Philo Bistro

Join us on the second Wednesday of each month* for a special soirée of discussion, reflection and meaningful exchange.

Discover our new series of philosophy meet-ups - à la française!

During these themed sessions moderated by published author, Olivier Vojetta, encounter ideas of social and cultural importance, unpack contemporary issues and ponder your understandings of the world. Taking place at level 13 of our CBD premises, each meet-up is an opportunity to engage in friendly debate and discussion over a glass of wine, whilst practising your French speaking, listening and comprehension skills. 

Please note that Philo Bistro will take the form of a face-to-face event with some guests and speakers joining in over Zoom.

We recommend French level B2+ to participate. No additional preparations are necessary. 

About your moderator:

Olivier Vojetta was born in Nancy, France and lived in London for more than 10 years before moving Down Under with his Australian wife. He is a fiction writer who has published several novels in French. 

Full programme:

Please note that a separate booking is required to attend each session. 
*Philo Bistro runs every second Wednesday of the month except for July, when it will run on the third Wednesday.

Past 



Wednesday 13 April, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Level 13 or Zoom

To write well - Is culture essential for survival? // La culture est-elle une nécessité à la survie?




Wednesday 11 May, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Classroom 15 or Zoom

To write well - an acquired skill or innate talent? // Bien écrire - talent acquis ou don inné?  
Featuring special guest and French-Australian author, Catherine Rey




Wednesday 8 June, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Onsite only

Art as an escape from reality // L'art comme moyen de fuir le réel
Featuring special guest and French-Australian multi-displinary artist, Aude Parichot


Upcoming






Wednesday 20 July, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Onsite only

Are all families dysfunctional? // Toutes les familles sont-elles dysfonctionnelles?
Featuring special guest and French-Australian author, Suzanne Leal

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Wednesday 10 August, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Onsite or Zoom

Connected, disconnected, what is the place of nature within the digital world? // Connecté, déconnecté, quelle est la place de la nature au sein du numérique?

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Wednesday 14 September, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Onsite or Zoom

Which artform for which emotion? // Quel art, pour quelle émotion?

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Wednesday 12 October, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Onsite or Zoom

Can we live without passion? // Peut-on vivre sans passion?

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Wednesday 9 November, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Onsite or Zoom

What is the importance of words across social media platforms compared with the significance of images? // Quelle est l'importance des mots dans les réseaux sociaux par rapport à ceux de l'image? 

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Wednesday 14 December, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Onsite or Zoom

Does our embodied, lived experience impact our imagination? // Notre vécu impacte-t-il notre imagination?

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