Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Week 22 2013


Sunny, rainy, sunny, rainy… and not enough HOT!

We were surprised on Saturday to find that the Bicycle Race, the Tour de Gironde almost went past our door on the 3rd stage of 4.  So we rushed to the end of the road just in time to see the bikes whizz by. 

If you are a fan of cycling, a date for your diary should be Tuesday 30 July 2013 which is when the celebrated Critérium is held in Castillon.  The race takes place on the slopes behind Castillon and there are 32 laps of a 3.1km course.  It often features famous cyclists hot from the Tour de France.

In the mean time, there’s plenty to keep us busy in the Gironde and Dordogne regions.

Whatever you do, have a good time.
Best wishes,

Week 22 2013

Monday 27 May 

Tuesday 28 May

We would like to take this opportunity to invite all family and friends of students at The Old School to come and celebrate the achievements of the GCSE and A level Art students who have worked extremely hard to produce some fantastic pieces for the moderation and examination in 2013.
There will be a Vernissage on Tuesday 28th May, from 6pm until 8.30pm at the salle des fetes in St Colomb de Lauzun.
This is the only opportunity there will be to view and appreciate the students work and we would really love to see as many supporters as possible on the evening.
Please forward this invitation to all your friends and family as everyone is very welcome, however, please could you let me know by email info@oldschoolfrance.com  if you can make it as we will be providing some refreshments.
Kind regards
Joel Bailey
The Old School
L'ancienne École
47410 St. Colomb de Lauzun
0033 (0)553642497
0033 (0)553947813

Wednesday 29 May

Thursday 30 May

30 May 14h : Only God Forgives  is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne
Julian, a drug-smuggler thriving in Bangkok's criminal underworld, sees his life get even more complicated when his mother compels him to find and kill whoever is responsible for his brother's recent death.  Starring Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Scott Thomas and Yayaying Rhatha

30 May – 12 June : Photo Exhibition at the Salle Cascante in Castillon la Bataille


30 May 19h30 : Soiree de Music at the Restaurant Nostalg Air in Lavignac de Guyenne.  Jazz/Swing with music from the ‘Tiller Men’  Reservations 05 53 84 95 21

30 May 19h45 : ‘Getting the Balance Right’  A Health Conference in Saussignac with speakers 
Jennifer Triger and Dr Susie Mitchel.  To reserve contact jennmermaid@yahoo.com or

30 May 20h30 : Quartet is showing in VO at La Breche cinema in Ste Foy.
Cecily, Reggie, and Wilfred are in a home for retired musicians. Every year, on October 10, there is a concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday and they take part. Jean, who used to be married to Reggie, arrives at the home and disrupts their equilibrium. She still acts like a diva, but she refuses to sing. Still, the show must go on... and it does.  Starring Maggie Smith, Tom Courtney and Billy Connolly.

Friday 31 May
31 May 17h - 19h: Vitrine du Pays Foyen Wine class : Appellation Ste Foy Bordeaux. €18/workshop. Contact Frédérique LEUSIE
" Association des Vignes aux Vins en Pays Foyen"
Centre commercial Grand Pineuilh
Avenue de la Résistance
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31 May 19h30 : Soiree Jazz et Blues at the Relais de la Renaissance à SAINT-MICHEL-DE-MONTAIGNE.  Stan (clarinette/Sax) fait revivre les années 20 Jam Addiction (Jazz/Blues) Pascal Durand, Flute/sax, Guitarre, basse, batterie Le jeune Talent Timothy Brown, piano Chopin, Debussy Soirée, sur réservation Association Foyer Laïque Rural
assoflr@free.fr 05 53 24 96 69, 06 86 16 63 48

31 May 21h45 : Only God Forgives  is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

31 mai – 1 – 2  juin : 12th Week-end Bandas at Pineuilh.  Held at the sports field in Pineuilh.  To find out more go to http://tourisme-dordogne-paysfoyen.com/12%C3%A8me-nuit-des-bandas

31 May - 1-2 June : Domaine Franc, 17 Avenue du Stade, Saint Magne de Castillon opens its property and gardens to the public.  Exhibitions, guided garden tours and a piece of theatre.  All welcome.

Saturday 1 June
1 June 10h – 17h : Les Femmes et La Ruralité in Castillon La Bataille aat Place Boyer-Andrivert.. Incuding a cooking competition (there’s still time to enter, call 06 23 74 25 98 ) and women producers and artisans.

1 June : Rendez-vous aux Jardins : Jardin Des Etamines in Cabara.  Portes Ouvertes 9 -12h & 14 – 20h.  To see more visit the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/jardin.lesetamines or call 05 57 84 70 69

1 June 17h45 : Quartet is showing in VO at La Breche cinema in Ste Foy.

1 June 20h45 : Les Compagnons de Théâtre presents Leonie est en Avance at St Philippe du Seignal

1 June 21h :Vox Vesunna in concert at the church in Vellereuil.  Entrance €10

1 June 18h : 'Apero Musical' at the lock at St Laurent des Hommes (24400). For those who don't know where it is, approach St Laurent from the N89 and Bénévent, you will cross the River Isle by a bridge and the lock is down the path IMMEDIATELY on your right after the bridge.
Last year this evening was a huge success. The music is live Entertainment by the teachers at St Laurent's Music School playing together for the evening, so hopefully see some of you there.
If rain stops play, the venue will be moved to the Salle de Fête in the village at St Laurent.

1 - 2 June : l’association Les Cavaliers des trois vignobles, aidée d’une équipe importante de bénévoles, organisera their 4th Cross Country Horse Ride.  The courses vary in distance from 10km for the younger participants, up to 100km for the more experinced riders. The course follows tracks through the communes of Eymet, Pardaillan, Soumensac, La Sauvetat-du-Dropt, Saint-Jean-de-Duras, Saint-Astier, Margueron and le tour du lac de Lescourroux. Contact : tél. 05 53 94 59 04 ou 06 80 26 68 34

Sunday 2 June

2 June : Vide greniers in Espiet 33420

2 June : Brocante in Montignac 24290

2 June : Brocante Vide greniers in Mussidan 24400, at the Parc Voulgre

2 June : Vide Greniers at St Emilion Tennis Courts.

2 June : The first Sunday in the month is always the Marche aux puces Brocante at the Places de Cayla et de la Mirpe, centre historique, Bergerac

2 June 16h : Concert due Chant Choral at the church in Monbazillac. Entrance €7

2 June 18h10 : Only God Forgives  is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

2 June 20h45 : Free Angela is showing in VO at La Breche Cinema in Ste Foy.
A documentary that chronicles the life of young college professor Angela Davis, and how her social activism implicates her in a botched kidnapping attempt that ends with a shootout, four dead, and her name on the FBI's 10 most wanted list.  Starring Angela Davis and Eisa Davis

Coming up…

And finally…
We braved the chilly winds and wet weather to support the opening night at the Plage at Castillon.  The Plage is an open air restaurant on the banks of the Dordogne in Castillon.  You will find it just under the stone bridge.  The menu includes a selection of salads, and they have steak, fish and sausages cooked on a wood fire made from old vines, the hand cut chips aren’t too bad either!  They traditionally have live music and dancing on a Sunday afternoon throughout the summer.  What better way to spend a lazy Sunday…

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