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Good Chance at Bastion de Bercy

5th - 31st August

Our upcoming Hope Show in the style of a celebratory parade through the streets of Paris will be on the 31st August and will have everything from theatre, to dance, to songs and drawings written and performed by the residents of C.H.U in Bastion de Bercy. It is free and open to everyone! More information on the celebration soon.

Good Chance at Bastion de Bercy

This August, we’re building the Good Chance Petit Dome at Bastion de Bercy, a welcome and accommodation centre in Paris run by the Aurore Association.

For four weeks, we will work with residents, local people and artists to create a bold and exciting programme of work including carpentry and building, theatre and music, the creation of a book, and all culminating in a carnivalesque parade through the city to see out the summer in style. As always, these plans are just the beginning: everyone is invited to enter the dome with big new ideas.

We will offer a dedicated programme for children, women and families, as well as events and activities which welcome all residents together. And the centre houses not only refugees, but also migrants from other European countries who have fallen on difficult times, French people who have experienced homelessness, and other vulnerable people. This diversity of culture and experience presents new opportunities for artistic introductions and exchange.


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We are looking for people passionate about working through art to bring different kinds of communities together to volunteer. Everything from helping to run workshops, building furniture, meeting and speaking with participants, arts and crafts, and of course for the build and take down of the dome. Ideally volunteers will be available for one week, but any amount of time would be hugely helpful!


We build temporary Theatres of Hope in the form of large geodesic domes, in areas with high refugee populations where we hope to create meaningful opportunities for immigrant and local communities to interact through the arts.

We want to continue bringing people from across the world together to connect, share stories and build new communities. We need your help to make it possible. If you can, please show your love and give directly – a one-off or monthly - or donate as you shop through Sustainably. Thank you, it means the world.