Activities News

Morning coffees in Summer time 

During the summer, we will have our morning coffees in different places with nice terraces or gardens :

5th July : restaurant du Golf, Pont-La-Ville
19th July : Le Vignier, Avry-Devant-Pont
( 2nd August : L'Unique, La Roche )
16th August : Croix Blanche, Posieux
30th August : 4 Vents, Grandfey

Hi ladies,

Once again, according to the forecast, the weather will be wonderful on Wednesday 5th July!

I'm really hoping so, as we will have our coffee meet-up in the wonderful terrace of  "Le restaurant du Golf in Pont-La-Ville ". This terrace has a breathtaking view on the lake !de la Gruyère! !

TIME:  I'll be there to welcoming you from 9.45 am to 11.15am. 

If you need a lift, just let me know. I will with pleasure pick you up somewhere in town (I live in Marly) or ask someone to do it, depending on where you live.

Looking forward to spending time in your company !


If you are new and want to be on Patricia's mailing list for coffee mornings, please email her on:

FEW May Movie Night - Tuesday, 9 May, 2017

posted May 4, 2017, 7:05 AM by Margaret Braun

Dear Movie Friends
 I hope you are well and refreshed from the Easter break and available for a movie next week.

Due to a lack of appealing movies at our usual time, this month I am going to suggest we see a movie at  17:45, followed by dinner at 19:30.  It will be a nice change to be able to talk about the movie over dinner and we may also finish earlier than usual.  I just hope the movie start time is not too early for some of you, but worth a try.
Movie:        "Going in Style" (comedy, crime)
A reboot of the 1979 movie that was directed by Martin Brest and featured George Burns, Art Carney, and Lee Strasberg. Three seniors, who are living social security check to check and even reduced to eating dog food at times, decide they have had enough. So, they plan to rob a bank...problem is, they don't even know how to handle a gun! A social commentary on growing old in America and what we are sometimes driven to, due to circumstances. Written by William Adkins
Staring: Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin.
Cinema:                Arena, under Manor complex
Movie Time:        17:45
Restaurant:         Le Pingouin
                                Grand-Places 18, Fribourg.
Meal Time:          19:30
If you would like to attend, please click on the link below and indicate if you are able to join us for the movie, movie then meal or just the meal.
Thank you and look forward to seeing you soon.
Best wishes
Participation link:
Either forward or cut and paste this link to everyone you wish to invite.

Movie Night- Tuesday 14 March 2017

posted Mar 7, 2017, 7:54 AM by Margaret Braun

Dear Movie friends  

Last month we saw the very moving Oscar winning film "Manchester by the Sea".  There were some brilliant performances and I found myself thinking of the story for several days.  Tissues were required.
This month we are spoilt for choice as there are several good films at both the Rex and Arena cinemas in English.  I hope you will join me to see another Oscar winner, 
"Lion".  I'm hoping there is a happy ending!

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
 Restaurant:      Restaurant Le Pingouin
                           Grand-Places 18, Fribourg
Dinner Time:    
Movie:                "Lion"
Cinema:               Rex, across the road from restaurant.
Movie Time:      
If you wish to attend, please register here: 
RSVP by clicking on this link:

Best wishes

February Movie Night - Tuesday 7th February 2017

posted Feb 1, 2017, 7:28 AM by Margaret Braun   [ updated Mar 8, 2017, 5:17 AM ]

Dear All
This month, Book Club kindly swapped nights with the Movie Group, so we will now meet on the 7th and Book Club on the 14th.

 Last weekend, my husband and I saw "La La Land" and both really enjoyed it. A modern musical with a great sound track, dance routines, colourful and witty but mostly a very moving love story. 
Last month's movie, "Nocturnal Animals",had mixed reviews from the group but I was one that really liked it.  It was as expected, very stylish and the "story within a story" worked. The first 10 minutes were a little slow but after gripping. A movie which left me thinking about it days later.

 This month I am proposing
the drama
"Manchester by the Sea", directed by Kenneth Lonergan.  Good reviews.

Lee Chandler is a brooding, irritable loner who works as a handyman for a Boston apartment block. One damp winter day he gets a call summoning him to his hometown, north of the city. His brother's heart has given out suddenly, and he's been named guardian to his 16-year-old nephew. As if losing his only sibling and doubts about raising a teenager weren't enough, his return to the past re-opens an unspeakable tragedy.
 Restaurant:      Tokyo (old Saigon)
Bld de Perolles 4
Dinner Time:       
Movie:                 "Manchester by the Sea"
Cinema:               Rex, across the road from restaurant.
Movie Time:      

If you wish to attend, please register here: 
RSVP by clicking on this link:

Best wishes

Community News

Intercultural Library  - "Story telling" afternoon in ENGLISH
One of our members, Sophia Amrein, works on a project called "ContEchange" and every month they organise a "story telling" afternoon in different language at the Bibliothéque Interculturelle, to support expats and help migrants to keep their culture and language and to give the possibility to meet new people and communicate in their mother tongue.  So far they have had Spanish, Russian, French, Tigrignia and Italian.  The next is English and all are welcome.  There will be English stories for all the family with Nancy Giovannini.
When: Wednesday 15th of March - 14:00 in afternoon.
Duration: 1 hour story telling plus time after for an aperitif.
Bibliothéque Interculture, Av. du Midi 3-7, Fribourg.
Cost: No Charge and No subscription demanded.
Contact for participation:  If you wish to attend, for purpose of numbers, please email Sophia at

July Summer Camp in Ireland for children 11 - 16

When: Sunday 9th to Tuesday 18th July 2017
English and Cultural Immersion!!
You are going to have so much fun discovering Irish culture and the famous Irish hospitality, including some culinary specialities, all in English of course. You will take part in an original traditional musical camp in the mornings, and will discover the wild west of Ireland through various activities in the afternoons. We’re going to Dublin for a day of fun and adventure - the Viking Splash and more! A journey on land and sea that you’ll never forget.

There will be 3 adults (2 qualified Helen Doron ESL teachers) accompanying this group of teens aged 11 – 16+ yrs. We have place for 20 youths, first come, first served.  We will stay in a youth centre in North Sligo and do day trips from there. For more information contact Patricia on 0763460376 or on

Art Exhibition - 18th February
See below brochure.  Please contact Sophia if you are interested in attending
17:00 @ Rue des Platenes 1, Villars sur Glane, 1752.

Movie Night - January 17th, 2017

posted Jan 10, 2017, 9:31 AM by Margaret Braun

Dear Movie Friends

 Welcome back if you have been away and may your 2017 be full of great movie experiences!  

I'm hoping we are off to a good start with "Nocturnal Animals", the latest stylish film directed by Tom Ford.  Genre is drama./thriller.  Stars include Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal and many others.

A "story inside a story," in which the first part follows a woman named Susan who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The second element follows the actual manuscript, called "Nocturnal Animals," which revolves around a man whose family vacation turns violent and deadly. It also continues to follow the story of Susan, who finds herself recalling her first marriage and confronting some dark truths about herself. 

Detailed review:

 Restaurant:        Restaurant Le Pingouin
Grand-Places 18, Fribourg (next to NH Hotel behind Fribourg Centre)
Dinner Time:       
Movie:                 "Nocturnal Animals"
Cinema:               Arena
, under Manor
Movie Time:        20:50

If you wish to attend, please register here: 
RSVP:  Participation link:

November Movie Night - 08.11.2016

posted Nov 3, 2016, 9:49 AM by Margaret Braun

Dear All

I'm pleased to say there are several options this month but I will choose, "Captain Fantastic" at the Rex.  The storyline is interesting and awarded special regard at Cannes Film Festival and Sundance.  The genre is supposed to be "Comedy, Drama, Romance".   

In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent. 

 Tokyo Restaurant (previously called Saigon)   
Boulevard de Perolles 4, Fribourg (across from Cinema),
Dinner Time:       
Movie:                 Captain Fantastic
Cinema:               Rex, Boulevard de Perolles 5, Fribourg
Movie Time:         

If you wish to attend, please register here:  RSVP:  Participation link:

If you have friends not members of FEW Group who wish to attend, please give a "Comment" and let me know their details.  If new people want to be registered with the group and receive future emails, please direct them to the FEW Group Website and they can register for free and receive all the emails. Just click on the left side "Join Us!" to register.

Best wishes

April Dinner with a Twist!

posted Apr 12, 2016, 5:26 AM by Deirdre Coghlan

This month's dinner is an interactive evening event with a motivational coach to be held on Tuesday, April 19th at 19:00. If you have been feeling challenged, down, frustrated or blocked, Jessica is going to share tips and tricks for getting unblocked and finding again your joie de vivre! 

The evening will be held at Chez Blanc in Matran where we will have a casual buffet dinner consisting of local specialities. The buffet style and small grouped tables will allow us to circulate, socialise and interact when game time begins! 

The evening will start at 19:00, feel free to arrive early and mingle!
Cost is less than expected at chf 33 per person! This does not included beverages. The bar will be open for wine, coffee and tea purchases. 

We need a minimum of 10 people for this event to happen, so please, RSVP now at the morganise link:

Jessica speaks English, Spanish and French and his happy to translate if needed so don't let your English level stop you from attending this fun evening! To read more about Jessica, see her website at 

April 12th, 2016 Movie Night

posted Apr 7, 2016, 5:30 AM by Margaret Braun

Dear Movie Friends

Spring has sprung but not English version movies!  Unfortunately, there is nothing new to propose this month.  There is a French film, "Medecin de Campagne", at the Rex at 20:40, so for those interested we can see what it is like. Otherwise, let's try a different restaurant and see how the night unfolds!

All the people in this country community can count on Dr Jean-Pierre to heal, reassure and attend to their needs day and night seven days a week. Now it is his turn to be sick and Nathalie, a doctor assisting him, is questioning if she will adapt to this new life and can she replace the irreplaceable?

Restaurant:       18:30 L'Eau à la Babouche  (Moroccan Food)
                            Rue de Lausanne 25, Fribourg
                            (As you go down the hill it is 3/4 to the bottomon left)
Movie:                "Medecin de Campagne" - 20:40           
Cinema:             Rex, Bld de Perolles 5, Fribourg

RSVP: Participation link:

 Look forward to seeing you there. 

Movie Night - Tuesday Jan 19th

posted Jan 17, 2016, 5:28 AM by Margaret Braun   [ updated Jan 17, 2016, 5:32 AM ]

Dear Movie Friends

Happy New Year to everyone!

I hope it's a year full of great movies.  I'm a bit late with this email so I will keep it short and hope some of you haven't seen this movie yet.  I am really looking forward to seeing the you all and welcoming any new people to the group.

I was going to make the movie next week but this movie "Carol" is too good to miss.

Restaurant:       Saigon, Bld de Perolles 4, Fribourg 19:00
Movie:                "Carol" with Cate Blanchett                          
Cinema:             Rex, across from restaurant, . 20:30

Look forward to seeing you there. 
Best wishes
RSVP:Participation link:
Either forward or cut and paste this link to everyone you wish to invite.



August Movie Night - Tuesday the 11th

posted Aug 6, 2015, 9:43 AM by Margaret Braun   [ updated Aug 6, 2015, 9:46 AM ]

Hello Possums!

How are you?  Anyone out there? 

No, its not Dame Edna Everedge but feeling in a particularly light hearted mood and thought I'd share it.  Not sure why but just loving the weather and its been a good week so far.  Plus, possums are nocturnal animals...a bit like us movie goers. 

Last months movie "Amy" was anything but cheerful but the documentary did show her good sense of humour and goofy side but of course it was a tragedy. Still I was glad I went and learnt more about her and how talented she was.

This month, depending on the weather, I propose we go to

Open Air Kino in Fribourg and see "The Theory of Everything" which won Oscars.  It is a late start at 21:15 but hopefully some of you are also nocturnal and keen to see it.  If not then please feel free just to meet for dinner.  If the weather doesn't look good then we can just have a meal and not go to the movie.

Coop Supercard should be used to buy the tickets as they will only be 12.00 chf rather than 16.00 chf. (so the website says).

You might want to bring an extra cushion for the seat as can be a bit hard but it is a special evening and great location.


"The Theory of Everything"

Movie & Storyline         
The Theory of Everything is the story of the most brilliant and celebrated physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking, and Jane Wilde the arts student he fell in love with whilst studying at Cambridge in the 1960s. Little was expected from Stephen Hawking, a bright but shiftless student of cosmology, given just two years to live following the diagnosis of a fatal illness at 21 years of age. He became galvanized, however, by the love of fellow Cambridge student, Jane Wilde, and he went on to be called the successor to Einstein, as well as a husband and father to their three children. Over the course of their marriage as Stephen's body collapsed and his academic renown soared, fault lines were exposed that tested the lineaments of their relationship and dramatically altered the course of both of their lives. Written by Spencer Higham

& Time:
  Molino (Italian)
                      Rue de Lausanne 93, Fribourg. 19:00
Movie time
& Cinema:
    Open-Air-Kino, "The Theory of Everything"
                      Le Belluard Bollwerk, Rue Jean-Grimoux, Fribourg.,7.1580557,18z
                Cinema and box office open at 20:00.  We should aim to leave the restaurant
                      at latest 20:15 to walk and get tickets. It is possible to buy tickets online
                      if you are sure you want to go.  I will wait to see what the weather brings.

Please confirm if you are coming by clicking on this link. 
Participation link:
For emergencies, please provide your phone number.
My phone number is 0793153834

Movie Night - July 14th - "Amy"

posted Jul 10, 2015, 12:45 AM by Margaret Braun

Hello Movie Friends,
Last months movie "Mad Max" was action packed and good fun for that genre of film.  The art director had a field day and there were some very light and funny touches including a heavy metal guitarist strapped to the front of a huge truck who played crazy music even when under attack - wild and fun.
This month I'm proposing a documentary called "Amy", obviously about Amy Winehouse the wonderful singer who died far too young.  It has had excellent reviews and broken box office records in the UK.

"Amy"  (Documentary)

Movie & Storyline         

The story of Amy Winehouse in her own words, featuring unseen archival footage and unheard tracks.

& Time:       
    Saigon (Thai/Chinese)
                          Bld de Perolles 4, Fribourg. 19:00
Movie time
& Cinema:     Rex- "Amy"
          (Across the road from the restaurant)                         
Please confirm if you are coming by clicking on this link. 
Participation link:
For emergencies, please provide your phone number.
My phone number is 0793153834

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