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This Christmas, Ebri Knight will play at Formentera's Nit de Concerts

The Formentera Office of Culture is pleased to report that on Saturday 18 December, islanders can enjoy one of the highlights of the Christmas holidays with a concert from the Catalan group Ebri Knight in the festival tent of Sa Senieta car park in Sant Francesc. The free limited-capacity concert will start at 11.00pm, and reservations are not required.

Ebri Knight have a reputation for energetic live performances, political commitment and punk rocks ideals which come to life in the unusual combination of Mediterranean and Celtic musical traditions. The band have proven their performing chops at an array of venues including Razzmatazz, Madrid's Sala But and L'Aquelarre in Cervera.

Looking ahead to their stint on Formentera, Susana Labrador, Councillor of Culture and Festivals, encouraged islanders to come out for what promises to be a lively performance. Current COVID-19 regulations will be in place at Ebri Knight's concert and at every function on the holiday programme: attendees must wear masks at all times and may dance but not drink. Indeed, there will be no bar service, "but we hope to see a great deal of animation", said Councillor Labrador.


Ebri Knight's fifth studio album, Carrer ("street"), was released in early 2021. After the EPLa voz dormida, the band continues to explore sounds and styles with the help of Valencian producer Mark Dasousa. Carrer is undoubtedly the band's most diverse work to date.

"The album is the result of the context in which we live; hence the title. The street is where we develop our lives, our relationships and our daily struggles; where we want to recover after months of lockdowns and social constraints", say representatives for the band.

Carrer cements the work started with the previous album and is the result of a year of production and painstaking work on the songs, eleven tracks that represent the ultimate distillation of Ebri Knight's trademark brand of folk.

13 December 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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Consell hires six jobless islanders as part of 2021 SOIB Reactiva

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Today, Ana Juan, President and Councillor of Entrepreneurship, met with the six newly hired members of Consell de Formentera staff. Recruited through SOIB Reactiva, the individuals will be employed by the municipal administration for the next six months.

Among the previously unemployed recruits, two are under 30 years old and will work as administrative assistant and brigade operator. The other four new hires are over 30 and came from situations of long-term unemployment; two will work as information assistants, one as a brigade operator and one as a cleaner.

President Juan told the new recruits she hoped that "their work experience with the Consell is immensely worthwhile and that it eases their re-entry to the labour market".

Plans are in place for a second round of recruitment, which will include positions for three people. 2021 SOIB Reactiva is backed by the SOIB and co-financed by the European Social Fund (part of Operational Programmes for 2014-2020 Youth and Regional Employment) and with state funds through the Sectoral Conference on Employment and Labour Affairs.

10 December 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Signups begin for the 2022 Formentera Half-Marathon

Today, 9 December, organisers began registering runners keen to participate in the 13th Formentera Half-Marathon or 8K Sant Ferran-La Savina fun run. In 2022 the race will resume its typical springtime place on the calendar, 14 May.

The current phase of "preinscriptions" isn't required for Formentera residents or individuals who have participated in five or more races in years past, both of whom have spots guaranteed. Residents should contact the Formentera Office of Sports while five-or-more-year veterans will receive an email with a code to access the platform and confirm their registration.

All other runners hoping to participate have from today to 10 January to complete a "preinscription" through the official race website at www.marato-formentera.com. At 12.30am on 12 January and in the presence of a notary, organisers will draw lots among "pre-inscribed" participants for 1,900 places in the Half-Marathon and one thousand places in the 8K race. Individuals selected in the drawing can then confirm their registration between 14 January and 7 February.

9 December 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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Survey attempts to suss out the realities of life for Formentera's LGTBI community

The Formentera Office of Equality is surveying islanders in a bid to get at the reality of life for LGTBI individuals on the island. The survey is one of multiple research instruments being deployed to develop the LGTBI Equality Plan (Pla d'Igualtat LGTBI, PdIL). Ana Juan, President and Councillor of Equality, encouraged people of the island "to participate in the survey and help ensure the PdIL is realistic". The survey is available in Catalan and here in Spanish.

In October a steering group of regular islanders formed to help crowdsource the evaluation of how things are for Formentera's LGTBI community and suggest appropriate measures, actions and policies. A consultant from Interferences has been brought in to draft the PdIL.

Developing the PdIL successfully will require that a range of actors, government agencies, community groups and ordinary people share their expertise in preventing, rectifying and eliminating discrimination in the public and private spheres to create the conditions for real and effective equality of the local LGTBI community.

The steering group is open to everyone, LGTBI community members or not. Interested parties should send an email to igualtat@conselldeformentera.cat.

9 December 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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