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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.
Contacts: info@atelier-boutique-createurs.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/boutiquefmr

Sat 2nd Jun to Sat 29th Sep CONFOLENS

Beekeeping

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 www.13bees.co.uk/beekeeping-experiences or call on 05 45 71 22 90.

Sun 15th to Sun 22nd Jul ARGENTON-SUR-CREUSE

Les Estivales de l'orgue

15/07 at 4 pm: Michel Louet, organist at Notre Dame de Châteauroux and the collégiale de Levroux with the Musical Society of Argenton. Donations welcome.

18/07 at 8:30 pm: Véra Nikitine, organist Saint-Marcel (Paris). Childhood in music - Mozart, Bizet, Schumann, Franck. €10; free for Under 10s.

22/07 at 8:30 pm: Les Trompettes de Versailles, Organ and trumpet - Vivaldi, Frescobaldi, Lully, Bach, Delalande. €10; free for Under 10s.

For more information tel 06 87 50 63 05 or visit amisorgueargenton.over-blog.com

Sat 21st to Mon 23rd Jul

A summer at Argentomagus with the theatre comppany Démodocos

Come and experience the sight and sounds of ancient Greek theatre with the Sorbonne Demodocos company.
Sat 21st at 15h30: Cinéma Eden Palace, Argenton-sur-Creuse. Film: interpretation of Euripides' The Bacchae. €5.
Sun 22nd at 19h30 at the Roman theatre of Argentomagus (Saint-Marcel): Performance of Aeschylus' The Persians. €15 €10.
Mon 23rd at 19h30 at the Roman theatre of Argentomagus (Saint-Marcel): Performance of Aeschylus' The Persians. €15 €10.
Mon 23rd at 21h00 at the Roman theatre of Argentomagus: Roman banquet. ASSAAM. 02 54 24 47 31.
For more information visit www.demodocos.fr

Wed 1st to Sun 5th Aug FELLETIN

41e Festival Danses, Musiques et Voix du Monde

This year's music and folk dance festival welcomes 300 performers from all over the world.
For more information & to view the festival programme visit: www.portesdumonde.net

Fri 3rd to Mon 6th Aug LA SOUTERRAINE

Fresque de Bridiers

The annual Fresque Historique de Bridiers takes place before the magnificent scenery of the Tour de Bridiers, a historic site just outside La Souterraine dominated by the dramatic ruins of a 14th century castle. During the play, Bridiers becomes a gigantic open-air theatre with the action taking place across the arena, viewed by an audience of 2,000 people seated in a natural amphitheatre.
For its thirteenth edition, the light and sound show will present the show “Le coeur des vivants”.
Takes place on the evenings of 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th of August with the performance starting as the sun sets around 10 pm. Tickets: Adults €20; Children €10.
For more information and tickets visit www.fresque.bridiers.fr

Thu 9th Aug CROZANT

Medieval Fete

There is entertainment from the Middle Ages all day long with theatre, dance, music, archery, games for children and adults, archery, medieval garden to visit, artisanal market, etc. Do come in costume (not an obligation) to enjoy a memorable day!
Starts 10 am.

Fri 10th Aug SAINT-PIERRE-DE-FRUGIE

Conference on the Troubadours and Jausbert de Puyssibot

Organised by Lu Pais Do Talis and Lés Lévadès and given by Jean-François Gareyte, cultural mediator for the Cultural Agency of the Dordogne.
17h. Grange de Montcigoux, Saint Pierre de Frugie (Dordogne-Haute-Vienne border). Free entry.
The troubadours were composers and performers of Old Occitan lyric poetry during the High Middle Ages (1100–1350). Jausbert de Puyssibot was a Limousin troubadour of the early thirteenth century whose works were first edited and published by William P. Shepard under the title Les Poésies de Jausbert de Puycibot (Paris, 1924).

Sat 11th to Sat 18th Aug

Concerts with the Paris Symphonic Orchestra

Sat 11th: Vivaldi, Mozart, Bach. Boussac church. 20h30. (Open-air rehearsal on the main square at 18h.)
Sun 12th: Vivaldi, Mozart, Bach. La Celle Dunoise church. 20h30.
Tue 14th: Vivaldi, Mozart, Bach. Abbatiale Chambon-sur-Voueize. 20h30.
Wed 15th: Vivaldi, Mozart, Bach. Chéniers church. 20h30.
Thu 16th: Viva Vivaldi ! La Celle Dunoise church. 20h30.
Fri 17th: Vivaldi, Mozart, Bach. La Châtre church. 20h30.
Sat 18th: Viva Vivaldi ! Orangerie du Château de Boussac. 20h30.
For more information and tickets contact local tourist offices.

Sun 12th Aug LA COURTINE

Brocante - vide-greniers & antiques fair

Over 220 stands. All day.
For more information or to reserve a stand email les.amis.de.la. brocante@gmail.com

Mon 13th to Sun 19th Aug CONFOLENS

Festival de Confolens

Annual international festival of folk music and dance, attracting over 100,000 visitors.
For over 60 years, Confolens has been organising the most popular traditional arts festival in the world. During the summer, the town becomes the 'home port' for like-minded travellers. Lovers of dance, music and singing all come together making music a universal language, embracing different cultures.
Entertaining this year will be 500 artists coming from all over the world!
At a time when our societies seem to have lost their humanity, the Festival remains a moment to recognise and appreciate our differences.
Visit www.festivaldeconfolens.com for the full programme.

Wed 15th to Sat 18th Aug

Tour du Limousin - 51st edition

The Tour du Limousin is one of the most important sports events in the region... but it’s also a festive and popular event for more than 200,000 spectators.
Stage 1: 15th August Saint-Just-le-Martel (87) – Bonnat (23)
Stage 2: 16th August Base Départementale de Rouffiac (24) – Coteau de Grèzes (24)
Stage 3: 17th AugustEgletons (19) – Uzerche (19)
Stage 4: 18th August: Bellac (87) – Limoges (87)
For more information visit: www.tourdulimousin.com

Wed 15th to Thu 16th Aug SAINT-DIZIER-LA-TOUR

Medieval festivities at La Tour

Wed 15th: Medieval market from 10h-19h: Producers (cheese, honey, apples, tisanes, safran, etc.); Artisans (pottery, jewellery, leather, soap, ceramics, etc.)
Wed 15th & Thu 16th: Medieval camp from 10h-19h: acrobats, archery, jugglers, children's games, hurdy-gurdy, picnic area and crèpes. Re-enactments by La Compagnie du Haut Pays Marchois and Les Alleutiers Francoys from the Berry.
Hamlet of La Tour, 23130 Saint-Dizier-le-Tour (4km from Chénérailles).

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 info@elephanthaven.com or visit www.elephanthaven.org

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.