Upcoming Events

French Ciné Club

l’Alliance Française Cambridge organises a movie projection on its premises.

Discover Les parapluies de Cherbourg, a classic of French cinema.

No booking required – limited seats

7 December 2021
Alliance Française Cambridge - 1 Red Cross Lane - CB2 0QU
7:00 pm
free
Literature in Time n°6 - Gérard de Nerval

To join our next literary session, follow the information below.

Step 1: Click here to register by following the instructions

Step 2: Read the texts we have selected. You can find it by clicking here :

Texte n°1 – La Tête armée

Texte n°2 – El Desdichado

Texte n°3 – Chanson Gothique

Texte n°4 – La Grand’mère

Step 3 : Once you have registered, you will be able to join the session on the 7th of December, at 4:30pm.

Click here to see the full program of 2021-2022

7 December 2021
Online
4:30 am
£10
Our Café Français

This very popular weekly meeting is held every Tuesdays from 11.30am to 13pm at l’Alliance française Cambridge!

It is opened to anyone who wants to speak French. The meeting is free: May you get yourself a drink and join the conversation!

7 December 2021
Alliance Française Cambridge - 1 Red Cross Lane - CB2 0QU
11:30 am
Free
Le French Meet'Up!

Welcome to the Cambridge French Social Meetup Group!

We are a fun group of people from the East Anglia area who speak French, or who just love the French Language, Francophone Culture,
Francophone books and even French Movies.

With more than 40 years’ experience of enhancing links with France and French-speaking
countries, the Alliance Française Cambridge has become a much loved and valued partner.

Get together with like-minded people in a pub and take part in lively conversation and meet new
people.

Link of the event

9 December 2021
The Boat House
7:00 pm
Free
Online Talk - L'Ariosto - Medieval Literature

Ludovico Ariosto (1474-1533) is one of the most important Italian writters of the Renaissance. He is the author of Orlando Furioso (The Frenzy of Orlando or Raging Roland), a major work of European literature.

The chivalric literature was born in the XIth century with the French and English Chansons de Geste and Courteous romance. It is, however, in Italy that the genre expends and finishes.

Maxime Castro will first present us the author, and will then focus on the epic story of the chivalry genre in Europe, particularly in France and in the UK, then to focus on l’Ariosto, between literary inheritance and the brand new narrative codes.

Click here to register

10 December 2021
Online
5:00 pm
Free - Donation possible
Book Club n°3 - Balzac et la Petite Tailleuse chinoise

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress is a semi-autobiographical novel written by Dai Sijie, and published in 2000 in French and in English in 2001.The novel  is about two teenage boys during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. They are assigned to re-education through labor and are sent to a mountain near Tibet to work in the coal mines and with the rice crop, because their doctor parents have been declared enemies of the state by the government. The two boys fall in love with the Little Seamstress, the daughter of the local tailor and “the region’s reigning beauty”.

10 January 2022
Online
4:00 pm
£10

Reviews

July 2020

I enjoyed the talk on Friday given by Nicolas.  All praise to him for delivering it in such good English.

Linda

July 2020

Je voulais juste dire que moi aussi j’ai aimé ces petits amuse-bouche de la littérature française donnés au cours du book club en ligne pendant le confinement. C’était d’autant plus agréable que je pouvais y accéder de ma ville à 40 km de Cambridge! Merci Gaël pour vos explications sur les auteurs et les textes.

Judith

July 2020

Merci d’avoir mis en place le Book Club en ligne.  Je trouve que nos séances ont été réussies même chez Zoom, tout le monde a eu l’occasion de participer, même plus peut-être que dans notre situation normale. Le choix de courts morceaux – contes, poèmes – a donné la possibilité de beaucoup de variété dans la même heure, la discussion n’a pas tari, et merci à Gaël de nous avoir fourni tant de mises en scène.

Sheila

July 2020

I have been happy with all the teachers we have had and all the subject matter – bottom line for me is that it is French and there is always something to learnI am also very much enjoying the Club de Lecture never having been able before Covid to attend.Gael is very ‘sympa ‘ and knowledgable.

Fiona

July 2020

Je suis super-contente avec les clubs de lecture.  Félicitations à toute l’équipe – mais  surtout à Gaël …. !

Jane