250 thousand Frenchmen took part in the new «Night readings», which came up with the Ministry of culture of France. Saturday, January 14, late in the country has opened thousands of libraries and bookstores, which hosted the first national festival of literature, books and reading, UKRINFORM reports with reference to the International French radio.
The Ministry of culture of France the day after the «Night of reading» (Nuit de la lecture) announced the great success of the new cultural events, which added a number of famous events such as the «Night of museums», «Night of poetry» and «White night» (la Nuit blanche is an event dedicated to contemporary art).
In a new holiday book for the whole of France was attended by 250 thousand people. The action was attended by 16 thousand 3500 libraries and bookstores.
There were also several thousand literary and literary-musical events — both traditional and original. The usual meetings with writers and literary productions were supplemented by informal actions. Many libraries have been «slumber parties» during which literary texts can be heard, sitting comfortably on couches and feather-beds. Some places have organized a special family reading children’s literature.
In Grenoble, the actors staged a «Night of forbidden reading» masterpieces of erotic literature.
In one of the libraries in the South of the country held an evening of poetic song dedicated to Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen.
In Paris, hospital Saint-Louis has held a «Night of reading» for patients.
Joined the cultural institutions outside of France. The holiday of the French books held in China, Chile, Ireland, Romania, Germany and Spain.
Open day in Paris staged the national library of France. Moreover, to get the Parisians were able not only to a new building on the promenade françois Mitterrand, but in the historic building of Richelieu. It after the first stage of the restoration was opened the famous halls. In the famous building on Saturday night was visited by 7 thousand people, reported the Ministry of culture.
We will remind, in the summer of last year in Lviv was held the festival «Night in Lviv», which gathered thousands of visitors.
In France, for the first time held a «Night reading» 16.01.2017