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Limoges let down

An ambitious new festival this summer in Limoges has finally had to admit defeat. Despite the promise of 300,000€ of support from the city, the experienced organisers could not make the maths work over a three-year horizon and other partners could not be found. In the current climate the risk was too high and the project has been abandoned. Sadly, this is a sign of things to come. After several years of budgets being slashed for cultural events we are seeing many established festivals facing similar challenges.

Looking forward Over the border in

Creuse, all eyes are watching the enate to see if therapeutic cannabis will be legalised as in many other European countries. Local councillors and farmers believe that this could be an opportunity that would help to revitalise the département’s economy. Historically, Creuse was the largest producer of industrial hemp in France and so they believe they have the existing knowledge and credibility to launch the industry, but other départements such as Brittany are also watching carefully. A full economic model is being developed behind closed doors in Creuse to present to the Ministry of Health in the coming months.

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Don’t miss the 9th Fête des Plantes which will be held at the grounds of the Lycée Agricole in MagnacLaval (87) on Sunday 7 April. Doors open from 10am to 6pm and there is plenty of parking. Entry is 2€, under 16s free.


The ASPTT Limoges Grass Hockey Club are offering a 3-day course for youngsters of all nationalities to be held in English. From 1517 April, the cost is 80€ and reservation is required. See FB @limogeshc for full details. Just off the N10 near Chaunay, the museum at Brux (86) is full of surprises, particularly its butterfly collection featuring 15,000 specimens from around the world. Visit the ‘Inspiration Japon’ exhibition that is running until 16 June – open Saturday and Sunday, 2€ entry fee.

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