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AT A GLANCE October 2017


1st October - 31st October

                Around the region October 2017

WHEN & WHERE? WHAT?
Throughout October Festival Jazzèbre.
Throughout October and November
Across the region
AmuvallAutomne Musical en Vallespir – a series of autumnal concerts across the region.
Sunday 1st
Argelès sur Mer
Fêtes de la Saint Côme et Saint Damien.
Sunday 1st
Château Valmy, Argelès sur Mer
International Art Festival.
Sunday 1st 6pm-8pm
Esplanade Charles Trenet, Argelès sur Mer
Saveurs du Terroir.
Sunday 1st
Canet en Roussillon
Canet en Rose.
Sunday 1st
Céret
Rando Challenge.
Sunday 1st
Céret
Eco Festival.
Sunday 1st 10am & 3pm
Ille sur Têt
Setmana Catalana. Dramatised guided walk, inspired by the works of local literary pioneer and Catalan language defender, Josep Sebastiá Pons (1886 -1962). Approx. 2.5 hours. Walking shoes necessary. Call 04 68 84 83 96 for info and reservations.
Sunday 1st
Couvent des Dominicains, Perpignan
Festival International du disque et BD. (Vinyl and comic festival)
Wednesday 4th 6.30pm
Caves Ecoiffier, Alenya
Festival Jazzèbre.
Wednesday 4th 8pm
Salle de l’Union, Céret
Passerelle Musicale. 25 musicians from Langendorf Mandolin Orchestra, Germany, perform a free concert. Call 06 81 21 50 85 for more info.
Thursday 5th 8.30pm
Grand Hotel de la Preste, Prats de Mollo
80s Flashback Concert. Call 04 68 87 55 00 for more info.
Friday 6th 6.30pm
Rotund Caves Ecoiffier, Alenya
Inauguration of Photography Festival. Mylène Montana presents her exhibition, Corps et âmes (body and soul), celebrating the relationship between the art of movement and the art of painting. Diane Sorel’s exhibition Parcours (journey) presents a dozen portraits of Mediterranean farmers and shepherds as their passion is tested by the difficulty of the industry.
Friday 6th 9pm
Château, Prat de Cest
Festival Jazzèbre.
Friday 6th – Sunday 8th
Across the region
100 Miles Sud de France. Atheletes competitng in the ultra trail event will cover 165km of GR10 route, including 8km of altitude changes. Starting in Font Romeu, competitors will make their way down through Vernet les Baines, Arles sur Tech and Le Perthus before finally arriving at the finish line in Argelès sur Mer. Website.
Saturday 7th 10am – 6pm
Font Romeu
Fête de la Science.
Saturday 7th 5pm
Eglise Anglicaine, Vernet les Bains
Sacred Music. Free organ and vocal recital of religious pieces from the 17th and 18th century.
Saturday 7th 7pm
Grand Stade les Capellans, Saint Cyprien
Country Dancing. An evening of line dancing organised by the local country dancing association. 6€. Call 04 68 21 01 33 for more info.
Saturday 7th 9pm
Salle Mercel Oms, Alenya
Mimesis. Contemporary dance from renowned company N’Mara. The choreography explore the social context that pits two individuals against each other in competition: differences, strengths, weaknesses. The dancers seek to find complicity, communion, harmony. 10€. Call 06 60 62 65 77 for info and reservations.
Saturday 7th 9pm
Salle de l’Union, Céret
Festival Jazzèbre.
Sunday 8th 9.30am – 6pm
Rotonde des caves Ecoiffier
Day of Art and Senses. Activities and workshops for all ages. 10am – 5pm: pinhole photography. 11am – 4pm: painting for children. Other workshops such as weaving will run all day. Workshops are free but with limited places. Call  04 68 22 54 56 for reservations.
Sunday 8th 5pm
Eglise Notre Dame del Prat, Argeles sur Mer
Charity concertOrganised to help fund the restoration of the Chapelle Saint Jerôme.
Sunday 8th 5pm
Ermitage Saint Ferréol, Céret
String Quartet Concert. 14€. Call 04 68 87 00 53 for info and reservations.
Tuesday 10th 8pm
Théâtre de l’Archipel, Perpignan
Festival Jazzèbre.
Friday 13th 6.30pm
Théâtre Municipal, Perpignan
Festival Jazzèbre.
Friday 13th – Sunday 15th
Along the coast
Sea Light’s Camí de Llum Mountain Bike Event.
Saturday 14th 10am – 6pm
Université de Perpignan
Fête de la Science.
Saturday 14th 6pm
Salle de l’Union, Céret
Sacred Music Recital. The Madrigalis choir, comprising 17 singers, performs a repertoire of spiritual peices. 12€. Call 04 68 87 00 53 for info and reservations.
Saturday 14th 6.30pm
Théâtre Municipal, Perpignan
Festival Jazzèbre.
Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th
Salle F. Buisson, Argelès sur Mer
17th Annual Sea and Mountain Literature Festival. This year the festival pays homage to André Vinas, author, poet and co-founder of the festival. Stands, debates, meet the editors etc. Call 04 68 81 10 15 for more info.
Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th 10pm – 6pm
Perpignan
Trobades Mediévales. 
Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th
Port Vendres
Salon de la Rando et VTT. (Hiking and mountain biking expo)
Sunday 15th 3.30pm
Eglise Saint Jacques, Canet en Roussillon
Family Music Day. An afternoon of concerts for the whole family starting at 3.30pm with a recital from students of the Conservatoire de Perpignan, then finishing with a performance of Baroque pieces. Refreshments provided during the interval. 12€. Call 06 63 71 22 87 for info and reservations.
Sunday 15th 3.30pm
Salle de l’Union, Céret
Charity Event. Music, singing and dancing to raise money for local cystic fibrosis charities. 8€. Call 04 68 87 00 53 for more info.
Sunday 15th 5pm
Salle Marcel Oms, Alenya
Quintette Arco. Classical music recital by string quintet performing famous pieces by some of the world’s greatest composers: Mozart, Bach, Brahms… 10€. Call 04 68 50 90 81  for info and reservations.
Sunday 15th 5pm
Cinéma Jaurès, Argelès sur Mer
Musicales d’Argelès.
Sunday 15th 5pm
Gymnase de la Plage, Saint Cyprien
Concert de poche. Violin and piano recital. 10€. Call 06 76 61 83 91 for more reservations and info or book online.
Tuesday 17th 9pm
El Médiator, Perpignan
Festival Jazzèbre.
Thursday 19th
Perpignan
Nuit des Vins Primeurs. 
Friday 20th 7pm
Vinça
Fête des Primeurs. Tasting of the first wine of the season. 10€. Call 04 68 05 85 86 for more info.
Friday 20th – Saturday 21st
Tressère
Fira de Bruixes. (Witches festival)
Saturday 21st 6pm
Rotonde des caves Ecoiffier, Alenya
Nuit Blanche. Taste the first of the season’s wine from 6pm, followed by a selection of tapas. 10€. Then from 9pm, musicians and artists take to the stage to keep you entertained all night. Call 04 68 22 54 56 for info and tasting reservations.
Saturday 21st 8.30pm
Salle de l’Union, Céret
Rock Concert: Garage Rock. Combining pop, rock and punk, the Vampyrs’ performance of covers and originals shows the Belfast roots of song writer Dave Bradshaw. 10€. Call 04 68 81 51 52 for info and reservations.
Saturday 21st 8.30pm
Vinochope, Perpignan
Festival Jazzèbre.
Saturday 21st 9pm
Salle Polyvalet, Villeneuve de la Raho
Gold: Charity Concert.
Saturday 21st – Sunday 22nd
Les Voiles Rouges, Canet en Roussillon
Orchid Exhibition. The regional orchid association, L’Amicale des Orchidophiles du Languedoc-Roussillon, hosts a weekend of celebration for the beautiful (if a little tempremental!) flower. 4€. Call 04 68 59 93 76 for more info.
Saturday 21st – Sunday 22nd
Forteresse de Salses
Kids Games and Activities.
Sunday 22nd 10am – 6pm
Espace Jean Carrère, Argelès sur Mer
Les puces d’ARTgelès. 
Sunday 22nd 3.30pm
Salle du Foirail, Prades
Concert 80s and 90s. All your favourites and more. 10€. Call 04 68 05 41 02 for info and reservations.
Sunday 22nd 6.30pm
Théâtre de l’Archipel, Perpignan
Festival Jazzèbre.
Monday 23rd – Wednesday 25th
Mas Norgarède, Céret
Circus Workshop. A half-term activity for children over 6 years old. 50€. 2pm – 5pm each afternoon. Call 06 26 58 18 57 for info and registration.
Saturday 28th 10am – 5pm
Le place la Foiral, Prats de Mollo
Prats fait du sport. A day of sporting activities open to everyone and adapted to suit people with disabilities. Call 04 68 39 70 83 for more info.
Saturday 28th 2pm
Salle des Fêtes, Ille sur Têt
Halloween Masked Ball. Musical entertainment for the little ones. Call 04 68 84 73 12 for more info.
Saturday 28th 6pm
Eglise Saint Pierre, Céret
Orchestre National de Montpellier. Classical concert performed in the churches beautiful acoustics. 15€. Call 04 68 87 00 53 for info and reservations.
Sunday 29th
Saint Paul de Fenouillet
Marathon du Vignoble.
Monday 30th 10am – 12pm / 1.30pm – 5.30pm
Ecole Desnoyer, Saint Cyprien
Pumpkin carving workshop. Free half-term, Halloween activities for children. Call 04 68 21 01 33 for more info.
Tuesday 31st 2pm – 8pm
Vernet les Bains
Halloween activities. From 2pm in Place République, the kids can have their face painted into whatever take their fancy (2€). Then from 4pm to 6pm, they can set off in search of sweets with a group trick or treat/treasure hunt. Finish off the entertainment with a mini-disco in the salle polyvalent from 6pm- 8pm. Call 04 68 05 53 25 for more info.
Tuesday 31st 3pm – 6pm
Salle Génin de Règnes, Saint Cyprien
Monsters’ Ball. Take your little monsters along for ghoulishly good disco. Call 04 68 21 01 33 for more info.
 

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