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Soirée provençale

Thursday 20 September 2018 at 6:45 pm

We invite you to join us for a Provencal evening with live music, at the Miranda Diggers RSL Club on Thursday 20 September 2018, at 6:45 pm.

Enjoy an aperitif followed by a four course dinner.  Each course will be accompanied by wines selected and presented by Jim McMahon, international wine judge.

The cost for this evening is $75 and as seats are limited, get your friends together and book a table to avoid disappointment.

Miranda Diggers RSL Club, Kingsway, Miranda




Saturday 15 September 2018 at 10:00 – NOTE THE CHANGE OF VENUE

Envie de parler français, tout simplement ? Parler de tout et de rien, de la pluie et du beau temps ? D’échanger dans la langue de Molière en dehors des classes traditionnelles ?

Alors rejoignez-nous au café de la galerie de Hazelhurst à Gymea pour papoter autour d’un café.

Pas de programme, pas de grammaire et une seule règle : interdiction de parler anglais.

Hazelhurst Gallery, 782 Kingsway, Gymea




The 2018 FASS – Dominelli Renault Awards for excellence in Year 12 French

In light of our aim to promote the French language in our area, FASS is very happy to present awards this year, for the very first time, to the top Year 12 French students in Sutherland Shire High Schools.  These awards have been made possible by our GOLD Sponsor, Dominelli Renault in Kirrawee.

This year, the awards have gone to 4 deserving students at Caringbah, Port Hacking and Kirrawee High Schools.

We wish these students all the very best as they prepare to sit their HSC exams.  We congratulate them on their hard work and excellent results in French and we hope that their interest in French will continue in the future.



September Movie Night

Friday 7  September 2018 at 7pm


An un-chronological look at the life of the Little Sparrow, Edith Piaf (1915-1963).  Her mother is an alcoholic street singer, her father a circus performer, her paternal grandmother a madam.  During childhood, she lives with each of them.  At 20, she is a street singer discovered by a club owner who is soon murdered, coached by a musician who brings her to concert halls, and then quickly famous.  Constant companions are alcohol and heartache.  The tragedies of her love affair with Marcel Cerdan and the death of her only child belie the words of one of her signature songs, “Non, je ne regrette rien”.

Marion Cottilard plays Piaf in this biographical film, also featuring Gérard Depardieu.  She deservedly received the Academy Award for best actress for this role in 2008, maybe the role of her life in an already brilliant career.  Whether you like Etith Piaf or not, this is a must see about one of the iconic French greats of the 20th Century.

Rating: M 

Duration: 134 minutes

Hazelhurst Gallery, Gymea


Saturday 11 August 2018 at 10:00

Envie de parler français, tout simplement ? Parler de tout et de rien, de la pluie et du beau temps ? D’échanger dans la langue de Molière en dehors des classes traditionnelles ?Alors venez papoter autour d’un café.

Pas de programme, pas de grammaire et une seule règle : interdiction de parler anglais.

Venez nous rejoindre chez Monsieur Paisleys, 88 Cawarra Road, Caringbah




August Movie Night

Friday 3 August 2018 at 7pm


In this Hitchcockian French thriller directed by Claude Chabrol in 1973, marital infidelity once again leads to murder. Set in a small village, the plot gets underway when Mayor Paul Delamaire (Claude Piéplu) discovers that his wife Lucienne (Stéphane Audran) is cheating on him. Her lover is the mayor’s own deputy, Pierre (Michel Piccoli), whom Delamaire then sets about blackmailing in order to pull off a real estate scam. As might be expected, the ensuing tensions and anger result in homicide. Les Noces Rouges is stylishly directed and contains a fair amount of dark humor.

Inspired by a true story, this movie is not only a crime story, but also a sardonic depiction of politics and bourgeoisie in provincial France 40 years ago.

Rating: MA15+

Duration: 93 minutes

Hazelhurst Gallery, Gymea



Sutherland Farmers’ Market Stall

Saturday 14 July 2018 from 8:00am to 1:00pm

It’s the French national day, and FASS is having a stand at the Sutherland Farmers’ Market, from 8am to midday so please drop by and say hello.  The market is full of great stalls with lovely fresh produce, clothing and home wares among other things, so it’s a good opportunity to take a look around if you haven’t already.  The market stall also coincides with our monthly “Papotages” casual French conversation for fluent speakers, so for this month only, this will take place at  our market stand, 10 to 11.  We look forward to seeing you.  Nous espérons vous y voir !  The market is held in the council carpark, behind the Sutherland Entertainment Centre.


Friday 6 July 2018 at 7pm


Several years after leaving the orphanage to which her father never returned for her, Gabrielle Chanel finds herself working in a provincial bar. She’s both a seamstress for the performers and a singer, earning the nickname Coco from the song she sings nightly with her sister. A liaison with Baron Balsan gives her an entrée into French society and a chance to develop her gift for designing increasingly popular hats. When she falls in love with English businessman Arthur Capel further opportunities open up, though life becomes ever more complicated

Rating: M
Duration: 105 minutes.

Hazelhurst Gallery, Gymea


Come and celebrate the Fête Nationale Française with us!

Let’s share a good dinner in good company, talk about France-Australia friendship and test our culture on the French revolution… We might even sing the French anthem, so be prepared!

When: Sat 14th of July 2018, from 7 PM till late
Where: Bistro32, 32 president avenue, Caringbah
Cost: 95 $ pp

We have arranged an extra dinner for those that missed out but would like to celebrate the French national day.

Saturday 14 July 2018 at 7PM
Bitton Restaurant, 119 Mulga Road, Oatley
Cost: $75 per person

Bush Walk – Coast Bundeena-Otford , Sunday 24th June

Start at: 9am at the car park of the ferry at Bundeena.

End at: Otford after a 6h walk. Because it is not a return walk, we may need a few people to leave their car at Otford prior or have pick up organised.

What to Prepare: Water, Lunch box,  Sunglass, Suncream, hat, hiking shoes, 04 4999 7802.

Come And Enjoy Our French Market 

Do you wish you could find quality French products in your local area? Then mark the 6th May on your calendar because you can’t miss the FASS Frog and Snail French Cultural Market. Discover surprises at every turn as you enjoy the unforgettable tastes of our fine French food and exceptional wine. Relax and be entertained by live music as you browse through a wide variety of books and the latest in fashionable clothing. There is something for everyone, from stunning cars that are sure to amaze to beautiful homewares that will be a stylish addition to any living area, so bring your family and enjoy the rare opportunity to sample the wonders of France right here at home.

Click here to read the Frog & Snail market report

Click here to see the photos