Cercle Français de Chiswick

Le Cercle Français de Chiswick was set up thirty years ago so that French residents, Francophiles and students of the language could meet and enjoy cultural events in French. They used to meet up in a church hall once a month. Now they meet online.

Their programme for the next few months includes talks on French-Armenian singer and actor Charles Aznavour and the eighteenth century romantic novel Manon Lescaut by l’Abbé Prévost.

First up in January is an introduction to La Creuse, one of the most spectacular, sparsely populated and intensely rural regions of France.

Maryse Wright, former lecturer in French and French studies will give this PowerPoint presentation on Zoom. Her photographs will introduce you to the ‘hidden gem’ that is La Creuse. Located in the centre of the country, La Creuse remains relatively unknown, even to the French, she says.

Maryse will discuss the landscape and economy of the region, as well as its inhabitants and their history.

For more information on how to book, membership and all upcoming lectures in 2021, please follow the links on the Cercle Français website.

Lectures are £5.00 for non-members.

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