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Fri 9th Mar to Sun 17th Jun ROCHECHOUART

Exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art

Inland Voyages in An Inland Voyage is the first solo exhibition of works in a French museum by Mira Sanders (b. 1973), a Belgian artist known for her interest in maps, territories or environments as well as in architecture.

Yona Friedman: Imaginary Cities. Born in Hungary in 1923, Friedman spent over 60 years reconsidering architecture and specifically the way we live together as a society. His holistic thinking resonates today with many major concerns such as dwindling natural resources, overpopulation, poverty, ecological issues and remodelling of homes and landscapes.

Because the Night (until 26/09):This new hanging of works from Rochechouart's permanent collection is an open invitation to explore night time from the first prick of stars at dusk to the dawn of a new day.

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).

Thu 10th May to Sun 3rd Jun CHASSIGNOLLES

Festival Pentecôte en Berry

Cyril Huvé opens his piano barn for this festival celebrating Claude Debussy.
For the detailed programme visit www.la-grange-aux-pianos.com or contact the La Châtre tourist office.

Sat 26th to Sun 27th May BOUSSAC

Military Music in Boussac

1st National Meeting of Military Music organised by the Boussac Fire Brigade Marching Band to celebrate its 70th anniversary.
This prestigious event will honour our armed forces, through their musical groups, and remind us that national security depends on men and women who have chosen to serve their country, their homeland and their fellow citizens.
Esplanade du hall polyvalent.
Sat 26th: 17h-19h Shows and military parades
Sun 27th: 10h45 Official ceremony at the war memorial; 16h-18h Shows and military parades.
With the participation of 200 musicians and singers and 25 gymnasts from the Fanfare de cavalerie de la Garde Républicaine, Musique de la Gendarmerie Mobile, Musique des Sapeurs-Pompiers de Paris and Le groupe de Gymnastique des Sapeurs-Pompiers de Paris. The military formations have an eclectic repertoire of traditional military music but also classical, variety, modern, contemporary and jazz.
Tickets (€17) are available from Creuse Confluence tourist offices: Boussac- Chambon-sur-Voueize – Gouzon – Evaux-les-Bains – payment by cheque or cash (the exact amount please) or visit ticketmaster.fr. Early booking recommended.

Sat 26th May LIMOGES

2ème Salon du Livre de Musique

As part of the Lire à Limoges events, the Bibliothèque Francophone Multimédia is hosting the 2nd edition of this music book fair from 14h to 18h on Sat 26th May, in association with the City and University of Limoges, Anecdotes independent book shop and with the support of the ACIM (French Association of Music Librarians).
20 authors will be present and the 2018 edition will be supported by journalist and producer Yves Bigot.
Free entry.
For more information visit Facebook: Salon du Livre de Musique - Limoges

Tue 29th May GUÉRET

Concert: Vocals and Organ

Concert with the vocal ensemble AZULIE, under the direction of Marion Delcourt, and Odile Aurengo-Boisseau on the organ.
Programme: Brahms, Mendelssohn, Poulenc, Hindemith, Caplet, etc.
Eglise St-Pierre St-Paul de Guéret (rue Jules Sandeau) at 8:30 pm.
Tickets: €10; Concessions €6.
Reduced ticket price for the 3 concerts organised in 2018: €15 (individual)/ €25 (couple).
Organised by the Association "Les Amis de l'Orgue de Guéret" (AOG), founded almost 40 years ago, which seeks to maintain and make use of the only organ in Creuse with 3 keyboards.
For information and reservations email lesamisdelorgue.23@orange.fr

Tue 5th to Sat 30th Jun GUÉRET

Alastair Riley Exhibition

Alastair Riley is holding an exhibition of his original hand printed silkscreens at L'Imprimerie, salon de thé boutique,
9, place du Marché.
L'Imprimerie, which translates as 'The Print Works', is a new salon de thé run by Magali Marcicaud who will make you very welcome and is open to the public from Monday to Friday 12 noon to 6.30 pm (closed Saturday and Sunday).
The premises have been finished to the highest standard and Magali serves wonderful teas and home-made cakes. It is a boutique selling an excellent selection of items that would make good presents. It regularly hosts exhibitions making it a great place to meet friends or relax when in Guéret.
The building is called the print works because historically it was used as such during the time of the French Revolution. It is therefore the perfect place for a print maker to show his art works. A selection of blank greetings cards and postcards will be available.
As well as the general exhibition Alastair will demonstrate his silkscreen technique which dates back to the 12th and 13th century in China and Japan on Friday 8th June at 4 pm. His method of varying the mix of inks each time he prints making each work different and original is a rare way of working the medium. This will be immediately followed by the preview of the exhibition at 5.30 pm when a delicious selection of food made on the premises will be available together with apéritifs. Entry to this event is free and all are welcome.
Please visit Alastair's newly updated website to see examples of his current works in the online shop at http://www.alastair-riley.com
We hope you can join us.

Sat 23rd Jun SAINT-LÉGER-MAGNAZEIX

Fête de la Saint Jean

18h30. Stade Yves Caurat (D63 marked Arnac/ St-Hilaire).
Repas champêtre - meal adults €10 / children €5.
Bar - Disco - Inflatable.
Bonfire & fireworks.
For further details tel 05 55 60 75 93.

Sat 30th Jun LUSSAC-LES-EGLISES

Barn Sale

Books, bric-a-brac, clothes and all sorts!
14h to 17h at Tina and Jane's barn, 5 La Trigalle, 87360 Lussac-les-Eglises. Any items, or prizes to donate for the tombola or further information please contact Tina or Jane on 05 55 60 69 23.
Proceeds will go to our three charities: Twilight Old Dogs Home, Noah's Ark and Cancer Support Haute-Vienne. Please come along and support these worthy causes.