Monday, 14 May 2012

Week 20 2012

Battling on in Bordeaux

What a great week, the sun came out and our gardens woke up!

Saturday took me to the Bordeaux International Fair where I was representing the Battle of Castillon on their stand.  The Fair runs until next Sunday, and there’s lots to see and sample.  It’s free for all over 60’s on Tuesday, and for the rest of us it’s €7.90 on the day or €6.20 if you buy ahead on the internet (A tarif internet on the top right hand corner of the page)

Jo's beautiful pottery in Bergerac
The Arts and Crafts exhibition in Bergerac was lovely, wandering round the beautiful Jardin Perdoux in the sunshine, looking at some beautiful art exhibits whilst listening to live Jazz was just bliss.

Another holiday on Thursday, and this week many people are taking the ‘pont’, so be aware that places could be unexpectedly closed.

Le Fleix brocante
Finally, I have had a few requests for someone who gives Cookery Classes.  If you know of anyone who gives these please could you let me know and I’ll add it into the Blog.

Enjoy your week,

Best wishes,


Week 20

Dear Music-Lovers,
The Fourth International Hummel Festival takes place from 19th – 25th May and will include a concert by the S’Otto Voce Choir, conducted by Patrick Oberst-Hilliard, in the church at Gensac, on Sunday 20th May at 4.30pm, at which all are welcome.
Full details of the other concerts taking place at Le Faure during the Hummel Festival are available by following the link below. Amongst the highlights are Beethoven and Hummel Piano Concertos in the same concert, a modern-day premier of a wonderful ballet suite and a return visit by the well-known French tenor, Philippe Do. Again, you are most welcome to attend any of these. Please email or text to book.
Kind regards,
Ian Christians, Orpheus and Bacchus.
For further details including the full programme and how to book please go to

Monday 14 May

Tuesday 15 May

15 May 20h15 : Bellflower is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne.
Two friends spend all their free time building flame-throwers and weapons of mass destruction in hopes that a global apocalypse will occur and clear the runway for their imaginary gang "Mother Medusa".  Starring Evan Glodell, Tyler Dawson and Jessie Wiseman.

15 May 20h30 : My Week with Marilyn is showing in VO at La Breche Cinema in St Foy La Grande. Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier's, documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during production of The Prince and the Showgirl. Starring Michelle Williams, and Kenneth Branagh.

Wednesday 16 May

May16th 20h30 : The Pacific Spirit Chorus is presently touring Europe. This chorus is from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. They will be in St.Emilion, performing at the Collegiate Church in St.Emilion.

Thursday 17 May – Ascension

17 May : Brocante and Florales at Coutras

17 May : Blaye’n Broc, vide grenier, brocante and flowers at Blaye.

17 May : Vide Greniers at Sainte Foy la Grande, at Place du Forail.

Friday 18 May

18, 19, 20 May : Concourse National de Music Organise par l’Harmonie des Joyeux Thiberiens.For further information contact michelvillepontoux@o​

18 May 21h : Concert de l’Harmonie Municipale St Cecile – Brive at the Salle de Parc Municipal de Thiviers, part of the Concourse National de Music. Open to all and free entry.

Saturday 19 May

19 – 20 May : Fete Local at Riocaud. 

19 May 15h : Stage de Chef d’orchestre part of the Concourse National de Music.

19 May – 26 May 19.00 : Orpheus &Bacchus Music Festival.
LE FAURE - Gould Trio
Lucy Gould (Violon), Alice Neary (Violoncelle), Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Hummel: Trio, Op. 35
Hummel: Trio, Op. 93
Beethoven: Trio “Archduc”, Op. 97

Sunday 20 May
20 May 11h30 : Orpheus &Bacchus Music Festival.
 LE FAURE Gould Trio
Hummel: Trio, Op. 22
Hummel: Trio, Op. 96
Dvorak: “Dumky” Trio. Op. 90
Dejeuner: Barbecue 20€

S’otto Voce Choeur
Dirigé par Patrick Hilliard
Mozart: Messe de Couronnement, K317
Hummel: Messe Solenelle de 1806
(avec orgue)
20 May : Vide Grenier at Espiet

20 May : Vide greniers at Romagne

20 May : 23eme Foire and brocante at Boisedon, near Mirambeau.

20 May Vide Grenier/ Bourse d’echange at Riocaud.

20 May from 9h30 : Concourse National de Music have a day of musical activities, see the poster for further details.

Coming up…

Monday 21 May 16h and Tuesday 22 May 19h45 Moonrise Shadows is showing in VO at the 
Grandecran in Libourne.
Set on an island off the coast of New England in the 1960s, as a young boy and girl fall in love they are moved to run away together. Various factions of the town mobilize to search for them and the town is turned upside down -- which might not be such a bad thing. Starring Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward and Bruce Willis.

Monday 21 May 19h25 and Tuesday 22 May 13h45 Dark Shadows is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne.
An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection.  Starring Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and Eva Green.

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