February Meeting of Connect for Friendship, 2008

Monthly Meeting of Connect for friendship 1st Feb 2008   At the recent monthly meeting attended by over 40 persons, the following announcements and reports were given:    ·       Frans gave a warm welcome to the many visitors/ members attending, (including English, French. and Dutch) 

  • Frans announced that a Wine and Wisdom Quiz has been arranged for all Connect for Friendship participants and their guests on  Thursday 28th Feb 7pm at Glandon. If you intend coming to the event which is being arranged as a social evening but also to raise funds for the group, please confirm to Monica and Arthur your team numbers for the quiz evening….Please email or phone as a matter of urgency. Tel:0555759657


  • Salon de Metiers d’Art St Yrieix 25th / 26th October 2008. Members were told that the Organising committee for this event are looking for hosts to offer free accommodation on these dates to the Artists / Sculptors taking part in the exhibition. For those who can offer accommodation please contact : Jenny Lukey at 14 Rue du Marche, St Yrieix, 87500. Tel: 0555750225


  • St Yrieix Book Club. Pat Dixon was able to announce to members that the book club has got off to a good start, with 17 members at the inaugural meeting in January 2008. Books for the coming season were chosen at the lively and entertaining first meeting with 14 staying for lunch after the main  event. Information on the Book club can be found at its Blogsite : www.vernonboy.blogspot.com


  • Jeux de bouches. We had a really interesting short talk from Emmanuelle Waeckerle, who had come to the group to inform us of the “Jeux de Bouches” which is running from 8th to 9th Feb. 2008 in St Yrieix, a weekend in celebration of the mouth. This includes an evening of entertainment with sound, poetry-performances by international musicians & artists and, of course, food and wine. (Emmanuelle divides her time between France and London where she has a studio. And this project has been in the planning process  for over a year). More information at the Tourist Office or Tel: ~  0555757030


  • Emmanuelle  also mentioned the Centre des livres d’artists (cdla) the home of artists’ books and exhibitor space in St Yrieix, which will open for the new season in February. The Library at the Centre is open for all members of the public who may wish to access its extensive library of Modern Art. www.cdie.info


  • Peter, from the English Bookshop, spoke of wanting to set up a Bridge Club under the umbrella  of Connect FF. If anyone is interested in Bridge, Backgammon, Petange, please contact Peter at the English Book Shop in St Yrieix. He is willing to start things off, eg to organise and have get-togethers in his shop or maybe his house at La Grenerie.. There will be a little delay in starting this group ~ not until March, but in the meantime, please sign up by contacting Peter either at his shop or by ringing :Tel  ~ 05 55 70 32 91


  • There were no questions or comments from the members. At the meeting we also had a book swap/exchange, an excellent way to recycle the books you have finished with. NB We are not able to store books and request members bring only 2-3 books to exchange

   Don’t forget we meet on the First Friday of each month at St Yrieix. All welcome. 

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