Thursday, 3 May 2018

Week 18 2018


1st May also called May Day, La Fête du Muguet, La Fête du Travail in France is a public holiday to campaign for and celebrate workers rights. It is also an occasion to present lily-of-the-valley to loved ones.

King Charles IX of France was presented with lily of the valley flowers on 1st May 1561. He liked the gift and decided to present lily of the valley flowers to the ladies of his court each year on 1st May. Around 1900, men started to present a bouquet of lily of the valley flowers to women to express their affection. The flowers are a more general token of appreciation between close friends and family members these days.

Whatever you do in the gironde and Dordogne regions this week, have a great time.
Best wishes,

Week 18

20 April - 8 May : Brocante des Quinconces in Bordeaux

Monday 30 April

Tuesday 1 May

1 May - Plentry going on in Coutras during the month of May.

Wednesday 2 May

Thursday 3 May

3 May 12h30 : Bootcamp in Ste Foy.  Free to join in, but call ahead to book a place. 05 57 46 02 64

3 May 19h - 21h : come and discover the musical aperitif on the terrace of the Hostellerie de Plaisance accompanied by the trio DOCE and the partner Alegria.
A unique view of the village of Saint-Emilion and a cozy atmosphere, jazzy, for a moment of relaxation.  
Doce will accompany you throughout the aperitif. 
Sobriety and elegance will serve a subtly elaborated repertoire combining jazz and Brazilian music.
The training takes the composers of the "great american songbook" (great American repertoire of the song from 1920 to 1960). 
From Cole Porter to George Gershwin, from Duke Ellington to Tom Jobim, you will rediscover the songs immortalized by major American jazz performers such as Billie Holiday, Carmen McRae, Chet Baker ...

Friday 4 May 

4 May : Vernissage for an art exhibition by Genevieve Dulpech and Christian Geneste at the Espace Tourism et Vin in Pineuilh by the Leclerc

4 May : Diner concert at Le Grande Cafe in Libourne. featuring Alyx Dro dua - Rockabilly Swing.  Reservations recommended 05 57 24 38 73

4 May : Big Ed and the Red Balls in Concert at La Guingette in Moulon - a great night out!

4 - 17 May : Painting exhibition in the Logis de Malet in St Emilion. Featuring art by Atelier 6 A

Saturday 5 May

5 May : Vide grenier at the school Henri Bardon (behind the old swimming pool - the building decorated with grafitti) in Castillon

5 May : Les Brocapuces de la Charrette Bleue near the roundabout at Velines

5 May : Brocante in the square in Libourne - Place Abel Surchamp

5 May 19h : Chateau La Fleur Picon in St Emilion hosts the folk Duo The Glory Wolves.  Food and drink available.Free entry.

5 May 20h30 : Concert at the Church in St Michel de Montagne

5 - 6 May Portes Ouvertes and Vide Grenier in St Denis de Pile.  Saturday is the plants section and Sunday has a vide grenier too.

5 - 6 May : A full weekend of activities at the Festival 'La Vie est Belle' at Chateau Latour Segu in Lussac. Activities, workshops, shows, exhibitions and much more.  Find out further information here.

Sunday 6 May

6 May : Vide Grenier in Coutras

6 May : Plant sale in Las Servatas, Eygurande.

6 May : Vide grenier in Romagne

6 May : Flower market in Issigeac

6 May : Vide Grenier in Levignac de Guyenne

6 May : Vide Grenier in Bonzac

6 May : Vide Grenier in Lamothe Montravel

6 May : Foire aux Chapeaux in Monteton - Hat fair!!

6 May 17h : Choir Concert at the Salles des Fetes in Monflanquin

Coming up...

Nest week we have 2 jour ferie! Tuesday 8th May (Fete de la Victoire) and Thursday 10th May (L'Assencion)... Good luck getting any work done! 2 ponts and who works Wednesday anyway!

And finally...

The vegetable plot is coming along nicely!

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