Recent Events

Truffaut Film Town Hall 4th October

In "The Last Metro", François Truffaut studies artists struggling against the odds - the artists being a Parisian theatre company and the odds, the Nazis, two years into their occupation of Northern France.


Truffaut sets the scene by telling us that under the occupation, food and fuel are scarce, and people book to go to the theatre, months in advance, often just to keep warm.

When Lucas Steiner (Heinz Bennent), the Jewish owner of the Montparnasse Theatre, is forced into hiding from the Nazis, his gentile wife and lead actress Marion (Catherine Deneuve) takes over. She hires the womanising actor Bernard Granger (Gerard Depardieu) for the lead in their next production, the aptly titled play "Disappearance", which is to be directed from Lucas' own notes.

As the film examines the rehearsals and production of the play, against a backdrop of fear and anti-Semitic persecution, Marion's frustration at the increasing emptiness of her marriage and the tenderness of her acting with Bernard draws her towards him.

Bernard's membership of the Resistance clashes with Marion's laissez-faire attitude towards the Nazis, adding to the tension and strains within the company.

As one would expect from lead actors of this quality, Deneuve and Depardieu deliver magnetic performances, and the details of the period are exquisitely observed. 

But with few of the director's idiosyncrasies, this is not one of Truffaut's more groundbreaking films. However, his uncharacteristically mainstream approach was well received: the film won ten César Awards.

25th Anniversary September 2019

BBQ 14th July

 

AGM July

French visit in May

Please  see pages dealing with unveiling of statue

Quiz evening 8th February

Thanks to those who supported the event particularly Chris for his picture questions.

Example: Can you name this football player?

Who is the famous ( in St Jean de Braye) woman shown below?

Sunday Lunch at Cassanos.

20th January

Thanks to those who came

to see the Film L'Ours in November

Remarkable photography and animal training.

Watch the clip beneath to see and hear a short section 3 minutes.


Le 14 juillet

BBQ chez Chris!

A big thank you to Chris and all who came and supported and brought desserts and helped with the preparation.

                                        Monday 28th May

                                           Tea And Fizz


Thanks to all who made cakes and sandwiches

 Race evening 28th April Town Hall.

Thanks to all who sponsored, bought horses and those who came along to share the excitement and see their "horse" & to Gavin Johnson for the "races".

 

 

 

March

Quiz evening. Thanks to Chris and Andrew for the questions.

Those French Footballeurs in alphabetical order

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January Sunday lunch at Cassanos.

 

 


Giant General Knowledge Crossword at the Town Hall. 18th November 

Many thanks to Dorothy for organisation and printing off the quiz and to the Wisbey family for their enthusiasm and support.



Thursday October 5th French meal at Parcs Restaurant Peterborough

Starter - Potage aux Legumes - Green Vegetable Soup- Salmon Rilette with Griddled Baguette- Chicken Pâté en Croute with Rocket and Dijon Mustard


 Main - Tuna Brochette with Tomato Bouillabaisse and Basil Rouille

- Navarin of Lamb, Pomme Puree and Peas a la Francais                                            -  Provençale Vegetable Tarte, Lyonnaise Potatoes and Sautéed Garlic Mushrooms    

                                                                                          

Dessert - Chocolate Bavarois- Pear Bordaloue- Crêpes Normande 

- Coffee

France 21st September to  25th September.

 

Leaving March Railway station

 

Waiting to board a boat on the Loire River

 

  At Bourges Cathedral

 

 

Link to Festival de Loire for photos and details of the 2017 event.

http://orleans-metropole.fr/1014/accueil.htm

 Vdeo of fireworks

https://www.facebook.com/republiqueducentre/videos/1699065966771139/

Many thanks to Chris for hosting the BBQ

16th September and for those who supported and brought along the desserts.

 

 

 

Race evening Saturday 25th March Town Hall

 

Thanks to all involved

Gavin Philpott
Everyone who purchased a horse
All who turned up
Our Sponsors

Optima Property Marketing & Management

MQM -March Quality Meats

HR Mallett March's Jewellers

Adams Tyre & MOT Centre

Cassano's

Shah Jahan Indian Restaurant

Turner & Son Funeral Directors

Harmony Hair Studio

Please support them ....they support us.

 

Quiz evening 24th February

Thanks to all involved.

As you can see much hard "work" involved a need for refreshment.

 


 

Visit by French from St Jean de Braye

29th October to 1st November



Fantastic colours at Anglesey Abbey


 

Flag Fen  1





Flag Fen 2



Lunch at Parcs 1



Lunch at Parcs 2


Lunch at Parcs 3


Thorney


Departure 1


Deaparture 2


Departure 3



Au revoir See you in France in September 2017

 Monday 26th September 2.00 to 3.30 March Library 
Information about the March Twinning Association
Some past newspaper cuttings. Question and answer session.

Thanks to those who came along including Peter Jackman , a former Chair of the Association and a former Mayor of March.

 

 

 

 

BBQ 31st July

Many thanks to Chris and all who helped

brought desserts and supported.



Race Evening 5th March 



Quiz Evening

12th February at Town Hall



Liquid refreshment helped keep the brains working.

Oh la,la!

Will they have the wooden face in the morning?

Auront-ils la gueule de bois le matin?

BBQ 

chez Chris 22nd August.


Qui veut des Olives?

Many thanks to all who came along. Des desserts delicieux.

Un grand merci au Chef et a son equipe!


AGM 22nd July 

Please see Chair and Committee Page.


Boules at The Anchor Wimblington

5th July 2015


The much coveted shield!


Tactics


Determination


Judgement

 

Refreshment 


Encouragement

Trip to St Jean de Braye 

23rd -27th May

27 members went by plane,train or car.


Henri Gaudier-Brzeska's birth place.



Face to face with Gaudier-Brzeska



For more pictures please see  Page "France May 15".


27th April - 5th May

Display in the Library about MTA & Henri Gaudier-Brzeska

 


 

Friday 1st May

Showing of Ken Russell's Film 

"Savage Messiah"

 

 

 Friday 20th March 
 a film evening.
Town Hall 7.00 for 7.30 pm





February 13th Quiz evening at Town hall


January 25th Sunday Lunch at Cassanos.

Pate and Pop

Friday 14th November  7.00pm for 7.30pm

Race Evening

"Are you sure this is the right way?"



October

Table top games evening 10th October

Many thanks to those who supported the evening and to Dorothy Hiskett for arranging and organising the evening.
September

BBQ  6th September

Many thanks to Pat and Trevor

August


Garden Tea Party
3.00pm Sunday 3rd August
at Brewin Oaks
by kind permission of Mrs Patsy Brewin

Many thanks to all who helped in any way and for those who supported the event.


   29th May to 1st June 2014

                       38 French visitors in March.                   

Many Thanks to all our hosts.  Merci beaucoup !



The group at Cambridge



The Mayor welcomes the group with the St Jean de Braye and March twinning Chairmen
at All Saints' Academy



No the coach hasn't broken down! The two "Presidents" discuss what to do next.