The next episode in the adventures of Tibal lo Garrèl, a universal Occitan saga

« Tibal lo Garrèl », the novel Louis Delluc chose to write in Occitan in 1958, sees its second volume translated into French fifty years on. This Occitan-French edition brings young Tibal into our “modern” world, but the language of his forefathers is not forsaken. Meet the hero of a thrilling novel set in Huguenot times and written for the children of Occitania… and discover the illustrations done by Jacques Saraben whose father, Julien Saraben, was the illustrator of the first edition of “Jacquou le Croquant”. The powerful drawings in “Tibal lo Garrèl” underline the harshness and cruelty of the wars of religion in the Périgord noir.

Tickled pink this summer in Monpazier

This massive pink creature goes by the name of « Coquine »; she is the work of Leslie Bigelman, an artist from New York who has recently settled in Monpazier - and who is making sure things start livening up in the legendary bastide. With Tony Crosbie, an Irish artist who firmly believes in freedom of expression, which he considers to be the most precious possession on earth, she has founded the “Ouvrir l’Art Contemporain” Association which has “installed” twenty or so playfully naughty sculptures - enchanted sentries, so to speak, who will be guarding the mediaeval citadel up to the end of August.

These artists and acrobats create, compose and live in Occitania.

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