At the Nîmes Mille Couleurs social center in Pissevin, the children met Princess Triangle

At the Nîmes Mille Couleurs social center in Pissevin, the children met Princess Triangle

Children from Zup Sud spoke with illustrator Gazhole and volunteer Céline Thiébaut. On the right, his traveling bookstore. Free Midi – Axel Dumond

This Wednesday, June 5, Nîmes illustrator Gazhole came to meet children from the Les Mille Couleurs social center, in the Zup Sud. In partnership with the Libr’Air association, eleven girls and boys from the neighborhood discussed one of his children's books with the artist and participated in a workshop.

He was a form. This is the title of the children's book co-created by illustrator Simon Montel, or rather Gazhole, his artist name. Diesel for the mischievous children of the Les Mille Couleurs social center, in Pissevin. This Wednesday, June 5, there are eleven of them, aged 6 to 11, to meet him. Local hillbillies, most of whom attend elementary schools in the Zup sud.

Sitting outside on rugs, Place Léonard de Vinci, they discuss the book with the Nîmes artist and Céline Thiébaut, from the Libr Air association. She came with her traveling bookstore, a van converted two years ago.

Diversity and tolerance

For the volunteer, a regular at the Mille couleurs, it's about "introducing them to literary diversity""That's what children like", says Warda Aib, the facilitator. "When it works well, you want to ’get involved", notes Céline. Since the beginning of the school year, she has been involved on some Wednesday afternoons. With Il était une forme, the work focuses on storytelling. Using the story, speakers and children discuss themes such as "the freedom to be", family, diversity and tolerance.

The book, where the characters are shapes (square, round…), talks about a princess. It’s called Triangle. Her parents forbid her from marrying a rounded shape. After half an hour of interactions on the story, the children return to the leisure center. Make way for scissors, glue and other colored papers to create a family tree…hellip; geometric.

A literary project funded by the City

Céline observes the illustrator going around the tables. Since last year, they have been running workshops together in primary schools or media libraries at Mas de Ville, in Caveirac and in Brignon. & quot;I think the artist is enjoying himself." Simon confirms. "Children have an interesting perception." "There is a kind of logic in getting in touch with the public of our books", continues the Nîmes man, returning to his hometown after living in Paris.

This fun and educational project, between Les Mille Couleurs, Libr’Air and Gazhole, is financed by the City of Nîmes. At the end, as always, a book will be given to the children of Pissevin. For this last session of the school year, Céline will give them each Simon's album, costing 20 euros.

At the Léon-Vergnole space in Pissevin, the exhibition "What kind are you ?” is dedicated to the posters of adolescents from the Les Mille Couleurs social center. They created the first cover of the album He was a form, by the artists Gazhole and Cruschiform. I subscribe to read more

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