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AT A GLANCE October 2016

1st October 2016 - 31st October 2016

Around the region October 2016

Saturday 1st 10am – 3pm
Place de la Victoire, Perpignan
Catalan Electric Car Rally. The first electric car rally will connect Perpignan, Andorra and Barcelona, passing le Col de l’Envalira at 2409m altitude. Website.
Saturday 1st 2pm – 6pm
Salle Polyvalente, Vernet-les-Bains
Forum des Associations. Get involved with local clubs, groups and charities. Call 04 68 05 55 35 for more info.
Saturday 1st 3pm – 5.30pm
Place de la Loge, Perpignan
Tangueros. The Tango Association, hosted by maesrtos Cesar Agazzi et Virginia Uva, invite you to join them for an afternoon of fiesty, sensuous (free!) tango.
Sunday 2nd 9am – 6pm
Parc du Casino, Vernet-les-Bains
Book and Art Fayre. Local charity, Chicos des Sol, hosts a book and art sale to raise money to help improve living conditions for children in Northwest Argentina. Call 04 68 05 37 09 or email chicosdelsol.noa@orange.fr for more info.
Sunday 2nd 10am – 6pm
Patio Sant Roch, Céret
Journée des Métiers d’Art. A day celebrating all things art, with demonstrations of glass blowing, ceramics, metal & wood work, watercolours and drawing. Call 04 68 87 00 53 for more info.
Sunday 2nd 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Ille sur Têt
Catalan Cooking Workshop. Other dates available. Call 04 68 55 36 49 for more info and reservations.
Sunday 2nd 5.30pm
Eglise St Pierre, Céret
Automne Musical en VallespirA very special evening uniting the choir Accent Lyrique with the Brass Ensemble of Roussillon from the Conservatoire of Perpignan, the ensemble Cat’Brass Quintet and Maï Saïto on organ, under the direction of Christian Papis.
This promises to be a spectacular event never before experienced in the region.
Monday 3rd 7pm
Salle du 14 Juillet, Argelès
Café Poésie. An informal celebration of poetry in all its forms. This session’s theme will be Saint Côme et Damien.
Monday 3rd – Thursday 6th 2.30pm – 5.45pm
Castillet, Perpignan
La Semaine Bleue à Bleu. A rich and diverse program of projections and entertainment that will showcase the town’s key site. Website.
Thursday 6th 6.30pm
Collection Desnoyer, rue Emile Zola, St Cyprien
Maurice Denis Exhibition. Discover a collection of works from one of the most important Nabi artists of the period. Narrated conference (in French!). Free entry. Website.
Thursday 6th – Saturday 8th
Cinéma le Nouveau Palace, Prats de Mollo
Cinéma à la Frontière. A celebration of independant, regional cinema for professionals and enthusiasts. 5€ per screening or 20€ for a festival pass (covers all 8 screenings). Round table discussions with editors and directors- registration necessary. Website.
Thursday 6th 8.45pm
Stade Aimé Giral, Perpignan
USAP vs Oyonnax. Support our local boys as they take on Oyonnax in the French Championships. Website.
Thursday 6th – Sunday 9th
Le Port, Canet en Roussillon
2nd Hand Boat Salon.
Friday 7th 4.30pm
Place de la République, Vernet-les-Bains
Grande Traversée Sud de la France. Atheletes will cover 112km and over 5km of altitude changes to eventually reach the sea at Argelès-sur-Mer. Website.
Friday 7th Salle des Aigles, Valmy Barcelona 1936, the Forgotten Olympics. Screening of Ariel Comacho’s documentray on th games organised in Barcelona as a protest agains against the Nazi-hosted Olympics in Berlin. Free entry. Call 04 68 95 85 03 for more info.
Friday 7th 8.30pm
Salle de l’Union, Céret
Automne Musical en Vallespir. Symphonic Concert. Performed by Lüchow Dannenberg as part of the Twin Town Project. 5€. Call 04 68 87 00 53 for more info.
Friday 7th & Saturday 8th 8.30pm Palais des Rois de Majorque, Perpignan 9th Festival de la Voix. This festival celebrates the beauty of the voice, combining over 20 singers and musicians for a faerytale performance. Website.
Saturday 8th 10am – 12pm Bibliothèque Barande, Perpignan Curiosity Fayre. All things wierd and wonderful come together in this unique and ecclectic exhibition. Call 04 68 66 35 67 for more info.
Saturday 8th 17h30 Eglise St. Valentin TAILLET Automne Musical en Vallespir. Cyril Baudet-Coizet and Jean-Baptiste Solano-Parerl
2 musicians passionate about their instruments (marimba and vibraphone) playing both traditional and contemporary music.
Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th Salle Buisson, Argelès 16th Sea and Mountain Book Festival. Conferences, debates, exhibitions, entertainment and meetings with authors/editors. This year’s theme: Islands. Website.
Sunday 9th 12pm
Jardin des Plantes, St Cyprien
Musical Picnic. As part of the Jazzèbre festiival, bring a picnic and enjoy live music in beautiful surroundings.
Sunday 9th 2.45pm
Les Dômes, Rivesaltes
Back to the 80’s.
Sunday 9th 3pm
Centre Culturel, Collioure
Charity Bingo.
Sunday 9th 3pm
Eglise Saint Jacques, Perpignan
600 Years of La Sanch.
Sunday 9th 17h30  Eglise St Jean L’ALBERE Automne Musical en Vallespir. The soprano Ariane Wohlhuter and guitarist Philippe Mouratoglou with a programme of music from England, Germany and Spain
Sunday 9th 5pm
Eglise Anglicaine, Vernet-les-Bains
Opéretta. Amélie based opera society perform extracts from operas, musicals and religious reecitals. 8€. Call 04 68 05 53 25 for info and reservations.
Tuesday 11th 6.30pm Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional, Perpignan  Du Vent dans les Cordes. Flute and harp duet. Call 04 68 08 60 00 for info and reservations.
Wednesday 12th – Sunday 16th
16th Eco FestivalThis year’s theme: Minerals- a source of life, a source of art.
Friday 14th 6.30pm
Médiathèque Prosper Merrimer, St Cyprien
Apéro Zik. Ease your way into the weekend with this laid-back social gathering hosted by the library. Music perfromed by Yamin Alma. Call 04 68 37 41 60 for more info.
Saturday 15th
Théâtre Jean Piat, Canet
Daniel Sydnet Bechet Quartet. Concert from the stars of the Labory Jazz Club in Nimes. Call 04 68 86 72 00 for tickets and info.
Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th
Trobades Médiévales.
Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th 10am – 7pm
Banyuls sur Mer
Salon de la Rando.
Sunday 16th 3pm
Halle des Sports Pierre de Coubertin, Canet
Women’s Pre-Nationals Basket Ball Play Off. Canet take on Servilan. Call 04 68 86 72 00 for info.
Sunday 16th
Le Moulin des Arts, Arles sur Tech
Fête du Champignon.
Sunday 16th 10am-3pm
The Citrus, Cabestany
Sunday 16th 5pm
Eglise Notre Dame del Prat, Argelès
Musicales d’Argelès sur Mer. 
Sunday 16th 5.30pm Salle Communale, Vives
Ensemble Unitsax featuring soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones, keyboard, drums and double bass.
Once again, an evening of jazz sure to lift the spirits.
Sunday 16th 5.30pm Salle de l’Union, Céret Puccini’s La Messa di Gloria. Performed by the Osmose Choir of Saint Génis des Albères. Call 04 68 87 00 53 for info.
Sunday 16th 7am – 12pm
Plage Nord, St Cyprien
Coastal Fishing Competition. Open to everyone. Call 06 89 05 07 89 for info and registration.
Sunday 16th 8pm Parc des Expositions, Perpignan Ibrahif Maalhouf in Concert.
Sunday 16th 9am – 12pm / 2pm – 5pm
Salle Pons, bldv Desnoyer, St Cyprien
Lace Making Workshop. The local lace making club have invited experts from l’Ecole Puy en Velay to host a day’s lace making workshop, open to all levels. 120€. Call 04 68 21 20 16 for info and reservations.
Monday 17th 8.30pm
Eglise Notre Dame de le Réal, Perpignan
The Gregorian Voices. Eight exceptional soloists come together under the direction of Georgi Pandurov for an evening of Gregorian singing at its very best. Buy tickets by calling 04 68 35 48 71.
Wednesday 19th
Voyages Ille Passion. A day cruise to Barcelona on a an MSC Crosière ocean liner. Organised by the Ille sur Têt travel agency, Voyages Ille Passion, the excursion depart at 7.15am. Includes welcome cocktail, lunch and a guided tour of the vessel. 49€. Call 07 60 23 56 78 for info and reservations.
Wednesday 19th – Wednesday 2nd November
Ferme de Découverte, Saint André
Half Term Activities. Savour the pleasures of Autumn with half-term pumpkin decorating workshops and chesnuts around the campfire, along with the usual farm activities. Open 10am-6pm daily. Animal feeding at 11.30am and 4.30pm. Campfire & chesnuts 5pm. Adult 9€, child 7€. 2€ supplement for pumpkin worshop. Call 04 68 89 16 39 for info.
Thursday 20th
Nuit des Vins Primeurs.
Thursday 20th – Monday 24th
Le Parc des Dosses, Le Barcarès
2016 National Kitesurfing Championships.
Thursday 20th – Wednesday 2nd Nov 3.30pm
La Boite à Rire, Perpignan
Sleeping Monster. A hilarious, Halloween, half-term activity to keep your little monsters entertained during the holidays. A back-to-front, topsy-turvy performance of the classic children’s story, Sleeping Beauty. Call 06 60 27 40 36 for info and tickets.
Friday 21st 6pm
Théâtre Jean Piat, Canet en Roussillon
Sociology and Political Science Conference: Faut-il en Finir avec le Président? Discussion of the validity of the current French political system. Free entry. Call 04 68 86 70 60 for more info.
Friday 21st, 20h  Eglise Ste Marie
Automne Musical en Vallespir. Concert Stabat Mater by Rossini Featuring the choir Accent Lyrique, with soloists Aurélie Loilier soprano, Helene Delalande or Caroline Champy-Tursun mezzo-soprano, Zhi Wëi Shao tenor and Jiaming Zhang baratone, accompanied by Emilie Benterfa, under the direction of Christian Papis
Friday 21st 8.30pm
Stade Aimé Giral, Perpignan
USAP vs Bourgoin. Support our local boys as they take on Bourgoin in the French Championships. Website.
Saturday 22nd 9am – 12pm
Vignobles Terrassous, Terrats
Matinée Gourmande.
Saturday 22nd 10am – 12pm
Galerie Chamanart, Perpgignan
Abstract Art Workshop. Adult or child, a workshop of mixed media and techniques. 17€. Call 04 68 34 26 80 for info and reservations.
Saturday 22nd October, 17h30 in the Eglise St Nazaire
The duo “Encuentro”. Marielle Nordmann (harp) and Eduardo Garcia (Bandoneon)
Two instruments combine to bring us harmonies from Spain and South America.
Saturday 22nd 8.30pm
Halle des Sports Pierre de Coubertin, Canet
Men’s Regional Basket Ball Championship. Canet host Perpignan. Call 04 68 86 72 00 for info.
Saturday 22nd 8.30pm
Théâtre de l’Etang, Saint Estève
La Grande Evasion.
Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd 10am – 5pm
Forteresse de Salses
Kid’s Games and Workshops.
Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd 10am – 5pm
Casino Joa, St Cyprien
Lace Making Competition and Exhibition. The first international lace competition, bringing together artists from the biggest schools in lace making from around the world. A beautiful exhbition of entries will be open to the public. Call 04 68 21 20 16 for more info.
Sunday 23rd 9.30am – 4pm
Galerie Chamanart, Perpignan
Maillol et les Femmes. A day workshop on Maillol and his representation of women. Includes a guided visit of the Maillol exhibition at the Modern Art Gallery in Céret. 50€. Call 04 68 34 26 80 for info and reservations.
Sunday 23rd
Espace Jean Carrère, Argelès
Fête des Arts Créatifs. Professionals, amatures and admirers come together to celebrate creative arts in all their forms. Exhibitions and works for sale. Call 04 68 81 10 15 for more info.
Sunday 23rd 3pm
Salle des Fêtes, Saint André
Thé Dansant. Dancing and afternoon tea. 10€. Call 06 81 78 76 93 for info and reservations.
Sunday 23rd, 17h30 Salle des Fetes
Automne Musical en Vallespir.  Romain LELEU, trumpet, winner at Victoires de la Musique Classique and his Ensemble Convergences.
Cécile A Gator, Cécile Petrol Leleu, Sophie GroverRenaud Guieu and Yann Dubost
6 Musicians famous throughout France bring to the Vallespir a superb programme from their repertoire to be heard this autumn also in Paris.
Tuesday 25th 7pm Théâtre de l’Archipel, Perpignan Catania Catania. Contemporary dance performance inspired by the paradoxes, the juxtoposition of tradition and modernity, in Southern Italy and Sicilia. Website.
Wednesday 26th 10am – 4.30pm
Préau de la Mairie, Saint André
Intergenerational Games. Fun for the whole family- discover archery, cross stitch, fables and feary tales and much more besides. Call 04 68 95 23 23 for more info.
Wednesday 26th 10am – 5.30pm
Ecole François Desnoyer, St Cyprien
Pumpkin Carving. A kid’s workshop to celebrate Halloween. Free but limited places so reservations necessary. Call 04 68 21 01 33.
Wednesday 26th 2pm – 6pm
Espace Jean Carrère, Argelès-sur-Mer
Kids’ Entertainment. Half-term activites including inflatable structures, wooden games and workshops such as balloon sculptures, face painting and sweet tasting. Instructors and staff will all be dressed as witches and wizards to celebrate up-coming Halloween. Call 04 68 81 10 15 for more info.
Wednesday 26th 3pm
La Palmarium, Place François Arago, Perpignan
Détectives Gourmandes. For children 6-12 years. A culinary investigation of the history of Perpignan. 5€. Limitted places. Call 04 68 66 30 30 for info and reservations.
Friday 28th 10am – 12pm
Bibliothèque Jean d’Ormesson, Perpignan
Origami Workshop. Free, interactive workshop for children 7-10 years. Limitted places. Call 04 68 62 38 60 for info and reservations.
Saturday 29th 10am – 6pm
Place le Foiral, Prats de Mollo
Prats fait du Sport: Handivalide. A day of sporting fun for the whole family, adapted and equipped for disabled access. Archery, rugby, football, climbing and much more besides. Website.
Sunday 30th 3pm
Place de la République, Céret
 Sardanes. Call 04 68 87 00 53 for more details.
Sunday 30th 3pm
Salle des Fêtes, Saint André
Fancy Dress Sweet Hunt. Followed by a funny, free, interactive performance of Sorcière… Mode d’Emploi : the duel between a wannabe-starlet witch and an inexperienced fairy.
Monday 31st 2.30pm
Place de la Loge, Perpignan
Halloween Face Painting. Kids can get into the Halloween spirit with face painting provided by the Association Arbre à Bulle.
Monday 31st 3pm – 6pm
Salle Génin de Regnès, St Cyprien
Monsters’ Ball. Bring your little monsters to this ghoulish disco. Costumes and facepaints strongly recommended! Call 04 68 21 01 33 for more info.
Monday 31st 8.30pm
Les Voiles Rouges, Canet
Fancy Dress Halloween Buffet. For adults and children. Places limited so call 06 09 36 21 00 to book your places.



1st October 2016
31st October 2016
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