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PTA Culture Club

CULTURE  CLUB 
The last outing last Thursday was at the Huilerie Sainte Anne in Grasse.
Parents started off with a warm coffee/tea followed by a private tour of the olive oil factory, then shopping in their lovely boutique for tasty gifts. To end the day, they enjoyed lunch in Grasse.The next event will be announced very shortly.

A warm Thank You to Caroline Higgs for organizing.

Culture Club

The last month event announced in the newsletter had to be canceled due to a low number of parents who signed up.
The Culture Club is a fantastic opportunity for parents to discover new places, museums etc... and also a wonderful time to be had with new or old friends .
Next event to be announced after the new year .

The PTA Committee wishes you and yours a wonderful end of the year as well as a warm and festive holiday season with family and friends.
We look forward to seeing you again in the New Year 2015 !!
The PTA Committee

PTA Culture Club

For the first Culture Club visit of the year, organized by Caroline Higgins and Elisabeth Hachem, we were delighted by the fantastic turn out 20 plus - on a really discouraging rainy and miserable day. Those who made it were rewarded with a wonderful tour, with an excellent French guide, of this charming museum Musée Bonnard and especially this delightful and eclectic special exhibition les Belles Endormies. We were particularly captivated by the paintings by Manguin, and so when we were told that there was to be an exhibition devoted entirely to his work next summer, we knew we had another Culture Club trip in the diary.

The next trip is to the Picasso Museum in Antibes, date to be confirmed but pencilled in for Thursday November 27th. We had to cancel our al fresco lunch last time for obvious reasons, so this time the venue will be one hundred percent weather proof!

Culture Club

On May 15th, over 30 parents from Mougins School enjoyed a visit to the Chateau de Berne wine cellars. As we were such a large group,†we were split into two groups; the first group†visited the wine cellars with† a guide offering us an insight into their wine making followed by teaching us how to taste 6 of their wines. The second group started their visit with the wine tasting so were nicely warmed up for the visit to the cellars.† We then had a wonderful lunch outside organized by Elisabeth Hachem and then returned to school on the Mougins School bus kindly lent to us by the school for the day together with their driver.

Culture Club

Thursday 14th March: A guided tour in English of the medieval village of St Paul de Vence and the Maeght Foundation.
After coffee in St Paul de Vence, we will have a tour of the village on foot through the windy cobbled streets to the cemetery where Chagall was laid to rest and admire the breathtaking views. After lunch we will go to the Fondation Maeght modern art museum nestled amid the umbrella pines in the hills above the village and return to school in time for pick-up.
We will meet in the school car park at 8h45 and leave soon afterwards.

Please reserve your place by e-mail to cultureclub@mougins-school-pta.com or by phone by calling Marianne Vos on 06 86 85 83 39 and place 20€uros in an envelope with your name, mobile number and e-mail address, so we can contact you if necessary. Please note that lunch is NOT included in the price.

On the 3rd attempt, the Culture Club finally managed to do the 2 hour walking tour of Old Nice where they were greeted by magnificent blue skies & sunshine and then enjoyed a Provenal lunch in the sunny Cours Saleya.

Culture Club

The Culture Club trip to Old Nice will take place on Tuesday 11th February. Meeting at 9h00 at the school.
To RSVP or for more information, contact Marianne Vos, cultureclub@mougins-school-pta.com

Culture Club

The next Culture Club will take place on Tuesday 14th January. It is a guided tour in English to the old town of Nice. If you are interested contact Marianne Vos on cultureclub@mougins-school.com or on 06 86 85 83 39.

Culture Club

Nice Cimiez
On Thursday 24th January—a guided visit in English to the MATIISSE museum in the Villa des Arenes and then to the Archaeology museum to discover the Gallo-Roman city of Cemenelum with the remains of the thermal centre and the Arena in the olive grove on the hill of today’s Cimiez area. We will have lunch in the area and then visit the St Nicolas Cathedral, one of the most beautiful Russian Orthodox Churches outside Russia dedicated to the son of Alexander II.

Meeting point to be discussed nearer the time.
Please reserve your place by e-mail to Marianne Vos— cultureclub@mougins-school-pta.com or mobile 06 86 85 83 39 by Friday 18th January and put 20€ in an envelope in the Culture Club box in Reception with your name, e-mail and mobile number on it so that I can contact you if necessary.

Lunch is NOT included in the price. You are welcome to bring visitors with you, but please let me know and include their fee in the envolope. Do not turn up on the day without prior booking.

Culture Club

ON TUESDAY 11th DECEMBER - A VISIT TO THE VILLAGE OF BIOT where we will paint our own ceramics at "La Tasse de Couleur" & VISIT A TRADITIONAL
GLASSBLOWER.
We will start off with coffee in the heart of the village, before we get creative. We will be working with ceramic painting until lunchtime. A lunch and walk through the village to discover the glassblowers thereafter will be optional. We will meet in the school car park at 8h45 and leave soon after. Due to limited places, only the 10 first confirmed participants can join on this day. The price is 15 €uros and the latest day for reserving your place by payment is on the 7th of December. RSVP to Marianne VOS - by mail cultureclub@mougins-school- pta.com or mobile 06 86 85 83 39 by Dec 7th. Please put 15 €uros in an envelope in the Culture Club box in Reception with your name, email and mobile number on it so that I can contact you if necessary. Lunch is NOT included in the price. Please DO NOT turn up on the day.

Culture Club

On Thursday 8th November, a guided visit in English to the old town of Grasse and the Fragonard perfumery. We will have lunch in Grasse and then drive to the last traditional olive mill of the ‘Pays Grassois’ before returning to school for pickup. We will meet in the school car park at 8h45 and leave soon after.

Parents with children in lower years are welcome to come along for the morning.
RSVP to Marianne Vos—by e-mail cultureclub@mougins-school- pta.com or mobile 06 86 85 83 39 by Monday 5th November—the day after the school holidays! You can also deposit your envelope before the school holidays in order to reserve, in the Culture Club box.
Please put 15€uros in an envelope in the Culture Club box in the office with your name, e-mail and mobile number on it so that I can contact you if necessary.
Lunch is NOT included in the price. You are welcome to bring visitors with you, but please let me know and include their fee in the envelope. Please make sure you let me know in advance and DO NOT turn up on the day without a reservation.

Culture Club

On Thursday 11th October—A guided visit in English to the Greek villa Kerylos in Beaulieu sur Mer and to the village of Villefranche where we will visit the Chapel St Pierre and the Citadel of Villefranche if time allows. We will have lunch in the area and will return to school for pick up. We will meet in the school car park at 8h45 and leave soon after. Please make sure you let me know in advance and not turn up on the day.

RSVP to Marianne Vos—by email cultureclub@mougins-school-pta.com or on 06 86 85 83 39 by Friday 5th October.

Please place 20€ in an envelope in the Culture Club box in Reception with your name, email and mobile number on it, so that I can contact you if necessary. Lunch is NOT included in the price. You are welcome to bring visitors with you, but please let me know and include their fee in the envelope.