Magical marquee (Romainmôtier-Envy VD)
Description: Event dedicated to families, nature, street and theatre arts, music, dance and good locally-sourced foods...
10 years ago Jan Reymond constructed a beautiful traditionally made marquee using his woodworking skills, to host a small gathering. People were so impressed that the event was repeated, year after year since then.
The "Magical marque" is a joyous melting pot and meeting place: between its audience and artists from here and elsewhere, between different generations united by the various shows, and also between the various workers that inhabit the event.
It is a unique opportunity for intercommunity gatherings around artistic creations and gastronomy, where everything is set up to encourage and allow exchanges, in a timeless atmosphere that catalyzes creativity and sharing.
Type of Work: The event takes place every year, nestled in a clearing at the edge of the Nozon river.
Dozens of volunteers start working weeks in advance to transform the edge of the medieval village of Romainmôtier into a magical village to accommodate the few thousand visitors who will flock to the premises.
The type of work that the SCI volunteers would be involved in is mainly around building and taking down the various venue structures: various tents, tables, grounds covering, toilets, restaurant area, trailers, amongst other infrastructures. This entails mainly lifting and handling. Secondary tasks will take place where they are lodging, at natur’ailes, where essential oils are produced manually and naturally. The tasks will be around taking care of the plants.
Study Theme: Woodworking and landart (Jan Reymond) Medieval history linked to Romainmôtier (Jan Reymond) Events infrastructure organization (hands-on) Essential oils (from their lodger “Naturailes”)
Accommodation: • Accommodation will be at the Natur’ailes venue. • Mattresses and mattress covers and blankets will be provided. The volunteers are expected to bring their bed sheets, or sleeping bags. • There is a toilet and a shared shower, common to all. • There is a washing machine, but only available when sunny as it‘s solar powered. • There is internet access (wifi) but low connection. It’s ok to surf the net but not to stream videos. • The volunteers will normally have their meals prepared for them at the chapiteau venue.
Language: If you have some French skills this is ideal. The local language is French, but most speak English as a third language. Yes, the Swiss are quite multilingual !