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AT A GLANCE May 2017


1st May - 31st May

               Around the region May 2017

WHEN & WHERE? WHAT?
Throughout May
Argelès-sur-Mer
Les enfants de la mer.
Throughout May
Les Aspres
Le Printemps des Aspres.
Sunday 30th April – Monday 1st May
Eglise des Dominicaines, Perpignan
Indigènes Wine Salon.
Monday 1st
Across the region
Fête du Travail and Fête du Muguet.
Monday 1st
Rodes
Salte Rocs. In this technical trail running competition, athletes will cover a 16km circuit with over 850m of altitude change and only one refreshment stand on the Ropidera plateau. 10€. Registration at Place Major from 7.30am. Find out more info on the Facebook page.
Tuesday 2nd 8.30pm
Palais des Congrès, Perpignan
Barbara H. Blues.
Wednesday 3rd 7pm
Cinéma Castillet, Perpignan
Ciné-debate. Film screening of the original, English version of ‘Emily Dickenson: A Quiet Passion’, followed by a bilingual (French & English!) discussion. 7€. Website.
Thursday 4th 9am – 12pm
Mas des Capellans, Saint Cyprien
Yoga Open Day. Discover the benefits of postural and balance-adapted chair yoga with an open day organised by local association, Latitude Yoga. Call 04 68 37 25 02 for more info.
Thursday 4th 8.30pm
Palais des Congrès, Perpignan
Big Band Garonne.
Friday 5th 6.45pm
Salle Marcel Oms, Alenya
Entourloupes. A theatre performance of 3 fables: a traditional Yiddish faery tale, a Romany gypsy tale and a revisited classic from Hans Christian Anderson. 5€. Call 04 68 22 54 56 for info and reservations.
Friday 5th 9am
Atelier Terre Mosaïque, Canet en Roussillon
Mosaic Workshop. Discover the art of mosaics with this initmate workshop (3/4 people). Contact Dany Pongy for information and registration: danymp@orange.fr
Friday 5th 9pm
C’est Quand le Bonheur, Vernet les Bains
Concert JBJ. Free rock concert, performing English and French rock favourites. Free entry. Restaurant reservations available. Call 04 68 96 43 37 for more info.
Friday 5th – Tuesday 9th
Palais des Expositions, Perpignan
Foire aux Expos. The big collectors exhibition event is back. This year’s theme: Cuba. Decorations, photographs, music, videos and many other original collectors’ items from over 400 exhibitors in the giant 20,000m² exhibition hall. Website.
Saturday 6th
Théâtre de la Mer, Canet en Roussillon
La Canétoise. Charity fun run with local association CouRire66. 8km run, 5km beach walk, 1km kids’ race. Registration on the day. Call 06 27 89 25 43 for more info.
Saturday 6th 4pm
Eglise Anglicane, Vernet les Bains
Choral Concert. The 25 talented members of local choir, Alegria, perform a varied repertoire, spanning Catalonia, Basque country, the Mediterranean, Ireland and even Zulu Africa! Free entry. Call 04 68 05 53 25 for more info.
Saturday 6th 6pm
Stade Gilbert Brutus, Perpignan
Live Superleague: Catalan Dragons vs. Leeds Rhinos. Visit their website or find out more here.
Saturday 6th – Sunday 7th
Parc des Sports, Perpignan
National Skateboarding Championships. Spills and thrills from some of the country’s best skateboarders. Website.
Sunday 7th 7am – 4pm
Parking opposite Joa Casino, Saint Cyprien
Nautical Equipment Exchange. Buy, sell and swap all things nautical. Call 04 68 37 25 02 for more info.
Sunday 7th 9am – 12pm
Pôle Nautique, Canet en Roussillon
Classic Car Rally. Organised by RVA66.
Sunday 7th 2.15pm
Stade Aimé Giral, Perpignan
USAP vs. Béziers. Website.
Sunday 7th 4pm
Eglise Anglicane, Vernet les Bains
Carte Blanche for Hugues di Francesco. Music inspired by the poetry of Perpignan poet, Albert Bausil. Expect a distinct Mediterranean jazz flavour. 8€. Call 04 68 05 53 25 for info and reservations.
Sunday 7th – Monday 8th
Canet en Roussillon
Fête de la Victoire.
Monday 8th 3pm
Ille sur Tet
Bal du 8 Mai. Celebrate the Fête de la Victoire with a quaint thé dansant. Music performed by Arlequin.
Monday 8th 3pm
Halle des Sports, Thuir
Sardanes. Concert and 6 sardanes. 7€ (no reservation required). Call 04 68 53 56 65 for more info.
Tuesday 9th 8.30pm
Palais des Congrès, Perpignan
Les Franglaises.
Wednesday 10th 3.30pm- 5.30pm
Ille sur Tet
Catalan Cooking Workshops. Website.
Friday 12th 5.30pm
Médiathèque, Laroque des Albères
Seed bank and Grain exchange. Bring along your seeds and swap them with other enthusiasts. Discuss and learn from permaculture specialists. Call 04 68 95 41 47 for more info.
Friday 12th 6pm
Théâtre Jean Piat, Canet en Roussillon
Conference: Picasso-Giacometti. Conference on the little-known friendship between these two greats by the co-curator of the Musée Picasso, Virginie Perdrisot (in French!). Free entry. Call 04 68 86 72 60 for more info.
Saturday 13th 8pm
Salle Marcel Oms, Alenya
Micheline. An intergenerational representation of exile as lived and experienced by 3 women; grandmother, mother and daughter. Particularly relevant as it is based around the Retirada. 10€. Call 04 68 22 54 56 for info and reservations.
Saturday 13th 8.30pm
Salle Ferdinand Buisson, Argelès Village
Springtime Concert. Free choral concert from André Dunyach and the Cantaires d’Argelès-sur-Mer. Call 04 68 81 15 85 for more info.
Saturday 13th 8.30pm
Théatre des Aspres, Thuir
Grand Spectacle Folklorique. The association, Els Dansaires Catalans, presents its end-of-year performance. 6€ (no reservation required). Website.
Saturday 13th 9pm
Grand Stade les Capellans, Saint Cyprien
22nd Festival Radio Sing Star. Regional singing competition in hommage to la chanson française. Live auditions (a capella, with instrument or backing recording) followed by jury deliberation, prize giving and closing concert. Call 04 68 21 01 33 for more information.
Saturday 13th 9pm
Salle de l’Union, Céret
Jazzèbre: Lalala Napoli. Singer and accordionist performing Naples-inspired fantastical jazz from François Casteillo. Website.
Saturday 13th 9pm
C’est Quand le Bonheur, Vernet les Bains
Concert Chris the Cat. Blues, rock and country concert from a talented multi-instrumentalist. Free entry. Restaurant reservations available. Call 04 68 96 43 37 for more info.
Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th
Espace Jean Carrère, Argelès-sur-Mer
Salon de Maison. A weekend salon for all your home needs and questions: estate agents, building & renovations, decoration & interior design, garden, finance etc. Free entry. Call 04 68 81 15 85 for more info.
Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th
Ille sur Tet
Course de Côte des Orgues. Car rally race through the stunning landscape of the Orgues. Website.
Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th
Forteresse de Salses
Les Historiades.
Saturday 13th – Sunday 21st
Girona
Girona Flower Festival.
Sunday 14th
Banyuls-sur-Mer
Fête des Fleurs et Jardins.
Sunday 14th
Céret
Cavallada.
Sunday 14th
Palau del Vidre
Fishing competition. Sign up at the fishing hut in town.
Sunday 14th 10am – 1pm
Pont du chemin de fer, Céret
Bungee jumping. Get the adrenaline pumping with a bungee jump from the railway bridge. Call 05 62 92 33 47 for info and reservations.
Sunday 14th 3pm
Place Méditerranée, Canet en Roussillon
Sardanes.
Sunday 14th 5pm – 7pm
Argelès-sur-Mer
Fête des voisins. Get to know your neighbours with various meet-ups across town and a free apéritif at the port. Call 04 68 81 15 85 for more info.
Sunday 14th 5.30pm
Chapelle de Juhègues, Torreilles
Concert Jeanne d’Arc. Local association, Madrigalis performs a a free choral and instrumental concert of classical music from the 16th century to modern day. Call 04 68 28 41 10 for more info.
Thursday 4th 9am – 12pm
Mas des Capellans, Saint Cyprien
Yoga Open Day. Discover the benefits of Hatha yoga and learn improved breathing techniques with an open day organised by local association, Latitude Yoga. Call 04 68 37 25 02 for more info.
Tuesday 16th
Laroque des Albères
Organised group trip to Girona Flower FestivalCall Martine on 06 89 09 53 85 for info and reservations.
Tuesday 16th 7.45pm
L’Anthropo, Perpignan
Jams Session Jazz. Does exactly what it says on the tin: amateurs and professionals are invited on stage t jam and improvise their interpretation of jazz. Call 04 68 08 60 00 for more info.
Wednesday 17th 5pm – 8pm
Mairie, Céret
Pâtisserie Competition. As part of the town’s infamous cherry festival, take part in the Great Céret Bake Off, complete with jury decisions. Sign up at the Office de Tourisme. Kid’s contest 5pm – 6.30pm. Adult’s contest 6.30pm – 8pm. Call 04 68 87 00 53 for more info.
Wednesday 17th – Sunday 21st
Across the region
Fête de la Nature.
Friday 19th
Maureillas las Illas
Sardanes. Call 04 68 87 52 52 for more info.
Saturday 20th
Across the region
Open night at museums.
Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st
Céret
Cherry Festival, Céret
Saturday 20th
Prats de Mollo
Sardane Competition. 7 Sardanes, 3 prizes and a festive, communal meal to round of the day. Call 04 68 39 70 83
Saturday 20th
Espace des Frênes, Thuir
Grande Romeria. A festive afternoon of Flamenco rhythms and culture from Seville, including a giant, communal paëlla. 18€. Website.
Saturday 20th
Torreilles
Journée Citoyenne. Local residents come together for a day of citizenship. Interactive workshops will encourage a cleaner, healthier, happier life for everyone. Call 04 68 28 32 02 for more info.
Saturday 20th 6pm
Eglise Anglicane, Vernet les Bains
Chorole Rodone. Sacred music concert. Free entry. Call 04 68 05 53 25 for more info.
Saturday 20th 8.30pm Concert Oliboscar. Charity concert by the Voice Kids & Co (laureat dancers from the casting). Proceeds donated to Unicef. 16€. Buy tickets here.
Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st
Hôtel des Vignes, Rivesaltes
Weekend Flamenco.
Sunday 21st 7pm
Cinémea Jaurès, Argelès-sur-Mer
Les Musicales d’Argelès.
Wednesday 24th – Sunday 28th
Grand Stade les Capellans, Saint Cyprien
Salon du bien-être et de la forme. 4 days and over 50 exhibitors offering information and advice to keep you feeling your best. 2€. Programme available from the Office de Tourisme (04 68 21 01 33).
Thursday 25th
Montesquieu des Albères
Sardanes.
Thursday 25th – Saturday 27th
Ille sur Tet
7th Chess Festival. Website.
Thursday 25th – Sunday 28th
Canet en Rousillon
L’Effet Mer Festival.
Thursday 25th – Sunday 28th
Perpignan
TILT Festival.
Thursday 25th – Monday 29th
Préau de Saint André
Biennial Ceramics Festival. Exhbition and cooking demonstration using the traditional Japanese raku-yaki. Call 04 68 89 04 85 for more info.
Saturday 27th
Palau del Vidre 
Commando Xtreme. 8km and more than 25 obstacles will test the physical and mental toughness of competitors. Contact the organisors by email to sign up of for more info tsa66@hotmail.com
Saturday 27th
Square Bir Hakeim, Perpignan
Espadrille Throwing Championships.
Saturday 27th 8.30pm
Théâtre Jean Piat, Canet en Roussillon
Deux Vents Deux Scènes. Local association, Deux Vents Deux Scènes, performs its first show with guest artists, Yang Yang (violin) and Vicor Garringuenc (piano). 8€. Call 04 68 86 72 60 for info and reservations.
Saturday 27th 8.30pm
Salle de l’Union, Céret
Frida. Theatrical hommage to the fascinating and radical artist, Frida Kahlo. 15€. Call 04 68 81 51 52 for info and reservations.
Saturday 27th – Sunday 28th
Amélie-les-Bains
Vallespir Skyrace.
Sunday 28th
Across the region
Fête des Mères. Mothering Sunday in France comes around later than in England. So why not do it twice? Mum’s are worth it!
Sunday 28th 11am – 6pm
Argelès-sur-Mer
Retro Attitude. Classic car parade, retro/vintage market and other entertainment. Call 04 68 81 15 85 for more info.
Sunday 28th 4pm
Place Louis Blasi, Torreilles
Diada Catalana. Celebrate the Catalan culture with a day of traditional entertainment and Sardanes. Call 0612516155. for more info.
Sunday 28th 5pm
Eglise Anglicane, Vernet les Bains
Concert Philippe Cornier. Guitar maestro performs pieces from the infamous Concerto d’Aranjuez and other Spanish guitar greats. 12€. Call 04 68 05 53 25 for info and reservations.
Monday 29th 6pm
Stage Gilbert Brutus, Perpignan
Live Superleague: Catalan Dragons vs. Hull FC. Visit their website or find out more here.
Wednesday 31st 7pm
Patio des Métiers d’Art Saint Roch, Céret
Concert Roland Engel. Choral concert from vocal trio lead by Roland Engel. Call 04 68 87 00 53 for more info.
 

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