Association Forum Carpentras 2021
The Franco-Brits were with success present at this year's Association Day or the "Forum de la Vie Associative" and are proud to report this day. You read the report of the president, see the pictures of our stand and its visitors, and get the results of the quiz of that day.
Please read as well the article that has been published in the newspaper "La Provence" at the occasion of the Forum.
The president's report
" The day dawned bright and sunny " - as they say - for the "Forum de la Vie Associative" which took place this year on Saturday September 11th in the Allée des Platanes in Carpentras. At 8.30 am Raina, John and I set up our stand, displaying leaflets about our activities, about the website, English and French recipes, book marks a quiz and a few magazines. The faithful Franco-Brit banner was updated by adding a few small, detachable flags of the countries represented by our members - from nearby Belgium and Germany to far away Canada, not forgetting Bulgaria and Switzerland - with a ‘question mark flag’ - what new nationalities will we welcome this year? The leaflets were in smart new holders and were displayed in a coherent manner giving unity to our colurful stand.
Soon the first visitors stopped by, curious about the flags and about who we are and what we ‘do’ . Anita and Alison arrived to help out and we were all kept busy. Members dropped by to say hello, to renew their membership, to chat with the visitors. We took it in turns to visit other stalls and make contact with other associations.
The Mayor and representatives from the town council stopped by to admire the stall and make polite enquiries and proffer encouragement. One of the representatives exchanged a few words in English with us.
There was a lull at lunch time and then it was back to business. Carole joined us and we continued to answer questions and to share our enthusiasm for the "Franco-Brits". There were the usual queries from those looking for an opportunity to practice their English, also a couple of anglophones and some people who welcomed the idea of doing various activities in a multilingual background. Soon the page of names and email addresses of enquirers was filled. Those who seemed particularly interested were offered a ‘Franco-Brit’ pencil as a souvenir…
By 5 pm the crowds had dwindled and people were beginning to pack up their stalls so we decided to call it a day. The banner was taken down, the leaflets were put away and with satisfaction we read the long list of names… It had been a long but satisfying day…
Many thanks to all those who helped at the stand and those who dropped by to encourage us, your presence was much appreciated and reflected a thriving association. We are now reaping the fruit of "association day" - new members have joined, are participating in the conversation group and in "Let’s Lunch" gathering, others have sent emails asking to be kept informed of future events. "Vive l’association Franco-Britannique"!
Questions and answers of our general knowledge quiz
|1||In what year was the first iPhone released?||2007|
|2||The tallest building in the world is located in which city?||Dubai (Burj Khalifa)|
|3||Who directed Pulp Fiction?||Quentin Tarantino|
|4||Where is the original Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh housed?||Museum of Modern Art, New York|
|5||How many actors have played the role of James Bond?||Nine|
|6||What company is also the name of one of the longest rivers in the world?||Amazon|
|7||In Monsters Inc. what is Sulley’s full name?||James P. Sullivan|
|8||How many children does Queen Elizabeth have?||Four – Charles, Andrew, Anne and Edward|
|9||Beirut is the capital of which country?||Lebanon|
|10||'Stash' is a range of perfume from which Sex and The City actress?||Sarah Jessica Parker|
|11||How many players are there in a rugby league team?||13|
|12||Who voices Elsa in Frozen?||Idina Menzel|
|13||In tennis, what piece of fruit is found at the top of the men's Wimbledon trophy?||Pineapple|
|14||What does GIF stand for?||Graphics Interchange Format|
|15||In the Harry Potter book series, which character is described as having a "wild, tangled beard"?||Hagrid|
|16||What’s the name of the dog in The Simpsons?||Santa’s Little Helper|
|17||What was the first single to be released by the band Oasis?||Supersonic|
|18||How many hearts does an octopus have?||Three|
|19||Eye of the Tiger is from the soundtrack of which 80s film?||Rocky III|
|20||In the Bible, which character is known for building an ark?||Noah|
|21||The Hawthorns is home to which English football club?||West Bromwich Albion|
|22||Who authored The Hunger Games book series?||Suzanne Collins|
|23||What currency is used in Turkey?||Turkish Lira|
|24||Which iconic soap character lost his first wife to electrocution by hair dryer?||Ken Barlow|
|25||Who originally sang Moon River?||Audrey Hepburn|
|26||Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived – who was Henry VIII’s last wife?||Catherine Parr|
|27||Which American rapper released The College Dropout in 2004?||Kanye West|
|28||Which side of the road do people drive on in Australia?||Left|
|29||What is the busiest airport in Britain called?||London Heathrow|
|30||When is St George's Day?||April 23|