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TEA POTES NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2011


Place Notre Dame,
30140 Anduze
Tel : 04 66 56 57 62

Welcome to our new programme for October, we can’t wait to be up and running with it! We are starting with a double bill of Verdi’s operas La Traviata and La Travatori.  We are changing our policy with tickets this year. 
We will be charging €10 (with a Tea Potes Membership Card) which will entitle you to 3 events at Tea Potes any time during the Season 2011/2012
Friday 30th September      La Traviata (Royal Opera House with Renee Fleming )rapturous applause greeted the return of Renée Fleming to Covent Garden for a revival of Verdi's La traviata – and with good reason.   The cast was unusually consistent from top to bottom, with strong leading performances by Thomas Hampson as Germont and Joseph Calleja as Alfredo, while Antonio Pappano's meticulous conducting and the return of Sir Richard Eyre to revive his production for the first time since it was unveiled in 1994 made for a richly engaging experience.
Thursday 6th October      14.30-15.30 and 16.00-17.00
 French/English conversation
PLEASE PHONE TO  RESERVE YOUR PLACE!
Friday 7th October             14.30-16.00       Tea Potes Knitting Group
Thursday 13th October     14.30-15.30 French/English conversation
                                               16.00-17.00 French/English conversation
 Saturday 15th October     Ian Marsden’s workshop. Internationally published cartoonist and illustrator, Ian Marsden, will be doing an informal workshop during which time each participant can ask advice and questions and will create a cartoon of their own.  Look at his fantastic website (www.marsdencartoons.com)
Thursday 20th October    14.30-15.30 French/English conversation
                                              16.00-17.00 French/English conversation

Friday 21st October          14.30  TEA POTES Book Club will be  discussing ‘The Help’ by Kathryn Stockett .  ‘Travels with My Aunt’ by Graham Greene is our November choice.  
                                                   16.30 for 17.00 Opera: La Travatori – Verdi
José Cura and Dmitri Hvorostovsky lead the star cast of Verdi’s blazingly passionate opera, in Elijah Moshinsky’s Royal Opera House production co-produced with Teatro Real Madrid, with sets by the noted Italian film designer Dante Ferretti.
                                         
Saturday 22nd October    10.30-12.00 Isabel Huggan Reading from her books
ISABEL HUGGAN is a Canadian author who has been living in Tornac since 1998. Internationally acclaimed for her short stories (THE ELIZABETH STORIES and YOU NEVER KNOW), in 2004 she received a prestigious Canadian prize for literary non-fiction for her memoir BELONGING : HOME AWAY FROM HOME, much of which concerns her life in France as a "foreigner" trying to integrate herself into a new culture and landscape . A teacher of creative writing for nearly 40 years, Isabel will talk about how realistic fiction springs from experience, using examples from her own work to illustrate the process. She will have copies of her books for sale.
14.30-16.00
“Exploring the Past “ The changing life of an Archaeologist
 
DAVID MILES, 
who lives in the Cevennes, was Director of Oxford Archaeology and has worked all over the world. in 1999  he became chief archaeologist at English Heritage and his talk will look at how archaeology has been transformed during his long and distinguished career.  He is the author of ‘Tribes of Britain



Thursday 27th October    14.30-15.30 French/English conversation 
                                                  16.00-17.00 French/English conversation
Friday  28th October         14.30-16.00       Tea Potes Knitting Group
Saturday 29th October    Kate Falgade Lecture ‘From Cannibals to Croissants’
Kate Fagalde spent thirty years in southern Africa, largely by mistake.  A two year sojourn turned into a 23 year stay in Lesotho where she discovered how to run a trading station, fly a plane with a pig in it and look down the wrong end of an AK47.  She and her French husband then bought a derelict farm across the border in South Africa where she learned to live through drought conditions and bake croissants.  Her presentation "From Cannibals to Croissants" has been shown on several occasions when she lectured aboard the QE2. She supports the Mantsase Children's Home in Lesotho.

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