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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.

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
We hope you can join us.

Fri 29th Jun BOUSSAC

Inauguration of Exhibitions at the Château de Boussac

To open the tourist season at the Château, the Blondeau family would like to invite readers to the inauguration of their exhibitions: Tapestries of Lurçat and Dom Robert; the forgework and metalwork of Adam Varley.
6 pm. Free entry. Followed at 7 pm by a New Orleans jazz concert organised by Les Amis du Château de Boussac. Donations welcome.
For reservations contact Pascale on 06 25 25 37 02 or at


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.

Sat 7th Jul GUÉRET

Organ recital

Recital of sonatas by J S Bach by Georges Lartigau (organ) and Léonard Zandstra (violin).
Eglise St-Pierre St-Paul de Guéret (rue Jules Sandeau) at 9 pm.
Tickets: €10; Concessions €6.
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

Sat 14th Jul GOUZON

Brocante - vide-greniers

Annual stall held by the Secours Catholique by the church in Gouzon. We will be selling scones with jam and cream plus a cup of coffee or tea for 2 euros each.
Come along and enjoy the day. We look forward to seeing you there!