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.
A reminder that French Breakfast is on this Saturday 1 July from 10:30am at 15 Bond Street! Venez nous retrouver ce samedi 1er juillet au petit déjeuner, à partir de 10h30 à 15 Bond Street. (FREE if you bring something to share- or $5 donation per person)
Everything is in the title! Save the Date – Fête Nationale / Bastille Day Raclette Night – Sat 15 July, 6.30pm- Details to come in the next P’tit Potin edition!
Samedi 15 juillet à partir de 18h30, nous fêterons la fête nationale française avec une délicieuse soirée raclette! Marquez la date dans vos calendriers et gardez un œil sur la prochaine édition du P’tit Potin!
St Kilda Petanque Club are holding a special Bastille Day tournament on Sunday 16th July. Let’s see how many Alliance Francaise teams we can have take part with our beautiful berets. Teams of two so if you already have a team please contact Alan Garth directly firstname.lastname@example.org (and put us in cc email@example.com) before 11 July and if you need a partner contact firstname.lastname@example.org before 8 July and we can try to find you someone to play with. 🙂
Click here for the entry form: Bastille Day Entry form2017 and the rules are here: Bastille Day Local Rules 2017.
If you missed them at the AF French Film Festival, they are now showing at Rialto Cinemas Dunedin:
Mr Chocolat from 29 June and Rosalie Blum. And remember the student discount with your AF membership card.
Come celebrate “la fête de la musique” (World Music Day). Originated by the French Minister of Culture, Jack Lang
, in 1982, the festival is now celebrated in over 120 countries around the world.
Performance by Alliance Francaise Member: PRIYA MAKWANA.
Originally from Christchurch, Priya is a soprano trained at NZSM with Dr. Margaret Medlyn (ONZM), Australian soprano Lisa Harper Brown, and most recently with Assoc. Prof. Judy Bellingham at the University of Otago. She is currently completing her MusB (music major) at the University of Otago, as well as her MFA at the Dunedin School of Arts. In her spare time she teaches voice, violin and piano privately, and looks after her three cats.
Bring your instruments, singing voices, your favourite music and come jam on a Cajon Drum at 15 Bond Street from 6:30pm Wednesday 21 June.
Kids and their instruments also welcome!
Gold Coin Donation
June dates /Juin en bref
3: French Breakfast / Petit Déjeuner, $5 or food to share. 10.30am-12.30pm
8: French Crepes Party / Soirée crêpes, $5 or $3 (members), $1 child. 6pm
10: Soirée jeux / Games Night, 6pm (Free but please bring a plate/drinks to share- or $5)
17: French Breakfast / Petit Déjeuner, $5 or food to share (preferred). 10.30am-12.30pm
29: Café Scientifique – Dr Elodie Desroziers “Brain and Sex”, Gold Coin donation, 6pm
Still to be confirmed: Fête de la musique, Wed 21 June, 6pm-9pm
All events are at 15 Bond street, unless stated otherwise.
Details on FB Events.
A reminder that French Breakfast is on this Saturday 3 June from 10:30am at 15 Bond Street! Venez nous retrouver ce samedi 3 juin au petit déjeuner, à partir de 10h30 à 15 Bond Street. (FREE if you bring something to share- or $5 donation per person)
Come enjoy an evening of fun while practicing a little French. We have a large number of board games for all age groups. Entry $5 or free if you bring a plate to share, some snacks and/or drinks.
Pour adultes et enfants – venez vous amuser avec les nombreux jeux de l’Alliance Française. Il y a des jeux pour tout âge et tous niveaux.
Entrée $5 ou gratuit si vous apportez un plat à partager, des collations et/ou des boissons.
The “Fête de la Musique” (Music Day) is an annual music celebration taking place on 21 June and is an all-day musical celebration on the day of the solstice (free and usually outdoors). Originated by the French Minister of Culture, Jack Lang, the festival is now celebrated in over 120 countries around the world. Let’s create our own music at the Alliance Francaise Dunedin and celebrate together. Any budding musicians interested in sharing their musical talent on this special day please contact email@example.com
Vous aimez la musique? Le 21 juin marque la Fête de la Musique, établi par le Ministre de la Culture, Jack Lang, ce festival tombe le jour du solstice et est maintenant célébré dans plus de 120 pays. Veuillez contacter : firstname.lastname@example.org pour partager vos talents lors d’une Soirée Fête de la Musique à l’Alliance Française.