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We are a friendly group of French nationals and French speakers of all levels who meet regularly for lectures in French, small workshops, social events including film visits and musical evenings, conversation groups in a local café, dinners, Bastille Day petanque evening at a local pub and outings of interest. We are very pleased to welcome all those interested in the French language including students. The lectures are very varied with talks on subjects such as cuisine, places of interest, art, books, history – in fact anything with a French connection. We are affiliated to the Alliance Francaise de Londres and operate with their support.

For further information visit or call 07747 107220.


Founded in June 1999 the Southend International German Club provides an opportunity for German-speaking people of any nationality or age to practice the language in a sociable and relaxed atmosphere.

Club nights are light-hearted and held mainly in German. The format is general conversation until everyone is there, then we have a varied programme with our own members presenting in German. The club meets from 8pm-11pm on the first Friday of the month at the Estuary Club, 1386 London Road, Leigh-on-Sea (at the corner of London Road and Canvey Road.)

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Founded in 1993, the Southend Anglo Italian Circle promotes interest in all matters Italian, and aims to foster relationships between the British and Italian communities.

It provides a programme of talks on diverse topics, from Italian arts and history to language and personal experiences of life in Italy. Lectures are mainly in Italian, but occasionally in English or a mixture of both, and every effort is made to accommodate all levels of ability.

The Southend Anglo Italian Circle provides a friendly setting for those wishing to further their interest in the Italian way of life, and help and encouragement to those wishing to improve their knowledge of and expertise in the language.

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