Vivalioux : activities during last year
In 2014, thanks to the goodwill of all our members, our association forged ahead with well-tried activities and events which follow the seasons and give food and pleasure to body and soul.
First of all, heart-warming events :
For example, December brought us together round the newly decorated Christmas tree by the steps of the church with a glass of mulled wine in our hands; at Easter time, in spite of the rain, we shared in the excitement and pleasure as 19 children searched for Easter eggs around the village. The Saint Martial festival at the end of June was yet another occasion for members and their families (approx 100 people) to get together around the now traditional meal cooked in the village oven.
Another recurring event which brings people, both local and from further afield, together was the boot fair/farm produce market, held mid-August but without the usual heat. The new postcards, depicting the village, sold in aid of Vivalioux went like hot cakes, although the old ones are still appreciated. We still have quite a stock of these, so feel free to ask for them…
Regarding cultural events :
In March, we had a presentation on our origins with the theory of “the Big Bang” and what the future might bring.
In June, we had the pleasure of seeing the return of the street theatre company “the Clandestines”, who stayed with us in Lioux for a week; their leader, Anne Lemeunier, will explain how Vivalioux has become co-producer of their shows.
In August, the arts exhibition enabled us to discover a talented and pleasant painter, Nathalie Dumontier, and her abstract paintings. As she also makes coloured glass jewellery… the ladies of Lioux gave in to temptation!
The summer classical music concert was produced by Meinard Kraak, when Soprano Rebekka Maeder and a young talented pianist, Rik Kuppen, brilliantly interpreted pieces by Mozart, Chopin, Debussy…
In October, Mark Laimé gave a conference on water and the trials and tribulations of this common asset, a subject illustrated in “Drinking water on all floors”, a film produced by the local TV channel Télé-Millevaches.
Last but not least, we should not forget our physical well-being :
In July, 25 people took part in a walk in the parish of St Sylvain Bellegarde and ended their circuit with a visit to its aviation museum.
Our good friend Pierre has come to terms with having pétanque tournaments near his windows…
What will 2015 bring ?
A star-gazing night, a writing competition “tell me ten words”, a jazz concert, more new artists to be discovered, our support to a theatre workshop, conferences (on Uzbekistan, the Templar Knights in the Creuse…) and, as usual, the Saint Martial festival, the Easter egg hunt and mulled wine to be shared round the Christmas tree.
Simply follow the programme !