Novembre 2017

November is the month for the French Market. We look forward to seeing you at Unley to celebrate this time of conviviality which, for the first time, will bring together more than 35 exhibitors. Try your luck in our  raffle to win a return trip to Paris or a dinner prepared in your home by a French chef!

Novembre est le mois du French Market. Nous vous attendons donc à Unley pour célébrer ce grand moment de convivialité qui réunira pour la première fois pas moins de 35 exposants. Tentez votre chance à notre  loterie pour gagner un voyage AR à Paris ou un dîner préparé chez vous par un chef français !

Coming In November:


French Market

Friday, 24 November - 5pm-10pm
day, 25 November - 10am-10pm
Soldiers' Memorial Gardens, Unley

The French Market is fast approaching! Keep an eye on the  French Market website, as well as our  Facebook page and  Instagram to learn more about all the amazing French stalls, food and entertainment that we have planned. Come on by and get a taste of all things French!


French Market Raffle

Saturday, 25 November - 4pmSoldiers' Memorial Gardens, Unley

Ready to fly to Paris? The raffle is back on at this year's French Market and you will have the opportunity to win wonderful prizes!
First prize is two return flights to Paris plus 2 nights accommodation, thanks to Singapore Airlines and Hotel du Nord et de l'Est. Find out more about all the raffle prizes that you can  win here or you can also buy raffle tickets online for  only $5 here


Beaujolais Night

Friday, 24 November - 5pm-10pm
Soldiers' Memorial Gardens, Unley

Join us for a special night as we celebrate the first night of the Market with a shipment of Beaujolais Nouveau by Trenel de Chapoutier, as Emmanuelle Bekkers from Bekkers Wine presents a series of talks in the bar about the history of Beaujolais Nouveau, French wine and regions. Find out more on  the French Market website.


L'Œuvre de  Nikos Kazantzakis

Monday, 13th November - 6pm
Alliance Francaise, 319 Young St, Wayville

Georges Stassinakis,

Président du Comité de coordination de la Société internationale des Amis de Nikos Kazantzakis, will be joining us to give a conference on the works of Nikos Kazantzakis, author of  Zorba the Greek which inspired the film of the same name

and his links with France.

To register, please email us at The conference will be in both English and French.


Ciné-club -  Jules et Jim

Wednesday, 22 November - 6pm
Alliance Française, 319 Young St, Wayville

For this month's Ciné-club, we will be screening  Jules et Jim, a 1962 French romantic drama by François Truffaut. Set around the time of the First World War, the film follows the tragic love triangle between French Bohemian Jim, his shy Austrian friend Jules, and Jules' girlfriend Catherine, played by Jeanne Moreau.

Booking is essential. To register your interest, please email us at by Monday, 20 November, to book your seats. Ciné-club is  free to all members and students.


Club de Lecture

Wednesday, 29 November - 6:30pm-8pm
Alliance Francaise, 319 Young St, Wayville

For this month's Club de Lecture, the club will be discussing  No et Moi by Delphine de Vigan , which tells the story of thirteen-year old Lou, a gifted but lonely child, and Nora (nicknamed No), a homeless girl who Lou interviews for a school project after seeing her at the Gare d'Austerlitz.

A new way to practise your French, Club de Lecture allows you to develop and improve your reading and comprehension skills.

If you would like to know more, please contact  Laureline.


Movember - Les Poilus

The moustaches are coming! For the month of November, some will be growing out their facial hair for Movember is support of men's health. The AF team, headed up by Arnaud, is called Les Poilus! If you would like to know more, or donate, please contact  Arnaud or vist

Term 4: 16 October - 16 December 2017

Term 4 has began at the Alliance Francaise, so we hope you are learning French with us!
Our courses are available for all ages, levels, and proficiencies, just contact us and we will help you find the class that is just right for you.

Petite Ecole

High School


Enrich your child’s life and open their mind: enrol them
in a French class!
Practice in oral and written skills, listening and reading comprehension and contemporary French culture.Courses designed for everyone from complete beginners to proficient speakers.


Les 2, 3, et 4 novembre prochains, la compagnie de théâtre francophone et francophile,
« Panache » présentera son interprétation d’un grand classique de Marivaux :  Le Mariage de Figaro. Nous avons eu le plaisir de rencontrer Andrew Mackenzie, membre éminent de la troupe.

<Andrew McKenzie performing the role of David, 2017, in  Le Bâillon by Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt>.


Andrew, parlez-moi de la compagnie « Panache »?

« Panache » a été, si je puis dire, « l’organe dramatique » de l’Alliance Française d’Adélaïde pendant une cinquantaine d’années, avant d’être officiellement inscrite sur le registre des compagnies indépendantes d’Australie du Sud en 2014. J’y ai fait mes débuts en 1966 alors que j’étais étudiant à l’université. Une passion pour le théâtre français réunit tous ses membres.

Quels critères prenez-vous en considération dans le choix de vos pièces ? 

Nous essayons de revisiter les grands classiques français mais nous choisissons surtout nos pièces en fonction de nos acteurs. Le succès d’une pièce repose essentiellement sur une bonne distribution des rôles.

Quelles sont vos pièces de théâtre préférées ?

C’est une question tellement difficile ! Cela dépend des jours ! J’hésite entre  Antigone d’Anouilh et  Cyrano de Bergerac d’Edmond Rostand.  Le Malade Imaginaire est également à citer.

Enfin, quel serait le conseil que vous donneriez à une personne francophile qui rêverait de faire du théâtre en français?

Faites-le ! N’hésitez pas ! Je trouve le fait de jouer en français libérateur.


Palace Nova -  The Midwife

In Cinemas 26 October
Palace Nova Cinemas, 3 Cinema Pl, Adelaide

The Midwife (Sage Femme) a French drama film starring Catherine Frot and Catherine Deneuve, has come to the big screen at Palace Nova.

We have a  FIVE DOUBLE PASSES to give away to this marvellous film, available to Members of the Alliance Francaise d'Adelaide. To enter, email  Andrei with your name and why you would like to see this film! Winners will be contacted via return email by Sunday 5th November.

Tickets are available here

Coming events by our friends and partners:


Panache Theatre -   Le Mariage de Figaro

Thur - Sat, 2, 3 and 4 November - 7:30pm
Sat, 4 November - 2pm (Matinee)
Star Theatres, 145 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Hilton

The Marriage of Figaro continues the plot of The Barber of Seville several years later, and recounts a single 'day of madness' (la folle journée) in the palace of Count Almaviva near Seville, Spain. Rosina is now the Countess; Dr. Bartolo is seeking revenge against Figaro for thwarting his plans to marry Rosina himself; and Count Almaviva has degenerated from the romantic youth of Barber into a scheming, bullying, skirt-chasing scoundrel.

This performance is in French with English surtitles.

Tickets are available here

City of Unley - Unley, France and the First World War

Friday, 10th November - 6pm
Unley Town Hall, Oxford Terrace, Unley

Uncover our military heritage and contribution to the victory on the western front. French historian and Flinders University lecturer, Dr Romain Fathi, will discuss Unley's involvement in WWI and its special connections to Pozières.

More information here

City of Unley -  French Artefacts Road Show

Sunday, 26th November - 2:30pm - 4pm
Unley Museum, 80 Edmund Avenue, Unley

Bring in your artefacts and antiques from France during WWI. Discover their history and have them assessed by French historian, Dr Romain Fathi of Flinders University.

More information here

Asterix vs The World!

November 18-19
Adelaide Showgrounds

Stuart A Blair, the pop culture historian, will be at Supernova Comic-Con to compare Asterix and other classic European comic book characters to their American, British and Australian counterparts.

The presentation will be a fun and informative investigation into the influence of comic book literature in global society, the unique styles of art, story content, and the sub-cultures of fans tht dedicate their lives to the celebration of their favourite hero.


Opéra de Paris -   Don Carlos

Sunday, 3 December & Wednesday, 6 December - 11:30am
Palace Nova Cinemas, 3 Cinema Pl, Adelaide

Direct from Opéra Bastille, an all-star cast perform   DON CARLOS for Opéra de Paris. The opera is performed in French, and will screen at Palace Nova with English subtitles. We will have passes to give away so keep an eye on our   Facebook page for details.

Politics, religion, history and psychoanalysis all intertwine in visionary director Krzysztof Warlikowski's new production of Verdi's monumental tale of romance, idealism and devotion in 16th-century Spain.

Tickets are available here