Montpellier: with France Bleu and the Halle Tropisme, children gain height

The children will rise (©FBH)

The Blue France Festival at Children’s Height, of which this is the second edition promises to be rich and exciting until Sunday, at Montpellier. This Thursday and Friday, 460 schoolchildren are expected in the workshops to discover media professions, from the production of information to the detection of fake news, audio, podcasts and even a special vinyl exhibition for children. On the menu: 20 sound, journalism and media discovery workshops, 30 professional speakers, 500m2 reserved for sounds and creation.

Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November, the general public will be welcomed us, finally the children and their parents. The workshops are free, but on registration (see below), in order to respect the gauges. There will also be free runs. This operation receives the support and collaboration of the Occitanie Region, the City of Montpellier, the Rector of the academy and the Halle Tropisme.

Four essential missions

Anne-Marie Amorosdirector of France Bleu Hérault, recalls that “informing, educating, cultivating, entertaining are the four essential public service missions of Radio France. Making radio and culture accessible to young audiences is one of its priority objectives. Discovery of the professions of sound and journalism, orchestra, musical creations, listening and sound editing, meditation, musical challenges, conferences: for four days, we promise to shed light on the different modes of cultural expression, sound but also media content. Our world is sounds, noises, cries, dissonant, twisted, violent, moving and enlightening… learning, militant… youth is the voice of tomorrow, carried by all the media, whose existence they will need to know, to feed the citizen debate of any free democracy”.

Children informed about the media and especially the radio
Children informed about the media and especially the radio (©FBH)

The Metropolis launches Iconic

On the sidelines of this festival, Montpellier Mediterranean Metropolis spear Iconic, “THE” meeting dedicated to the Cultural and Creative Industries -ICC- of the Montpellier Metropolis, to discover from this Friday, November 18 to Friday, December 2, in Montpellier. Indeed, the Iconic event is the new flagship event of the ICC. Created by the Métropole de Montpellier, it allows everyone to meet, discuss, co-create, learn and be informed. Several highlights are offered to allow everyone, young and old, amateurs and professionals, to get to know Montpellier’s animated image industry better. Video games, animation, cinema, audiovisual, sound… many professionals work in these sectors but too few people really know what creations emanate from the territory.

Highlighting creativity

“Iconic will help to highlight creativity and local expertise, by showing, making people listen, creating dialogue, learning, with several events offered at the Corum, the Gaumont Comédie, the Halle Tropisme, at the Émile Zola Media Library, at the Rabelais room. And among them, specific days for present the professions of the Cultural and Creative Industries, in order to allow the youngest to become aware of the variety of skills and the range of possibilities for their professional future in the sector”, says Michael Delafossemayor and president of the Métropole de Montpellier.

> Practical: Festival at Children’s Height: live on France Bleu Hérault (Carré Montmorency, 474 allée Henry II de Montmorency in Montpellier), frequencies: 100.6 and 101.1. At La Halle Tropisme, 121 Rue Fontcouverte in Montpellier, from Thursday November 17 to Sunday November 20 inclusive, open to the general public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free, as well as parking. Catering and refreshments. By bike: about 10 minutes from the Comédie. Nearest Vélomagg terminal: Renouvier vélostation 26 at 21 boulevard Renouvier, place Chaptal. By tram: line 2 Mas Drevon, Saint-Denis line. About 20 min walk from Mas Drevon. By bus: line 7 stop Gouara or Mas de Merle, line 11 stop Cité Gély. On foot: around 20 minutes from Place de la Comédie and Saint-Roch SNCF station. Information and registration for workshops at

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