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
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:
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...
01 42 85 09 57 / 06 37 56 95 21
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, etc., 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.
We are 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, Bois de Boulogne. They will not be coming to France in 2022 but hope to return in 2023. Details of future plans will be announced on our web site.
Friends (€25 p.a.) are entitled to free tickets to the play, and concessions for all Tower Theatre shows.
Information - Marcus Moore, Tel: 06 71 08 50 02, email@example.com
Grapevine Association is a group in Aix-les-Bains who meet once a month to promote the English language and British culture. Founded in 1992, activities include conversation evenings, illustrated talks and outings. Emphasis is on the spoken word and topics related to the British culture and traditions. A friendly group for anyone who would like to improve their English and become acquainted with the British way of life.
President: Joy Lorcery
04 79 54 70 66
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 musicals 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.
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.
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
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 2022, we intend to perform the programme initially planned for 2020 and 2021 with three operas – Faust (Gounod), La Traviata (Verdi) and The Merry Widow (Lehár).
President John Grimmett
Les Capucins, 49150 Baugé en Anjou
06 13 25 32 83
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Visits: Ghislaine Elliott email@example.com