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Title: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: moonforest on March 19, 2016, 09:31:22 PM
Would anyone be interested in attending a monthly French conversation group in Marple?
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: stanr on March 20, 2016, 08:07:53 AM
Yes I would be interested depending on where and when
stan
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: moonforest on March 20, 2016, 09:16:11 AM
Thank you for your response Stan. My idea would be meeting once a month somewhere local, nothing too formal just an opportunity for people to get together and practice spoken French with each other. Perhaps during the evening and maybe meet somewhere like the Navigation, or anywhere else that people might prefer.
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: Andy on March 21, 2016, 08:36:09 AM

J'aimerais venir. Mais mon français parlé est pas très bon

Au revior
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: nbt on March 21, 2016, 11:31:46 AM
Moi aussi, si possible.
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: moonforest on March 24, 2016, 08:48:24 AM
Thank you all for the replies. I propose next Thursday (31st) evening at 8 o'clock in the Navi, if that suits everyone?
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: Deniseam on March 24, 2016, 04:58:42 PM
Its quiz night at the Navigation on Thursdays.  It might be a bit noisy.  Maybe you could write the answers in French. 
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: Dave on March 24, 2016, 05:35:21 PM
Peut etre essayer La Bague de Cloches? 
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: admin on March 24, 2016, 05:38:45 PM
Peut etre essayer La Bague de Cloches?

Ils ont un quiz sur trop
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: moonforest on March 24, 2016, 07:05:22 PM
I have just spoken to Susan at the Ringers and she tells me that Wednesday evenings are nice and quiet, also if necessary we can have part of the pub all to ourselves if the group needs it. How does Wednesday 30th at 8 o'clock suit?
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: stanr on March 25, 2016, 05:43:23 PM
Thanks Wednesday 8pm is fine with me. Have you any idea how many are likely to be there and will it be all male ?

Stan
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: nbt on March 26, 2016, 10:49:09 AM
Someone's been using Google translate :)

I can't guarantee attendance sorry, my main problem at the moment is free time and Wednesday is often busy: however if I am free I will pop round to the Ringers. Hopefully I will be able to make it:
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: Dave on March 26, 2016, 02:43:07 PM
Even Google Translate would come up with something better than 'La Bague de Cloches'!    ;D
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: moonforest on March 27, 2016, 05:41:49 PM
I'll be at the Ringers on Wednesday at 8 o'clock and hopefully get to meet some of you. I'll have a French flag on the table! I will be putting a card in the Post Office window next week so we'll see how much interest there is, and hopefully we'll be able to build up a nice little group for our French conversations.  :)
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: nbt on March 30, 2016, 04:58:57 PM
I'm free tonight so I'll see you at the Ringers :)
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: moonforest on March 30, 2016, 06:03:31 PM
Card is now in the Post Office window,  à ce soir!  :)
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: nbt on March 30, 2016, 09:43:54 PM
It was a really nice evening, I'm looking forward to the next one!
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: moonforest on March 30, 2016, 10:00:17 PM
Thank you nbt and Stan, it was lovely to meet you both!  :) I look forward to the next meeting on Wednesday 27th April. A la prochaine fois.  :)
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: Henry_ on March 31, 2016, 10:20:13 AM
I am interested in attending this in the future
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: stanr on March 31, 2016, 12:48:28 PM
Hier soir au ROB c'etait tres bien passe grace a MF et NBT.

It will be interesting to see how the group develops with different personalities and abilities.

On verra !!
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: moonforest on March 31, 2016, 02:24:55 PM
I am interested in attending this in the future
Hi Henry, you are very welcome to come along and join us  :)
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: moonforest on April 06, 2016, 07:19:34 PM
Votre français est un peu rouillé - is your French a little rusty? Would you like to meet others to practice your French conversation with? We are a small and informal group who meet in the Ringers on the last Wednesday of every month from 8 o'clock. Any level of ability welcome, all that is necessary is a love of the French language and the desire to meet others who also enjoy the same passion for speaking it. Nous espérons vous rencontrer bientôt!
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: moonforest on April 22, 2016, 04:18:37 PM
REMINDER: The next group meeting is this coming Wednesday 27th at 8 o'clock in the Ring 'O' Bells.
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: stanr on April 27, 2016, 08:45:27 AM
Sorry Catherine will not be able to attend tonight due to illness and will be away on holiday at the end of May so will miss that meeting too. Please keep me posted with developments numbers etc.

Thanks Stan
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: nbt on April 27, 2016, 10:10:45 AM
We'll miss you Stan

I'll be there, hoping to see a couple of friends down too but can't guarantee it
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: moonforest on April 27, 2016, 10:48:05 AM
Aww Stan, thank you for letting us know, we will definitely miss you! I have had a couple of phone calls resulting from the Post Office ad so hopefully there will be some new faces joining us this evening. Will keep you posted, Stan.  :)
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: moonforest on April 27, 2016, 11:18:26 PM
Thank you all for a lovely evening! The next French conversation group will meet on Wednesday 18th May.  :)
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: stanr on April 28, 2016, 08:54:55 AM
Thanks Catherine, sounds like you had a good evening with some new people !!  I had assumed the May meeting would be the 25th but as it is the 18th should be able to attend.

Stan
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: moonforest on May 14, 2016, 09:50:33 PM
REMINDER: The next French conversation group meeting is this Wednesday 18th May, 8 o'clock at the Ringers.  :)
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: admin on May 15, 2016, 09:13:19 AM
I've merged two threads on this subject. Really pleased that the forum has helped this group get started, well done!
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: moonforest on May 19, 2016, 08:07:25 AM
Thank you all for another lovely evening! Looking forward to reading about our group in next month's Marple Review and hoping our group will expand.  :)
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: moonforest on June 25, 2016, 07:41:33 AM
REMINDER: The next meeting is on Wednesday the 29th June, 8 o'clock at the Ringers.  :)
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: nbt on June 25, 2016, 09:51:51 PM
See you there!
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: moonforest on June 29, 2016, 10:09:34 PM
Thank you everyone for another lovely evening  :)
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: moonforest on July 26, 2016, 09:43:26 AM
REMINDER: The group will be meeting tomorrow, Wednesday 27th at 8 o'clock  :)
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: moonforest on August 26, 2016, 02:08:50 PM
REMINDER: This month's meeting is on Wednesday 31st at 8 o'clock.  :)
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: nbt on August 26, 2016, 09:05:04 PM
Sorry, having missed last month I will be unable you attend this month either. Hope to see you all in September though!
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: moonforest on August 27, 2016, 08:13:40 AM
Look forward to seeing you then, nbt!  :)
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: nbt on September 25, 2016, 10:31:04 PM
Having missed the last two meetings due to (separate) holidays, I hope to see you all again this coming Wednesday, 28th September?
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: moonforest on September 26, 2016, 12:56:43 PM
Hi nbt, yes the meeting is this Wednesday, look forward to seeing you.
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: nbt on October 24, 2016, 01:40:11 PM
A reminder that the French evening is this Wednesday 26th october, 8pm at the Ring O'Bells. You don't have to speak fluent french, we welcome and encourage all who are interested in speaking or even just listening to french

As a reminder also, Marple Exploring The Arts will be showing a french film the following evening, Thursday October 27th

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Meetings are normally held fortnightly on Thursdays at 7.30pm at the Marple United Reformed Church, Hibbert Lane, Marple, SK6 7NN
Non Members welcome: £6 per meeting.
All refreshments are included.

October 27th
Film night: Le Havre (2011, PG, 1hr 33 min, comedy drama, French with English subtitles)
In this warm-hearted portrait of the French harbour city that gives the film its name, fate throws a young African refugee into the path of a well-spoken bohemian who works as a shoeshiner. The director’s deadpan wit hits a graceful note with Le Havre, a comedy/drama that's sweet, sad, and uplifting in equal measure.

http://www.marple-uk.com/smf/index.php?topic=4546.msg42464#msg42464
http://www.marple-uk.com/arts/

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1508675/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: nbt on November 28, 2016, 01:52:17 PM
A reminder that this month's evening meeting is this Wednesday, 30th November - 8pm in the Ring o'Bells. All welcome


I must apologise, I've just realised I'm double booked so I may be a little late arriving - I will endeavour to change the conflicting appointment!


A bientôt!
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: nbt on November 28, 2016, 02:51:20 PM
Conflicting appointment rescheduled, I'll see you all at 8pm on Wednesday
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: nbt on November 29, 2016, 11:14:09 AM
Marple French Group meet on the last Wednesday of each month at 8pm in the Ring o'Bells. we are a friendly and inclusive group who welcome all who have an interest in speaking or listening to spoken French, and those who are interested in all thing French in general. All ability levels are welcome from fluent speakers to beginners
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: nbt on January 24, 2017, 09:30:03 AM
Just a reminder that this month's meeting will take place tomorrow Wednesday 25th at 8pm in the Ring o'Bells. I've spoken to Mike the landlord and he's happy for all to attend, even those still at school studying for GCSEs - come and down and join in!

Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: nbt on February 21, 2017, 09:18:58 PM
A reminder that the French evening is tomorrow Wednesday 22nd February, 8pm at the Ring O'Bells. You don't have to speak fluent french, we welcome and encourage all who are interested in speaking or even just listening to french. Francophones of all ages are welcome
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: nbt on March 28, 2017, 12:48:03 PM
A reminder that the French evening is tomorrow Wednesday 29th March, 8pm at the Ring O'Bells. You don't have to speak fluent french, we welcome and encourage all who are interested in speaking or even just listening to french. Francophones of all ages are welcome
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: nbt on April 24, 2017, 02:58:24 PM
In a break fro the norm, I've remembered a couple of days in advance to log on and remind people of the forthcoming meeting - two days hence, 8pm Wednesday at the Ring o'Bells

You can follow (interact with) the Marple French Twitter account here, if you are that way inclined. https://twitter.com/marplefrench
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: nbt on June 28, 2017, 08:23:55 AM
Been a while since this thread was updated - this month's meeting is TONIGHT! Francophones of all ages are welcome, remember this might be your last chance to brush up on your french before the Tour de France kicks off this weekend (in Germany)
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: nbt on July 26, 2017, 09:53:59 AM
Once more unto the pub, mes amis - here is your monthly reminder that Marple French Group will be meeting tonight for a social chat in the Ringers at 8pm. Sadly, there won't be a meeting in August as many of the regulars will be en vacances!
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: nbt on September 25, 2017, 08:55:01 AM
Only a few days till the next meeting: 8pm Wednesday at the Ring o'Bells. Hope to see you there!
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: stanr on September 29, 2017, 05:18:44 PM
What is the average number attending this group and the average age. Thnks


stanr
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: nbt on October 04, 2017, 07:25:10 PM
Bonsoir Stan

Numbers vary from half a dozen to a dozen each month. Ages range from recent graduates to those who've taken retirement and are enjoying a new lease of life, though the average age is somewhat skewed towards the latter
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: nbt on November 29, 2017, 09:19:09 AM
Doesn't time fly?! This month's meeting is tonight, 8pm in the Ring o'Bells
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: nbt on January 23, 2018, 11:35:34 AM
The calendar has been updated to show the planned meeting dates for 2018 - the first meeting will be 8pm on Wednesday Jan 31st. Hope to see plenty of you at the Ring o'Bells!
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: nbt on March 28, 2018, 02:15:39 PM
Last month's meeting coincided with the snow that blanketed Marple, so the meeting was a little quiet - though it did go ahead and Chas and I had a nice chat.

Hopefully tonight's meeting will be easier to get to, hope to see a few people down
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: nbt on April 18, 2018, 02:12:41 PM
Advance warning this month, one week till this month's meeting - Weds 25th April, 8pm at the Ring o'Bells
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: nbt on June 25, 2018, 12:01:46 PM
whoops, forgot to alert people to May's meeting - apologies for that. June's meeting  is in 2 days - Wed 27th June, 8pm at the Ring o'Bells. Anyone wanting to practise French is welcome to come along to this free social evening - you don't have to be fluent and help will be freely available. If you have any questions feel free to ask here or message me
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: amazon on June 25, 2018, 04:57:11 PM
whoops, forgot to alert people to May's meeting - apologies for that. June's meeting  is in 2 days - Wed 27th June, 8pm at the Ring o'Bells. Anyone wanting to practise French is welcome to come along to this free social evening - you don't have to be fluent and help will be freely available. If you have any questions feel free to ask here or message me
Dont the u3a do a french group they used to meet at the windsor castle pub .
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: nbt on June 26, 2018, 09:04:05 AM
they may do, but U3A is aimed at the more mature generation (University of the 3rd Age - retired people). I've another 20 years before I retire and some of our regulars are much younger than me
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: amazon on June 26, 2018, 10:22:21 AM
they may do, but U3A is aimed at the more mature generation (University of the 3rd Age - retired people). I've another 20 years before I retire and some of our regulars are much younger than me
ok i was not to no that was i .
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: nbt on June 26, 2018, 10:54:15 AM
True, and some people may appreciate the chance to join the U3A group as well as Marple French Group, thank you for pointing it out
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: emmaa91 on July 02, 2018, 08:09:10 AM
Hey guys I'm new in Marple and I'm really keen on practicing my French so can't wait for the next event! Would there be anyone interested in practicing with me some evening after work?
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: nbt on July 25, 2018, 10:23:45 AM
Gosh, time flies. Tonight's the night for this month's meeting - you might well hear us talking french but if not just ask at the bar and they'll point you in the right direction. Last month the weather was so lovely we at in the beer garden so fingers crossed we can do the same tonight

emmaa91, hope to see you come along?
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: nbt on August 28, 2018, 05:06:19 PM
This months's Marple French Group meeting is tomorrow, Wed 29th August, 8pm at the Ring o'Bells. Anyone wanting to practise French is welcome to come along to this free social evening - you don't have to be fluent and help will be freely available. If you have any questions feel free to ask here or in the event discussion
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: nbt on September 25, 2018, 02:49:36 PM
This months's Marple French Group meeting is tomorrow, Wed 26th September, 8pm at the Ring o'Bells. Anyone wanting to practise French is welcome to come along to this free social evening - you don't have to be fluent and help will be freely available. If you have any questions feel free to ask here or in the event discussion on facebook - https://www.facebook.com/events/651241181904631/?event_time_id=651241185237964
Title: Re: Marple French Conversation Group
Post by: nbt on October 29, 2018, 01:26:04 PM
This months's Marple French Group meeting is this Wednesday,  31st October at 8pm in the Ring o'Bells. Anyone wanting to practise French is welcome to come along to this free social evening - you don't have to be fluent and help will be freely available. If you have any questions feel free to ask here or on facebook

https://www.facebook.com/marplefrenchgroup/?eid=ARCsVY_mVASe_9QjheJb0XbBS09hKgjaDGxIfVc4zK9-G7N6258haQKC0nxAPMZm2b65QyUc63mjrSA8 (https://www.facebook.com/marplefrenchgroup/?eid=ARCsVY_mVASe_9QjheJb0XbBS09hKgjaDGxIfVc4zK9-G7N6258haQKC0nxAPMZm2b65QyUc63mjrSA8)