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School of Music and Dance hosts year-end festival

The Formentera Office of Education and Culture is pleased to announce that 25 June at 5.30pm, the School of Music and Dance of Formentera [Escola de Música i Dansa, EMDF] will host its end-of-the-year celebration in the Sala de Cultura (Cinema).

A total of 110 music and dance students will take part in a show packed with a diversity of music and dances. Dancers will perform classical choreographies and modern dance and music students will tackle baroque compositions and original batucadas from Rio de Janeiro, and the film scores of Titanic and Pirates of the Caribbean.

To crown the event, the Band will perform Vangelis's "Conquest of Paradise" with the Formentera polyphonic and children's choirs.

The festival is open to the public and it is not necessary to reserve a ticket, but attendees are encouraged to come early. Doors will open at 5.00pm. Admission is free but space is limited.

17 June 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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Centre Antoni Tur 'Gabrielet' welcomes exhibition from OCB's 'Foto Denúncia' contest

From 21 to 28 June, 5.00pm to 8.00pm, Centre Antoni Tur 'Gabrielet' will host the exhibition of the second 'Photography for Change' [Foto Denúncia], a photo contest organised by the Formentera chapter of Obra Cultural Balear. The opening of the exhibition will take place 20 June at 8.00pm and will include an awards ceremony.

16 June 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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Formentera revives classic format of Music in the Squares

Today the Formentera Office of Culture presented the summer 2022 programme for Music in the Squares [Música a les Places]. The classic format of concerts in the squares of Sant Ferran, Es Pujols, Sant Francesc and the promenade of La Savina will return from next week. The ambiance will be imbued with diverse musical styles, from world and Latin music to blues, soul, rock, heavy metal and jazz.

Susana Labrador, councillor of culture and festivals, expressed her satisfaction because "after two years in which Music in the Squares was marked by restrictions stemming from the pandemic, in 2022 we want to see Formentera's town squares as we're used to seeing them in summer: with good rhythms and music to enliven the atmosphere".

La Savina

Monday nights in La Savina are all about Mondays at the Port. From 20 June to 12 September and starting at 10.00pm, prepare for live musical performances that turn up the heat in the Marina.

Es Pujols

Es Pujols' Plaça de Europa hosts World Music, where the featured performers are Música a les Places veterans Antena Libre. Save for a month-long break in August, performances are scheduled every Thursday from 16 June to 20 October.

Sant Ferran

17 June to 23 September, every Friday from 10.00pm, it's the return of a Formentera summertime classic, as Plaça de l'Església in Sant Ferran welcomes Live Music [Música en Viu]. All summer long, count on Musical Formentera to deliver the goods and bring a festive atmosphere.

Sant Francesc

And Saturdays in the Plaça de la Constitució, the legendary Jazz in the Square [Jazz a la Plaça] will bring performances from Formentera's most endearing jazz outfit. Concerts run 18 June to 24 September, from 10.00pm.

Collaborators

Once again this year, Music in the Squares collaborators include Jazz & Co, Musical Formentera, Antena Libre, the Neighbourhood Association of La Savina and the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands. In addition, every two years the Consell signs an agreement with Estrella Galicia to support this musical and cultural initiative.


9 June 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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"Instantáneas", the new exhibition by Álvaro Mendoza at "Ajuntament Vell"

The Formentera Office of Culture is pleased to report that from 14 to 25 June, "Ajuntament Vell" Exhibition Space will host "Instantáneas" by Álvaro Mendoza.

In his latest exhibition of nine oil paintings on canvas, the artist depicts seascapes, rural landscapes and objects with which he hopes to stop time. According to Mendoza, the exhibition "offers visitors to immerse themselves in existentialism by reflecting on the instantaneous and eternity, something we connect with as when we contemplate the works".

The artist holds a degree in architecture and was born in Colombia but has lived on Formentera since 2010. He says the island gives him "a space to coincide with time, to dialogue with the landscape, with architecture, with emptiness and absence".

The exhibition opens on Monday 13 June at 8.00pm and can be visited at the "Ajuntament Vell" Exhibition Space Monday to Saturday, 11.00am to 2.00pm and 7.00pm to 9.00pm.

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


9 June 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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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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