The Grocer’s Son

French film to be released on November 6. The Grocer’s Son

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concert Olivier Messiaen

Recitals Australia is presenting the South Australian premiere of “Le livre du Saint Sacrament” by Olivier Messiaen to mark the centenary of his birth.
The concert will be performed by renowned organist Jennifer Chou on Saturday 27th September 2008 at Pilgrim Church, Adelaide.
Ms Chou studied organ in France under Susan Landale at the Conservatoire National de Region de Reuil-Malmaison.
Tickets are $15 and are available through BASS or at the door.

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Spanish Symposium

The Spanish and Portuguese Section of the Department of Languages at Flinders University and the Program for Cultural Cooperation between the Ministry of Culture of Spain and the Australian National University cordially invite you to the Symposium:


‘Miguel Delibes in Australia on the 60th Anniversary of the Publication of his First Novel’


Date:  Saturday, 20 September 2008

Time: 9.15 – 3.00

Venue: Flinders University, Humanities Building, Room 101 (next to Matthew Flinders Theatre)

RSVP: by 12 September to Maureen Taylor (8201 2385 or


All sessions will be in Spanish; notes in English will be available 


Free parking available in Car Park 5






9:15                Reception

9:45                Welcome

10:00              Keynote Address: Dr. Ramón García Domínguez “Miguel Delibes: Fifty years writing novels (1948: La sombra del ciprés es alargada – 1998: El hereje)”

11:00              Coffee

11:30              Dr María Luz Long: “Miguel Delibes and his engagement with his times”

12:15              Readings from Delibes’ novels

12.30              Lunch

1.30                “Miguel Delibes and the cinema”. Round table discussion.

3.00                Closing remarks       

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French language Assistantship in New Caledonia in 2009

Would you like to spend 7 months in New Caledonia to improve your French while earning some money?

The assitantship program (from 1 April to 31 October 2009) is open to Austrlian students  (20-30 years of age) with a minumum of two years of university studies at the time of appointment.

Application forms are available from the French Embassy site and should reach the embassy by 15 September:

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20 Free Film tickets for “Female Agents/Les Femmes de l’Ombre”

20, admit one, tickets to the preview weekend on the 2/3 August for the French film “Female Agents/ Les Femmes de l’Ombre” are available from Flinders Department of Languages. National release is on 7 August. The first 20 callers (to this number: 8201 2459) can collect their tickets from Humanities room 211.

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Dichotomy: Exhibition of paintings by Argentinian artist Florencia Ferraco

Tres manzanas
Florencia Ferraco, born in Argentina but living in South Australia, is exhibiting some of her paintings at the Marie Hart Gallery in Glenelg. The exhibition, titled “Dichotomy”, focuses on her “Tango” seriers, and will be open until the 20th of June.

Copying from Marie Hart Galleries website:

A reflection of previous years, and the strong influence of feelings of “nostalgia” that Florencia finds herself presenting in this exhibition. The “Tango” series tries to take the audience to a different place and a different culture. She has respected the colours of the traditional Argentine painting “The Fileteado” and presents a visual artistic representation of Tango. Each one of the paintings reminds her to a different song, so she shares with you the lyrics that inspired her. From the restrictions applied to the dance in the 1970’s to the fashionable re-surfacing of the 1990’s. Tango has survived through time thanks to the spirit of its people, feel their presence and seize their essence through this exhibition.

For further information, please visit the Marie Hart Galleries website:

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Read it or hear it all in French

Hundreds and hundreds of literary works from the French-speaking world read
aloud or sung. The links on

Literature of French Expression Read Aloud or Sung

are the largest collection of its kind anywhere on the planet. Think of the
human voice as a mirror, an enhancement a multi-functional tool for French

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