We are a friendly and inclusive LGBTQ group of native and non-native French speakers who love a laugh, speaking French and discover interesting things about France and la Francophonie. We are a social so our objective is to socialise.
We meet on the 1st Friday (6 pm) and on the 3rd Saturday (4 pm) of each month in central London for 3 hours.
The only language spoken in the group is French, therefore you will experience a full immersion. We don’t teach French, we speak it and allow you to practice / improve it. Therefore, this group is Not suitable for beginners.
Because it is not always easy to find something to say with strangers or when one is a bit shy, I facilitate each event by proposing activities, games and topics for conversation. I can assure the 3 hours will pass very fast and not only you will have a good laugh and learn interesting and / or fun things but also meet interesting and friendly people who share the same passion.
We like to talk about la pluie et le beau temps, LGBTQ+ subjects, music, cinema, etc You can look at our past events to get an idea. We also organise Non-standard events like dinners, cinema events, concerts, picnics etc.
Attendance: This group is for people who are willing to make the time to attend as often as possible to create/contribute to our group/community. New joiners are required to attend an event in the first 2 months of joining. I have patiently started reviewing members attendance and will remove those who after years never attended. If one cannot make the time to attend an event after a few months or years then they are not suitable for our group.
Joining: For privacy and security considerations for all of our members, I will personally approve each new member’s request making sure I reject the many ‘bots’ and fake profile by also asking a couple of simple questions.
Contribution For our regular events there is a contribution of £3. You can pay cash upon arrival or using the free app REVOLUT ( https://www.revolut.com/ ) which is my preferred option or using Paypal. Non-standard events are free.
Communication From time to time, I send members a private message, especially when they do not attend events for months. Please be polite and reply. It takes 30 seconds. If you do not attend events and do not reply to my mesage for 6 / 8 months, then it might mean that you are not interested in being a member of this group.
Please make sure you read The Reservation / Cancellation Process: - You need to RSVP (reserve) if you want to attend an event. You cannot just turn up at the event as we have limited space - If the day of the event you can no longer attend, you can cancel your reservation till 12 pm. This gives other people the chance to attend and me to plan how much material I need to preparing/bring. - Anyone cancelling after 12 or not cancelling and not turning up to the event, will be marked as No Show. It takes less than ONE min to cancel an event and I get really ANNOYED when people do not do it. - If you do not follow this process for 2 times i.e. if you get 2 No Shows, you could be denied access to an event and your place given to a regular member on the waiting list. If you do it again and get No Shows, you will be removed from the group. - I am happy to make exceptions to this rule if there are real emergencies and if you let me know.
Please make sure you read Waiting List Process: If you are on the waiting list it means that you are waiting for a place if someone cancels. If you change your mind, remove yourself from the waiting list so that other people can take your place. I suggest that you check the list of attendees from 1 pm of the day of the event to see if you are in or not. The system will also send you a notification email and via the app if you are ‘in’. Please make sure you attend if you are ‘in’ to avoid a No Show.
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