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A Christmas Carol on stage

CastawaysDrama, La Souterraine

Presents “A Christmas Carol”, adapted for stage by Karen Louise Hebden, directed by Margau Wright

Dickens’ well-loved classic brought to the stage with a large colourful cast, spooky technical effects, wonderful singing and superb costumes

A great starter to the Christmas festivities! 

Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd November at 7:30 pm
plus matinee performance Saturday 23 November at 2:30 pm.
On stage at L’Ancienne Mairie, Rue du Docteur Emile Parrain, La Souterraine

Tickets on sale now! 10 euros (adult) 5 euros (child) (12 euros on the door)

available from www.castawaysdrama.org and tickets@castawaysdrama.org or call Tim on: 07.69.00.28.01

Please visit our website for further information: www.castawaysdrama.org

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Ladef Kart Race

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So just as a reminder that it is that time of year again for the local town Kart race. Last year everybody was prepared, however if I remember correctly the heavens opened up and would not allow any of it and the event was cancelled. Lets hope for good weather for a great fun event on Sunday the 9th of June held and organised by LADEF in La Souterraine. Association address details are at the foot of this post and at the foot of the original French PDF.

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With permission to share this document from LADEF the following details are given as a rough English translation of the french PDF for the LADEF Kart event. Please forgive if not exact, to register you will need to make use of the printable original French PDF document immediately below.
Defcars application and regulation (French)

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PDF application contents

Course of the day:
11h00 : Reception of competitors / Control of soap boxes 12h00 : Resto
13h30: Test runs
3:00 pm to 7:00 pm: Timed rounds
7:30 pm to 8:00 pm: Award ceremony
8:30 pm: Concert
Information:
Rétier Emmanuel 06.32.93.93.54.93
Blanchard Guillaume 06.61.74.74.79.89
Registration :
The registration form attached to the regulations before June 5, 2019
Available on facebook.com/LADEF23 or contact us at assoladef@gmail.com

Regulations

Article 1 – Competitors

The Defcars competition is open to all persons over 16 years of age and with parental consent. For minors, parental or guardian authorization must be obtained at registration.
Drivers compete for the originality of the vehicle and/or for speed.

Article 2 – The characteristics of the Defcar

The Defcar must have at least 3 wheels, a steering, an efficient braking system and no sharp parts. The steering movements must be transmitted with a minimum of play.
Brakes are mandatory, they will be subject to a strict check during the roadworthiness test. A braking failure or inadequate braking may result in exclusion from the competition.

Only the energy provided by gravity and by the pilot (or passenger) when moving his body is allowed. Any other device supplying energy is prohibited (pedals, springs, handwheels, electricity, etc.). During towing, only one driver will be allowed in the vehicle; each vehicle will be equipped with 2 centred anchorage points (1 at the front and the other at the rear) and

will have a nylon rope or a 2 to 4m strap with mandatory snap hooks. Metal towing cables are prohibited. A highly visible number, assigned by the organisation on the day of the event, must be able to be fixed at the front and on both sides of the vehicle as well as on the competitor’s number.

Technical Standards Defcar (3 wheels) Defcar (4 wheels)

Maximum length 2m

Maximum width 2m

Braking required Yes

Maximum weight (with pilot and possible passenger) 250 kg

Number of persons 1 or 2

Article 3 – Competitors’ equipment

Each competitor must have a bib with the number of his Defcar clearly visible. A helmet (no bike helmet), gloves, closed shoes, legged and long-sleeved clothing are mandatory.
Elbow and knee pads are strongly recommended as well as foam protections on the vehicle.

Article 4 – Conduct of the competition

Pre-registration of the pilot and any passenger (see attached sheet),
Verification of authorizations for minors and certificates of civil liability for all,
Technical inspection of vehicles: total weight (Defcar + driver + possible passenger), brakes, steering,…(according to article 2)
Test runs in the morning, Timed rounds in the afternoon. Award ceremony.

No weight changes will be allowed after the check.
Each Defcar will only be allowed one run per run.
The pilot and the potential passenger cannot be changed after registration. Each descent will be done with the same crew until the end of the competition.
The starting push will be made by a single person between 2 coloured lines drawn on the ground.

Article 5 – Insurance

Each participant in the race must be insured for bodily risks and have civil liability (certificates required when checking vehicles).

Article 6 – Race Direction

The application of the regulations and the control of vehicles are the sole responsibility of the organizers. Mobile Defcars that do not provide the necessary security guarantees, either during the initial inspection or during the competition, will be excluded.
The race director, the timekeeper and his assistants are the only persons qualified to judge the speed events.

The organisers reserve the right to limit the number of Defcars.

Article 7 – Classification

The ranking is done at the best time set by Defcar.
In the event of a tie, the best first run will decide between the competitors. Award categories

originality (Defcar and pilot)
fastest (Defcar 3 wheel/4 wheel – 1p/2p)

Article 8 – Advertising and image rights

Advertising is allowed (except alcohol and tobacco) but must not have any political or religious character.
Each participant consents to the use of his name, image or Defcar for advertising or promotional purposes.

Article 9 – Preparation and repair

Participants will be able to set up stands to carry out repairs or improvements to their Defcars. Any change in the characteristics must be reported to the race management.

Article 10 – Security

All arrangements will be made by the organization to ensure safety on race day: prior information to local residents,
closing the circuit,
prohibition of parking and traffic (by municipal decree),

installation of protections (barriers, straw bales, ribbons), presence of commissioners ensuring security (among others), presence of medical assistance/first aid.

Registrtion form Price 10 € per box
Defcar 3 wheels (1 or 2 people) Defcar 4 wheels (1 or 2 people)

3rd edition of soap crates
Les DEFCARS
Sunday, June 9, 2019
La Souterraine.To be returned before June 5, 2019 with your payment made payable to LADEF (L’Association de Détente et d’Événement Festif) to the following address:
Ladef 7 place du fort – 23300 La Souterraine


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Guided Tour of Resistance Sites

Remembering the Resistance

Monday May 27th

09.00 – 12.00

Rendezvous at the Ancienne Mairie/Passe Muraille Car Park,

La Souterraine

May 27th is the day the French remember the members of the Resistance from World War 2.  As many will be aware this area was very important in the movement against the Germans and many people were killed in their efforts to obstruct the activities of the German Army of Occupation.  This guided tour will visit a number of sites where plaques are placed around La Souterraine. You will need to travel by car to each venue, but hopefully will be able to car share. At each place a brief history will be told, flowers placed and a brief silence observed.

This will be led by a local historian M Vaugelade, this should be a very interesting morning.  The tour will be in French but we hope to provide brief notes in English and a map thanks to member Alain Pruchon.

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Comite de Jumelage de La Souterrraine

Dear Members,

As many of you may know, La Souterraine is twinned with Filderstadt in Germany.  Some of you may have met the German contingent who took part in the Bridiers spectacular a few years ago.  We have received a letter from Nadine Reynes, Presidente of the Comite, which I attach, about their planned trip to visit Filderstadt.  This would normally lead to offers of hosting for the next return trip!   I know Mme Reynes is keen to get the English Community involved, and if anyone is interested, please make contact with their committee by the numbers on the letter.  I was thinking of it myself but am already busy that week!

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Library Presidency

[dropcap]Y[/dropcap]ou will recall that in late August, John Essom announced that he wished to relinquish the role of co-President as soon as possible, and certainly no later than the next Assemblée Générale.

John informed Conseil today that he now wishes to resign with immediate effect.  He has been advised that the health issues to which he referred in his August notification would be ameliorated by certain lifestyle changes, including avoiding stress.

The Library owes John a huge debt of gratitude.  He stepped forward at a time when the Library’s existence was under threat.  He found excellent volunteers to fill the other “Bureau” and “Conseil” roles and began the process of putting the Library back on its feet again.  I feel privileged to have shared the role of President with him over the past year.  I am sure we all wish John, and Sally, well and hope that shedding the burden of the role of President will produce an immediate reduction in stress levels.

When I offered my services as co-President, I made it clear that I was not prepared to be President on my own.  That remains my position.  However, there is no appetite among members of Conseil to hold an Assemblée Extraordinaire (EGM) to appoint a new co-President and we believe that sentiment to be shared by the membership.  I have decided that given the circumstances, I will continue without a co-President until the AGM.

One member has already expressed interest in replacing John but other expressions of interest are always welcome.  Please do not hesitate to contact me or any member of the Conseil if you feel moved to help.

Steve Chicken

 

Brocante Items Needed

The Library are planning to have a stall at the annual brocante in La Souterraine in August.

We are now in desperate need of your clean, unbroken but unwanted items to sell and make some much needed funds for the Library.

Please have a look around and bring your items to the library during opening hours and leave them with the librarian upstairs.

Please do NOT leave your items in the entrance way at the bottom of the stairs.

Thanks for your support

 

 

 

Armistice Day ceremony at the war memorial in La Souterraine

Photos taken at the Armistice Day ceremony at the war memorial in La Souterraine. Jan McGenn, president of the library, read a poem translated into french for the occasion and also laid a wreath.

After the ceremonies there was the presentation to the library of a mosaic representing the Tower of London in the field of poppies. Martine Escure, whose hobby is creating mosaics, made the presentation at the verre d’amite. The mosaic will be on display in the library.

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