Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Week 2 2016


Wishing you a very Happy and Healthy 2016.  Thank you to my fabulously talented friend CC who made the beautiful patchwork message.

Much to look forward to this year… we have an extra day in February, the Battle of Castillon returns in the summer and looking out of the window right now, possibly a very wet January.

As always, I welcome any contributions to the Newsletter, don’t hesitate to contact me if you hear of something, or I miss something you’ve sent to me.

Whatever you do in the Gironde and Dordogne regions, have a great week.

Best wishes,

Week 2 2016

Monday 4 January

Tuesday 5 January

5 January 15h, 17h45 & 20h30 : The Lobster is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne.
In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods. Starring Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz and Olivia Coleman.

Wednesday 6 January

6 January 20h45 : Suffragette is showing in VO at La Breche in Ste Foy la Grande.
The foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State.  Starring Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff and Helena Bonham Carter.

Thursday 7 January

Friday 8 January
Saturday 9 January

Sunday 10 January

10 January : Weekly flea market brocante at Rauzan.

10 January : Vide Grenier and Flea market at Cadillac

10 January : Brocante de la Gare at Langon

10 January 11h: Creche Vivante at Saint Ferme

10 January 18h15 : Macbeth is showing in VO at La Breche in Ste Foy la Grande.
Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself. Starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard and Jack Madigan

Coming up…

11 January 17h45 : Star Wars :The Force Awakens is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne.
Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance. Starring Han Solo, Like Skywalker, Princess Leia etc…

11 January 20h45 : Suffragette is showing in VO at La Breche in Ste Foy la Grande.

12 January 20h45 : Macbeth is showing in VO at La Breche in Ste Foy la Grande.

And finally…

Wednesday 6 January is the last day of the Christmas season and traditionally the day Christmas decorations get taken down and packed away for next year.  The 12th night is the day that the 3 wise men arrived in Bethlehem, taking gifts to the baby Jesus.
The French celebrate this day with a special cake called the ‘Galette des Rois’ (the King’s cake).   

This frangipane filled cake is served up according to tradition on 6th January.  A lucky charm – known as a fève (originally a bean, but now more often a little porcelain figure) is baked into the cake.  As story goes, the cake is divided into enough slices as people present, and one extra, for the first poor person that passes by.  The youngest person in the group decides who has which slice, and the person who finds the fève is crowned king or queen for the day.  When you buy a Galette des Rois it usually comes complete with a paper crown.

So if you were wondering what to eat with your afternoon cup of tea, on 6th January, it has to be a Galette des Rois!  Bon appétit!

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