PICK OF THE WEEK: Monday, 3rd June – Sunday, 9th June, 2019
Tuesday, 4th June at 19h in the auditorium, La Valireta, Encamp. (Free) End of Year Festival of Encamp’s Music Schools. Once again, the students will showcase a wide and varied musical repertoire. Be it with the piano, the violin or the guitar, the young people will interpret different styles of songs.
Friday, 7th June at 21h at the Prat del Roure, Escaldes-Engordany. (15€) LEJ in concert – Saison Culturelle offered by the French Embassy in Andorra. (Tickets 15€ or 12€). It was not by chance that LEJ, a close harmony group of three women, were awarded with the Victoria of Music as a revelation group and with the Crystal Globe for the best female performance in 2017. Lucie, Elisa and Juliette make up a musical trio of voice, percussion and cello with well-crafted lyrics, “mestizo” music and engaging rhythms. They will be presenting their latest album, Poupées Russes.
Sunday, 9th June at 18h at the Congress Centre of Andorra la Vella. (Free) Rehearsal Time. The end of year Dance and Theatre Festival of the Comú of Andorra la Vella, with the complicity of their teacher, Raquel Dinis, and the participation of students of all levels. They will be very happy if you can be there and, with your presence, give warmth and love to these little artists who, during the year and in their day to day classes, have worked with perseverance, joy and enthusiasm so that today they will spend an afternoon full of affection, determination and love in their show which transports us to aa normal, everyday rehearsal session.
Until Thursday, 13th June at 19h at the Art al Set Galeria, Escaldes-Engordany. Inks and Sculpture by the Colombian artist, Duván, now settled in Besaú.
Until Saturday, 31st August in the Bingo Star’s gallery, Andorra la Vella. Passion for painting by artist Jaume Campmany, presented within the framework of the Bingo Art project. The exhibition collects together a sample of oils painted on linen that represent the landscapes of our surroundings. The works are also on sale and will vary in the coming months but without changing the main themes.
Monday 3rd – Thursday, 6th June at 19.45h at the Cinemes, Illa Carlemany, Escaldes-Engordany. (For 16s and over.) Rocketman. Directed by Dexter Fletcher. Starring: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden. The Story: Rocketman is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story – set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton – tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. (See 3rd link below for a Time magazine article on what is true in the film and what fantasy.)
Tuesday, 4th June at 20.15h at the Cinemes, Illa Carlemany, Escaldes-Engordany. Yao. (In French). Directed by Philippe Godeau. Starring: Omar Sy, Lionel Louis Basse, Fatoumata Diawara. The Story: From his village in northern Senegal, Yao is a 13-year-old boy ready to do anything to meet his hero: Seydou Tall, a famous French actor. Invited to Dakar to promote his new book, the latter goes to his country of origin for the first time. To fulfill his dream, the young Yao braves a 387 kilometers journey alone to the capital. Touched by this child, the actor decides to ignore his obligations and to accompany him home. But on the dusty and uncertain roads of Senegal, Seydou realises that, while rolling towards the village of the child, he is also rolling towards his roots.
CHILDREN (All children’s activities are in Catalan unless otherwise stated.)
Tuesday, 4th June at 18h at the Encamp Public Library. (The activity, as always, is free and is aimed at a family audience.) Storytelling in Encamp: Los tres porquets (The three Little Pigs). The library has organised another series of storytelling, this time with Vanessa Silva. The Story: Three little pigs, living in the middle of the forest, built themselves houses. Everyone constructed their own: the first brother made his of straw; the second of wood, and the third of bricks. The third pig urged his brothers to strengthen their houses because of the threat of the wolf that lived close by, but they paid no attention because they preferred to go out to play. The wolf came ready to eat the pigs. The pigs took refuge in their houses. The wolf blew on the first house and it collapsed and the second one too, but he could not blow down the third, better built house. That’s why he tried to enter by the chimney. But the pigs lit a fire in the fireplace to burn it and the wolf ran away.
Sunday, 9th June from 9h starting at the Coll d’Ordino. Orientation Race and friendly dinner. (Registration for the race: 8€. People joining for the lunch: 5€. Children under 8, free. Gifts with registration at Ordino Sports Center: Tel. +376 878 110. Canillo Ice rink: Tel. +376 800 840). 9h – 10h collect dorsal numbers. 10h Briefing. 10.15h Start of the race.
DRINKS IN THE HISTORIC CENTRE of ANDORRA LA VELLA
Thursday, 6th June from 19h – 24h in the Historic Centre of Andorra la Vella. Drinks in the historic centre. Refreshments, shopping, live music and entertainment in a unique atmosphere, on the date that marks the beginning of the summer season.
HISTORICAL GUIDED TOURS
Thursday, 6th June every half hour from 20h – 22.30h at the Casa de la Vall, Andorra la Vella. People taking a walk through the Historic Centre of Andorra la Vella on the night of 6th June to enjoy Drinks in the Historic Centre can also visit the Casa de la Vall. This activity, that enlivens the old quarter of the capital, has become a mandatory occasion to welcome in the Summer, and now the Department of Museums and Monuments is adding a cultural proposal. The Casa de la Vall will open its doors using an exceptional timetable for all those who want to know the building from a new, night-time perspective, including visits to its various garrets and attics.
INTERNATIONAL DAYS OF HISTORIC GARDENS
Tuesday 4th – Sunday, 9th June at the Museu Areny-Plandolit House, Ordino. (Ticket: The price is included in the usual Museum prices.) The national museums of Andorra will be adhering to the International Days of Historic Gardens organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Government of France. These days allow people to get to know the historical gardens that are to be found in France and in other European countries, and Andorra participates in this event to publicize the historical garden created by the Areny-Plandolit family in the 20th century.
Conference Program in Andorra:
From 4th to 9th June: Daily visits to the garden of the Casa Areny-Plandolit Museum during the usual opening hours of the Museum. Sunday, 9th June, at 12h. What do the gentlemen want? A dramatized visit around the Areny-Plandolit family home, which will have the garden and the house as the scenario. Tickets: 10€
Saturday, 1st June 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).
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