Lenga Viva – Occitan Summer University of Laguépie

 

Lenga Viva, what is it ?

images (1)Since its creacion in 2001, Lenga Viva chose to show that occitan can be used in the creative area, as well as in the kniwledge of the specialists. Our goal ? To provoke the meeting of people, ideas, ways of expression.

L’Universitat Occitana d’Estiu de La Guépia,  qu’es aquò ?

Since 2002, the association and its volonteers organize the Summer Occitan University of Laguépie. In July, during a week, conferences (even often one in English !), working-grops (language, dance, singing…), concerts, meetings… the Occitan culture is celebrated in all its differents shapes.

« La Guépia » is a learning time, a moment of knowledge-sharing, with lessons, animations, encounters… It’s all about creating an unexpected meeting space :

Pupils from bilingual schools (french/occitanublic schools)) or from immersive schools (occitan private schools) can come and talk with “naturals” occitan speaking people, or with writers, intelectuals, artists…

The highbrow culture meets the popular one, strangers meet locals, they share about History and heritage.

Everything in a studious but relaxed atmosphere, the feets in the cool water of the Viaur and the Avairon, and the feeling of participating to the built of our country.

Organisators : Lenga Viva,  Carrefour Culturel Arnaud-Bernard, Escambiar

 

Who are we ?

Lenga Viva is the fruit of the collaboration between diferent people engaged in the occitan movement in Midi-Pyrénées and somewhere else.

President of thel’association : Bernard Bouyssière

Vice-president : Claude Sicre

Treasurer : Gérard Danielou

Administrators : Sèrgi Carles, Monique Ceccarelli, André Marchal, Hélène Ossart, Sèrgi Labatut, Jaume Gaudàs, David Brunel

Assistant to the organization and cultural intervenent (employee) : Clémentine Bancarel

Occitan teachers during the university : Florent Vialade, Emmanuel Isopet, Muriel Vernières, Serge Gayral.

Where are we ? 

mtv2The association is located at Laguépie, a small and cute village of the Tarn-et-Garonne department, in the region Midi-Pyrénées :

Diaporama Lenga Viva

Diaporama Lenga Viva

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