Join us for a journey into French culture...

The Alliance Française de Leeds offers a range of clubs and events focused on French language and culture so that you can increase your knowledge about French cinema, literature, lifestyle, landscapes, society, humour, cuisine... and so much more! These events are open to both French and/or English speakers!

Come, chat and share!

(Scroll down for more information about each specific event and to register)

In order to better plan this event, registration is highly recommended: if the minimum number of registrations is not reached we may have to cancel the event and will not be able to contact you unless we know you are coming.

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Thursday 7 November, 7.00 p.m

Horsforth, Leeds Trinity University, Room AS40 (second floor)

Film Night
Edmond (Cyrano, my love)

(2019, 1h30, comedy)
(in French with English Subtitles)

December 1897, Paris. Edmond Rostand is not yet thirty but already two children and a lot of anxieties. He has not written anything for two years. In desperation, he offers the great Constant Coquelin a new play, a heroic comedy, in verse, for the holidays. Only concern: it is not written yet. Ignoring the whims of actresses, the demands of his Corsican producers, the jealousy of his wife, the stories of his best friend's heart and the lack of enthusiasm of all those around him, Edmond starts writing this piece which nobody believes. For now, he has only the title: "Cyrano de Bergerac".

Did you know? Cyrano de Bergerac is a play written in 1897 by Edmond Rostand. On 28 December 1897, the curtain rose at the Théâtre de la Porte Sinat-Martin and the audience was pleasantly surprised. A full hour after the curtain fell, the audience was still applauding. It has since then become one of the most popular French plays of all times and by 1913 it had been performed 1 000 times.

It has been translated and performed many times, and is responsible for introducing the word “panache” into the English language.

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Thursday 24 October

Cultural Presentation
Topic: le Salon du chocolat

Are you a chocolate lover?

So are we and... so are French people!

We just can't get enough! Dark white, milk...

We love it so much that there is even an annual chocolate fair in Paris! Come and discover this amazing event and test your taste buds with our chocolate blind tasting!

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Thursday 17 October

Phonetic Clinic
Topic: vowel combinations


Are you struggling with the pronunciation of the vowel combinations?


Fear not!

We are here to help you!

It looks more scary that it actually looks and with a bit of practice, you'll master them in no time. Come and practice with our native French teacher!

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Thursday 10 October

Cultural Presentation
Topic: the city of Nantes

Which famous nationally renowned biscuit factory is located in Nantes?

Which famous French author comes from this city?

What are the local specialities?...

Do you not have the answers? Marion does! She will happily share her knowledge on her beloved city and will even offer you some local food tasting!


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Vous aimez le cinéma ? Come and join us !

We will be watching a film together and then, over a glass of juice or wine and a few snacks, we will talk about it. Our cinema nights are always a great success !

We are very mindful at AF Leeds of copyright laws and so we only show films which are available to us through the Institut Français. These films are not shown in British cinemas and they give us the opportunity to discover some very good French cinema.    

Generally with English subtitles, our films are suitable for students of a wide range of levels.

 

French Cities and Regions Presentations

Discover France and the beauty of each of its numerous regions. From the Pays Basque to Lyon, from Paris to the Côte d'Azur, find out more about the regional history, gastronomy, languages, architectures which all together make France unique!

If you like reading, this is the club for you !

We are a small group; we love French literature and we talk about the books we have enjoyed reading. We share views with others in the group and discover authors and titles we would otherwise perhaps never read.

We do like to have little snacks too…

Come along !

This club is suitable for students of intermediary level upward.

 

Come and meet our guest speakers with engaging presentations on topics ranging from French wines and cheeses to the life and works of famous French people.