Bordeaux-USA provides to residents of Gironde the opportunity to share Franco-American friendship, culture and ideas through English-speaking events and our Library in the heart of Bordeaux.
We can try for FREE to take part to one talk (Thursday evening 7:00 pm) OR one conversation hour (see 'Practice your English' tab).


Thursday 27th: Goat Lab Furniture - Sustainable and Quality Craftsmanship

This evening we're going to learn about making environmentally friendly furniture from craftsman Mayuka. He will tell us how he came to have a business here in la Gironde after being a researcher in London.

Mayuka, born in Sri-Lanka and raised in London, is a master cabinetmaker at Goat Lab Furniture, where he designs both contemporary and timeless pieces of furniture influenced by Knoll, Le Corbusier and the Bahaus movement, as well as others.

After learning his trade in London and creating a cabinetmaking company in Sri Lanka, he came back to France to open his workshop in the "Pépinière d'Entreprise d'Eco-construction" located in Floirac. 

He enjoys working with Douglas fir and oak wood as well as other types from trees that grow in the Aquitaine region and the European Union. No matter which type of wood he uses he chooses sustainable sources.  

Go here to see his website: 

Thursday 20th: Nous Sommes les Ancêtres de Ceux qui Ne Sont Pas Encore Nés.

Nirina Ralantoaritsimba will join us this evening to talk about her life in San Diego and the results of her thesis: her first novel called Nous Sommes les Ancêtres de Ceux qui Ne Sont Pas Encore Nés which is about the journeys of two Californian women.

Nirina is a linguist with a PhD in French literature. She taught French in the suburbs of Paris, in the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes and in the Sorbonne branch in Abu Dhabi.
Her thesis that led to her novel was based on journals written by some of the French who went to California during the gold rush.

Totally dedicated to her artistic creativity, Nirina uses a broad range of mediums: calligraphy, painting, drawing, cinema, music, meditation, and writing. Join us this evening to find out more.

Thursday 13th: Discover the A.F.S. Intercultureal Program (Subject to Change)

BDX-USA we will have a presentation by a representative from The American Field Services (AFS).
AFS was created by young American volunteers who came to Europe during the WWI to save lives. After the war, the volunteers wanted to offer educational programs to the younger generations around the world, believing that mutual understanding could prevent wars.

Today, the AFS, also known as AFS Intercultural Programs, is a non-profit organization offering language study stays abroad. AFS has more than 50 national organizations on five continents, each of them with their own network of volunteers, employees and board of administrators. 

Young people, aged 15 to 18, are welcomed by volunteer host families for 2 or 12 months in order to be immersed in the culture and language of the host country.
Join us to find out more about the French branch of AFS whose mission is similar to ours: promoting the exchange of Franco-American culture, language and friendship.

BDX-USA September Movie Selection

Dear all,

here is the selection of movies of the month. They are on display in the foyer of BDX-USA.

BDX-USA September Book Selection

Dear all,

discover our selection of books of the month. The books are on display in the foyer of BDX-USA.

Thursday 6th: September Potluck

It's time for our traditional-first-Thursday-of-the-month Potluck Dinner!

Please bring one or more of your favorite 'salé ou sucré' dishes and some drinks to share!

Potlucks are perfect to meet with our members, making new friends and chat in English in a very relaxed unformal atmosphere.

Doors open at 6:30

Back to school soon for Bordeaux-USA !
We will open our doors on Thursday September 6th at 6:30pm
This year will be exceptional with the celebration of our 50th anniversary with a lot of events.
To join-us it's simple follow this link >…/bo…/adhesions/adhesion-2018-2019
We are happy to see all of you soon