SPRING LECTURES AND WINE TASTING TO COME
LECTURE: Friday April 21st 2023, at 6.30pm
The history of French gastronomy: from Prehistory through the 17th century” presented by Marie-Claude Freeland. This lecture will be in English.
Location: Brooks Hall Auditorium, Samford University, 812 Montaigue Drive, Homewood, Alabama.
WINE TASTING: Dégustation de vins français: Friday March 10th, 2023, 6.30 to 8pm.
All hors-d’oeuvre will be supplied by the Alliance because no food may be brought in from outside the store.
Members will pay $5 at the door ($10 for member couples). If you bring a guest or if you have only an individual membership but want to bring your spouse/ partner, we will collect $20 per extra guest, as we have been doing before. Please bring CASH (hopefully exact change) to make the check-in go quickly.
Location: Greenwise, in Lane Parke, Mountain Brook at 1000 Jemison Lane.
Friday, January 20th 2023, at 6.30pm,
Le Roussillon by Michel Delcros (Lecture in French):
Michel Delcros, will focus on Le Roussillon, located in southeastern France. It is part of French Catalonia, featuring Perpignan as its former capital. Michel will describe Le Roussillon’s Catalan culture and traditions, historical monuments, and cuisine. He will also elaborate on Perpignan, which he calls: “Le centre du monde”. Michel is always full of good humor and “galejades” (tall tales) that you are bound to enjoy.
Location: Brooks Hall Auditorium at Samford University 812 Montaigue Drive, Homewood, Alabama.
Friday, November 11th, at 6.30pm,
Ms Fatoumata Sidibe, a Belgo-Malian author, businesswoman, and former member of Belgian parliament for 10 years will give a presentation, in French, about:
—“Afro-descendant(e)s et participation politique en Belgique: quels enjeux et quels defis?”
Her website: https://www.fatoumatasidibe.com/
Location of the lecture: Samford University in Brooks Hall, Room 134
812 Montaigue Drive, Homewood, AL
Friday, October 28th, 2022, at 6.30pm
“The Quebec Connection” by Marie Claude Fortin
This lecture will be held in French. Cette presentation sera en francais.
On Friday, September 23rd 2022 from 6.30 to 8.30pm:
The Alliance is happy to host another wine-tasting at Greenwise, in Lane Parke, Mountain Brook at 1000 Jemison Lane.
All hors-d’oeuvre will be supplied by our organization because no food may be brought in from outside the store.
Members who have paid their dues may come at no cost, but if they bring a guest or if they have only an individual membership but want to bring a spouse/ partner, we will collect $20 per extra guest since this is an expensive event. We also must receive your firm RSVP by 9pm Wednesday, September 21 in order to know how much wine and food to purchase.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and put Wine tasting in the subject line.
Thank you very much. We hope to see you there.
FALL LECTURES 2022
–Thursday September 8th, 2022, at 6.30pm
“Restoring The Great Cathedrals of France Today: Notre Dame De Paris and beyond”
by Dr. Jennifer Feltman from the University of Alabama
Location: In the Brooks Hall Auditorium (first floor) at Samford University, 812 Montaigue Drive, Homewood. Alabama
This lecture is in English.
Come join us to enjoy the launching of the Fall Alliance francaise’s lectures.
Venez nombreux pour le lancement de cette nouvelle saison de presentations d’automne
Author Jane Gabin’s talk on her book “The Paris Photo” via Zoom.
Date: September 23, 2021 Time: 7:00 – 8:00 PM Please email Jeanne Classé @ email@example.com for Zoom link.
Presentation on Johnny Hallyday and discussion of a few of his songs (Mary McCullough)
Date: May. 27, 2021 Time: 6:30 PM
Discussion of Daudet’s Le Curé de Cucugnan (Jeanne Classé)
Date: Apr. 29, 2021 Time: 6:30 PM
Presentation on the history of French music (Benlee Huguley)
Date: Mar. 25, 2021 Time: 6:30 PM
La règle du jeu (1939) by Jean Renoir
Date: Feb. 25, 2021 Time: 6:30 PM Discussion
Available on YouTube for free or on Amazon Prime. Discussion at 6:30 (Mary McCullough). Please send Mary an email at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 PM on Feb. 25 indicating that you wish to participate. She will send out a Zoom invitation link about an hour before the discussion will start.
Film Discussion: “La Belle et la Bête” led by Mary McCullough
Date: September 24, 2020 Time: 6:30-7:30 PM Online: Contact Jeanne Classé for online access