Thursday 12 July - Tour de France
Monsieur le Maire would like the
British to be very visible when the Tour de France passes through the centre
of Gouarec this year. He has reserved a pole position for AIKB in the centre
of town opposite the Crédit Mutuel.
We shall have to decorate the platform
they supply and put on some entertainment during the run up to the race.
He is hoping that it will be visible from all the helicopters hovering
overhead and send shots to televisions all over the world!
To manage this unique occasion and
satisfy all concerned, members who help us decorate the platform will have
priority for a place to view the race and cheer the cyclists.
We already have some musicians and
need more ideas for entertainment.
We will be organizing a meeting
to put all this in place, so please call Maggie at the AIKB to sign up.
Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 August
- AIKB Photography Club Annual Photographic Competition
Every year the photography club organizes
a photographic competition, which is open to all. The theme this year is
“Animals” and the entries will be judged by the public over the weekend
of 18th and 19th August. After judging, all the photo entries will stay
on show in an exhibition at the AIKB, 3 rue du Sénéchal,
22570 Gouarec, during opening hours until 7th September. In this age of
smartphones, we are all photographers, so do have a go!
Entrants may submit up to 2 prints
at a cost of €5 or 3 to 4 prints at a cost of €10, with a maximum
of 4 prints per person. Entries will be accepted from 3rd July until 14th
August inclusive and should be submitted to AIKB (as above). For full details
and an entry form, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 19 August - AIKB Kermesse
This popular annual event gives AIKB
members a chance to meet each other and local residents. There is a lot
to do for all the family. Browse around our many stalls, which include
bric-a-brac and local artisans. There will be games and face-painting for
the children and a bar for the grownups! Come and meet our clubs: Art,
Photo and la Troupe Arlequin our theatre group. Stop in for a chat at the
“Spotlight on Brittany” radio booth to find out what is going on. Relax
at the AIKB café, a great choice of food on offer. Don’t forget
to buy your raffle tickets!
Please contact Maggie to reserve
your stall for 5€ and pay in advance. Le Foirail, 22570 Gouarec. The
grounds are in the centre of Gouarec near the Blavet, follow the signs.
11am – 5pm. Free entry and parking.
Tuesday 28 August - A floral workshop
at Rosiers Anglais
Owen and Sue Cake own a nursey garden
with a wide range of David Austin roses. Sue has generously offered to
hold her popular floral workshop using cut flowers from the garden to make
floral gift posies and table decorations. Sue always has plenty of homemade
cakes to keep everyone going – also tips on cuttings and plant division
and over wintering techniques.
Please reserve. Meet at the garden
in Lostanien, direction Chapelle du Mur at Cleden Poher. 2.30pm. 8€.
Wednesday 5 September - Luxury
Picnic chez les Cundy
John and Joan have been the custodians
of land at 4 Kermilin for over thirteen years where, snow, storm, disease,
uncontrolled growth, drought and beasties had taken their toll. Familiar
you may say, you get the picture. However today, transformed over several
years we’ll find … a calm rustic domain with … let’s say … much to see
and enjoy: along with a story to tell and short walks and a very warm welcome
from our hosts. We will provide our traditional luxury picnic with vegetarian
options, including wine and coffee.
20€ per person, reservation
only, with payment in advance. Please bring your own picnic table and chairs
if possible. 4 Kermilin, 22110 Plouguernével. Plouguernével
is a large commune, Kermilin is situated between Rostrenen and Silfiac
on the N764.
Tuesday 11 September - A talk:
From legends to History and Archaeology
Jean-Claude Even is a historian,
author of a book about Guinevere, Princess of Carhaix. Jean Claude will
separate legend from fact. It is at the end of the Roman Empire and the
Visigoths are the enemy. After winning the Battle of Carhaix, Léodagan
gives a banquet for his people and allies, where the brave young King Arthur
of Brittany meets and falls in love with Guinevere. As for Merlin, he travels
to Bressilien, near Paule where he meets Viviane. Thanks to these encounters,
the realm of Brittany was extended with the addition of west Amorica. Jean-Claude
Even will give an illustrated talk in English with, when necessary, the
help of a translator.
Salle Polyvalente, 22570 Gouarec.
2.30pm. Members 3€, Guests 5€.
Thursday 27 September - A visit
to Les Forges les Salles
Les Forges des Salles, a proto-industrial
wood-fuelled ironworks, was a hive of activity in the 18th and 19th century,
and is well worth a visit today. Situated in the heart of the Quénécan
forest, it was a self-contained community. The Forge Manager’s House is
surrounded by worker’s cottages, various workshops and a school. We will
also have the opportunity to discover some original accommodations that
the current owners of Les Forges les Salles have built nearby. These include
tree houses and holiday homes on stilts on the lake.
Meet at Forges des Salles, 22570
Perret, at 2.30pm. Guided tour in English. Members 6€50, Guests, 8€.