Work on the “Charlot Village” in Beausoleil is steadily underway and the Town’ Hall is reminding residents that the inclusive cultural project will be a true symbol of “living together in tolerance”. The face of the project is the most iconic film personality of all tie, in reference to the final speech in the film The Dictator with Charlie Chaplin: “I would like to help everyone as much as possible, Jews, Christians, Pagans, whites and blacks.”
On Saturday, February 3, Chaplin’s granddaughter Laura Chaplin officially opened an exhibition of her artworks featuring her grandfather Charlie Chaplin at the Centre Cultural Prince Jacques in Beausoleil.
Born ten years after his death, Laura never personally met her grandfather but she grew up in the Manoir de Ban, Charlie Chaplin’s last home in Switzerland, now a museum known as Chaplin’s world. “It was a dream house where I was surrounded by his things and where my passion for art and horses started.”
To extend the work of Charlie Chaplin, Laura Chaplin shares her love and joy for life in her own way, with positive message and emotion. Herself a very warm and kind personality she told NEWS.MC that her grandfather is very much present in her daily life and her favourite quote of his is “A day without laughter is a day wasted.”
The Laura Chaplin Exhibition will continue until February 28 at the Centre Cultural Prince Jacques in Beausoleil, 6/8 avenue du General de Gaulle. On Monday from 14:00 to 20:00, Tuesday to Friday from 9:00 to 20:00 and Saturday from 9:00 to 12:30.
PHOTO CREDITS: Top, Max Brodie, centre, Astrid Norman