Full Public Programme

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Cinema Commyns, Argenton les Vallees 79150

PUBLIC EVENT

 

19.45 for 20.00 start

PUBLIC INVITED

 

Cinema Le Commyne, Argenton Les Vallees.

 

(This event is also open to the public)

 

Welcome by Jean Paul Gaudet, Mayor of Argentonnay.

 

An evening of Poetry Films.

 Introduction to Poetry Films by Paul Casey,

Director of O’Bheal, Cork, Ireland. Readings by

 

Irish Poets inbetween video & films.

 

Also short video films showing ProVita Romania and

Diagrama Foundation UK (GALA project)

 

Cinema Le Commyne.

Argenton les Vallees.

Jean Rene Pradillon

FRIDAY

PROGRAMME FRIDAY

 

 

 

Place de la Mairie

 

 

09.30

Meet in the village square to begin the renowned Poetry Walk with John Hudson.

 

Meeting with children from Voulmentin Primary School at 10.00 at the Lavoir. Continuing on to discover significant people and places from St. Clementin’s history.

Stopping at each place for poetry readings to inspire and motivate.

Meet in village square. Return to square 11.30 hrs.

John Hudson

11.45 – 12.00

Welcome to the Welsh. 10 talented musicians arrive share their music for the weekend.

Le Mairie St. Clementin

Jean Rene Pradillon & John Eliot.

12.00 – 12.30

Launch of the Five-Word-Challenge. Paul Casey.

 

Le Mairie.

Paul Casey, O’Bheal,

12.30 – 13.30

 

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Lunch – Busking in the square.

 

Separate children’s workshops continue during and after lunch. See timetable below for children’s activities & workshop locations.

 

Le Tivoli on the Lawn

All hosts

13.30

FADO to start the afternoon with Susana, Susan and Cesar from FLM Madeira, Portugal.

 

 

FRIDAY CONTINUED..

 

Place de la Mairie

Mike Kennedy, “Master of Ceremony”

 

14.00 – 14.30

 

“The Awe” Inacio Vilariño Sanmartín (Lalín 1974) Fundacion Uxio Novoneyra. An awe-inspring theatrical presentation about the people and the places in the remote Galician mountains and the tragedy of the civil war in Spain: Dos Eidos

He graduated in Fine Arts by the

Universidade de Vigo. He began to work with the theatre company Viravolta in 1993, taking part in all its shows as puppet maker and manipulator until 2005, when he founded in Lisbon the

theatre company, Fantoches Baj, that he now continues to direct.

 

 

Salles des Fete – Salle de la Tour

 

Inacio Vilanino Sanmartin

Assn Fundacion Uxio Novoneyra, Galicia, Spain

 

14.30 – 16.30

 

Workshops resume. Poets from Many Places; Poems in Many Languages. An afternoon of poetry appreciation and inspiration facilitated by John Eliot. Poets include: Francis Carpentier, John Hudson, Paul Casey, Ciaran MacArtain, Michelle Delea, Colm Scully, Shaunna Lee Lynch, Ben Burns, Dennis Walby, Daljit Kumar Mehta, Helen Banham. Roger Henderson

 

 

Salle des AssociationPresbytere lawn

 

John Eliot

16.30 – 18.00

Open Mic.

Results of the Five-Word-Challenge : Paul Casey

 

Salle des Association

John Eliot

Paul Casey

 

18.00 – 18.30

 

VERNISSAGE. Official Reception hosted by Martine Charge Baron. Sponsored by Credit Agricole Argentonnay. Wine & apero.

EVENING ENTERTAINMENT BEGINS

 

 

Le Mairie

 

Gilberte Pradillon

19.00

Dinner at Chez Didier, Place de la Mairie (village Square, St. Clementin)

 

Chez Didier

Didier & Chantal

 

19.30 – 22.00

 

FADO to start the evening.

 

Susana Maria Alves Pereira, Susana Janice Abrantes, Cesar Augusto Carrilho Abrantes.

 

Followed by a selection of songs and music from The Portraits and Welsh Soundboard.

 

 

Place de la Mairie

 

All to enjoy

 

 

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMME FRIDAY – see below **

 

 

 

 

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FRIDAY CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES **

 

10.00

11.30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15.30

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMME FRIDAY – see below

 

Meet at La Lavoir 10.00 to join John Hudon’s Poetry Walk. Assignments explained.

 

Work to be contributed to Junior Eisteddford competition.

 

(drawings, poems, stories, artwork, music performance)

 

Return to Place de Le Mairie, St. Clementin.

Workshop choices:

  1. Beginner Mask Making

 

Lunch.

 

Choice of Workshops after lunch including:

  1. Continue with Mask Making]
  2. Trying Musical Instruments]
  3. Song Writing
  4. Mosaics & Painting

5.     La Colporteuse setting up caravans

 

Parents collect children from Place de la Mairie, St. Clementin & take them home.

 

Place de la Mairie

 

Workshops located in and around the centre of the village

Dennis Walby

Jill Pope

Sarah Birch

Victoria Simmonds


 

SATURDAY

SATURDAY PROGRAMME

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALL DAY

ART EXHIBITION IN SALLES DES FETE Salle de la Tour.

 

 

ALL DAY

Cream Tea Café in the Salles des Fete, Salle de la tour. Coffee, Tea, Home-made cakes, Strawberry Cream Teas etc.

Salle des Fete

Karen Crossley & Dee Tindale & helpers.

09.00

Good Morning Blues in the Square to start the day. Welsh Soundboard

Place de la Mairie

Welsh Soundboard

09.30 – 10.30

Introduction to Calligraphy by Jean Rene Pradillon. A change to see different styles of writing and to transform your handwriting.

Salle des Association

Jean Rene Pradillon

09.30 – 11.00

Children’s Mask Making workshops continue in the barn on the Presbytere lawn

Presbytere lawn

Dennis Walby

Jill Pope

09.45 – 10.30

Poetry Films with Paul Casey. Introducing this growing genre & O’Bheal’s work in Cork in Ireland. Including the world-wide Competition that is breaking new ground.

Salle des Fetes. Salle de la Tour

Paul Casey O’Bheal Ireland.

10.30 – 11.00

“The Awe” Inacio Vilariño Sanmartín (Lalín 1974) Fundacion Uxio Novoneyra. An awe-inspring theatrical presentation about the people and the places in the remote Galician mountains and the tragedy of the civil war in Spain: Dos Eidos

He graduated in Fine Arts by the

Universidade de Vigo. He began to work with the theatre company Viravolta in 1993, taking part in all its shows as puppet maker and manipulator until 2005, when he founded in Lisbon the

theatre company, Fantoches Baj, that he now continues to direct.

Salle des Fetes. Salle de la Tour

Inacio Vilarino, Fundacion Uxio Novoneyra,

11.00 – 11.20

Coffee Break

 

 

11.20 – 11.50

Duna di Sale. Italy.

Instagram through generations: identities, memory and storytelling

Nowadays social media are fundamental for circulation and spreading of ideas, information and events. This workshop aims at defining Instagram’s use through different generations from younger people to the elder one. Starting with a focus on penetration of this platform in cultural events’ media campaigns, this would be a perspective on the perception of a social network like Instagram in contemporary society, analysing important issues of this kind of media, such as identity, memory and storytelling.

Salle des Fetes. Salle de la Tour

Daria Limatola

Novella Troianielo

Simona Castellano

Marianna Giugliano

Marco Navarro

10.30 – 11.00

Song-writing workshop with Sarah Birch & Helen Banham. Lyrics & music – which comes first? Beginners & intermediate welcome

Salle des Associations

Sarah Birch & Helen Banham

 

SATURDAY PROGRAMME CONTINUED..

 

 

11.00 – 11.30

Creative Writing for Beginners with Dennis Walby. Well begun is half done!

Salle des Association

Dennis Walby

11.30 – 12.30

Welsh Story-telling & Legends. Welsh for Beginners. Differences between Welsh & English Culture. Roger Henderson, Damian Harris, Joel Morgan, Andy Collins, Rhianned Collins

All things Welsh!

Salle des Associations

Welsh Soundboard

11.45 – 12.30

NOTES FROM NOWHERE! Ever-popular John Hudson launches his new book.

Fifty-two poems on life lived in rural France.

Writer, installation artist and editor, John Hudson, launches “Notes from Nowhere” his latest poetry collection, hot off the press this June. Four years ago John gave a ‘work in progress’ reading at the 2014 St Clementin Lit-Fest that became “Notes from Nowhere,” his seventh full-length poetry collection. The Voulmentin Lit-Fest 2018 event sees John return to the festival where he has created an installation, a film and his ever-popular reading tour, “Shapeshifter”. John will sign copies of “Notes from Nowhere” at the end of his reading. “These are poems from the real world where nature and everyday life converge and converse, where frogs and blackcaps are neighbours and the weather seeps into the fabric. Each poem is a study in concentrated place-fulness, a map in poetry of a village in rural France. The poems sing of the place - they bring it home, they draw you in.” Dr David Borthwick, Lecturer in Literature, Univ. Glasgow.

Salle des Fete. Salle de la Tour

John Hudson

12.30 – 14.00

Lunch with buskers in the square

Presbytere lawn

All hosts

12.30 – 14.00

Welsh Soundboard entertain as they busk, sing and play to get the world in rhythm for the afternoon’s entertainment.

 

 

14.00 – 15.30

An Audience with Keith Williams, Hollywood Survivor. Join the legendary Hollywood survivor as he chats with TV and radio presenter Mike Kennedy about his career working with everyone from Elton John to Madonna, Michael Jackson to Prince and Stevie Nicks to Supertramp ! Keith was the boy from Wales who went to America to seek his fortune and came back without a penny - but he did manage to sell a script to Burt Lancaster, have a drunken Tina Turner lay across his lap and  was even ‘ET’d’ by Michael Jackson........

Salle des Fetes, Salle de la Tour.

Mike Kennedy

 

SATURDAY PROGRAMME CONTINUED…

 

 

15.00 – 15.45

HIP HOP in the Square. Fit, Vibrant, energetic entertainment by

 “DANCING CREW” a group of local young people who show us how it’s done!

Place de la Mairie

Gilberte Pradillon

16.00 – 16.15

PARADE OF THE MASKS… & prize winners announcement of the winners of the Junior Eisteddford winners.

Place de la Mairie

Dennis Walby

16.30 – 17.00

ZUMBA! Zumba demo - Tamazin Lovell and her lovely Argenton Ladies. Open to all!

Sign up, join in, keep fit!

Place de la Mairie

Tamazin Lovell

STREET FOOD on sale

Choice of quality take-aways including Papa Tom’s Fish & Chips, Daljit Kumar’s Indian meals, La Colporteuse Pancakes, Quiches & Cupcakes.

 

Or bring a picnic to eat whilst you listen to the music…

Place de la Mairie

 

18.00 onwards

See programme

Music programme begins. See detailed programme below for details of individual artists.

Place de la Mairie

 

 

 

 

20.45

THE ST. CLEMENTIN EISTEDDFORD

The Winner of the Chair of St. Clementin

Prize-winners announced.

Place de la Mairie

MC

 

 

 

 

 

THE MUSIC PROGRAMME

CONTINUOUS MUSIC FROM 18.00 till 23.00. MUSIC FOR ALL….

An evening crammed with talent. An eclectic mix of music to suit all tastes and all ages.

Place de la Mairie

Mike Kennedy Master of Ceremony MC

PAULO & CO

PAULO & Co. Traditional Folk Group with a difference.

Cradled by multiple influences, each bringing its sensitivity, its history, its sincere and naïve look, Paulo & Co invite you to the joyful tinted shades of traditional Folk music. Bringing together the perfumes of the cella, the enchantment of the flute and the magic of the guitar supported by the rhythmic sounds of the cajon. They capture melancholy images and sing to the joyful memories of yesterday.

Place de la Mairie

MC

VICTORIA SIMMONDS

VICTORIA brings a

Victoria just released their album "Let's do Happy" with varied music there is something for everyone, Country, Pop, Rock, Soul and a living spirit.  Victoria lives in Bressuire and works in France,  Germany,  Great Britain and has recently returned from Sweden.

SATURDAY PROGRAMME CONTINUED…

Place de la Mairie

MC

WELSH SOUNDBOARD

Roger Henderson, Damian Harris, Joel Morgan, Andy Collins, Rhianned Collins, Sarah Birch,  Helen Banham share a passion for music. Together they’ve entertained all weekend.

Place de la Mairie

MC

THE PORTRAITS

Lewis McDonald, Dom Morris, Christian Sayers – The Portraits. This new group from Wales is set to scale the dizzy heights of the music world.

Place de la Mairie

MC

21.00

TOMMY EVANS is a member of the band in Holy Moly & the Crackers. He is a talented singer, guitarist and renown drummer.

Place de la Mairie

MC

21.30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23.00 End

HOLY MOLY & THE CRACKERS!

Back by popular demand!  These great musicians are also lovely people. In 2016 they left our Festival and went directly to the stage in Glastonbury. This time they’ve come more than 1000 km to spend the weekend with us. Their recognition in the music world and their popularity continue to grow.  One of their songs is featured in the new Oceans 8 soundtrack. Well done Holy Moly!

The last two years have been a whirlwind and you might think that it’s time to take a breather. But Holy Moly And The Crackers are not that kind of band. The road is their home and they have got their foot to the floor. We are SO glad that they’ve taken the time to come to St. Clementin to share our Festival celebrations and to play for us.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29pFtjYIYqY

Place de la Mairie

MC

SUNDAY

SUNDAY PROGRAMME

 

 

08.30

BOOK – A – BRAC !

Sell, give, exchange, read, barter your unwanted books, tapes, DVDs, CDs & vinyls. Free stall placements.

Place de la Mairie

Gilberte Pradillon

10.30 – 11.00

Entr’Elles Workshop in French. In 2016 they published their first children’s story book, which they also illustrated themselves. Workshop explains what they achieved and tells what they’re planning for the future.

Salle des Fetes, Salle de la Tour

Mimi Jolly

11.30 – 12.15

Olivier Glaubet, Author and expert in the traditions and legends of travelling folk. His Workshop shares his experiences and as he takes us through his history of inspired writing and discovery. In French.

Salle des Fetes, Salle de la Tour

Jean Rene Pradillon

12.30

Lunch

 

 

Ongoing

Book – a – Brack till all is sold!