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'Not going to budge' in war on male violence

foto-concentracio---viole--nci2The Formentera Council reports that at 2.00pm today islanders gathered at Sant Francesc's plaça de la Constitució to declare their intent to continue the fight on violència masclista, or male perpetrated violence. Deputy chair Susana Labrador, social welfare councillor Vanessa Parellada as well other senior councillors and staff of the administration added their voices to the “Ni una passa enrere” (Not one step backwards) rallying cry. Espai Dones Formentera issued the call to congregate under the slogan No retreat from machismo! Ni una passa enrere! in solidarity with the association's comrades in Andalucía.

Music, theatre and storytelling for Formentera kids with 12th children's programming fest

zum-zum31The Formentera Council's culture office presents the twelfth annual Mostra d'Espectacles Infantils (“Children's Theatre Festival”), a selection of shows set to arrive Friday January 18 with a musical production for children under three. Formentera's own Xènia Fuertes will put on Engrunes musicals from 6.00pm at the island's cinema (Sala de Cultura, €3, reservations via email: cultura@conselldeformentera.cat).

More entertainment options are in store at the weekend. On Saturday January 19, the Zum-Zum company presents Formentera audiences with La gallina dels ous d'or, a fable-ish production in which two farmers will see how what starts as a stroke of luck finding the hen that lays golden eggs turns into misfortune. Admission for the show, which begins at 6.00pm and is for children four and up, is €3.

The Mostra d'Espectacles Infantils' final act hits Monday January 21 with David and Monma's Nous contes de Conta'm el Món, a show full of laughs, music and slapstick theatre that takes us on a journey around the globe, where we'll discover the universal values of traditional lore. The free storytime session starts at 6.00pm at Sant Francesc's Biblioteca Marià Villangómez.

On Monday David and Monma will take their storytelling down the road to the seniors and assorted users of the dependent care facility (Centre de Dia).

Mostra d'Espectacles Infantils
Culture councillor Susana Labrador said Mostra events are about “promoting our local offering of kid-focused cultural fare, and transmitting universal values that children can learn while having fun”.

The Mostra is organised jointly by Sa Xerxa, a youth theatre group based in the Balearics, and the Formentera Council, with additional support from the Spanish ministry of education and culture, Trasmapi, Obra Cultura La Caixa and Balèaria.

Now in its twelfth year, the current series of children's programming began December 29 with Minúcia Teatre's Tatanka and Campi Qui Pugui's Rats!, which offered extra entertainment for crowds awaiting the arrival of the Three Kings on January 5.

Sant Ferran and la Savina plug in to fibre optic network

fibra-a-la-savina1The Formentera Council's department of new technologies reports that as of December 26, residents in the centre of Sant Ferran have had the option to request connection to the fibre optic network. Likewise, neighbours across most of la Savina's urban centre have been able to request the operation since early December.

The two changes represent the latest advances in the rollout of Formentera's fibre optic network, a project first launched in 2017 and overseen by private firms Telefónica and Teleco with support from the Formentera Council. In April 2018 Sant Francesc became the first urban area on the island to undergo the upgrades, with downtown es Pujols and the industrial park's connections coming later. Other parts of the island near urban areas have also been hooked up to the network.

The rollout continues
Similar operations in the works in ses Bardetes, es Caló, la Mola and es Ca Marí mean every one of the island's urban hubs will soon boast fibre optic connections. Other spots included in the plans are the vicinity of the hospital and some of es Cap de Barbaria.

“Operations are set to continue for two years”, explained department head Rafael González, who noted “the Council's goal is to have connections everywhere traditional phone lines have been available till now”. González said the plan “is about responding to longstanding calls to put Formentera in the lead as far as telecom is concerned”.

To find out if fibre optic connections are available at their homes, islanders can telephone 1004.

«40 anys... » art exhibit stops in on Formentera

foto-enric-grup-expo-40-anys1The Formentera Council's culture office reports that yesterday marked the first day islanders could visit 40 anys, quaranta poetes, XL artistes, a travelling art show put on by the Universitat de les Illes Balears. Culture councillor Susana Labrador; Balearic minister of culture Fanny Tur; deputy chancellor of cultural projection and universities Joana Maria Seguí; and the show's curator, Antoni Torres; were all on hand for the opening.

The exhibit marks forty years of UIB operations with an assemblage of forty poems and forty paintings by eighty artists from Catalan-speaking territories. Among the show's contributing artists is local painter Enric Riera, who was also at the opening event. The show has already made stops across the rest of the Balearics, and an accompanying catalogue has been put together as well.

The exhibit stays at the Sala d'Exposicions (Ajuntament Vell) until February 2 and is open from 11.00am to 2.00pm and 6.00pm to 8.00pm, Tuesday through Saturday and on Monday evenings.

Farmers return to Can Marroig

foto-visita-cultiu-can-marroig1The Formentera Council's president and rural affairs councillor met with two members of the Cooperativa del Camp, director Carlos Marí and chairman Jaume Escandell, along with Eivissa and Formentera's Ibanat delegate, Carolina Rodríguez, for a noon visit of the co-op's farming operations —a first— at Can Marroig.

CiF president Jaume Ferrer described Can Marroig as an “iconic local site long associated with agrarian activity”. Ferrer said agricultural work on the Can Marroig plots was abandoned “with the arrival of tourism” and that reviving traditional activity there has been “a goal of the Council's ever since the Govern balear purchased the property”.

Testing the waters
This week the “Farmers' Co-op” has sown the first two hectares' worth of native cereals, explained the Cooperativa's director, with plans to dedicate some of the harvest to making fodder. The rest will be given to islanders who say they need it. Marí indicated a pilot programme was in the works to plant aromatic herbs there.

For his part, rural affairs councillor Bartomeu Escandell spoke about the administration's commitment in recent years to reclaiming the countryside. Escandell pointed out that since its reactivation in 2015, the island's agrarian co-operative has received help in its efforts. Joint action initiatives have totalled €400,000, plus an industrial space was revamped to house the co-op and they have received roughly one million euros in machinery. The goal being, he said, “to continue promoting primary activity on the island”.

The Council, Govern balear and Ibanat, which owns the land, signed a deal in 2016 that made it possible to revive agrarian activity at Can Marroig.

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