Fireworks, canceled shows, minute of silence and fog horn: the world of culture and many cities have expressed solidarity Friday after the attack that befell Nice during the festivities of July 14.
the Minister of Culture Audrey Azoulay, she encouraged the preservation of cultural appointment. “More than ever, we must defend the place of culture in our society and its convening power around proposals for artists,” she responded, noting the “challenge to remain united and not give anything” .
the municipalities of Chambéry and Marseille had earlier announced the cancellation of the traditional fireworks national Day. In Corsica, Porto-Vecchio has done the same. The fireworks of Saint-Etienne, originally scheduled for Saturday, was meanwhile postponed “in the autumn”.
56th Jazz Festival in Juan Juan-les-Pins (near Nice) , one of the oldest in France, which has seen since its inception in 1960 the biggest names in the genre, concerts are canceled for four days, from Friday to Monday inclusive or until the end of mourning National, announced the festival organizers told AFP.
a new security meeting will be held on Monday to examine the conditions of the following concerts.
the side event “Jazz Off “with concerts planned in the streets and squares of Antibes and Juan-les-Pins, is itself completely canceled for the duration of the festival.
the Mayor of Cannes canceled his side “inaugurations and festive events” planned concerts Friday and Friday in South Nights Festival in Vence, near Cannes, are also deleted.
Initially announced as canceled, the opening show Festival Sarlat Theatre Games (Dordogne) with Philippe Torreton will however eventually held Monday with a minute of silence at the beginning of the representation
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Some, however, have decided to keep their show marking the tragedy with a minute of silence as in Arles (at 9:30 p.m.) at la Rochelle Francofolies (at 19.00) or at the Aix Festival.
Michel Polnareff concert scheduled Friday evening at Old Plough in Carhaix (Finistère), will also be preceded by a minute’s silence in memory of the victims.
a minute of silence was found Friday on the quays of the ports of Brest for the victims, after which vessels participating maritime Festivals, have operated their foghorn.
at the Avignon Festival, it is a text that is read before each performance to encourage the public to come forward with applause.
“Facing those who want to impose silence, we not propose to make a minute of silence but to applaud all the forces of life “, ask the organizers in this text.
the last evening of Jazz Festival in Vienne (Isère) is also held on Friday.
same the Fourvière Nights, which will end on July 31 at Lyon. “Security measures have been strengthened compared to previous editions, following the attacks in November 2015,” said spokeswoman & amp;.
In Strasbourg where the summer show of the Cathedral (sound and light on the facade of the cathedral) is programmed, the security will be enhanced by contrast, said the mayor (PS) Roland Ries.
“cultural expression is the best rampart against ignorance, racism and xenophobia against terrorism, “responded the prefect of the Aude Jean-Marc Sabathé, who decided not to ban concerts in Carcassonne in the rest of the department, many in period summer
07/15/2016 7:37:46 p.m. -. Nice (AFP) – AFP © 2016