Le Carreau du Temple celebrates its 10th anniversary! And it’s free.

Ten years already.
For the occasion, the Carreau du Temple in Paris threw us a lovely birthday party, completely free. Mark this date on your calendars: May 18, 2024. This day promises to be a festive and artistic celebration for young and old, with a multitude of activities that reflect the inclusive and generous spirit that characterizes the institution.

This birthday day is shaping up to be a real melting pot where artistic and sporting disciplines, generations, amateurs and professionals mingle. On the program, shows, performances, workshops, XXL sports classes and much more, hosted by renowned artists, sports coaches and collectives such as Barbara Butch, Soa de Muse, Alexandre Perigot, Julie Pujols And Alessandro Sciarroni.

Among the highlights of the day, a reading intended for the youngest, “Julian is a mermaid” presented by Soa of Muse, highlights the values ​​of self-acceptance and difference. An electro dance show, “Save the last dance for me by Alessandro Sciarroni, revisits the chinata polka in a lively and festive atmosphere. And to close in style, a DJ set hosted by Barbara Butch promises to make all generations dance to house disco pop rhythms.

Obviously, visual arts will also be in the spotlight. Alexandre Perigot presents his monumental work Admiral Doubitchou for this birthday. On the windows of the Hall, an installation of suspended words invites visitors to wander all around the building and discover around a hundred French words or expressions, taken from foreign languages.
At the same time, a photo exhibition entitled “Body-chords – Action Inside Out” highlights the people who contribute on a daily basis to making Carreau du Temple an open, civic and inclusive place. A beautiful way to celebrate the diversity and identities of each person, in this participatory exhibition which unfolds like a giant human fresco, under the leadership of the artist JR.

Finally, we will all be invited to participate in a multitude creative workshops, from screen printing to the creation of flying fish, including makeup and hairstyling. And for those who want to get moving, the Hall is transformed into a giant roller dance floor, with demos and activities for all levels.

A birthday day that promises to be unforgettable, joyfully celebrating the diversity, creativity and conviviality that make up the richness of Temple tile for ten years already. Appointment Saturday May 18 for a day dedicated to celebration, dancing and sharing!

The detailed program below:


Julian is a Mermaid with Soa de Muse
From 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
A reading intended for young people, based on the text by Jessica Love, which advocates difference and self-acceptance. A great opportunity to share a moment of tenderness and awareness with children.


Save the last dance for me by Alessandro Sciarroni
From 3:15 p.m. to 3:35 p.m. & from 5 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.

With an electro cadence, “Save the last dance for me” brings back to life the polka chinata, a dance born in Italy. A lively and lively show that promises to put everyone in a good mood!


Birthday Party with Barbara Butch
From 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The DJ queen of the dancefloor, muse Jean paul Gaultier, hosts a crazy DJ set with house disco pop sounds for all generations! A moment of celebration and conviviality not to be missed.


Country line dancing
From 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Before the DJ set, take part in a country line dancing workshop open to everyone, children and adults, friends or family! An opportunity to discover or perfect your dance steps in a relaxed atmosphere.


Admiral Doubitchou – Alexandre Perigot
Two works of art exhibited on the windows of the Hall to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Carreau du Temple. A monumental installation and a collective photographic work which invite us to take a different look at the building and those who frequent it.

PHOTO EXHIBITION – Body-chords – Action Inside Out – Continuous
A collection of portraits taken as part of the photographer’s Inside Out project J.R., highlighting the people who contribute to making Carreau du Temple an open, civic and inclusive place. An exhibition that celebrates the diversity and identities of each person.


Creating birthday cards with Mathilde Payen
From 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Come engrave, ink and print your birthday cards with the intaglio engraving technique in the company of Mathilde Payen ! A creative and fun activity for young and old.

Creation of flying fish with Cécile Rolland
From 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Make flying fish as a family with the visual artist Cécile Rolland! An original and fun activity that will brighten up the halls of the Carreau du Temple.

Poster screen print with Roman Rolo from Éditions The Scum
From 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. & from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Leave with a poster specially created for this anniversary by the talented graphic designer Anna Wanda Gogusey by participating in a flat screen printing workshop! A great way to keep a souvenir of this festive day.

ROLLER DANCE with Martine Patin
All day long
La Halle is transformed into a giant roller dance floor to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Carreau du Temple together! Roller dance demos by Martine Patine’s team will punctuate the evening. A fun activity accessible to all levels of roller skating.



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