Agenda

July 2018

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Cinema

"THOR RAGNAROK"

Special screening at Le Méliès cinema, followed by an intervention by William Blanc: "What the Marvel hero owes to Viking mythology".

Entry at 5 €

6.30pm Cinéma Le Méliès

Round table

"EAT IN THE MIDDLE AGES"

By Alban Gautier, Camille Lelièvre et Isabelle Bauthian
5pm Small Tent (Book fair)

Games and activities

GAMES AFTERNOON

By Les Dés-Branchés et le Projet Cartylion
1pm-4.30pm Small Tent (Book fair)

Youth workshop

DRAW YOUR STORYTELLER

By Alain Chiche

From 5 years

10am Small Tent (Book fair)

Round table

"KAAMELOTT, A SERIES OF STORIES"

By William Blanc

Florian Besson and Justine Breton will present their book Kaamelott, a book of History and will return on the influence of the Middle Ages on the pop culture of today.

5pm Small Tent (Book fair)

Mass

MEDIEVAL MASS

10am-11am Cathédrale

Round table

"THE INTERNET SHAKES HISTORY"

By William Blanc

How to talk about History in the age of the Internet? How do social networks jostle historical popularization? With Baptiste Cornabas of the Youtube channel "Parlons Y-stoire", Florian Besson and Catherine Kikuchi of the blog "Actuel Moyen-Âge".

3pm Petite tente (salon du livre)

Show

"CHEVALIER CHARRETTE"

Here is the adventure of a knight errant. One night, he knocks on the heavy door of a wealthy castle. It offers to entertain the King in exchange for his hospitality. He then crosses the look of the princess and falls immediately in love. But he will not have his hand without fulfilling the missions entrusted to him by the King...

From 6 years old

11pm Small Tent (Book fair)

Wandering the streets

FÊTES PAÏENNES

By Compagnie Via Cane

Beings which are half man, half beast from the great popular pagan festivals

All day In the street

Wandering the streets

LES HOMMES-LIVRES

By Compagnie Kéras

These story-carriers tell tales in which the listener is the hero.

All day In the street

Wandering the streets

L'ERRE DES TOURMENTEURS

A jester and his five tormentors, inspired by the paintings of Bosch.

All day In the street

Wandering the streets

LE PEUPLE DE MORIQUENDI

By Compagnie Moriquendi

Benevolent, curious elfin characters.

All day In the street

Wandering the streets

PIRATORIA

An itinerant pirate ship and drums.

All day In the street

Wandering the streets

CELVA TERREÏ

By Compagnie les Monts Rieurs

Fairy-like creatures of the forest

All day In the street

Street theatre

LE GAY SÇAVOIR

By Le Gay Sçavoir

Traditional Norman songs and dances with hurdy-gurdy accompaniment

Time : 30 min

4.30pm (saturday and sunday) Parvis de la Cathédrale

Street theatre

TORNALS

By Leis Tornals

An original and authentic mixture of early music.

Time : 40 min

8.30pm (saturday) Cathédrale
3.45pm (sunday) Cathédrale

Street theatre

TORNALS TANOURA

By Leis Tornals

Powerful bagpipes and furious tambourines take us on a journey into the culture of South-West France and lead the Tanoura dancer into an incredible sequence of circular movements.

Time : 40min

2pm (saturday & sunday) Parvis de l'Hôtel de Ville
5.30pm (sunday) Parvis de l'Hôtel de Ville

Street theatre

LA BRIGADE DU TEMPS

By Belli Mercator

A journey to the heart of the Middle Ages with a completely wacky brigade.

Time : 30 min

3pm (saturday and sunday) Place de Gaulle - Scène
4.30pm (saturday and sunday) Place de Gaulle - Scène
6.30pm (saturday and sunday) Place de Gaulle - Scène
9pm (saturday) Place de Gaulle - Scène

Street theatre

MERWENN

By Merwenn

Festive melodies mixing sweetness and energy which could easily get you in the mood to dance! 

Time : 30 min

6.30pm (saturday and sunday) Parvis de l'Hôtel de Ville

Street theatre

LES DIABOLOS MENTENT

By Axel Le jongleur

Amazing feats with bagpipes, diabolos and balancing assorted objects.

Time : 30 min

2pm (saturday and sunday) Parvis de la Cathédrale
3.45pm (saturday and sunday) Parvis de l'Hôtel de Ville

Street theatre

AL CANTARA MAXXIMUS

By Al cantara

Where Balkan music meets Arab-Andalucian -  the passion and energy of these nine performers is infectious.

Time : 30min

3.15pm (saturday and sunday) Parvis de la Cathédrale
6.15pm (saturday and sunday) Parvis de la Cathédrale
4.45pm (saturday and sunday) Parvis de l'Hôtel de Ville
9pm (saturday) Cour de l'Hôtel du Doyen

Live

TENDANCE OUEST RADIO LIVE

10h-12h Parvis de la Cathédrale

Games and activities

TRADITIONAL GAMES

By La Semaine des 4 Jeudis

Wooden toys and team games for all ages.

10am-8pm (Saturday) Jardin des Jeux
10am-7pm (Sunday) Jardin des Jeux

Skills

COIN MINTING AND PRINTING CHINESE NOTES

By Jean-Luc Pommerolle

Demonstrations of minting with a hammer and woodcut printing.

10 am until evening Cour de l'Hôtel du Doyen

Skills

ÉCHOPPE D'UN TAILLEUR DU XVE SIÈCLE

By Mode d'autrefois

Clothes-making and explanations of how people dressed in medieval times.

10 am until evening Cour de l'Hôtel du Doyen

Skills

MERCERIE ITINÉRANTE

By Taberna Itinerantis

Two haberdashers tell humorous stories of their adventures on the Silk Road and the Spice Route.

10 am until evening Cour de l'Hôtel du Doyen

Skills

MERCHANTS SELLING CLOTH, PRECIOUS STONES AND PERFUMES

By Les Casse-Museaux

Three merchants will exhibit their sumptuous wares and tell stories about their travels around the world.

10 am until evening Cour de l'Hôtel du Doyen

Skills

LE VILLAGE DU VIEILLEUX

By Mil Mougenot

A village, including a stall with stringed instruments, an art workshop, an embroiderer and a wood turner, will settle into the courtyard. To the sound of the hurdy-gurdy, its inhabitants will stop work from time to time to dance and chat with visitors.

10 am until evening Cour de l'Hôtel du Doyen

Market

MEDIEVAL MARKET

Trade is above all money, a hitter will beat the room among the many artisans still animate the medieval market around the cathedral.

7pm-11pm (friday) Around the Cathedral
10am-11pm (saturday) Around the Cathedral
10am-7pm (sunday) Around the Cathedral

Skills

MEDIEVAL WORKSITE

Master craftsmen and journeymen demonstrate their ancient skills in aspects of building: blacksmiths, stone cutters, sculptors, carpenters….

10 am until evening Around the Cathedral

Re-creations

DIORAMAS

By Art6

A model of the eastern part of Bayeux Castle as it was in the 13th century will be presented, together with a medieval mound and its lower bailey (at a scale of 1/72).

10 am until evening Place de Gaulle

Games and activities

TROLLBALL & PLAYING

By L'association Les Bayeunains

Trollball is a full-scale role-playing game, a mixture of rugby and fencing. By Les Bayeunains association

 

 

10 am until evening Place de Gaulle

Games and activities

NAUTICAL CLIMBING

By La Compagnie Les Accros

Just like the tars of old, adults and children* can have a go at climbing the magnificent rigging of a three-master. All aboard! By La Compagnie Les Accros

*Aged 5 and upwards

10 am until evening Place de Gaulle

Fair

BOOK FAIR

During the weekend, the medieval book fair is an opportunity to meet the authors who highlight the medieval in their works. Whether they study mythology, the modern world or culinary world, all participate in the activities offered under the tent of the book fair...

10 am until evening Place de Gaulle

Re-creations

15TH CENTURY ENCAMPMENT

By Les Regrattiers d'histoire

Visitors are immersed in the day-to-day life of civilians and soldiers in a 15th century town, from urban housing conditions to food, hygiene, the written word (calligraphy and illuminated manuscripts) and different trades (cloth-making, minting coins…). By Les Regrattiers d'histoire

10 am until evening Place de Gaulle

Show

“IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE BEGINNING….THEN IT STARTED RAINING”

By Afag Théâtre

The fantastic saga of a Prince who wants to end wars together with three mysterious sorcerer-knights. Sword fights, magic, stunts, leaps in time and off-beat humour will keep the audience spellbound.

 

Unique paid show: access to online ticketing
or contact Cultural Action Service of the Bayeux Town Hall

 

Depending on the weather, the show may be moved to the Comet, Montgomery Boulevard at 8:30 pm.

8pm Cour de l'Hôtel du Doyen

Parade

GRANDE PARADE

With over 500 participants, professional companies, clubs and voluntary organisations make this parade one of the highlights of the festival. Travellers, merchants and street performers as well as fantastical creatures will provide additional entertainment in the streets.

 

*If the weather is bad, the parade will take place on Sunday at 11am

 

8pm Departure from Place Saint-Patrice

Evening in flames

MAELTAN

By Axel Le jongleur

This crazy juggler handles diabolos, flaming rods and whatever else is within reach to give a breathtaking performance.

9.45pm Place de l'Hôtel de Ville

Evening in flames

IGNIS, LA ROUE DE FEU

By La Tropa Tornals

Powerful bagpipes and furious tambourines take us on a journey into the culture of South-West France and lead the Tanoura dancer into an incredible sequence of circular movements which end up with his robe catching fire. A stunning musical and visual feat.

10.30pm Place de l'Hôtel de Ville

Market

EVENING MEDIEVAL MARKET

More than a hundred stalls offering arts, crafts and produce.

The market will also be open on Saturday 10am - 11pm and Sunday 10am - 7pm

7pm-11pm Around the Cathedral
10am-11pm Around the Cathedral
10am-7pm Around the Cathedral

Re-creations

VIKING FISHING AND TRADE

By Leita At Bardagi

For the Vikings, boats were an essential means of transport whether for fishing, transporting livestock, trading or raids. A sailing boat (Gisle) with equipment used for fishing and trading will be on display. By Leita At Bardagi

 

10 am until evening Place de Gaulle