We are proud to take part again this year in the 14th Cork Lifelong Learning Festival.
With a motto Investigate – Participate – Celebrate, the Festival promotes and celebrates learning of all kinds across all age groups, abilities and interests.
Events at Alliance Française de Cork (admission free, all welcome):
Monday 3 April 2017
@1.30 – 2.15pm
BORDEAUX – A VIRTUAL VISIT
Join Matthieu Nivard for the first in a series of talks from staff at Alliance Française de Cork during festival week. Matthieu takes you on a virtual walk through the southern city, exploring Bordeaux’s famous landmarks, tense history, speciality food, rich culture & famous faces. Une vrai experience française not to be missed!
Tuesday 4 April 2017
LUNCHTIME TALK: BEYOND PARIS
An in-depth look into two lesser known, but equally beautiful & interesting, French cities: Tours in the Loire Valley & Caen in Normandy, by natives from each area. Explore the food, history, monuments, culture & more of these dynamic & vibrant cities. Talk by Alliance Française teacher Marie Thevenin & Cultural Assistant, Anousha Bonnemaison.
Wednesday 5 April 2017
@1.15pm – 2pm
LUNCHTIME TALK: STRASBOURG
Discover the frontier city of Strasbourg from a native. Situated on the French/German border this vibrant city blends
French & German architectural & cultural influences. Hear about the famous Christmas Market, the speciality food of the region.
Thursday 6 April 2017
@2pm – 2.30pm
LATE LUNCH TALK: EXPLORE PADUA
Join Marina Oracolo, Padua native, to explore that venerable Italian city as she recounts its deep & illustrious history. Padua is home to one of Europe’s most prestigious universities & is rich in culture. Learn why it is known as the City of the Cafe without Doors, the City of the Saint without a Name, and the City of Meadows without Grass.
Friday 7 April 2017
@1.30pm – 2.15pm
LUNCHTIME TALK: THE CHATEAUX DE LA LOIRE
Uncover aspects of the French Renaissance through the châteaux of the Loire Valley in central France. Examine the history & geography of French castles, and learn the histories of their past residents.
Hosted by Alliance Française de Cork teacher, Léonie Tauron.
Places limited, booking preferred.