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Venez parler français en buvant un verre!

Débutant ou plus avancé, n'hésitez pas a nous rejoindre au prochain meet-up.

On se retrouve:

En ligne - le premier mardi du mois à 19h30

A l'Old Monkey (pub) ( en personne) le troisième mardi du mois à 19h00

Au Pie & Ale ou au Paramount (pubs) - vendredis - les dates varient - veuillez consulter le site meet-up.

Upcoming events (4+)

French Film Club - Numéro Une

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Synopsis: Emmanuelle Blachey is a brilliant engineer who has climbed to the executive committee of her company. One day, a network of influential women offers to help her become the CEO. But in a world dominated by men, the obstacles are everywhere. It's more than a challenge: it’s a war.

### French Film Club: How does it work? 🎬

1. Book your ticket to get the Zoom link.
Registration closes 2 hours before the event.

2. Watch the movie for free at home before the meeting on the TV5Monde Plus platform, whenever suits you best. PLEASE NOTE that if you are not in the UK at the moment, the movie may not be available on this platform.

3. Connect on 27 May at 6:15 pm for an online presentation and discussion on the film led by a member of our team! Another great way to speak French and to increase knowledge of French culture ;) 💬

❓ Any questions? Just write to [masked]!
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Une soirée au Paramount (pub) - en présentiel

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Rencontrons-nous entre 19h00 et 23h00 pour parler français et prendre quelques verres. Ceux qui ont faim pourront aussi commander à manger. La mezzanine est reservée pour le groupe.

Ce groupe vous donne, tout simplement, l'occasion de parler français et de rencontre autres francophones/francophiles à Manchester.

A bientôt.

Let's meet between 7pm and 11pm onwards, speak French and have a few drinks. Food is available to order for those that wish it.

We are a mixed ability group open to all standards of French speakers from the native to the beginner. Though we welcome all-comers the recommended level to benefit most from this group is GCSE/O-Level or greater for native English speakers.

The mezzanine (or part of it) is reserved for us. Ask staff behind the bar if you cannot find us.

Unfortunately, this venue is not wheelchair accessible. Be free to arrive at any time. A small number of us will be there from 7pm. Attendance will peak between 8pm and 9pm.

Pub Virtuel - meet-up français de Manchester en ligne

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Pour se rapprocher de l'ambiance d'un pub traditionnel, notre prochain rendez-vous prendra la forme d’un pub, mais virtuel. Tous les participants seront libres de changer de salle et de groupe, à volonté. Nous organiserons des salles de discussions aux noms variés, propices au démarrage des conversations.

Le format de ce rendez-vous sera le même que nos pubs virtuels précédents, on est sûr que tout le monde passera une bonne soirée. Par contre, vous devrez vous organiser afin de prévoir votre propre bière, vin, coca ou autre boisson que vous voudrez boire..

Avant la réunion - nous vous proposons de discuter aussi en français avant la réunion si vous le souhaitez, en petit groupe de deux ou trois pour les premiers arrivés le temps que tout le monde se connecte, afin d'éviter cette longue attente au début des réunions. Le lien du meet-up sera accessible comme d'habitude à partir de 19h10, et le meet-up commencera vers 19h30. Venez donc assez tôt si vous souhaitez parler un maximum et rencontrer plus de personnes.

Hôte – Maxime

La soirée est ouverte à tous ceux/toutes celles qui pratiquent le français, du débutant aux personnes de langue maternelle. C'est une rencontre pour discuter et rencontrer des gens en français, un peu de franglais autorisé si nécessaire.

Nous commencerons à 19h30 précises. Arrivez à l'heure s'il vous plaît. Le lien du meet-up sera accessible à partir de 19h10


To recreate the experience of being in the pub, our next meet-up will be a “Pub Virtuel” in which people can move freely around to meet people and chat informally.

There will be lots of rooms to visit with names indicating conversation themes, but nothing is prescribed, and everyone is left to chat about whatever they like, just as in the pub.

The format of the evening will be the same as our last pub nights on line , we are sure it will be lots of fun. But you must bring your own beer, wine, or whatever drink you prefer!

We commence at 7.30pm sharp – but the Zoom chat room will be open from 7.10pm. Please do arrive on time.


Petit Pays (French Film Club onsite)

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Petit Pays - Small Country: An African Childhood - by Eric Barbier (2020, Comedy, 12A)


In 1992, 10-year-old Gabriel lives with his French dad, his Rwandan mother and his little sister Ana in a high-class expat neighbourhood in Bujumbura, Burundi. He leads a happy, carefree life, spending most of his time playing with his friends, but his daily life will be turned upside down as the civil war in neighbouring Rwanda spills over, menacing his family and his way of life.

---- Screening onsite at our premises starts at 6pm, followed by a short discussion. ----

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Unless otherwise indicated, all Alliance Française de Manchester cultural events are open and accessible to everyone. They are public events and under 18s remain the responsibility of their parent/guardian at all times.

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Une soirée à l'Old Monkey! (pub) 90 Portland St, Manchester

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