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started by: SalsaChic · last update: 1280857717 · posted: 1280857717

Hi there fellow Salsa dancers I just wanted to write and tell you of a great night I had last Wednesday with my husband Salsa dancing. The evening is running only through August on Wednesdays. It would be great to see some more Brits there as I thought the setup of dancing round the tropical pool was pretty special and the dancing was fantastic. For those newcomers there is an initiation which starts at 8pm for an hour and then it kicks off at 9pm till late (just mind how many pina coladas you drink!) Nominal entrance fee of 5 euros with a drink is not much for a great night. Location is Villa Vicha in the village of Aubais, positioned around 1.5km on the road in the direction of Aigues Vives. Look out for a banner on the left with the name and sign post in green. Drive up the road - Chemin de Cardione for 0.5km and the entrance is easily found See you there if you can come

started by: Jad_walsh · last update: 1278085956 · posted: 1278064214

Hi, We are having our wedding in the Languedoc region Sept 12months and are looking for an Irish Lively band to play at our wedding. Can anyone suggest a music band that would up for the crack of an Irish wedding. Please advise if you have any ideas. Or if anyone has had a wedding in France what did you do for music? Please reply back if you have any ideas. Many thanks.

started by: Belinda-484570 · last update: 1277846034 · posted: 1277228204

For all you footie fans out there…………IF England go through to the next round and play on Sunday we will make sure that you can watch the match at our Help for Heroes Charity Day. Watch your heroes whilst supporting our heroes!! For those who are not so keen on football, why not come and join us for a cream tea and browse the stalls in the tranquility of Gill and Richards garden!The BBQ will start from 6pm, kicking off with Sangria and Nibbles. This will be followed by a least three different meats cooked on the BBQ accompanied by various home made salads ,burgers buns and jacket potatoes. For dessert we have a selection of scrummy desserts. Oh and most importantly there will be plenty of wine, beer and soft drinks.All of this is included in your 15 euros raffle ticket.Reservations to Gill, Nicola or Belinda by thursday evening please Rain or shine the show will go on! More information on this event can be found under the Anglo Info What's ON Guide

started by: Jack and Jill-488723 · last update: 1276938751 · posted: 1276938751

Hi everyone, Does anybody know if there is any companies in the Carcassonne area that can replace a master board for an X box 360 Thank you Jack and Jill

started by: wendywj · last update: 1276630322 · posted: 1276630322

"THE BRITNET EVENING": Wednesday, June 23 at 6:30pm at "Les Aubuns" country hotel, Route de Garons, Caissargues Sophie sew's John's curtains, John paints Guy's kitchen, Guy takes care of the Jones' dog while they're on vacation.... this is the "SEL": Systèmes d'échange locaux. Originally developped in Scotland, SEL groups promoting community aid, services and solidarity between neighbours exist all around the world. In the Gard, there are now 9 SEL and anyone can join or start their own. This is one example of "community development" that will be discussed at the next BritNet Evening. Brian Wills, who is based in Anduze, will be talking about their 15-year community development project and the "Transition Network" an international movement begun in Great Britain in 2006 and that is now operating in 15 countries with over 250 local initiatives. This global movement is encouraging comunities to create initiatives to reduce CO2 emissions through local actions (awareness-raising, community gardens, carpool initiatives, etc.) Katherine Coit wrote her thesis on citizen participation and community organizations and will be discussing the evolution of a very effective community development group she has participated in and observed since its beginning in Paris' 14th arrondissement. This group now serves a variety of neighborhood needs (a 'café associatif,' a housing facility for people in difficulty, and actions to stop the destruction of local buildings). We invite you to learn about these initiatives, share your own experiences, and see if you might be interested in becoming more involved in your own community. Price for the evening: 6€ which can be paid at the door. Please contact Holly Rougier to reserve by June 14: hrougier@club-internet.fr Those who'd like to stay for dinner can take advantage of a special BritsNimes full course meal that includes wine and coffee for 22€ (from 9pm). Please let Holly know if you would like to reserve for dinner. (See www.lesaubuns.com for a map to Les Aubuns.) Come to meet new people and learn something new!

started by: Belinda-484570 · last update: 1274976568 · posted: 1274976568

We are planning a charity craft fair and BBQ on June 27th in Antugnanc and wondered if there are any folks out there that would like to have a stall? Currently we are planning to hold the Craft Fair with afternoon tea,coffee and cakes from 2pm until 5pm, followed by a BBQ from 6pm onwards. This event has been registered with Help 4 Heroes and we are looking to see if there is a similar charity in France that we can make a dontation to. If you would like to have a stall or would like to donate cakes or raffle prizes, please send us an email. In the next the next couple of weeks we will be sending out an inviation and how to reserve you place at the BBQ. Thank you for your support

started by: ClairePaul-493263 · last update: 1274689762 · posted: 1274647541

Hi there, Just wondering who on the forum lives in Quillan or the surrounding area? Would be great to meet people as we are new to the area.

started by: moreteavicar?-494289 · last update: 1274400903 · posted: 1274352365

Have to go to Montpellier for the night. What is there to see? Would like to get a hotel/B+B right in the centre - any recommendations? Anybody know where to find Cocktail Scandinave? (the furniture shop?) Is it near the centre?

started by: Aoife-493231 · last update: 1274217735 · posted: 1264277370

Hi, we are an Irish couple getting married in the garden of a house in Magalas in June (19). We are looking for a live band to play all the old classics and some modern stuff. Irish music an added bonus. Please get in touch if you know of a band who would be available to play at our wedding. We are also looking for an organ player for the church. If you know of someone please contact me.

started by: Meli-Melo · last update: 1273269168 · posted: 1273232866

Hi There... I just moved down here to be with my boyfriend (both English) and would love to meet some like minded people of a similar age in the area....we are in Sorede.. quite sporty but we are sociable and like a few drinks and a bit of a laugh too!! Please get in touch if you would like to meet up for a coffee sometime.... Ali & Matt.

started by: jo_e_ellis · last update: 1268922895 · posted: 1268913267

Can anyone tell me if there is somewhere that shows sky sports events in Aude / Herault? I am hoping to watch the JP Trophy final between Southampton and Carlisle on 28th March. Cheers

started by: Sue-482994 · last update: 1268559526 · posted: 1268052387

Hi - We only receive the 5 standard channels on our TV. Does anyone know if World Cup matches are likely to be broadcast on any of these. Thank you

started by: Florianne-493674 · last update: 1268234899 · posted: 1268234899

The Great Roman Games Nîmes Amphitheatre April 17th & 18th 2010 In April 2010, the city of Nîmes and Culturespaces, the administrator of the arena, present 'A Gathering of the Roman Antiquity in France' as never seen before. Gladiator combats, parades, shows, Roman encampments, theme visits and much more… Live during the Roman age for a week-end! Parade, Show and Roman Encampment On April 17th and 18th, for the first time in 2000 years, the spectacular Roman Games will return to the Arena of Nîmes. A unique performance with more than 200 performers coming from all over Europe! The Greatest Show – "Circus Games" – in the Arena This one and a half hour show allows us to relive the "ludi", (Roman Games) that made the Roman Empire famous, with Scene after scene until the Grand Finale. This ceremony will be celebrated in latin by the flamen, the Great Priest of the imperial cult. The spectacular Roman parade, orchestrated by the "praecco", (games animator), recounts the return of a campaign, in which will take part: legionnaires, Celts, gladiators, horsemen presenting their war trophies. Equestrian exercises involving Romans versus Gauls will give the public the possibility to vote for their favorite troupe, followed by a demonstration of chariot fighting (races, javelin throwing and ground-fighting), gladiator fights on horseback and on foot. The most valiant gladiator will be chosen by the public and presented with a laurel crown He will then be accompanied to the Grand Finale, by a procession marching with the Emperor and his praetorian guard. Saturday and Sunday from 4.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The parade – in the streets of Nîmes This great triumphant procession will take place in the streets of Nîmes with the Emperor Hadrien seated on his chariot and accompanied by all the fighters. He will be preceded by his Praetorian Guard and followed up by different foreign legions, horsemen and Gauls. Saturday and Sunday at 12 p.m. The Roman Camp – inside the ring of the Amphitheatre A Roman encampment will be set up for the pleasure of the public in the ring of the Amphitheatre. Discover the legionnaire's camp site and take part in their training, try their arms and admire their equipment. And the gladiator school opens its doors to the children! Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This great event is conjointly realized by the city of Nîmes and Culturespaces with the University and the Tourist Board of Nîmes.

started by: British Screen Festival · last update: 1265884925 · posted: 1265884925

A NOTE ON FRIDAY’S GUEST , SCREEN WRITER TONY GRISONI, who will be with us for the screenings of all 3 of the films of the RED RIDING TRILOGY (at the Semaphore, Friday 12 fév.18h00, 20h00, 22h00). Writer-director, Tony Grisoni has worked as screenwriter with such directors as Terry Gilliam (Tideland, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) Michael Winterbottom (In This World), and John Boorman, and more recently on the RED RIDING TRILOGY with Julian Jarrold, James Marsh and Anand Tucker and THE UNLOVED, directed by Samantha Morton and produced by Kate Ogborn. His own short film KINGSLAND, which he both wrote and directed – was nominated for Best Short Film at the 2009 BAFTAs. He has also written The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, which Terry Gilliam plans to make next year.

started by: romi16-493440 · last update: 1265881472 · posted: 1265881472

Hi I have found an interesting website that I wanted to share with anyone who is intereseted in cross stitch, they have a different free pattern that you can download everyday. All you have to do is click on the link below and register on the site which is also free to do and you can download patterns straight away. http://cross-stitchers-club.com/?code_avantage=gexwxs I hope this is interesting to anyone who like me is always looking for new patterns to keep me busy. Kind regards romi16

started by: mpprh-482093 · last update: 1265117848 · posted: 1265117848

Rock & Roll will make you stupid and immoral - and I ought to knowAn evening with Ed Ward http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Ward_(writer) , author and rock historian for Fresh Air with Terry Gross (NPR). A zany, informative, controversial rant about the craziness this now-mainstream music has stirred up in the past, with some unusual thoughts about the present and future. Up-to-the-minute multi-media effects if I can learn how to use PowerPoint in time! Music from the distant past, some of it with dirty lyrics! Will not be podcast, so you have to attend in person. Date: Thursday, 11 February 2010Time: 18:15 - 20:15Location: B2 02, Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier, France Conférence en anglais Free Admission / Entrée libre

started by: MarkAndJen · last update: 1264671711 · posted: 1264671711

Don't miss Sherlock Holmes in English tomorrow evening in Castelnaudary; 3 stories by British professional actors: http://theatre.anglais.free.fr/ At the theatre des 3 ponts: http://www.ville-castelnaudary.fr/fr/page-134920.xml See you there!

started by: adele swann · last update: 1264523761 · posted: 1264010243

Following on from the success of our first social evening, we would like to invite you to join our social club, a place to meet other people and network in a relaxed, friendly environment. Our next event will be a wine tasting evening, with our guest winemaker coming from the Faugeres region Saturday 30 January 6pm - 9pm Quarante, near Capestang Contact me, Adele, for further information tel: 04 67 49 08 68 info@franceandbeyond.co.uk

started by: British Screen Festival · last update: 1264161685 · posted: 1264096952

We will have a presence at a stall in the foyer of Le Semaphore for the sale of membership cards on both the Saturday and Sunday of the following two weekends : the 23/24 and the 30/31 January between 1.30 pm and 6.00 pm. 13th Festival of British Film – Ecrans Britanniques – Nimes, 5-14 February. http://www.ecransbritanniques.org/

started by: calipsoman · last update: 1263241758 · posted: 1263029821

My wife and I have moved to France and purchased a house in the South that comes with a Skybox. Is there a way to upgrade this since we do not have a home in England?

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