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AT A GLANCE September 2016


1st September 2016 - 1st October 2016

Around the region September 2016

WHEN & WHERE? WHAT?
Every Monday (except 26th) 4pm
Vernet les Bains
Guided Tour of Old Vernet. Meet at 3.45pm in front of the Office de Tourisme and discover the rich history of the town’s development from the Middle Ages to modern day. 2€ per person. Call 04 68 05 53 25 for more info.
Every Tuesday 2.15pm
Avenue Michel Sagéloli, Ceret
Bridge Competition. Call 06 13 79 82 37 for more info.
Saturday 27th August – Sunday 11th
Perpignan
Visa pour l’Image.
Thursday 1st 9.30pm
Place Maillol, Saint Cyprien
Musical World Tour. Free concert leading audiences on a musical tour from Paris to Moscow, via India, Spain and many, many more. Call 04 68 21 01 33 for more info.
Friday 2rd 8.30pm
Chateau Valmy, Argelès
Sleeping Beauty.
Friday 2rd 7pm
Arboretum Mas Roussillon, Canet
The Terrific Turkeys. Classic bluesy jazz straight from the Golden Ear down in New Orleans. 5€ for adults. Free for -18 years. Call  04 68 64 32 82 for more info and reservations.
Saturday 3rd 9am-12pm
Ceret
Forum des AssociationsAll local clubs, groups and charities will have a stand at this forum so if you fancy learning a new skill, meeting new friends or lending a hand pop along and check it out. Sporting groups will be on Boulevard Maréchal Joffre and cultural groups will be in Place de la République. Call 04 68 87 00 53 for more info.
Saturday 3rd 10am-7pm
Théâtre de la Mer, Canet
Forum des AssociationsAs above but all groups together in the one space. Call 04 68 86 72 00 for more info.
Saturday 3rd 6pm
Stade Gilbert Brutus, Perpignan
Super League Rugby. Catalan Dragons host Warringon Wolves. Website.
Saturday 3rd 6.30pm
Place de la République, Vernet les Bains
Bal and Concert. Free musical entertainment from Les Harpies, performing a variety of pop, rock and folk from the 70s right through to current chart toppers.
Saturday 3rd 7pm
Cave Byrrh, Thuir
Fête des Vignerons.
Sunday 4th 9am-6pm
Parc du Casino, Vernet les Bains
Charity Art and Book Fayre. Raising money to improve the living conditions of children in North West Argentina, the Chicos del Sol Association invites you to take part, as buyer or seller, in their art and book fayre. Contact 04 68 05 37 09 or chicosdelsol.noa@orange.fr
Sunday 4th 9am-12pm
Pole Nautique, Canet
Classic Car Rally. Visit their Facebook page for more details.
Sunday 4th 10am-7pm
Théâtre de la Mer, Canet
Mediterranean Traditions Exhibition. A celebration of the unique traditions that give our region its rich cultural heritage. Call 04 68 87 00 53 for more info.
Sunday 4th 6pm
Eglise St Pierre, Céret
Organ Concert.
Wednesday 7th 9.15am
Jardin des Plantes, Saint Cyprien
Guided Tour of the Gardens. Green fingered? Keen to find out more? This free, in-depth guided tour lasts 2 hours and will reveal the secrets of the beautiful gardens. Reservation obligatory. Call 04 68 21 01 33.
Thursday 8th 6.30pm
Eglise Saintes Justes et Ruffine, Prats de Mollo
Aire y Fuego. Two accoustic duos perform English and Spanish repertoires. 10€. Profits go towards the restoration of the church. Call 04 68 39 70 83 for reservations.
Thursday 8th – Sunday 18th 2pm-6pm
Ecole Hôtellerie, Vernet les Bains
Auguste Baillayre (1879-1961) Exhibition. A biographical exhibition of this locally-born artist with reproductions of his work from local associations and art clubs. Free entry.
Friday 9th 7.30pm
Musée d’Art Moderne, Ceret
Valerie Duchateau. Catalan guitar concert. Call 04 68 87 27 76 for more info.
Friday 9th 9pm
Esplanade Charles Trenet, Argelès
Latino Lovers. Free gypsy concert by Tito and Samuel. Call 04 68 81 10 15 for more info.
Saturday 10th 8.30pm
Salle de l’Union, Ceret
Papillon Paravel. Toulouse-born rap artist will be lighting up the Ceret stage with a concert supported by NU Music. 15€. Call 04 68 87 00 53 for info and reservations.
Saturday 10th – Sunday 11th
Throughout the region
European Heritage Weekend.
Saturday 10th – Sunday 11th
Saint Cyprien
Festa Major.
Saturday 10th – Sunday 11th
Palais des Expos, Perpignan
Hallow’ink Tattoo Salon.
Saturday 10th – Sunday 11th
Collioure

Collioure Arena SUP (stand up paddle) . More than 60 riders, both national and international, meet up in Collioure this weekend for two days of competitions and fun.
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Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th 4pm-11pm
Canet Village
Hola España! A Spanish fiesta weekend with kids’ workshops, Spanish market, bodegas, cooking lessons, dancing, music and Flamenco. Call 04 68 87 00 53 for full programme.
Sunday 11th 5pm
Eglise Anglicaine, Vernet les Bains
Philippe Cornier: Concerto de Aranjuez. This talented musician will perform the the most famous piece from guitar history, as well as pieces from Falla, Albeniz, Turina and Piazzolla. 12€. Call 04 68 05 37 09 for info and reservations.
Thursday 14th 8pm
Cinéma Jaurès, Argelès
Thursday Theatre. Once a month, the Friends of the Library (Amis de la médiathèsque) organise a theatre production. September’s performance of ‘Presque le gros lot’ follows a down-and-out’s dream of winning the lottery. 10€. Call 06 61 75 05 35 for reservations.
Saturday 17th
Carrefour des Arts, Ceret
7th Vallespir Arts and Music Festival. Live painting in Place des 9 Jets, 326 lace makers demonstrate their incredible talents, a Mediteranean market, concerts, guided tours (3€) and a colour race over 5km (10€). Call 04 68 87 00 53 for more info.
Saturday 17th
Across the Massif
Sports du Nature (Outdoor Sports).
Saturday 17th 5pm – 6pm
La Maison de la Catalanité, Perpignan
Cavale in Concert. A free concert to celebrate the Journées Européennes du Patrimoine. Call 04 68 66 30 30 for more info.
Saturday 17th 6pm
Stade Gilbert Brutus, Perpignan
Super League Rugby. Catalan Dragons host Castleford Tigers. Website.
Saturday 17th 8.30pm
Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Perpignan
Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of Cologne. To celebrate the Journées européennes du Patrimoine, this internationally-acclaimed orchestra will be performing in the majestic Cathedral of Perpignan. 15-22€. Call 04 68 66 30 30 for info and tickets.
Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th 4pm-9pm
Théâtre de la Mer, Canet
The Farm meets the BeachAs part of the Touisme du Terroir program, Canet beach becomes the temporary home to farm animals of all descriptions in a celebration of local produce and producers. This year’s theme: Catalan yoghurt. Call 04 68 87 00 53 for more info.
Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th
Port d’Argelès
Weekend du PortArgelès Port is brought to life with a weekend of entertainment and animation. Inflatable structures for the kids all weekend, a bal variété and fireworks on Saturday night then Sardane and Catalan Folk music on Sunday. Call 04 68 81 10 15 for more info.
Saturday 17th – Monday 26th
Argelès-sur-Mer
Fêtes de la Sainte Côme et Saint Damien.
Sunday 18th 8am
Avenue d’Espagne, Ceret
20km/9km/6km hikes. Organised by the hiking club Randonnée Cérétane, participants will be cheered all along the route by supporters and musicians, and re-energised with local produce. The day will finish with proze giving and a Catalan Fête, complete with traditional Catalan meal. Reservations essential. Call 04 68 87 00 53.
Sunday 18th 10am – 6pm
Grand Stade les Capellans, Saint Cyprien
Forum des Associations. It’s back-to-school time for the kids so why not get involved in something new yourself? Clubs, associations and charities, there’s something for everyone. Information, demonstrations and initiations all day. Call 04 68 37 32 00 or visit the website for more info.
Thursday 22nd 6.30pm
Maison de la Région, Ave. du Général de Gaulle, Perpignan
Filmer en Bord de Mer. Le Littoral du Languedoc et du Roussillon. A free screening of images from amateur films dedicated to our region’s unique martime heritage. Call 04 68 34 32 34 or visit the website.
Thursday 22nd 7.30pm
Grand Hôtel de la Preste, Prats de Mollo
Buffet Dansant. En evening of dancing and nibbling to music performed by locally popular band, Ténérife. 23€. Call 04 68 87 55 00 for info and reservations.
Thursday 22nd – Saturday 24th
Théâtre de l’Etang, Saint Estève
Festival Sem le Bleus.
Friday 23rd 7pm
El Médiator, Perpignan
Cavale in Concert. A free concert to celebrate the start of the FID & BD (comic and vinyl festival). Call 04 68 66 30 30 for mroe info.
Friday 23rd 8pm
Mega Castillet, Perpignan
The Rolling Stones: Havana Moon.
Friday 23rd – Saturday 24th
Ceret
Festa del Joglar.
Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th
Le Grand Stade les Capellans, Saint Cyprien
Tennis Legends.
Saturday 24th – October 22ne
Across the region
Festival Jazzèbre.
Saturday 24th 10am – 12pm
Bibliothèque Barande, Perpignan
Curiosity Fayre. Made popular in the 16th and 17th centuries, these bazaars continue to bring together the wierd, the wonderful and often the rare from the animal, plant and mineral kingdoms. Free session but limited places so reservations essential. Call 04 68 66 35 67 or visit the website.
Saturday 24th 9pm
Le Crockmore, Perpignan
They Call Me Rico. Quebecois singer/song writer performs what critics are calling a raw blues full of authentic energy. 5€. Call 04 68 85 53 27 for reservations and information.
Saturday 24th 8pm
Chapelle St Paul, Reynes
An evening of Baroque music by Vivaldi, Handel and Bach, together with the Stabat Mater by Pergolese.
Featuring the Quatuor Arkadas, comprising Frédéric Descargues and Jaume Francesh, violins, Antoine Dautry, viola, Edgar Casellas, cello
and Elisabeth Picard harpsichord.
Soloists: Soprano: Aurélie Loilier, Mezzo soprano Caroline Champy-Tursun
Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th
Eglise des Dominicains, Perpignan
FID & BD: Vinyl and Comic Exhibition.
Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th
Salle Bartissol, Banyuls-sur-Mer
Lego Salon.
Sunday 25th 10am
Grand Stade les Capellans, Saint Cyprien
Course de la Lagune. The debut race for the new triathalon season. Over 100 atheletes compete over a variety of distances (from 20km for the seasoned competitors to 2km for the kids). 10€ entry fee for adults. Sign up here or call 06 22 28 29 70.
Sunday 25th 10am – 6pm
Théâtre de la Mer, Canet
Charity Bike 2016. Charity fund raiser, organised by the Knights Templar Association, in aid of Dragon Handi Rugby 66, a rugby club for the disabled. Includes a Harley Davidson exhibition, classic cars, Burlesque show and concerts. Call 04 68 87 00 53 for more info.
Sunday 25th 5.30m
Eglise St Louis Roi, Le Perthus
‘Ensemble“Capcadira” – consisting of 5 women singers passionate about performing traditional Catalan songs in a concert polyphonique.
Sunday 25th 5pm
Eglise Anglicaine, Vernet les Bains
Gospel Concert. The Argeles Gospel Singers Association performs a choral, spiritual and modern gospel concert, accompanied by professional musicians. 8€. Call 04 68 05 37 09 for info and reservations.
Friday 30th 12pm
Théâtre de l’Archipel, Perpignan
Cuerdas En El Aire. A beautiful collaboration between the gentle, elegance of the violin and the joyful, vivacious energy of the accordian. 7€. Contact 04 68 62 62 00 or visit the website.
Friday 30th 8pm Salle Communale, Maueillas
“Le Mystère d’un homme”. An evening dedicated to discovering more about the composer Georges Bizet, best known for his opera ‘Carmen’. Featuring Aurélie Loilier soprano, Caroline Champy-Tursun mezzo soprano,
Zhi Wëi Shao tenor, accompanied by Emilie Benterfa on piano and narrated by Christian Papis.
Friday 30th 8.30pm
Théâtre de l’Etang, Saint Estève
Mister France.

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1st September 2016
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