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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.


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

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

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.

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.