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Visit from regional culture envoy

visita-delegada-cultura1Consell de Formentera councillors of culture and patrimony Susana Labrador and Raquel Guasch met today with the regional envoy for culture, Catalina Solivellas, to set the agenda for the current legislative period. The technical meeting served to chart landmarks moving ahead for the remodel of Sa Senieta, a space that will ultimately house the Formentera Museum. After the gathering, staff and party officials visited the Sa Senieta property.

2 October 2019
Department of Communication
Consell de Formentera


Films, hands-on workshops, horseback rides make list of October activities for island youth

foto progOCT019 casal de joves 2The Consell de Formentera youth office presents the October activities programme at the Casal de Joves. Department chief Vanessa Parellada called the run of activities and workshops “part of the ongoing priority to give younger generations leisure options building on values of solidarity, healthy living and environmental attunement”.

Once a week at 6.30pm, Casal staff open the doors so visitors can plop down on the sofa, grab some popcorn and enjoy a film of special relevance to young people. Film fans on Wednesday the 2nd will see Invictus; on Wednesday the 9th they can catch Es por tu bien. The Casal announces Pay the Ghost for Friday the 25th, and How to Train Your Dragon 2 on Wednesday the 30th.

Overlapping with World Non-Violence Day on Friday the 4th is a workshop—De quin costat vols estar?—about raising awareness among young people about the kinds of violence that are out there and why they should be proactive about opposing them.

On Saturday the 5th Casal staff will host a workshop where participants can try their hand at a kind of painting tuned especially to send creativity soaring, “spin art”. Friday the 11th , Casal youth can pitch in and paint the columns at the centre, and Wednesday the 16th they can get in on a heart-healthy snack—un berenar saludable—to promote healthy eating, and to learn why that’s so important.

Friday the 18th offers yet another chance for children and teens to add their voice to the larger “Fridays for Future” movement. On Wednesday the 23rd, staff will lead a workshop focused on relaxation, then the following Saturday, one titled “Just dance” geared towards doing just that.

Horseback ride
One particularly stand-out item on the October agenda is a horseback ride. The outing is exclusively for regular Casal attendees. Space is limited, reserve in advance.

Casal staff will also put on dance workshops during the winter months.

2 October 2019
Department of Communication
Consell de Formentera

This Saturday and Monday, “Fortaleza a la Napolitana” at Sala de Cultura-Cinema

foto v del vecchio 1The Consell de Formentera's Department of Sport reports that on Saturday the 5th, and Monday the 7th of October, islanders can see Fortaleza a la Napolitana at the cinema (Sala de Cultura). The show starts at 8.30pm and admission is €7.

With direction by Andrés Wacksman, Valeria Del Vecchio dances in a production by Fils Roulants. Fortaleza a la Napolitana is a touching expression of the contradition between longing to be self-sufficient and the need for human warmth and protection from hardship. The piece speaks to the duality of a woman who goes through life wearing strength like a mask, and the fragility that proves there's no such thing as a mission to be accomplished.

The production runs 40 minutes and is intended for adult audiences. Space is limited. To reserve seats, send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

1 October 2019
Department of Communication
Consell de Formentera

Hilario Serra’s display of historic Formentera coins débuts today in Ajuntament Vell gallery

expo-monedes1The patrimony office of the Consell de Formentera reports that at 7.00pm this evening, an exhibit of of historic Formentera coins known as “the Hilario Serra collection” will take up temporary residence in the Ajuntament Vell exhibition hall. The exceptional display encompasses an array of periods in Formentera's past, from the wave of coins issued from Eivissa (then known as “Ibosim púnica”) in Phoenician times between fourth and first century BCE, to contemporary mints of the western and central reaches of the Mediterranean and coinages issued under Alfonso III and in circulation in the early nineteenth century.

The more than 600-piece collection includes a wealth of Roman coins from the reigns of 48 emperors of the early and late Roman Empire as well as a selection of previously unknown Arab and medieval coins. The series opened the door to realisation of a targeted study in which specialists from each period will participate, including Benjamí Costa (Phoenician coins), Santiago Padrino (Roman coins), Félix Retamero (Arab coins) and Toni Ferrer Abárzuza (medieval, modern and contemporary).

Patrimony councillor Raquel Guasch called the collection “a little taste of what we'll have on hand at Formentera's future museum”.

A joint project of the Eivissa-Formentera Museum of Archaeology (MAEF) and the Consell de Formentera, the exhibit will be open to public visits until 11 October.

The subject will also be discussed at the opening session of this year's Jornades d'Estudis Locals Joan Marí Cardona, a lecture series that runs 7 to 11 October in the conference room of the island's dependent care facility (Centre de Dia). Titled “Coins without people?” (Monedes sense gent?), that session will be led by historian Félix Retamero Serralvo on 7 October.

30 September 2019
Department of Communication
Consell de Formentera

Storytime tops slate of activities in Formentera libraries this October

foto biblio oct019 3The culture department of the Consell de Formentera has unveiled the Formentera libraries' activities programme for October. Returning Tuesday the 1st and scheduled for repeat appearances every first Tuesday of the month are storytime sessions for newborns to four-year-olds called Contes per parlar amb la lluna (Tales for talking with the moon). The 5.30pm sessions take place at Marià Villangómez library until December.

The family storytime sessions are designed by Xènia Fuertes as a meeting space for families and a way to bring children into contact with books and spoken storytelling. The goal is tap into the magic of tale-telling to give very young children the opportunity to discover the pleasure of reading. Families who are interested in signing up should send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Pet workshop
From 5.00pm to 7.00pm on Monday 7 October, the Sant Ferran library connection, or punt de lectura, will host an all-ages workshop on pets that is backed by Acción Francisco Formentera.

Intended to impart a sense of the value of pets and keep animals off the streets, the educational initiative consists of a first part designed to help children build connections with animals through body language. The second portion involves a bit of theatre and a drawing activity.

Monday 14 October at 5.30pm the Marià Villangómez library will host another storytime, En construcció: Contes curts i absurds (Under construction: Short, silly stories), for children four and up. Gemma Moll builds up fables as one would a fun joke. To the non-conformist, they will ring out like provocations, stirring listeners to ask themselves Why...?

Book launches
On Wednesday 16 October at 8.00pm, Marià Villangómez library welcomes author Íñigo Franco Benito (Ifrabe) for a presentation of his book No con tu hija. Moderated by Vicent Ferrer Mayans.

A second presentation—this time of Alessandra Rossin's Hola, soy tu niño interior—is in the works as part of celebrations for International Library Day on Thursday 24 October. Unfolding at Marià Villangómez library, the event runs from 8.00pm to 10.00pm and will be moderated by José Luis García Guerricagoitia.

The launch will also include a workshop. Hola, soy tu niño interior is Rossin's third work, and starts with a section that alternates between theoretical concepts and practical examples, mixing anecdotes and short stories in for good measure. The second section comprises practical exercises and meditations to help readers put the first in practice. The second section will be the basis of an introductory workshop.

Halloween mask-making workshop
On Wednesday 30 October between 5.00pm and 7.00pm, the Sant Ferran punt de lectura will host a traditional Halloween mask workshop for children aged four to ten. This year's workshop will be led by artist Maristela Campana.

25 September 2019
Department of Communication
Consell de Formentera

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