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AT A GLANCE August 2017


1st August - 31st August

               Around the region August 2017

WHEN & WHERE? WHAT?
Up to Sunday 13th
Prades
Festival Pablo Casals.
Up to Sunday 20th
Le Jardin d’Ariane, Sainte Marie la Mer
20/20.
Throughout August
Argelès-sur-Mer
Les enfants de la mer.
Tuesday 1st 11am – 8pm
Place de Marbre, Saint Cyprien
C’est quoi  ce cirque? Try your hand at your favourite circus acts with the weird and wonderful circus workshop. Then watch the professionals make it look easy in a spectacular show. Call 04 68 21 01 33 for more info.
Tuesday 1st 7pm
Place Gambetta, Perpignan
Musicales de Perpignan.
Tuesday 1st 9.30pm
Place Louis Blasi, Torreilles
Cabaret: Les Oiseaux de Nuit. A glitz and glam cabaret act with a twist. 10€ for sitting, free standing up. Call 04 68 28 41 10 for more info.
Wednesday 2nd Sunday 6th
Théâtre de la Mer, Canet en Roussillon
Beach Soccer National Finals. Teams from across France come to compete in the qualification and knock out stages, in the hope of making it through to Sunday’s grand final. Call 04 68 86 72 00 for more info.
Wednesday 2nd 7pm
Place Maillol, Saint Cyprien
St Cyp en Live.
Wednesday 2nd 7pm
Place Louis Blasi, Torreilles
Rock i Tapas. 2 different stages offering a plethora of great rock music, joined by an alleyway of tapas, provided by local associations. The evening will finish with a firework display from the stadium. Call 04 68 28 41 10 for more info.
Wednesday 2nd 9pm
Espace Méditerrannée, Canet en Roussillon
Latin American Carnival Parade. Full of colour, rhythm and fun, join the procession as they tour the streets in and around Canet Plage
Thursday 3rd 11am – 12pm
Musée MUSIC, Céret
Guided, interactive tour. Find out more here. 7€. Call 04 68 87 40 40 for reservations.
Thursday 3rd 5.30pm
Eglise Anglicaine, Vernet les Bains
Duo Solstice. Guitar and flute duo performing repertoire of Mozart pieces. 10€. Call 04 68 05 53 25 for more info and reservations.
Thursday 3rd 7.30pm
Les Cailloux du Tech, Elne
Mar y Muntanya. Musical entertainment and tasty Catalan dinner. 17€. See here for more details.
Thursday 3rd 9pm
Place de la République, Le Barcarès
Orchestre Musette. Traditional Catalan bag pipe concert. Free. Call 04 68 86 16 56 for more info.
Thursday 3rd
Perpignan
Jeudis de Perpignan.
Thursday 3rd – Sunday 6th
Villelongue dels Monts
Musiques dels Monts.
Friday 4th 8pm
Stade Aimé Giral, Perpignan
USAP vs. Stade Français. Rugby union friendly (if there is such a thing!). Website.
Friday 4th 9.30pm
Place Charles Trenet, Canet en Roussillon
Concert and Fireworks. Krystal Noir perform a free pop rock concert before a firework display at 10.30pm. Call 04 68 86 72 00 for more info.
Friday 4th – Saturday 5th
Allée des Pins, Argelès sur Mer
Axe Boat Festival. After the huge success of Les Déferlantes in July, Argelès is back with another great festival, hosting some of the biggest names in French and international pop. Website.
Friday 4th – Sunday 30th
Cloisters of St. Genis des Fontaines
Symposium Catalan des Arts. 
Saturday 5th 3pm
Luna Park Village, Le Barcarès
Mémorial Challenge Bodino. Take on the French at their own game (pétanque) for a chance to win 1000€. Register on the day from 11am. Call 04 68 86 16 56 for more info.
Saturday 5th 5pm
Centre Culturelle, Villefranche de Conflent
Classical Guitar Duo. Repertoire of classical guitar pieces from Dowland, Vivaldi, Granados. Free entry. Call 04 68 96 25 64 for more info.
Saturday 5th 8pm
Jardins du Lydia, Le Barcarès
The Voice Castings. Get a sneak preview of the potential performers in the 2018 series. Followed by a concert from this years’ finalists. Call 04 68 86 16 56 for more info.
Saturday 5th 9pm
Place Eglise Notre Dames des Anges, Collioure
The Ensemble Floriade will sing a programme of a cappella music from the  medieval  period to the present day by European composers, among which: Josquin des Prez, Tallis, Saint-Saens, Sullivan and a selection of popular songs from the 20th century.
Saturday 5th 9.30pm
Place Méditerranée, Canet en Roussillon
Escales Musicales.
Saturday 5th 9.30pm
Place République, Thuir
Soirée Flamenco. A Flamenco performance for the whole family. 8 artists (4 dancers, 3 musicians and 1 singer) will share their passion and lead you on an adventure of discovery through authentic Andalusia. Free. Call 04 68 84 67 87 for more info.
Saturday 5th
Prats de Mollo
Salon du Livre Mar i Munt. 10th annual book salon. This year’s theme: Sea and Mountain. Plenty of other entertainment too- music, exhibitions, film projections, conferences, apéritif… Call 04 68 39 70 83 for more info.
Saturday 5th
Sorède
Blues Festival
Sunday 6th
Prats de Mollo
Fête Catalan. Sardanes at 11am, lunch at 12.30pm (15€, reservations at the Office de Tourisme), more Sadanes in the afternoon from 4pm and a closing concert at 9pm. Call 04 68 39 70 83 for more info.
Sunday 6th 7am
Vernet les Bains
Championnat Canigo.
Sunday 6th 6pm – 8pm
Espl. Charles Trenet, Argelès sur Mer
Saveurs du Terroir.
Sunday 6th 9pm
Le Lydia, Le Barcarès
50th Birthday Party. The iconic boat celebrates its 50th birthday with an orchestra performance followed by spectacular firework display. Call 04 68 86 16 56 for more info.
Monday 7th 9pm
Eglise Saint Félix, Fillols
Classical Guitar Duo. Repertoire of classical guitar pieces from Dowland, Vivaldi, Granados. Free entry. Call 04 68 96 25 64 for more info.
Tuesday 8th 7pm
Place Gambetta, Perpignan
Musicales de Perpignan.
Tuesday 8th 9.30pm
L’Espace Santorin, Canet en Roussillon
Tal in Concert.
Wednesday 9th 10am – 6pm
Place des Totems, Le Barcarès
Tournée Ile de la Réunion. Discover the magic of this exotic, overseas French territory with sporting, cultural and gastronomic activities. Call 04 68 86 16 56 for more info.
Wednesday 9th 7pm
Place Maillol, Saint Cyprien
St Cyp en Live.
Wednesday 9th 9.30pm
Place Picasso, Céret
Un Graine de Folie. Free cabaret show. Call 04 68 87 00 53 for more info.
Wednesday 9th 11pm
Port Argelès
Firework display. Call 04 68 81 10 15 for more info.
Thursday 10th 11am – 12pm
Musée MUSIC, Céret
Guided, interactive tour. Find out more here. 7€. Call 04 68 87 40 40 for reservations.
Thursday 10th
Perpignan
Jeudis de Perpignan.
Thursday 10th 9.30pm
Place Charles Trenet, Canet en Roussillon
Trio Sankara. Live performance of the best of the 80s. Call 04 68 86 72 00 for more info.
Friday 11th 8.30pm
Place de la République, Thuir
Concert. Local musicians, Balbino Medellin and Cali, bring the village square to life with their free concert. Call 04 68 84 67 87 for more info.
Friday 11th 9pm
Air du Mas, Canet en Roussillon
Jazz & Wine.
Friday 11th – Sunday 13th
Alenya
Fête de l’été. A weekend celebration of summer! Try your luck with the Friday night raffle and loto draw at 9pm. On Saturday, from 5pm, enjoy the traditional Sardane dancing and music and then dine with a gourmet meal under the plane trees (18€) before dancing the night away with a concert and grand bal. On Sunday, it’s all things equestrian. Beginning with Mass at 11.30am, the day will then be filled with shows, demonstrations and other horsey entertainment. Call 04 68 22 54 56 for the full programme.
Saturday 12th
Le Barcarès
Journée Catalan. Take a tour in a barque, a traditional Catalan boat, discover the art of traditional Catalan fishing, visit the fishing village, taste local produce, learn to dance the Sardane and then put your footwork to the test with tradition Catalan music to close. Call 04 68 86 16 56 for more info and detailed timings.
Saturday 12th 9pm
Eglise Saint Pierre, Céret
Classical Guitar Concert. Philippe Cornier performs a classical repertoire in the fabulous church acoustics. 13€. Call 04 68 87 00 53 for info and reservations.
Saturday 12th – Sunday 13th
Argelès-sur-Mer
Beach Rugby Finals. Teams from all over France descend on Argelès for a season finale. Animations, workshops, concerts… and a screening of one of the French women’s national team’s matches. Call 04 68 81 10 15 for more info.

Saturday 12th – Sunday 13th
Céret / Banyuls sur Mer
Potters’ Market.
Sunday 13th 10.30am
Musée Hyacinthe Rigaud, Perpignan
Itinérance d’artistes. Guided tour (in French!) of the newly-restored art gallery, taking in the wide ranges of artists and styles, each connected in some way with the wonderful Catalan region. 15€. Call 04 68 66 30 30 for more info.
Sunday 13th 9.30pm
Chapelle de Juhuèges, Torreilles
Estiu Musical. The first in a 3-part festival celebrating Catalan music. Duo Xamp is a contemporary twist on the traditional accordion. Free entry. Call 04 68 28 41 10 for more info.
Monday 14th – Tuesday 15th
Port, Canet en Roussillon
Fête de la Mer. Orchestre Elixir perform an international, festive repertoire on the Monday evening from 9.30pm before a firework display over the port. On Tuesday, watch the blessing of the boats at 10am before attending Assumption Mass at 11am and taking part in the Sardane at 12pm. Call 04 68 86 72 00 for more info.
Monday 14th – Wednesday 16th
Salle de l’Union, Céret
Salon des Antiquaires. Antiques and bric-a-brac galore. 3 days of rummaging and bargain hunting. Call 04 68 87 00 53 for more info.
Tuesday 15th
Across the region
Mid summer celebration. Check out events with your local tourist office. See also the Saint Cyprien fireworks
Tuesday 15th
Le Barcarès
Fête des Pêcheurs.
Tuesday 15th
Maureillas la Illas
Fête de las Illas. Walk from Maureillas (Prat de la Farga) to Las Illas, where there will then be a giant pétanque competition at 2.30pm and a grand bal at 10pm.
Wednesday 16th 7pm
Place Maillol, Saint Cyprien
St Cyp en Live.
Wednesday 16th 9.30pm
Place Charles Trenet, Canet en Roussillon
Cuadro Flamenco. An evening of traditional, Spanish music and dancing. Call 04 68 86 72 00 for more info.
Thursday 17th 11am – 12pm
Musée MUSIC, Céret
Guided, interactive tour. Find out more here. 7€. Call 04 68 87 40 40 for reservations.
Thursday 17th 11am – 6pm
Place Maillol, Saint Cyprien
Urban Day.
Thursday 17th
Perpignan
Jeudis de Perpignan.
Friday 18th 5.30pm
Ermitage de St Férréol, Céret
Chamber Music Trio. A beautiful performance in the special acoustics of the hermitage. Call 04 68 87 00 53 for more info.
Friday 18th – Saturday 19th
Le Lydia, Le Barcarès
Street Food and Music Festival. A weekend of the best in fresh, local produce, cooked and served up from authentic food trucks. There will be plenty of entertainment too: kids’ workshops, concerts, face painting… Call 04 68 86 16 56 for the full programme.
Saturday 19th
Forteresse de Salses
Astronomy and Bats.
Saturday 19th
Prats de Mollo
Allegra Amunt. A Catalan celebration full of music, singing, dancing, eating and drinking. Call 04 68 39 70 83 for the full programme.
Saturday 19th 11am
Céret
Medieval and Renaissance Dancing. Take a step back in time with a day of dancing and parades, complete with authentic costumes. Call 04 68 87 00 53 for info.
Saturday 19th 9.30pm
Place Méditerranée, Canet en Roussillon
Escales Musicales.
Sunday 20th 9.30am
Parking Mas Bresson, Perpignan
Rando’Urbain. Guided walk of Las Canals au Serrat d’en Vaquer. Walk of around 2 hours. Walking shoes, hat and plenty of water are all essential. 7€. Call 04 68 66 30 30 for info and reservations.
Sunday 20th 9.30pm
Chapelle de Juhuèges, Torreilles
Estiu Musical. The second installment of the 3-part festival celebrating Catalan music. A Flamenco guitar and cello recital by Pedro Soler & Gaspar Claus. 10€. Call 04 68 28 41 10 for more info and reservations.
Monday 21st – Saturday 26th
Rivesaltes
Semaine Flamenco.
Tuesday 22nd 6.30pm – 9pm
Le Boulou
Balade Gourmande. A unique walking and dining experience. Take in the beautiful Catalan scenery and dine on the wonderful ingredients produced in the region. 15€. Bookings to be made before 18th August. Call 04 68 87 50 95.
Tuesday 22nd 9.30pm
Place du Marbre, Saint Cyprien
Concert Pozor. Small jazz band interpreting old favourites and performing original pieces. Free. Call 04 68 21 01 33 for more info.
Wednesday 23rd 11am – 12pm
Musée MUSIC, Céret
Guided, interactive tour. Find out more here. 7€. Call 04 68 87 40 40 for reservations.
Wednesday 23rd 6pm
Eglise Anglicaine, Vernet les Bains
Guitar Quartet Concert. A recital spanning times, countries and genres. Free entry. Call 04 68 05 53 25 for more info.
Wednesday 23rd 9.30pm
Place du Marbre, Saint Cyprien
Jean-My chante Johnny. A free concert in homage to one of France’s biggest musical , superstars, Johnny Hallyday. Call 04 68 21 01 33 for more info.
Thursday 24th
Canet en Roussillon
Christmas on the beach.
Thursday 24th
Perpignan
Jeudis de Perpignan.
Friday 25th – Saturday 26th
Le Barcareès
Bodega del Mar.
Saturday 26th 9.15am
Ribérach, Montnet
Roots 66.
Saturday 26th 8.30pm
Eglise Saint Pierre, Céret
Symphonic Orchestra Concert. The Canet Symphonic Orchestra performs with the 2017 Laureat artists from the International Music Academy. 15€. Call 04 68 87 00 53 for info and reservations.
Saturday 26th 9.30pm
Place Méditerranée, Canet en Roussillon
Escales Musicales.
Saturday 26th 9.30pm
Place Maillol, Saint Cyprien
Spectacle Russka Show. Free Russian show including various acts, complete with authentic costume and popular music. Call 04 68 56
Saturday 26th – Sunday 27th
Pont du Diable, Céret
National Pétanque Competition. 
Saturday 26th – Sunday 10th September
Perpignan
OFF: amateur photojournalism festival. Before the internationally-acclaimed professional photojournalism festival, VISA, kicks off, the shops and cafés of Perpignan exhibit the efforts of amateur photo journalists. Facebook.
Sunday 27th 9am
Théâtre de la Mer, Canet en Roussillon
Open Swim Stars. Open water swim meet, open to everyone, with 3 different events: 1km, 2km and 5km. Call 04 68 86 72 00 for more info.
Sunday 27th 9.30pm
Chapelle de Juhuèges, Torreilles
Estiu Musical. The final show of the 3-part festival celebrating Catalan music. Gospel in Summer is a performance by the infectiously joyful Barcelona Gospel Messengers to celebrate their 10th anniversary. 15€. Call 04 68 28 41 10 for more info.
Tuesday 29th 11am – 12pm
Musée MUSIC, Céret
Guided, interactive tour. Find out more here. 7€. Call 04 68 87 40 40 for reservations.
Tuesday 30th 9.30pm
Place Mailol, Saint Cyprien
Concert Yéyé. Dust off your dancing shoes ‘cos we’re going back to the 60s and 70s with a free concert. Call 04 68 21 01 33 for more info.
wWednesday 31st 9.15am
Les Balmettes, Cases de Pène
Roots 66.
 

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