Concert de Layla KANAAN NABBOUT au conservatoire de Thionville

La Libanaise, Layla KANAAN NABBOUT, artiste peintre et soprano, a enflammé,  le jeudi 30 avril, la salle de concert ADAGIO, du conservatoire de musique de Thionville.
Elle s'est baladée, avec aisance et justesse, entre les airs d'opéras, les chants lyriques et les chants liturgiques, en Libanais, Français, Anglais et Araméen.
Accompagnée au piano par Thierry WENDREMAIRE mais aussi tantôt par son fils Charles NABBOUT et tantôt par sa fille Tamara NABBOUT, elle a offert au public un récital émouvant, digne de grandes divas, qui lui a valu de longues minutes d'applaudissements d'un public debout et conquis.
A l'issue du récital, les invités ont participé au vernissage de son exposition de peinture intitulée "Chemin faisant, Beyrouth-Thionville"  à l'espace d'art ADAGIO au conservatoire de Thionville.
Merci Layla pour ce moment magique.
Antoine JREIGE.

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The Bazaar International is coming up! 1st & 2nd December

With a little over six weeks to go to the start of the Bazaar International, volunteers at the Lebanese stand are getting ready for the final preparations before the grand opening.

Under the guidance of Liliane Lamberty, the representative of the Lebanese stand, a group of 12 people met yesterday at the Atrium on Knuedler to discuss the finishing touches. Coordinating roles, logistics, merchandise to display, food preparation, stand fit-out and much more was talked about. This usual flurry of activity around Bazaar time is something the team is well used to, having had many years of experience in organising this event.

As it's website suggests, the International Bazaar is an organisation that is quite unique.

Run entirely by volunteers it is non-commercial and independent and combines the act of fundraising with a stylish multicultural event that attracts thousands of visitors into the halls of Luxexpo.

Now in its 52nd year it is the largest fundraising event in Luxembourg.

Every year the International Bazaar supports around 100 carefully selected charities worldwide.

Over 50 nationalities are represented under one roof, raising funds for worthy causes while also representing their own countries.

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Visite du Premier Ministre Libanais à l’Ambassade du Liban à Bruxelles

Prime Minister Mikati with Cercle Libanais Members in BrusselsLe Cercle Libanais de Luxembourg a répondu présent à l'invitation faite par l'ambassade du Liban à Bruxelles à l'occasion de la visite du Premier Ministre du Liban Monsieur Mikati le 26 avril 2012.

Dans son allocution prononcée lors de la réception, M. Mikati a mis l’accent sur “la décision prise par le Conseil des ministres d’élaborer une procédure permettant la participation des émigrés libanais aux législatives de 2013 “.

Par ailleurs il nous a été confirmé qu'il y aurait renforcement de l'équipe de l'ambassade, une arrivée prochaine d'un nouvel ambassadeur et une volonté d'accroitre le soutien de l'ambassade à la communauté libanaise du Luxembourg.

Parmi les Libanais du Luxembourg présents figuraient M. Michel Jreige, Mme Liliane Lamberty-Atallah présidente d'honneur du Cercle Libanais ainsi que les membres du comité Antoine Jreige, Rizk Mouwannes et Michael Chidiac

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Membership and Activities update

Our membership is growing! and we are delighted by the number of enquiries we have received to date as well as by the offers to sponsor some of our future events.

Restaurant Le Pavillon Parc de MerlWe are hard at work in the planning of these events. As per our previous communication we will be starting with regular get-togethers for our members and friends with events such as the "1er dimanche" lunch meeting for families and friends or the "Afterwork du Cercle" our monthly aperitif for business networkers.

The first "1er dimanche" meeting will take place at the "Le Pavillon" restaurant located within the Parc de Merl in Belair, Luxembourg city. With the good weather threatening to settle in we believe this would be an ideal setting by the water and the children will take advantage of all the park facilities, slides, swings, table tennis, etc. We propose to meet at Le Pavillon du Parc de Merl on Sunday 3rd June between 12.30 and 16.00. Whether you wish to have lunch or just coffee or ice-cream (see Menu) we would be happy to see you there.

Coco Mango Bar Sofitel LuxembourgOur first "Afterwork du Cerle" will take place at the Coco Mango bar on the 8th floor of the Sofitel Le Grand Ducal in the Luxembourg CBD on Tuesday 19th June between 18.30 and 21.00. The panoramic views of Luxembourg-city and the Petrusse valley make this a great place to meet friends and colleagues and network with fellow members and other professionals interested in the Cercle's activities.

We propose to meet up for an afterwork drink on the third Tuesday of every month.

We would also like to give you a heads up on the first Lebanese Gala Dinner currently scheduled for the 13th October. We will revert to you with more detail shortly but in the meantime please save the date.

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Site Web Officiel en construction – Appel aux contributeurs!

Sunset in Raouche BeirutQu'est-ce que vous aimeriez voir ou pouvoir faire en ligne ?

Nous sommes actuellement en train de discuter de la conception et du contenu d'un site Web axé sur notre communauté. Ce site permettra aux membres de trouver des informations, d’accéder à des services et, surtout, de communiquer les uns avec les autres.

Le site présentera également la mission du Cercle Libanais à la communauté web et sera le point de référence pour tous les médias sociaux que nous développons, par exemple, sur Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube et Twitter.

Si vous avez des idées à partager, ou si vous pouvez contribuer par vos compétences (ex. web design, développement web, design graphique, blogs multilingues, création de contenu, médias sociaux, gestion de communautés en ligne, etc.) cela nous sera très utile. N’hésitez pas à nous le faire savoir.

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First committee members for the Cercle Libanais

Nahr Ibrahim running through the lush Adonis gorgeOur first meeting to elect committeee members was very successful. The following nine people were elected:

Liliane Samaha,
Myriam Ziadé,
Antoine Jreige (President),
Elias Chbeir (Secretary),
Rizk Mouwannes (Treasurer),
Paul Salhani,
Nadim Samaha,
Nabil Chedid,
Michael Chidiac (Vice-president).

At the committee's first meeting on Wednesday 14th March, we will define and allocate the roles to be served by each committee member. We'll let you know here on the blog who is going to do what.

Talk to Us

The committee's purpose is to serve you, the members, so please give us your comments, questions, feedback and suggestions to enable us to create the services and opportunities that you need.

Please help us to get the community going by sharing your thoughts in comments below this post or on the About page or the Ideas page. For membership applications, or to volunteer your services, please contact us via the Contact page.

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Find new friends in the Cercle Libanais

Flags of Luxembourg and LebanonWe are pleased to announce that the Cercle Libanais, an idea born in the warmth of a Sunday lunch amongst Lebanese friends, is now a fully fledged non-profit organisation, registered in Luxembourg.

Membership applications are invited from anyone who is Lebanese or of Lebanese origin, or who has at least one Lebanese family member, and who lives in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg or the Greater Region. Others strongly interested in Lebanon may apply for associate membership.

Cedars of LebanonMission Statement

Our Mission is to encourage networking, social, educational, cultural and philanthropic activities among our members, to:

  • Help members establish contacts and develop a community to promote social interaction and the exchange of information in a mutually supportive environment
  • Deepen and broaden members’ and the wider Luxembourg community’s appreciation of Lebanese culture and heritage
  • Intensify cooperation between Lebanon and the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg

The Articles of Association has a more detailed Statement of Objectives, a summary of which you can read on the Aims page.

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