Les Grands Prix pour la Pochette-Suprise…

Alors, tout le monde. Le Quatorze Juillet, Les Armes de Pelton sont etre en fête…

Or something like that. French never was my top subject at Ecole des Phantomes. In other words, the Pelton Arms are going to be having a Bastille Day shindig, where everyone has to dress up like a character from Allo Allo and enjoy French cuisine, musique and boules.

It’s all for local charity Demelza Hospice and I’ll make sure that ticket info goes in the Parish News when they go on sale, but this is actually an appeal from Martin who’s helping to organise it (he’s also rather bravely doing a cycle ride over the Alps this September from Geneva to Nice for them).

He’s hoping that local businesses might be interested in donating raffle prizes for the 14th July party. They don’t have to be French or cycle-related, but it would nice if they were.

If you’d like to help do drop me a line and I’ll pass you on directly to Martin.

Vive le France!


10 Comments to “Les Grands Prix pour la Pochette-Suprise…”

  1. Trevor says:

    Guess the AntiGallican was never going to do that…;)

  2. Brenda says:

    Definitely interested in this event. I have a signed Charlton football to donate – some might consider that a booby prize (even Charlton fans). Can you please pass on email. Thank you.

  3. Capability Bowes says:

    “LA France”, Phant, “LA France”!!!!!

    Zut alors!

  4. Blushes. Please don’t tell Marianne…

  5. scared of chives says:

    To carry on the French theme – won’t the Pelton Arms staff just go on strike that week?

    Well done Martin – great cause.

  6. Andrea says:

    Will definitely be there (what are big sisters for?)! Very happy to donate a complete Euro Stars French software programme(published by Rising Stars) to help children learn French! Great for schools or homes. A bientot.

  7. Martin says:

    Dressing up ‘a la Francaise’ on Bastille night at The Pelton will be encouraged and prizes awarded for effort and authenticity. I should point out that on the night of the storming of the Bastille in 1789 the proletariat ran around the streets of Paris stark naked as demonstration of their freedom. So in the name of charidy…..

  8. Ebspig says:

    And of course there’s the matter of Vanbrugh’s castle, once popularly believed to have been modelled on the Bastille. Perhaps a bit of a procession in Phrygian caps?

  9. rob says:

    On the subject of vive le france, I was walking along Trafalgar Road towards Theatre of Wine and noticed a new French cafe/deli is opening this Saturday. Had a quick chat with the proprietor who is indeed French and it sounds great! Very exciting foodie addition to the road methinks.

  10. Al and Trish says:

    Une bouteille de Penderyn whisky- au pays du galle (oui – good stuff) for the best Rene on the night