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Es Pujols' Plaça d'Europa welcomes "50 fotografías con historia"

foto 2022 50 fotosAna Juan, President of the Consell de Formentera; Alejandra Ferrer, Vice President and Councillor of Tourism; Isabel Izquierdo, director of programming at Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), and Carlos Bernús, the local head of tourism promotion, presented "50 fotografías con historia", a display of 50 photographs from the last eighty years of our country. The exhibition is curated by José María Díaz-Maroto and Gonzalo Revidiego.

Vice President Ferrer thanked organisers for giving Formentera the chance to host an exhibition "of great historical importance" and invited residents and tourists to "visit it and get to know in an educational and artistic way a collection of snapshots from the last eight decades in our country".

Ms. Izquierdo explained that the exhibition, which is presented by the state-owned AC/E, "has met with rave reviews due to its quality and the breadth of topics shown, and because it brings together the most prominent names in Spanish photography of the twentieth century". With 50 images that tell 50 stories, "50 fotografías con historia" takes visitors on a visual journey from the Spanish Civil War to our world today. The exhibition has toured several Spanish cities.

The director of Formentera Fotogràfica asserted, "Bringing the AC/E's magnificent exhibition to the island in parallel with the tenth Formentera Fotogràfica is a point of pride. Many of the photographers who are part of this journey through the history of photography –Chema Madoz, Juan Foncuberta, Isabel Muñoz, Sandra Balsells, Juana Biarnés, Ricardo Casas, Cristina García Rodero, Alberto García-Alix, Cristina de Middel, Carlos Pérez-Siquier and Gervasio Sánchez– have also been integral to the life of the festival, so we are very excited to share this special edition with all of them again. Plus, this year we will welcome Chema Conesa and Ramon Masats, to whom we pay a well-deserved tribute on the centenary of Francesc Català-Roca".

The collective exhibition is on display in Es Pujols' Plaça d'Europa until 3 July. Seventeen of the featured photographers are also recipients of Spain's National Photography Prize. The exhibition offers visitors the chance to take a guided tour by using their mobile phones to scan the QR codes that accompany each photograph.

The exhibition is organised by AC/E, the Consell de Formentera and Formentera Fotogràfica, which this year celebrates its tenth anniversary on the island between 26 and 29 May.

20 May 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Piano concert in Plaça de la Constitució next Thursday

On Thursday 26 May at 10.00pm, Alessandro Martire will offer a concert with his waves piano in Sant Francesc's Plaça de la Constitució.

This young Italian pianist and composer, born in 1992, will play compositions inspired by classical tradition and contemporary elements which he distils into evocative and catchy melodies and harmonies. Martire's music undefinable, so the Consell encourages residents and tourists to see him live.

Admission is free. This event is sponsored by the Formentera Office of Tourism.

20 May 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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Crews upgrade equipment and complete repairs of play areas on Formentera

foto 2022 renovacio parcs BThe Formentera Office of Island Services has renovated parts of the play area at Plaça de les Illes Pitiüses in La Savina, installed new play equipment in the park next to Escoleta de sa Miranda and performed repairs in Ses Bardetes park.

Paula Ferrer, Councillor of Island Services, asserted improvements were ongoing in the island's play areas, and that "the new play equipment at the Illes Pitiüses park is part of an overall refurbishment that has taken place in the last two years, including adding new and more interactive games for children".

At the Illes Pitiüses park, crews have replaced rubber flooring and installed new playground equipment such as a roofless three-tower structure, two suspension bridges, two slides, two access ladders, a musical panel and a triple seat swing. Work has also been completed on the outer wall. At the park next to the nursery, crews installed a rotating play structure with four climbing ropes that will be available for use in the days ahead.


20 May 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Foster care training

foto 2022 formacio bsThe Formentera Office of Social Welfare [Conselleria de Benestar Social, CBSF] is offering special training for technical staff of the office who are involved in foster care for at-risk minors. The two-day training was given by technicians of the Consell de Mallorca with more than twenty years of foster care experience.

To date, three local families have signed up to take part in the foster care service, which the Consell de Formentera brought on line last year. They will soon participate in training sessions and Consell personnel will assess their attitudes; staff will also accompany families through the first days of foster care. Islanders who are interested in participating in this service can call the CBSF at 971 321 271 or email benestarsocial@conselldeformentera.cat.

19 May 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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