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 !

Thursday, February 21st: Kevin's Korner


February is such a gloomy winter month, it has neither the magic of December nor the newness of January. 

 So, to wipe away the dreariness of the long winter evenings, come and join Kevin and friends with whom and other will have fun, share a few drinks and just be well together in the warm cozy BDX-USA shelter.





February 14t: Valentine Day, Songs and Trivias

Next Thursday, join us to know a bit more about Valentine Day, a time of gifts, kisses when  big hearts and pink ribbons pop up a little everywhere in the shop windows.

But of course, this special day has its own broad range of songs dedicated to love. BDX-USA offers you to discover and sing along musics that expressed feelings and regrets through the decades.

No need to bring chocolate or flowers, though you're very welocme to do so ;-)

Below, the 1960's girl band called "The Shangril-Las" sing a spoof of a teenage love song that were the rage in those days: The Leader of the Pack.




February 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.


Thursday, January 31st - Special Concert featuring Andy Jeffries, Anne-Sophie Maurin and Robert Krammer

Andy Jeffries is a British singer and guitarist who now lives in the lovely city of Bordeaux. He has been performing around the Chartrons area for over five years. Growing up in the heady mix of English and American songs of the Sixties, he covers songs from the Folk, Pop, Blues and Rock genres. 



So expect to find some Beatles in his repertoire and many classics from other singer-songwriters and groups. Joining him is Anne-Sophie Maurin on flute and vocals, and his American buddy Robert Krammer, playing the Roland. On this unusual instrument he can create many sounds including that of a saxophone (on the song 'Summertime' for example) and even the cello and violin. 



Most of all, there will be much fun and frivolity so be there or be square ! The concert is of course free; however, if you wish to "donner la pièce" you will be more welcomed. All the fund will be given to BDX-USA.


Thursday, January 24th: "American Pie" Unraveled

“bye bye miss American pie…” a famous chorus of a song, written in 1971, actually the longest song (8mn) to reach the top of the charts in the 70’s and still popular today in campfires and karaoke. 




It could have been called “Once upon a time in America during the 60’s”, since it is a piece of American history which portrays that period in a very symbolic way. 




The meaning of the lyrics has long been debated, and for decades, the author Don McLean declined to explain the symbolism behind the many characters and events mentioned. Trying to go underneath those symbols makes you feel like Robert Langdon ( Dan Brown’s main character) deciphering the “Da Vinci Code”!



Thursday, January 17th: Art Gallery Première Ligne Presents Gregory Masurovsky

Cécile Odartchenko is the owner of the art gallery Première Ligne. On Thursday, she will talk about her work and will focus on American artist Gregory Masurovsky she met in the 60's in the USA.

Since his arrival in France in 1954, the artist has been using four media: quill and ink, engraving needle and copper sheet, shallow gouge and wood or linoleum and also chalk and stone to express his black and white universe. 
Indeed, Masurovsky tries to reveal the "colors of the soul" through those two non-colors by working on light effects enhancing shadows that represent the depth of night.

After a period when he mingled figuration and abstraction, he has added to his images hand-written texts.









January 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.