Festivals, Cultural Events and Fetes Prades, Town of festivals, cultural events, and fetes.

Every year during the summer there are a number of festivals and cultural events,
the most well-known worldwide being the Pablo Casals Chamber Music Festival.
Thanks to the local associations and clubs (approx 100) Prades has the advantage of having a
variety of entertainments throughout the year for the pleasure of the locals and the visitors alike.
For information on what's on each month contact the Tourist Office.



THE JOURNEES ROMANES  2014
  (46th Romanesque days)
From July  7 to 12 

The Roman Days 2013 will take place in July from Monday 8th to Saturday13th
in Saint-Michel de Cuxa abbey.
The theme will be
“The Romanesque Cloister”

At the heart of enclosed space of the monastery or cathedral, the cloister is a covered gallery , allowing the buildings of the priests community to communicate, around a terrestrial reconstitution of the Garden of Eden. The cloister is the place where liturgical celebrations are given, where clerics are buried, where people meditate and read, and where lay people from outside the community are often welcomed. Its sculpted and painted decorations echo these functions, give them a symbolic and spiritual background. In the Romantic era, the cloister became the emblem of the Middle-Ages ; it was often deconstructed, transported, rebuilt outside its environment to embody the whole romanesque Art by itself.

CONTACT MC CHARLET
Tél/Fax:
33 (0)4 68 96 27 40     Portable : 33 (0)6 22 82 65 18
E-mail    Website

 




55th  CINE-RENCONTRES de PRADES FILM FESTIVAL 2014
from July 16 to 24 2014

The Cine-Rencontres invites you for 8 days of debates, projections and encounters
with filmmakers, actors, producers...
It's also 50 films, festive meals, outdoors projections, exhibitions...

For this edition, we are glad to welcome Yolande Moreau and Jean-Pierre Darroussin (attendance to be confirmed) for a selection of 20 films from their respectives filmographies.

Carte blanche to Mamat Haghighat, iranian fimmaker, member of the sponsoring committee (chairman : Robert Guediguian)
Carte Blanche to Michel Ciment cinema Historian, film critic at Positif
Regard sur le cinéma étranger : selection of 8 films in parternship
with an européan or internatinal film structure

Cinéma Aujourd'hui : selection of 8 unseen or unpublished premières from Cannes 2014
Passeurs d'images : Encounter with the filmmaker Mahamat Saleh -Haroun
Prix du public Bernard Jubard : Audience award, selection of 15 international short-films
2ème Jury Jeune : The Youth jury : encounters with filmmakers and actors, Master classes, best film award.

CONTACT AND RESERVATION DETAILS
Association Les Ciné-Rencontres de Prades  
Le Lido  66500 PRADES
Tél/Fax :
33 (0)4 68 05 20 47
E-mail          Website
 (For details of the Festival, the local cinema : Le Lido : program, and our other activities, Media education in schools, Film resource library, and Travelling Cinema.)

 



FESTIVAL PABLO CASALS 2014

From July 26 to 13 August

 

The Pablo Casals Festival of Prades was born in 1950 thanks
to the commitment of the Catalan cellist Pablo Casals.
Exiled in Prades, this exceptional artist has gathered around him the greatest musicians
of his time (Clara Haskil, Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Rudolf Serkin,
Alexander Schneider, Isaac Stern, Joseph Szigeti, Yehudi Menuhin ...).

In the breathtaking surroundings of the Pyrenees, the Pablo Casals Festival
has become the meeting place for chamber music.

Discover or rediscover the greatest masterpieces of chamber music:
Bach, Messiaen, Schubert, Dvořák, Debussy and many others.

The concerts take place mainly at the Abbey of St Michel Cuxà
but also in the churches and priories of the Conflent.

Prices range from 8 to 37 euros.

Free concerts of the students of the International Academy of Chamber Music
the 10th , 11th , 12th and 13th of August.


INFORMATIONS AND RESERVATIONS

Festival Pablo Casals     33 rue de l'hospice   66500  PRADES

Tél : 33 (0)4 68 96 33 07      Fax : 33 (0)4 68 96 50 95

E-mail         Website


OPERA MOSSET 2014

28 juillet au 2 août
« Opéra Mosset en concert»

Le chœur d’Opéra Mosset et deux solistes chanteront un répertoire
composé d’airs d’opéras exécutés les années passées :
Le Barbier de Séville, Carmen, La Flûte Enchantée, Orphée et Eurydice, 
Roméo et Juliette, Didon et Enée, La belle Hélène, ainsi que quelques airs de Verdi.

Pour l’été 2014, dernière semaine de juillet, sont prévus cinq concerts
dont un à Mosset et quatre dans la région.


CONTACT AND RESERVATION DETAILS 
Opéra Mosset  
Tél : 33 (0)4 68 05 50 83 (during the summer)
E-mail         Website
    Pdf

   

 

 

 

LES RENCONTRES CULTURELLES  de  RIQUER 2014 (pdf)

Riquer, prieuré roman aux portes de la vallée de la Castellane

 

 Association Notre Dame de Riquer
Réservations et Renseignements au  
33 (0)6 15 43 50 60

E-mail        Website

   


THE UNIVERSITAT CATALANA D'ESTIU 2014

(Catalan Summer University)
From August 16 to 23 2013


As every year since 1968, the Universitat Catalana d'Estiu (Catalan Summer University) organizes its conference and activities in Prades for the second half of August. The University receives over a thousand persons (students, teachers, young and old, all age groups) at Charles Renouvier Lycée to attend courses, seminars, meetings or recreational level, workshops, lectures, debates, films, concerts... 

INFORMATION
The Universitat Catalana d'Estiu
Tél :
33 (0)4 68 96 10 84
   E-mail        Website

 


NITS D'EUS 2014
In August and September

Keeping faith with its tradition, EUS organizes its summer festival

The spectators will be welcome in this outstanding site, one of the most beautiful villages in France

And enjoy performances, dance and music

From jazz to baroque music, from classical piano to flamenca guitare recitals
at 'la maison du temps libre'

INFORMATION
 33 (0)6 08 68 06 03

          Website

 

 


DISTRICT FEASTS

Districts feasts resuscitate the Catalan traditions. People dance the Sardana, listen to Cobla (Catalan music) and taste Catalan dishes.

Saint Jordi in April, Saint Peter in June, Saint Cômes and Saint Damien in September, Saint Thérèse in October and Saint Martin in November.


JUNE 24th : FEAST OF ST JOHN

Traditional party in all Catalonia

Celebrates the summer solstice. During the night of June 23th a fire is lit at the top of Canigou, it is the ignition signal fires in every village.  The bouquet of St John hung on the doors of houses attracts luck and happiness in the house

 


JUNE 29th: FEAST OF ST PETER 

Patron saint of Prades

Office de Tourisme Prades-Conflent     10 place de la République 66500 Prades

E-mail : infos@prades-tourisme.fr                    Tél : 33(0)4 68 05 41 02     Fax : 33(0)4 68 05 21 79