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Sat 21st to Sun 22nd Sep LES BILLANGES

Guided visits as part of the European Heritage Days

Come to Les Billanges and visit its Norman style church and miraculous spring!
Guided visits in English and/or French are being organized by the ASPLB (Association pour la Sauvegarde du Patrimoine Les Billanges), a non-profit organisation created in January 2018 whose aim is to collect funds for the restoration of the church.
During the tour you will be able to admire the fortified character of this ancient monument, the frescoes partly covering the walls inside, as well as the reliquaries of St Felicien and St Etienne de Muret. Then, a short path will lead you to the Celtic spring in the woods...

Guided visits: 10 am / 11 am / 2:30 pm / 4 pm

Visiting the church is free, however, we welcome donations towards the restoration.

The Church of Les Billanges was built at the end of the 12th century and beginning of the 13th century. However, it includes elements of the early Gothic period such as the western main entrance door. The structure of the church was strengthened and fortified either at the beginning of the 15th century to fight the English invaders during the Hundred Years’ War or during the 16th century’s Religious wars.

It was labelled as an Ancient Monument in 2005 after the discovery of frescoes dating from the late 14th and early 15th centuries. They were discovered while repairs were being made and will be totally restored after we have collected the necessary funds.

Sat 21st to Sun 22nd Sep SAINT-JUNIEN

Bridge Festival

Salle des Fêtes, Saint-Junien
For more information and inscriptions, email Mireille.drouetmartin@orange.fr or call 06 30 20 45 13.

Fri 27th to Sun 29th Sep BORD SAINT GEORGES

A bord du festival

Music festival with a difference!! The event is the brainchild of local teenager Augustin Cimbault,
who has organised the festival himself and financed it through crowdfunding.

The 14-year-old musical entrepreneur is already making a name for himself through the numerous concerts he puts on across the Limousin with his four younger siblings, under the name Soleils en confettis. The brothers and sisters play a wide variety of instruments and both write and arrange much of their own music.

The festival will see ten concerts take place, as well as other associated events. The music will cover a wide range of genres, from traditional music to rock and swing, as well as a concert by respected quartet Sweet Note in Paris. There will also be a randonnée musicale, where walkers will be entertained along the route by musical recitals.

To find out more about the event visit www.jadopteunprojet.com and search for “Festival de musique à Bord-Saint-Georges” or see Facebook “Soleils en confetti”.

Sat 28th Sep to Sun 6th Oct SAINT-JUST-LE-MARTEL

Salon International de la Caricature, du Dessin de Presse et d'Humour

Exhibition includes the work of award-winning British political cartoonist Steve Bell, works on the theme of Brexit by the Scottish Cartoon Art Studio and "Gagged" - work by British cartoonists on the repression and censorship of cartoonists around the world.
Espace Loup. For more info visit: www.st-just-humour.fr

Sun 29th Sep SOLIGNAC

Cantique Concert

The magnificent Abbatiale at Solignac hosts the culminating concert of Cantique’s busy 2019 season, on 29th September at 17:00.
Music by Monteverdi, Tallis and Victoria.
Come with us to Venice, Spain and England before visiting the Opéra russe for Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances.
Chef Colin Cartwright, Pianists José Carlosema and Grégoire Dors, and Jane Parry on flute.
Admission by donation. A glass of wine is offered after the concert.
For info visit www.cantique87.org

Sun 3rd Nov BOUSSAC

Puce des Couturiers

The Association Créations de Fées - Boussac is organizing the 6th annual Brocante event in the Salle Polyvalente, avenue d'Auvergne, Boussac.

There will be 40 stands offering all sorts of second hand and antique objects around the habberdashery theme.

There will be a snack bar with sandwiches and the tea corner with home baked British and French cakes.

Free entry. For more information call Carine : 06 09 39 10 46 or Cécile (English speaking) 06 84 20 42 29