Category Events/Festivals

‘Vegan Marathon’ – Magà Ettori is ready for a challenge !

Magà Ettori is ready to take up a challenge – that of the Marathon de Paris, next April 9th. The truth is, it’s the story of a rebirth. He’s forty-five years of age and weighs 140k – has hypertension and suffers from apnea (and we all know how dangerous that can be). Previously, he had to stop sport, having undergone an organ transplant due to an accident. But, his old dream has persisted, and his desire to participate is stronger than ever.
 
He confides in an old friend, who is a sports coach, and who convinces him that this is still possible, and that he could run not only for himself, but also for the animal cause (being a vegan). The challenge is ready to be taken up...
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Bocognano invites you to a legendary chestnut fair – total immersion with flavours/sensations and ambience

6106107-9116489When one realises the importance chestnuts hold on this island, it is certainly not surprising that the chestnut fair remains one of the highlights of the year, and is this year, celebrating the 31st representation in the very attractive village of Bocognano, which is on the way to Corte/Bastia.

Annually held in December, this popular fair attracts the crowds from all around, for the diversity of the stands, along with the festive atmosphere is not negligible and can be witnessed through the floating savours of chestnuts!

 
The village itself, is situated only 40km from Ajaccio, another lovely drive up there, gaining height all the time.

Demonstrations of various sorts will be taking place here again, where chestnuts, chestnut flour and the impressive choice of where this natural and fla...

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‘Under My Screen’ —> action! – 5th season of our English/Irish film festival

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Bergman stated: “No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls ..”
The very word, ‘cinema’ – what does it evoke for the vast majority of us ? escape, entertainment, the idolising of directors, reverie, pleasure, unfolding messages, reflections, desires, the brilliant performance of your choice actors .. a regard on life itself – a vast dimension of parallels, hypotheses and where just about everything is possible these days .. and within which it is becoming more and more difficult to distinguish the difference between the tangible and the illusory – or should we even try – but, that is another story ....

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The charm of a village Christmas market: Appietto welcomes you with a jingle*

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Doesn’t this bring back fond memories from just being a child again, the magic and charm of a Christmas market before this seasonal event – visions, scents, sensations, flavours and colours remaining present for the rest of our lives.

Just outside of Ajaccio, there is the very quaint little village of Appietto, expanding from the Monte Gozzi right down to the coastline of the Gulf de Lava. Traces of the medieval past can still be viewed with fortresses/chapels, reminding us of hardship and conflicts that once were. The Monte Gozzi (which I am particularly fond of) towers from its 716m, and a notable choice for trekking over the spring/early summer months, and the whole municipality is doted with archeological tresors just waiting for you too.

This year brings the 6th edition of this...

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The 11th Graphic Novel Festival in Ajaccio attracts all age groups!

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Long before the invention of the printing press and almost as far as the memory can wander, hasn’t art always illustrated, related and communicated in every way possible for the public to grasp stories, events, beliefs, ideas and imaginative scenes.
Comic book/graphic novel festivals are now worldwide, with an impressive range of gifted and inventive creators.
Certainly, with the 1920/1930s boom, a steady growing market settled in growing constantly and I think the necessity experienced throughout history to convey religious, political and social life has always been a major commitment and release of creative expression, also serving this means of communication.

In France, cartoons/comic strips/graphic novels are known as the ‘Ninth Art’ and are extremely popular and appreciated, and ...

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