Neapolis Festival December 20th

For the third day in a row, the activities of the Neapolis International Festival Kid’s Theater in Nabeul continue at an accelerated pace, as the cities of Nabeul and Yasmine Hammamet witness a festive atmosphere. The schedule for this day, Tuesday, December 20, 2022, included 11 activities, whether in halls or in open places, compared to 4 activities yesterday.

The main event of this day was the celebration of « Neapolis meeting », which is a carnival that combines theatrical and festive theater in addition to musical performances. A large crowd of more than 2,000 people toured the city of Nabeul, the cradle of the festival. The celebration started from Al-Ahwash at 11am, passing through “Marbella” Road and Al-Jarra, down to the governorate of Nabeul at about 1pm, where the show continued for another hour.

The « Neapolis meeting » carnival witnessed the participation of several musical and artistic groups that included foreign delegations, in addition to the presence of many kindergartens and clubs, which added great vitality to the event.

The Culture hall in Nabeul continued to host theatrical performances which included two shows. The first was in the morning and was represented by the Egyptian fable “The bewitched Seed” and the second was in the evening under the title “Cat’s Paradise”, which is a Tunisian play for children aged 4 years and above. It started at 3:30pm and ended around 5pm in the presence of more than 120 children.

Moving to the “Medina” of Yasmine Hammamet, whose day was also full of events, as it witnessed 7 theatrical performances in the halls and a round table on « philosophy for children » in cooperation with the College of Philosophy of Tunisia. The organizers of this symposium emphasized the need to respect children, help them build a healthy personality, discover and improve their skills.

As for the theatrical performances, they were divided into three halls, and we start with the Odyssey cinema hall, where there were two performances of the Spanish play « Error 404 », the first one at 11 am and the second one at 3 pm in the presence of about 70 children. 

“The Hall of olivier” also hosted two consecutive performances of the Belgian play « Sinbad », while “the hall of the Cesar Yasmine Hammamet Amphitheater” joined the festival today by hosting the Egyptian play « Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves” in the morning and then the Tunisian theatrical show “The magic box” in the evening of the same day. 

It should be noted that a reception was organized today at the Municipal Palace of Nabeul, during which the foreign delegations participating in the festival were welcomed. They expressed their happiness to participate in this majestic festival, this was in the presence of the Mayor of Nabeul Ms. Basma Maatouk and the delegate of cultural affairs.

At the end of the day’s events, the Neapolis International Festival Kid’s Theater turns into a real carnival full of cultural diversity and cross-fertilization of civilizations amid the joy of the participating children, in addition to very positive reactions from parents and an expression of satisfaction.