Toulouse.  This new cultural venue, open for six months, is forced to cancel all its concerts

Toulouse. This new cultural venue, open for six months, is forced to cancel all its concerts

Chateau Saint-Pierre is forced to cancel all its shows. (©Archives / News Toulouse / Guilhem Pouiol)

It’s a real blow for Chateau Saint-Pierrea new and promising cultural place in the city center Toulouse. Barely six months after its opening, the business “feels obliged to cease all its entertainment activities”, which was the very essence of its project.

Since its opening in March 2022 (Rémi Sanchez, ex-Zebda sound engineer, and Laurent Nassiet, ex-Bikini employee), L’Ecluse Saint-Pierre and its auditorium with a capacity of 300 seats stood out for its original and multi-disciplinary programming and helped revitalize the local scene hit hard by the Covid crisis.

Sound insulation defects

“Due to the design or construction of the building, sound insulation failures It seems to rise a level higher than the legal obligation of respect made by its designers or directors. The Écluse Saint-Pierre team is very sorry to have to postpone the cultural aspect of its project, which has long remained its main goal and challenge,” says the management, which recalls that it has welcomed 104 artists, groups and companies since its launch. opening, “in various styles from classical music to electronic music, but also theatre, dance and conferences…”.

Faced with this case of force majeure, all 70 concerts, shows and performances scheduled for the period from September to December 2022 have therefore been cancelled.

Three concerts preserved in acoustic mode

If all “amplified” concerts are cancelled, three events in “acoustic” mode remain:
– September 29 at 12:30 La Pause Musicale exclusively at this location with MANDO DUO
– September 30 at 9 p.m. NARVALO SWING QUARTET
– October 14. DUNA HERMAN

° Note, until then, keeping three events in “acoustic” mode:
September 29 at 12:30 La Pause Musicale exclusively at this location with MANDO DUO
September 30 at 9 p.m. NARVALO SWING QUARTET
October 14. HERMAN DUNA

“We need massive support”

However, the business is not closing its doors as the bar and restaurant remain open… “We need massive support to get us through this difficult period which threatens the reality of this business and jobs that extend from peers. First, we simply offer you to stay or become customers of restaurants and bars that remain open and will get a new look from the end of October,” says the L team again. “Ecluse Saint-Pierre, which adds:

“We are aware of the hope raised, and thus the disappointment associated with this announcement among the public, among cultural actors, artists, institutions…; we are also aware of the length of the journey before we can resume all our original activities. Here we reaffirm our commitment to creating this place of cultural life by not giving up in the face of the supposed inevitable displacement of music, places of entertainment, life and sharing in the city centre.”

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