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Registration for 2021/22 pottery course open

The Formentera Office of Commerce is pleased to unveil a pottery course geared toward adults and spanning November, January and February at Centre Antoni Tur 'Gabrielet'. Interested parties can register from today until 8 November through the Virtual Citizen Information Office (OVAC) or in person at the OAC.

Deputy chief and commerce councillor Ana Juan welcomed the opportunity to offer the course during what she described as "a very sad year for everyone considering the passing of the course’s creative heart and soul, Remedios Castillo". For Juan, "Reme was more than a teacher and potter; it’s plain to see by the affection she gave to and received from her students and people who knew her. I'm sure she’d be very proud to see us carry on her work". The current offer is intended for islanders who took up ceramics under Castillo and are keen to continue, with organisers promising additional insight into assorted pottery techniques.

This year’s instructor is Tania Agredano. Space is limited and classes are available in the morning and afternoon. The price is €220 and there is a 30% discount for students under 25, pensioners and people with disabilities.

11 October 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera


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Teacher gives name to new access road to Sant Ferran school

foto 2021 carrer MMF AThe Consell de Formentera has installed signposts christening the new street which grants access to the freshly opened Sant Ferran school. Concerning Maria Mayans Ferrer, who, (as historian Fanny Tur Riera notes in her article "Mestres de Formentera: les primeres escoles") census data indicate she worked as a teacher on the island in 1871. Mention of Mayans also appears in Arturo Pérez-Cabrero’s “Guía del turista” in 1909, when she taught at the Sant Francesc girls' school.

Consell de Formentera President Alejandra Ferrer welcomed the decision, agreed in a full-house assembly of local government, to celebrate a female educator on signage so closely tied to the world of education. Ferrer highlighted the Consell’s longstanding commitment to promoting equality, as well as the tendency of the figures of relevance commemorated in place names to be men. “Now is the time to look for women who have been important to our community and to spotlight their work", she said.

8 October 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Activities programme for trans* October 2021

cartell 2021 dia despato transBThe Formentera Office of Equality and LGTBI Affairs is pleased to present the programme of events commemorating International Day of Trans* Depathologisation, 21 October. "We’ve organised various activities, including theatre and documentaries, but also debates and talks", said Councillor Vanessa Parellada, adding that the programming was geared especially toward young people "so we can work on depathologising gender identities from the grassroots".

First on the bill is the stage production "Entremeses Travestis, un show con un poco de todo", a combination of shows-within-a-show for all audiences: a touch of folklore, a dollop of activism, a sprinkling of lipsyncing and a dash of voguing... all mixed with a healthy serving of art to guarantee a fun night for all. The show starts at 8.30pm Saturday 16 October at the Sala de Cultura (Cinema). Tickets can be purchased from tomorrow Friday 8 October at entradesformentera.cat or, if space remains, half an hour before the show at the box office.

On the day of the celebration, Thursday 21 October, islanders can catch Manolita, la Chen de Arcos, a documentary that chronicles the life of Manolita, who in the Spain of the mid-nineteen eighties became the first transsexual mother to adopt a child. The film follows Manolita as she recalls the process and her experiences as a transgressive woman at a time when Spain lagged behind in the field, in terms both social and legal. After the documentary, there will be a talk afterwards with Valeria Vegas, director of the documentary, on the importance of LGTB public figures in Spain. The show starts Thursday 21 October at the Sala de Cultura (Cinema).

Finally, at 6.30pm on Wednesday 27 October the Casal de Joves will be the scene of a workshop, "trans* and non-binary concepts". Presented by Chryssalis, an association of families of trans* minors, and designed especially for young people, the workshop will feature discussion and guided activities about sexual and gender diversity, the LGTBIQA+ community and the experiences of trans* and non-binary people.

7 October 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Islanders gearing up for grape harvest called on to declare activity

cartell 2021 raimThe Formentera Office of Rural Affairs reminds local wine producers with vineyard rights that they are required to make the declaration of this year's grape harvest before 10 December.

The declaration can be completed between 9.00am and 2.00pm at the Formentera Office of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Hunting, located at Centre Antoni Tur "Gabrielet". The information will then be sent to the regional government for inclusion on the Wine Production Register.

The FOALFH reminds farmers with fewer than 0.1 hectares and those who use their grapes for juice or consumption are exempt from submitting the declaration. In the Balearic Islands vineyard planting rights are regulated, and if a vineyard’s harvests are not declared, it risks being declared abandoned.

7 October 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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