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Participatory event to promote comprehensive plans for elderly and people with functional diversity

The Formentera Office of Social Welfare (Conselleria de Benestar Social, CBS) is pleased to report that Monday 21 November, the Consell de Formentera auditorium will be the scene of a participatory event on two CBS-backed projects: the Comprehensive Plan for the Elderly and Comprehensive Plan for People with Functional Diversity of Formentera.

Rafael Ramírez, councillor of social welfare, encouraged islanders to participate: "These are important plans that will serve as a roadmap in the years ahead for local government's efforts in these areas and at every level". In the words of Ramírez, "this is about designing the Formentera we want for our elders and for people with disabilities".

One part of crafting the plans is a participatory diagnosis, where all stakeholders can give their vision of how Formentera is now and what to do in the future.

Sessions will take place Monday 21 November in the Consell de Formentera auditorium (Sala de Plens). Mornings will be for individuals who will be directly involved and affected by the plans, with afternoons reserved for family members and islanders at large who wish to contribute their vision and experience.

- 9.00am - 11.00am: senior citizens
- 11.00am - 1.00pm: people with functional diversity
- 4.00pm - 5.30pm: families of elderly people
- 5.30pm - 7.00pm: families of people with functional diversity

An additional session on Tuesday 22 November will involve technicians and professionals in these areas to complement the diagnosis.

Individuals interested in participating can phone the Formentera Day Centre: 971 32 16 17.


18 November 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Presenting Maria Vila's "El oficio del artista"

The Formentera Office of Culture is pleased to report that Thursday 24 November at 7.30pm, author Maria Vila will present her book El oficio del artista at the Marià Villangómez Library in Sant Francesc.

As Vila explains, the principal objective of the book "is to provide models for all people who want to dedicate themselves fully to the world of art". "It is also a reflection on why 85% of the world is not doing the job they would really like to do, which constitutes an abysmal loss of human capital", says Vila. In interviews, artists from Eivissa and Formentera who, with optimism and perseverance, have made a living from their craft, explain how they did it. The book speaks to universal themes like money, health and love from a perspective that seeks to do away with the negative stereotypes surrounding such a generous profession. "If you want to know what it's like to make a living from art and what would happen if there were fewer soldiers and more artists in our society, this book is for you!" Vila concludes.

Maria Vila is a writer, translator and calligrapher based on Eivissa. She holds a bachelor's degree in Law from Universidade da Coruña, a master's in Human Rights from Universidad Carlos III in Madrid and a PhD in Anthropology and Social Work. Having lived abroad for many years with people from diverse cultures and worked with interdisciplinary teams, Vila speaks several languages, among them English and Arabic. She has published several works, such as Querida flor, Por amor, Manual del amante, and has collaborated in the recently published book Amb lletra de dona, which discusses local women writers.

18 November 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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'Black Friday on Formentera'

The Formentera Office of Commerce and Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses of Formentera (PIMEF) will launch "Black Friday on Formentera" on 25 November as part of their buy-local "Compra a Casa" loyalty programme. During this day, all purchases of €15 and up at Compra a Casa member stores will be entered into a drawing for a €50 gift card. The winner will be announced 29 November and will be able to pick up his or her prize at the PIMEF offices.

18 November 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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Formentera's Sala de Cultura welcomes "Natatam", a contemporary dance show for kids

The Formentera Office of Culture is pleased to report that Saturday 26 November at 6.00pm, the Sala de Cultura-Cinema will host Natanam, a family-friendly dance show and winner of the 2021 Feten Award for bringing dance to early-childhood audiences. The performance is part of the L'Illa a Escena programme.

In this production of contemporary dance, two performers –or friends...or accomplices– meet in a playroom. There, they discover that water, fire, wind and earth are arranged in order and at their disposal, and the room can become a beach, a desert or the sea.

The protagonists find no shortage of earth and salt, with which they draw on the ground while singing and contemplating the destination of things that disappear. "They converse about the world and people, who are like big fires, little fires and fires of all colours; and they dialogue with speech and also with their bodies in space", the artists explain.

"Natanam" means dance in Sanskrit, and this is the starting point of the show: "To give early-childhood audiences a place and moment for sensations through the purity of dance".

DA.TE Danza
DA.TE Danza has created, produced and performed contemporary dance, dance-theatre and object theatre for everyone from tots to teens for more than 23 years.

All of the company's projects are supported by the Spanish Institute for the Performing Arts and Music (of the Ministry of Culture and Sports) and the Andalusian Agency of Cultural Institutions (of the Ministry of Culture and Historical Heritage of the Andalusian Regional Government).

Admission
Tickets are available at www.entradesformentera.cat for €4. Unemployed people and under-employed freelancers, retirees, under-25s, people with functional diversity, single-parent families and large families pay half price.

18 November 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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