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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 info@afdunedin.org.nz.

 

AF Adult French Classes Term 4

Adult French Classes Term 4 start from October 10, 2016. 

  • Beginners: Mondays   10 Oct – 28 Nov (7 weeks – NO class on Oct 24 –  Labour Day)
  • Intermediate: Tuesdays 11 Oct – 29 Nov (8 weeks)
  • Advanced: Wednesdays 12 Oct – 30 Nov (8 weeks)

Classes are 6:30-8:30pm.  Costs see “Classes” Page.
Contact Pauline Brook : 03 473 9157 / email: pauline.brook@otago.ac.nz

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AF Events Coming Up

End of September-October dates / Fin Septembre-Octobre en bref
29: Laser Tag at Megazone, 6pm-7:30pm
1: French Breakfast / Petit Déjeuner. $5 or food to shar, 10.30am-12.30pm
13: Crêpes evening / Soirée Crêpes, $3 / $5, 6pm
15: French Breakfast / Petit Déjeuner, $5 or food to share. 10.30am-12.30pm
All events are at 15 Bond street, unless stated otherwise.
Details on FB Events.

AF Family Fun Night: Laser Tag

A reminder for this event on Thursday:

We’re organising a 1.5 hour of laser tag for the whole family from 6pm amegazonet Megazone on Thursday 29 September. Please rsvp to info@afdunedin.org.nz (subject line “Megazone”) if you’re interested or say you’re “going” on this FB event so we have an idea of numbers. If we have 20 people, it will be $15 per person, if we have a group of 25, it will be $12 per person. Thanks!

 

On in Dunedin: Arts Festival events with French flavour

sftf-hero-imageWe found another Dunedin Arts Festival event with a French twist: Songs for the Fallen – Paris Cabaret 3/4/5 Oct at 8 pm at the Mayfair theatre. Songs for the Fallen, set in 19th century Paris, is a glittering piece of cabaret-style music theatre charting courtesan Marie Duplessis’s life from poverty to infamy. This is the wild and hilarious tale of a woman who knew one thing: good girls don’t make history.

A reminder of the other events listed previously:

Dunedin Arts Festival, 30 September – 9 October 2016.

Family Fun Night: Speak French and Laser Tag

megazoneWe’re organising a 1.5 hour of laser tag for the whole family from 6pm at Megazone on Thursday 29 September. Please rsvp to info@afdunedin.org.nz (subject line “Megazone”) if you’re interested so we have an idea of numbers. If we have 20 people, it will be $15 per person, if we have a group of 25, it will be $12 per person.

On In Dunedin: Arts Festival

We spotted this in the family-friendly events: Commander Claire and the Pirates of Provence. It’s a free children’s pantomime, but you need to book tickets. There are 4 shows on Fri 30 Sep 11am + 2pm and Sat 1 Oct 11am + 2pm.
We also found the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra playing Ravel “Le Tombeau de Couperin” in the Gallipoli to The Somme concert also on Sat 1 Oct 730pm.
Let us know if you spot some other France/French related events in the Dunedin Arts Festival, 30 September – 9 October 2016.

September Dates- Septembre en Bref

September dates / Septembre en bref
3: French Breakfast / Petit Déjeuner $5 or food to share. 10.30am-12.30pm
8: Crêpes evening / Soirée Crêpes $3 / $5, 6pm
17: French Breakfast / Petit Déjeuner $5 or food to share. 10.30am-12.30pm
We will confirm later September events in a future message.
All events are at 15 Bond street, unless stated otherwise.

Members news: Alice, Romain and Frederic awarded GigCity grant

Congratulations to our active members Alice Harang, Frédéric Dichtel and Romain Garby for receiving a GigCity Community Grant for the Translation project. They designed the prototype for an English to Māori translation app to help learn Te Reo Māori. The GigCity Community Fund will help Ennis Massey, a 14 year-old student from Logan Park High School, to turn the prototype into a working website and in the future a mobile app.

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PS: Merci au blog du French Roast pour les photos de Romain et Frederic.

Members News: Anna Hoek-Sims finalist in the “Woman of Influence Young leader” award 2016

Congratulations to Anna Hoek-Sims for being a finalist in “Women of Influence Young Leader” award 2016! For those who haven’t met Anna at our clubrooms yet, she teaches French to primary age kiwi kids and also used to be our liaison with University students. She does much more outside of AF Dunedin of course, being Community Education Officer at Rape Crisis Dunedin and volunteering for the Red Cross and CanTeen.
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