Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Week 42 2017

This week Castillon is participating in the worldwide campaign to highlight breast cancer awareness, advising on how to have checks and where to go.

There have been Pink October events throughout the region and Castillon has dressed up the stone bridge and the Mairie to drive the message home... have you had a scan recently?  If not, why not?

This Saturday 14th October, there is a Salon des Creatrices at the Centre Culturel in Castillon.  (Not so easy to find... it's next door to the Intermarche, on the oposite corner of the block from the post office and just across from the brightly graffiti decorated old swimming pool building).

I'll be there along with lots of other women Creatrices displaying and demonstrating the arts and crafts that we fill our spare time with.  Please come along, support a worthy cause, and say 'Hello!' I'll look forward to seeing you there.

Whatever you do this week in the Gironde and Dordogne regions, have a lovely sunny week.
Best wishes,

Week 42 2017

Monday 9 October

Tuesday 10 October

Wednesday 11 October

11 October : Breast Cancer Awareness events in Castillon include a Fencing demonstration at 14h and at 16h A March Rose(Pink Walk) in the village centre by the Salle Cascante.

Thursday 12 October

12 October : Soiree Quiz and dinner at the Gensake in Gensak, teams of 2 - 6 people,  Fish and Chip Menu and all proceeds to SWAT - South West Animal Team

12 October 20h45 : The Party is showing in VO at La Breche in Ste Foy
A comedy wrapped around a tragedy. It starts as a celebration and ends with blood on the floor. Starring Kirsten Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall, and Patricia Clarkson

12 - 15 October : Montgolfiades de St Emilion.  This is the 7th Balloon Festival!  Weather permitting there should be up to 15 hot air balloons each morning and evening through the festival.  There are also kite workshops at 14h Saturday and Sunday, free with a reservation 05 57 55 28 28

Friday 13 October

13 October : Libourne Market celebrates La Semaine du Gout

13 October 19h : Concert at the Champ de Foire in St Andre de Cubzac

13 - 15 October : Foire aux Vins at the Caves de Rauzan

Saturday  14 October

14 October 10h - 17h : Salon des Creatrices at the Salle Culturel in Castillon.  Please come and say

14 October : Brocante, books and flea market in the centre of Libourne.

14 October 19h30 : Moules Frites at the Cafe de la Gare in Sainte Foy la Grande

14 October 20h : Soiree Dansante and Poule au Pot in Pineuilh

Sunday 15 October

15 October : Vide grenier in Lussac

15 October : Vide Grenier in Genissac

15 October :Vide Grenier in St Quentin de Baron

15 October : Bourse Militaria in Arveyres at the Salle de Tennis

15 October : Vide grenier des Halles Foyennes in Ste Foy

15 October 18h15 : Wind River is showing in VO at La Breche in Ste Foy
A veteran tracker with the Fish and Wildlife Service helps to investigate the murder of a young Native American woman, and uses the case as a means of seeking redemption for an earlier act of irresponsibility which ended in tragedy. Starring Kelsey Asbille, Jeremy Renner and Julia Jones

15 October 20h30 : Victoria and Abdul (Confident Royal) is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne.
Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. Starring Judi Dench, Ali Fazal and Tim Pigott-Smith

15 October 20h45 : The Party is showing in VO at La Breche in Ste Foy

Coming up...

16 October 18h15 : Wind River is showing in VO at La Breche in Ste Foy

17 October 15h : Victoria and Abdul (Confident Royal) is showing in VO at the Grandecran in

2 November Secret Curry Club Dordogne

And finally... 

There were plenty of things to browse through at Rauzan last weekend.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Week 41 2017


It's mushroom season, and we've had a delicious mushroom feast from the ones growing in our gardens.  Don't go out and pick mushrooms unless you know what you're doing.  But if you have some mushrooms and you want to know if they are safe to eat, take them to your local pharmacy and they will be able to tell you if they are good to eat or not.

I like mine cooked with garlic and butter and served with fresh baguette.

Whatever you do this week in the Dordogne and Gironde regions, have a lovely time.

Best wishes,

Week 41

Monday 2 October

Tuesday 3 October

Wednesday 4 October

Thursday 5 October

Friday 6 October 

6 October 15h45 : The UTLIB hosts a lecture on 'Le Coran et L'Image ' at the Salle de Verdet, Libourne.  For more information call  06 77 72 97 64

 6 October 18h30 : Vernissage for the Art Exhibition in Castillon at the Salle Cascante.

6 October 18h30 : Vernissage for the art exhibition in L'Espace Tourism et Vins in Pineuilh featuring
Geraldine Jones and Sabine Camps.

 6 - 7 - 8 October : A weekend of events and activities in the Park de l'Epinette in Libourne all about
recycling, up-cycling, composting, renovating, repairing and so much more.  Answering questions and helping with advice and workshops on a huge range of things... do you need help repairing your bike?... Do you know how to make a good compost heap?...Make your own organic detergents and much much more.  See more details including the programme here.

6 - 7 - 8 October : The 37th Grande Brocante and Antique fair in Rauzan. 

Saturday 7 October

7 October from 10 : Soap Box Derby at Vayres.

7 October 10h - 18h : Le Recyclerie in Pessac celebrates 6 years.

7 October from 12h : La Place de la Femme in Pays Foyen at Les Halles aux Cochons in Ste Foy.  Workshops, live music and food.

7 October 19h15 : Calicot Jazz concert in Castillon at the Salle Cascante

7 October 19h30 : Vernissage at Troubadours, 31 Ave du General de Gaulle, Libourne, featuring
work by Thierry Sellem.  Exhibition runs 7 - 31 October.

7 October 19h30 : Soiree moules Frites at Pourcheres

7 October 19h30 : Repas des Vendanges in Verac

7 - 8 October : Art Exhibition in Castillon at the Salle Cascante featuring Florent Picaud and Vincent Avril

7 - 8 October : Fete de la St Denis, funfair, paella and a vide grenier on Sunday.

7 - 8 October Fete de la Photo and photo equipment sale in St Seurin sur l'Isle.It's big... 60 photographers and over 700 mages in 2 venues.

 7 - 8 October : Marche de Goute in St Emilion in the cloisters behind the Tourist Office.

Sunday 8 October

8 October 9h : Walk for Breast Cancer in Libourne at the Lac des Dagueys. Find out more here.

8 October : Fete du Miele in Saint Seve.  Ever wondered about the art of beekeeping and honey harvesting? Find out more at the 3rd Honey Festival.

8 October 15h : Les Guyennes present a musical Comedy "Pas d'Panique aux Urgences" a Saturday night in A&E, what can possibly go wrong...

Coming up...

And Finally...

As part of the Breast Cancer awarenes month - pink October, Castillon's Circle Esprit 77 is hosting an arts and crafts exhibition in the Centre Culturel in Castillon (next to the Intermarche) on Saturday 14th October.  All the exhibitors are women from the region and I'm one of them!  I'll be there with my ceramic creations, so please, come by and say hello!