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Formentera prepares for family-friendly clown show “Tatanka”

foto tatanka 1The Formentera Council office of culture announces that at 6.00pm on Saturday December 29, the local cinema (Sala de Cultura) will host Minúcia theatre company's family-friendly Tatanka. Admission to the hour-long show is three euros.

Mostra d'Espectacles Infantils
Tatanka is the opening act of Formentera's twelfth “Children's Theatre Festival” (Mostra d'Espectacles Infantils), set to conclude January 20. The Mostra is put together by the promoter of children's and youth theatre initiatives in the Balearics, Sa Xerxa, and the Formentera Council, with additional support provided by Institut d'Estudis Baleàrics and Trasmapi. The show is likewise included under the umbrella of the Council's L'Illa a Escena theatre series.

Culture councillor Susana Labrador described the goal behind hosting productions like Tatanka and broader initiatives like the Mostra as “getting families to the theatre and bolstering the island's winter and holiday offering of cultural fare”.

Just as Alice found Wonderland while following the trail of a white rabbit, Suli and Munyaku, too, are themselves transported to a magical, exotic and strange world.

There, they discover a new way of seeing things that will seem strange at first. But the pair will slowly start to find the philosophy of North American indians—it's not what you've got, but who you are—compelling. Will the valient duo ever want to go home?

Directed by Montse Bonet and featuring the acting of Anselm Serra and Jordi Pérez, Tatanka offers a sampling of North American indian culture and civilisation. In that regard, Bonet describes the goal as “showing audiences other ways of speaking, eating and relating to others”.

Formentera unveils 2019 calendar

foto 2018 calendari 1The Formentera Council's “Language Advisory Service” (Servei d'Assessorament Lingüístic) released its yearly calendar: a coil-spring for the office's latest educational campaign about language.

How we use words and what makes them peculiar

Past editions' themes have covered common varieties of local figs, grapes, fishing tackle and vocabulary specific to the countryside. This year the calendar spotlights a diverse array of terminology in order to take a closer look at the etymology behind the words, what about the terms themselves makes them unusual and, in some cases, the Catalan-speaking territories the featured words are typically heard.

The calendar uses pictures to illustrate words like ca, tomata, ensalada and tonyina (not to mention freu, indiot and calcetí) as well as expressions like tabacar, saligardo and emmorinat.

Two thousand copies have been printed and are available at various Council offices including the Citizen's Information Office (OAC).

Father Christmas stops in on Formentera

img festa-pare-noelThe Formentera Council's culture and festivities office reports from 5.30pm on Thursday December 20, the Sant Ferran festival tent will be the scene of a children's party and a visit from Pare Noel, aka Father Christmas. Young ones will be treated to entertainment by Piruleto and be able to entrust old Saint Nick with their holiday wish lists. Adults and kids alike will be able to try hot chocolate and sweet coca bread, both gluten- and lactose-free.

Holiday hours at Formentera libraries

foto biblioteca 2018The Formentera Council culture and education office wishes to announce the operating hours at Biblioteca Marià Villangómez and Sant Ferran's library connection, or punt de lectura, for this Christmas season.

Biblioteca Marià Villangómez:

Closed December 24, 25 and 31 and January 12, 2019.

December 26-28 and January 2-4 operating hours are 8.00am to 3.00pm.

Sant Ferran Punt de Lectura:

Closed December 22-January 7 inclusive.

'Cantam Nadales'—an evening of carols and hot chocolate

nadal-2017-nadalesFriday from 7 pm in Sant Ferran's plaça Guillem de Montgrí, the primary-school children of CEIP El Pilar in la Mola and Mestre Lluís Andreu in Sant Francesc will join the Formentera municipal band in putting on a Christmas concert. After a selection of holiday carols dubbed “Cantam Nadales”, or “We sing Christmas carols”, performers and onlookers alike are invited to hot chocolate and coca dolça fit for those with gluten and lactose intolerances.

This year is the concert's first in the recently completed Sant Ferran square, instead of Sant Francesc's plaça de la Constitució as in years past.

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