A Voice from the Congo

On March 31st, Toto Kisaku presented A Voice from the Congo. Kisaku, a theater director, actor, set designer and producer from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has traveled the world sharing his story of his life growing up in the DRC. His talk also touched on his socially conscious theatre work, and his point of…

Matinée Littéraire Starts June 6

This summer’s novel will be Le Testament français by Adrei Makine to be read aloud together in the beautiful setting of the Audubon Center Bent of the River, in Southbury. Starting Saturday, June 6, this group meets twice a month on Saturdays (replacing Cafe Conversation) to discuss the text. Chairperson, Kathryn MacCullough, will be ordering…

Bon Mardi Gras!

Bon Mardi Gras! You probably know that Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday”, reflecting the practice of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting with no meat during the Lenten season. It is said that the word “Carnival” comes from “carne levare” or “away with meat”. Mardi Gras Carnival celebrations begin on or…

French Cooking Class

Sunday, November 16, – 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. in Watertown. Participants will prepare and enjoy a French meal consisting of: Melonball hors d’oeuvres, Pate feuillete (puff pastry with ham, cheese, and mushrooms), Boeuf Bourgignon (beef in Burgundy sauce) w/rice Buche de Noel (a traditional holiday Yule log cake.) Participants who wish to drink wine with…

French Art in CT Museums

Brian Denyer will present a program about French Art exhibited in Connecticut museums Thursday, October 23 at 7pm at the Brookfield Public Library. Denyer, a Board member of AFNWCT, was a teacher of French for 33 years at the Taft School. At Taft, he also directed the school’s away programs and led students to France…