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.
Soirée Beaujolais Nouveau 2016 & Annual General Meeting
Thursday 17 November at 6.30pm
(AGM start 7pm)
Come be the first to taste this year’s Beaujolais Nouveau. First glass for members is FREE. Gold coin donation for non-members.
This will be followed by our Annual General Meeting. Please send your nominations for:
Nominations must be in the hands of the Secretary by Monday 14 November 5pm with the names of 2 nominators (who must be members of the AF de Dunedin) and the assent of the nominee.
Nomination forms are available here: agm-nomination-form-2016 or from the Secretary: Audrey Santana E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / 021 189 0537
Request for hosting/ Demande d’hébergement
In the last weeks of World War I, New Zealand soldiers carried out a daring raid into the small French town of Le Quesnoy, rescuing it from significant German artillery bombardment. Despite the historic Vauban fortifications, some Kiwi ingenuity and courage found a way into the village. To this day, the town , located in the northern province of Pays du Nord, pays due respect toward all things Kiwi, with streets and a school named after New Zealand places and soldiers. An area around the fortification where soldiers scaled ladders is still very much intact and boasts a monument to the New Zealanders’ bravery and sacrifice.
The town continues to maintain a close association with New Zealand and holds Anzac Day commemorations each year. Preparations are now underway for a significant 100 year anniversary service in 2018. Any visiting New Zealanders are sure to enjoy a warm welcome from locals.
In February 2017, a group of approximately 25 from Le Quesnoy are visiting New Zealand. The group is travelling around the country and has included Dunedin in its itinerary. The group wishes to meet local people while experiencing the sights and sounds of the country that many of them have heard so much about. They are also wishing to establish friendships that can continue in the years to come, by welcoming kiwis back in France.
We are asking members if they can host one or two Le Quesnoy visitors for two nights, Friday 10 and Saturday, 11 February. The only meal you would need to provide is breakfast. Please let us know via email@example.com if you are able to host a single, two singles (same room is ok) or a couple, and the sleeping arrangements (e.g. two single beds, queen bed, etc.). You can come to collect your guests at a small reception on Friday evening, 10 February, at AF, 15 Bond St.
All French Classes Term 4 start this week!!!
For more information: “Classes” Page.
Don’t forget this Thursday our French Crêpes Party/ Soirée Crêpes!!!
Have a light dinner and chat with friends. Hope to see you there! Savoury crepes with ham & cheese + sweet crepes for dessert! Members $3 / General Public $5/ Child: 1$
This Thursday 13 October, From 6pm at The Alliance Française Dunedin, 15 Bond Street, Dunedin
French Breakfast is on this Saturday 15 October from 10:30 at 15 Bond street!
Please bring some brunch-type food or drink to share, like bread, cheese, muffins, fruit, spreads, juice, etc.
Plunger coffee and nice tea(s) provided.
FREE if you bring food/drink to share (préféré!) or $5 donation.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
A reminder for this event on Thursday:
We’re organising a 1.5 hour of laser tag for the whole family from 6pm at Megazone on Thursday 29 September. Please rsvp to email@example.com (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!
We 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.
We’re organising a 1.5 hour of laser tag for the whole family from 6pm at Megazone on Thursday 29 September. Please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org (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.