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Cultural Events

It is not only about language –> it is also about culture!

The Alliance Française Christchurch is not just a language school, it’s Christchurch’s only French cultural centre.

The AF Christchurch organises a wide range of cultural and social events to create interest and get a feeling of the French culture, for example exhibitions, concerts, conferences and our traditional French events (Le Beaujolais Nouveau, Bastille Day Ball, La Fête de la Musique)

Upcoming Events



Following a successful run in Christchurch, the Alliance Française French Film Festival have announced their 2017 encore screenings...


Win a trip to Paris! The theme of the 7th Alliance Française International Photo Competition will be: “Fashion and dress codes”.
This is a good year to broach...

Current Events



CANCELLED IN FEBRUARY Don't want to wake up on a Sunday morning? Here is a good reason to leave your bed, come and enjoy a "délicieux" French breakfast with Le Panier! Every last Sunday of the month at AF, 275 Cashel street.

From 9.30 am:$5 for children, $7 for AF members,$10 for Non-members


Fancy a French movie? Come to our Ciné Club! Every first Friday of the month. No worries, the movies are screened in the original version with subtitles.

STARTS IN MAY 2017

Previous Events



The Alliance Française French Film Festival has announced the full 2017 programme, inviting audiences to experience one language, and a world of emotions. This year’s Festival is full of emotions: laughter, tears, suspense, excitement and entertainment. Much reflection lies ahead of us with 36 films...


Enjoy a cup of coffee or fine tea along with one of the best croissants in town (from Le panier limited)
It is a great occasion to practice French, discuss with the AF team and meet new friends!Booking essential.


Join us at 7.45pm and learn about Francophonie worldwide with activites to test your knowledge. This will be followed by


Meet Josef Schovanec at the University of Canterbury. He will talk about his book Travels in Autistan and takes us from the great bazaar...

Olivier Weber

Olivier Weber

Known primarily for his coverage of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Olivier Weber has been a war correspondent for twenty-five years, especially...


Isn't it just the perfect yummy treat? Impress your guests by learning how to bake perfect macarons with pastry chef


As tradition requires, let’s celebrate once again the French annual grape harvest by uncorking countless bottles of Beaujolais Nouveau! Special note for wine lovers, Alliance Francaise Christchurch in partnership with Maison Vauron and CCM, are proud to bring...