AROUND THE REGION – December 2014

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December Around the region Christmas markets
Until 31st December place de Catalogne and place Gambetta., Perpignan Crafts, local products, presents, sweets, decoratons… in fact all things Christmassy on display in special constructed wooden ’chalets’ and tents, along with the traditional hot chestnuts, creperie, hot wine…..Take the ’petit train de Noel’ – a free service with stops all around Perpignan
Wednesday 3rd at 17h Médiathèque Prosper Mérimée, Saint-Cyprien Contes traditionnels catalans de Noël. Two traditional Catalan Christmas tales: « La petite fille qui avait froid la nuit de Noël » et « Le chant de Noël »
Free. For all the family.
Thursday 4th Théâtre municipal, Perpignan The Hound Of The Baskervilles – a Sherlock Holmes story. Play in English. More info
 Friday 5th Sorède PARADE DES LUMIERES – 18h Depart town hall. Snacks, hot wine… More info: Office du Tourisme 04 68 89 31 17
 Friday 5th at 19h
salle du Foirail de Prades Festival Pablo Casals  Free concert by some of the great young talent from this classical festival(trio Michel, Sedlacek Quartet, Stratos quartet, Arcis Saxophone quartet, Quatuor Hanson)
Saturday 6th at 11h Perpignan cathedral Carillon Concert. The 46 bells of the cathedral of Perpigan will ring out , as ’carillonneurs’ (bell ringers) Laurent Pie and Elizabeth Vitu work their magic. Recommended listening place: the front of the cathedral
Saturday 6that 19h
Salle Novelty, Banyuls sur Mer Noche Flamenca. Concert with
Inès Bacàn, Pedor Soler & Gaspar Claus. 20h30 – FIESTA, Tapas y bebidas Lorenzo Ruiz. More info: 04 68 88 31 58
Saturday 6th 14h – 17h Taurinya Noël d’antan Bourse aux jouets, bouncy castle, games, stalls painting workshop….
Saturday 6th at 20h30
salle de l’Union, Céret Concert with «Blue Zacusca» in aid of the charity «Fil d’étoile»
Sunday 7th at 17h salle de l’Union, Céret Chamber music concert with quartet «Mare Nostrum Musicae»
10th, 14th and 31st place Jaurès and place de la Loge, Perpignan Quai des bouquinistes (Book market, old records…..)
 Friday 12th – Sunday 14th Salle Génin de Règnes, Saint-Cyprien Salon du Fait-Main
Thirty seven artisans present hand made good: soaps, jewelry, metalwork, cardboard, wood, lace, fabrics, ceramics, paint on multiple media (glass, porcelain, canvas, wood, eggs, iron, silk)…..
 Friday 12th at 20h45 Salle Jean Carrère, Argelès Soirée Music-Hall
More info: 06 21 23 35 68
Saturday 13th at 17h salle de l’Union, Céret Free concert with « Els Mariners del Canigó» who will also present their new CD
Sunday 14th Villefranche De Conflent Journee De La Truffe. Fresh truffles alongside the Christmas market, with special truffle menus in the restaurants
Sunday 14th at 17h
Eglise Saint Pierre, Céret Christmas concert with Madrigal choir
From 13th Castillet, Perpignan La Grande Roue
Saturday 13th
Parc des expositions, Perpignan Carmen DanseSiberian National Ballet in collaboration with the Siberian National Opera
Saturday 13th Cathedral, Perpignan Carillon Concert. The 46 bells of the cathedral of Perpigan will ring out , as ’carillonneurs’ (bell ringers) Laurent Pie and Elizabeth Vitu work their magic. Recommended listening place: the front of the cathedral
Saturday 13th Palais des Expos, Perpignan Carmen with the Siberian National Ballet. More than 100 artistes in this splendid ballet. Info and reservation 01 43 75 79 75
Saturday 13th église Saint Jacques, Perpignan Christmas Concert. Pessebre Vivent avec les Cantarelles de St André. Info: 04 68 62 38 82
Wednesday 17th Perpignan Cathedral Christmas bells. The 46 bells of the cathedral of Perpigan will ring out Christmas advent music every day between 17h30 and 18h00, as ’carillonneurs’ (bell ringers) Laurent Pie and Elizabeth Vitu work their magic. Recommended listening place: the front of the cathedral
 Thursday 18th Church, Saint Cyprien village The Tutti Canti choir invite you to their Christmas concert with guest quartet Mare Nostrum Musicae
19th – 24th Place Saint Come et Saint Damien, Argelès Ice rink for young children
Saturday 20th Argelès village (mairie) Grande parade de Noël. Papa Noel and and his giant luminous sledge, followed by elves, fairies and any children who want to join in!
Route : route nationale- avenue de la libération- rue du 14 juillet – rue de la convention – arrival Espace liberté village de Noël
Saturday 20th at 16h église La Real, Perpignan Christmas Concert with three choirs:  Orpheon Banyulenc, Els Cantaires de la Fossella de Cabestany and Els Goigs Tradicionals de St Genis des Fontaines. FREE More info:  04 68 62 38 82
Tuesday 23rd Argelès village Santa abseils down the bell tower of Église Notre Dame del Prat (16h)
and sweeties rain! (16h30)
Xicolatada (hot chocolate) offered to children, face painting, balloons….Christmas parade at 17h
Tuesday 23rd at 17h Maison du Temps, Eus CHANTS DE NOËL with choir Cant’Eus.
Wednesday 24th Mosset  church Crèche vivante and Christmas songs by the Pastorets de Mosset
Thursday 25th salle Marcel Oms des caves Ecoiffier,  Alénya Christmas concert  Voyage de Noël Féerique » : from Italy to North America, passing through  Peru and Argentina. More info:  canticel.reservation@live.fr
Friday 26th salle de fêtes, St André Cinema with  Asterix – Le Domaine Des Dieux. Something to do with the kids on Boxing day. 5€
Saturday 27th – Sunday 28th Capitainerie,  Saint Cyprien Departure of the Africa Eco Race
Leaving from Saint Cyprien to arrive in Dakar on 11 janvier 2015. FIND OUT MORE
Saturday 27th église romane Saint-André Pessebre with Les Cantarelles. Live nativity scenes
Saturday 27th Céret Truffle market
Sunday 28th Saint Feliu d’Avall church Christmas concert  Voyage de Noël Féerique » : from Italy to North America, passing through  Peru and Argentina. More info:  canticel.reservation@live.fr
Wednesday 31st Laroque des Albères New year celebrations at the FAC.
 Wednesday 31st  Canet Grand musical firework display, hot wine, chocolate and dancing
 Wednesday 31st  Collioure Party on the beach – Cartoon characters
 Wednesday 31st  Sorède New year celebrations. Dinner dance til 4am. More info: Office du Tourisme 04 68 89 31 17
 Saturday 27th  Eglise St-Pierre, Prades Night time (17h30) visit to the Eglise St-Pierre by torchlight. No electricity allowed. Spookey. Bring your torches. More info:  04 68 96 28 55 / 04 68 05 23 58 loeillet.benedicte@mairiedeprades.com
     

 

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