Cultural events

The extensive programme is organised around five main lines, recorded in the cultural action charter and the  structure expansion project:

  • Literary and artistic creation
  • Documentary film: Cinémathèque du documentaire at the Bpi and the Cinéma du réel Festival
  • Editorial news
  • New global balance and contemporary questions of society
  • Artistic and cultural education for new audiences and young generations. 

Video presentation of the cultural events of the Bpi

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Slam, atelier d’écriture, photo Cécile Desauziers, Bpi [cc By-NC-ND 2.0]

Debates, meetings…

Many meetings, debates, conferences, and symposiums shed light on major questions being asked today (mathematics, ecology, genres and sexuality, digital culture, etc.).

Bibliothèque publique d’information


Literary creation, graphic arts and editorial changes are the three main themes of exhibitions designed by the Bpi.

Logo de la Cinémathèque du documentaire

Documentary film

Documentary film was designed to set out to discover the world and its inhabitants, travel through appreciative and respectful eyes, show the view of the film-maker.

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Performances et mix, Nuit blanche 2010, DJ BININ – Gidoin, photo Cécile Desauziers, Bpi [CC BY-NC-ND 2.0]

Performances and readings

Privileged meetings are organised so the public can have direct contact with the world of art, music and literature.