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Glasgow Branch

COMMITTEE – Office Bearers

President: Gerry Toner
Vice President/Treasurer: Colin Browning
Secretary: Elizabeth Bryant
Letter Editor: Janine Adamson
Subscription Secretary: Val Rees

Other Committee Members :
Archie Blair, Jane Daly, Cécile Doherty, Marthe Law, Carol Woodward

 

News

 

Outing to Traquair House

 

We visited in May

 

Meetings
From September to May, meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 7.30pm.
Address: Russell House, 81 Hyndland Road, Glasgow G12 9JE.

Activities
1. Evening Meetings
They are held at the above mentioned address. Please consult the programme for exact dates & topics. Click here to download a WORD version of the programme.

We have a mixture of guest speakers and social events. The evening concludes with a refreshment taken in convivial company when you have the opportunity to practise your French.

The meetings finish around 9.15pm.

2. Après-midi ‘Conversation Française’. FREE
We meet at the Alliance Française, 2-3 Park Circus, on the first Monday of each month (except August) from 2 pm till 4 pm. This runs in conjunction with the Alliance Française. Any member from the Alliance is welcome to join our conversational group.

The conversation ranges from personal news to current politics. We also frequently have a discussion theme that could be thought about in advance. Everyone is encouraged to speak but you can also just listen.

The usual attendance is between 18 and 30 with a wide variety of fluency in French. A few native speakers attend. It is a friendly meeting where conversations can flow from current events, which can be very lively, to holidays and films which can be instructive but less provocative.

NOTE: The meeting in January 2018 will be Monday 8 January.

3. Bulletins

All members receive quarterly bulletins, mostly in French, giving information on their local Glasgow branch and a variety of articles on topical events.

Membership
The membership fee is £15.00 for the year.
You can attend as a guest (£3.00 per meeting plus refreshment).

As a member you will be entitled to borrow, free of charge, books, DVDs, CDs etc from the Médiathèque at the Allliance Française.

You may join or renew your subscription using this form. Please click here to download the form as a WORD document.

Sponsorships

The branch sponsors the Glasgow schools visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg for the Euroscola youth debate.

Glasgow Branch – PROGRAMME 2017-2018

Thursday evening meetings 7.30pm
Russell House, 81 Hyndland Road, Glasgow G12 9JE

 

 

18 janvier:    Thomas Blaikie (1751-1838),

                         un payagiste écossais en France pendant la Révolution Française    Tom Wight  

 

22 février : Penmarc’h et quelques aspects du Pays Bigouden Thierry Rechniewski,

                                                                                                                           Association Franco-Ecossaise de Paris

 

15 mars : Sir Marc Brunel, ingénieur civil français   Colin Browning

 

19 avril :   La coupe du monde 20 ans après   Geoff Hare  

17 mai : L’AGM de Glasgow suivie du verre de l’amitié et d’une dégustation de fromages.

juin: L’AGM Nationale

2017

21 septembre: Monet à Giverny    Janine Adamson  

19 octobre:   French Film Festival Preview  Richard Mowe, Director  

16 novembre :  Regards sur la Normandie Romane   Elizabeth Bryant  

16 décembre 13h30: On fête Noël à Russell House

 

2018

18 janvier: Thomas Blaikie (1751-1838),

un payagiste écossais en France pendant la Révolution Française    Tom Wight  

22 février : Penmarc’h et quelques aspects du Pays Bigouden Thierry Rechniewski,

                                                                                                                Association Franco-Ecossaise de Paris

15 mars : Sir Marc Brunel, ingénieur civil français   Colin Browning

20 avril : Le français dans les écoles maternelles à Glasgow  Maryse Payen-Roy

18 mai : AGM, Glasgow suivie du verre de l’amitié et d’une dégustation de fromages.

   juin:  L’AGM Nationale aura lieu le mois de juin à St Andrews.

The meetings will take place in Russell House, 81 Hyndland Road at 7.30pm.

In conjunction with the Alliance Française “Quoi de neuf? 2pm to 4pm on the first Monday of the month (except August) 2-3 Park Circus. In August there is no meeting and in January and May we meet on the second Monday. In 2017 that will be Monday 8th January and  Monday 14th May.

For contact details see Franco-Scottish website or just come along to a meeting.

We organise other social events throughout the year. This year’s petanque competition for the 14 July was well attended and was part of the programme of the French Consulate. The photo shows Joe Cent, committee member and organiser of the annual competition, with Emmanuel Cocher, French Consul General in Edinburgh.

With M. Cocher, Consulate General of France

 

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From the archive

Lansdowne Lecture 2016

The lecture was held on Saturday 12 November in Glasgow City Chambers. Over 70 people arrived to hear Dr Frances Fowle of the Scottish National Gallery and Edinburgh University talk about the art collectors in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in and around Glasgow and in particular their interest in French contemporary art. Dr Fowle is Senior Curator of the National Galeries and also lectures in Edinburgh University. She is also the author of the biography of Alexander Reid, the well-known Glasgow art dealer. He shared a flat in Paris with the van Gogh brothers.  Vincent van Gogh’s portrait of Alex Reid is in the Glasgow Museums collection.

The talk was thoroughly entertaining and informative.  More than 50 members of the Franco-Scottish Society branches across Scotland then enjoyed lunch in the Cote Brasserie in West Nile Street.