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The Bridiers Fresco

The Bridiers Fresco

For nine years, Bridiers has been lit up every summer for a historical sound and light show. This event relies on the unstinting dedication of the more than 500 volunteers who create costumes, accessories, scenes and turn into actors for a few days.

Bridiers, theatre of History

The story starts in the 13th and 14th centuries with Bridiers Château and Keep. After a long period of inactivity, the site came to life again in the 80s after some digs and restoration works took place, the conception of a Medieval Garden, the creation of an amphitheatre of 2000 places… a site which lends itself perfectly to this History Fresco.

This year, from 1 to 4 August, the show, which takes on a particular dimension with the Commemoration of the Centenary of the First World War, was awarded a Centenary Certificate by the Centenary Partnership Programme. The scene… they were 18, 20, 25 years old… 30 years old… they were mown down in a few hours… despite standing proudly and being full of fighting spirit…

Historically accurate… the battle of Transloy… 28 August 1914 will be related amongst others… the trenches, intense fire from the enemy line… but also life behind the lines or here, in country!

The Historic Fresco, an intense emotional moment

Exceptional means will be employed; special effects, pyrotechnics, projection of giant images… The music, an important part, will reflect the era while also, at certain moments, giving breath and power to the fights…

Bridiers 2014, a ‘live’ film rich in emotions… a poignant show…. different, not to be missed and will leave no one unmoved.

On stage, more than 450 actors from 3 countries (France, Germany, Great Britain), a human and artistic dimension with as its priority, Peace between peoples…

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