Sports and Wellness
The pleasures of dancing in Médoc
Initially, we were dancing in very irregular fashion and without really knowing how to dance. Yet we were happy with a bit of exercise, and
perspiring quite a lot. It's true that a little sport does you good. BUT it was not really dancing, so said the real dancers: -You move ok,
you twist a little but you’re not dancing because: DANCING IS SOMETHING ELSE! -OK! Yes but we do what we can...
Amelia - first flight
My name is Amelia and I wished to tell you about my first piloting experiences. My father is an enthusiast since his early childhood and a pilot for
more than 10 years. My first name was even inspired by that of the Amelia Earhart, the famous American aviatrice who helped openaviation to women by
her incredible flights. With all this, necessarily, I fell in the aviation pot quite small as a certain french comic strip character...
Nature and animals
Evenings of astronomy
Starry Nights ‘ event organised by The Astronomy Club of Medoc in August 2014, was well attended by about a hundred people over the planned two evenings.
We were able to observe Saturn in all its beauty, as well as its rings of ice; shooting stars were observed too. With the naked eye, we were able to
transfer our attention to the beautiful constellations of summer and their multi-coloured stars...
Café polyglotte at CALM
On the 1st March 2016 I went into my garden to fix to a tree a small bracelet in red and white cotton thread that I had been given as a gift from a Bulgarian
lady in February. I was thus following an ancient Bulgarian tradition: that of the Martenitsa, commonly known as Baba Marta (Baba Marta Day)...
Learning from each other
In the Medoc apart from the indigenous Medocain population , immigrants and settlers of many nationalities including but not only many Germans, French, Dutch,
Belgians and English. Often the immigrants do not have the opportunity to meet people speaking a different language or they simply do not dare to mix and
chat with people of a different nationality...read more
Music, Painting and creativity
Studio for Icon Production
Who would have thought that, one day, the walls of St Seurin de Cadourne would have sheltered this most unusual studio ? Violaine Lapeyrère is its creator,
animator and artist. Initiated into this art many years ago, and a teacher at heart, she organises workshops during which she transmits her passion
with patience, authority and determination. In calm and pleasant surroundings, conducive to contemplation punctuated by outbursts of laughter, students
discover the secrets of producing icons in the purest traditional way...
Crafts and manual work
Sewing a boat
Sylvie, volunteer seamstress, to Victor, 5 years old: "What do you want to sew? "A boat." "What is it like, this boat?" And so Victor begins to
draw his boat and then cuts out each part of the drawing: hull, mast, sail, and the little flag at the top of the mast. Victor then chooses
fabrics, a colour for each element of the boat, not to mention the background. Sylvie then sets each corresponding piece of paper on the fabric,
and Victor cuts out the fabric following the outline of the paper....