APRIL 2018

Thursday 12 April - Breton Parish Closes - An Introduction
Wendy Mewes is a wonderful speaker, author of several books, an historian and very knowledgeable about all things Breton. To prepare us for the guided tour of the Parish Closes on the 19 April, she will give us an illustrated talk on this phenomenon of western Brittany. The Parish Closes are church structures remarkable for their architecture, but they indicate far more about society and contemporary life than simple church history.

Salle Polyvalente, 22570 Gouarec. 2.30pm. Members 5€. Guests 8€. Please reserve.



Thursday 19 April - The Parish Closes - A Guided Tour
A guided visit to three of the most famous Paris Closes all in the vicinity of Morlaix. We will look at common elements of their exterior formation, as well as the fine individual details, and consider the churches in their wider context. If available, we will visit a new exhibition centre devoted to this subject.

Meet at 2pm at St Thégonnec Church, 29410 Saint Thégonnec Loc-Eguiner. Members 5€. Guests 8€. Please reserve and pay in advance by 13 April.



Wednesday 25 April - Conference - Taxation (Impôt)
Each year we organise a talk, on the subject of our tax returns and the implications. Maggie will update us on any changes and answer questions. Please let us know in advance if there are any specific subjects you would like to be discussed and send us any questions you may have.

Salle Polyvalente, 22570 Gouarec. 2.30pm. Members 2€. Guests 5€.



MAY 2018

Tuesday 1 May - A walk in the countryside around Cléguérec
An easy walk to finish Geoffrey’s Spring series of walks. Discover the quiet roads, tracks and footpaths of Cleguerec in the region of 7.5km. The walk can be shortened by individuals at several points if desired. Please wear suitable footwear.

Participants are asked to sign a liability disclaimer. Park and meet at the War Memorial in the centre of Cléguérec 56480. 2pm. Members 2€, Guests 4€.



Wednesday 2 May - How to Complete your French Income Declaration Form
During this workshop, Maggie will guide a small group as they fill in their own tax returns. The aim is to help members so in future years they will be able to tackle them more confidently.

AIKB, 3 rue du Sénéchal, 22570 Gouarec. Please reserve as places are limited. Open to AIKB members only. No charge. 10.30am - 12noon.



Wednesday 9 May - A Day Celebrating Europe Diversity
It is early days to reveal what we are planning on this day where Europe is celebrated throughout the EU. We hope to unite many of the different European nationals who are AIKB members and live locally to offer you a glimpse of the diversity. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to share this moment with us. We will give you details nearer the date.

Monday 14 May - How to Complete your French Income Declaration Form
During this workshop, Maggie will guide a small group as they fill in their own tax returns. The aim is to help members so in future years they will be able to tackle them more confidently.
AIKB, 3 rue du Sénéchal, 22570 Gouarec.

Please reserve as places are limited. Open to AIKB members only. No charge. 10.30am - 12noon.



Monday 21 May - AIKB Glorious Whitsun Plant Sale
Following the success of the last four years, we are pleased to announce that we will hold the plant sale again this year in Les Halles; the beautifully restored historic market square in Gouarec. The date in the diary of all keen gardeners! Come and enjoy buying or selling plants at our annual plant sale. If you would like to sell some plants, but don’t think you have enough to fill a table, why not join forces with a friend? It is lots of fun. There will be the AIKB café serving drinks and light refreshments.

Please contact Maggie to book your stall 5€ and pay in advance. Les Halles, 22570 Gouarec.
Note the new time: 11am to 4pm. 



Wednesday 23 May - 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 numbers are limited. AIKB, 3 rue du Sénéchal, 22570 Gouarec. 10.30am to 12noon.



Tuesday 29 May - Learn more about the Neolithic period on the terrain
The afternoon with start at the Maison de L’archéologie in Plussulien where an English speaking guide will take us to visit Quenfénec, a métadolérite quarry, where stones were extracted and polished and traded throughout Europe as axe heads as early as 4200 BC. After the visit to Quenfénec, we will drive (15 minutes) to Laniscat to visit the nécropole du Liscuis.

Meet at the Maison de l’Archéologie, 23 rue du Centre, 22320 Plussulien at 2pm (enter from back, behind the church). Please bring suitable walking shoes. Members 8€. Guests 10€. Please reserve and pay in advance by 22 May. The visit to the exhibition and quarry will last 2½ hours, count 4 hours in all with the nécropole.