Events in Dordogne Périgord
April to June: « Spring time in the Bastides » - www.cg24.fr
Spring time in the Bastides takes place in a wide range of the walled towns throughout the Bergerac region (Issigeac, Monpazier, Bergerac, Beaumont du Périgord, Lanquais, Le Buisson de Cadouin, Lalinde…). It includes cultural and artistic events that celebrate diversity, and the differences and similarities between the people of the world and their respective cultures. These events promise to take you on a journey of discovery through their different flavours, crafts and forms of artistic expression with a host of get-togethers and special moments: shows, concerts, cinema, storytelling, exhibitions and debates to name but a few.
In May: Pourpre Jazz Festival - www.jazzpourpre.com
A selection of beautiful musical gatherings featuring major talents, internationally renowned groups and artists that are less well known. It is made up of 2 parts. The “IN”: 2 evenings of concerts with a high class line up concentrating on the biggest and most current names. The “OFF”: a mixed programme of free concerts held in the Cloître des Récollets of the Maison des Vins.
From May to June: The La Vallée Festival in St Astier- www.lavallee.info
On the theme : « La vallée ? - cents rires ! » It’s no Joke
Baroque Itinerary in the Périgord Vert - www.itinerairebaroque.com
La Félibrée in Piegut Pluviers
The journeys of make-believe in Terrasson. www.ot-terrasson.com
Street theatre performances
The Guitares Vertes Festival in the Pays de Jumilhac - www.festival-jumilhac.fr
This event is a mixture of concerts and gatherings, cinema and music, photography and literature, all based around the central theme of the guitar.
The Pays d’Ans Festival. Classical music, flamenco & theatre in the churches, abbeys and châteaux of the villages of the Auvézère Valley
The Grand Souk Festival in Ribérac
French and International headline acts perform alongside some wonderful undiscovered gems in the fields of rock, of French chanson and even in the electronic music genres.
The World Music and Dance Festival in Montignac - www.festivaldemontignac.assoo.org
The village welcomes artists from every continent and is transformed into a global village of peace, joy and diverse colours for the entire period of the festival. It becomes a place where all visitors can simply discover other cultures.
From July to August:
The Sarlat Theatre Festival. www.festival-theatre-sarlat.com
This festival was created in 1952 and is an important event in the cultural life of the Périgord. Classical plays take place in the heart of the medieval centre of Sarlat. More than 20 plays are performed during the three weeks of the festival.
The Musical Summer in Bergerac - http://festivalbergerac.blogspot.com
An eclectic programme unfolds in the châteaux, abbeys and other country houses of the Périgord region.
The Périgord Noir Music festival in Montignac -- www.festivalduperigordnoir.fr
The festival celebrates its 30th anniversary with a whole array of musical surprises based around the central theme of “fables and legends”
MIMOS, International Festival of Mime in Périgueux – www.mimos.fr
Medieval Ramble in the Dropt Valley - www.medieval.dropt.org
This festival allows us to relive the natural splendour of the Middle Ages
August to September:
International Festival of Sinfonia in the Périgord - www.sinfonia-en-perigord.com
Baroque music festival
September: The Autumn Grain Festival - http://www.graindautomne.fr
6th Maquiz’Art Winter Festival in Eymet
“Off”, Maquiz’Art’s winter season dedicated to jazz and Afro-Latin music, is already a favourite destination for fans of jazz, samba, bossa nova, world and improvised music. This year, Maquiz’Art is delighted to announce a bill of internationally renowned artists including Flavio Boltro guesting with the Melody Players, Chicago saxophonist Ernest Dawkins taking time out from a mini tour of south west France, and Anne Pacéo.
Festival runs until 7 April
30th MIMOS International Mime and Physical Theatre Festival in Périgueux
Created as a homage to Marcel Marceau, who lived in the Dordogne in his youth, the Mimos Festival aims to regenerate the image of this traditional art form, showcasing new and innovative mime genres from the cutting edge of visual theatre, contemporary dance, light shows, live art and new circus. The largest festival of mime in Europe (along with its counterpart in London), it is the only event of its kind in France.
Programme to be announced.