Description

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).

COMING NEXT !

Potluck: Thursday, March 2nd

First Thursday of the month, it's time to meet and have a few nibbles over a glass of wine.

If your last name starts with a letter between A and F, please bring some sweet treats.

If your last name starts with a letter between G and Z, please bring side dishes such as veggies or salads.

Thursday, February 23rd: Women in songs (Part 1)


Who were those Jolene, Iris, Frankie who inspired songs of all sort? Thanks to our quiz, have fun, sing along and know more about famous songs. You won't hum them the same way you used to once you'll know all about it.

Thursday, February 16th: Aquitaine in the U.S. American War

Who were the Aquitaine people who contributed to the independence of the USA? Like in all the coast régions, many sailors from Saintonges, Basse-Guyenne, Paus de Buch and Pays Basque boarded the squadrons of the roayl navy that brought troops. A few privateers from Gironde also took part in the events.



Thursday, February 9th: A peek at Brazil: an insider's view

Brazil is huge and extremely diverse so to talk about it would require many hours. During this talk, Simone Raskin will give you a glimpse of her Brazil. She was born in Rio de Janeiro, iconic city, live in Sao Paulo, the economic and financial heart of Brazil, and have a house in Paraty, a small colonial town on the seaside. Through these three cities you will be able to get to know a little bit of this wonderful country. 

Art Déco Christ in Rio de Janeiro, a lively & modern view of Sao Paulo and the peaceful little port of Paraty.



Simone Raskin was born in Rio de Janeiro where she attended the American school , then lived in Paris for twenty years where she graduated with a doctorate from the Sorbonne. Later, she went back to Brazil but always spent time in France dividing her time and her heart between the two countries. She's an English teacher but drifted off to other territories such as filmmaking, stylist, entrepreneur and personal tourist guide. Now She's back in France, taking root in the “terroir”, in Bordeaux.

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Thursday, February 2nd: Potluck

If your last name starts with a letter between A and F, please bring some sweet treats.

If your last name starts with a letter between G and Z, please bring side dishes such as veggies or salads.

As for drinks, of course red wines are always welcome, and for tonight please bring white wine, cider or a soft drinks.




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