French Winetasting 31 May

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Here are some Diary Dates for your 2013 Calendar:

  • Wednesday 20 March: AGM in the Forrest Room, Balcombe, 7:30pm
  • Saturday  20 April: Join Cuckfield European Association on trip to Calais

Make sure you put these dates in your diaries. All events are open to both members and non-members. Further details will be advised in future Parish Magazines, around the village on notice boards, and of course, on our website,

Look forward to another eventful year! it was a great year - see you all in 2014!

Hallowe'en Melee Saturday 26th October

Following our enjoyable Petanque afternoon that we had at Handcross Petanque in June, the Handcross Pétanque Club have invited us to play another game on one of their social occasions: A Hallowe'en Melee, this coming Saturday the 26th of October.

Entry is £5 per person for non-members (£3 if you subsequently join the Handcross Pétanque Club), payable on arrival. It will start around 4.00pm and finish around 8.00pm with a bowl of hearty soup (probably pumpkin!)

Bubbly, Boules and Brunch - Sunday 1st September

2013 Summer is here at last and our ever-popular Bubbly, Boules and Brunch event will be held on Sunday 1st September, starting at 11:30am at Lodgelands, Crawley Lane, Balcombe.


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Casino Royale Evening

Calling all Boules/Pétanque Players!

Imagine a balmy evening in the village square, playing pétanque /boules with friends or family, a glass of wine or pastis waiting for you in the shade.

Well, the balmy evening isn't guaranteed, but a fun game of  boules/pétanque and a refreshing drink certainly are if you join the Balcombe French Association from 4.00 to 7.00pm on Saturday 15th June at Handcross Pétanque Club. You don't need to have any experience as welcoming  members of Handcross Pétanque Club will be on hand to explain the rules and give playing tips. 

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Pétanque was Perfect!

It was a sunnny but windy afternoon, so it is a good thing that a boule typically weighs 700g and can't be blown off course! We had 9 contestants from Balcombe and 9 from Handcross and fun was had by all. Many thanks to the Handcross Pétanque Club for hosting this and for their kind coaching.

The individual winner was our Max, who we will be putting forward for when we compete in the up-and-coming international competition. No, really. Watch this space.


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Winetasting - Friday 17th May

Dear BFA members and friends,

A date for your diaries. Friday 17th May. We're having a wine tasting. 

What better way to celebrate the arrival of spring and what better way to start a weekend?  
If you want to know your sauvignon from your chardonnay, or remember the difference between Alsace and Loire or Bordeaux and Rhone, then come and join us as we taste some wines from John Richards and enjoy a relaxed buffet supper. 

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