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AT A GLANCE March 2018


22nd March - 2nd April

Around the region March 2018

WHEN & WHERE?WHAT?
Thursday 1st 9am – 12pm
Grand Stade les Capellans, Saint Cyprien
Forum de l’Emploi. With the summer season just around the corner, campsites, hotels, restaurants, transport and delivery companies, shops and other businesses are starting to think about recruiting. Bring along plenty of copies of your CV! Call 04 68 37 68 00 for more info.
Friday 2nd-Saturday 3rd
Place le Foiral, Prats de Mollo
Rallye Catalunya Històric. Historic car race. First stage (250km) Friday 3pm-9pm. Second stage (400km) 8.30am-1pm. There will be a communal lunch on Saturday before the cars leave (approx. 2pm) for an exhibition procession to Barcelona. Website.
Saturday 3rd 2pm – 5pm
Salle Cyprès, Saint Cyprien
Stage de Tai Chi. Workshop to teach practices to encourage relaxation, better sleep and stress relief. 30€. Call 06 50 57 57 38 for registration and info.
Saturday 3rd 4pm
Médiathèque, Perpignan
Jazzèbre.
Saturday 3rd – Sunday 4th
Espace le Catalane, Ille sur Têt
L’Art des Jardins.
Saturday 3rd – Sunday 4th
Salle Pons, Saint Cyprien
Springtime Arts and Crafts Market. Around 30 stalls selling various artisan creations. Entertainment and refreshments on site. Call 04 68 37 25 02 for more info.
Sunday 4th 3pm
Argelès sur Mer
Carnaval.
Sunday 4th 4.30pm
Théâtre de l’Archipel, Perpignan
A propos de la beauté.
Sunday 4th 9pm
Centre Culturel, Cabestany
Jazzèbre.
Monday 5th – Saturday 11th
Perpignan
La semaine des droits des femmes. International Women’s Day will take place on Wednesday 7th but activities and events are running throughout the week.
Wednesday 7th
Across the region
International Women’s Day. Check with your local Office de Tourisme for what’s happening where you are. Céret will host a day of sports related activites and debates.
Wedneday 7th – Sunday 11th
Cinéma Jaurès, Argelès sur Mer
Femmes et Toiles. Women’s film festival, as part of International Women’s Day,  with screenings of female directors from around the world. Most in original version (subtitled in French). Also concerts, debates and other entertainment. Call 04 68 08 22 16 for more info.
Friday 9th 7pm
Médiathèque Prosper Mérimée, Saint Cyprien
Apéro Zik. Wind down, or up, into the week with a community musical apéro. Artist, Delphine Bassols, performs her authentic, sensitive, acoustic repertoire of French, Catalan and Spanish songs. Call 04 68 37 32 70 for more info.
Friday 9th – Sunday 11th
Parking des Palmiers, Perpignan
39th Nuit des Longs Capots.
Satruday 10th
Le Perthus
Carnaval. The town celebrates the arrival of springtime with the procession leaving Parking 1 at 3pm. Giant confetti battle and afternoon snack for the kids. Grand bal at 9pm. Call 04 68 87 00 53 for more info.
Saturday 10th
Salle des Fêtes, Néfiach
Carnaval. The town celebrates the arrival of springtime. Call 04 68 57 99 00 for more info.
Saturday 10th 3pm
Gymnase des Tilleuls, Céret
Fancy dress ball. Children are invited by local association, Société Crea, to join them for an afternoon of free dancing fun. Snack and refreshments provided. Call 04 68 87 00 53 for more info.
Saturday 10th 6pm
Stade Gilbert Brutus, Perpignan
Super League: Dragons Catalans vs. Hull KR. Website.
Saturday 10th 8.30pm
Salle Marcel Oms, Alenya
Circus: Bubble. Acrobatics, fantasy and poetry combine in this lyrical performance of the mudane and the extraordinary. 10€. Call 04 68 22 54 56 for reservations and info.
Saturday 10th 8.30pm
Argelès sur Mer
Carnaval.
Saturday 10th 9pm
Salle de l’Union, Céret
Jazzèbre.
Sunday 11th
Céret
Canaval.
Sunday 11th 9.30am
Reynes
Ronde de Reynes. 15km race through Reynes and the surrounding countryside. Shorter circuits and walking routes also available. Website.
Sunday 11th 10am
Perpignan
Histoire(s) des Femmes. Guided tour of Perpignan via the stories of the famous women who have shaped its history (in French). 7€. Call 04 68 66 18 92 for info and reservations.
Sunday 11th 4.30pm
Palais des Congrès, Perpignan
Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.
Sunday 11th 4pm
Théâtre des Aspres, Thuir
Moun.
Friday 16th 4.30pm
Palais des Congrès, Perpignan
Les Virtuoses.
Friday 16th 8.30pm
Cathédrale Saint Jean Baptiste, Perpignan
Requiem de Mozart. Choir and soloists from the Opéra de Prague perform with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Czech Republic. 34€. Tickets online here.
Saturday 17th
Céret
Carnaval.
Saturday 17th
Corneilla la Rivière
Carnaval. The town celebrates the arrival of springtime. Call 04 68 57 99 00 for more info.
Saturday 17th
6pm Stade Gilbert Brutus, Perpignan
Super League: Dragons Catalans vs. Warrington Wolves. Website.
Sunday 18th 10am – 4pm
Grand Stade les Capellans, Saint Cyprien
Laser Run Pentathlon. Regional modern pentathlon qualifications for the French championships. If you’re not registered to compete but fancy giving it a go, the ‘Laser run pour tous’ gives everyone the chance to take part with a 45m shooting challenge (with a laser gun) and 3 x 400m run. 5€. Call 06 14 71 03 39 for registration and info.
Sunday 18th 3.30pm
Espace Saint-Mamet, Sainte Estève
Ballada de Primavera. Springtime ball with music and dancing. 6€. Call 04 68 38 74 54 for reservations nd info.
Sunday 18th 5pm
Cinéma Jaurès, Argelès sur Mer
Musicales d’Argelès.
Sunday 18th 5pm
Salle de l’Union, Céret
Piano & Film Projections. Soloist, Mathieu Havart performs his own musical interpretation of films as the images as projected. 10€. Call 04 68 81 51 52 for info and reservations.
Sunday 18th 6pm
El Médiator, Perpignan
Mighty Mo Rodgers & Baba Sissiko.
Monday 19th – Saturday 24th
Salle Pons, Saint Cyprien
Lace Making Workshop. Discover the traditional art form of Catalan lace making with this week long workshop. Open to all levels and abilities. 9am – 12pm / 2pm – 5pm. 240€. Call 04 68 21 20 16 for info and registration.
Tuesday 20th 8pm-10pm
Saint Génis des Fontaines
Pleine Conscience: Interdisciplinary Mindfulness Meeting. Find out more here.
Wednesday 21st – Saturday 31st
Perpignan
Sacred Music Festival.
Thursday 22nd 8.30pm
Université de Perpignan
Jazzèbre.
Thursday 22nd 7pm & Friday 23rd 8.30pm
Théâtre de l’Archipel, Perpignan
Israël Gálvin Flamenco.
Friday 23rd 8pm
Casino Joa, Saint Cyprien
Lion’s Club Charity Dinner. Join the Lion’s Club for their annual dinner-spectacle, raising money for the clubs charity works. 35€ (drinks included). Call 06 18 04 69 18 for reservations and info.
Friday 23rd 8.30pm
Théâtre des Aspres, Thuir
Teatro Delusio.
Saturday 24th
Maureillas
Carnaval. The town celebrates the arrival of springtime with a balloon sculpting workshop for kids at 1.15pm (Foyer Rural), before the procession leaves at 2.30pm. At 4.45pm (Foyer Rural), a theatre production for the little ones and at 6pm, street music, dancing and burning of the carnaval king. Apéritif and dinner available on reservation (12€ 06 27 54 26 56), followed by masked grand bal. Call 04 68 87 00 53 for more info.
Saturday 24th
Saint Génis des Fontaines
Pleine Conscience: Mindfulness Workshop. Find out more here.
Sunday 25th 9.30am – 12pm
Etang de Canet-Saint-Nazaire
Nordic Walking. Guided group walk around the beautiful étang. 12€. Batons and tea provided. Call 04 68 37 32 00 for registration and info.
Sunday 25th 10am
Néfiach
Colour Run. 5km walk or run with plenty of fun thrown in – literally – as coloured flour rains over participants. Email sandra.ibanez66@gmail.com for registration and info.
Sunday 25th 10am
Campo Santo, Perpingnan
Palm Sunday. Blessing of the palms.
Sunday 25th 2pm
Perpignan
Palm Sunday Concerts. Obsidienne Ensemble illuminates the Middle Ages heritage of Perpignan with a musical procession from Eglise Saint Mathieu (2pm) to Eglise Saint Jacques (3pm). 7€ for 1 concert. 10€ for both concerts. Call 04 68 66 18 92 for info and reservations.
Sunday 25th 4pm
Théâtre des Aspres, Thuir
24*24 Le Souffle du Mouflet.
Sunday 25th 5pm
Eglise Saint-Pierre, Céret
Musique et Voix en Pays CatalansChoral performance of Rossini’s Stabat Mater. 12€. Call 06 99 88 9043 for info and reservations.
Sunday 25th 6pm
Palais des Rois des Majorques, Perpingan
Carte Blanche au département. Free contemporary dance performance from Chloé Bernier and the troupe Petite Terre Vaste Rêve. Call 04 68 66 30 30 for more info.
Tuesday 27th 8.30pm
Eglise des Dominicains, Perpignan
Jazzèbre.
Wednesday 28th 9am – 1pm
Espace Jean Carrère, Argelès sur Mer
Bourse aux emplois saisonniers. Those looking for seasonal employment for the summer will find all the information they need, as well as recruiters and contacts, at the seasonal employment forum.  Make sure you bring along plenty of copies of your CV! Call 04 68 81 10 15for more info.
Friday 30th 3pm
Perpignan
Procession de la Sanch.
Friday 30th
Vernet-les-Bains
Carnaval. The town celebrates the arrival of springtime. Call 04 68 05 53 25 for more info.
Saturday 31st 9.30am & 10.30am
Argelès sur Mer
Parcours du Coeur. The Fédération Française de Cardiologie hosts its 13th annual charity fun run. Sign up at the Mairie from Monday 27th (also possible on the day from 8.30am). Participation costs just 1€, with proceeds going directly to cardiovascular charities in France. 4 circuits available (8km, 5km, 2.5km and a 2 hour bike ride). Call 04 68 95 34 45 for more info.
Saturday 31st 3pm – 6pm
Perpignan
Goig dels Ous.
Saturday 31st 7pm
Salle Génin de Règnes, Saint Cyprien
Red Cross Dinner Dance. Charity dinner and musical entertainment. 36€. Call 06 66 86 17 06 for reservations and info.
Saturday 31st – Tuesday 2nd April
Argelès sur Mer
13th Annual Fête Américaine.

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