The Reboli Center presents another highly awaited discussion by local celebrity and commentator David Bouchier. Life and Art in a French Village is the topic at the Third Friday event at the Reboli Center, October 18 at 6 PM. Mr. Bouchier is an award-winning essayist, author, and was the host of a popular Sunday classical musical program, Sunday Matinee, that entertained listeners on WSHU between 1996 and 2015. The program wove anecdotes about composers and other interesting facts that related to his selected music. When David retired, listeners complained that Sundays would never be the same. The October Third Friday gives everyone a chance to hear again his take on a subject that he knows well.
Many of us have dreamed about moving to a picturesque village in southern France. In this engaging illustrated talk David tells about the experience of finding and buying a village house in the region called Languedoc, west of the Rhone. In this unusual village, called Saint Quentin la Poterie, ceramic art is the main industry and ruling passion. Essays from his book Not Quite a Stranger describe village traditions, village cats (and mice), local politics, and the pleasures and challenges of everyday life in this very different culture.