The People of Enlightenment (Christmas illuminations in Boudème)

Street feast Street party
Place : Maison de Boudème Rue Gustave EiffelBat. G13500Martigues
  • Le Peuple des Lumières (illuminations de Noël à Boudème)


It is now a tradition in Martigues, that of illuminations. Every year, on the eve of Christmas, a district of the city lights up to enchant young and old. These illuminations, which bring together all the inhabitants of Martigues, inaugurate the festivities that take place in the city centre and in the neighborhoods.This year 2019, the Boudème district has the honour and pleasure of inviting you into a magical world.Note: event postponed until Sunday, December 8 in case of inclement weather.

- 6:30 p.m., walking "light bikes": the inhabitants of Martigues, if they come conveyed, will be able to park on the Boulevard de Boudème, and, as for pedestrians, they will be invited to go to the place of illuminations by a road illuminated by cyclists walking like a torchlight descent.

- 7pm, outdoor show "The People of Lights"." A starry night, at the dawn of the year 3000. The people of the SAAREENS raise their heads to the sky to admire the Milky Way. In the distance, a star rises and soars over the forest. The crash is inevitable. It is not a star, it is a being from elsewhere.
What do we make the difference? Are they going to fight? Understand?

The visitor does not seem in any way aggressive. However, the SAAREENS are captivated and terrorized by this being so different, this pacifist people feels in danger. The visitor comes from another land and the first reflex of humans is doubt and misunderstanding.The SAAREENS will lock up this being from elsewhere. They will scrutinize him, try to tame him, try to seduce him... "

The People of Enlightenment is a tale created in a collective setting within the Jonquières/Boudème/Lavéra Social Centre. Many volunteers will have participated in the project. The People of Enlightenment is an invitation to travel through the richness and diversity of a people. Through the collective work are hidden, each carrying his star in the cosmos. The fire lit is that of friendship, tolerance, sharing and exchange of knowledge.

This evening of December 7, 2019, Boudème invites the city to twirl around the celestial vault in a magical spectacle.The People of Enlightenment brings us together in the richness of our differences.

- 8pm: hot soup, hot chocolate and mulled wine in a bright atmosphere. And a few treats for the greedy.

With the participation of: all volunteers, partners and artists: the inhabitants of Boudème and Jonquières, the AACS, the neighbourhood houses and social centres of Martigues, the Pablo Picasso Conservatory, the House of Youth and Culture, Madeleine Chauve kindergarten, Aupècle Primary School, Gérard Philippe College, the various services of the Martigues town hall, the pond bikes, Lilovélo, DK Fruits et Légumes, YAYA Association, "Enter the artists", Musico Life, the Enlight company

Project supported by: the city of Martigues, the AACS, the LOGIREM Foundation.
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  • Location :
    • In town


GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.395311
Longitude : 5.056945
Maison de Boudème
Rue Gustave Eiffel
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Maison de Boudème Rue Gustave EiffelBat. G13500Martigues