Well, not long now til May 24th at Catelnau Manoac Good news and bad news It looks like all the three hundred curry meals are reserved--phew thats alot of curry ! but you can still get on the waiting list for cancellations and no shows . 0562 39 78 37 (thats the bad news !) The good news is Singing Frogg are there with their top quality tasty sausages and bacon in buns probably the Italian Ice Cream machine will be whipping it up too So Music starts soon after 7.30 with The Dolly Blues band and then on til very late Remember all profits go to the private dog refuge in Lanemezan You can still come along if you have n't made a food booking
Following last year's success, this year's Larroque (31580) Music Festival will be taking place on the last weekend of June (28th and 29th). I am posting this early so that all those of you with stalls, stands, exhibitions etc can pencil the dates in your diaries. It is an ideal opportunity to sell or display your products (food, clothes, jewelry, art etc) as we are expecting a bumper crowd. There is no need to reserve but please pm me if you need further information. If there are any 'street artists' out there who wish to perform, you are more than welcome. I will be posting again nearer the date to remind the general public.
This Sunday, 13th April, 5pm, Tillac church - everyone is very welcome to a short (max 1h) concert given by The Gersabelles! We are a group of ladies, various nationalities, led by renowned jazz singer Sue Kibbey, who enjoy singing for fun. The programme includes songs such as California Dreaming, The Rose, Catch a Falling Star... Drinks & nibbles afterwards. Hope to see you there!
Thought I'd give a shout out for the beer festival taking place this Saturday night at the halle in Mirande. If it's anything like last year's event, it will not be your normal local fête. Ten Belgian beers will be on tap and there will be a DJ playing until 04:00. The crowd is fairly vibrant and last year the handsome male servers were all wearing lederhosen. No idea why, but who cares? It was not hurtful to the eyes.
Acoustic Blues/Folk Guitar Player I'm looking for a non-virtuoso acoustic blues/folk guitar (or compatible instrument) player to jam with in the Lannemezan/Galan (65) area. I've been playing for a long time, but will never be Muddy Waters and my voice is in the Neil Young/Leonard Cohen quality spectrum. Fred at 05 62 33 13 58 (pls lv msg if no reply)
Playing a set of blues and country rock with new material and old favourites from around 21.00 at Le Bar Petit Cèsar just opposite the main square Free entry but a meal and desert is available for 10 euro Call 0562 99 82 28 to reserve or call at the bar Jeff - 06 85 46 40 39
The lovely folks at my French school, NATIF, have organised a RDV cinéma on 31 January in Auch at the Ciné 32. If they have more than 40 attendees (they're very close to that number now) the cinema has agreed to screen the French film (Nov 2013) "La Marche" with French subtitles (I try to watch French films at home like this because it helps me comprehend better). The price includes an apéritif, "galette des Rois" (a seasonal French tradition) and the film. And of course the stimulating company! If you are interested in attending, please contact me sooner rather than later in the next week (click on my name FizzFizz) and I'll get you signed up. Price: €10 Date: Friday 31 January 2014Time: 16:00 (film starts at 16:30)Place: Ciné 32, Allée des Arts, 32000 AuchSummary of the film: October 15, 1983. In a popular neighbourhood in Marseille, a dozen people, from very different backgrounds, have decided to cross France on foot. At the origin of this march, the attack a few weeks earlier of Mohamed, a victim of police brutality in his neighbourhood of Les Minguettes in Lyon, during a sadly all too usual night. Mohamed and his friends Farid and Sylvain decide to show themselves, in a passive and slightly naive way, to a country plagued with latent racism which refuses to see them. Behind this process of self-affirmation, political claims start to emerge.The youth from Les Minguettes are joined by an increasingly larger crowd, until their arrival in Paris where they are met by 100,000 people. (Cineuropa) Info about La Marche: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2832422/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Last Friday of the month is open-mic in the Irish Pub in Jegun. Come and entertain. Micheals new pub is a world of difference with more space, room to socialise, good beers etc .....its a real pub. With the increased popularity we've decided to tidy the running of the evening a tad. Anybody planning to play must register their demand at the bar with a name, type of act and number of tunes (max 5 ...theres chance later for more depending on population!). Please bring your own instruments complete with leads and amp, only a small PA & 2 mics are set up in-house. Please dont bring full rock drum kits .....consider noise levels!!
Starting on Sunday 5th January on Radio Coteaux from 17.00 - 19.00 on 97.7 FM or 104.5 FM or listen anywhere on: http://www.radiocoteaux.com/ 2hrs of great music - blues, folk ,rock and country with whats on events, comedy slot ,local talent and much more chat to.o Find us on: https://www.facebook.com/theexpatshow Hope you will listen in! Mail email@example.com to contact Jeff
Thought it was time that I let people know about this year's pantomime. Here is the link to the theatre's page with all the information on dates and times and you can reserve your tickets here too. http://www.tmp-pibrac.com/fiche_spectacle.asp?Idspectacle=222#.UsvXodKEzng Do come along, it is always great fun for all the family, young and old!
This post follows a previous one about shopping in the Gers. My wife and I went to Agen yesterday for a days shopping and hoping for some Christmas cheer. First of all to Leroy Merlin to buy some more Christmas decorations. None to be found not even shop decoration. Next to Costarama same result. Lunch at the railway restaurant - The railway is undergoing refurb so rest is shut. Pity about the refurb - they have spoilt the facade on the station by installing a modern glass frontage. Even the staff in the restuarant agree. A visit to the Christmas market revealed a pathetic market with 6 stalls.All in all very sorry looking aera here in Agen- no people , no action and no Christams cheer So what is happening here in France? We have recently returned from a trip to Spain - Alicante area. A bustling Leroy Merlin store in La Zenia near Torrevieja with lots of Christams decorations. Lots of decorations and lots people and Christamas carols. Any ideas?
Have you visited the "new" bar in Jegun? ...Micheal has made a fantasic job of removing the middle wall & shifting the bar. Its a very cosy community, with genuine pew-type seating around tables, forming one nice sized convivial bar. ...a real pub at last! My muso friends Jules, Nico and Grar will be there to strum some acoustic blues & songs, and no doubt a generous helping of carols!! It's going to be a good night, let your hair down ...put on a Santa Hat, flashing antlers, and let's have a party!