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Francisca Ferrer’s collection of tapestries on view at Centre Antoni Tur ‘Gabrielet’

cartell 2021 francisca ferrerSant Ferran resident Francisca Ferrer Ferrer will be showing her tapestry collection at the Centre Antoni Tur ‘Gabrielet’ from Monday 19 July.

Born on Formentera, Francisca developed her interest in fabrics while running a clothing and accessories shop on the island from 1994 to 2017. Shortly before entering lockdown, she began to machine- and hand-sew nature-themed tapestries, slowly incorporating more general themes like landscapes and traditional local architecture.

The exhibition will be on display 19–25 July from 11.00am to 2.00pm and 7.00pm to 10.00pm.

16 July 2021
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera

Clara Peya to perform for Sant Jaume

cartell 2021 clara peyaThe Formentera Department of Culture is pleased to report that Sunday 25 July, Clara Peya will offer a unique concert to islanders in support of her eleventh album, Perifèria. The performance is part of the Formentera Diada celebrations for Sant Jaume (St James).

Clara Peya is considered one of the most prolific and transgressive pianists in Spain. She has also been described as energy and feeling in their purest form. With the piano her unfailing centre of gravity for composing songs, onlookers describe her artistic personality contagious and torrential. In concerts, she strips herself bare, transforming herself and holding the audience in rapt attention.

A tireless activist and fighter, she received the 2019 National Culture Award for her musical career and social commitment. Peya’s CV is as impressive as her music is unclassifiable. Restless, visceral and transcendent, she eschews clichés and believes in the power of art as a tool for social change.

In 2007 Peya completed undergraduate studies in classical piano at the Catalonia College of Music (Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, ESMUC) before studying jazz and modern music at Barcelona’s Taller de Músics. At 32, she has released eight albums under her own name and collaborated with celebrated musicians. She is also the co-founder of Les Impuxibles, a theatre, dance and live music company, and has composed several pieces of music for theatre and dance performances.

The free, limited-seating concert starts at 10.00pm on St James’ Day (Sunday 25 July) in the courtyard of Sa Senieta. Tickets are available at www.entradesformentera.cat.


15 July 2021
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera

Ramon Mirabet returns to Formentera for Sant Jaume

cartell 2021 ramon mirabetThe Formentera Department of Culture is pleased to announce that nearly three years after his first concert on Formentera, Ramon Mirabet and his band of musicians are back on the island to present their latest album Begin Again in a concert included in this year’s programme for the feast day of Sant Jaume (St James).

As a creator, producer and spectacular performer, Mirabet takes the crowd to a world where the epic meets simplicity, and where nothing falls by the wayside. New sounds from new songs cut straight to the epicentre of rock, the very core of our dancing genes and the very root of tenderness.

With Begin Again, Ramon Mirabet continues to prove that his is not a conventional career. That he’s not unwilling to watch the current as it ebbs from the shore and that his voice remains without parallel.

“Begin Again”
Begin Again is an album splintered by the patience that it takes to make anything one can feel satisfied with. A visceral album made in colliding with the walls of time, inspiration and pressure. Ramon Mirabet knew this album would be the best he wanted to make at this precise moment and that nothing and no one would change his plans. The songs on Begin Again are written from a place of love and from the positive anger that stirs us to abandon grudges, from the sights and experiences of travel, from well-fitting friendships and from the conviction that starting over doesn’t mean taking a single step backwards.

The free, limited-seating concert will take place at 10.00pm on Saturday 24 July in the courtyard of the Sant Ferran schools. Tickets are available at www.entradesformentera.cat.
 

14 July 2021
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera

‘Isla’ is family theatre that 'transcends limits'

foto 2021 islaThe Formentera Department of Culture is pleased to announce that Monday 19 July, the D’Click theatre company will regale local audiences with “Isla”, a family show about the dreams (and hallucinations) of three shipwrecked characters whose only hope lies in one another.

In a story that reflects on the wisdom of seeking refuge at sea and capsizing on an island, the characters of “Isla” overcome the limits of their island in unlikely situations and with the strangest of strategies. Based on an earlier study of body and movement in which circus-esque devices like acrobatics and the Chinese pole function as performative languages, the show is a reminder of the thin line between physical theatre and dance, circus and risk, magic and dream.

“Isla” won Aragon’s Performing Arts Revelation Award in 2016 and the Best Circus Show award the following year. It also won first prize at the 2017 Noctívagos street theatre competition and the Circada Award in 2019.

The troupe
Since 2010, D’Click have believed that the best way to emotionally engage a crowd is through an intermingling of distinct classes of performing arts. The company has performed at national and international festivals like Umore Azoka Festival, Trayectos Danza Festival, Festival de Tàrrega, Villarreal Festival, TAC Festival (Valladolid), FITICH Festival (Chile), Ovar Festival (Portugal), Pirineos Sur Festival, International Performing Arts Festival of Querétaro Mexico and more.

Tickets to the limited-seating production in the Marc Ferrer Secondary School courtyard are available at
www.entradesformentera.cat. The show starts at 7.30pm and is part of 2021 Sant Jaume programme.


13 July 2021
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera

Formentera fetes Sant Jaume with concerts, family entertainment and exhibitions

cartell 2021 festes de sant JaumeThe feast day of the island’s patron saint is approaching, and the Formentera Department of Culture is pleased to present a programme of hometown and international artists, musical performances, fun-for-the-whole-family shows, exhibitions and more to celebrate Sant Jaume (St James) between 13 July and 7 August.

Department chief Susana Labrador welcomed the chance to “put together a programme to make Formentera’s diada great, safe, family-friendly and traditional”.

Diada de Formentera
From 8.00pm on the 24th, the courtyard of the La Mola lighthouse will be the backdrop as the island honours recipients of the Sant Jaume Awards. Attendees must arrive 30 minutes early so seating can be done in an orderly manner.

Next day at the same time, the Sant Francesc church will hold a traditional St James’ Day Mass, followed by, from 9.00pm, a demonstration of folk dance in Plaça de la Constitució.

Cultural activities
The Sant Jaume kick-off happens Tuesday 13 July with Pilar Aldea’s “Residir l’instant” opening in two separate venues: Ajuntament Vell until 31 July, and Far de la Mola until 16 October.

The Ajuntament Vell installation features 66 photographs from the artist’s INSTANTS series and seven pieces of photo patchwork Aldea calls “residences”. The Far de la Mola experience revolves around a nine-minute video loop dubbed “COMÚ”, plus eleven other residences and the poetic text “Llàtzars”. “Residir l’instant” grapples with the permanent stillness of photography and the potential to alter it by acting on imagery.
The Ajuntament Vell show opens at 7.00pm on Tuesday 13 July, and the Far de la Mola show opens at 10.00am a day later.

As part of Cinema a la Fresca on Tuesday 27 July, islanders who catch the open-air screening of Charlie Chaplin’s Shoulder Arms will also be treated to pianist Jota Hidalgo’s live interpretation of the film’s soundtrack. The show starts at 10.00pm in Jardí de ses Eres.

Children’s activities
For family fun on Monday 19 July, D’Click’s “Isla” begins in the dreams (and hallucinations) of three shipwrecked characters who will need each other if they are to take back the reins of their destiny.

As “Isla” reflects on the wisdom of seeking refuge at sea and capsizing on an island, the show’s characters overcome the limits of their island in unlikely situations and with the strangest of strategies. Based on an earlier study of body and movement in which circus-esque devices like acrobatics and the Chinese pole function as performative languages, the show is a reminder of the thin line between physical theatre and dance, circus and risk, magic and dream.

Tickets to the 7.30pm, limited-seating production of “Isla” in the courtyard of Marc Ferrer Secondary School are available at www.entradesformentera.cat.

Musical entertainment
On Friday the 23rd, the Formentera Department of Youth presents Nit Jove, an evening of live performances starting with Miquel Tur and ending with Donuts Hole. First, Miquel Tur. Together the group’s namesake (and Formentera-born) frontman, the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya-trained musicians in Miquel Tur’s four-piece band embrace styles spanning folk and pop to deliver a full-throated, roaring repertoire of original songs and contemporary covers. Next up, Donuts Hole are a five-piece outfit that occupy the terrain between alternative metal and metal-core. Genres aside, the band wrap forcefulness, melody and ambience into a tempest of emotions.
The shows start at 9.30pm in the courtyard of Sa Senieta in Sant Francesc. Seating will be limited and all Covid health and safety measures will be enforced.

Sant Jaume—Eve and Feast
On Saturday the 24th, it’s the return of Catalan music man Ramon Mirabet. Backed by a band, Mirabet will play tracks off his third album, Begin again.
The show starts at 10.00pm in the Sant Ferran school playground. Tickets for the limited-seating event are available at www.entradesformentera.cat.

On Sunday the 25th, the five-piece band supporting pianist/composer Clara Peya promise a concert experience that is wholly unique. Peya, a pianist and composer with a frenetic life story oscillating between music, theatre and activism, is considered one of the most original creators on the Spanish music scene today.

Tickets for the 10.00pm, limited-seating show in Sa Senieta are available at www.entradesformentera.cat.

From 10.00pm on Saturday 7 August, onlookers at Sant Francesc’s Plaça de la Constitució will enjoy the time-tested Jazz a la Plaça programme courtesy of special guests Gianni Gagliardi Trio. The sound, originality and artistic integrity of the band’s Barcelona-bred leader have taken the group round the world in a flurry of situations, from jazz to flamenco.

Sports
The patron saint celebrations will include sports, too, and the John Tunks Memorial Tennis and Padel Tournament will play out on the municipal courts 23–25 July. Signups can be completed at the courts prior to 21 July and all registration fees will go to charity.

Also on Sunday 25 July, Formentera’s synchronised swim club will give a special demonstration in the Antoni Blanc Sports Centre swimming pool. Tickets to the limited-seating event can be booked in advance by calling 607 546 881.

Labrador closed by thanking the event’s collaborators, particularly Trasmapi for their support of hometown celebrations and homegrown culture. All events, activities and shows will be held in compliance with current health and safety rules to prevent spread of covid-19.

12 July 2021
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera

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