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Giochi di Balestra del Calendimaggio

Medieval Crossbow competition in Barga Vecchia – Giochi di Balestra del Calendimaggio – held every year in Barga during May

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AS Barga – Fornaci – last match of the year

Last match of the season and a local derby between Barga and Fornaci brought out the fans in the droves this afternoon. The championship was already decided last week (article here) but that did not stop the fans from filling up the stadium to show their support for the boys in blue.

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13th May

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Exhibition of oil paintings by Thiele

As we reported earlier this month, there has been an American artist working in the streets of Barga Vecchia during April and part of May. Today in the Palazzo Angelio in Barga Vecchia, O’Brian Thiele, the painter, muralist and illustrator from Berkeley California USA exhibited a series of his oil painting all based on and […]

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12th may

barga

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Parade brings Solidarity Week to a conclusion

The Annual Solidarity Week organised by the GVS and other voluntary organisations here in Barga and area was brought to a conclusion this week with a march through the streets to the sound of the drum. The Sbandieratori of Gallicano (the internationally know medieval flag throwers) brought out their youth section to lead the march.

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11th May

barga

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Composer inspired by poetry of Pascoli

ITALIAN tenor Alessandro Maffucci and pianist Roberto Russo are currently touring a new work by the composer, Michael Stimpson. Article here A set of songs based on the poetry of Giovanni Pascoli provides the inspiration for Michael's music, which can be heard at Salisbury Methodist Church on Saturday night, along with works by Schumann, Tosti […]

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10th May

barga

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Solidarity Week goes to the Theatre with Papalagi

“Le Voce delle Metamorfosi” by the Gruppo Teatrale Papalagi and the Centro Salute Mentale “Tuiavii” The theatre company Papalagi brought a refreshingly new idea to the Teatro dei Differenti this morning – forum theatre – where the dividing line between audience and actors got very, very blurred.

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9th May

barga

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Brian Keeler paintings of Barga

Brian Keeler paintings of Barga

Brian Keeler was born in 1953 and he lives in his hometown of Wyalusing, Pa. USA. He primarily devotes his time to painting landscapes, still lifes, figures, and portraits in oil, pastel and watercolor.   Brian has made the landscape and cities of Italy one of his painting projects over the last ten years and […]