Angoulême, UNESCO Creative City for Literature, opened its Pavilion for the first time!

 

Throughout the festival, visitors were free to come and discover a large and beautiful space designed by the Cap BD Angoulême association, member of the UNESCO Clubs network.

Roselyne Bachelot, French Minister of Culture, was present at the Pavilion on Thursday 17 March to hand the insignia of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres* over to Thomas-Louis Côté, director of the Québec BD festival, in recognition of his career and his contribution to the development of French comic book authors in Canada.

Authors from Prague, Krakow and Angoulême were honoured, with an exhibition of their work and many signing sessions. You could also find live silk-screen printing, a Europe forum for young people, and a large wall in the colours of Ukraine, on which everyone could hang a small word of support.

 

We look forward to welcoming you again next year with new creative cities in the spotlight, so see you soon!

 

A word from Denis Debrosse, president of Cap BD Angoulême: Youtube

* One of the main distinctions among the four ministerial orders of the French Republic