AIKB EVENTS: OCTOBER 2018 - JANUARY
Thursday 11 October
Visit three Historic Private
Houses in and around Quintin
We have the privilege of discovering
three private historical houses in and around Quintin with l’association
Tours & Detours. Le manoir de La Noë-Sèche (15th-18th century)
at le Foeil, once a chapter house for the Knights of Order of Malta and
which includes a “salle d’armes” and an oratory; the manoir château
de Crenan built over the same period in le Foeil with its dove cote and
pillar of justice; and the 18th century Town House of Digaultray des Landes
Meet at the Tourist Office,
6 place 1830, 22800 Quintin at 2pm. We will need around three hours to
visit the three sites. 8€ per Member, Guests 10€. Please reserve.
Limited numbers. La Noë Sèche : longitude -2.9184089 ; latitude
48.4172849 ; Château de Crenan : longitude -2.88591724 ; latitude
Friday 12 October - Paëlla
Belinda proposes a night out with
a Spanish touch. You will be greeted by a glass of sangria, followed by
a three-course meal with Paëlla as the main course. Spanish music
will accompany the meal, bien sûr! Those of you who enjoyed the curry
evening will remember N'ostri the friendly local associative bar in Laniscat.
Entrance, three-course meal and a
glass of sangria: 15€ per person. (Gluten-free and vegetarian options
if notified at time of reservation.) Pay bar for all other drinks. Please
reserve and pay in advance due to limited numbers.
N'ostri, 2 rue du Bon Repos,
Laniscat, 22570 Bon Repos sur Blavet from 7.30 pm.
Wednesday 17 October - Conference:
ASPA (allocation de solidarité
aux personnes âgées) - financial help for elderly people over
65 or disabled people over 60-62 depending on year of birth. If you are
aged 65, (or 60-62 if registered disabled), and your income is low, ASPA,
is a benefit which ensures a minimum income. Apart from age, the amount
received depends on income and household situation. Maggie will present
this benefit and the application procedure. The talk will be of interest
to people over 65, or 60-62 if registered disabled, or who have elderly
relatives living with them.
AIKB, 3 rue du Sénéchal,
22570 Gouarec. 10.30am - 12noon. Please reserve in advance.
Tuesday 23 and Thursday 25 October
French History 3: The Revolution
The 25-year drama of the French Revolution
was a watershed in Western history. We'll plunge into the series of events
that began with an idealistic call for a constitutional monarchy, saw the
beheading of a king, a Reign of Terror and culminated in the Napoleonic
Empire. These and other aspects of French history that affect life today
will be explored by retired history professor Jane Crisler in a lecture-discussion.
Notes and reading list, coffee or tea break with biscuits provided. Registration
limited; please reserve and pay in advance.
Salle Polyvalente, 22570 Gouarec.
2.30pm. 5€ Members, Guests 8€.
Friday 26 October – Quiz Night
Our quizmaster for the night is AIKB
member Andrew Chamberlain. Questions include various categories of general
knowledge. Tables for teams of four will be made up on the night, so come
along even if you are solo. Light buffet and pay bar.
Salle Polyvalente, 56160 Ploërdut.
7pm. 4€. Please book in advance.
Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 November
- A Commemoration
A concert to commemorate the centenary
of the end of WWI. La Chorale de St Mayeux (with some members of La Fanfare
de Corlay), together with AIKB’s La Troupe Arlequin, present a concert
of music, poetry and readings from the First World War. Tea and cakes available
in the interval.
Entry fee 2€ and a voluntary
contribution on leaving, all profits will go to charity.
Saturday 3 November at the
Salle Municipale, 22320 Saint-Mayeux, at 3pm.
Tuesday 6 November - A walk in
the Sarré valley
This is Geoff Cox’s last walk for
2018! The walk partly in the valley of the River Sarré, includes
possible sightings of kingfishers, and a couple of short steeper sections.
We will allow up to 1.5 hours for the walk.
Park and meet at 2pm at Seglien
Church, adjacent to the toilets! Participants are asked to sign a liability
disclaimer. Members 2€, Guests 4€.
Wednesday 7 November - Conference
- Getting into the French System
Maggie will talk about approaches
to integration into life in Brittany and will go through the most important
steps that you need to take to get things in place administratively. This
will be useful to members who have just arrived, to those who have been
here a while, but are not sure they have understood the system or done
everything necessary, and also to people who are considering moving to
France on a permanent basis. For members only. No charge. Please reserve,
as places are limited.
AIKB, 3 rue du Sénéchal,
22570 Gouarec. 10.30am to noon.
Saturday 17 November - "Brocante
des Crafters" : 11am-5pm
If stitchers, carders, knitters,
textile artists want to sort out their stashes of un-used materials to
sell on, we will be holding a "Brocante des Crafters". Tables will cost
6€, or half a table 3€, with hanging space included.
If you are NOT selling, come along
to buy fabrics, trimmings, wool, threads, paper etc for those winter projects
you have planned.
Contact: Jenny or Gail
or ( firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 20 and Thursday 22 November
French History 4 - The Unexpected
History of the 19th and 20th Centuries
Who were the heroes of post-Revolutionary
France? How did everyday people live? We'll explore developments in the
corners of history: from art to science, industry and labour, and the lives
of women and children in the last two centuries. These and other aspects
of French history that affect life today will be explored by retired history
professor Jane Crisler in a lecture-discussion. Notes and reading list,
coffee or tea break with biscuits provided.
Registration limited; please
reserve and pay in advance. Salle Polyvalente, 22570 Gouarec. 2.30pm. Members
5€, Guests 8€.
Friday 23 November - Quiz Night
Jon Chambers will be hosting a traditional
Quiz Night. You can test your wits in good company. Tables for teams of
four will be made up on the night, so come along, even if you are solo.
Light buffet and pay bar.
Salle Polyvalente, 22570 Gouarec.
7pm. 4€. Please reserve.
Thursday 29 November - Conference
- Steps to take in the case of
What measures need to be taken in
France? It is always better to be prepared for the inevitable while the
going is good! AIKB board member Janet King will present this talk. She
has invited a funeral director and a notaire. If you would like to attend
and have a particular question for the speakers, send it in and we will
forward it to the appropriate person so that they have ample time to prepare
Please reserve by Friday 16
November. Salle Polyvalente, 22570 Gouarec. 2.30pm. Members 2€, Guests
Sunday 2 December - Christmas
One of the most popular events on
the AIKB winter calendar is our traditional Christmas Fayre. There is something
for everyone! We make it easy and fun to choose that perfect gift from
an array of interesting quality stalls. You can relax in our AIKB Café
and enjoy home-made mince pies, cakes and other treats. Have a drink at
the bar - have a go at the raffle. Tickets will be on sale for Robin Hood,
the January Pantomime. Reservations for stalls (10€, paid in advance)
must be made asap as stalls are allocated as bookings arrive.
For further information call
Maggie on 02 96 24 87 90 or email email@example.com, Salle Bel Air, 22570 Gouarec.
11am - 5pm. Free Entry.
Thursday 6 December - A statement
in hair dressing…
If you believe that hair styles reveal
personality, this exhibition is about frivolity, competition between blondes
and brunettes, straight hair or curly locks… From Papous to Amerindians,
hair can become trophies with multiple and magical powers.
Meet at 2.30pm, Abbaye de Daoulas,
21 rue de l’Eglise, 29460 Daoulas. 7€ per person. Car sharing possible.
that our office will be closed from
20 December 2018 till Tuesday 8 January 2019
Thursday 17 January
- A talk about Mental Health
and Cancer Support France
The Reverend Joy Dale is a retired
social worker with 37 years experience supporting people with a range of
disabilities and conditions including dementia. Before leaving England
she was a Dementia Champion for Alzheimers association and a Dementia enabler
for Lichfield Diocese. She is going to explore a number of aspects of dementia;
including raising awareness of the different types of dementia and the
impact these have on individuals and their carers. She will also focus
on communication and support strategies.
Salle Polyvalente, 22570 Gouarec.
2.30pm. Members 2€ Guests 5€.
Friday 25, Saturday 26 and Sunday
27 January - ROBIN HOOD
La Troupe Arlequin is proud to present
their annual pantomime (oh yes we are!). Will the cunning Sheriff of Nottingham
(boo) outwit our hero Robin Hood? Will Robin win the hand of the fair Maid
Marion? You might think you know this story but there are a few twists
along the way! Bar and refreshments available. Tickets 5€ Adult,
3€ Child. Reservations through AIKB must be paid for in advance please,
although any tickets not sold in advance will then be available on the
Friday 25 January at 7.30 pm
Saturday 26 January at 2.30pm
Sunday 27 January at 2.30pm
Doors open 45 mins in advance
Collège Notre Dame,
4 rue Saint Gilles, 22570 Gouarec.