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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.