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Sat 7th Oct to Sun 17th Dec ROCHECHOUART

Exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art

Gyan Panchal, Breaking the Orbe & The Air Vibrates with the Buzz of Insects.

The Air Vibrates with the Buzz of Insects borrows its title from a 1970 work by Pier Paolo Calzolari - L'aria vibra del ronzio degli insetti, a typically pared-down installation constructed from lead, light and frost. Beyond evoking material properties and physical states, the exhibition begins by highlighting attentiveness to ordinary things, to the most mundane of gestures and aspects of life. The themes then turn to testing borderlines, artifice and recycling and finally to a possible future archeology of the human race.

Rochechouart Museum is also happy to present a solo exhibition by the artist Gyan Panchal who has been given free rein to exploit the vast roof gallery at Rochechouart Castle with a selection of recent pieces made for and inspired by this space. Breaking the Orb marks a new direction in his work. Over the last decade he has carried out sculptural experiments involving processes often with petroleum-based synthetic polymers. Today Gyan Panchal treads a path on the borderline between human and non-human, organic and inorganic, animate being and inanimate thing.

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).

Fri 13th Oct to Sat 18th Nov AHUN

Salon des artistes: Vous avez dit étrange ?

Exhibition by 20 local artists: painting, sculpture, photography.
Office de tourisme. Mon-Sat from 9h30-12h & 14h-18h.

Wed 1st Nov to Sat 23rd Dec BELLAC

Pop-Up Christmas Shop

Art and craft group "Inspirations", based in Droux, are opening a pop-up Christmas shop at 5, place Carnot, Bellac (opposite the media centre) from 10 am to 4pm non-stop on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and from 9 am to 12 noon on Saturdays.
Exhibition and sales of artwork and lots of beautiful handmade items available to buy... Ideal gifts for friends and family!
For more info email

Mon 13th to Sun 19th Nov

Tous au resto

9th edition of this gastronomic event in Limousin during which participating restaurants offer a "buy one get one free" special menu highlighting regional produce.
A unique opportunity to discover and rediscover the restaurants local to you!
Visit for more information. Reservation necessary.

Sat 18th Nov to Sat 16th Dec CONFOLENS

Beeswax candle-making workshops

Come and join us in our beekeeping centre in Confolens (16500) and learn how to make your very own beeswax candles and Christmas decorations!
We're running a handful of sessions from 18th November to 16th December running from 1 pm - 3:30/4 pm with refreshments provided.
There will be a brief chat around how our bees make the wax and how we harvest it whilst we enjoy some tea and cake and then every guest will learn how to make at least 2 rolled candles, 5 moulded candles, 2 tea lights and a set of traditional Christmas tree decorations - all for you to take home and keep or share as unique gifts.
The sessions cost €40 per person which includes all the beeswax (the rarest wax of them all), moulds, equipment and tuition. Check out our web page for more details or call us on 05 45 71 22 90 to book your place.


Fete for the Guide Dogs for the Blind

10 am - 3 pm at L'escapade Restaurant.
Sale of clothes, books, CDs, DVDs, bric-a-brac and garden equipment.
Refreshments available all day.
All proceeds to the Guide Dogs for the Blind, Limoges.

Sun 19th Nov

Xmas Fayre

At the barn of Tina and Jane, 5 La Trigalle, 87360 Lussac-les-Eglises,from 14h to 17h.

Various stalls. Tombola and raffle. Mince pies and mulled wine. Great atmosphere, please come along to support our three charities: Twilight Old Dogs Home, Noah's Ark and Cancer Support Haute-Vienne.

If anyone has anything suitable to donate for the tombola or raffle, or would like a stall, please contact Joan on 05 55 60 04 59.


Fête de la Quintaine

The Fête de la Quintaine is an old tradition which honours Saint Leonard, founder of the city and the patron saint of prisoners. La Quintaine is a three-foot-high box painted to resemble a prison. After being blessed, it is carried in procession and then mounted on a pole on the place de la Libération. It is then struck and destroyed with mallets by riders on horseback. Spectators clamour for fragments of the smashed Quintaine as they are said to bring good luck and to make hens lay eggs.
In the evening the crowd, armed with torches, run through the town crying "Vivo la sen Lionar ! En dau po ! En dau lar !"
10h30 blessing of the Quintaine during Mass; 14h45 Procession (departs place du Champ de Mars); 15h30 Quintaine tournament (place de la Libération); 18h torchlit procession, bonfire & mulled wine on the place de la République.
Contact tel: 05 55 56 25 06

Thu 23rd Nov BELLAC

Théâtre du Cloître: LUMEN

A play by the artists of the company Le Bruit du Frigo.
Théâtre du Cloître. 8 pm.
Lumen is a theatrical performance without text, and with surprising visual effects, making for a mysterious evening…
Tickets: Full price €17, Concessions (unemployed, students, families, groups of 10+) €12; Under 18s €4.
For more info visit


Soirée Rock n' Beaujolais

An evening of music, food and wine organised by The Lions Club de Boussac and AIPB.

PressPlay, a favourite group of our area, will be playing throughout the evening. Charcuterie, fromage, and wine is available all for only €10 per person in the Salle des Fêtes de St-Silvain-Bas-le-Roc 23600, starting from 8 pm.

To reserve please contact either the Office de Tourisme in Boussac on 05 55 65 05 95, or tel Pascale on 06 25 25 37 02 before 22nd November.


Christmas Market & vide ta chambre

Craft & local produce Christmas market organised by the association Canailles et Canailloux. Salle des fêtes. 10h-18h. Free entry.
Cost for exhibiting/selling is only 2 euro per metre. Reservations required. For more info email or tel 09 81 60 38 71 or 06 20 56 61 53.

Tue 28th Nov LIMOGES

Limoges Opéra: La Fresque

A dance performance by the choreographer, Angelin Preljocaj.
The Théâtre du Cloître is organising a bus to Limoges departing Bellac at 6:45 pm in front of the town hall of Bellac.
Inspired by a traditional Chinese tale, the choreographer Angelin Preljocaj transports the viewer into the universe of the marvellous and the supernatural. A mesmerising show.
Tickets: €28 (includes ticket to the show and bus to and from Bellac). ** Limited places available. Book now!
For more information visit

Sat 2nd to Sun 31st Dec LA CHÂTRE

Boutique Éphémère d'artisans créateurs pour Noël

Pop-up boutique with local artisans offering a variety of gifts for all ages and all year including wood, ceramics, stained glass, jewellery, paintings, wool, home and garden decoration and creations in fabric.
Tue to Sat, 10 am to 1.30 pm then 2.30 pm to 6 pm.
Sun 17th Dec 2.30 pm to 6 pm.
Sat 23rd and Sun 24th Dec 10 am to 6 pm.
13 bis, rue Venôse, 36400 La Châtre


Christmas Fair

Hotel Le Bellerive. 10 am – 4 pm.
Decorations, gifts and English festive treats on sale!
Cafe-bar open all day, lunch served 12 pm - 1.30 pm.
For more info: 05 55 36 20 63 or

Sat 2nd to Sun 3rd Dec SAINTE-FEYRE

Marché de Noël - Parc Animalier Les Loups de Chabrières

Christmas market at the wolf park. Come and do a spot of Christmas shopping: crafts, regional produce... Entertainment for the children. Free entry to the park. From 10h.
Contact: Tel 05 55 81 23 23 -

Thu 7th to Sat 9th Dec LA SOUTERRAINE

CastawaysDrama: Crossed Wireless

It should be a quiet day in Broadcasting House for BBC Drama Producer Sebastian, almost routine, in fact.

An ordinary day when experienced professionals - both behind and in front of the microphone - come together to craft a shining example of radio drama, a credit to the business!

However, a lack of trains from Wales, a sticky encounter with a milk float, an Irish air conditioning unit belching smoke and a bit of politics all conspire to ensure that the day doesn't go entirely to plan.

Will it be a complete shambles, or can Sebastian snatch victory from the jaws of defeat? It would be really cruel of you to laugh at other's misfortunes.... you wouldn't do that, would you?

“Crossed Wireless”, written and directed by Paul Freeman, is a light comedy for a dark winter's day.

Thursday 7th, Friday 8th, Saturday 9th December – 19:30
Matinée: Saturday 9th December – 14:30

Venue: L'Ancienne Mairie, place Dr Emile Parrain
23300 La Souterraine

Tickets only 10 euros!
For more information visit and to reserve tickets email
or call Steve on 07 69 00 28 01.

Fri 8th Dec BOUSSAC

Christmas Carol Service - Chants de Noël

Amitiés Internationales du Pays de Boussac has great pleasure in arranging the 8th Christmas Carol Service -
Chants de Noël at the Eglise St Anne at 7.30 pm on Friday 8th December.
Carols and Readings in French, Dutch and English.
We will be piped into church by our wonderful Scottish bagpiper.
Followed by seasonal refreshments.
All welcome.


A Kristmas Kracker Killing

Murder Mystery event organised by the Pensol Amateur Murder Mystery Group.
Bar de la Douane, Saint-Paul-Lizonne, 24320 at 3:30 pm.
Cost: 12 euros, including afternoon tea.
For more info tel 06 71 33 16 00 or email


A Celebration of Christmas

Seasonal songs and readings in English & French led by a local choir.
Free entry but a small charge for mince pies & mulled wine afterwards.
Church at Saint-Sornin-Leulac, 87290. 6 pm.
Bienvenue à tous, venez nombreux !