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Lecture and presentation of Aprendre, by author Eduard Vallory

The Formentera Office of Culture is pleased to report that at 7.30pm next Friday 17 June, the Teachers' Resource Centre [Centre de Professorat, CEP] of Formentera and the Marià Villangómez Library have scheduled a presentation of Aprendre, a book by author Eduard Vallory, in the plenary hall of the Consell (next to the Centre de Dia). The presentation will be given by the author and will include a lecture.

Vallory is a social analyst and change manager who was once nearly a school dropout. His involvement with Scouting and associations helped him develop his abilities, and he completed three university degrees in Philosophy, Journalism and Social and Political Sciences. He has lived in Barcelona, Chicago, Cambridge and New York, and held professional leadership responsibilities in government, academia, research and education. In education, he promoted the Escola Nova 21 alliance for an advanced educational system. He chairs Catesco (formerly Unescocat) and works to drive educational change at Pompeu Fabra University.

In his work, Vallory analyses a transmissive educational system that bureaucracy has made resistant to change and left locked in inertia. "For decades, educational systems have been talking about integrated development, but they continue to focus on rote and representational learning and do not provide tools to develop competencies for life", Vallory points out.

In Aprendre, the author shares his personal experiences, learning, education and reflects on death, sexuality, identity, happiness, compassion and love. Vallory showcases testimonies from courageous educators who have fought for change. He explains, "This is an honest book that invites readers to reflect on the values that education should have and that are, essentially, the values of humanity".

8 June 2022
Office of Communication
Consell de Formentera

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Macramé exhibition at Centre Antoni Tur 'Gabrielet'

10.29This Thursday, Valencia-born Laura Losada returns to Centre Antoni Tur 'Gabrielet' with 'Macramé', an exhibition showcasing the craft technique that the artist works to revive through her multiform and multi-colour creations and objects. The exhibition opens this Thursday, 9 June, at 7.00pm and will remain on view Monday to Sunday, 10.00am to 2.00pm and 6.00pm to 8.00pm, until 17 June.

7 June 2022
Office of Communication
Consell de Formentera

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Diana Bustamante's "Des de la mar" settles in at "Ajuntament Vell"

The Formentera Office of Culture is pleased to report that "Ajuntament Vell" exhibition space will welcome Diana Bustamante's "Des de la mar" between 1 and 11 June.

After a string of runs in nine cities, including Eivissa and Dènia, since 3 July 2020, this travelling display will land on the island of Formentera to spotlight coastal Mediterranean landscapes and the occasional scene from the Atlantic shores of Galicia. Featured locations such as Ses Illetes, Es Vedrà, Dalt Vila and Benirràs are well known to residents of the Pine Islands.

In her paintings, Bustamante tackles abstract expressionism with a voice all her own by synthesising forms with distinctly Mediterranean, luminous chromatics of greens, blues and earth tones. Her hallmark vision leaves visitors of the exhibition dreaming of landscapes, the sea and its surroundings.

The Madrid-born artist with a degree in fine arts lives in Santa Eulària des Riu, where she grew up. Coastal landscapes, halfway between abstract painting and eastern-inspired figuration, have anchored Bustamante's studies.

The exhibition will open at 8.00pm on Tuesday 31 May. "Ajuntament Vell" exhibition space is open from 11.00am to 2.00pm and 7.00pm to 9.00pm, Monday to Saturday.

The gallery is closed on Sundays, holidays and Monday mornings.

27 May 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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Formentera to host gathering of pianists and choir concert the first weekend in June

The Formentera School of Music and Dance, part of the Consell de Formentera's Office of Education, is pleased to announce two musical events that will take place on the island next weekend.

Gathering of pianists

Saturday 4 June at 12 noon, the Can Marroig Interpretation Centre will host a concert from the pianists of Eivissa's Municipal Foundation of Music and the Formentera School of Music and Dance [EMDF]. A total of 32 students of all ages will perform works by Clementino, Burgmüller, Beethoven, Bach, Satie and other distinguished composers in the piano repertoire. The audience will hear a variety of styles, from M. Schmitz's "Tango Aurora" to W.A. Mozart's "Minuet in C Major". Admission is free but space is limited.

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Choir concert

Sunday 5 June at 6.30pm, the Sant Francesc church will welcome the EMDF Children's Choir and the Polyphonic Choir of Formentera for a concert, where more than 30 singers will perform a varied and interesting repertoire. The Polyphonic Choir will perform habaneras like "El meu avi" by R. Ortega and J. Romo's "Era una flor", as well as American music such H. Mancini's "Moon River" and L. Bernstein's "West Side Story". The Children's Choir will perform "Lullaby for a Princess" by A. Rodriguez and "Fiesta de la Paz" by M. Gelabert.

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The two choirs will conclude the evening with a joint performance. They will be accompanied by Isaac Robles on guitar and J.J. Hidalgo on piano under the direction of Rosa Mago Gil and Úrsula Pomar. Admission is free but space is limited.

26 May 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Renata Kverh's take on India on view at Centre Antoni Tur 'Gabrielet'

From 7.00pm this Friday, local photographer Renata Kverh will present 'My Mother India', an exhibition of fifteen photographs, at Centre Antoni Tur 'Gabrielet'. Kverh drew inspiration for the display from a six-month solo trip to India, and the exhibition reflects how she perceived nature, people and colours there.

'My Mother India' will be on view 11.00am to 2.00pm and 5.00pm to 8.00pm, Monday to Sunday, until 5 June.

25 May 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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