Days of culture under the sign of the meeting

By choosing the meeting as a theme this year, the organization of the Journées de la culture has summed up the essence of the event: nearly 2,000 free activities in 350 towns and villages in Quebec, to put people in contact with art, culture and its craftsmen.
“It’s not a festival, the Journées de la culture. It is a movement, a voluntary movement and a great social mobilization, “said Louise Sicuro, CEO of Culture pour Tous, about the event that will take place from 27 to 29 September. “It is the prescription that is proposed to all our employees, to do free activities so that there is no barrier, that people feel invited. Activities also where you can put your hand in the dough, where you can better understand the work of artists, see the bottom of the creation, the backstage activities, be where we can not be usually. “

This year, actress Marie-Soleil Dion and writer Dany Laferrière accepted to be ambassadors of the event. The latter, in a press conference at the National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec, called to overcome the ambient noise, the distractions of everyday life, to truly discuss with each other through culture.

“With the Journées de la culture, we just increase the level of useful noise, we come to give people the opportunity to tell each other things that do not end with” That’s what it is, “testified on member of the French Academy. “It’s a joy to have this conversation,” he added.

To consult the entire program: journeesdelaculture.qc.ca .

Some suggestions

Le Tremplin 16-30 organizes an evening of social art, on the theme of the art of being together, on Friday, September 27, from 4 to 10 pm, at the Ephemeral Park on Wellington Street South (at Le Tremplin room in case of rain). The objective is to direct the spotlight on various initiatives in social art in downtown Sherbrooke, that is to say, creative approaches in the service of a process of individual and collective transformation. The public is invited to participate in various workshops, such as sculpture with recycled materials with Steve Saint-Pierre (5 pm), creative writing with the other Geneviève Kiliko and the Persian Being (7 pm) and the social circus. with O Circus (7 pm at the CASJB). Creating a mural. Kung-fu workshops and festive music will complete the evening.

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The Rozynski Art Center at Way’s Mills invites the public to explore the artistic and rural world of Wanda Rozynska, co-founder of the center and a potter who loved flowers and cactuses. The center wishes to shed light on Wanda’s relationship with the earth, a matter of creation and horticultural matter. The planned activities are a guided tour by the architect and horticulturist Geraldine Stringer, who will present the floral and cacti universe of Wanda Rozynska, on the 27th, 28th and 29th of September, at 10 am and 3 pm, as well as a meeting with the artist Pierre Leloup, who will talk about his personal approach influenced by Japanese art and his collection of bonsai, September 27 and 28 at 11 am and 1:30 pm.

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Still culturally active, the municipality of Saint-Denis-de-Brompton still offers a busy program, including a performance by Nathan Couture September 28 at 8 pm in the basement of the church, the historic exhibition Le Val , a whole story, a photo exhibition on the theme of this year (meeting, building relationships, building bridges) and a contest and drawing exhibition for young people from 5 to 13 years old. All the details can be found on the Facebook page of the Comité culturel Saint-Denis-de-Brompton.

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Following last year’s success, the Jean-Besré Performing Arts Center is opening its doors again to the public on Saturday, September 28, with guided tours every half hour, from 10 am to 2 pm 30 (except at 12.30 and 13.00). This is an opportunity to discover the scenes of regional theatrical and choreographic creation and to participate in Castelet Vox Pop, to leave his impressions on the CASJB.

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