May 28, 2013

.. From Educating the Mind to the Belly .. .

 The month of May was full of holidays and  " days off" in true French style and it  just " flew by"  so  now  we are back  at work ...

Here is another final link to the Shakespeare chapter
 before we move on to consider June's festivities ....

 The  end of the year is coming closer  and sooner than we think  SO .. what  better way than to organise once more the " ONLY English  SPOKEN dinner" ...
 Please start  thinking about it  and join us , it was a great  success last year !

 I will fix a date very soon .. probably two evenings  from 8 o'clock onwards  Limited to 12 people each time  .

 I'm thinking of the Pti Dalloz which is near the  Law university .. it will be quieter than last years place .. and the food is  very  good  value for money too..

 Also there will be another Games Night at the Cellar by popular request ..

 and if you have any more suggestions, please tell me  ...

March 13, 2013


 Come and join us ... the ABC of SHAKESPEARE  .... forBeginners and Lovers  ...

    ... Tomorrow at 8pm at the ABc Bookshop Cellar  Rue des faulx ... ( 15 euros ) Drinks included !

March 1, 2013

" To aBc or not To aBc .. ? That is the Question " ...!!

  (adapted from  Hamlet Act I scene 3)

Why not Join us to  Discover Shakespeare

 on Thursday March 14th at the Abc Cellar  at 8pm :

The Theatre  life  in London, his writing, and  the  Music of  his times .
 A short original introduction to find out more  about the Man and  no longer Fear his words  !...
 The Language of Shakespeare, Simplified and Made accessible  to all, through  his Songs, words  and Sonnets ...

Musical interludes with  
Crystal Tears : Kate Lepage  ( Soprano ) Olivier Fodor ( Lute)

  " if Music be the Food of love ; Play on " ( Twelfth Night Act I scene 1)
 so sign up now by mail
 to . Remember : Places limited  ( 15 euros Drinks  included !)

December 31, 2012

Christmas photos, New Year Wishes and Burns Night !

 The First term of The Abc Cellar ended with 2 wonderful Chrsitmas evenings .. thanks to all those who made them possible .. you can see some photos  of the singing and the arrival of " the puddings" here thanks to seb . Berno..

 The next Abc Cellar evening is on the 22nd January and is the famous BURNS NIGHT with a genuine meal of Haggis  neeps and tatties ... send me a mail to sign up for this  truly Scottish evening ... Places  limited  ( 18 euros).. but still posssible of course !
 Click on the links  to see the origins of This great  Tradition ..

 Meanwhile HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of YOU .. ABC CELLAR members , followers and friends ! See you for classes on the week of the 7th January !

December 15, 2012

The Christmas Raffle Hamper is back ...

 What's a Hamper ?

 a large basket usually with a cover for packing, storing, or transporting articles (as food or laundry)
 and this can be won in the RAFFLE ; at the abc Cellar . what's a Raffle ?raf·fle 1  (rfl) ?????
A lottery in which a number of persons buy chances to win a prize.
[Probably from French rafleact of seizing, from Old French; see raffle1.]

but  at the Cellar we don't  "wash our dirty laundry in public" !!!  So the  XMAS  HAMPER is full of  British DELIGHTS 
 One Ticket 3 EUROS ; 4 tickets for 10 euros ...
  ( value 40 euros plus ) INCLUDING a FREE ENGLISH CLASS  for you or your loved ones !

        2 HAMPERS TO WIN or consolation prize the  "LIMITED EDITION ABC DESK CALENDAR "

 Come and buy tickets NOW  .. or sunday afternoon from 5pm to 6pm at the Cellar  with a cup of tea ! 
 Abc Cellar Passage de la petite Horloge Rouen .. see you there !!!!

December 14, 2012


Christmas gifts ! GOOD NEWSHo! Ho! Ho! It's Christmas!

 The Abc Bookshop will stay open  later on the 2 Christmas eves from 6pm to 8pm Tuesday 18th and Thursday 20th so you can shop at your leisure and pick up  original gifts .. Mugs ,

 books  A Christmas Carol (picture book edition) By Charles Dickens Illustrated by Brett Helquist for all the family, jacket image for Mug - Together - Norman Douglasposters, Games ..  " KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON " gifts  Cards ,Ho! Ho! Ho! It's Christmas! Posters and  of course  boxes of CRACKERS .File:ChristmasCrackers 2.jpg - Wikimedia Commons
 British Xmas wouldnt be xmas without them

 and remember " Better than Socks" .. buy a Free English  Conversation Lesson for your friends ...
 ( 15 euros)   from and at the Cellar !

 What an original idea ..  It may change their lives  forever .. and socks only get holes .. or lost !

 so see you there and make Xmas British this year !

November 25, 2012

Coming soon ...

   “Christmas Time”
at the  ABC Cellar  : 

A Taste of Christmas 
with mulled Wine, Mince Pies  and Crackers ! Join us for Carol singing in True English style... Listen, and   join in... 

Discover English  traditions and texts ...

Behind Abc Bookshop, Passage de la petite Horloge, Rouen, Tuesday 18th and Thursday December 20th
8pm – 10pm  12 Euros
 contact to book


October 16, 2012

October 8, 2012


  An English short Film festival is coming to Rouen ... should be VERY intersting .. click on Link below :

 and meanwhile , for the Romantics  ( ?)! another Version of  the Classic Jane Eyre  is on at the Melville Rouen ...