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AT A GLANCE August 2016


1st August 2016 - 31st August 2016

Around the region August 2016

WHEN & WHERE? WHAT?
Throughout August Festival de St Cyprien. A celebration of live music throughout the summer. Free entry. Visit their Facebook page or call St Cyprien Tourist Information 04 68 21 01 33.
Every Monday and Wednesday afternoon
Bouledrome, Saint-André
Pétanque Competition.
Every Thursday 5pm
Le Palarium, Place François Arago, Perpignan
Food Detectives. A new investigation of the city’s historic centre followed by Catalan pâtisserie tasting (cakes and pastries). 7€. Limitted places. Call 04 68 66 18 92 for reservations.
Monday 1st 9pm
Patio Sant Roch, Céret
Little Big Hat & the Bowlers. Authentic British blues concert. Free entry. Call 04 68 87 00 53 for more info.
Monday 1st – Thursday 4th
Port, Canet
Pago Juice Tasting. Rehydration is key in this hot weather so make the most of the free juice testing hosted by Pago Juices. Call 04 68 86 72 00 for more info.
Tueday 2nd 9pm
Place Leon Gambetta, Perpignan
Les Musicales: Sabor de Perpinyà. Gypsy salsa. Pulsating rhythms, syncopated melodies, flamenco vocals… a free concert bursting with Catalan spirit. Call 04 68 66 33 18 for more info.
Tueday 2nd 9.30pm
Espace Méditerranée, Canet
Sankara in concert. Free pop-rock concert.
Tuesday 2nd 5pm
Eglise Saint Etienne, Ille sur Tet
Organ Recital. Ancient and Baroque music performed on the historic organ of the Saint Etienne church. Free entry. Call 04 68 84 02 62 for more info.
Wednesday 3rd 6pm
Cathédrale Saint Jean Baptiste, Perpignan
14th International Festival of Bell Ringing. Russian pianist, organist and bell ringer, Galina Elshaeva, performs as part of this free festival. A tour of the 46 piece instrument is available at 3pm, includes a climb of the 130 steps to the top of the bell tower, not recommended for those afraid of heights! Call 04 68 66 30 30 for more info.
 Wednesday 3rd 8pm-11pm
Residence Port Cipriano, St Cyprien
Scrabble Tournament. Test your French vocab, or test the English vocab of the French contestants with an evening of scrabble. Call 06 77 81 98 90 for more info.
Wednesday 3rd 9.30pm
Place Charles Trenet, Canet Sud
Abyss in concert. Free pop-rock concert followed by fireworks.
Wednesday  3rd – Sunday 7th
Théatre de la Mer, Canet
National Beach Soccer Finals. 
Wednesday 3rd-Monday 15th
Vernet les Bains
Tennis Tournament. Rolland Garros eat your heart out, Vernet is hosting its own tennis tournament (*disclaimer* Federer will not be taking part). For more info call 04 68 05 59 05.
Thursday 4th- Friday 5th
Lydia, Le Barcarès
National Petanque Competition. Think you can beat the French at their own game? Well, you need to be a licensed  member of the Federation Française de Pétanque to take part but if you are, call 04 68 86 16 56. If not, enjoy the fierce competition as a spectator.
Friday 5th 7.30pm
Place de la République, Thuir
Accents du Sud.
Friday 5th 9.30pm
Salle de l’Union, Céret
Big Band Bluestrings. Free concert from the a jazz orchestra of young, German musicians. Call 04 68 87 00 53 for more info.
Friday 5th 9.30pm
Place Maillol, St Cyprien
Russian Ballet. An evening of dance performed by the Ensemble d’Etat de Russkiy Sever. Call 04 68 37 41 60 for more info.
Saturday 6th
Vernet les Bains
Canigou Ascent. Feeling adventurous? Up for a challenge? Want to discover the magic of a truly Catalan landmark? Take part in this physically demanding event, organised by the Club Alpin des Pyrénnées Orientales. Participants must sign up in advance and provide a medical certificate. More info here.
Saturday 6th
Théatre du Verdure, Saint-André
Bodegas. An evening of good food, good music and good times for the whole family. Call  04 68 89 04 85 for more info.
Saturday 6th 5.30pm
Ille sur Tet
Valery Orlov. A virtuoso performance of basso-profondo: a deep bass, strong and resonant, symbollic of a mysterious and powerful Russia. €12. Call 06 16 49 05 58.
Saturday 6th 9.30pm
Parking Ajaccio, Canet Port
Grand Brazilian Parade. Calling all movers and shakers: Get in the latino spirit and join this spectacular procession of over 80 dancers. Starting from the port and dancing all the way to Espace Méditerranée. Call 04 68 86 72 00 for more info.
Sunday 7th 7am
Vernet les Bains
Canigou Race.
Sunday 7th 5.15pm
Port de St Cyprien
Patrouille de France. The French Red Arrows take to the sky once more for a spectacular display of aerial acrobatics and dare-devil stunts. Call 04 68 37 41 60 for more info. CANCELLED
Sunday 7th
Lydia, Le Barcarès
49th Birthday Party. Known as the region’s answer to the Eiffel Tower, the Lydia, this emblematic tourist attraction is celebrating its 49th birthday with an evening of music, enterainment and fireworks. Call 04 68 86 16 56 for more info.
Monday 8th 6.30pm-9pm
Place Rodin, St Cyprien
Girls Run Summer Tour. If any of the ladies are feeling energetic, this free, fun running session could be the perfect way to meet new friends and keep fit. Call 04 68 21 01 33 for more info. (Sorry guys, you’ll have to organise your own session- don’t hesitate to let us know and we’ll be sure to publish it or you!)
Monday 8th 6pm
Place de la République, Vernet les Bains
Apéro de Terroir. Local producers and vineyards come together to offer the very best in food and drink from the area. €3 per person. Call 04 68 05 53 25 for more info.
Tuesday 9th 8pm
Air du Mas, Canet
Jazz & Wine.
Wednesday 10th 9pm
Place Picasso, Céret
Els Mariners del Canigou. Free concert of traditional Catalan songs.
Thursday 11th 6.30pm-11pm
Place de la République, Vernet les Bains
Les Harpies. Free concert from this local duo, covering rock dance, folk and pop from the 70’s right through to today. Truly something for everyne. Call 04 68 05 53 25 for more info.
Thursday 11th 9pm
Théatre de la Mer, Canet
Tribute Band. Covering all your favourites from the Rolling Stones, the Police and Queen. Call 04 68 86 72 00 for more info.
Thursday 11th – Friday 12th
Place de la République, Thuir
August Nights.
Friday 12th – Saturday 13th 10am-7pm
Place du Barri, Céret
Pottery Market. More of a festival really, with music, demonstrations and competitions. Call 04 68 87 00 53 for more info. 
Saturday 13th 7pm
Port Vendres
Hisse et Oh.
Saturday 13th 7pm
Caserne des Pompiers, Argelès
Fireman’s Ball. The brave men and women of our local firefighting forces have been especially busy this summer. Join them in a festive celebration with food, drink and, of course, dancing! Call 04 68 81 15 85 for more info.
Sunday 14th 6pm-8pm
Jardin des Plantes, St Cyprien
Garden on Stage. An accoustic concert with Yazik in beautiful, natural surroundings. Call 04 68 37 41 60 for more info.
Sunday 14th 7.30pm
Sorède
Sorède sings the blues.
Sunday 14th 8.45pm
Eglise Saint Saturnin, Vernet les Bains
Médéric Tabart. An evening of classical and Andalousian guitar. €10. Call 04 68 05 53 25 for more info.
Sunday 14th – Monday 15th
Canet
Fête des Pêcheurs.
Monday 15th
Le Barcarès
Fête des Pêcheurs.
Monday 15th
Saint Cyprien
Assumption. Mass service at 10.30am at the Eglise de la Plage followed by a ceremony at Quai de la Capitaine at 12pm.
Tuesday 16th 9.30pm
Place de Marbre, Saint Cyprien
Black Datura. Free pop-rock concert.
Wednesday 17th 9.30am
Cathédrale Saint Jean Baptiste, Perpignan
Tour of the 4 major Churches. Starting at the majestic cathedral before visiting l’Eglise Sait Mathieu, L’Eglise Notre Dame la Réal and l’Eglise Saint Jacques, this free, comprehensive tour will lead you through the streets, and the history, of Perpignan. Call 06 26 73 49 78 for more info.
Wednesday 17th 8pm
Stade Aimé Giral, Perpignan
USAP vs US Carcassonne. A pre-season friendly to test the new Perpignan format before the start of the Championships at the end of August. Call 04 68 59 60 37 or visit the website.
Wednesday 17th 9pm
Place Maillol, Saint Cyprien
Festival Saint Cyp en Live. An evening of free musical entertainment covering soul, funk and blues. Call the Tourist Information on 04 68 21 01 33.
Wednesday 17th 9.30pm
Port Argeles
South American Concert. Have the Olympics given you Rio-fever? Well Get down to Port Argeles for a free latino concert from guitar duo ‘A Bailar’ (Let’s dance) and six-piece fiesta specialists ‘Los Compadres’. Call 04 68 81 10 15 for more info.
Thursday 18th 10am-6pm
Saint Cyprien
Urban Day.
Thursday 18th 5pm
Eglise Saint Etienne, Ille sur Tet
Organ Recital. Ancient and Baroque music performed on the historic organ of the Saint Etienne church. Free entry. Call 04 68 84 02 62 for more info.
Friday 19th 8.30pm
Place de la Republique, Le Barcarès
Miss Barcarès. Who will be crowned this summer’s Miss Barcarès? Enjoy the procession, the glitz and the glamour from 8.30pm. Do you know any beautiful young ladies who’d like to make a claim on the crown? Sign up at the Tourist Information or on site before 8.30pm. Call 04 68 86 16 56 for more info.
Sunday 21st
Eglise Saint Pierre, Céret
Organ Concert. Free recital. Call 04 68 87 00 53 for more info.
Sunday 21st 9pm
Centre Commercial Costa Blanca, Argeles
Bal and concert. Free evening entertainement from Kiss Cool, performing French and International variety favourites.
Sunday 21st 6pm
Jardin des Plantes, Saint Cyprien
Garden on Stage. An accoustic concert with The Devil and Me, singing the blues from 1950s Mississipi and Chicago in beautiful, natural surroundings.  Call 04 68 37 41 60 for more info.
Monday 22nd 8.30pm
Patio Sant Roch, Céret
Jazz Concert. A wild and wonderous journey through the zany world of jazz, performed by Cab40+. Free entry.
Monday 22nd 9.30pm
Place de Marbre, Saint Cyprien
Supernova. Well-known local group performs a free concert covering all your favourites, from Stevie Wnder to Joe Cocker. Call 04 68 21 01 33 for more info.
Wednesday 24th 6pm
Quartier Rodin, Saint Cyprien
Christmas at the Beach.
Thursday 25th 7pm
Centre commercial des Capellans, Saint Cyprien
Les Musicales des Capellans. Yamin Alma charms audiences with a unique repertoire of po, folk and soul. Free. Call 04 68 21 01 33 for more info.
Friday 26th
Arles sur Tech
El Grand Tour. A walking tour of Catalan art. From Reynes to Amélie les Bains and finally finishing in Arles sur Tech, artists and atisans from north and south Catalonia are meeting to celebrate the region’s rich artistic culture. With a free blues concert at 8pm this is an event not be missed. Website.
Friday 26th 7.30pm
Théatre du Verdure, Saint André
Catalan Evening. Traditional singing, dancing, Sardanes and paëlla. 15€. Call 06 78 92 24 85 for reservations.
Friday 26th-Saturday 27th
Le Barcarès
Bodega del Mar.
Saturday 27th 5pm
Salle de l’Union, Céret
XVI International Festival of Music in Catalonia. “Trio Polycordes”: string trio collaboration of harp, mandolin and guitar, accompanied by mezzo soprano, Mareike Schellenberger, followed by jazz performed by American duo Cleveland Debboe Gifford and John Trzcinski. Call 04 68 87 00 53 for more info.
Saturday 27th 7pm
Mairie, Saint André
Bat Night.  An evening dedicated to the threatened, and oft misunderstood, species: the bat. Film projection, picnic and discussion with bat experts and then bat-spotting in the local area. Torch required. Free and without reservation. Call 04 68 95 23 23 for more info. S
Sunday 28th 4pm
Place de la Victoire, Perpignan
La Ruée des Bojos. 3 laps of a 2km circuit covering fences, walls, barriers and water obstacles. Call 06 31 73 53 20 to sign up or for more information. Visit their Facebook page here.
Sunday 28th 5pm
Eglise Anglicane, Vernet les Bains
Catal Jazz. Trio of drums, bass and piano playing a repetoire of modern jazz. €8. Call 04 68 05 53 25 for more info.
Monday 29th – Saturday 3rd September
Perpignan
Visa Pour l’Image.
Wednesday 31st 8.30pm
Route de Casteil, Vernet les Bains
Cirque Apollo. Website.

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1st August 2016
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31st August 2016
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