Hi all, does anyone have any ideas about local media in and around the villages of Pontivy. We live nr Le Croisty and feel that our intended busines would be good for both ex-pats and locals, but are unsure about local english / french media that is read! A card in local shops is good I know, but has anyone any other ideas at all? Thanks in advance.
My TV (ex-UK many years ago) has packed up. I thought I was looking to replace it with a PAL SECAM one, to receive French terrestrial as well as sky digital. Having explained this to the expert in our local Carrefour, I understand we need a PAL-I SECAM version in order to view decoded encrypted subscription channels (sky movies and so on). This only seemed to be feasible with the most expensive TV in his shop! Does anyone know anything about this, or does anyone have a supermarket own-brand TV (Orion, Brandt, etc) which can show Sky subscription channels OK? Have also heard of MESECAM - is this anything to do with it?
I am keen to see if there are any other like minded people out here in Brittany (Plemet/Loudeac 22 area) who would like to get together to form a quartet/group. I am a violinist, whose background includes orchestras, quartets, pit bands (musicals and shows) and weddings. If you are interested do send me an email : firstname.lastname@example.org Janey
Now we can drive easily down to Vannes or Quiberon or Carnac, Now that we can find a table easily at a restaurant, Does anyone of level headed and reasonable character fancy going out and getting sozzled?? I am just sooooo glad to get the place back to myself (sorry to all the french resident wannabbees here on their jollys, and thanks for your contribution to my staying in France fund!!!!) bi y'all
Sometimes I hanker after going to see a film in English at a cinema, Thanks to AngloINFO, I've found that fairly locally, there are films in English available. The big screen really does make all the difference. The only problem is, I feel odd going alone - does anyone, male or female or a family or group feel like going to see a film and maybe a beer? Lanester would be my preferred place to go, apparently this week the film is Raising Victor Vargus , which looks interesting. Anyone out there interested?
Couldn't help noticing on the AngloINFO VO Movie Guide that the cinema in Lanester is showing 24 Hour Party People. I was lucky enough to see this at the Cannes Festival last year and I have to say that, if you have any interest at all in the "Madchester" scene from punk through to the Hacienda days, via Joy Division and the Happy Mondays, then it's a great film to watch (with a savage turn by Steve Coogan as Tony Wilson). If you have no interest at all in the subject matter it is probably less good... **************Mike