The City of Chartres unveils its “abundant and eclectic” cultural season

“Abundant and eclectic”, this is how the cultural department of the City of Chartres wanted the new season. This translates into around thirty meetings each month during this first trimester.

“A rich program”, notes Isabelle Vincent, assistant for culture and heritage, built with the usual partners and the associative fabric, to support the return of the public to cultural places, which are now accessed with a health pass.

Its implementation has turned the attendance a little upside down, but it is difficult, according to the elected official, to distinguish between what amounts to this pass and what is explained by the summer period emptying the cities of its residents in resort.

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But the public is now back, she says, hence the importance of giving them something to see, listen, discover, have fun … It is therefore a very diversified offer, but with a convergence themes, heritage, trees, painting, the Franco-Russian year, among others, which awaits this audience during this first quarter.

Here are some non-exhaustive meetings.

Exposition :

The Chemin des arts continues to decline its exhibitions. The next will be dedicated to the painter Eric Bari, and whose canvases will be presented at the Saint-Vincent priory, from Saturday September 11 to Sunday October 17. The artist will be present on Saturday September 11 for the opening at 5 p.m.

Other exhibitions will highlight different artists, such as the renowned painter Pierre Carron, whose canvases will be presented at the Musée des Beaux-Arts, from October 9 to January 2.

Music :English music on the program of the baroque Harpsichord festival in Chartres, with two concerts of ancient music, at the Saint-Aignan church. One will bring together student instrumentalists from the department, Sunday, October 3, at 5 p.m. The second will be given by the master’s degree directed by Philippe Frémont, accompanied by a group of viols, Saturday, October 16, at 8:30 p.m.

Another highlight awaits the Conservatory of Music and Dance of Chartres, with a tribute to Camille Saint-Saëns, Thursday, November 18, at 8:30 p.m., at the Museum of Fine Arts.

thecture :Author Philippe Jaenada will come to present his latest book (and dedicate it), In the spring of the monsters, in which he reopens the file on the murder of Luc Taron, 11, for which Lucien Léger was sentenced to life imprisonment and released in. The novelist, winner of numerous literary prizes including the Fémina 2017 for his book the Serpe, will be present on Saturday 23 October, 3 p.m., at the Apostrophe auditorium, in partnership with the Esperluette bookstore.


Within the framework of a colloquium of the French Association of Merovingian Archeology, from September 29 to 2, a conference is addressed to the general public. “What history of clothing are we capable of? “, Will ask Gil Bartoleyns, Wednesday September 29, at 6.30 pm, to draw up an inventory of research on clothing.

Maison Picassiette:

Decorated by its owner Raymond Isidore, with mosaics made from broken crockery, it is a testament to art brut. The Picassiette house will be open until November 15.


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