Meet the Melbourne French community
Come to the Convent for a new monthly series of talks, presentations and discussions – all delivered in French!
From travel writing and filmmaking, to radio production and human rights advocacy, this new event series provides a great way to learn new things, meet members of Melbourne’s growing French community, and brush up on your French.
Whether you’re a beginner or highly proficient, join the Convent’s resident French teacher, Delphine Laboureau-Ormancey and her new guest each month. Come and speak French and enjoy these informal sessions full of friendly fellow Francophiles.
Events announced to date are as follows:
- Saturday 24 March, 1.30 – 3pm: Isabelle Mangeot-Hewison is curious and passionate about myriad things – including Le Cinéma. While living in Australia for the last 25 years, Isabelle has become an expert on French film. To coincide with the 2018 French Film Festival, this Rencontres is the perfect opportunity to talk with a true French cinephile. Book now.
- Saturday 28 April, 1.30 – 3pm: Human rights advocate Hilaire Bucumi will talk about his upbringing and education in Burundi and also speak of his work in refugee camps and his role in the Burundian community in Melbourne today. Book now.
- Saturday 26 May, 1.30 – 3pm: Intrigued by his father's Super 8 Bolex camera from a young age, Jérôme Pelletier began his professional career as a producer and director in Switzerland in 1990. In 1999, he founded Stepping Stone Films, a successful boutique production company based in Abbotsford with a focus on documentary work for not-for-profit organisations. Find out about Jérôme's journey to Australia as a filmmaker. Book now.
More monthly events will be announced throughout the year – sign up to the Convent’s monthly e-newsletter, The Humbug, to stay informed.