PICK OF THE WEEK: Monday, 26th November – Sunday, 2nd December, 2018

PICK OF THE WEEK: Monday, 26th November – Sunday, 2nd December, 2018

MUSIC
Wednesday, 28th November at 21h at Prat del Roure, Escaldes-Engordany. (Entry: 20€ Comú of Escaldes-Engordany, 1st floor or [email protected] or Tel +376 890 875) Jane Birkin pays homage to Serge Gainsbourg in Birkin / Gainsbourg Le Symphonique. In her latest album, Jane Birkin pays tribute to Gainsbourg with songs written by himself. Gainsbourg was much inspired by classical music. The interpretation of his music by a symphony orchestra and of his lyrics by Jane Birkin, give a new dimension to his work.

Friday, 30th November at 20:30h at the Restaurant Buda, Andorra La Vella (45€) Fund-raising Concert & Supper in Solidarity with the charity, Mans Unides. Accompanied by the group Love it and organised by the charity’s president, Meritxell Farrero (who also organises Andorra’s Language Suppers.) Why not get a bunch of friends together for a great night out! Last year the Andorran branch of this international charity raised a magnificent 140,000€ – with Andorran government help – to finance a hospital in Africa.

Saturday, 1st December at 10h30 at Energy Andorra, Escaldes-Engordany. Shuffle Express in concert. (Free) Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy a night of blues with versions of songs by artists such as BB King, Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Joe Bonamassa, Susan Tedeschi and Jr.Watson, among others, and compositions from the band. Musicians: Pablo Villar (vocals and guitar); Virginia Yañez (keyboard and vocals); Marc Milian (bass and sound); Dante Falotic (percussion).

Saturday, 1st December at 17h in the Church of Sant Serni, Canillo. (Free but places limited so advanced booking essential. Ring Department of Culture and Sports Tel. 753 624 or Public Library Tel. 753 623. All you have to do is give your first name and when you arrive at the church they will tick your name off. No name ¬– no concert…) Lyric Quartet by Mabeli: a taste of the Classics ranging from Mozart and Handel to Verdi and Rossini, Musicians: Caroline de Mahieu mezzo soprano; Stéphane de Mahieu baritone; Jordi Albelda Santamargarita (cello) and Nicolas Licciardi (piano).

Sunday, 2nd December at 12h30 in the Plaça del Poble, Andorra la Vella. Vibrand in the Key of Christmas. The band invite you to this year’s magical Christmas Village of Andorra la Vella to enjoy an amazing concert with traditional carols performed in the genres of funk, soul, jazz, bossanova and reggae.

Sunday, 2nd December at 19h30 at the Andorra National Auditorium, Ordino. (General Ticket: 20€. 2nd floor balcony ticket: 10€. Carnet Jove 17€ or 8.50€ on balcony. 15% discount on tickets bought in advance at: www.cultura.ad & Illa Carlemany) Love of Lesbian will open the 2019 National Auditorium Season. The concert has been organized with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with Spain. The Barcelona indie music band, Love of Lesbian has been performing for 20 years. They started their career recording three albums in English, then, in 2005, produced their fourth album, Maniobras de escapismo, totally in Spanish. Love of Lesbian have performed at major festivals and produced Gold albums on three occasions, most recently in 2016 with El poeta Halley. In 2010, the Spanish edition of Rolling Stone magazine awarded them the Group of the Year Award. Love of Lesbian have prepared a unique repertoire for this, their first performance in Andorra. Musicians: Santi Balmes: (vocals & guitar); Julián Saldarriaga: (guitar); Jordi Roig: (electric guitar); Oriol Bonet: (percussion); Dani Ferrer: (keyboard) and Ricky Falkner: (double bass).

SEASON OF THEATRE & DANCE (in Catalan)

CINEMA
Monday 26th – Thursday, 29th November at 20h at the Cinemes Illa Carlemany, Escaldes-Engordany. (Over 15s. Nine awards including Cannes best director.) Cold War. Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski. Starring: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc. The Story: A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, the film depicts an impossible love story in impossible times.

Wednesday, 28th November at 21h30 at La Llacuna Cultural Center, Andorra la Vella. (Over 15s. Nine awards including Cannes Best Actor.) Cineclub Cycle. You Were Never Really Here. Directed by Lynne Ramsay. Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Judith Roberts, Ekaterina Samsonov. The Story: A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down sexually exploited missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe’s nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.

CHILDREN (all events in Catalan unless otherwise stated)
Thursday, 29th November at 18h at the Public Library, Encamp. Storytelling: El Patufet with Vanessa Silva aimed at children from 2 years of age. On this occasion, the chosen story is the classic The Patufet, by the French writer Charles Perrault, who tells the story of a little boy, as small as a chick pea, who wants to help his mother so goes to the country to take his father his lunch. But suddenly it rains and Patufet hides under a cabbage … With this story the children will realize that Patufet, despite being small, is brave and wants to help others.

Saturday, 1st December at 11h at the University Public Library, Sant Julià de Lòria. (From 5-years-old Pre-booking required: Tel 744 044 or email [email protected]) French storytelling: Fantaisies d’hivern (Winter Fantasies) with Terre de Lune.

CHILDREN’S MUSICAL
Saturday, 1st December at 17h in the Sports Complex, Encamp. (5€ adults, children free if pre-booked at 731 490). Patatu is a children’s musical performed by the company Viu el teatre, a co-production with the Grec Festival Barcelona 2014 which was nominated for the best family show in the 2016 Armchair Prizes. Patatu combines a fantastic and imaginative scenery with a stage rhythm that holds the attetion of even the youngest during the entire work. The story starts with Patatu, a real eccentric character. Martí is desperate, but he is always willing to give him a hand, and both are doing well. But in Patatum things are not as they should be; something strange happens: the evil Wizard has made a spell that has transformed the sun and the moon and, in turn, the entire town and its inhabitants. Enjoy the jokes of Patatu and the magic of his friend Martí, who come alive on stage with their friends. Together, they will live an adventure to recover the natural order of things in Patatum.

OTHER
Tuesday, 27th November at 19h in the Public Library, Encamp. (From 16-years-old. For more information and to register ring 732 704 or email [email protected]) A workshop on how to wrap presents. Get to know techniques and materials that give a unique appearance to gifts demonstrated by La mà de la Mar.

Culturally yours,

Clare.

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