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"!

Images of the Association Day

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Questions and answers of our general knowledge quiz

1In what year was the first iPhone released?2007
2The tallest building in the world is located in which city?Dubai (Burj Khalifa)
3Who directed Pulp Fiction?Quentin Tarantino
4Where is the original Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh housed?Museum of Modern Art, New York
5How many actors have played the role of James Bond?Nine
6What company is also the name of one of the longest rivers in the world?Amazon
7In Monsters Inc. what is Sulley’s full name?James P. Sullivan
8How many children does Queen Elizabeth have?Four – Charles, Andrew, Anne and Edward
9Beirut is the capital of which country?Lebanon
10'Stash' is a range of perfume from which Sex and The City actress?Sarah Jessica Parker
11How many players are there in a rugby league team?13
12Who voices Elsa in Frozen?Idina Menzel
13In tennis, what piece of fruit is found at the top of the men's Wimbledon trophy?Pineapple
14What does GIF stand for?Graphics Interchange Format
15In the Harry Potter book series, which character is described as having a "wild, tangled beard"?Hagrid
16What’s the name of the dog in The Simpsons?Santa’s Little Helper
17What was the first single to be released by the band Oasis?Supersonic
18How many hearts does an octopus have?Three
19Eye of the Tiger is from the soundtrack of which 80s film?Rocky III
20In the Bible, which character is known for building an ark?Noah
21The Hawthorns is home to which English football club?West Bromwich Albion
22Who authored The Hunger Games book series?Suzanne Collins
23What currency is used in Turkey?Turkish Lira
24Which iconic soap character lost his first wife to electrocution by hair dryer?Ken Barlow
25Who originally sang Moon River?Audrey Hepburn
26Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived – who was Henry VIII’s last wife?Catherine Parr
27Which American rapper released The College Dropout in 2004?Kanye West
28Which side of the road do people drive on in Australia?Left
29What is the busiest airport in Britain called?London Heathrow
30When is St George's Day?April 23


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