|The Cultural Agenda|
Cultural events are another way of reinforcing your knowledge and understanding of French and French speaking cultures. Whether it is organised by the Alliance française de Manchester or another organisation, you can find out what is happening in our area. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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|Workshops - Talks|
International Francophone Day
Wednesday 19 March, 5pm-7.30pm
@ University of Manchester, Student Union, Salle 8, M13 9PR
On the occasion of the French-Speaking World Week, the AF de Manchester and the University of Manchester Francophone Society present an afternoon of talks and workshops around Francophonie, accompanied by a French buffet.
5pm: "French in Manchester" - Interactive exhibition by Manchester Multilingual
Learn more about French culture and language in the North-West! Manchester Multilingual will bring posters and games to highlight the bonds between our Northern city and France.
To know more about Manchester Multilingual
6pm: "Excuse my French" - Talk with Thora Van Male
How does a Frenchman get a cat in his throat (un chat dans la gorge) when a Briton has a frog?
Thora van Male is a native English speaker (Canada) who has adopted France and the French language. Like all language learners, she is sensitive to what seem to be the “quirks” of her second language. In her latest book, Quand les cochons sauront voler … les poules auront des dents, she presents some 200 French idiomatic expressions with their equivalents in English, explaining and commenting both. In the talk, she will present a brief “making of” the book, pointing out not only the challenge of finding illustrations for each English/French pair, but more importantly on the diverging ways English and French put their thoughts into images.
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Mon 24 March (6.15pm-7.30pm)
@ AF de Manchester
Free of charge
Discover the world of French-speaking literature and share your thoughts on the books in a relaxed environment with like-minded Francophiles.
24 March- Extension du domaine de la lutte, by Michel Houellebecq, 1994, 156p
Houellebecq is famous for facing the disillusionment of men of its time, struggling in a liberal society that excludes the weakest.
"Le libéralisme économique, c'est l'extension du domaine de la lutte, son extension à tous les âges de la vie et à toutes les classes de la société. De même, le libéralisme sexuel, c'est l'extension du domaine de la lutte, son extension à tous les âges de la vie et à toutes les classes de la société. Certains gagnent sur les deux tableaux ; d'autres perdent sur les deux. »
Next book clubs:
14 April: Antigone (Jean Anouilh, 1944, 130p)
12 May: Paris - Brest (Tanguy Viel, 2009, 189p)
16 June: L'écume des jours (Boris Vian, 1947, 315p)
Open to everybody - a good intermediate level of French is recommended.
Sous Tension !
A selection of French Thrillers
@ AF Manchester (6pm)
£2 for members, £3 for non-members
Hold your breath! the AF de Manchester offers you a selection of French Thrillers that will make you shiver. Suspense lovers, don't miss our new movie cycle "Sous Tension !".
Friday 7 March: La chambre des morts, by Alfred Lot - 2007 - 118 min
Friday 21 March: Le salaire de la peur, by Henri-Georges Clouzot - 1953 - 156 min
Friday 11 April: Coupable, by Laetitia Masson - 2008 - 105 min
Films in French with English subtitles.
Snacks and wine after the film.
|Workshop : 'Histoire de l'Art'|
The language and the image: an introduction to painting analysis
21 & 28 March (6pm-8pm)
@ AF Manchester
£25 members - £35 non-members
The picture lies to us, it tries to fool us. What is the best way to capture the very meaning of an art piece? Through an overview of Western painting and discussions, Arnaud Idelon, graduate in "Histoire de l'Art" and Editorial Director for the French art newspaper Carnet d’Art, will help your understanding of the significance of the painters’ own particular language and make the painting come alive for you.
LITERATURE AND PAINTING: A complex dialog
21/03: Painting the writer
28/03: Painting the words, pictures facing writing
French speaking Films at Cornerhouse
Great films not to be missed this month at the Cornerhouse...
L'inconnu du lac (Alain Guiraudie, with Pierre Deladonchamps and Christophe Paou)
Les Salauds (Claire Denis, with Vincent Lindon and Chiara Mastroianni)
Yves Saint Laurent (Jalil Lespert, with Pierre Niney and Guillaume Gallienne)
Le Passé (Asghar Farhadi, with Bérénice Béjo and Tahar Rahim)
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French Meet-up: Meet French or French speakers in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere!
Epicerie Ludo: Enjoy French food all the year! Members and students of AF de Manchester have a 10% discount by production of their card.
63 Degrés: Enjoy the French gastronomy during a smart and charming dinner. Members and students of AF de Manchester have a 10% discount by production of their card (valid for 2 people).
Manchester French Connection: A website by the University of Manchester which list all the events in Manchester linked to France or Francphonie. No to be missed!
Cornerhouse: AF members get concessionary price on French-speaking world movies!
Cafe Rouge Printworks: A French food restaurant and cafe, where you will enjoy 20% discount on the bill, drinks not included, with your AF membership card.
NCP: Enjoy a discount at the "NCP Chorlton Street" car park (just opposite the AF): £4.50 for up to 12 hours!