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Fri 1st Jun to Sat 1st Sep LA CHÂTRE

Summer Exhibition

12 artisans and artists present their works at the Atelier-Boutlique des Créateurs, 13 bis rue Venôse, 36400 La Châtre.
Open Tue to Sat, 10 am to 1.30 pm and 2.30 pm to 6 pm.
Lots of beautiful hand-crafted items and artworks on display – prices from €3 upwards.
Paintings, jewellery, wooden toys, leather goods, sculptures, pure wool knitted items, stained glass and much more.
Pottery workshops throughout the summer.

Sat 2nd Jun to Sat 29th Sep CONFOLENS


Try beekeeping in Confolens this summer! Lots of dates for afternoon taster sessions and longer training programmes available. All equipment provided, check website for details or call on 05 45 71 22 90.

Fri 6th Jul to Mon 17th Dec ROCHECHOUART

Exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art

Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Palace of the Peacock - Exhibition based on the novel of the same name by the Guyanese author Wilson Harris. A dozen pieces specifically produced for the occasion make up a maze-like display installed in the vast top-floor gallery.
Raoul Hausmann, We're not the photographers! - 250 original works drawn from the museum's archive collection plus additional documents and previously unpublished writings by Raoul Hausmann.
Inaugurated in 1985, the Rochechouart Museum of Contemporary Art currently houses a remarkable collection of 300 works by internationally renowned artists. Since its beginnings, the museum has thrived on the originality of showing contemporary art in a protected historic monument.
Open every day except Tuesdays from 10h-12h30 & 13h30-18h. Entrance: €4.60 (free for Under 18s).

Sat 25th to Sun 26th Aug BUSSIÈRE-GALANT

EHEES Information Weekend

Elephant Haven will be organizing an information weekend on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August from 10 am to 5 pm.
Short guided tours will be held focusing on the recent infrastructure developments and the status of the project today.
Guided visits:
Sat 25th: 10:30 am (French) & 11:30 am (English); 2:30 pm (French) & 3:30 pm (English)
Sun 26th: 10:30 am (English) & 11:30 am (French); 2:30 pm (English) & 3:30 pm (French)
Stands, music, snacks and refreshments will be available throughout the weekend.
Address: 5 Rétabout, St-Nicolas-Courbefy, 87230 Bussière-Galant
For more information email or visit

Sat 25th to Sun 26th Aug SAINT-QUENTIN-LA-CHABANNE

Blues Festival

International Blues Festival in Saint-Quentin-la-Chabanne, near Felletin (23). 2 days of open-air concerts from 4 pm - midnight (Sat) and 3 pm - 11 pm (Sun). Free entry! Refreshments available.


The Autumn Phoenix Book Fair

...will again be held in Campsegret (24140) with over 20,000 English and French fiction and non-fiction books (all sorted alphabetically or by category and in excellent/good condition), CDs and DVDs and other wonderful items on sale (Christmas cards, bric-a-brac and winter plant sale) from one euro and up!

So come and stock up on your winter reading/listening, and presents and cards for the family and friends! The famous Catering Ladies will spoil you with a wonderful offer of home-made savouries and sweets. Come for the day and bring the family with you! And who knows, you might meet your next furry friend for life!

All the proceeds from the Book Fair will go to the Phoenix Association to continue their work in saving, caring for and rehoming abandoned, abused and unwanted animals.

The doors will open at 9.30 am (9 am for people with limited mobility) and close at 3 pm. Entrance and parking are free. Donations of books, cakes, CDs, DVDs, unwanted gifts for the bric-a-brac, unused animal items, etc. are very welcome on the day!!

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