Our next café’s theme is … (Inter)national bites, in the theater’s foyer, on November 1st!
Like last year we invite you to bring sweet and savory snacks to our next Talencafé on November 1st. To get into the right mood we asked two visitors from the first hour for this newsletter what their favourite food is.
Fadi, fish lover and language walker
Fadi is from Syria and came to the Talencafé about seven times, together with his language buddy Arie. Arie had encouraged him to try it and so he did. Whether he did eat the herring the way these Dutch girls above are doing, you’re free to ask him yourself next Talencafé!
Fadi has lived in Culemborg with his family for six years now and likes to come to the Talencafé in De Fransche School to get to know other people. He also comes to improve his Dutch which has reached a high level in the meantime. This succeeds best of all when he talks with one and the same person the whole evening and doesn’t have to introduce himself again and again. Personal in-depth conversations have Fadi’s preference. He also experienced this during the different language walks he made last spring. That’s why he tries to take part every first Monday evening of the month as well as during the seasonal walk.
Florette, meeting specialist and regular guest
Florette isn’t only visitor from the first hour but also our regular guest. We also asked her what food she likes. Her answer wasn’t as clear-cut as Fadi’s. She likes all kinds of nice food, but indicated that savory food has her preference. While we’re discussing why she likes coming to the Talencafé, she suddenly exclaims: “I’m going tobring herring!” That way she will make sure that apart from all the sweet bites there will also be a savory snack on the tables!
Key question to Florette is why she has already visited the Talencafé almost ten times? She tells us that she mainly comes to get to know people from different backgrounds and cultures. She’s had this interest for a longer period of time. During the celebration of the 700th anniversary of Culemborg Florette invited all international inhabitants of the town to join and walk with their flags in a parade. This initiative of a flag parade was to be seen on the market square in 2018 where as many as 74 nationalities were joining the parade! How terrific it would be if we discovered all these nationalities or even more during our future Talencafés and walks!
An abundance of treats!
Last year when we also had an evening with food there were especially sweet bites from various countries: Syrian baklava, Turkish delight, Irish eggs with chocolate and cream, Dutch gingerbread and a celeriac.
Are you looking for a place where you can meet other people who live or work in Culemborg and vicinity? Or do you for once and always need to put your theoretical Dutch into practice? Have you fancied speaking more French, German, Italian, or Portugese, but never bumped into the right person to do so?
Then stop by for a coffee, tea or other drink in the foyer of the local theater called the French School. This name is a good story worth, since the theater used to be a school for girls that learned, among other things, French.
Our language cafés are every 1st Monday of the month. Next one is on December 6! Sign up here: firstname.lastname@example.org