Monday, 7 May 2012

Week 19 2012

St Meard in the sunshine

Thank you very much for all the contributions I have received, please keep them coming, it’s great to be able to have so much to share.

The sun shone down on St Meard on Tuesday, the whole village was out in force to celebrate and I bought out all the camomile in the hope of planting a lawn.
Pottery Market at Bergerac.

Cyrano surveys the market.
Bergerac hosted a pottery market on Sunday and there was also the flea market at the foot of Cyrano’s statue, everything is more cheerful when the sun shines.

This week brings another holiday on Tuesday – May’s great for holidays this year, and a musical feast for Jazz lovers in Bergerac.

As the days warm up let’s hope we can finally put the umbrellas away.

Best wishes,

Week 19

Monday 7 May

Tuesday 8 May

8 May : Marche a la Ferme at Chateau de Bonhoste, Saint Jean de Blaignac 33420.  Lots to do and see and you can eat there, choose your lunch from a variety of local producers.  You might want to go prepared with a few napkins and a sharp knife…

8 May : Brocante et Vide Grenier Colombier.  They say there will be over 300 stands. Colombier is 8 km south of Bergerac, off the RN21.

8 May : Foire aux fleurs et L’artisanat, Monsegur. La bastide de Monségur organise sa traditionnelle foire aux fleurs et à l'artisanat ce mardi 8 Mai. Venez flâner autour de la halle de la bastide et venez découvrir tous nos exposants prêts à vous accueillir et vous conseiller.

8 May : Brocante Vide-Greniers at Pessac-sur-Dordogne

8 May : Last day of the Brocante de Printemps at Bordeaux Quinconces.

8 May : Brocante Vide Greniers at Montpon Menesterol

8 – 12 May : 1ère édition du festival de Branne   "Quelques jours au son de l’accordéon"
8 mai - 20h30 - Salle des fêtes  :  Concert du Trio Piazzango - Entrée libre

Wednesday 9 May

9 – 13 May : 9eme Bergerac Jazz Pourpre Festival.  5 days of festivals with more than 15 groups. For more information including details of the groups, when they play and where, listen to their music, and the programme go to

9 May 20h30 : We Want Sex Equality is showing in VO at CinemaxLinder in Creon
This was originally called Made in Dagenham. A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination. Starring Bob Hoskins, Sally Hawkins, Rosamund Pike, Miranda Richardson, Geraldine James.

9 - 12 May : Foire aux vins et Portes ouvertes à Grangeneuve, Romagne 33760.

Thursday 10 May

10 mai - 19h00 -: 1ère édition du festival de Branne  au Snack Bar Le des jeux nés : audition des élèves accordéonistes - Entrée libre

10 May : 9eme Bergerac Jazz Pourpre Festival.

Friday 11 May

11 May : 9eme Bergerac Jazz Pourpre Festival.

11 May 20h45 : My Week with Marilyn is showing in VO at La Breche Cinema in Ste 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, Eddie Redmayne and Kenneth Branagh.

11 – 13 May : Fete de Printemps Exposition,  Abbaye de Saint Ferme, Saint Ferme 33580 Cette exposition artisanale est organisée par les Amis de l'abbaye de Saint-Ferme. Le vernissage aura lieu le vendredi à 18h. Un concert "Armée de l'Air Atlantique" sera donné le samedi à 21h et une messe avec chorale aura lieu le dimanche à 11h en l'abbaye.

Saturday 12 May

12 - 20 May : Foire International de Bordeaux.  Something for everyone, from Home and Garden, Life and Leasure, an International Area and Agriculture.  At the Exhibition Centre in Bordeaux.  It's undercover, so if it keeps on raining, you know where to go... More information at

12 May : 9eme Bergerac Jazz Pourpre Festival.

12 May 20h30 : Concert, Choral Poly Sons, St Laurent des Hommes.  Entrance €5

12 May : Vide Greniers at Creon

12 mai 21h00 : 1ère édition du festival de Branne   "Quelques jours au son de l’accordéon" Salle des fêtes : Grand Gala dansant - Entée 10€


12 mai 20h30 : Théatre la Brigade des feuilles
Salle des fêtes de Lalande de Fronsac, Pièce de théâtre : La Brigade des Feuilles, L’énorme succès écrit par les Chevaliers du Fiel.
Prix : 10€  Gratuit -12ans
Renseignement association Carpe Diem -

12 May 20h45 : 4eme Rencontre des Choers Legers, Eglise St Symphoren, Castillon-la-Bataille

12 – 13 May : Championnat de France de rallycross.  If you like motor racing, and can’t get to Spain this weekend for the F1, this is almost the same…

12 – 13 May : Couture et Creations.  Presenting a weekend of individual creations and unique clothing lines.  Fashion shows and wine tasting.

Sunday 13 May

13th of May from 8am to 6pm

Rain drops have stopped fallen on our heads…at looooong last!! So we’ve been thinking of ways to get you out, about and back in the swing of spring again.
Yes indeed it’s that time of the year again for some antiques and antics.
Come and join us up at Sanse for our second annual outdoor brocante: BROC à SANSE.
This year we are hoping to mix the bag up and add in a few new surprises with the participation of some of our local artists and crafts people.
Our restaurant will be open to serve you and light snacks will be available on the market place.
We are counting on you to spread the word and we look forward to seeing you here for this event.
Maître d'Hôtel
Château de Sanse
33350 Sainte Radegonde
05 57 56 41 10

13th May 10h-19h : Expo of artists and craftspeople from the region,( Artistes á Ciel Ouvert Peinture, sculpture, métiers d’art (de la terre, du bois, du cuir, du tissu, du verre, des métaux, du plastique, de l’émail, de la reliure, de la pierre, maquettisms). Jardin Perdoux, Parc Jean Jaures, Bergerac.

13 May : 9eme Bergerac Jazz Pourpre Festival.

13 May 14h30 :  Mozaic Jazz Band will be playing in the Jardin Perdoux in Bergerac (near the Hotel des Impots and the Clinique Pasteur).  There is now a web site for Mozaic at An hour of standards of jazz, swing and blues by a group of 20+ amateur musicians based at St Laurent des Hommes.  Well worth a visit whilst you are at the arts and crafts exhibition.

13 May : Vide Greniers at Agnac, between Miramont de Guyenne et Eymet.

13 May :  Brocante at Sauveterre in the square.  Apparently it was good last year.

13 May : Vide Greniers, Rue de la Tour, Lamothe Montravel.

13 May : Brocante Vide Greniers, Port, Le Fleix 24130.

13 May : Vide Greniers Villefranche de Lonchat 24120.

13 May : Marche Fermier at Menesplet.

13 mai : toute la journée a Razac de Saussignac :

Coming up…

14 May 20h30: Les Grandes heures de Saint Emilion ,
Château Canon.  Akiko Suwanai, violon, Itamar Golan piano
Bartok, Enesco, Beethoven

The Pacific Spirit Chorus is presently touring Europe. This chorus is from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. They will be in St.Emilion on May16th, performing at the Collegiate Church in St.Emilion @ 8:30PM. 


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