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Participatory Workshops

Come create with talented artists!


From July 11 to 14, 2024


Open to all and free for residents of Barnston-Ouest. Registration on site

These cultural mediation workshops are possible thanks to the Cultural Development Agreement of the MRC of Coaticook

Click on the button bellow to download the complete list of activities and workshops.

Doctor Doktorâh's Laboratory

The interactive installation invites you to various ssstrange experiencesss. The musical lab offers a series of bizarre instruments and astonishing electroacoustic devices to wander through an extra-dimensional soundscape. The fun lab presents cognitively challenging games that are quick to learn. The mad scientists, have opened the lab and are cooking up many surprises. A strange world of interactions will be yours to discover!

From 10 am to 10 pm Thursday to Sunday next to the Temple

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Creation of an adventure course

A playground in the middle of the forest that gets better one room at a time. Come and participate with your child in the construction of the next play structure at the family campsite. Accompanied by Christine Gascon, mother, expert in forest adventures and professional cabinetmaker, you will be able to learn new games through the course. A supervised and safe environment where we will help each other to make play structures that encourage our young people to play in the forest.

Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 a.m.

Multi-Arts Workshops

When you enter Marie-Soleil Bergeron-Turcot's tent you discover a world of possibilities. It encourages parents and children to create using multiple visual art materials and techniques. The works created with the artist will be exhibited during an official opening at the end of the festival.


Thursday at 5:00 p.m. Decorate your festival

Friday at 11:00 Textile painting on clothes

Friday at 1:00 p.m. Creation of mobiles

Saturday at 11:00 Creation of a Giant puppet

Sunday at 11:00 String Art

Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Opening reception and exhibition

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Circus workshop and Farfaderie pyramid

The morning circus workshop offered at Shazamfest begins with a good warm-up. Participants will then be able to try several Acrobatic Reach figures (also called Hand to Hand or Acro-Yoga). Teamwork, listening and confidence will be developed as will strength, spatial orientation and flexibility!

Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10:00

In the afternoon, a second meeting will be offered to participants to work on their number which they will present at the Talent Show

Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m.


Catherine Lamarre, La Farfaderie provides participants with mattresses for safety and a tent to ensure activities can take place regardless of the temperature.

Hula Hoop, juggling and dancing

In costume, Soa will show you movements belonging to the circus world using hula hoops, juggling balls and training mats. In four stages, you will be able to explore, keep the best ideas and find costumes and music. The next day, practice and refine the numbers and prepare to go on stage for the Talent show. On the last day, a review of the experience is planned in order to end in a gentle and organic way.


Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at kidzZone

Saturday from 11:00 a.m. at kidzZone

Saturday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Stage show

Sunday from 11:00 a.m. at kidzZone

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Social Circus Games

You like doing silly things, circus challenges excite you and competitions for special talents attract you. Zoé and Sylvain invite you to play games in a large social circus group that will allow everyone to laugh and have fun in collaboration with Collectif 4237.

Friday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in front of the stage

Sculpture and Welding

Creation of recovered metal characters with sculptor Philippe St-Denis (Quebec) and Brahima Kone (Burkina Faso) from Propice Collectif. The characters will be added to the sculpture of a brazero (fireplace) created by the artists in question. The whole thing will be inaugurated and lit in flames at ShazamFest. The artists will accompany you during Saturday to show you the techniques and possibilities through the recovery of recycled materials.

Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the campsite base (Bottleneck)

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kidzZone Talent Show

The talent show is an opportunity to work as a team to prepare a wonderful show. Host Katrine Marceau has more than one trick up her sleeve to get children to showcase their talent. This year again they will be able to learn a song choreographed with Jessica Bourque who specializes in activities for children and coordinates the entire kidzZone. She ensures that everyone feels included and engaged. Black & White and sometimes Gray is the theme of the year and we know that their talents will shine to warm our hearts. * Please note that it is never too late to join the show!


Saturday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the main stage

Costume Creation

Ready to rock the fabrics and shake the glitter? There you can create your costume and accessories that will make a splash at the Fashion Show - and guess what? Everyone can participate! Whether you're a needle and thread novice or a budding fashion pro, Simon from LabokracBoom will guide you with humor and expertise in transforming your look and character, adding a touch of flair and whimsy to your fashion transformation!


Saturday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. under the white tent

Photo credit: Les Anti Stress de Monsieur Ménard, Manohée and the Hatted Forest Show, Avec festival.

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Character Creation

You want to find the clown in you and bring it out. To do this, you will be guided by our clown-burlesque artist Bibi Lolo BangBang in order to highlight your character traits. In a flash, it will help you discover the stage character hiding deep within you and make it shine brightly. So you will be able to strut your best attire with gait and a great attitude!

Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the small course

Fashion Show – Fashion parade for all


You like to dress up and turn heads. Whether you are alone, in a duo, in a trio, with family or with friends, we invite you to participate in our Shazam fashion parade. In a flash, find yourself in the spotlight with a homemade costume or one you made during the workshop. Join the Fashion show, your moment to bring out the star in you.


Saturday from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in front of the stage

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Musical improvisation with referee

You are music fanatics and admire the instrumentalists who manage to create atmospheres that will make your hair stand on end. Come experience all the excitement of an improvisation game, this game which requires musicians to collaborate and communicate to set to music the themes which will be chosen by the referee, the public and the presenters. Be part of this live creation for the pleasure of your ears and vote for your favorite musicians. *a discussion with the artists will be hosted behind the dressing room after the match to allow you to question them on their musical choices.

Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the main stage

Collective Circus Workshops 4237


After several days admiring the talents of the circus artists, it's your turn to put your body on the line. Learn to master the whip with Sonia and discover all its power. Have fun with your friends and with Lili using the strength of your fantastic human body as well as the art of collaborating head, shoulder, knees in a hand-to-hand workshop. The flexibility workshop given by contortionist Lorenzo will certainly fascinate you like the athlete himself.


Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in front of the stage

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Atelier Temple Maudit

Tie dye ShazamFest

Atelier Tie Dye

Samedi à 13:00 au Temple

Cosmic Hulah0es has been practicing flow

arts since spring 2019, which has enabelled

her to combine her interest in dance and

passion for electronic music. A quiet force,

her mandate is to be able to make you

succeed in the abilities she can teach you!

Her workshops are built

《step by step》

where each movement is broken down

and then explained at a slow, steady pace.


12 participants per workshop (16+)

Hulahoop provided 


No hulahoop on the hips


Don't be shy, we've all have to start somewhere!


11:00 Friday at the Temple

15:00 Saturday at the Temple


Artist member of SomnamBulles, Malicio is a sometimes zany, often mysterious character. A fun treat that will put a smile on the faces of young and old with its giant bubbles, its wacky costumes or its slow to burn fire instruments.

2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Temple

LP is a visual artist who discovered juggling while traveling from Western Canada to Central America and Southeast Asia. It was during these journeys that he made friends with his first personal contact and juggling mentors! Attracted by the freedom this captivating activity made him feel, he developed a deep love for playing with fire and throwing objects in the air! This passion transformed his life through the connections, the wonderful encounters and the exchanges that the circus allows! This is how several magical doors opened. Do you want to open doors too?!

1:00 p.m. Friday at the Temple

11:00 Sunday at the Temple

Virvoltaic, Mondame Mustache is a multidisciplinary artist who abandons herself to a psychedelic circus art. In her daily life she enjoys elevating her creativity in order to truly embody her imagination.

In this new Shazamian edition, Mondame invites you to participate in a clown tournament like no other! And yes yes for young and old! Crazy and inflatable costumes will be there! So come in large numbers on Friday, there will be trophies to be won.

3:30 p.m. Friday - Costumed Tricycle Races

Shallyjulie Messier alias Jasette, relational clown, actress, producer and host of cabaret, event organizer, appears in a social fabric which meets the other as a celebration. Clown, theater, singing and performance are for her, archetypes of resilience, a space for the revolution of our interiors.

At Shazam, she will act as a journalist to make Vox-Pops with her cameraman sidekick.

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