Our actual Giant Jean le Bûcheron _ Johnny the woodcutter (as he was named when he travelled to India in 1989) _ is aging...
A bit of history first : The first figure Johnny I was created in 1914, but its torso was taken by german soldiers during WW2 and lost in 1945. The actual figure was built in 1948.
Though it has been restored a few times since, time does its work and time has come for for Johnny II to retire.
We contacted a few artists in France, Belgium and Spain to get quotations for a new giant: Johnny III.
We want a new giant, not a clone of the actual, but nevertheless, Johnny III will probably be quite alike Johnny II.
We wish to keep its main caracteristics : carried on the shoulders, by two men one behind the other, according to the flemish ways. It will still hold an axe, have a moustache, and a winged helmet....
The project should be over by the end of 2014 !
If you like our giant, let us know and donate for the creation of Johnny the Woodcutter III
just click on the "faire un don", and a Paypal window will open for payment !
Voici la liste de nos 5 prochaines activités (pour voir les suivantes, consultez l'agenda / calendrier mois par mois à gauche) !
|Sun Aug 03 @09:00 - 01:00PM|
1er Marché d'été
|Fri Aug 15 @08:00 - |
Salon des Animaux
|Sun Aug 31|
Fete de la Rhubarbe
|Sat Sep 06 @10:00 - |
Commémoration de la Libération
|Sat Sep 13|
Bienvenue à la Flandre
To celebrate the 10th birthday of our giant Jacobus (En), we organized a Youth Festival
Our guests we all teenagers and Children : Young musicians, young dancers, youg giants carriers, etc
Click on the poster to open the official program with the list of the groups that joined us the event