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The official site for the British Community Committee of France

Music, Arts and Theatre

Amicale Culturelle Européenne

The association was formed in Basse-Normandie in 1996 under. Its aim is to promote friendship amongst British residents in Normandy and to facilitate their introduction and communication with French and other European nationals living in the area.

To this end, ACE organises monthly events; these include visits to museums, one or several days’ leisure excursions, country walks, trips to other places of interest, talks or conferences on various matters of interest, and regular luncheons.

President - Marc LEVY
27 place des Fuchsias, 14880 Colleville Montgomery
06 81 10 97 64

marc.levy305@orange.fr

Information - Tom Hegarty
La Noblerie, 50560 Blainville-sur-Mer
02 33 07 17 00
hegarty.thomas@orange.fr

The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

With over 700,000 students, ABRSM is the world’s leading provider of music examinations and assessments.

At centres in France and also online from the comfort of your own home, practical graded examinations are available for all instruments (including voice), at all levels, from novice to confirmed, with no age limit. Exams are open to all. Online theory exams are held from grades 1 to 5 and written exams for Grades 6-8.

Syllabi, fees lists, entry forms and more information available from:

Mr Steven Calvert
British School of Paris
38 quai de l’Ecluse, 78290 Croissy-sur-Seine
01 34 80 45 94
06 15 65 36 73
abrsmrep@sfr.fr
www.abrsm.org

Dear Conjunction Theatre Company

Dear Conjunction, an English and French language theatre company based in Paris, has produced well over 40 plays since its foundation in 1991. DC is still run by its founder members but works with many other professional actors and directors.

As well as productions, DC regularly gives play and poetry readings and is happy to perform at special event throughout the year. We are always eager to welcome new performers, administrators, supporters...

Les Clack
01 42 85 09 57 / 06 37 56 95 21

Trish Kessler
01 42 41 69 65 / 06 31 32 47 84
dearconjunction@wanadoo.fr
www.dearconjunction-paris-theatre.com

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 ECC 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 broadcasts.

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

Friends of Tower Theatre (Paris)

The Friends of the Tower Theatre in Paris (formerly known as Tower Bridge) is a group for lovers of English theatre in Paris which supports the London based Tower Theatre Company for their visits to the Théâtre de Verdure in the Bois de Boulogne. The next production with play in June 2022. Details of the play will be announced on our web site at : https://www.towertheatre.org.uk/paris/

Friends (€25 p.a.) are entitled to free tickets to the play, and concessions for all Tower Theatre shows.

Chairman - Marcus Moore, Tel: 06 71 08 50 02, marcus.moore@mail.com

Grapevine Association, Aix-les-Bains

The Association was founded in 1992 to encourage members to practise their spoken English, widen their knowledge of British traditions and promote British heritage in Aix-les-Bains.

We hold monthly meetings from October to June where activities include talks, games and musical evenings. Each May we have a ceremony near the statue of Queen Victoria opposite the town hall. In September 2019, we will participate in Tutti Frutti and Les Journées du Patrimoine. Our annual Carol Concert will be at St Swithun’s Church.

President: Joy LORCERY
04 79 54 70 66

htpps://grapevineweb.wordpress.com

The International Players

The International Players are a friendly group of over 70 members of all ages and nationalities with a variety of talents, from acting and singing to designing sets and costumes.

We put on English-language productions which cover a range of very different styles from musical and pantomimes to serious plays and comedies.

The group rehearses and performs mainly in St-Germain-en-Laye and Le Pecq. New members are always welcome, even if in France for a short time.


President - Roger Surridge, Tel: 06 86 95 95 22
info@internationalplayers.org

www.internationalplayers.org

International Singers, Lille Métropole

Formed in 2006, we are a high-quality group of singers based in Lille, Hauts-de-France. With a repertoire strong in the musical roots of the Anglophone world, we sing a mix of popular traditional 4-part music.

Now 40 strong, we sing at events in and around Lille, northern France and Belgium. Our concerts over the years have helped to raise several thousand euros for all kinds of local charitable projects.

Musical Director - Simon Fletcher Tel: 06 23 60 27 42

direction@international-singers.eu
www.international-singers.eu

Lux Perpetua

Lux Perpetua is a vibrant international classical choir based in St. Nom-la-Bretèche open to any interested Anglophone singers. Rehearsals are every Friday night from 20.30 to 22.30. If you live in the West of Paris please join us! (Unfortunately, due to Covid 19, we are putting the choir on hold for the moment. Please check our website for updates.)

Director Claire Lewis, Tel: 06 88 20 15 52

Contact singwithluxp@gmail.com

luxperpetuachoir.wixsite.com/luxperpetua

Opéra de Baugé

Opéra de Baugé presents a summer opera festival, with a full orchestra, in the park of Les Capucins. A notable feature of an evening at Opéra de Baugé is the 90-minute dining/picnic interval modelled on Glyndebourne.

Many of our soloists become the stars of tomorrow.

For the 18th season in 2021, we intend to perform the programme initially planned for 2020 with three operas – Faust (Gounod), La Traviata (Verdi) and The Merry Widow (Lehár).

President John Grimmett john@operadebauge.fr
Les Capucins, 49150 Baugé en Anjou

06 13 25 32 83
www.operadebauge.fr

PADFAS - The Arts Society - Paris

Affiliated to The Arts Society U.K., this Franco British society offers a series of illustrated monthly lectures in English, by experts in their fields, on Thursday afternoons from October to May. Lectures are by zoom during the current pandemic and will continue in future in parallel with physical meetings so people outside the Paris area can attend.


Other activities include museum visits etc.; musical evenings; a book club; outings; and an annual 3- or 4-day trip.

Secretary: Phil Dunbar paris@theartssociety.org

Visits: Ghislaine Elliott gamelliott@gmail.com

theartssocietyparis.com

Royal School of Church Music

RSCM France is an autonomous “area” of the Royal School of Church Music, an educational charity working in over forty countries since 1927.

Its mission is to foster and promote high standards in varying styles of music for worship by training and educating musicians (lay people and clergy).

Churches, schools and individuals may all become members of RSCM France (subject to acceptance). Membership gives access to the RSCM’s regular publications, its training schemes for singers and musicians in France and abroad, and a valuable discount on all RSCM materials.

Chair John Crothers, Tel: 01 40 95 13 05

Secretary Shirley Rowson, Tel: 04 94 50 38 46

rscmfrance@gmail.com

rscmfrance.org