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Our overall aim? To get you independent as quickly and painlessly as possible
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TEA POTES NEWSLETTER MARCH-APRIL 2011

TEA POTES NEWSLETTER                   MARCH-APRIL 2011
Place Notre Dame, Anduze
Tel : 04 66 56 57 62
email : teapotes@gmail.com

CROQUE TA TOILE  will be opening next door to Tea Potes in mid-March. Lucy and Natasha will be using fresh, local ingredients to present a seasonal menu of home-style cuisine.

Thursday 3rd March
2.30-4.00   4.00-5.30         French/English Conversation

Friday 4th March
4.00-5.00
A reading of “Filo, The Precocious Daffodil”. A story of a courageous flower that braved two freezing Cévenol winters and inspired hope in the author. The stories were written and photographed by Clara Silber Harris; she will read the English text, Sylvie Chaudoreille, the French version and Paul Silber will project the photos.

Thursday 10th March
2.30-4.00   4.00-5.30         French/English Conversation

Friday 11th March
2.30-4.00                            Tea Potes Knitting Group

Saturday 12th March
4.30 for 5.00 start  OPERA
‘FIDELIO’ by Beethoven FROM OPERA DOU. Katharina Thalbach’s new production for Opernhaus Zurich. Conducted by Bernard Haitink. German soprano Melanie Diener, in the role of Leonore, leads a brilliant cast including Alfred Muff as Rocco, Roberto Saccà as Florestan, Sandra Trattnigg as Marzelline and Christoph Strehl as Jaquino. 
Thursday 17th March
2.30-4.00   4.00-5.30           French/English Conversation

Friday 18th March
2.30-4.30          Tea Potes Book   will be reading ‘Monkey’  by Wu Ch’eng-en

Thursday 24th March
2.30-4.00   4.00-5.30            French/English Conversation

Friday 25th March
2.30-4.00                              Tea Potes Knitting Group4.30 for 5.00 start                ‘CASTAWAY TRACKS’ featuring GORDON SMITH of Opera Dou, interviewed by Paul Silber of the Roy Hart Theatre.

Thursday 31st March
2.30-4.00   4.00-5.30             French/English Conversation
Friday 1st April
5.00 for 5.30  OPERA         Verdi - Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball) from Opera Dou
Passion, loyalty and political conspiracy are the three pillars of Un ballo in maschera (1859), the ‘most operatic of all operas’.  Teatro Real. World famous Argentinean tenor Marcelo Álvarez, in the role of Riccardo, leads a fabulous cast including Lithuanian soprano Violeta Urmana as his lover Amelia, and Elena Zaremba as the witch Ulrica. Jesús López Cobos conducts.

Saturday 2nd April
11.00-12.00         Lucy Wadham reading from her book ‘Secret Life of France’ and talking about her work in progress.

Thursday 7th April
2.30-4.00   4.00-5.30             French/English Conversation

Friday 8th April
2.30-4.00                               Tea Potes Knitting Group

Saturday 9th April
10.00-12.00   2.30-4.00
We are very pleased to welcome Dominique Whitehead who will be launching our new coffee range.
L'Atelier du Café is a micro-roastery situated in Rochegude (30430), Gard in the south of France. This project was born from a lifelong passion and a desire to get back into roasting coffee.  I also wanted to integrate my business with my family life, and so maintain a healthy balance between professional and personal time. Hence, the creation of this roasting workshop.  I focus on a small palette of delicious, gourmet Organic and Fair Trade coffees, hand roasted with a lot of care in order to create a more original experience for my customer”

Thursday 14th April
2.30-4.00   4.00-5.30               French/English Conversation

Friday 15th April
2.30-4.30               Tea Potes Book Group will be reading ‘Three Cups of Tea’ by Greg Montenson
5.00 for 5.30  OPERA
Sleeping Beauty – Tchaikovsky from Opera Dou.  The Sleeping Beauty is one of the best loved of classical ballets. Created in 1946 for the The Royal Ballet. The inspired performances of its revival for the 75th anniversary of the Company in 2006, together with a magnificent High Definition recording, make this a superb tribute to The Royal Ballet’s unique style and visual splendour.

Saturday 16th April
10 – 12.00   'IMPROVE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY SKILLS'  with SANDY LOBBAN.
Learn the basics. Basics of photography include composition, which is essentially the placing of a subject within the frame of a photograph, lighting, and the basic workings of your camera. 
Course Format. Theoretical and practical sessions in a small informal group setting - maximum number 8.
These three sessions will help you understand the basis of better photography, encourage you to plan the photograph you want to capture, utilise more of the options on your camera and get some        positive feedback on your photographs.  We will combine some theoretical input with practical sessions in and around Anduze.

Thursday 21st April
2.30-4.00   4.00-5.30              French/English Conversation

Friday 22nd April
2.30-4.00                                 Tea Potes Knitting Group

Saturday 23rd April
3.00 and then again at 4.30     ENJOY OUR EASTER FEST WITH YOUR CHILDREN!
Teapotes and La Crêperie invite you to a Puppet Show  : LE  PETIT  MOUCK
Adaptation of a fairy tale by Wilhelm Hauff, presented by Mirjana and Jean-Louis with their unique puppets, singing and drama.  Little Mouck, an unlucky young man, finds himself in a very strange old woman’s house looking after her cats…He soon has to make his escape but he takes with him two objects : a pair of slippers and a walking stick. He discovers that they are magic objects and a comical tale ensues …

Thursday 28th April
2.30-4.00   4.00-5.30              French/English Conversation

Friday 29th April
5.00 for 5.30  OPERA
La Boheme – Puccini from Opera Dou. Production by Giancarlo del Monaco. Jesús Lopez Cobos directs an outstanding cast, led by Inva Mula and Aquiles Machado as Mimi and Rodolfo, in a landmark recording filmed with high definition cameras and in true surround sound.

 

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