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Thoughts – 26th May 2017

Thoughts – 26th May 2017
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25th May 2017

25th May 2017
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The Aristodemos – “the biroldo tapes”

The Aristodemo’s are: Andrea Gonnella (Vocals), Keane (percussioni / bodhran and cajón), Leo Gnesi ( Basso), Alessandro Rizzardi (Mandolino / Mandolin and Sax), Fabio Guazzelli (chitarra / guitar) Ugo Menconi (Accordion)

Well it has been talked about for what seems like the last couple of years but finally it looks as though the Barga swing group, The Aristodemos  have finally got their act together and recorded a CD. Back in November of last year they were all hard at work in a new rehearsal space in Barga Vecchia at Il […]

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24th May 2017

24th May 2017
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Gilded altar in SS. Crocifisso showing signs of age

Gilded altar in SS. Crocifisso showing signs of age

Baroque altar by Francesco Santini of Cerreto, dated 25 April 1646

The church of Santissimo Crocifisso was built during the 13th Century which makes it the oldest church in Barga after the Duomo. Two years ago (article here) the Baroque altar in gilded wood in the church was damaged by thieves who removed by force two of the wooden and gilded angel faces which were on […]

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Thoughts – 24th May 2017

Thoughts – 24th May 2017
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23rd May 2017

23rd May 2017
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Thoughts – 23rd May 2017

Thoughts – 23rd May 2017
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The Fish Supper By Jonathan Tait

The Fish Supper By Jonathan Tait

The annual Fish and chip festival in Barga has been the focal point for a stirring story on the Scottish Book Trust site by *Jonathan Tait (full article on their site can be seen here) ———————————————- This is a simple story about eating fish and chips. My story could go like this: “I went to […]

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22nd May 2017

22nd May 2017
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21st May 2017

21st May 2017
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Keane: Exhibition of Barga vanga paintings

Keane: Exhibition of Barga vanga paintings

discarded vangas - no longer once vitally important objects

The vanga – a large spade used in this area since Roman times is the central figure in the latest work by Keane. He has been collecting discarded vangas for many years. Once vitally important objects which have now been thrown away as agriculture and working the land in general has become either mechanised or […]

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