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ENGLAND AND THE ENGLISH

Is there an association, society or club not yet listed here that’s dedicated to England and the English where you live in France? If so, we’d like to hear from them. Why not ask their Chairman or a committee member to contact the British Community Committee by e-mailing us on britishinfrance@gmail.com

The English-Speaking Union France

The ESU is an international educational charity present in some 50 countries worldwide, whose aim is to promote understanding and friendship through the use of English as a common language.

The activities of the four French branches include monthly cultural programmes, trips and exchanges, and participating in the ESU Public Speaking Competition in London. Every year, an internship programme for an English-speaking student and a French student is organised between Westminster and the Assemblée Nationale.

National President Béatrix de Montgermont-Keil
21 rue Michel Ange, 75016 Paris
01 46 51 55 24
www.esu.org/branches/branch.asp?b=611

Paris President - Luce Loussouarn
8 villa de Ségur, 75007 Paris
ljloussouarn@free.fr
www.esu.org/branches/branch.asp?b=666

Loire Valley President - Margaret Coleman
53, Grande rue, 49400 Saumur
02 41 38 54 24
www.esu-loire-valley.fr/

Bordeaux President - Florence Cartigny
24 rue d’Audenge, 33000 Bordeaux
06 10 10 48 51

Strasbourg President - Erik Harremocs
4 rue de l’Ablette, 67000 Strasbourg
03 88 31 64 03
www.esu.org/branches/branch.asp?b=667

The Royal Society of Saint George

The Paris Branch of the Society was founded in 1937 and organises various social occasions for English people and their friends. In the course of the year, the Branch organises the President’s cocktail party; a golf match followed by a dinner open to non-golfers; an AGM at the Chancery of the British Embassy with a cocktail party on the terrace afterwards; a picnic at Longchamp racecourse, and other functions.

Proposer and seconder normally required.

President: alicia.suminski@free.fr

The English Cathedral Choir of Paris

The Choir is conducted by counter-tenor and composer Christopher Wells, who was a cathedral chorister under the choir's patron Sir David Willcocks.

For more than twenty years the EEC has been promoting English cathedral music throughout France's churches and cathedrals, taking part in religious ceremonies, services, weddings, carols; as well larger orchestral works, festivals, TV and radio brodcasts.

Members include former English cathedral choristers and university choral scholars, but good musicians of all nationalities are welcome.

Odile and Christopher Wells
01 42 72 73 76
pepysmusic@hotmail.com
www.ecc-paris.org