Below are details of some of our regular activities. The contact details, locations, and timings for activities can be found on our Events page and in our Monthly Newsletter. If you are not a member and would like more information before joining, please email us at :
Membership Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org
The BCWA Art group is an informal and friendly "class" where members are given the opportunity to try out their drawing and painting skills using a variety of different media, including acrylics and watercolours. The emphasis is very much on fun, with the group occasionally working together on combined projects such as the creation of a long, communal "frieze".
All levels are welcome, ranging from beginners to experienced so, if you just fancy giving art a try or you want to broaden your current art skills, this group has something to offer everyone!
The Paris group is a dynamic group which likes to exchange views on books in various cafés around Paris. Meetings usually take place in the afternoon of the 3rd or 4th Monday of the month.
The West of Paris group typically meets in members' homes on the second Tuesday of each month. Each member of the group, which currently has about a dozen members,is given the opportunity to choose a book in September and then host the discussion group for their chosen book, over a light lunch. During COVID restrictions, this group has remained very active with regular zoom meetings to discuss books.
The Paris and the Suburbs group normally meets on the second Wednesday of the month, discussing books at members' homes over a light lunch.
Contact details for each of the 3 book groups can be found in the Monthly Newsletter.
BCWA members love playing bridge so we provide lots of opportunity for you to play with each other!
Contact details for each of the Bridge Group leaders can be found in the Monthly Newsletter.
French/English Conversation and French for Beginners
The Conversation Group usually meets twice a month on Wednesday afternoons at 4pm. Participants take turns in hosting the meeting in their homes. When COVID restrictions allow, participants take turns in hosting the meeting in their homes.
The Beginners’ French Group usually meets on Tuesday afternoons at 2.00 pm. When in-person meetings are allowed, these typically take place in a café near Beaubourg. Otherwise, meetings take place on zoom, but are more limited in number to allow everyone the opportunity to talk. Classes usually take the form of conversation in French on any topic that participants would like to discuss.
Contact details for both these activities can be found in the Monthly Newsletter.
On the first Wednesday of each month, BCWA members are invited to meet for a drink from 5.00 to 7.00 pm at a café in Place Georges Pompidou, Levallois (metro N° 3 Pont de Levallois).
All members are welcome, especially newcomers. Check the Monthly Newsletter for contact details of the group organizer and let her know if you intend to come!
Normally meeting at a member's home in St. Cloud or at MVAC in the 8th arrondissment on Thursdays between 1.30 and 4.30 pm, this is a very chatty and friendly group, which welcomes new players of all levels.
If you would like to join, contact details for the group organizer are in the Monthly Newsletter.
The Needlecraft group is a joint activity with the Women’s International Club ( Le WIC de Paris), so there are members from both groups. The only “qualifying requirement “ to join is that you bring along some work involving “needles”. This can be any form of sewing, such as patchwork, cross-stitch, embroidery, tapestry work, etc. Knitting or crochet is also welcome as these, of course, also use “needles”.
At various times, members have been making curtains, altering hems on skirts or trousers, making Christmas decorations...or even working on a Portuguese tapestry carpet!
The group meets every Wednesday from 1.30 pm till around 5.00 pm, meeting in each other’s homes. Those who wish to can also finish off the day with a gin and tonic. This is a friendly group, keen to welcome new members.
Points of View - The BCWA's Discussion Group
It's well known that a good laugh does wonders for one's well being, but then so does a robust difference of opinion!
If you're the kind of person that likes to combine a lively discussion with a drink, then this could be the group for you! Members meet in a café at 3.30pm on the last Tuesday of the month.
If you would like to participate, contact details for this group can be found in the Monthly Newsletter.