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  • Thierry Viennois: The painter Hebert
    Thierry Viennois: The painter Hebert
    Thu, 18 Apr
    Lit & Phil, Newcastle upon Tyne
    18 Apr 2024, 19:00 – 20:30
    Lit & Phil, Newcastle upon Tyne, 23 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE, UK
    18 Apr 2024, 19:00 – 20:30
    Lit & Phil, Newcastle upon Tyne, 23 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE, UK
    Ernest Hébert was born in Grenoble in 1817 He was a French academic painter who was mainly self-taught although he took lessons in Paris while studying Law. His first success came with Le Tasse en prison, which depicts. a prisoner receiving a visitor in his cell.
  • Catherine Greensmith: My Aunt's Pen (La plume de ma tante)
    Catherine Greensmith: My Aunt's Pen (La plume de ma tante)
    Tue, 14 May
    Lit & Phil, Newcastle upon Tyne
    14 May 2024, 19:00 – 20:30
    Lit & Phil, Newcastle upon Tyne, 23 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE, UK
    14 May 2024, 19:00 – 20:30
    Lit & Phil, Newcastle upon Tyne, 23 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE, UK
    This talk will discuss the many challenges of translation in daily life, literature and business. Catherine will give us examples of cultural and linguistic difficulties encountered in the process of translating.
  • Odile Hughson: My Provence and Marseille
    Odile Hughson: My Provence and Marseille
    Thu, 06 Jun
    Lit & Phil, Newcastle upon Tyne
    06 Jun 2024, 19:00 – 07 Jun 2024, 21:00
    Lit & Phil, Newcastle upon Tyne, 23 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE, UK
    06 Jun 2024, 19:00 – 07 Jun 2024, 21:00
    Lit & Phil, Newcastle upon Tyne, 23 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE, UK
    Odile will talk about Provence and the city of Marseille where she was born.
  • Brigitte Thibaut: Some iconic couples
    Brigitte Thibaut: Some iconic couples
    Wed, 13 Mar
    Virtual Event
    13 Mar 2024, 19:00 – 20:30
    Virtual Event
    13 Mar 2024, 19:00 – 20:30
    Virtual Event
    Their names were René and Juliette; Edith and Michel; Yves and Simone; Jean and Jean; to name but a few. In spite of difficulties, separation even, their relationships have survived the many traumas of life and earned them a place in the Pantheon of famous lovers.
  • Claude Rapport: French inventions from the greatest to the most eccentric
    Claude Rapport: French inventions from the greatest to the most eccentric
    Tue, 13 Feb
    Virtual Event
    13 Feb 2024, 19:00 – 20:30
    Virtual Event
    13 Feb 2024, 19:00 – 20:30
    Virtual Event
    Radium, the shoe, the umbrella, even preserving methods… Claude will start with inventions connected with food and transport and then move on to many more French inventions.
  • Cédric Cabanne: Judaism in France
    Cédric Cabanne: Judaism in France
    Wed, 24 Jan
    Virtual Event
    24 Jan 2024, 19:00 – 20:30
    Virtual Event
    24 Jan 2024, 19:00 – 20:30
    Virtual Event
    Although France appears to have been a place of asylum and refuge for European Jews in the 19th & 20th centuries, we should be aware that the Jewish community was present in France a long time before this, even before France existed as a nation. The Jewish community contributed to the establishment.
  • Epiphany Celebration -  fête des Rois
    Epiphany Celebration -  fête des Rois
    Fri, 05 Jan
    Dobson House, Regent Centre
    05 Jan 2024, 18:30 – 21:00
    Dobson House, Regent Centre, Dobson House, Gosforth, Regent Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 3PF, UK
    05 Jan 2024, 18:30 – 21:00
    Dobson House, Regent Centre, Dobson House, Gosforth, Regent Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 3PF, UK
  • Annie Kean: The French language at the service of international diplomacy
    Annie Kean: The French language at the service of international diplomacy
    Thu, 14 Dec
    Virtual Event
    14 Dec 2023, 19:00 – 20:30
    Virtual Event
    14 Dec 2023, 19:00 – 20:30
    Virtual Event
    This conference is in three parts: The first part describes the origin and the evolution of the French language up to the French revolution, with an emphasis on the kings who were instrumental in making French the official language of the country and the writers who contributed to its embellishment
  • Martinique
    Martinique
    Tue, 21 Nov
    Virtual Event
    21 Nov 2023, 19:00 – 20:30
    Virtual Event
    21 Nov 2023, 19:00 – 20:30
    Virtual Event
    Paule will take us on a discovery of the island of Martinique which is also known as the Flower Island for the beauty of its luxuriant vegetation. We will discover its geography, history, beautiful landscapes et traditions. Paule will answer questions after the video.
  • Damien Hall: The history of the French language
    Damien Hall: The history of the French language
    Tue, 17 Oct
    Lit & Phil, Newcastle upon Tyne
    17 Oct 2023, 19:00 – 20:30
    Lit & Phil, Newcastle upon Tyne, 23 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE, UK
    17 Oct 2023, 19:00 – 20:30
    Lit & Phil, Newcastle upon Tyne, 23 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE, UK
  • General Assembly following Travel to Martinique
    General Assembly following Travel to Martinique
    Thu, 08 Jun
    Lit & Phil, Newcastle upon Tyne
    08 Jun 2023, 19:00
    Lit & Phil, Newcastle upon Tyne, 23 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE, UK
    08 Jun 2023, 19:00
    Lit & Phil, Newcastle upon Tyne, 23 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE, UK
  • The Ariane rocket
    The Ariane rocket
    Wed, 17 May
    Lit & Phil,Newcastle upon Tyne
    17 May 2023, 19:00
    Lit & Phil,Newcastle upon Tyne, 23 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE, UK
    17 May 2023, 19:00
    Lit & Phil,Newcastle upon Tyne, 23 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE, UK
  • The mining railway of Mure
    The mining railway of Mure
    Thu, 20 Apr
    Lit & Phil, Newcastle upon Tyne
    20 Apr 2023, 19:00
    Lit & Phil, Newcastle upon Tyne, 23 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE, UK
    20 Apr 2023, 19:00
    Lit & Phil, Newcastle upon Tyne, 23 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE, UK
  • Exploring the auld alliance between Scotland and France
    Exploring the auld alliance between Scotland and France
    Mon, 06 Mar
    Online only
    06 Mar 2023, 19:00
    Online only, Zoom
    06 Mar 2023, 19:00
    Online only, Zoom
  • Great Actors of French Films
    Great Actors of French Films
    Thu, 16 Feb
    Online only
    16 Feb 2023, 19:00
    Online only, Zoom
    16 Feb 2023, 19:00
    Online only, Zoom
  • The music and dance of Josephine Baker
    The music and dance of Josephine Baker
    Wed, 25 Jan
    Lit & Phil,Newcastle upon Tyne
    25 Jan 2023, 19:00
    Lit & Phil,Newcastle upon Tyne, 23 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE, UK
    25 Jan 2023, 19:00
    Lit & Phil,Newcastle upon Tyne, 23 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE, UK
  • Cancelled  -  Celebrate the Epihany
    Cancelled  -  Celebrate the Epihany
    Fri, 06 Jan
    Lit & Phil, Newcastle upon Tyne
    06 Jan 2023, 19:00
    Lit & Phil, Newcastle upon Tyne, 23 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE, UK
    06 Jan 2023, 19:00
    Lit & Phil, Newcastle upon Tyne, 23 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE, UK
    Event cancelled
  • Molière and Lully
    Molière and Lully
    Tue, 13 Dec
    Lit & Phil, Newcastle upon Tyne
    13 Dec 2022, 19:00
    Lit & Phil, Newcastle upon Tyne, 23 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE, UK
    13 Dec 2022, 19:00
    Lit & Phil, Newcastle upon Tyne, 23 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE, UK
    The King wants a dance Comedy Ballets at the court of Louis XI

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