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Christmas Markets in Brussels

Christmas Markets in Brussels (25/11-1/01)

Time flies… it’s already December and 2016 is almost over… Even though we cannot say that this year has been the happiest one for French and Belgian people, today we invite you to travel to the heart of Europe for Christmas. On paper, Brussels can be kind of bland – for a lot of people, […]

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What's a Beaujolais Nouveau

What’s a Beaujolais Nouveau?

Did you know that the third Thursday of November is the official day for the release of the newest wine on the market, Beaujolais Nouveau? As stipulated in the French law, Beaujolais Nouveau will be released onto the market at the stroke of midnight – precisely 12:01 am. Each autumn this release is followed by […]

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7 Best French TV Programmes For Learning French

Well, I know, it isn’t always easy to learn a foreign language… that learning process sometimes can seem a bit too tedious… But there’s a way to improve your language skills that’ll entertain you and be useful in equal measures – watch some TV series… This way, while following a compelling story and having some […]

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Pierre Etaix at Cork French Film Festival 2012

Un géant du cinéma français nous a quitté

The great Pierre Étaix, a giant of French cinema, has sadly passed away on Friday 14th October 2016. Étaix, clown, magician, screenwriter, actor-director, was one of the kings of French Comic Cinema, having worked in the course of his outstanding career with greats like Jacques Tati and Jean-Claude Carrière, with whom he became firm friends. […]

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A free evening of music at AFCork

Soirée Musicale – Concert of French Music

An evening of 19th Century & Contemporary French Composers, with Maria Mulcahy (Flute) and David O’Sullivan (Keyboard) Venue: Alliance Française de Cork Galerie Date: Wednesday 9th November 2016 Time: 6.30pm Admission free, all welcome! Places are limited – booking essential. We are delighted to welcome you to Alliance Francaise de Cork Galerie for our upcoming […]

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Replanting the Blue Snail Garden at AFCork

Replanting the Blue Snail Garden

an exhibition by Canadian artist Heidi Etsell 26th October– 16th December 2016 In 2011, Heidi began planting what she calls the Blue Snail Garden: a place with imagination for soil and where stories, drawings, paintings and decorative objects grow in abundance. In 2016, Heidi ‘washed up’ on the shore of Ireland after a failed attempt to move […]

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Most Common Belgicismes in Belgian French Part 2

Most Common Belgicismes in Belgian French [PART 2]

Belgium doesn’t have its very own language; indeed ‘le Belge’ doesn’t exist… Maybe that’s why Belgium has not just one but three official languages: French, Dutch and German (easy, no?). However, it is French and Dutch that are the most widely spoken in Belgium. This multilingualism leads to the creation of new expressions, called “Belgicismes” […]

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Most Common Belgicismes in Belgian French

Can You Understand Belgian French? [PART 1]

When we talk about the French language, the very first country that crosses our minds is, of course, France. However, as we well know, it is not only in France that we can speak French. Indeed, Belgium is another European country, where we can practise the language of Molière. Even if the French and the […]

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Urban October 2016

Celebrating Cork City Centre’s city spaces. We are delighted to take part in EcCoWell, Cork City Council  and CORE initiative celebrating our city centre and all that’s it got to offer. Free events at AFCork on Thursday 6th October 2016: French language: 6-7.30pm Elementary French Conversation class Irish art: ‘Edge of Place’ exhibition by Cork  artist […]

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Cork Culture Night at AFCork

Cork Culture Night 2016 at AFCork

Friday 16th September 2016 6pm – 11pm Alliance Française de Cork is pleased to take part in Cork Culture Night again this year. This year we celebrate French music and Irish art: 7pm – 8pm International band Soupe du Jour will entertain the public with classic chansons françaises, as well as contemporary pieces with a […]

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