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Sol Courreges takes exhibit to Centre “Gabrielet”

cartell 2020 todo va a estar bienThis Monday marks the opening of Sol Courreges’ “Todo va a estar bien”, an exhibit with which the artist hopes to show islanders that, even after the months-long drudgery of confinement, there is always a bright side, and perhaps no better time for better care of our planet and ourselves, our happiness and our bodies. Part of Courreges’ work is made from recycled materials. The exhibit will be in the Centre Antoni Tur “Gabrielet” from 13 to 22 July, from 10.00am to 2.00pm and 7.00pm to 10.00pm.

10 July 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

Comeback of Formentera Jazz Festival will be intimate, with reduced capacity

foto FJF2020The Formentera office of culture reports that, after the covid-19 crisis prompted organisers to scrap plans to host the Formentera Jazz Festival in June, the event will take place between 21 and 23 August. The retooled concert series will be smaller and more intimate, with protocol in place to guarantee the health and wellbeing of participating musicians and concertgoers.

Now in its sixth year, the gathering of jazz enthusiasts is known for variety—both in the musical genres represented in the festival and the musicians who travel the world to play it. The event is the brain-child of Formentera musician (and festival director) Maxwell Moya, and it receives the support of the Consell de Formentera. This year for the first time ever, concerts will be held between the Sant Ferran square, local music dens Sa Panxa and Blue Bar, and the high-stepping digs of Es Pujols’ Chezz Gerdi.

The bill for #FJF2020 lists among its acts Federico Nathan, Valmuz and Yadira Ferrer, along with local collective 4T Freshly People y Dj Golfo de Guinea. More information about participating musicians is available on the formenterajazzfestival.com website and on social media.

To ensure the compliance with social distancing guidelines, attendees of this year’s reduced-capacity festival must remain seated and masks and hand sanitising will be required throughout.

10 July 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

183 children attend Consell de Formentera Escola d’Estiu

Escola estiu 2020 mascaretesThe Formentera department of youth reports that last week 183 children started at the Consell de Formentera’s summer programme for kids. In 2020, the Escola d’Estiu counts among its participants 100 children in Sant Francesc, 58 in Sant Ferran and 25 in La Mola. Of the 29 workers in charge of the children’s care, 27 are day counsellors and two are directors.

Youth office chief Vanessa Parellada pointed out that places were awarded to every single applicant, even those whose applications were submitted after the initial deadline, once the programme was already under way. Nineteen boys and girls missed the original cut-off date, noted Parellada, who explained that amid this year’s unusual circumstances, “an extra effort was made and extra staff hired in order to meet the needs of Formentera families”.

Staggered drop-off and pick-up
The Escola d’Estiu daily programme runs from 8.00am to 2.30pm, and this year, parents and carers are asked to choose from one of several drop-off and pick-up times. The main theme of the 2020 programme is health, while the watchword —“Ens cuidam”— aims to encourage personal care.

Special safety protocol
Special protocol will be in place to prevent the spread of covid-19. Group size will be reduced and counsellors will interact exclusively with their assigned groups, abstaining from contact with other children to keep transmission risks to a minimum and forgoing trips outside the centre for the same. Cleaning and disinfecting measures mandated by the authorities will be in place too.

9 July 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

Far de la Mola extends opening hours

foto 2020 Far de la Mola 2The Formentera department of culture reports that starting today, 7 July, new hours are being observed at La Mola’s lighthouse-turned-cultural-and-educational centre, El Far de la Mola. The high season begins today and continues to 31 October, with Tuesday to Sunday morning hours from 11.00am to 2.00pm and Wednesday to Sunday afternoon hours from 5.00pm to 9.00pm.

Since one week after opening its doors on 1 July 2019, the Far has tallied 12,613 visitors. Culture consellera Susana Labrador insisted that for tourists and islanders alike the monument had become “a go-to source of culture on the island”, reasoning that the space was “bringing us face to face with part of our seafaring past”. She added that the patio space, recently repurposed as a venue for intimate programming, had opened to rave reviews.

The building is divided into two exhibition spaces: the first, dedicated to a permanent installation on all things maritime —the undersea environment, underwater natural resources, sailing and light signage— and the second, devoted to temporary art exhibits.

General admission at the Far is €4.50. Residents of the Balearic Islands and visitors who are under 18 or unemployed enter for free. Pensioners and students pay €2.50.

7 July 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

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