A FABULOUS FUN WEEKEND OF CULTURAL EXCHANGE.
We look forward to the arrival of 46 people from the French village of Houdan this May.
New hosts and regular hosts are preparing for a full weekend of friendship and cultural exchange .
It will all kick off at the Pangbourne village Hall with a drinks reception and music from the Pangbourne silver band.
The weekend includes time spent with an English family. and typical English cuisine.
Plus a boat trip on the River Thames a picnic in the meadows , a concert of a male voice choir in the beautiful parish church, drinks in the rectory garden and for a finale a three course meal for everyone.
DO SAY “ BONJOUR” IF YOU SEE OUR FRIENDS IN THE VILLAGE !
ALL SET FOR A GREAT WEEKEND
Our final film night of this season is Sunday March 24th. Entry £6.00 per head at the door. Come early to secure a good seat and enjoy a drink. . Doors open at 6.45pm
We will be showing The Midwife (Sage Femme) (2017) The film stars two great French actors, Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot, acting together for the first time. Midwife Claire is conscientious and hardworking, but inhibited and somewhat stuck in a rut. She gets an unexpected phone call from her father’s former lover, Béatrice, a capricious free spirit, who walked out on Claire’s father many years before. Circumstances bring flighty Béatrice and uptight Claire together.
Looking forward to seeing you
You are warmly invited to the annual AGM at the Dorman Rooms (St Bernadette's Church in Horseshoe Road). Wednesday March 13th, 7 for 7.30 pm.
Some of our long standing committee members are retiring, so we are looking for new committee members, and in particular for a treasurer.. If you have a little time to support the twinning in this way please get in touch .. Please do come along to hear how the Association has fared during the year - and enjoy a "glass of friendship".
Hope to see you there!
Pangbourne Twinning Association presents an
Antiques Road Show
Friday 8th March at Pangbourne Village Hall 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm
Bring one antique for valuation by Simon Jones
(Director of Jones & Jacob, Watlington )
Tickets available from Garlands Organic Shop For £15.00 a head
Additional antiques may be valued (time permitting), £5 per valuation
RAFFLE Chicken Curry & Rice Supper Drinks available from the bar
For further information Contact Richard Nurick 0118 9842565
On Sunday 24th February we have another charming and funny film entitled La Famille Bélier (The Bélier Family) to entertain you.
This comedy was a recent French box office sensation and should help to maintain our winter-warming theme
As usual, doors open at 6.45pm and the film will be shown at 7.30pm at Pangbourne village hall.
La Famille Bélier (2014) A film by Ēric Lartigau. Sixteen year old Paula is the only member of the Bélier family who is not deaf. She acts as the ears and mouth of her eccentric clan. Life is thrown into disarray when Paula finds that she has a previously unknown talent for singing, and, with encouragement from her teacher, decides to audition for a prestigious music college in Paris. Charming and funny, with a wonderful joie de vivre, this film was number one at the French box office and took the country by storm. It stars Karin Viard, François Damiens, Ēric Elmosnino and Louane Emera. ‘Laughter and tears are an irresistible double act’ – The Independent
Beautiful Lies (De vrais mensonges) (2010)
This is a light-hearted romantic comedy, set in the Mediterranean port of Sète, about how well-meaning deceptions can go very wrong.
Following a breakdown, highly educated and multi-lingual Jean quits his job as a UNESCO translator to become a handyman at Emilie's beauty salon. Smitten by her, he writes her a love letter but she thinks it comes from an elderly admirer and sends it on to her mother Maddy...
Fete des Rois-Kings day- (Epiphany ) dinner.
We would like to invite all members to our epiphany dinner to recognise the day of the KIngs.
Celebrated with a delicious meal followed by the presentation of the Galette des Rois. .A special cake with a hidden treasure . If you receive the special slice you become king or queen for the day.
Please see the menu and order form for the Epiphany dinner.on the 4th January at the Ferry Boat inn Whitchurch. The dinner is strictly limited to thirty places, so book now to avoid disappointment. Please return forms and cheques ( made out to the Ferry Boat) to Richard Nurick. First come, first served
Our next film night will take place on Sunday Nov 25th. 2018
The film is called Thérèse Desqueyroux (2012) starring Audrey Tautou as Thérèse. A woman of culture and intelligence who enters an arranged marriage in 1920s France. Constrained by a traditional society, her ideas clash with local conventions, in order to break free from her unhappy fate,Thérèse resorts to tragically extreme measures. An emotional and suspenseful film.
A FRENCH JAZZ BAND will be visiting our villages for the weekend of Nov 4-6th and will be playing at the village hall in Pangbourne. Organised as a joint venture with the Whitchurch Twinning group.
A group of French musicians and their families will be visiting the villages of Whitchurch and Pangbourne and will be hosted by families in the area.
They hope to play on the Friday at Pangbourne village hall and at Pangbourne primry school Fireworks Fiesta on the Saturday evening.
Tickets avaiable from Antonia Des Forges
Watch this space for updated info on the first film of the 2018 Autumn season coming to the Pangbourne village hall om Sunday October 28th.
Come for a glass of wine and an unusual but thought provoking film and catch up with fellow twinnrers. Doors open at 7pm.
All welcome to another of Richard Nurick's fun wine appreciation evenings.
Taste many different wines, found out more about their origins and enjoy a sociable evening.
Nibbles and cheese will be served at your table.
Bring as many friends as you like ,
More info re tickets and prices to follow.
Sunday February 25th . Doors open 6.45pm. Film starts at 7.30pm.
Pangbourne village hall.
Stéphane Brizé's film charts the stuttering love affair between a lonesome schoolteacher and a married builder, all the way from the dusty side-streets to the station where they must either board the train or say goodbye. The performances from Sandrine Kiberlain and Vincent Lindon are extraordinary.
Winner of best adapted screenplay at the 2010 César Awards, this is a meticulously crafted romantic drama about the unexpecWted romance between a married man, Jean, and his son’s school teacher, Véronique Chambon.
The two protagonists come from very different worlds and their story reaches a painful turning point which will affect their lives forever.
The film has been termed a ‘heart-breaking and emotionally ambiguous twist on Brief Encounter’ (Time Out) and ‘an emotionally incandescent love story’ (New York Post).
Mademoiselle Chambon (2009)
JANUARY -Sunday 28th at Pangbourne village hall. 7pm for 7.30pm
Our next film for January will be
THE ARTIST AND THE MODEL
After his wife discovers an incandescent Spanish beauty bathing in a fountain, reclusive French painter-sculptor Marc Cros (Jean Rochefort) offers the young waif, Mercè a job modelling for his latest sculpture. It's 1943 in occupied France, and Cros hasn't worked in his studio since the beginning of the war. The girl turns out to be an escapee from a prison camp who helps resistance fighters sneak across the border to Spain.
"The Artist and the Model" is a simple, straightforward film about the wonder and awe that the natural world inspires in us. It elicits such wonder and awe in the viewer mainly by holding its steady gaze upon beautiful or beautifully arrayed things under sunlight
Le Havre (2011)
A film by a Finnish director but set in France and in French, this simple and contemporary story concerns Marcel (an impoverished shoeshiner) and his wife.They get involved with a young illegal immigrant, Idrissa, and take him into their home.This is gloriously colourful, combining drama and comedy and a modern day fable. It has also been described as a feel-good and wonderful, big-hearted comedy”.
Pangbourne Twinning Association French Film Nights present
a new season of films for Autumn /Winter 2017.
Last Sunday of the month. Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb.
Our first film will be AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS
A film written and directed by Louis Malle.
Set in a rural Catholic boarding school during the Nazi occupation of France, this films tells the story of the friendship between Julien and new boy Jean. Julien becomes burdened by a dangerous secret – that Jean is secretly a Jew who is being concealed from the Germans by the friars who run the school.It was a worldwide box-office success and won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and the Bafta for Best Foreign Language film. It also received two Oscar nominations.
Sunday 29th October 7.30pm.
Pangbourne Village Hall (doors open 7.00pm)
Entry £6 per person.
Drinks available in return for a small donation to the Association.
A chance to get out in the fresh air and walk through the Autumn countryside with a Sunday lunch to follow.
Meet in the car park at the King William Pub in Ipsden village OX10 6AD
11 am on Sunday 15th October.
Bring your walking shoes for a ramble in the countryside for approximately 3-4 miles.followed by lunch in the King William.
Let Antonia (07971859594) or Lauren (01189714106) know if you are able to come or send a message via our Facebook page or on this website.
This year's exciting Fete is on Saturday 10th June.
12 until 5pm
Come along and join in the fun.
Preparations are in hand for our crepe and wine stall.
We will be asking all members and friends to join the rota to set up and run our stall, Please come along to make crepes, sell wine or just to spread the word about Pangbourne twinning,
Hope to see you there!
I’ve Loved You So Long (Il y a longtemps que je t’aime) (2008)
A film by Phillipe Claudel
Two sisters (Juliette and Léa) are separated for fifteen years when one of them is convicted of a crime, and is disowned by their parents.
On her release from prison, a social worker acting for Juliette has the idea of approaching Léa to see if she can offer her sister accommodation.
Léa now has a husband, Luc, and two adopted children and Luc is uneasy about the new arrangement; but slowly, with the help of friends and family, the two sisters, for so long strangers, rediscover each other and come to terms with their long separation.
Critically celebrated, this is a film about family, love, rehabilitation, forgiveness and redemption.
Juliette is played by Kristin Scott Thomas, and Léa by Elsa Zylberstein.
The film also stars Serge Hazanavicius, Laurent Grevill and Frederic Pierrot.
Pangbourne Twinning Association
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Dorman Rooms, St Bernadette’s, Horseshoe Road
at 7.30 pm
(Doors open 7.00 pm)
Wine and canapés
Apologies for Absence
Agree the 2016 Minutes
Elections of Officers
Any Other Business
Contact: Richard Nurick (Chairman)
The association continues with its FRENCH film nights in the village hall. Taking place on the last Sunday of the month (not Dec) at 7.30pm. November's showing will be on Sunday 27th and the film will be
A film adapted by, directed by and starring Daniel Auteuil.
Similarly to ‘The Well-Digger’s daughter’ which we showed in the last film season, this is a film based on the work of Marcel Pagnol – his renowned ‘Marseilles Trilogy’ – a French national treasure.
Daniel Auteuil is one of the best-known actors in France and made his name in the famous adaptations of Pagnol’s ‘Jean de Florette’ and ‘Manon des Sources’.
Marius lives in the busy port of Marseilles in the 1920s, where his childhood friendship with fishmonger’s daughter Fanny blossoms into love. However, Marius is eager for adventure and yearns to run away to the sea.
Auteuil’s stature as an actor means that he successfully brings the ‘Marseilles Trilogy’ back to life and back to the screen, while remaining largely faithful to the much-loved 1930s film adaptations of this work.
The story will continue with our next screening, ‘Fanny’, which will be shown in January.
With English subtitles and drinks available at the bar for a small fee, come and enjoy a bit of French culture.
More details available from posters in the village.
Wine and cheese.
Come to the village hall and spend a pleasant evening learning about wine and sampling some interesting flavours..
A wine expert will be invited for the evening and samples of cheeses will be provided to taste. Thanks to the Pangbourne cheese shop for their kind donation..
Book a table of 6 or come and join a table . Tickets will be available in September.from Garlands or by ringing Richard Nurick on 0118 9842565.
A film by Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache
A multi-award winning and hilarious comedy about friendship and trust between an unlikely duo, a handicapped millionaire and his street-wise, ex-convict carer, who would seem to have nothing in common, but who develop an unexpected camaraderie.This film has broken box office records in France and across Europe, and was nominated for nine 2012 Cesar Awards (the French ‘Oscars’), winning Best Picture and Best Actor for Omar Sy. It has also received recognition at the 2011 Tokyo Film Festival and several film festivals in the USA, with acclamatory reviews across the world and in Britain.
The film stars Francois Cluzet and Omar Sy as the two main protagonists, with support from Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot and Clotilde Mollet.
The film contains some strong language and scenes of soft drug use.
BBFC classification 15.
A fun evening for all ages. Come as a team or join a team when you arrive. Questions of all categories . An interval for a hot supper and a chance for a glass of wine from the bar. Prize for winning team. .Tickets £15 per person . available from Garlands health food shop.
Hope to see you there!