Regular Events

Events Update

  • Throughout the year we have regular activities, some home-based and some in and around France. Here's a sample:

  • Crêpe evening: usually in February or March, always popular.

  • French film evening: usually just before Christmas - subtitled film and good food.

  • French conversation evening: relaxed way to practise your French at any level.

  • Local Walk: Usually in Leicestershire or Derbyshire with lunch in a pub or a picnic.

  • Annual General Meeting: November, after half an hour's business, we move on to entertainment.


Some of these events won't run because of the pandemic, but we are continuing online. Watch out for event updates.

  • Our slimmed-down programme continues online for the foreseeable future.

  • We'll carry keeping our members up to date through this website and Facebook.

  • Emails and newsletters will also go out as details are firmed up.

Events 2021 so far

French Dictionary

Toasting the New Year on Zoom - 6th January 2021

Featuring a fun quiz on Zoom devised by Sue and Max

This was a really successful event. The quiz was varied, enjoyable and ran very smoothly. Fourteen people took part.It was a great way to see in the New Year.

French Conversation - 19th February 2021

This has always been a popular feature of our calendar. We'd never done it online, but it worked extremely well. Big thanks to Alison Rigall who prepared the event.

We each talked about possessions or objects that we showed and told its story. The variety of objects was very wide and the stories fascinating.

We were able to chat privately in small online groups and come back together to socialise.

We'll be doing it again. Perhaps online. Who knows?

Latest News: June 2021

On 11th June, we had the very first joint online event between Shepshed and Domont. It was a quiz in French and English. Lots of participants, lots of fun - and no technical hitches. If you want to try the quiz out, you can click to see the pdf version on the Past Events Page. You can also see a screenshot of the quiz participants there as well