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SAVE THE DATE - Spring Potluck June 17th 2018

on Mon, 05/21/2018 - 15:34


    Planning is underway for our next community event which will take place in the park of the Château de Buc on Sunday June 17th from midday onwards.

    An official invitation with link to a sign-up sheet will be sent out shortly, so for now all you need to do is note it in your diary :)

    Looking forward to a shared picnic in the park with sunshine, smiles and maybe some sports? Bring along your outdoor games and let's get moving!

Alice in Wonderland - Saltimbuc's latest show

on Sat, 04/07/2018 - 10:51

Madness is the call of the day – so suspend your disbelief and let the young actors of Saltimbuc  whisk you off on a crazy, colourful adventure that will set your senses reeling.

When Alice falls asleep, she finds herself in a fantasy world where elements of her daily life slip into her subconscious – her toys, her tea set, her pack of playing cards.

Dates for Your Diary - PSAB Field Day & Saltimbuc's Show Dates

on Mon, 03/26/2018 - 21:20

This year's PSAB Field Day will be held in the park of the Chateau de Buc on 

Sunday 17th June 2018

Watch this space for more details nearer the time.


Saltimbuc will also be treading the boards once again with their latest show 

Alice in Wonderland

  • Saturday 12th May 8pm Les Arcades, Buc
  • Sunday 13th May 3pm  Les Arcades, Buc
  • Saturday 2nd June 8pm  St Mark's Church, Versailles
  • Saturday 9th June 8.30pm  Centre Culturel, Bures-sur-Yvette

More info on the show itself to follow shortly.
Do note the dates in your diary and come along to support our home-grown talent.


Exchange family wanted in the UK for 15yr old boy

on Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:21

Reaching out to our English-speaking community who may have contacts still in the UK.

A German-Spanish family from the LFA  is looking for a direct exchange / host family in the UK  for their youngest son (15) They would like to send him to the UK  for a period of 2 weeks during the summer and are ready to pay or exchange teenagers. He also speaks fluent German, Spanish and of course French.

If you have any ideas, please contact Susana Cuenca directly on 06 51 18 50 75  or by mail

'London - Paris - Roam' : one-woman musical show in Paris, Nov 13th

on Thu, 10/12/2017 - 07:04

One globetrotting lady suddenly “of a certain age” takes stock of her life so far as she ponders whether to say goodbye to Paris or not.

London - Paris – Roam!’ is playing Monday 13th November at 8pm at Les Feux de la Rampe theatre, next to the Folies Bergère. 


Sarah Tullamore has jived in Japan, indulged in Italy, feasted in France… and suddenly woken up to find she’s now a woman “of a certain age”.
When you have to sit down to put your tights on, it’s obviously time to take stock.
So what’s the next move, Sarah?
Gay Paree has been magnifique but maybe it’s time for a change?
In this funny

Annie - the Musical - May 18-21

on Sat, 05/13/2017 - 21:10

One of Broadway's best loved musicals is coming to the stage in English  


We're pleased to publicise the International Players latest show
being performed in Le Pecq May 18 - 21

Please consult their website for further details:

Book your tickets soon - the Sunday performance is nearly fully booked!


PPP ?!? The PSAB Picnic in the Park of course

on Tue, 03/28/2017 - 14:36

Doing anything Sunday 14th May 2017?

From noon onwards there will be a crowd of English speakers littering the grass with their tartan picnic blankets in the park behind the Chateau de Buc. 

So why not bring along a picnic with something to share and join us for the PSAB Picnic in the Park.

Croquet sets, footballs, frizbees or any other outdoor game most welcome!

In case of wet weather we have booked the nearby Maison des Associations, but hey, this isn't England!

We're counting on you to bring along your good spirits and share some of that wonderful French convivialité.

See you there!

Saltimbuc News - Save the Dates!

on Thu, 01/19/2017 - 11:53

The Saltimbuc is currently rehearsing for a new show that will hit the stage in May 2017. The Pauper Princess is a retelling of Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper, set in Tudor times with all its simplicity and splendour. In true Shakespearean style, you will find mistaken identities, a touch of romance and, of course, comedy, delivered (mostly) in a modern tongue, permitting old and young to enjoy what promises to be another great show.

Put the dates in your calendar and start spreading the word:

Saturday 27th May (evening)  – Theatre Les Arcades in Buc

Sunday 28th May (afternoon) –

Young Authors Fiction Festival

on Thu, 01/19/2017 - 11:36

The American Library in Paris is organising a Young Authors Fiction Festival for writers from 5 - 18.

The deadline for submissions is April 1st 2017 at 10pm.

For more details, please consult their website



Love in a Box - New PSAB Initiative @ MLK

on Mon, 11/14/2016 - 15:11

Love in a Box (or Amour en Boîte as it is known in France) is a school and community volunteer project that creates and distributes gifts to children at Christmas time. The program is non-religious and nonsectarian, and has its roots deep in the Anglo-tradition of sharing.

Boxes or backpacks are assembled by schools and community groups and contain personally chosen items from a specific list (toys, candy, something to write on, something warm, etc). Created with love, these gifts are distributed through organisations which provide services to families and children who would otherwise