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AT A GLANCE June 2017

1st June 2017 - 30th June 2017

               Around the region June 2017

Throughout June
Les enfants de la mer.
Thursday 1st 6pm
Galerie les Hospices, Canet en Roussillon
Guitar Concert. Self-taught Canadian singer/song-writer, Gary Widland performs original compositions and meditative interpretations of cinematic pieces accompanied by Perpignan singers, IRVEM. Free entry. Call 04 68 86 72 60 for info.
Thursday 1st 7.30pm
Cirque Medrano, Parc des Expositions, Perpignan
Mister France.
Thursday 1st – Sunday 4th
Casa Musicale, Perpignan
Ida y Vuelta.
Saturday 3rd
Centre Plage, Canet en Roussillon
Les Bojos.
Saturday 3rd 12pm – 4pm
Place Rodin, Saint Cyprien
Giant Picnic. Bring along your picnic baskets and join in a giant, communal BBQ. With an aperitif offered by the town council and musical entertainment throughout, it’s sure to a very pleasant way to pass the afternoon. Call 04 68 21 01 33 for more info.
Saturday 3rd 8pm
Salle Polyvalent, Vernet les Bains
Fiesta Latino. Argentinian photography exhibition followed by meal (chili con carne) and musical entertainment. Contact chicosdelsol@noa@orange.fr for info and reservations.
Saturday 3rd 8.30pm
Théâtre des Aspres, Thuir
Fuego y Pasion. A Flamenco gala performance full of vibrant colours and Spanish passion. 12€. Call 04 68 53 49 19 for info and reservations.
Saturday 3rd – Sunday 4th
Ille sur Têt
Apiculture. Discover the fascinating and critical world of bee-keeping with this 2 day workshop. Call 04 68 84 07 85 for info and reservations.
Saturday 3rd – Sunday 4th
Across the region
Bienvenue à la ferme.
Saturday 3rd – Sunday 4th
Parc des Expositions, Perpignan
Salon du Modélisme.
Saturday 3rd – Sunday 4th
Parc des Expositions, Perpignan
Perpignan Game Show. The “Geek” event of the summer- video games, manga, science-fiction and much more besides. Website.
Saturday 3rd – Sunday 4th
Port Saint Cyprien
Classic VW Rally.
Sunday 4th
Canet en Roussillon
Bouteilles à la mer
Sunday 4th 5pm
Esplanade Charles Trenet, Argelès sur Mer
Duo Argelès-Collioure. Traditional folk dancing.
Sunday 4th – Sunday 11th
Across the region
Caravane du desman.
Monday 5th 10.30am
Ermitage Notre Dame de Coral, Prats de Mollo
Pilgrimage. Communal walk to the hermitage for Mass. Followed by Sardane and meal. Call 04 68 39 70 83 for more info.
Monday 5th 1pm-8pm
Théâtre de la Mer, Canet en Roussillon
Fitdays Family Triathlon. For kids born between 2005-2011, take part in the family-friendly triathlon: 20m swim/1km bike circuit/250m run. Medals and refreshments for all participants. Want to get involved too? Sign up to the family relay! More info on the website.
Monday 5th – Sunday 11th
Dôme, Port Vendres
Art Vermeille International.
Friday 9th 8pm
Eglise, Saint André
Gospel Concert. Argeles Gospel singers perform a concert in the fabulous acoustics of the church. 5€. Call 04 68 89 04 85 for more info.
Friday 9th – Saturday 10th
Voix des Femmes.
Friday 9th – Sunday 11th
Théâtre de la Mer, Canet en Roussillon
FISE Xperience. Expect spills and thrills galore at the international Extreme Sports Festival. The best BMX and skateboard competitors will perform tricks and stunts that will leave you speechless. You can even have a go yourself if think you’re hard enough?! Call 04 68 86 72 00 for more info.
Saturday 10th 10am – 6pm
Place de la Sardane, Perpignan
Fête Catalane. The brotherhood of the Catalan snail (!!) hosts a day of Catalan festivities, including traditional BBQ with meat and snails, music and dancing and a puppet show. Entertainment is free, meal to be paid on arrival. Call 04 68 66 30 30 for more info.
Saturday 10th 11am
Médiathèque Jean Ferrat, Argelès sur Mer
Faites de la Musique. Free concert from the André Dunyach choir. Call 04 68 81 42 73 for more info.
Saturday 10th
Foyer Municipal, Maureillas Las Illas
Harmonie Cérétane. Harmonic concert. Call 04 68 87 52 52 for more info.
Saturday 10th 10am
Vallée des Garrotxes
La Belle Rouge.
Saturday 10th 10.30am
Médiathèque, Torreilles
Grainothèque. Inauguration of the ongoing seed exchange project.
Saturday 10th 6pm
Stade Aimé Giral, Perpignan
Superleague: Catalan Dragons vs. Huddersfield Giants. Website.
Saturday 10th 8.30pm
Cathédrale Saint Jean Baptiste, Perpignan
Choir Concert of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Includes soloists from the Prague Opera and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Call 06 66 12 21 12 for more info.
Saturday 10th – Sunday 11th
Le Lydia, Le Barcarès
Festival of Crime, Fantasy and Adventure Novels. Aboard the Lydia in Port Barcarès, discover exhibitions, conferences and debates around the best in French crime, fantasy and adventure literature. Take part in a murder mystery, complete with 1930s fancy dress and a sumptuous on-board buffet dinner (20€). Call 04 68 86 16 56 for more info.
Saturday 10th – Sunday 11th
Port Argelès sur Mer
Les Nautiques.
Sunday 11th
Mas Cabanids, Maureillas
Mas Cabanids Summer Open Day.
Sunday 11th
Perpignan Marathon.
Sunday 11th 9am – 6pm
Parking Joa Casino, Saint Cyprien
Porsche Rally. Assembly of the fastest and finest. Parade leaves at 9am (due back via the port at 11.45am). Stands and entertainment all day. Website.
Sunday 11th 5pm
Place de la Cellera, Thuir
Si la Cellera m’était contée. Mythical, traditional Catalan folk dancing.
Thursday 15th – Wednesday 21st
PAD Festival.
Friday 16th 8pm
Centro Espagnol, Perpignan
Swing on a Platter.
Friday 16th 8.30pm
Grand Hôtel Thermal de la Preste, Prats de Mollo
Danseurs Catalans. Traditional dance performance. Call 04 68 87 55 00 for more info.
Saturday 17th
Rotonde des Caves Ecoiffier, Alenya
Summer exhbition opening. Two young painters, Emilie Duman and Angélique Laplace, will kick off the summer exhibition season with their collections Strange Days and On the road. Exhibitions open until 6th July. Call 04 68 22 54 56 for more info.
Saturday 17th 10am – 11am
Port de Saint Cyprien
Saint Cyp Navigue. Wave them off and welcome them back at this annual sailing event. Call 04 68 21 07 98 for more info.
Saturday 17th 4pm
Place de la République, Argelès sur Mer
Musical Circuit. Starting with the percussion, follow the band as they travel the streets, collection sections as they go. Find the trumpets under the magnolia opposite the cinema, the clarinets in front of the foyer de l’amitié, the flutes on avenue de la Liberté etc. Eventually, the whole band will come together for a harmonic concert at Place de la République.
Saturday 17th 8.30pm
Halle des Sports, Torreilles
Dance Gala. End of season performance from the students of the Génération Dance association. 10€. Call 06 26 56 15 95 for info and reservations.
Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th
Centre Arlette Franco, Canet en Roussillon
30th International Swim Meet. 20 countries, including French, European and Olympic champions, do battle in the open-air pool. 8€. Call 04 68 86 72 30 for info and reservations.
Sunday 18th
Across the region
Fête des Pères. ‘Cos Dads are well worth celebrating!
Sunday 18th 10am – 6pm
Jardins de l’anncienne capitainnerie, Saint Cyprien
Lace Making Exhibition. Local association, Les Dentellières, showcase the work they have crafted over the year. Find the exhibition opposite the Joa Casino car park, in Saint Cyprien Port. Call 04 68 21 20 16 for more info.
Sunday 18th 3pm – 6pm
Place de Marbre, Saint Cyprien
Music Market. Vintage instruments, vinyl, amps and all things music on offer to buy, sell or swap. Call 04 68 21 01 33 for info.
Monday 19th – Wednesday 21st
Cinéma le Castillet, Perpignan
Wednesday 21st
Across the region
Fête de la Musique.
Thursday 22nd 2.30pm
Prats de Mollo
Birds of Prey. Discover the local birds of prey with a guided tour by an expert from the Réserve Naturelle. Call 04 68 39 70 83 for info and reservations.
Friday 23rd
Across the region
Saint Jean.
Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th
Festa Major.
Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th 9pm
Théâtre des Aspres, Thuir
Parfums de Pierres. Contemporary tap dance performance. 10€. Call 06 10 44 58 01 for info and reservations.
Saturday 23rd – Monday 25th
Canet Port
Wake Air Contest.
Saturday 24th
Swim Run Event.
Saturday 24th 10am – 6pm
Batukada Tramuntakada. Live percussion parade through the streets of the town centre.
Saturday 24th
Espace Capellans, Torreilles
Ride n Soul. Vintage scooter and vehicle festival, vintage market, food and entertainment. The festival will be brought to a close with a free funk and soul concert at 9pm. Call 04 68 28 41 10 for info.
Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th
Casa Musicale, Perpignan
Meeting of Styles. International graffiti and street art festival. Live art work, rap battles and plenty of urban culture to keep you ‘cool’. Website
Sunday 25th 6pm – 10pm
Site Juhègues, Torreilles
Bal Renaissance. Come and dance to a live concert of talented musicians playing traditional, old instruments. Dance instructors will be on hand to keep you on your toes. Free entry. Call 04 68 08 63 70 for info.
Monday 26th – Thursday 29th
Piano Festival.
Friday 30th 6pm – 11pm
Village des Pêcheurs, Saint Cyprien
Inauguration of the Village des Pêcheurs. A brand new concept for summer, the Village des Pêcheurs will be a hub of entertainment and activity, from morning ’til night throughout July and August. Celebrate the opening night with a music and light show, followed by a BBQ and rock concert. Call 04 68 21 01 33 for more info.
Friday 30th 9pm
Saint André
Carte Blanche for Daniel Tosi.
Friday 30th & Saturday 1st July
Argelès sur Mer
Fête des Travailleurs Catalans.
Friday 30th & Saturday 1st July
Las Querencias.
Friday 30th & Saturday 1st July
Port Barcarès
Jazz Festival.