Calendar Of Events

Events in June

JCCFB, in collaboration with Bridge Talks, are delighted to offer two free tickets for the upcoming talk on Tuesday 2 June. Tickets will be issued to JCCFB members on a first come first served basis.

INSIDE THE BRAND DNA OF EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT, with SCOTT NORTHCUT, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Bacardi Limited
Bacardi believes that strong employee engagement has been and continues to be a major driver of the long-term success of the company. The company’s culture is built on dynamic family values of passion, caring, trust, excellence and entrepreneurial spirit. The Bacardi culture embraces its rich heritage which gives a sense of connection and belonging to its employees. It is this commitment to their heritage and their humble beginnings filled with family drive, ambition and love that have helped them to be what they are today – the largest privately held spirits company in the world.

When: Tuesday 2nd June 2015
Where: The Courthouse Hotel, 19 – 21 Great Marlborough Street , London W1F 7HL
More details about the event are available at  To request your ticket, please email Sharn Kleiss: and state that you are a JCCFB member in your email.

Events in April

JCCFB, in association with Equance, is delighted to invite you to a conference on the following topic:
Conférence sur l’optimisation du patrimoine des Français résidant au Royaume Uni
This conference will be followed by networking drinks.
When: Tuesday 28th April 2015 – 6h30pm
Where: The Prince Regent, 71 Marylebone High Street, London, W1U 5JN
Please email Jérôme Giet: by the 21st April (subject line: JCCFB event).
For any questions on the event please call Jérôme on 07808 098481.
More details are attached April2015 – JCCFB & Equance.

Events in January

JCCFB has teamed up with the Auvergnats of GB and invite you all to attend their “Crêpes and bourrioles” on Friday 23rd January 2015 from 7h30pm at the French Institute, 17 Queensberry Place, London, SW7.
When: Friday 23rd January 2015 – 7h30pm
Where: Salons of French Institute, 17 Queensberry Place, London, SW7, South Kensington
Entry costs are at £12 per person, and can be paid by cash on the day. Please send an email to Francoise Schambri, Presidente, Auvergnats de GB to book your place:


JCCFB is delighted to organize another “arty” event in partnership with French art studio. We are proud to invite you to the new show ‘Le cirque de Paris’ featuring two Parisian artists: Charlotte Champion & Pierre-Francois Grimaldi
When: Saturday 22 November 2014 from 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Where: French Art Studio, 58 Gloucester Road, London SW7 4QT
This exhibition is the exciting combination of colourful vintage collages with bronze sculptures depicting a fanciful bestiary. Together, they offer us a vision of a poetic world, the reminiscence of our childhood dreams and memories. To book, send an email to
La Jeune Chambre de Commerce Franco-Britannique (en partenariat avec Musikoklasikal) a le plaisir de vous inviter au concert recital-piano:
When: 17 Novembre 2014 – 19h30
Where: St John’s Smith Square (SW1P 3HA London)
FRANZ LISZT : Réminiscences de Norma
 – Réminiscences de Don Juan
 – Après une Lecture de Dante
 – Méphisto Valse n°1 interprété au piano par Vesselin STANEV, Prix Long-Thibaud à Paris & Prix Tchaïkovski à Moscou.
Pour bénéficier de 2 invitations à ce concert, merci de forwarder dès maintenant ce mail à l’adresse suivante : en précisant votre nom et le nombre de places souhaité. Nous vous confirmerons vos places par retour de mail selon les places disponibles. Vous retirerez vos billets à votre nom, à partir de 18h30 le 17 Novembre 2014, au contrôle de St John’s Smith Square.

Events in October

We have partnered with French Art Studio for the opening reception of “These are the rhythms of my life”, a solo show by the artist Tanc. An advert for the event is at the bottom of this email.
 When: Tuesday 7 October 2014 at 6.30pm
 Where: French Art Studio, 58 Gloucester Road, London SW7 4QT
 How to book your place: please follow this RSVP link  or reply to If you have any questions, please contact Caroline at French Art Studio, who is managing the guest list, at
 Forum des Associations: JCCFB will be exhibiting at this event – come and say hello! This event is free to attend.  Discover and meet people from a large number of the French associations in London, take part in a tombola, and taste local and regional French products.  Place the date in your diary. We look forward to seeing you there.  More information on: FAFGB invitation 19-05-14
 When: Saturday 11 October 2014 from 14.00 to 17.00pm.
 Where: Baden Powell House (Tube: South Kensington or Gloucester Road)
Social Entrepreneurship Programme in Paris – “On Purpose”
We have come across a great social entrepreneurship programme launched in Paris, which is organised by a charity called “On Purpose” ( The charity is looking for candidates to get involved in helping deliver this programme. If you know anyone in Paris who is interested, please pass these details on. If you have any questions, please contact Ann Walker at

Events in August

Have the World Cup blues kicked in? Or are you just glad it’s all over? Are you interested in meeting young professionals with a French connection? If the answer to any of these questions is “oui” then why not come along to the JCCFB Babyfoot (table football) World Cup 2014!
When: Thursday 14 August 2014 from 18.30pm
Where: Bar Kick, 527 Finchley Road, London NW3 7BG
Price: Complimentary with 50p each a game to cover cost of the tables.
The JCCFB is holding a babyfoot evening on Thursday 14 August from 6.30pm at Bar Kick in Shoreditch. We’d love you to join us for drinks, table football and an all-round fun evening! Bar Kick is at 127 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JE and is just a few minutes’ walk from Shoreditch High Street station. Follow this link for their website. If you’re interested in coming, please drop us a line on so we have an idea of numbers. Advance booking isn’t required and it’s not a ticketed event but there will be a small charge on the night of 50p each a game to cover the cost of the tables. If you have any questions at all, please do contact us at We look forward to seeing you there!

Events in June

ESCP Europe Business School Invites you to a Lecture: What is it Really Like to be a CEO? An Economy 21st: Meet the Experts Lecture by Lawrie Philpott, Founder/CEO of Philpott Black
When: Tuesday 17 June 2014 at 19.00pm, followed by networking drinks
Where: ESCP Europe Business School, 127 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JE
Price: Complimentary
You may still be far away from CEO status, but who hasn’t dreamt about reaching the top position in a company? What does it take to reach the executive chair and what sets CEOs apart from other people? Lawrie Philpott will discuss which vital traits and mindsets are needed to be a great leader, what barriers must be overcome on the rise to the top, and what to expect as a corporate chief. Lawrie Philpott, former head of Coopers & Lybrand’s UK Human Resource Advisory Group, is a human resource, change management and organisation consultant with over 25 years of experience both in the UK and internationally. He specialises in the effectiveness of top teams and coaching leaders in the private and public sectors. Lawrie has worked with a number of well-known companies from various industries, including British Airways, British Telecom, Nokia, Royal Mail and Ulster Bank.Coaching has become a widespread tool in the executive world and Lawrie Philpott will explain how this one-to-one partnership can help to boost one’s career and overcome obstacles. Even below top management, executives may have few peers within a business to whom they can turn for advice on the personal and professional challenges that come with their position. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy an inspirational and authentic talk by our experienced guest speaker. Economy 21st is a series of lectures providing a platform for industry leaders and influential thinkers in business world.

Events in May

The Fédération des Associations Françaises en Grande-Bretagne invites you to the ‘Soirée des Associations Françaises’ (invitation attached: FAFGB invitation 19-05-14)
When: Monday 19 May 2014 at 19.00pm
Where: Club de l’Institut Français, 17 Queensberry Place, London
Price: £10
This is a great event that gives you an opportunity to meet members of other French associations in London.

Events in April

We are delighted to invite you to a free chocolate tasting event organised in collaboration with The Melange Chocolate Ltd and Martial Ray.
When: Wednesday 2nd April 2014 at 18.30pm for a 19.00pm start
Where: The Chocolate Museum Shop & Cafe, 187 Ferndale Road, Brixton, London. ( Nearest tube: Brixton.
Price: Complimentary
During the evening you will learn some interesting facts about cacao, get practical tips on how to taste chocolate; take part in a blind tasting and have the chance to win some “sweet”prizes in our lucky draw! And a special truffle will be prepared by Isabelle Alaya, Head-Chocolatier at the Melage Chocolate Ltd, just for JCCFB members.