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Bastille Day breakfast at the Red Lime Cafe, Woy Woy

Some AFCC members enjoying Bastille Day breakfast at the Red Lime Cafe, Woy Woy.

Merci Nathalie for organising!

Bastille Day 2017

AFCC members gathered to celebrate Fete Nationale, or Bastille Day, earlier this month.

We enjoyed some lovely pastries so thanks to all the organisers.

AFCC 25th anniversary lunch

Photos

 

2013 Noel (xmas) BBQ: Saturday, Dec 14

Alliance Française de la Côte Centrale presents:

CONVERSATION & BBQ DE NOËL

  • When: Samedi le 14 décembre de 10.30 à 3.00
  • Where: Multicultural Centre
    1 Bay Village Road, Bateau Bay
    (behind The Entrance Leagues Club)
  • Cost: $5.00 per person
  • Food: Please bring your own BBQ/picnic/drinks and something to share.

afcc_noel_bbq_dec2013

Plan for the day:

  • Conversation 10.30 – 12.00
  • Déjeuner à partir de 12.30
  • Pétanque & Musique

French film night ‘The Intouchables’: Nov 22, 2013

Alliance Francaise CC will be holding another French film night this month.

The Intouchables is a 2011 French comedy-drama film directed by  Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano. It stars Francois Cluzet and Omar Sy.

After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the poor suburbs to be his caretaker.

  • Movie: The Intouchables
  • Date: Friday Nov 22, 2013
  • Time: 6:45 for 7:00pm start
  • Location: The Hub Youth Entertainment Venue, Erina (next to the library at Erina Fair shopping centre)
  • Cost: Only $2 for entry
  • Food/drink: AFCC will provide a light supper and tea/coffee
  • Open to all: members, friends and the public


Intouchables est un film français réalisé par Olivier Nakache et Éric Toledano, sorti en France le 2 novembre 2011.

L’histoire est inspirée de la vie de Philippe Pozzo di Borgo (auteur du livre Le Second Souffle), tétraplégique depuis 1993, et de sa relation avec Abdel Yasmin Sellou, son aide à domicile, dont les rôles sont tenus respectivement par les acteurs François Cluzet et Omar Sy. Le générique de fin indique que 5 % des bénéfices réalisés par le film sont reversés à une association pour les personnes paralysées, “Simon de Cyrène”1, fondée par Laurent de Cherisey.

Fabulously French Music Event – Sunday August 11, 2013

Music director Christopher Bowen OAM and the Central Coast Chorale & Chamber Orchestra in association with Alliance Francaise Cote Central presents…

Fabulously French August 11, 2013 flyer

Fabulously French

A feast of exquisitely beautiful music by French composers

When: 2:30pm Sunday August 11, 2013

Where: Christ Church Anglican Church, Mann St Gosford.

Cost: $30 Adult – $25 Concession – $10 Children (under 15) – $70 Family (2 adults & 2 children)

Tickets are available at the door.

Bastille Day 2013

AFCC Bastille Day meeting

On Saturday, July 13 2013, the Alliance Francaise Cote Central will be holding its regular monthly meeting and celebrating Bastille Day for 2013.

History

Bastille Day, in France and its overseas départements and territories, is a holiday marking the anniversary of the fall on July 14, 1789, of the Bastille in Paris. Originally built as a medieval fortress, the Bastille eventually came to be used as a state prison. Political prisoners were often held there, as were citizens detained by the authorities for trial. Some prisoners were held on the direct order of the king, from which there was no appeal. Although by the late 18th century it was little used and was scheduled to be demolished, the Bastille had come to be associated in the minds of the people with the harsh rule of the Bourbon monarchy. During the unrest of 1789, on July 14 a mob approached the Bastille to demand the arms and ammunition stored there, and, when the force guarding the structure resisted, the attackers captured the prison, releasing the seven prisoners held there. The taking of the Bastille signaled the beginning of the French Revolution, and it thus became a symbol of the end of the ancien régime.

July 14, often called la fête nationale in France, became an official holiday in 1880 From the beginning, speeches, parades, and fireworks, along with public revelry, were part of the celebration. The slogan “Vive le 14 juillet!”  “Long live the 14th of July!”) has continued to be associated with the day. The holiday came to be celebrated in the former French colonies and is observed in those places maintaining links to France. French Polynesia especially came to be known for its adaptation of the holiday to its own culture.

In addition, Francophiles worldwide have taken up the observance of Bastille Day, celebrating with dinners of French cuisine, for example, or with concerts of French music.

French film night ‘Romantics Anonymous’: June 14, 2013

Alliance Francaise CC will be holding another French film night next month.

  • Movie: Romantics Anonymous
  • Date: Friday June 14, 2013
  • Time: 6:45 for 7:00pm start
  • Location: The Hub Youth Entertainment Venue, Erina (next to the library at Erina Fair shopping centre)
  • Cost: Only $2 for entry
  • Food/drink: AFCC will provide a light supper and tea/coffee
  • Open to all: members, friends, lovers and the public

 

French BBQ Lunch: May 11, 2013

may_2013_bbq_flyerVenue
11.00am to 3.00pm
The Bateau Bay Community Hall
Cnr Bateau Bay Rd and Rushby St, Bateau Bay

Format
Come prepared to discuss FOOD. EG favourite food, cuisine, restaurants,
recepies, drinks, wine, cheese, bread etc. Favourite breakfast and meals
Beginners will be well catered for. (May be word cards etc,  to discuss
with our French speakers). There may also be a Petanque demonstration.

Cost
BYO meat, food and drinks. $10.00 per person to cover hire of premises
and catering. We will supply salads, bread, cheese, fruit(?) and cake.