Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Week 1 2018


Wishing everyone a healthy and happy 2018!

Many thanks to everyone who follows the newsletter and for all the contributions that you send.  It's a great way to share information.

Best wishes and keep dry and warm,

Week 1 2018

Monday 1 January

Tuesday 2 January

Wednesday 3 January

Thursday 4 January

4 January 20h30 : God's Own Country (Seule la Terre) is showing in VO at the Eden cinema in Monsegur.
Spring. Yorkshire. Young farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker for lambing season ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.Starring Josh O'Connor, Gemma Jones and Harry Lister Smith

Friday 5 January

Saturday 6 January

6 January: Monthly Broc'a Puces at La Charette Bleue in Velines.

 6 January : Weekly Truffle Market in St Emilion

6 January : Concert by Julien Bischerour at Le Point Bar 31 Avenue du General de Gaulle in Libourne

6 - 30 January: Exhibition by Les Eleves Troubadours at 31 Avenue du General de Gaulle in Libourne

Sunday 7 January

7 January 14h30 : Afternoon Cabaret at the Salles des Fetes in Izon.

Coming up...

8 January 20h30 : God's Own Country (Seule la Terre) is showing in VO at the Eden cinema in Monsegur.

18h 14 January

And finally...

Saturday 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).   

Note the plate with numbers to ensure it's divided equally!

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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