Welcome to the Bristol French Circle!

  • The Bristol French Circle is for all those who enjoy speaking and listening to French.
  • Founded in 1905, the Circle is affiliated to the Alliance Française which provides us with financial support.
  • We meet at BAWA on alternate Thursdays from October to May each year. Our programme is very varied and we have French speakers on a wide range of subjects (including art, music, geography, culture and society), informal conversation evenings, a literary discussion and this year we are trying a new style 'café-concert' for our evening of poetry and music presented by our members.
  • Outside the programme, we are planning dinners in local restaurants in Bristol and trips to see French films.
  • The main event of each evening starts at 8pm, with the announcement of information about the weeks to come at about 7.55pm, but at 7pm before most sessions there is a 'petit cours' looking at French pronunciation and idioms, and points of grammar that members want to study.
  • Do have a look at the 'Why join?' tab to see members' comments about the Circle – and come and join us if you enjoy this lovely language! Our FAQ (Frequently asked questions) may help you too.
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French home page

Please click on the flag to move to the French language site.

The 2017–2018 season has now finished. The programme for the new season is under way!

We are having our website refurbished and hope to have it up and working before long – certainly before the new season starts on 4th October with our usual welcome evening

Kay and David Norris are kindly offering conversation evenings from Thursday 5th July – contact them at davidandkay@norrisdk.co.uk if you would like to attend

Frequently asked questions

French films at Watershed

Last updated 28th July 2018