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AT A GLANCE August 2018


1st August - 31st August

Around the region August 2018

WHEN & WHERE?WHAT?
Throughout August
Esplanade Charles Trenet, Argelès sur Mer
Argeles Nature Photo.
Every Monday
Place Martinique, Le Barcarès
Lundis du Jazz. What better way to start the week than with an evening of live jazz? Call the Office de Tourisme on 04 68 86 16 56 for the full programme.
Every Thursday
Perpignan
Jeudis de Perpignan.
Every Sunday 6pm – 8pm
Esplanade Charles Trenet, Argelès sur Mer
Saveurs du terroir.
Every Sunday
6pm 8pm
Jardins des Plantes, Saint Cyprien
Jardin en Scène. Live music in the beautiful setting of the Saint Cyprien park. Call 04 68 21 98 08 for more info.
Until Monday 13th
Prades
Festival Pablo Casals.
Wednesday 1st 7pm
Place Maillol, Saint Cyprien
St Cyp en Live.
Wednesday 1st 9pm
Théâtre de Verdure, Céret
Bluestrings Jazz Orchestra. The Fürstenfeldbruck/Munich ensemble performs an outdoor jazz concert. 5€. Call 04 68 87 00 53 for more info.
Wednesday 1st 9.30pm
Espace Méditerranée, Canet en Roussillon
Soirée Tribute.
Wednesday 1st – Friday 3rd
Musée de Tautavel
Fête de la Préhistoire.
Thursday 2nd
Latour de France
Roots 66.
Thursday 2nd 7pm
Place Louis Blasi, Torreilles
Rock i Tapas. Enjoy some good old rock n’ roll with 3 live concerts and sample the tasty tapas served up by local associations. Call 04 68 28 41 10 for more info.
Friday 3rd 7pm
Espace Méditerranée, Canet en Roussillon
Escales Musicales.
Friday 3rd – Thursday 30th
Saint Génis des Fontaines
Catalan Art Symposium.
Saturday 4th
Laroque des Albères
Larockéenne des Albères.
Saturday 4th 7.30pm
Jardins de la Mairie, Sorède
Festival de Blues.
Saturday 4th 6pm
Céret
Fête du quartier du pont. Celebrate the area around the town’s infamous bridges with a musical apéritif, a traditional meal under les Lladounès (20€) and finally a grand bal/disco. Call 04 68 87 00 53 for more info.
Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th
Villefranche de Conflent
Vauban’s 10th Anniversary. A weekend to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Vauban fortifications. Photo exhibitions, dramatised guided tours, film screenings, music and much more. Facebook.
Sunday 5th
Prats de Mollo
Fête Catalane. Sardanes, cobla concerts and delicious local food. Call 04 68 39 70 83 for more info.
Sunday 5th 5pm
Rodes
Rando Jazz. A guided walk (15 minutes) from Plaça Major to the cirque de granite, where you can then enjoy a 2 hour jazz concert from various groups and musicians before heading back to Plaça Major to dance the night away. 13€. Call 06 81 07 95 71 for info and reservations.
Monday 6th – Wednesday 8th
Laroque des Albères
Laroque en Bulles. A debut event, this comic and manga festival will bring together over 20 artists from around the world. Based on the theme “Borders”, there will be conferences, competitions, exhibitions, live painting/drawing and much more. Visit their website for the full programme.
Monday 6th – Sunday 12th
Amélie les Bains
Festival Folklore.
Tuesday 7th
Thuir
Fête des commerçants et artisans. Come and show your support for local businesses and artisan traders. Giant karaoke and plenty of other surprises. Call 04 68 84 97 87 for more info.
Wednesday 8th 7pm
Place Maillol, Saint Cyprien
St Cyp en Live.
Wednesday 8th 9.30pm
Espace Méditerranée, Canet en Roussillon
Soirée Tribute.
Thursday 9th
Montner
Roots 66.
Thursday 9th 9.30pm
Thuir
Les Nuits d’Août: Akpé Motion. Free world jazz concert. Call 04 68 84 97 87 for more info.

Thursday 9th – Sunday 12th
Musée de Tautavel
Festival de l’Astronomie.
Thursday 9th – Sunday 13th
Palau del Vidre
Festival International de Verre.
Thursday 9th – Sunday 12th
Villelongue dels Monts
Musiques dels Monts.
Friday 10th 7pm
Espace Méditerranée, Canet en Roussillon
Escales Musicales.
Friday 10th 9pm
Eglise Saint Pierre, Céret
Octuor de Cologne. Cologne octet performs a concert in the spectacular acoustics of the town’s church. Call 04 68 87 00 53 for more info.
Friday 10th 9.30pm
Thuir
Les Nuits d’Août: David Halliday. On tour promoting his latest album, David will also pay tribute to his dad with covers of some of his biggest anthems. Call 04 68 84 97 87 for more info.
Saturday 11th
Le Barcarès
Journée Catalane. Take a ride on a traditional barque catalan at 9am,visit the barraques (the fishermen’s huts) from 3pm to 5pm, listen to the conference on traditional Catalan fishing methods at 4pm, persue the local produce market from 4pm to 8pm, discover the art of the Sardane at 5pm, and the Castells at 7pm, join the sardinade (sardine supper, 13€) at 8pm and top the whole lot off with a grand bal at 9pm. Phew! Call 04 68 86 16 56 for more info.
Saturday 11th 5pm
Espace Méditerranée, Canet en Roussillon
Holi Festival. Inspired the Festival of Colour in India, various DJs will come together for a free musical afternoon and evening to delight the senses. Call 04 68 86 72 00 for more info.
Saturday 11th 9pm
Eglise Saint Pierre, Céret
Asturias. Guitarist, Philippe Cornier, interprets Isaac Albeniz’s Asturias and works from other great Spanish composers. 13€. Call 06 13 12 04 86 for info and reservations.
Sunday 12th 5pm
Port Saint Cyprien
Patrouille de France.
Sunday 12th 6pm
Chapelle de Juhègues, Torreilles
Estiu Musical. The first in a 3-part festival, the soirée opens at 6pm with local wine and produce tasting. Then, at 9pm, the Ars Musicantis ensemble, Svetlana Tovstukha (cello), Melani Mestre (harpsichord) and Natalia Borisyuk (violin), perform a recital dedicated to Bach, Haëndel, Scarlatti… 10€. Call 04 68 28 41 10 for more info.
Sunday 12th – Monday 13th
Céret
Pottery Market.
Tuesday 14th 5pm – 10.30pm
Place de la République, Le Barcarès
Show Drones. Try your hand at piloting a drone then sit back and watch the experts as they command a fleet in a spectacular aerial demonstration. Call 04 68 86 16 56 for more info.
Tuesday 14th – Wednesday 15th
Port, Canet en Roussillon
Fête des Pêcheurs.
Wednesday 15th
Le Barcarès
Fête des Pêcheurs.
Wednesday 15th
Across the region
Assomption. Most towns and villages will host some kind of celebration, with plenty of  fireworks across the region too.
Wednesday 15th 9pm
Théâtre de Verdure, Céret
Chamber Music Concert. Pianist, Angeline Pondepeyre, performs a concert, supported by the hunting trumpets as first act. Call 04 68 87 00 53 for more info.
Wednesday 15th 9.30pm
Espace Méditerranée, Canet en Roussillon
Soirée Tribute.
Thursday 16th
Latour de France
Roots 66.
Thursday 16th – Friday 17th
Banyuls sur Mer
Pottery Market.
Friday 17th 7pm
Espace Méditerranée, Canet en Roussillon
Escales Musicales.
Friday 17th – Saturday 18th 10am – 12am
Le Lydia, Le Barcares
Street Food & Music Festival. Food trucks serving up fresh, tasty street food from around the world will converge on the gardens of the Lydia for two days of entertainment, workshops, music and of course, taste bud tickling! Call 04 68 86 16 56 for more info.
Saturday 18th 7pm
Place République, Thuir
Spectacles Cirque. Multiple circus displays throughout the evening. Call 04 68 84 97 87 for more full programme.
Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th
Prats de Mollo
Alegria d’Amunt and Fête de l’été. A weekend celebration of Catalan summertime: coblas, Sardanes, food and drink… there’s even a 1960s tribute concert from local group, Tenerfie. Call 04 68 39 70 83 for more info.
Sunday 19th 9pm
Chapelle de Juhègues, Torreilles
Estiu Musical. The second concert of the 3-part festival is a piano and voice recital performed by Laura Presti (mezzo-soprano), Eric Beillevaire (bass-baritone) and Julien Guénebaut (piano). The programme, entitled “La Musique creuse le Ciel”, this trio will interpret poetic or sacred texts, via composers such as Purcell, Mozart, Schubert, Liszt, Wagner, Turina… 10€. Call 04 68 28 41 10 for more info.
Wednesday 22nd 9pm
Place Picasso, Céret
Grain de Folie. A free cabaret performance full of glitz and glam. Call 04 68 87 00 53 for more info.
Wednesday 22nd 9.30pm
Espace Méditerranée, Canet en Roussillon
Soirée Tribute.
Thursday 23rd
Rasiguères
Roots 66.
Friday 24th
Canet en Roussillon
Noël à la plage.
Friday 24th 4pm
Office de Tourisme, Céret
The Secrets of the Ancient Village. Discover the history of Ceret with a guided tour in English of the Fontaine des 9 jets, thePorte de France, the Plaça del Barri, the church, the Pont du diable and the others monuments as well as the cherry’s traditional agriculture. Call 04 68 83 99 49 for info and reservations.
Friday 24th 6pm
Quartier Rodin, Saint Cyprien
Noël à la plage.
Friday 24th 7pm
Espace Méditerranée, Canet en Roussillon
Escales Musicales.
Friday 24th – Saturday 25th
Plage centrale, Argelès sur Mer
Fête des Enfants. Two days of inflatable structures, balloon sculptures, cartoon parades, face painting and much, much more. Call 04 68 81 15 85 for more info.
Friday 24th – Saturday 25th
Le Barcarès
Bodega del Mar.
Friday 24th – Saturday 25th
Ille sur Tet
Desertival. The 6th annual humanitarian festival, raising money for international children’s’ charities. Music, games, kids’ activities, artisan market and much more. Website.
Saturday 25th 9pm
Espace Méditerranée, Canet en Roussillon
Si on chantait…! Giant karaoke with over 50,000 songs in French, English, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese- you’ve really no excuse not to get involved. Call 04 68 86 72 00 for more info.
Sunday 26th 5pm – 10pm
Terrain Vague, Sète
Spoken Word & Indian Food.Not actually in the P-O but an exciting (and yummy) idea for a Sunday with a different- poet Nav Vilain will perform her (English) spoken word creations whilst you feast on delicious, authentic Indian cuisine. Facebook.
Sunday 26th 9pm
Chapelle de Juhègues, Torreilles
Estiu Musical. The final concert of the 3-part festival welcomes The Seys Sisters, a spectacular trio of sisters, Edna, Yolanda and Cathy. Three “black” voices from Ghana transmitting the power of the music that flows in their veins, with a surprising fusion of gospel soul and African spirit. An explosive artistic talent combining passion, contagious energy and catchy rhythms, accompanied by the talented pianist and saxophonist, Albert Bartolomé. 15€. Call 04 68 28 41 10 for more info.
Thursday 30th
Cases de Pène
Roots 66.

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