In front of the school gate, parents smiling and stars in their eyes sway to the rhythm of children's songs. This Thursday, and until June 14, in different districts of Champigny-sur-Marne, a "bubble of culture" burst at the exit of the Maurice-Thorez establishment, in Les Mordacs. To discover culture differently, this is the objective of these cultural "bubbles" organized by the city.
At the market, in front of an RER station, a school, the appointments surprised passers-by at all times for this third edition of the cultural bubbles of Champigny-sur-Marne, which lasts until Wednesday. Theatrical, musical and dancing events, but also public readings seduce the public.
"Life in the city"
"It brings life to the city," said a resident on Thursday afternoon, amazed by her son's performance, which she does not take her eyes off. Some curious, taken aback, do not hesitate to exchange around this "surprising and unexpected" show. Several dozen people crowd around the open stage.
This project to raise awareness of environmental protection was launched by a music teacher from the city's conservatory. With the sunny days, the desire of the municipality "to bring culture to the inhabitants" meets a great success. In the form of short series, on places of passage, the performances have something to surprise passers-by.
Passers-by stopped to enjoy the students' show. LP/Zena Serhal
The idea of bubbles was born during the confinement, during 2020. A difficult period when "culture had to be outdoors because it could not be indoors," says Patrice Latronche (SE), deputy mayor for culture of Champigny.
In connection with artistic associations
Cultural bubbles, located in different parts of the city, are more and more numerous every year. "The more people there are, the more it works!" exclaims the elected official cheerfully. Created in connection with the city's artistic institutions, these moments help to develop forms of "participatory" creation, thanks to the involvement of professional and amateur artists.
A way to bring together the Campinois, young and old, around culture, "unifying vector" according to the municipality. A successful bet for the cultural assistant, for whom the approach makes it possible to "consolidate social ties, establish respect and listening."
The city plans to continue the initiative because "the Campinese are thirsty for cultural events!" Next events planned: artists' studios open house on June 10 and 11, cinema Thursdays at Studio 66 on June 15, 22, 29 and July 6, the shows Tous en scène! June 17 at the Théâtre Gérard-Philipe and June 25 at the Jean-Vilar Cultural Center, not to mention the Fête de la musique on June 21.
Cultural bubbles, this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 15 p.m., promenade Camille-Pissarro, from 15:30 p.m. to 17:30 p.m. Parc du Plateau, June 12 at 19 p.m. square Desvillettes, June 13 at 16:45 p.m. square Marcel-Cacheurein and June 14 at 11 a.m. at the Bois-l'Abbé market.