All along the year the social and cultural department of Bazancourt implements a whole program of cultural activities in the Cultural Centre “La Filature”. It is a multi-disciplinary and multicultural centre open to everybody to exchange and share practices. “La Filature” has a 150 seats auditorium, a multimedia library and a common room in which local non-profit organizations are hosted. Cultural and artistic activities are proposed to all the people of the area. The cultural program is diversified and designed like a discovery path based on curiosity and attention to the regional and national creations. Besides various artistic events related to the theatre, dance, circus, music, puppets theatre, cinema, the cultural centre also offers other type of activities such as writing workshops, community garden etc.
Every two years “La Filature” promotes the culture of another country. Therefore, the mission of EVS project in Bazancourt is to give the opportunity to the local community to discover foreign culture and to open themselves to others. The cultural and artistic program that volunteer assists to implement is made of performances, cinema projections, conferences, exhibitions, workshops (Literature, Music, Artchitecture, Arts, Culinary, Customs…) To get to know volunteer’s culture and traditions, s/he is expected to organize various events, language workshops, activities for children etc.
- Bazancourt is a town in the Marne department, located 15 km from Reims, the biggest town of the department with about 200 000 inhabitants. Volunteer is accommodated in a fully equipped flat in Bazancourt.
- Volunteer receive extra money for local transport (trains, bus) S/he can use the car in order to realise his/her EVS project activities.
- Money is received to cover food expenses.
Number of volunteers hosted: 1
A word from EVS volunteer
Victoria from Ireland: My EVS project involves teaching and discussing my Irish culture to the local community through workshops, classes and talks connected to the geography, history, cuisine and celebrations of my country. I am doing this by setting up themed workshops relative to Ireland for all ages as well as organising English classes for those who wish to learn. The team here is very supportive, the local community is especially welcoming and the landscape is amazing. My personal mission is to encourage the inhabitants to like Ireland and to come to visit my country.