Events in your Area

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If you or your guests have had enough of chateaux, canoeing and troglodite experiences, the Papeterie de Vaux, 24270 Payzac, will once again host the popular week  ” deTypographie et de Linogravure” between the 19th and 25th of August.

The activities take place each afternoon and are animated by the internationally known printer Richard Lawrence, aided by Robin Wilson and Rosie Fairfax-Chomely (both artists in residence at Oxford University’s Wytham Studio) and Ben Weiner, a printing graduate and enthusiast. The events are conducted in Franglais!
Anyone aged six and over can enroll on the twice daily courses to practice lino-printing and type-setting (ring Laurence at the Papeteries to book 05 53 62 50 06 or 05 53 52 75 59) or just roll up and watch the demonstrations. All the materials for the courses are provided.
The whole event is co-ordinated by Richard Lawrence who is Oxford University’s Bodliean Library resident printer ( he is rather proud of his moniker “the Bod’s Printer”) where he teaches printing. He also animates courses at St Brides in London when he is not working in his own studio ( Robin and Rosie both work at the university’s Wytham Studio research unit where they promote visual arts projects including ceramics,  typography and printing. Ben Weiner is an enthusiast of industrial archaeology and printing and has a degree in printing from Reading University.
The printing team from the UK are enthusiasts on a “busman’s holiday” – their time and expertise is given with no financial rewards – make the most of these experts and their savoir faire. Participants are required to pay the modest entry fee for the Papeterie de Vaux. You may also like to take advantage of the refreshments served by Rita – light lunches and teas which can be taken sitting under the shady trees near the mill pond.



Below is a link to some of the larger Dordogne markets that are taking place this summer, the one in Montignac is well worth visiting as they are always a great choice!!

Pub Grub

August is an exciting month for Twilight. We are celebrating our 10th anniversary on Saturday 11 August. Ten years! Ten years during which, with your help and support, we have been able to care for over 300 dogs here at Twilight, plus many more out in the community. We’re having a celebration and we’d like you to join us.

Come along to the Twilight Tenth Anniversary Open Day at La Peyzie on Saturday 11 August.

Breakfast from 9.30: join us early and enjoy a bacon or veggie sandwich!  Open house to meet the dogs from 10:00 to 17:00

All day long: drinks and cakes and snacks

Lunch: Menu of the day from noon to 14:00, with various yummy hot and cold dishes including vegetarian and vegan.

Raffle, second hand books, and superb unique gifts available for you to buy and join in

Free admission. You are all welcome: La Peyzie, 24800, Saint Paul La Roche


CONCOURS DE CHIENS – St Mesmin 24270

4 Août Concours de chiens de Cavage sur le terrain municipal

MARCHE DE NUIT – St Mesmin 24270

8 Août 2eme marché de nuit  a partir de 19 h,  les marchés de nuit sont tous prévus dans le bourg ou transférés au « Jardin de l’Avenir » en cas d’intempéries.    Vente de produits régionaux, exposition – buvette – frites – grillade
Tables, couverts, planchas, barbecues gratuits pour restauration sur place


For those who have been gripped by the exploits of the riders on the Tour de France, we have a local event – Tour of Limousin – passing through our area on Thursday 16 August.

The stage starts at Rouffiac (lake & nautical base), then goes through Lanouaille, Dussac, Excideuil, Tourtoirac, Thenon, Montignac (Lascaux), Condat, Chatres, Badefol d’Ans, Hautefort, Coubjours and down to Terrasson, then off into the Correze.

The caravan starts off at 10.45 and the racers leave at midday.


The Hoop ‘team is very proud to present the Magnificent Poster 2018 of the hoop’ Festival!  A big thank you to our great graphic designer Nathanne Le Corre 💚

Find this year, in music Chapelier fouMatias AguayoJhon MontoyaPendentifNormaRyder The EagleI Am StramgramDélicieuse Musique SoundsystemTitouan , InnvivoOdzie & The NewtonesMEZERGUa TeaAZUR, and the hoop ‘ Dj Set with Vingt-Deux & Momo!
In performances, workshops and animations 9èmetempsCie Au Fil du VentCirque IndigoWaRooxDawa Salfati PhotographeLes Sauvages ColorésPrismeeMiaou RecordsABCD’ART , Le pied allez TRIEZ, circle song, Mr. The Countess, Jeux en bois 24KAPLA! We are looking forward!! 😍

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Maureen O’Shaughnessy came to tell us of her Creative Writing day courses to be held in St Yrieix on August 20th, and Excideuil  (Patio Cafe) on September 9th.  For more information and to book a place, her email is:  The courses sound well structured and interesting: she intends to further them into a series of weekly classes.

Gardens open for visiting in over 30 départements.
Profits are donated to charitable organisations in France,
mainly supporting children with serious illness. For more
information, see or contact Mick at

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