French Festival

Espace immense, multilingue, espace de pollinisation, de créolisation, d’influences réciproques” (Leila Slimani), the Francophonie gathers 300 million of French-speaking people around the world.

Every year in March, the 88 members of the Organisation internationale de la francophonie (OIF) celebrate the French language they share and the cultural and linguistic diversity they represent. They also have values in common (promoting peace, democracy and human rights) and support education, training and gender equality.

The UK network of Alliances Françaises and the Institut français du Royaume-Uni dedicate the whole month to events and initiatives celebrating la langue de Molière, Maryse Condé and Léopold Sédar Senghor.

We are happy to organise the first ever "Festival de la Francophonie" in Milton Keynes!

What to expect?
🇫🇷 Meet the teachers and discuss how you can learn French with Alliance Française MK (for teenagers and adults), Les Poussins (for bilingual families) et La Jolie Ronde (for children and after-school clubs)
- Discuss your translation needs with Claire Husaunndee from French Matters 
- Discover French speaking holiday destinations with Michael Rickard from Not Just Travel 

+ Food and drinks:
French pâtisseries by David Illa
French cheese and bread by The Farm Deli
🥞Savoury and sweet crêpes by The Biscuiterie Mobile Crêperie and Dessert Van
Brioches by Brioche Pasquier UK
🍷 Onsite bar (selling wine, beers, soft drinks) and charcuterie platters by V and B Northampton

+ African crafts and design
Prepare your summer buying colourful high quality handmade accessories from Togo with Stéphanie and Lenaa'D, fashion designer & textile artist

+ live performance:
3pm to 3.45pm: French songs and covers by Gaël & Laurence
4pm to 4.15pm: Les Poussins de MK
4.30pm to 5.15pm: "Chansons françaises" by Les Frères Amri 
5.30pm to 6pm: Karaoké

+ 3 workshops in French (please register for those):
3.15pm to 4pm: Art in French workshop 
4.15pm to 5pm: Raw Chocolate and Essential Oils Workshop 
5.15pm to 6pm: Meet Zoé Brocaille, author of Journal d’une fausse Parisienne in London + writing workshop

York House Centre
from 3pm until 6pm
Saturday 23rd March 2024

Link to the Facebook event: 

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