PICK OF THE WEEK: Monday, 30th September – Sunday, 6th October, 2019

PICK OF THE WEEK: Monday, 30th September – Sunday, 6th October, 2019

Friday, 4th October at 23h at the cafè-teatre-pub La Fada Ignorant, Andorra la Vella. Concerts a la Fada and on Saturday, 5th October at 12.30h. Musical Vermouth: an intimate little concert both with Daniel Cros.

Saturday, 5th October at 20.30h at the Prat del Roure, Escaldes-Engordany. (Free) ONCA & Vera Martínez: Frontiers of Terror and War. Music for the victims of totalitarianism, interpreted by the National Chamber Orchestra of Andorra under the direction of the violinist Vera Martínez. Concertino director: Gerard Claret. Narrator: Albert Villaró. Text selection and historical contextualization in collaboration with the National Archives of Andorra and the Institute of Andorrans Studies.

Elgar: Serenade for strings in E minor, op. 20
A. Webern: Langsamer Satz
D. Shostakovich: string quartet no. 8, op. 110

Until Friday, 31st January, 2020. The House of Rossell, an interior look in the Postal Museum, Ordino. The ground floor of the Postal Museum (the era of Rasero d’Ordino), has been transformed into a temporary exhibition hall where a sample from the 17th to the 20th century has been prepared to publicize one of Andorra’s most important heritage collections. Documented since the 15th century, Casa Rossell is one of the most important Houses in Andorra, whether from the economic or the political point of view. Apart from being one of the country’s great landowners, the Rossell family includes important public figures, among them Antoni Fiter i Rossell (1706-1748), editor of the Manual Digest in which he compiled, for the first time, the history, government and customs of Andorra and transcribed a document written by Charlemagne.

The collection bears testimony to the wealth and importance of the family. The exhibition focuses on various areas of their life, symbolically represented by objects and organized thematically: wealth and properties, domestic life, social and cultural life, etc.

Wednesday, 2nd October at 19.30h at the Centre de Congressos d’Andorra la Vella. “Estima’m quan menys ho mereixi… perquè és quan més ho necessito.” (Love me when I least deserve it … because that is when I need it most.) A talk for mothers, fathers and teachers of adolescents by the psychologist and educator, Jaume Funes.

Monday, 30th September – Thursday 3rd October at 19.30h at the Cinemes Illa Carlemany, Escaldes-Engordany. Downton Abbey directed by Michael Engler, starring MichelleDockery, Tuppence Middleton, Maggie Smith. The story: The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century. Excitement is high at Downton Abbey when the Crawley family learns that King George V and Queen Mary are coming to visit.

(NB Nearly all the English version films are also on over the weekend prior to when I send out this notice. The problem is that Illa only posts the info on Fridays, too late for my Thursday morning Update. If interested in what’s on at the weekend I suggest you go to https://www.publicine.net/cartellera-cinema/escaldes-engordany/cinemes-illa-carlemany and check for English looking films with VOSE beside them. (Original voice with Spanish subtitles) The title is usually in Spanish.C.A.)

CHILDREN (All children’s activities are in Catalan unless otherwise stated.)
Saturday, 5th October at 10h at the Portal de la Vall, Andorra La Vella. (5€.) Mycology workshop for children. A study on fungi and mushrooms.

Saturday, 5th October at 11.30h at the Sala de Festes of the Sports and Sociocultural Complex of Encamp. (Admission: 5€ adults, free for children with prior reservation at the complex itself. Damaris Gelabert in concert! Dàmaris Gelabert is a hugely popular singer, pedagogue and music therapist. Her YouTube channel already has more than 90,000 subscribers and 10 million views. Aimed at a family audience, this concert gives you the opportunity to experience the positive effects of singing together: making the audience happy, helping them to learn, grow, unite, to experience emotions and, above all, it is a unique way to strengthen family bonds.

Saturday, 5th October from 10h – 14h in the Plaça dels Arínsols, Encamp. Encamp Saturday market. The Encamp Entrepreneurs Association (AEE) recommences their traditional market as a showcase for trade in the parish. This initiative, which was launched in 2014 with the collaboration of the Comú d’Encamp, has had numerous auxiliary activities such as botifarrades (sausage barbeques) children’s face painting, magic, musical performances or batucades (drum bands).

Saturday, 5th October from 11h – 20h in the Historic quarter, Andorra la Vella. Vall Market. On the first Saturday of every month from May to October, the Vall de la Vall market stalls will offer you creative crafts, art and agrifood products. There will be workshops in the morning and entertainment in the afternoon.

Culturally yours,



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