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AT A GLANCE March 2017


1st March - 31st March

What's on

               Around the region March 2017

WHEN & WHERE? WHAT?
Wednesday 1st 3pm – 5pm
Médiathèque, Ille sur Tet
Grainothèque. Seed bank and seed swap. Take, plant, harvest, return. Call  04 68 80 17 50 to book your place for free.
Wednesday 1st 8pm
Théâtre des Aspres, Thuir
We want sex equalityFilm documenting the battle for women’s rights in 1960s England.
Friday 3rd 6pm
Théâtre Jean Piat, Canet
Bernard Buffet. A retrospective look at the works recently presented at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Presented by Dominique Gagneux (in French!). Free entry. Call 04 68 86 72 60 for more info.
Friday 3rd 6.45pm
Salle Marcel Oms, Alenya
Chevalier. A refreshing blend of theatre and hip hop culture, recounting the lively, original tale of a knight and his adventures in the forest. 5€. Reservations recommended. Call 04 68 22 54 56 for info and reservations.
Friday 3rd 7pm
Conservatoire de Perpignan
Remember. 3 composers transport audiences on a journey of remembrance and imagination using various techniques and instruments. Free entry. Call 04 68 08 63 70 for info.
Saturday 4th 10am – 6pm
Port de Canet
Skippers’ Cup Challenge. Sailing competition: solo regata.
Saturday 4th 3pm – 12pm
Amélie les Bains
Carnaval.
Saturday 4th 6pm
Salle de l’Union, Céret
Songs from 1936. Charity concert (10€ entry). All proceeds to Secours Populaire. Call 06 80 80 97 13 for info and reservations.
Saturday 4th 6pm
Stade Gilbert Brutus, Perpignan
Live Superleague: Catalan Dragons vs. Widnes Vikings. Visit their website or find out more here.
Saturday 4th 7pm
Palais des Expositions, Perpignan
Gala de Boxe. Live satellite feed of the European championships in English boxing, kick boxing and Muay Thai. Call 04 68 68 26 26 for more info.
Saturday 4th 8.30pm
Argelès sur Mer
Night Carnaval.
Saturday 4th 8.30pm
Théâtre de l’Etang, Saint Estève
Michel Jonasz & Jean-Yves d’Angelo. 
Saturday 4th 9pm
El Médiator, Perpignan
Melissmell & Soan. An evening of rock at the break away venue from the Theatre de l’Archipel. 5€. Find out more about the venue here.
Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th 10am – 6pm
Avenue Chopin, Ille sur Tet
L’Art des JardinsGreen fingered? Wish you were? Get involved in the annual Catalan gardeners’ meet. This year’s theme: the forgotten vegetables.
Sunday 5th 9am – 12pm
Pole Nautique, Canet
Classic Car Rally. Organised by RVA66. Website.
Sunday 5th Around the region  Calçotadas
Sunday 5th 5pm
Salle de l’Union, Céret
Vigatane Transfer. 7 piece choral group performing pop and jazz from 1930s to today. 10€. Call 06 87 22 68 69 for info and reservations.
Monday 6th 8.30pm
Conservatoire, Perpignan
Les Planètes. Performance by the Perpignan Harmonic Orchestra. Call 04 68 08 63 70 for more info.
Tuesday 7th – Thursday 9th
Institut Jean Vigo, Perpignan
Les Ecrans de la déraison. 2 day film festival on the theme of ‘Madness’, including short films, feature length films and debates. Website.
Wednesday 8th March International Women’s DayActivites, workshops, conferences and debates across the region from 27th February to 10th March.
Wednesday 8th 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Ille sur Tet
Catalan Cooking Workshop. Call  04 68 80 17 50 for info and reservations. Website.
Friday 10th 6.30pm
Hospici d’Illa, Ille sur Tet
Le Printemps des Poètes. Free poetry reading festival. Call 04 68 84 02 62 for more info.
Friday 10th 7pm
Conservatoire, Perpignan
The Big Jazz Band. Self explanatory. Call 04 68 08 60 00 for more info.
Friday 10th – Saturday 11th
Saint Cyprien
Exil – Exode: 55 ans déja. 55th anniversary of Algerian Independance. Friday afternoon (2pm-6pm): meditation and prayer around the 3 statues Notre Dame d’Afrique, Notre Dame de Santa Cruz and St Augustin de St Cyprien. Saturday (9am) pigeons released from port before boats depart on procession to lay wreaths at sea. Saturday (11am): mass at village church with choral performance and musical entertainment. Closure of festival, Saturday (3pm): screening of film Pour que nos enfants sachent et comprennent (In order that our children know and understand) at Salle Génin de Règnes. Call 04 68 21 41 30 for more info.
Friday 10th-Sunday 12th
Fun Bike Centre, Céret
Bike and Accessory Salon. More than 50 bikes to be tested, hundreds of accessoriries and a conference on Friday night (9pm) with two exceptional cyclists. Close the weekend with a communal bike ride on Sunday (9am). Visit their website for more info.
Saturday 11th 8.30pm
Théâtre Jean Piat, Canet
Oliver Hurtman & Anne Ducros. Live jazz concert from the Labory Jazz Club and Repertory Jazz Orchestra from Nîmes. Call 04 68 86 72 60 for info and reservations.
Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th
Around the region
37th Nuit des Longs Capots. 450km classic car rally. Route: Perpignan (depart 10am) – Maury (depart 2pm) – Prats de Sournia (depart 4pm) – Villefranche de Conflent (depart 9pm) – Ille sur Tet (depart 10pm) – Perpignan (overnight stop, depart 9am Sunday) – Canet en Roussillon. Contact any of the local Office de Tourisme for more info.
Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th
Palais des Expositions, Perpignan
23rd International Nature Day. Over 1500m² of nature exhibiton: insects (both living and dead!), fossils, amber, shells… 5€, free for children under 12. Call 06 08 24 94 27 for more info.
Sunday 12th
Céret
Carnaval.
Thursday 16th 8.30pm
Palais des Congrès, Perpignan
Airnadette.
Friday 17th 6.30pm
Galerie des Hospices, Canet
Opening Night for new exhibition: Bord de Mer. The exhibition will run through until Sunday 26th March. Free entry. Call 04 68 86 72 60 for info.
Friday 17th 6.30pm
Galerie 13, Ille sur Tet
Le Printemps des Poètes. Free poetry reading festival. Call 04 68 84 02 62 for more info.
Friday 17th 8.30pm
Conservatoire, Perpignan
Jazzèbre: Flash Pig. Jazz quartet featuring piano, saxaphone, bass guitar and drums. Website.
Saturday 18th 9am
Atelier Terre Mosaique, Canet
Introduction to Mosaic Workshop. An intimate 2 part workshop for 3/4 beginners, hosted by Dany Pogny. Email danymp@orange.fr or call 06 13 18 99 33 for info and reservations.
Saturday 18th 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Médiathèque Prosper Merimé, Saint Cyprein
Nature Workshop. Free workshop by naturopath, Cynthia Bontemps. Discover the virtues of plants. Reservation recommended. Call 04 68 37 32 70.
Saturday 18th
Céret
Carnaval.
Saturday 18th 6pm
Stade Gilbert Brutus, Perpignan
Live Superleague: Catalan Dragons vs. Saint Helen. Visit their website or find out more here.
Saturday 18th 8pm
The Citrus, Cabestany
Let’s Groove.
Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th
Palais des Expositions, Perpginan
Well-being Salon. Naturayl health, alternative therapies and personal development exhibition. 6€. Website.
Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th
Hôtel des Vignes, Rivesaltes
Weekend Flamenco.
Sunday 19th 10.30am
Site Ruscino, Perpignan
Discover the Iron Age. Guided visit of the archeological site of a reconstructed village from over 600 years ago. Followed by a dégustation inspired by the era. 7€. Call 04 68 66 30 30 for more info.
Sunday 19th 5.30pm
Eglise Saint Pierre, Céret
Charity Concert. Local choir Osmosis perform to raise money for charity. Call 04 68 87 00 53 for info.
Tuesday 21st 6.30pm
Théâte Jean Piat, Canet
Sicily. Discover the rich history and the dramatic landscape of the ‘marvel of the Mediterranean’. Call 04 68 86 72 60 for info and reservations.
Wednesday 22nd 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Ille sur Tet
Catalan Cooking Workshop. Call  04 68 80 17 50 for info and reservations. Website.
Thursday 23rd 9am – 5pm
Palais des Expositions, Perpignan
Salon du Taf. Job fair with job offers, professional advice and interview techniques. Website.
Thursday 23rd 3pm
Théâtre Jean Piat, Canet
 Duo Cuerdes en el Aire. An original and unusual combination of cello and accordion, this duet performs a wide repertoire of styles and eras. Call 04 68 86 72 60 for info and reservations.
Thursday 23rd 7pm
Cinéma Jaurès, Argelès sur Mer
Musicales d’Argelès.
Friday 24th 6pm
Médiathèque, Ille sur Tet
Le Printemps des Poètes. Free poetry reading festival. Call 04 68 84 02 62 for more info.
Friday 24th 8.30pm
Salle de l’Union, Céret
Duo Cuerdes en el Aire. As above. 10€. Call 04 68 81 51 52 for info and reservations.
Saturday 25th 3pm – 6pm
Eglise Saint Jacques, Perpignan
Procession de la Sanch.
Sunday 26th 10am
Perpignan
Guided Urban Nature Walk. Discover the hidden gems along the urban banks of the Têt with this free guided tour. Departs from the car park on Avenue Torcatis (just off Pont Joffre). Call 04 68 66 30 30 for more info.
Sunday 26th 3pm
Salle des Fêtes, Elne
Thé dansant. Afternoon tea and dancing? Sounds good to us! 12€. Call 07 83 82 14 13 for info and reservations.
Sunday 26th 5.30pm
Salle de l’Union, Céret
Gospel Concert. 4 piece gospel choir performing traditional and contemporary repertoire. Call 04 68 81 51 52 for info and reservations.
Tuesday 28th 9pm
Maison de l’Etudiant, Perpignan
Jazzèbre: Gratitude Trio. Live jazz concert. Website.
Tuesday 28th – Sunday 2nd April
Institut Jean Vigo, Perpignan
Confrontation 53. Annual film festival screening over 60 films, from silent black and white to contemporary. Also includes conferences and debates. This year’s theme: Open spaces. Website.

Wednesday 29th 3.30pm – 5.30pm€

Ille sur Tet

Catalan Cooking Workshop. Call  04 68 80 17 50 for info and reservations. Website.
Thursday 30th 9am – 1pm
Espace Jean Carrère, Argelès sur Mer
Seasonal Work Fayre. Bring along your CV and find a job for the summer. Find out more here.
Thursday 30th 8pm
Le Chaudron, Bages
LGS in Concert. Canadian swing-folk concert. Visis website for more info.
Friday 31st 6.30pm
Galerie 13, Ille sur Tet
Le Printemps des Poètes. Free poetry reading festival. Call 04 68 84 02 62 for more info.
Friday 31st 9am
Atelier Terre Mosaique
Introduction to Mosaic Workshop. An intimate 2 part workshop for 3/4 beginners, hosted by Dany Pogny. Email danymp@orange.fr or call 06 13 18 99 33 for info and reservations.

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