Dej
14 July: Bastille Day Raclette Night ! Alliance Française Dunedin’s club room (2nd floor, 15 Bond Street) – 6:30pm
Congratulations to Rachel McDonald, from Bayfield High School, for winning our competition to win 2 tickets to the All Blacks v France game of 23 June!
Rachel may organise a competition within her school, to give her tickets to one of her students! Well done Rachel!
Two French movies are now showing at Dunedin’s Rialto cinema: “Jealous” (“Jalouse”) and “Number One” (“Numéro Une”)
Bon cinéma !
The excellent exhibition”Parlez-vous français? Celebrating France & the French”, which was at the University of Otago’s library last year is available online.
Want to check it out? Go to: https://www.otago.ac.nz/library/exhibitions/france/
Time to enter the rugby competition, if you have not already done so! To give you that much more chance, we have extended the time, and the entries will now close on 17 May!
All other conditions remain the same ! (See below)
Do you want to say “I was there…”? Then join the crowd at Forsyth Barr Stadium on 23 June, for the All Blacks v France game! The Alliance Française Dunedin gives you the chance to win two category A tickets to the game.
To win, you only have to answer one question: what year did the All Blacks and France play their first match?
The answer is somewhere on our website, you just have to look for it… and to send it to us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org by 17 May.
The competition is for members and students only!
If you are not a member yet, you can still enter the competition by becoming a member before 14 May. Find more information on membership and its many benefits here.
So, QUE LE MEILLEUR GAGNE!
To be eligible, participants must:
- Be members or students of the Alliance Française Dunedin (or students’ parents)
- Have paid their fees to the Alliance Française Dunedin before 14 May.
- Be over 18 years old
A draw will be held on 19 May at the Alliance Française Dunedin, during the Alliance’s fortnightly breakfast, to select the winner among all eligible participants who will have answered the question correctly by 14 May.