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Formentera Local Police respond last weekend and early Tuesday morning

foto 2022vii festa illegalFormentera Local Police report that 22 July, at roughly two o'clock in the morning, a person was arrested for allegedly endangering public health. Officers caught the individual selling a piece of hashish in the town of Es Pujols and found another three pieces of the drug and nearly €300 in cash on their person.

Roughly one hour later, an individual was arrested for allegedly damaging street fixtures and furniture. Initial evidence indicates the individual damaged vehicles and storefronts in the town of Sant Francesc with an iron chain.

Two motorists in Es Pujols were stopped on 23 July for driving under the influence of alcohol. Officers initiated the corresponding proceedings for endangering lives on the road.

All of the detainees were turned over to the Formentera Civil Guard for further investigation and searches.

Lastly, 26 July at approximately 4.00am, officers broke up a beach party in the area of Es Cavall d'en Borràs. They seized stereo equipment and a generator and cited two individuals for illegally organising the party in a protected natural area.

The cases will be referred to the Formentera Office of Environment and Balearic Ministry of Environment, which have jurisdiction over such infractions.

26 July 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

MoskitasMuertas' "La decisió" hits Formentera

The Formentera Office of Culture is pleased to announce that as part of Festes de Sant Jaume, the theatre troupe MoskitasMuertas will present La Decisió to audiences at Sala de Cultura (Cinema), Saturday 28 July at 8.00pm.

Part of the La Mala Llet trilogy, the troupe's never before performed tragicomedy about the desire to be a mother depicts Kenya and her partner Marta's emotional journey towards motherhood. "We will travel through unfamiliar landscapes with uncontrolled impacts on the idealised image of motherhood", say the troupe.

In 2017 performers Xènia Fuertes and Mireia Sobrevela founded MoskitasMuertas in the unique setting of the island of Formentera. Their productions challenge the classic forms of theatrical language and use humour to question the beliefs shaping today's society.

Tickets and admission

Tickets cost €7 and are available now on www.entradesformentera.cat. La Decisió is for viewers 13 and over. A 50% discount is available for unemployed people, under-employed freelancers, retirees, under-25s and single-parent and large families.

21 July 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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At 2022 Festes de Sant Jaume, late-night concerts mark return of dancing fun to Diada

The Formentera Office of Culture is pleased to report that late-night concerts will return to the Festes de Sant Jaume this Saturday and Sunday (24 and 25 July). Susana Labrador, councillor of culture, invited the entire island to enjoy these concerts programmed to mark the Diada de Formentera, which, "after two years of pandemic constraints, will be like the ones before COVID-19: to be enjoyed and danced to".

The first night of concerts happens Sunday 24 July with performances from Mishima, Pupil-les and Axel Pi Sidonie DJ set. The second instalment comes Monday 25 July, with performing groups Mucho and Els Pets. Performances start at 10.30pm in Plaça de la Constitució (Sant Francesc).

Sunday 24 July
Mishima. One pandemic and many concerts later, Mishima present Formentera audiences with their latest album. Recorded at Black Box, Peter Deimel's sanctuary in Angers (France), L'aigua clara (TRIS, 2022) doesn't just insist on a commitment to sonic forcefulness and literary depth, it sublimates it. Five years after Ara i res (2017), David Carabén (vocals and guitar), Marc Lloret (keyboards), Dani Vega (guitar), Xavi Caparrós (bass) and Alfons Serra (drums) come into full bloom on their ninth studio album (or tenth counting 2019's live release Ara i aquí). Maturity was just that, and they're back on Formentera to share their latest efforts and get us dancing.

Pupil·les. Two singers and DJ Rule founded Pupil-les as a trio in Valencia in 2014. Three years later, it was their second release, Les Silenciades, that cemented Pupil·les's place as one of the most interesting groups on the new Catalan music scene. Since then, the band's trademark has been the elaborate and well-finished beats and festive and political lyrics imbued with feminist messages. For International Women's Day, 8 March 2021, they released Gambito de dama. Pupil·les have also collaborated with bands like Boikot and Txarango. In February of this year, their album Tot i res signalled an evolution from rap to pop and left us with more danceable rhythms which they will present on Formentera with all their energy.

Axel Pi Sidonie DJ set. Axel Pi, drummer of the acclaimed band Sidonie, is back on Formentera to get as dancing as he spins records from the sixties to present day.

Monday 25 July
Martí Perarnau IV formed Mucho after the breakup of Sunday Drivers in 2010. Musically, lyrically and in Perarnau's singing, the group have finessed a surprising evolution from their textbook pop-rock beginnings to the present. Perarnau is at once speaker and biting lyricist, with phrasing that is absolutely unique and unmistakeable. Perarnau's immensely personal sound and unending quest for innovation mean the multi-instrumentalist is sought by the hottest names on the scene, though this does not prevent him from maintaining an active musical career and continuing to compose songs of his own. In 2018, left holding the reins of Mucho, Perarnau dropped Aquí et quedes, Perarnau, followed by ¿Hay alguien en casa? a year later, both of which were very well received by critics.

The legendary Catalan outfit Els Pets are the jewel in the crown of this year's Sant Jaume celebrations. The band will share with Formentera crowds the most adult, honest and rabidly pop album of their career. It's the return of Els Pets, and it hits like a fist on the table. 1963 is rapturous, sweet and unabashed, sober and meticulous, brimming with catchy melodies that envelop stories with soul. It is an honest bet on the little things requiring an unhurried approach and proper nutrition. 1963 is also an important date that defines the album's content: for the three members of the group, it is year zero, the starting point of the genre they have been practising since day one, an octopus of guitars with catchy melodies like café caramel sweets.

This new album, the 13th of their career, is adult optimism, short and direct songs with no filler, an extra dose of vitality, lyrics that reclaim the ironic and incredulous edge of previous efforts, and Els Pets' signature sensitive eye for detail.

19 July 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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Andrés Coll: special guest at Sant Jaume-edition of Jazz a la Plaça

The Formentera Office of Culture is pleased to announce that from 10.00pm on the feast day of Sant Jaume, Saturday 23 July, the crowd at Jazz in the Square (Jazz a la Plaça) will be treated to a special guest. As every Saturday, Formentera's most endearing jazz outfit will be on hand to liven things up in Plaça de la Constitució in Sant Francesc, but this time, Eivissa-native Andrés Coll, will help.

A young multi-instrumentalist, versatile vibraphonist and member of a folk group on Eivissa since his childhood, Coll is not only knowledgeable about the roots of music in the Pine Islands, he is also a performer, composer and researcher whose areas of interest encompass Bach, Bartók, contemporary, jazz and free improvisation.

Coll's compositions transmit his particular vision of the Mediterranean. This year, he has released two albums: Natural research, a contemporary music project with pianist Joachim Kühn, and Live in Ibiza, an album recorded after a concert with violinist Mateusz Smoczynski and drummer and percussionist Ramón López at the Can Jeroni Cultural Centre in Sant Josep. Together with musician Majid Bekkas, Smoczynski, López and Coll make up the Andrés Coll Project, which the frontman says "unpacks the folk music of our cultures with avant-garde spirit and free improvisation".

18 July 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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Part three of "A Collection of Contemporary Art III: Painting and Others" settles into 'Far de la Mola'

The Formentera Office of Culture is pleased to report that from 20 July to 29 September, visitors to "Far de la Mola" Cultural and Educational Space can see the final instalment of A Collection of Contemporary Art III: Painting and Others.

The third instalment showcases the collection of Catalina Verdera Ribas and is curated by Manolo Oya with Trampolí Mecànic Cultural Association.

Unlike the first two instalments, which comprised works by local artists and creators who have resided or maintained close contact with our islands, instalment three mainly focuses on work from artists with whom Catalina Verdera has maintained a relationship as a result of her work at the Van der Voort Gallery, or works that she has acquired for her personal collection.

The third Collection of Contemporary Art features a selection of paintings, drawings and objects from 17 artists: Antoni Tàpies, Antonio Murado, Miguel Mont, Juan Hernández Pijuan, Berta Cáccamo, Carmen Anzano, Amparo Sard, Ana Vilarrasa, Jaume Plensa, Carmen Calvo, Ester Partegàs, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Jordi Alcaraz, Nono Bandera, Douglas Pérez, Kcho and Miriam Durango.

The exhibition opens Tuesday 19 July at 12 noon and will run until 29 September. The display is open 10.00am to 2.00pm every morning from Tuesday to Sunday, and 5.00pm to 9.00pm on Wednesdays and Sundays.

15 July 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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