50th anniversary year of the Mid-Sussex Franco-British Society – Parlez-vous Français?

It is with great pride that the Mid-Sussex Franco-British Society announces the resumption of its traditional activities in September 2021 after the long pandemic pause.  Here in the heart of Sussex is the opportunity once again to enjoy hearing and speaking French at informal meetings once a month between September and June at 8 p.m. on a TUESDAY evening at its new location in St. Wilfrid’s Centenary Hall, St. Wilfrid’s Way, Haywards Heath, RH16 3QY (opposite the M&S car park).

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, The Mid-Sussex Franco-British Society was founded in 1971 by a group of English teachers of French who sought the opportunity to expand their knowledge of France and the French language by organising informal gatherings where the main language of the evening was French.  This tradition continues to this day and a programme of talks by French speakers, interspersed with informal social evenings notably in December and June is published annually.

An exciting programme of talks in French awaits everyone this year.  There will be talks about the Channel Tunnel, the British in the South of France in the 19th and 20th centuries, “Le Flâneur Parisien”, events in France 1885-1900, an evening of French songs and a variety of other topics.

Further details of the 2021-2022 programme and membership form can be obtained from the Secretary, Mrs. Barbara Stevens, by email at dandbstevens@btopenworld.com, from the website at midsussexfrancobritish.co.uk. or on tel. 01444 452385. The annual membership fee is £20 per person, visitors £5 and students £2 per evening.

A warm welcome awaits you.