Local celebrity, Daniel Tosí is a composor, conductor and director of the prestigious Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional Perpignan Méditerranée. And not without merit; this highly decorated artist has won prizes from Paris to Rome and back again!
Céret has long been a stronghold for contemporary and modern art. Heralded as a Mecca for cubism, greats such as Picasso and Matisse would come to draw inspiration from the spectacular scenery and tap into the unique, creative energies of the area.
Augustin Hanicotte, a painter from the north of France, came south for reasons of health. During his stay from 1915 to 1945, with the simplest of materials, brown butcher’s paper, coloured pencils, charcoal or pastels, he lovingly portrayed the life of the village.
Recycling on the rise in the P-O over the last 6 months
From Oct 16 – Mar 17 the population of the P-O recycled an extra 880 tonnes…
The latest in the series of walks with a meal – this time dinner instead of lunch.
To deal with a shortage of water, 18 departments have taken special measures to limit or suspend water use. The good news is….we’re not one of them so far!
6th Académie de Musique 26th July – 8th August The Académie de Musique in Villelongue dels Monts is open to all musicians seeking to perfect their skills or enrich their musical understanding. Mentored by great…
Watch out for more filming in Port Vendres as director Olivier Marchal sets up the cameras for TV series ‘Les Innocents’ around the Criée fish market, and other parts of the town.
President Francois Hollande declared an ‘Etat d’urgence’ (state of emergency) after the tragic and horrifying terror attacks in Paris In November 2015,, but what exactly does this mean?
Coming from the French word terre for “soil,” the word terroir originally described the special characteristics of a region, or piece of land, which gave different varieties of wine, coffee and tea their individuality. (Soil, climate, position, regional traditions….)