Not so long ago, people used to sit around fireplaces across the countryside telling stories to pass the time and open up to the world. The Coquelicontes Storytelling Festival in the Limousin (re)launches this oral tradition with storytellers from all backgrounds and in a wide variety of places.
We could tell you about the storytelling sessions that take place during vigils, aperitifs, walks and afternoon tea. We could point out that the festival, committed to social responsibility where everyone should have access to culture, is open to the handicapped. Certain shows being accessible to the mentally-handicapped, the blind or poor-sighted, the deaf and hard of hearing. But we'd rather leave the organisers to tell the story themselves, they do it so well.
“The Coquelicontes Festival, […], is nothing other than an extended speaking time that lasts two weeks and moves from towns to villages, children to adults, cafes to prisons, to theatres, libraries, retirement homes, museums, schools...speaking time occupied by performers who, whatever it costs, want to make their voices heard, wherever they come from and however different. But believe us: it feels good to hear all these stories. And this one's for you, just for you. Aren't you lucky..."
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