Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Week 7 2018

Hello!

Wishing you a very Happy Valentine's Day! 💕 To celebrate the day, and my first glaze firing in my new (to me) kiln, here are some of my most recent ceramics.


Everything I make is for sale, get in touch if you are interested, I'd love to hear from you!

Whatever you do this week in the Gironde and Dordogne regions, have a good week.  There are so many films to see.  Please take care to check the times with the cinema before you head out, apologies if I have made any mistakes.

Best wishes,
Helen
notjustfortheholidays@orange.fr

Week 7 2018


Monday 12 February

Tuesday 13 February

13 February - 3 March : Photo Exhibition 'Ivresse' at the Coeur de Bastide in Ste Foy la Grande.


Wednesday 14 February

14 February 10h30, 18h05 & 19h50 : 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne
A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.  Starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell

14 February 13h45 & 22h10 : The Leisure Seeker (L'echappee belle) is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne
A runaway couple go on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker.   Starring Donald Sutherland, Helen Mirren and Dana Ivey

14 February 18h : Wonder Wheel is showing at La Breche Cinema in Ste Foy la Grande.
On Coney Island in the 1950s, a lifeguard tells the story of a middle-aged carousel operator, his beleaguered wife, and the visitor who turns their lives upside-down.  Starring Jim Belushi, Juno Temple and Justin Timberlake

14 February 18h05 : God's Own Country (Seule la Terre)  is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne
Spring. Yorkshire. Young farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker for lambing season ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.  Starring Josh O'Connor, Gemma Jones and Harry Lister Smith

14 February 19h30 : Concert and Dinner in Fronsac

Thursday 15 February

15 February 10h30, 18h05 & 19h50 : 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

15 February 13h45 & 22h10 : The Leisure Seeker (L'echappee belle) is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

15 February 16h30 : Phantom Thread is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne
Set in 1950's London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.   Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville and Vicky Krieps

15 February 18h05 : God's Own Country (Seule la Terre)  is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

Friday 16 February

16 February 10h30, 18h05 & 19h50 : 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

16 February 13h45 & 22h10 : The Leisure Seeker (L'echappee belle) is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

16  February 18h05 : God's Own Country (Seule la Terre)  is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

16 February 17h30 : Celebrate the Chinese New Year in St Germain du Puch. A show, dinner and demonstrations.




16 February 20h30 : The Choir Meli Melodi perform at the church in Sigoules in support of the Institute Bergonie, the Cancer care hospital in Bordeaux.

Saturday 17 February

17 February 10h30, 18h05 & 19h50 : 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

17 February 11h : Vernissage for a photo exhibition in Ste Foy la Grande, featuring Florent Pacaud


17 February 18h  : Darkest Hour (Les heures sombres) is showing in VO at the La Breche Cinema in Ste Foy la Grande.
Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history. Starring Gary Oldman, Lily James and Kristin Scott Thomas

17  February 18h05 : God's Own Country (Seule la Terre)  is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

17 February 20h : Dinner Dance in Belves de Castillon.



17 February 20h : Creole Dinner Dance in Saint Denis de Pile

17 February 20h30: Magic Show in Lamonzie Saint Martin



17 February 20h30 : Moonlight Cabaret in Saint Antone de Breuilh

17 February 22h10 : The Leisure Seeker (L'echappee belle) is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

17 - 18 February : Salon des Vins in Genssac, a chance to taste and buy wines from all over France.


17 - 18 February : African Dance and Percussion workshops in Ste Foy la Grande - something for all ages.

Sunday 18 February

18 February : Weekly covered flea market in Rauzan.




18 February 10h30, 18h05 & 20h30 : 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

18 February 13h45 : The Leisure Seeker (L'echappee belle) is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

18 February 15h : A Theatrical production by the Amis de Porcheres 'Le Choix du Roi' at the Salle Polyvalente in Porcheres.



18 February 18h05 : God's Own Country (Seule la Terre)  is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

18 February 20h15 : Phantom Thread is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

18 February 20h30  : Darkest Hour (Les heures sombres) is showing in VO at the La Breche Cinema in Ste Foy la Grande.

Coming up...

19 February 18h & 20h30 : Wonder Wheel is showing at La Breche Cinema in Ste Foy la Grande.

19 & 20 February 10h30, 18h05 & 19h50 : 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

19 & 20 February 13h45 & 22h10 : The Leisure Seeker (L'echappee belle) is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

19 & 20 February 18h05 : God's Own Country (Seule la Terre)  is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

20 February 13h45 : Phantom Thread is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

20 February 2030 : Wonder Wheel is showing at La Breche Cinema in Ste Foy la Grande.










And finally...

Would you like to try your hand at watercolours? Why not take a 1 day course and see if you like it? On 24 February she is offering a discovery day exploring watercolours and pastels. Call Jo Surridge on 06 87 12 54 91

Jo runs weekly art courses for all levels of competence both at her studio or at the location of the students choice.
Her speciality is in watercolours but she is flexible according to her clients needs.  The subjects follow the seasons, depicting the ever changing nature of the countryside and the vines but also she loves to depict architecture / town scenes in and around Sainte Foy La Grande and the local environs.
She is open to any interested parties, not just residential guests.
Currently Jo is working on my March Workshop Paper Making by hand and April Easter special Hand Marbled Eggs and other things... 



Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Week 6 2018

Hello!

Just when we thought that spring was around the corner, we get snow and ice!  I still have some brave little flowers popping their heads up in the garden.


Whatever you do this week in the Gironde and Dordogne regions, have a great time.  Please don't forget to let me know if there's anything coming up in your neighbourhood - I'll add it in if I can - for free!

Best wishes,
Helen
notjustfortheholidays@orange.fr


Week 6 2018


Monday 5 February 

Tuesday 6 February

Wednesday 7 February

7 February 13h45 : The Leisure Seeker (L'echappee belle) is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne
A runaway couple go on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker.   Starring Donald Sutherland, Helen Mirren and Dana Ivey

7 February 13h45 : God's Own Country (Seule la Terre)  is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne
Spring. Yorkshire. Young farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker for lambing season ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.  Starring Josh O'Connor, Gemma Jones and Harry Lister Smith

7 February : Something new for the children in Ste Foy, Gouter Concert at the Maison Quartier Artistique, 14 rue Jean Jacques Rousseau.



Thursday 8 February

8 February 13h45 : The Leisure Seeker (L'echappee belle) is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

8 February 13h45 : God's Own Country (Seule la Terre)  is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

8 - 9 - 10 February : Exposition/Projection/Discussion at the Salle Cascante in Castillon


Friday 9 February

9 February 13h45 : The Leisure Seeker (L'echappee belle) is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

9 February 13h45 : God's Own Country (Seule la Terre)  is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

9 February 18h30 : Vernissage for the Exhibition of the Battle of the 100 Years War ain the Office de Tourisme in Branne.  All welcome - exhibition runs 5 Feb - 27 April



Saturday 10 February

10 February : Brocante in the centre of Libourne

10 February 13h45 and 18h05 : God's Own Country (Seule la Terre)  is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

10 February 13h45, 18h05 and 19h45 : The Leisure Seeker (L'echappee belle) is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

10 February 16h : The Greatest Showman is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne
Celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.  Starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams and Zac Efron

10 February : Carnival Dinner Dance in Doulezon. Please book tickets ahead - 06 80 22 63 76


 
10 February : Soiree Spectacle - great poster - no address, no contact details...

10 February 19h : La Petanque Velinoise in Veline, call to book - 5 53 23 49 23




10 February 19h30 : Poule au Pot at the Salle des fetes in Pineuilh.  Reservations 06 83 20 02 20

10 February 20h30 : Fete du Cochon in St Avit St Nazaire.  Please book ahead : 05 57 46 04 93



Sunday 11 February

11 February : Vide Grenier in Abzac




11 February : Weekly Flea Market in Rauzan

11 February 12h30 : Jimboura in Saint Magne de Castillon - reservations 06 10 62 29 50


11 February 13h45 and 18h05 : The Leisure Seeker (L'echappee belle) is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

11 February 13h45 and 18h05 : God's Own Country (Seule la Terre)  is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

11 February 20h30 : Downsizing is showing at La Breche Cinema in Ste Foy la Grande.
A social satire in which a man realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself to five inches tall, allowing him to live in wealth and splendor.Starring Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz and Hong Chau

Coming up...

12  February 13h45 and 18h05 : God's Own Country (Seule la Terre)  is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

12 February 13h45, 18h05, 19h45 and 22h10 : The Leisure Seeker (L'echappee belle) is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

13  February 13h45 and 18h05 : God's Own Country (Seule la Terre)  is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

13 February 13h45, 18h05, 19h45 and 22h10 : The Leisure Seeker (L'echappee belle) is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne



 
It's the school holidays from next week, so check these out for the junior members of the family:






And finally...

Heart shaped bowls - I 💖 my kiln!
 
I loaded my new kiln.  A million thanks to the wonderful Joanne McKinnon who held my hand throughout the process, has taught me everything I know and is now on speed dial!  If you want to learn how to work with ceramics and create your own unique pieces, Jo offers classes and has availability for new students of all ages and all abilities.  Contact Jo at joannapoterie24@gmail.com

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Week 5 2018

Hello!

Did you know that the Catholic holiday of Candlemas, on 2 February, is a feast to commemorate the purification of the Virgin Mary and the presentation of baby Jesus. In France, this holiday is called la Chandeleur, Fête de la Lumière, or jour des crêpes.


Not only do the French eat a lot of crêpes on Chandeleur, but they also do a bit of fortune telling while making them. It is traditional to hold a coin in your writing hand and a crêpe pan in the other, and flip the crêpe into the air. If you manage to catch the crêpe in the pan, your family will be prosperous for the rest of the year.  There is also a train of thought that suggests you should keep this well flipped pancake on the top of the wardrobe for the year to doubly ensure good fortune…

Enjoy your pancakes and whatever you do this week in the Gironde and Dordogne regions – have a great week.
Best wishes,
Helen

Week 5 2018


Monday 29 January

Tuesday 30 January

Wednesday 31 January

Thursday 1 February

1 February 13h45 : The Pentagon Papers is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne
Defense worker Daniel Ellsberg seeks to publish a series of classified government documents detailing the true nature of America's involvement in the Vietnam War.  Starring James Spader, Claire Forlani and Paul Gilmatti

1 February 19h25 : Wonder Wheel is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne
On Coney Island in the 1950s, a lifeguard tells the story of a middle-aged carousel operator, his beleaguered wife, and the visitor who turns their lives upside-down.   Starring Jim Belushi, Juno Temple and Justin Timberlake

Friday 2 February

2 February 18h30 : Vernissage for the art exhibition featuring L'association Arts Croises at L'espace Tourism et Vin by the Grand Pineuilh Leclerc


2 February 19h30 : Starting this week, head over to Montcaret and join in the Line Dancing, all welcome, boots and hat not necessary!



2 February 19h30 : Karaoke and a curry at Le Cafe de la Gare in Ste Foy la Grande

2 February : Le Grand Cafe holds their monthly Soiree with dinner and a concert, this time featuring Moonlight - Duo wint Jazz.



2 February 20h30 : The Lions Club host a theatre performance in Castillon, proceeds to children in need.



2 - 3 - 4 February : Festival de la Lumiere in Libourne at the Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste.



2 - 3 - 4 February : 12th Virus Vocal Festival in Ste Foy, a weekend of singing.  19 choirs, over 450 voices and free concerts throughout the weekend, there's even a class you can join on the Saturday morning.  For more information call 05 57 46 32 24



Saturday 3 February

3 February : Vide Grenier in Libourne at the Salle des Charruauds



3 February : Truffle Market in St Emilion

3 February : Les Broc'a Puces in Velines at La Charrette Bleue



3 February : A day workshop by Cicadance

3 February 19h : Be Witness in Concert at the Eglise St Jean Baptiste in Libourne



3 February 19h : Start your Chandeleur here: Crepes at the Salle des Fetes in Landerrouat

3 February 19h : Soiree Mantrat in Ste Foy la Grande



3 February 20h : Soiree Couscous in Mauriac

3 February 20h : Back by popular demand - Live Musical comedy in Gornac ' Pas d'panique aux Urgences' by Les Guyennos. Find out more here



3 February 20h30 : Theatre night at the Salle Cascante in Castillon.




3 February 20h45 : Bignol Pocket in Concert in Ste Foy at the Salle Clarisse Brian

3 February 20h30 : First of 2 performances this weekend to celebrate 30 years of Josem at the Espace Culturel in Creon. €10/adult €7/reduced tarif



3 - 8 February : Benjamin Bynx exhibits his portraits and figures at the Troubadours, 31 Av du General de Gaulle in Libourne.



Sunday 4 February

4 February : Vide ta chambre in Pineuilh at the Salle des Fetes



4 February : Weekly Flea market in Rauzan



4 February : Dancing class in St Sulplice de Faleyrans.  

4 February :12h : Dinner dance in Listrac-de-Dureze - all things pork to eat.


4 February 16h : A performance to celebrate 30 years of Josem at the Espace Culturel in Creon. €10/adult €7/reduced tarif

4 February 18h15 : Wonder Wheel is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

4  February 20h30 : The Pentagon Papers is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne 

Coming up...

5 February 15h : The Greatest Showman is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne
Celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.  Starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams and Zac Efron

5 February 17h45 : Wonder Wheel is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

5 February 17h45 : The Pentagon Papers is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

5 February 18h : The Commuter (The Passenger) is showing in VO at La Breche in Ste Foy la
Grande
A businessman is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.Starring Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson

6 February 15h : Wonder Wheel is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

6 February 15h : The Pentagon Papers is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

6 February 17h45 : The Greatest Showman is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne








And finally... 

Fancy having a go at making chocolates?