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 -   | Alliance Française du Manitoba, 934 Corydon Ave.
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The My Tiny School family, has been travelling in a school bus turned into a mobile home to discover the different school systems around the world, for two years now. After crossing Europe, they are now in Canada. Don’t miss the chance to meet this Belgian family and see their bus at the Alliance, and hear more about their incredible and inspiring experience!

A102 Fast-Track Begins!

A102 Fast-Track Begins!

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Going on vacation this summer, but still want to squeeze in some French? Or maybe you've got spare time to make some real progress? Try our Fast-track courses! With courses twice a week (Tues & Thurs, 5:30 - 8:30), you can complete a level in just four weeks! Start with A101 from July 2 to July 25, then move on to A102 from July 30 to August 22.

Course Calendar  Register for any course  Register for A101 Fast-Track (July)  Register for A102 Fast-Track (August)


 -   | Saint-Boniface Cathedral
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Movies under the stars continues with the screening of the cartoon Kirikou and the Sorceress. It will take place in the splendorous Saint-Boniface Cathedral ruins.
The movie is about the story of the young Kirikou, who was born in an African village bewitched by the crual Karaba. Kirikou will try to free the village from the spell of this evil witch.
Don't forget to bring your camping chair ! The cartoon is appropriate for kids. Free entrance.


 -   | Maison des Artistes Visuels Francophones
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For the fourth year in a row,  the French community and the Alliance française du Manitoba wish all Winnipeggers to celebrate France's National Day, also known as Bastille Day
Blues Blanc Rouge is the ideal way to mark this special day. It is a free and public event, filled with local music as well with French wine and Manitoban cheese. Thanks to the support of La Maison des Artistes Visuels Francophones and of the 100 NONS, we plan on bringing life, culture and amusement in Saint-Boniface.

A101 Fast Track Begins!

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Going on vacation this summer, but still want to squeeze in some French? Or maybe you've got spare time to make some real progress? Try our Fast-track courses! With courses twice a week (Tues & Thurs, 5:30 - 8:30), you can complete a level in just four weeks! Start with A101 from July 2 to July 25, then move on to A102 from July 30 to August 22.

Course Calendar  Register for any course  Register for A101 Fast-Track (July)  Register for A102 Fast-Track (August)

Summer Session Begins!

Summer Session Begins!

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Registration for Summer session is NOW OPEN! Featuring once-per-week Standard courses (A101-A202), twice-per-week Fast-Track courses (A101 & A102), and four-times-per-week Intensive courses (A101-A201). Plus, our special summer workshops for A2 and up!

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Ciné/Feel returns in June

Ciné/Feel returns in June
 -   | 934 Corydon Avenue
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Ciné/Feel returns in June with the screening of the movie Maestro. A refreshing and poetic comedy full of humour! Pio Marmai plays Henri, a young and ambitious actor finds himself involved in a auteur film. Charmed by an actress on the set, the filming does not quite go as he had planned.


 -   | Maison des artistes visuels francophones (219 Provencher Boulevard)
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CDEM and Alliance française du Manitoba are launching a Movies Under the Stars program this summer for the first time, with a view to providing the province’s bilingual municipalities with an opportunity to hold outdoor movie nights in French.


 | Alliance française du Manitoba
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After the excitement to see France lift the trophy last year in Russia for the Men's World Cup, the Alliance française wishes to promote the Women's World Cup, taking place this year in France!

This third game will see France face Nigeria in Rennes.

Come enjoy a beautiful moment of sportsmanship and cheer with us to bring the France's feminine team to the victory!

This event is free.


 | Alliance française du Manitoba
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After the excitement to see France lift the trophy last year in Russia for the Men's World Cup, the Alliance française wishes to promote the Women's World Cup, taking place this year in France!

This second game will see France take on Norway in Nice.

Come enjoy a beautiful moment of sportsmanship and cheer with us to bring the France's feminine team to the victory!

This event is free.


 | Alliance française du Manitoba
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After the excitement to see France lift the trophy last year in Russia for the Men's World Cup, the Alliance française wishes to promote the Women's World Cup, taking place this year in France!

2 great Francophone representatives will be facing each other in Montpellier: Canada and Cameroon.

Come enjoy a beautiful moment of sportsmanship and cheer your team to the victory!

This event is free.


 | Alliance française du Manitoba
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After the excitement to see France lift the trophy last year in Russia for the Men's World Cup, the Alliance française wishes to promote the Women's World Cup, taking place this year in France!

The first game will be screened live and will see France face South Korea in Paris.

Come enjoy a beautiful moment of sportsmanship and cheer with us to bring the France's feminine team to the victory!

This event is free.

Ciné/Feel : "Let The Girls Play"

Ciné/Feel : "Let The Girls Play"
 | Alliance française du Manitoba
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France, 1969. Paul Coutard, 30, is a sports journalist. He is charming, childish and a womaniser. When he is forced to plan the newspaper’s fair together with Emmanuelle, the discreet and beautiful executive assistant, Paul has the crazy idea to organise a women’s football match for the first time.


 | Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain
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Join us for the last multilingual spoken word night of the year! The Spoken Word project offers an open mic to everyone willing to express themselves, whatever the language. Each contribution broadens the community of poets. So bring your instruments, your voice, and your friends! We'll provide the stage and the attentive ears. For this last Spoken Word session, the Alliance française du Manitoba and the Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain are proud to host two special guests, Véronique Kanor and Tyler Pennock.

Free - Cash bar.


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The Martinican poet Véronique Kanor and the Indigenous poet from Canada Tyler Pennock have been selected to participate in a writing residency and a French-Canadian tour organised by the Centre for Creative Writing & Oral Culture at the University of Manitoba, the Alliance Française du Manitoba, the Maison Gabrielle Roy, the Maison de la Poésie de Nantes and the cultural services of the French Embassy in Canada.

From April 25th until May 1st 2019, the two poets will gather for one week of writing residency at the Alliance Française du Manitoba and at the Maison Gabrielle Roy (Winnipeg). 


 | Alliance française du Manitoba
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"TU PEUX TOUJOURS RÊVER"
A MUSICAL SHOW FOR CHILDREN 
From the age of 4 onwards

Alex Toucourt & Julien M’a Dit, two French artists, are coming to Winnipeg to present their children's show « Tu peux toujours rêver » ("You can always dream"). A funny tale on friendship with furiously catchy songs - it will be impossible not to dance! 


 | Winnipeg Art Gallery
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Presented by Plug In ICA, and hosted at the Winnipeg Art Gallery in their auditorium on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, the legendary Buren will give a public talk detailing his bold and categorical work.

Plug In ICA presents this talk as part of our STAGES Speaker Series in anticipation of the STAGES biennial in 2019. For STAGES 2019, Buren will remount a work for the first time since 1981 titled, Limited Time Only!. This site-specific intervention was initially produced in Toronto in a St. James Town apartment block for which Buren offered to wallpaper apartments within the building with his signature stripes. Residents of the apartment block could have an artwork by Buren for the minimal cost of the wallpaper itself: $50 for one wall, $125 for an entire room. Plug In ICA will work with Buren to restage this work in Winnipeg in August 2019, selecting an apartment block similar in history and economic status to the original, offering its residents an opportunity to have a work by Buren installed in their homes for a Limited Time Only!. The title emulates language used in advertising, but references the tenuous and precarious nature of the renter. 


 -   | Forth - 171 McDermot Ave
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The Alliance Française du Manitoba invites you to a relaxed French conversation meetup. This fall we will be meeting at Forth the first Wednesday of each month. Come have a drink and practice your French among francophones and francophiles in the heart of the Exchange District. All levels of French are welcome!! Spots are limited, a Meetup registration is required.
Meetup Event


 | Université de Saint-Boniface
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As part of the celebrations of La Francophonie in March 2019, take part to a"dictée" (dictation) taken from Gabrielle Roy's work, organized by La Maison Gabrielle-Roy and the Alliance Française du Manitoba in partnership with the Gabrielle Roy Library in Quebec City. No matter the number of mistakes on your copy, the result will remain anonymous! Registered participants may win participation prizes. No losers, no winners. Minimum French level requirement: B1.

CinéFeel : "Sans Maman"

CinéFeel : "Sans Maman"
 -   | Alliance française du Manitoba
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For the International Day of Francophonie, Alliance française du Manitoba is happy to screen "Sans Maman", by Marie-France Guerrette, a franco-albertan filmmaker (who will be present for this occasion!)
On August 31, 1995, Guerrette's family life takes a dramatic turn. Mona, the mother, passes at 42 of the remnants of a breast cancer, leaving behind a husband and two daughters, Mylène and Marie-France, to which she bequeaths a tape containing the testimony of her life. How to recover, as a child, from the death of a parent? By recording her life, as well as her family's, Marie-France Guerrette welcomes us into her mourning. The archives, sometimes flawed or imprecise and filled with emotions, build the history of her family. Marked with authenticity, these interviews represent a freeing speech. Along her path, she discovers a heavy legacy: genetical cancer. This documentary has had many positive points on Marie-France's life - ease the mourning process, incitate a call for action, as well as anchoring her in the side of the livings.


 -   | Alliance Française du Manitoba
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Ever wondered what the Alliance Française du Manitoba is all about? Now is your chance to find out! We're hosting an Open House on Saturday, March 16th from 10am-2pm. It's the perfect opportunity to drop in one of our classes, learn about our cultural events and activities, or just simply to see the facility. The event is free and there are participation prizes and discount vouchers to win!


 -   | Winnipeg Cinematheque
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"Wrong Cops, Jazztronauts & Synchronized Swimming"! The Alliance Française French Film Festival is back for its fifth edition! Organized by Alliance Française du Manitoba and Winnipeg Cinematheque as a part of the 24th edition of the French Language and Francophonie week, the Alliance Française French Film Festival is an invitation to discover films from different times and places and experience the sophisticated, vibrant and daring films from France. All films are shown at Winnipeg Cinematheque and come with English subtitles.


 -   | Forth - 171 McDermot Ave
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The Alliance Française du Manitoba invites you to a relaxed French conversation meetup. This fall we will be meeting at Forth the first Wednesday of each month. Come have a drink and practice your French among francophones and francophiles in the heart of the Exchange District. All levels of French are welcome!! Spots are limited, a Meetup registration is required.

Meetup event


 -   | Alliance Française du Manitoba
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Come share your words in any language you wish to use, and help us build a strong community of poets.

Bring your voice and your instruments, we'll be there to listen.

In 2018-2019, the host is Amber O’Reilly, a multilingual spoken word artist and poet. Born under Yellowknife’s midnight sun, she has lived in Winnipeg since 2013. Amber has performed at Northwords NWT, Speaking Crow, Winnipeg Poetry Slam, Winnipeg Fringe Festival, Thin Air and the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word and published in the Winnipeg Free Press, L'Aquilon and Oratorealis. She writes theatre reviews for La Liberté and is a board member of the Association des auteur-e-s du Manitoba français and Thin Air, Winnipeg International Writers Festival.

Entrance is free and open to all


 -   | Winnipeg Cinematheque ($6 for students & members)
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Black Space Winnipeg in partnership with the Winnipeg Film Group and Winnipeg Cinematheque is proud to present the 2019 Afro Prairie Film Festival with our Opening Reception on the festival's French Themed Night with Alpha Toshineza and SPAZZ Like the DJ, Friday, February 22 at 9:00 PM.

Come out and help us celebrate the festival’s second year on our French-themed night. Featuring musical performances by Alpha Toshineza and tunes spun by Spazz Like the DJ, light refreshments provided.

FREE ADMISSION - For festival tickets and passes visit: https://www.winnipegfilmgroup.com/product/afro-prairie-film-festival-single-tickets/


 -   | Alliance Française du Manitoba
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Alpha Toshineza presents his latest solo project Triple in an intimate circle. Exclusive listening session and artwork display for the new album. Free Pizzas + surprises....
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Alpha Toshineza présente son nouveau projet Triple A dans un cadre intimiste. Session d'écoute en avant première et découverte du artwork accompagnant le nouveau projet. Pizzas Gratuites et petites surprises à la fin.


 | Alliance française du Manitoba/Winnipeg Cinémathèque
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 Jean-Pierre Melville, one of the greatest French filmmaker, was born 101 years ago. As an homage, the Alliance Française du Manitoba and the Winnipeg Cinemathèque will screen a retrospective of a dozen of his best movies. Many of his artworks have gone into the Hall of Fame of cinema: Le Samouraï, Army of Shadows, Le Cercle Rouge. Melville has done 13 movies in total, filled with gangsters and dark politicians. He has always been associated with the neo-noir movement, but he explored many other genres, like surrealism. His unique style and his huge artwork is to be rediscovered through this retrospective!

This retrospective will take place from January 10th to February 20th, in partnership with Winnipeg Cinémathèque. More details coming soon.


 | Forth - 171 McDermot
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The Alliance Française du Manitoba invites you to a relaxed French conversation meetup. This fall we will be meeting at Forth the first Wednesday of each month. Come have a drink and practice your French among francophones and francophiles in the heart of the Exchange District. All levels of French are welcome!! Spots are limited, a Meetup registration is required. 

Meetup event


 -   | Maison des artistes visuels francophones
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Land. Water. Climate Change. Colonialism. 

Each year the Institut français, which links the Alliance française network, holds a global "Nuit des idées," or "Night of Ideas." This is a celebration of thought and an opportunity to renew intellectual debate "à la française." It is an evening of dynamic and engaging exchanges that highlight contemporary debates in a creative and multidisciplinary way. This year's theme is "Face au present," or "Facing the present." 

Pop-Up Theatre: Screening of "Outside"'s capture

Pop-Up Theatre: Screening of "Outside"'s capture
 | Alliance française du Manitoba, 934 Corydon
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DEMISTIFY THEATRE PROFESSIONS

As part of the Théâtre Cercle Molière's pop-ups, come watch the capture of the play Dehors, from Gilles Poulin-Denis, played at the Cercle Molière during the 2017-2018 season, and discover the processes of the theatrical creation.
The projection will be followed by a session of questions and answers from Les Productions Rivard and the directeur Gabriel Tougas.
This workshop is part of Cercle Molière's pop-ups serie, and is perfect for all the curiouses willing to know more about what's behind the scenes.
Entrance is free and open to all. 
No inscription is needed. 


 | Alliance française du Manitoba
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In the mood for Melville is a documentary about the famous French filmmaker.  
Jean-Pierre Melville, his 14 movies and his 25 years-long career is an international legend.
His artwork, filled with dark atmospheres, is pretty unique and has made him one of the leader of the neo-noir movement.
His influence has reached Asia, and some of the most renowned filmmakers there testify to depict the impact he has had on their art.

The movie will take place at the Alliance, on 934 Corydon. Entrance is free and open to all.


 | Maison Gabrielle-Roy
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Come share your words in any language you wish to use, and help us build a strong community of poets.

Bring your voice and your instruments, we'll be there to listen.

In 2018-2019, the host is Amber O’Reilly, a multilingual spoken word artist and poet. Born under Yellowknife’s midnight sun, she has lived in Winnipeg since 2013. Amber has performed at Northwords NWT, Speaking Crow, Winnipeg Poetry Slam, Winnipeg Fringe Festival, Thin Air and the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word and published in the Winnipeg Free Press, L'Aquilon and Oratorealis. She writes theatre reviews for La Liberté and is a board member of the Association des auteur-e-s du Manitoba français and Thin Air, Winnipeg International Writers Festival.

This second edition of the 18/19 Spoken Word will take place at the Maison Gabrielle-Roy, on 375 Rue Deschambault.
Entrance is free and open to all.

RADIO: Alliance Française on ICI Manitoba

RADIO: Alliance Française on ICI Manitoba
 | Manitoba
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Every two weeks, Alan Nobili and Nicole Jowett from the Alliance Française of Manitoba are on air with Martine Bordeleau on the daily radio program l'Actuel on ICI Manitoba (88.1 FM). After our segment "Funny French Language" that dissects expressions and words of the French language, we reveal the cultural agenda of the Alliance Française of Manitoba and share a new French track.


 | Alliance Française du Manitoba
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This award-wining adaptation of King Ubu has garnered much praise – the objects' raw form and the performance's frenetic pace are perfectly suited for Jarry's cruel farce. Since its creation, Ubu has been performed over 850 times in Québec, Mexico, Brazil and Europe! Two armies of French baguettes face each other in a stand-off as tomato bombs explode, an egg beater hovers over fleeing troops and molasses-blood splatters on fork-soldiers as they charge Père Ubu. Anything goes as Poland's fate is sealed on a tabletop! Multiple film references spice things up as two performers hammer-out a small-scale fresco of grandiose buffoonery.

Ciné/Feel: Where the Poppies Grow

Ciné/Feel: Where the Poppies Grow
 | 934 Corydon Avenue
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Where do the images of the First World War that haunt our imagination come from ? To actually visualize the Great War, rather than just hearing about it, to portray it and bring it to life again : that is what today’s comic books capable of. By delving into archives and historical accounts, the comic book illustrators in this film take us back in time. They bring the First World War to life in our imagination : their drawings are more than just strokes of a pen. These major artists have made the Great War the main subject of their graphic narratives. In their company, we will try to trace the fragmented memory of 1914 – 1918 as a comic book chronicle. This film is in French with English subtitles and is being shown in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.


 | French Way Café
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Come and celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau with us with a delicious dinner!


 | Maison des Artistes Visuels Francophones
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Slimane Zeghidour is a writer and journalist. Born in Kabylie in 1953, he grew up in Erraguene, a regroupment camp, and learned to read and write with young French people. He moved to Paris in 1974 and began as an illustrator for Libération and Pilote before embarking on a career as a writer and reporter (Le Monde, Le Nouvel Observateur, Géo, Télérama, El País, La Vie). He is the chief editor at TV5 Monde. He is the author of La Vie quotidienne à La Mecque (Hachette, 1989) which received the Clio Prize for History, Le Voile et la bannière (Hachette, 1990), L’Algérie en couleurs with Tramor Quemeneur (Les Arènes, 2011). The discussionw will be followed by a panel organized in collaboration with Accueil Francophone and Réseau Immigration Francophone. This will take place at the Maison des Artistes Visuels Francophones, on 219 Provencher. Free.

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