Tuesday, 29 March 2011

What a mouth-watering menu before Anne B's concert on 27th March!

Students following French courses with Alliance Française de Bristol et Bath had a wonderful time sampling the small plates ( les petits plats) adapted and prepared by Barny and Liz Haughton, cooked by the Folk House Café in Bristol.
Anne B comes from the Berry region in central France, George Sand territory, and it seemed obvious to choose recipes from this area for the meal before the concert. Here is the menu below :

Verrines de lentilles vertes du Berry  ( lentil cream puree served in small glass jars)
Tarte aux pommes de terre berrichonne  ( tart of potatoes in puff pastry)
Omelette à la menthe et au chèvre  ( tortilla with fresh mint and goat cheese)
Caillettes de sanglier  (wild boar meatballs )
Brandade (Salt cod puree)
Poulet en barbouille du Berry ( a kind of rich Berry coq au vin)
Assiette de fromages  (cheese plate including local chèvres)
Assiette de charcuterie  (a plate of cold meats)

Here is a picture of: verrines de lentilles.

Find out more about our events or our French classes: more info...

Monday, 21 March 2011

Anne B's concert is next Sunday, 27th March!

The concert was sold out last week! We're very pleased ( ravis) to see how popular Anne B is among students following French courses with Alliance Française de Bristol et Bath but sorry ( navrés)  for all those on the waiting list ( la liste d'attente)!
Do listen to the podcast ( la ballado diffusion) of Anne B' s interview that one of our French tutor put together, more info...
Here is Anne B chatting away with our students at the French workshop that we ran in February. We were lucky enough to hear two new songs which are very promising for the next CD.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you'd like to find out about more events run by Alliance Française de Bristol or Bath.
To find out more about Anne B...

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Why not go and see the film Benda Bilili at Bristol Watershed?

Benda Benlili is a French documentary ( un documentaire)  by Renaud Barret and Florent De la Tullage which takes place in the Congo.
Renaud Barret and Florent De la Tullage met a group of paraplegics ( des paraplégiques) who were playing music in the streets of Kinshasa. They found their music wondeful and offered to help them make a CD. That was just a beginning, the band ( le groupe) now plays in the most prestigious festivals in Europe.
The documentary was filmed between 2004 and 2009 and follows the story of Roger, a small boy living in the streets of Kinshasa, who became a man and a star ( une vedette).
Find out more about the film...
If you are a student on a French course with Alliance Française de Bristol or Bath, you can get a discount at the Watershed. To find out about it ask your French tutor or go to Alliance Française de Bristol site, more info...

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Did you know that our next drama workshop will start on 15th March?

Our next learn French through drama workshop will be run, as usual, by our enthusiastic and experienced French tutor, Audrey. One of her students said: " Audrey obviously has a lot of experience and knowledge and her energy is infectious!"
These French classes do not require any acting skills, they provide an engaging and lively atmosphere which enable the students to pick up the language easily. Anyone with a good GCSE French can join in.
The good news is that there are still a couple of places, for more info...
Why not watch the latest video taken at the last show at the end of January?

Sunday, 6 March 2011

The French music workshop was a great success!

Kirsty, Claire and Tricia who attended the French music workshop had great fun practising their French and singing at the same time, here is what Kirsty had to say afterwards:

" A fantastic opportunity to learn and practise 3 French songs with diverse musical styles in a relaxed atmosphere. Hugo is a great  French teacher - friendly, patient and accommodating. He devised a short activity linked to each song to enable us to explore and understand the lyrics. The 3 hours went too fast - when is the next one?!!"

Look out for the next worshop in June, for more info

Thursday, 3 March 2011

You can still sign in for the French music workshop on Saturday, 5th March

Hugo, musician, songwriter and native French speaker is offering a workshop to students who learn French with Alliance Française de Bristol or Bath and to anyone with a good GCSE/ AS level. 
The workshop provides a unique way to practise French through songs, no experience in music is needed.
Be ready to have fun and join in:

Il est cinq heures, Paris s'éveille by Jacques Dutronc
Champs Elysées by Joe Dassin
J'aime plus Paris by Thomas Dutronc  and more....

 So why not walk down the Champs Elysées with Hugo? For more info