Friday, September 30, 2011

French Club Event: Annual General Meeting

The French Club’s Annual General Meeting is fast approaching! This is an opportunity to voice your opinions about the club, suggest ideas for future events and run for the 2012 Committee. It’s also a lovely time to join your fellow club members for a boisson and Petit Écolier!

Interested in running for a position on the Committee? N’hésitez pas! The election process is quick and casual; simply get up on the night, announce yourself, the position you’re standing for and why you would love to hold it! Click “read more” to view the position descriptions.

When? 5pm Thursday 19 October (week 12).
Where? ELT1.
Why? To eat free food, drink free beverages, discuss the future of the club, share your ideas and elect the 2012 Committee Members.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Podcast: Interview with Emmanuel Bernardoux

Ecoutez à notre troisième podcast! Our latest installment features the endlessly intriguing Emmanuel Bernardoux, a French visual artist, whose unique works are once again gracing the Alliance Française de Melbourne.

Listen to the audio embedded below to hear Emmanuel’s thoughts on the biblical references in his work (and life), the nature of art, Mad Max and the forthcoming French presidential election. (His time-lapse film of Melbourne, discussed in the earlier part of the podcast, can be found here.)

 Interview with Emmanuel Bernardoux by latrobefrenchclub

Emmanuel’s new exhibition, yM Me(lbourne), runs from 29 September till 22 October at the Eildon Gallery at the Alliance Française (51 Grey Street, St Kilda). Opening night, Thursday 29 September, commences at 6.30pm.

La Trobe Exchange Partner: Université Lyon 2

L’Université Lumière Lyon 2 a ouvert ses portes dès le début du mois pour accueillir ses étudiants. Au cours de cette période d’intégration, 15 000 d’entre eux étaient attendus autour d’un programme varié: réunion de rentrée, initiation à l’environnement numérique de travail, journée à thèmes et visite des deux campus.

See La Trobe Student Exchange for information on studying abroad.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Vidéo: La Grande Pâtée de Paul Bocuse

Paul Bocuse chez lui, à Collonges au-mont-d’or (Rhône), vie avec ses chiens Nelson, Négus, Moka, Mike, Rex (labrador, braque allemand, scottish-terrier, corniaud). Il nourrit ses chiens, les soigne, et joue avec eux. Paul Bocouse can also be seen interviewed in the final episode of French Food Safari.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

French Club Event: Crêpe Day!

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Venez manger nos crêpes délicieuses! If you missed our amazing crêpe stall in the Ag during Multicultural Week, don’t fret! We’ll be back there on Thursday 6 October, serving up our ever expanding range of delicious crêpes, just right for your palate’s delight.

We’ll be using the freshest range of ingredients, from our own hens’ free range eggs to freshly stewed apple and velvety whipped cream!

Where? The Agora.
When? Midday onwards, Thursday 6 October (Week 10, i.e. first week back after mid-semester break).
How much? $3 per crêpe. Each dollar goes towards the survival of the French Club!

For more info and to stay abreast of all developments, remember to keep an eye on our Facebook event page.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Musique française: Georges Brassens’ La mauvaise réputation

Jeune, Georges Brassens, fils de maçon, n’aime guère l’école hormis les cours de lettres qui lui apprennent l’amour de la poésie. En 1940, il vit à Paris et travaille comme tourneur au sein de l’usine Renault. Parallèlement, il commence à composer, mais le STO le condamne à partir pour Allemagne. De fait, ses camarades déportés constituent son premier public. Après la guerre, il devient anarchiste et collabore au journal Le Libertaire.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Cinéma Français: Princes et Princesses

Princes et Princesses est un film d’animation en théâtre d’ombres (papier découpé) de Michel Ocelot, composé de six contes. Deux enfants créatifs et curieux se retrouvent tous les soirs dans un cinéma désaffecté et, avec l’aide d’un vieux technicien, ils inventent, se déguisent, puis vivent plusieurs histoires dont ils sont les héros.

Sweet, innocent and funny, the film is just one of Michel Ocelot’s immensely popular animated creations in France. Happily, the entire film is available on YouTube with English subtitles! Part 1 of 7 is above. Find Part 2 here (the link to the following video is in the description).

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Melbourne Event: Alliance Française Open Day

Discover all things French that the Alliance Française de Melbourne has to offer at their forthcoming Open Day!

Enjoy complimentary coffee and croissants, test your language skills during one of the speed testing sessions organised throughout the day and attend a free trial class (for adults and children aged 6 to 12).

What? Free croissants and activities!
When? 10am to 3pm, Saturday 17 September.
Where? Alliance Française, 51 Grey Street, St Kilda (off Fitzroy Street).
RSVP? Call 9525 3463 or email Bookings are essential as places are limited.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Multicultural Week Crêpe Stand Wrap-Up

Merci to everyone who helped to devour the French Club’s lovingly-made crêpes today! We sold some 60 freshly-made crêpes and ate many more ourselves so can attest honestly to their deliciousness. Thanks also to all the champion club members who helped out!

Missed out? Ne paniquez pas! Our inaugural Crêpe Day is just around the corner! Thursday October 6 at midday to be exact, again in the Agora. Sign up for our monthly newsletter and keep and an eye on our Facebook to stay au courant.

Like today, there will be a delicious array of toppings at Crêpe Day, including nutella, whipped cream, stewed fruit, jam, sugar and lemon.

Click “read more” to view all the day’s photos.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

French Club Event: Breizoz Crêperie Conversation Evening

French Club are heading to the lovely Breizoz Crêperie in Fitzroy for their monthly Conversation Evening!

Why? To practice French, spend time with your fellow club member and eat crêpes, all at once!
When? Wednesday 12 September. Meet at 6.15pm in the Agora to leave together (we will take the 86 tram) or meet at 7.30 at the restaurant.
Where? Breizoz Crêperie, corner of Gertrude St & Bunswick St, Fitzroy.
How much? Crêpes range from $5 to $17.

We look forward to seeing you at what promises to be une soirée délicieuse. Please RSVP on our Facebook event page, merci!