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New winter hours at Marià Villangómez Library

The Formentera Office of Culture announces that from Monday 13 September, new winter hours take effect at the Marià Villangómez Library. During this period, the library will open Monday to Thursday, mornings 9.30am to 1.00pm, and afternoons 4.00pm to 7.30pm. On Fridays it will open from 9.30am to 3.00pm.

During library hours, patrons can check out documents, get information about books and use the library’s print and copy service. Five computers will additionally be made available for consultation, work and study, with a sixth computer exclusively for consultation. Newly increased capacity means that the lounge space, where visitors can study or use a personal computer, can now accommodate up to 18 people. Three reading stations have also been set up.

Patrons who wish to print documents can send them to reprografia@conselldeformentera.cat. Print-outs and copies can be picked up during library hours once confirmation is received from staff that the material is available. Patrons in need of support on technical issues can get it at the computer lab, Monday to Thursday afternoons and Friday mornings.

The children’s area will reopen with a total capacity of eight people: six spots for quiet use of the space, and two for choosing children’s documents and/or DVDs.

The Sant Ferran Library Connection (Punt de Lectura) will be closed until further notice.

For more information, please contact the team at biblioteca@conselldeformentera.cat or call 971 32 33 33 86.

10 September 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

In 7th year, Formentera Jazz Festival connects with island’s nature and magic

cartell 2021 FJFThe Formentera Offices of Culture and Tourism are pleased to announce that the seventh Formentera Jazz Festival will take place between 23 and 26 September virtually and in person at assorted venues across the island.

Culture chief Susana Labrador expressed her satisfaction “at being able to hold the festival in person once again after last year’s virtual edition”, and highlighted a musical programme "that will unfold over four days in an array of venues and in concord with nature".

Nature and the outdoors are also a common feature in the extensive FOT-backed programme of events —Save Posidonia Project, Formentera Fotogràfica, Formentera Zen, the Half Marathon, Formentera Olympic Triathlon— set to play out on Formentera in the coming days.

FJF organisers, who see the festival’s 2021 edition as a new chance to connect audiences with nature and the magic of the island through music, have turned to a hybrid format combining performances before audiences and livecast connexions sonores.

The festival begins with an online talk by marine biologist Manu San Félix ('Let's save our Mediterranean'; 12 noon, Thursday 23 September) and an evening event with Malinga de Morte at Blue Bar (8.30pm). A returning feature of the festival, FJF’s “sonic connections” will air from some of the island’s most magical corners, and are designed to be heard and observed. The series of virtual tête-à-têtes starts Friday at 12 noon at Es Cap de Barbaria lighthouse.

As attendees reconvene at 9.00pm in the Sa Senieta courtyard in Sant Francesc, FJF’s in-person portion will kick off with a 9.00pm performance from local outfit Yakari & Casa Connery, followed by singer Yadira Ferrer at 10.30pm. Saturday at 12 noon, FJF screens will transmit another connexió sonora, this time from beaches and undersea spots near Formentera. In the evening, audiences are once again requested at the Sa Senieta courtyard for a 9.00pm show from Uruguayan violinist Federico Nathan and a 10.30pm performance from Valmuz.

The FJF draws to a close Sunday the 26th with assorted musicians sitting for an 8.30pm jam-session at Chezz Gerdi.

Content is free but, due to capacity limitations, reservations are required. Direct links to the daily programmes can be found below, and on the FJF website.

● THURSDAY 23: https://www.bluebarformentera.com/en/restaurant.html
● FRIDAY 24: https://entradesformentera.cat/espectacles/jazz-festival-24-setembre
● SATURDAY 25: https://entradesformentera.cat/espectacles/jazz-festival-25-setembre
● SUNDAY 26: https://www.chezzgerdi.com/formentera/reservas/

7 September 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Guitarres de Formentera returns to Sant Ferran from 10 to 12 September

cartell 2021 guitarres de formenteraThe Formentera Office of Culture is pleased to report that Guitarres de Formentera will return to Sant Ferran from 10 to 12 September. Guitarres de Formentera is a festival of blues, jazz and rock music, which has already become an unmissable event of the summer season on the island. The festival, which is organised by the Guitarres de Formentera association with collaboration from the Consell de Formentera, is now in its twelfth year.
Musical performances will bring to life the courtyard of the old Sant Ferran primary school, with performances from Maya Alexander Band and Quantic Tamarell Band on the 10th, and performances from Litus & The Formentera Connection and Monkey Doo on the 11th, both at 9.00pm. The festival draws to a close on Sunday the 12th with a 9.30pm jam session at Sa Panxa restaurant in Sant Ferran.

3 September 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Anna Ametller connects with nature at Centre Antoni Tur ‘Gabrielet’

cartell 2021 ametllerThis Friday, 3 September, artist Anna Ametller will unveil “Reconnectant”: a showcase of the Formentera-based and Catalonia-born creator’s takes on women, plants, landscapes, the seafloor, birds and other animals that conjure feelings of connection and communion with nature. The pieces are fashioned with varying materials: iron, wood, stones and other found objects.
The show will be on view till 12 September, from 11.00 to 2.00pm and 7.00pm to 9.00pm at Centre Antoni Tur “Gabrielet”.

1 September 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

The irony-infused surrealism of Juan Moreno’s ‘día perfecto’

cartell 2021 un dia perfectoThe Formentera Office of Culture is pleased to report that next Monday 30 August at 7.00pm Juan Moreno’s “Un día perfecto” will take up residence at the municipal gallery in Sant Francesc. The show’s stars are the illustrations, although they share the spotlight with creative media like watercolours, paintings and printed reproductions.

Directly or otherwise, “Un día perfecto” revolves around the places, situations and people that typify Formentera. The show finds Moreno continuing to flesh out his personal vision of the island, a surface that he first began to scratch with “Universos paralelos” (2016) and “Fallo del sistema” (2018).

True to the same dynamic, Moreno’s ‘perfect day’ is a surreal world awash in ironic overtones, a universe existing between the real and the fictitious. From Sant Ferran and Fonda Pepe to Plaça de la Constitució in Sant Francesc and La Mola, Moreno leads audiences on a tour of local landmarks populated by a rotating cast of characters, from the imagined to the familiar. Each illustration and painting tell a story, which viewers may freely reinterpret in turn.

Brought up on comic strips and illustrations, Moreno blends academian foundations with influences drawn from pop culture, notably comics, more recently resuscitating, along with co-founder Vicent Ferrer, the defunct hometown fanzine ADN.

Following a 7.00pm opening on Monday 30 August, the exhibition will be on view at “Ajuntament Vell” gallery from 11.00am to 2.00pm and 6.30pm to 9.30pm, Monday to Saturday, 31 August to 11 September.

26 August 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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