The Cultural Agenda
Cultural events are another way of reinforcing your knowledge and understanding of French and French speaking cultures. Whether it is organised by the Alliance française de Manchester or another organisation, you can find out what is happening in our area. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Le Book Club
Autumn - Winter program

Alliance Française de Manchester

The Alliance Française de Manchester is proud to announce the new Book Club selection of books for the coming term!

- Monday 22 September, Germinal by Emile Zola

- Monday 13 October, L'étrange affaire du pantalon de Dassoukine by Fouad Laroui

- Monday 17 November, Rien ne s'oppose à la nuit by Delphine de Vigan

- Monday 15 December, La symphonie pastorale by André Gide

- Monday 19 January, La vagabonde by Colette

Le Book Club will starts at 6.15pm and the conversation is held in French. 
A good intermediate level is recommended 
Complimentary wine - No participation Fee

Visite guidée
The John Rylands Library
Sat 20 September, 3pm - 4pm
@ the John Rylands Library
Free of charge, booking required

Visit the John Rylands Library en français!

This building was opened to the public in 1900 and its neo-gothic style makes it one of the most beautiful libraries in the UK. Its special collection is also one of the largest in the country!

The visit is free of charge but booking is required!
Tel.: 0161306055 or email: 

More info here.

Next visits: 18 October; 15 November
French speaking Films at Cornerhouse
August 2014
@ Cornerhouse

Great films not to be missed this month at the Cornerhouse...

Mood Indigo (Michel Gondry, with Romain Duris and Audrey Tautou), from Friday 1 July 2014

Welcome to New York (Abel Ferrara, with Gérard Depardieu and Jacqueline Bisset), Friday 8 August 2014

Stranger by the Lake (Alain Guiraudie, with Pierre Deladonchamps and Christophe Paou), Wednesday 20 August 2014, 6:20pm

Two Days, One night (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, with Marion Cotillard and Fabrizio Rongione), from 22 August 2014

Blue is the warmest colour (Abdellatif Kechiche, with Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos), Monday 25 August, 2pm. The film will be introduced by Clara Bradbury -Rance- PhD Student in contemporary Film at the University of Manchester. 

Members and students of the Alliance française de Manchester are entitled to a concessionary price for any French-speaking film screen

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Our partners

French Meet-up: Meet French or French speakers in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere!

Epicerie Ludo: Enjoy French food all the year! Members and students of AF de Manchester have a 10% discount by production of their card.

63 Degrés: Enjoy the French gastronomy during a smart and charming dinner. Members and students of AF de Manchester have a 10% discount by production of their card (valid for 2 people).

Manchester French Connection: A website by the University of Manchester which list all the events in Manchester linked to France or Francphonie. No to be missed!

Cornerhouse: AF members get concessionary price on French-speaking world movies!

Cafe Rouge Printworks: A French food restaurant and cafe, where you will enjoy 20% discount on the bill, drinks not included, with your AF membership card.

NCP: Enjoy a discount at the "NCP Chorlton Street" car park (just opposite the AF): £5 for up to 13 hours!

La Petite Ecole de Manchester: the Saturday morning French school for bilingual children (with at least a native French-speaking parent).

Alliance française de Manchester

3rd Floor, 55 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 3HP

Tel : 0161 236 7117

Registered Charity n°1068084

Opening hours:

Mon - Thurs: 10am - 8.30pm

Friday: 10am - 4.30pm

Saturday: 9.30am - 12.30pm