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Polenta and bagpipes at La Cantina del Vino

Polenta and bagpipes  at La Cantina del Vino

... with the sound of bagpipes, violin, guitar and voices joined in Scots and Gaelic traditional song.

The annual School of Scots and Gaelic traditional song, music and dance, organised by Càirdeas nam Piobairean, Hamish Moore’s fellowship of pipers is in full swing in Barga. Getting near to the end of the week and it was time to move outside of the castle walls. Following the piper, the staff and students of […]

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Scots and Gaelic traditional song, music and dance

Scots and Gaelic traditional song, music and dance

DAY FOUR and they are dancing on the tables at Paolo Gas

The annual School of Scots and Gaelic traditional song, music and dance, organised by Càirdeas nam Piobairean, Hamish Moore’s fellowship of pipers is in full swing in Barga. Day four and the lessons are becoming more complex in various studios around Barga Vecchia. This evening the interest then moved just outside the main gates of […]

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Cannazero – CBD shop opens in Barga

Cannazero – CBD shop opens in Barga

light legal cannabis shop

For the past year, small jars of cannabis flowers have been flying off the shelves of Italian specialty shops: a phenomenon that’s described as a “green gold rush”. The hemp flowers – with names like K8, Chill Haus, Cannabismile White Pablo and Marley CBD – are sold under the tag “cannabis light” because their level […]

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Chairart 2018 in Palazzo Pancrazi

Chairart 2018 in Palazzo Pancrazi

Garfagnana Chairart originated in Fosciandora from within the small village of Treppignana. It was launched in 2010 with the intention of encouraging creative participation locally for artists and also for those who had no previous experience of participation in public art events

Over the past decade we have published many articles about Chairart (they can be seen here)   – at the very start of the project it was 20 white chairs and 20 possibilities to decorate the chairs by 20 different people. This year once again, the chairs are back in Barga as this week they have moved […]

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Belcanto di Barga

Belcanto di Barga

Bruno Caproni – baritone | Gianluca Martinelli – tenor |  Julian Evans – pianist | Marika van der Meer – soprano | Sally Li – soprano |          

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Alpini funeral for Popi

Alpini funeral for Popi

Funeral today of Giampiero Gonnella - known by all as Popi. Bell ringer, musician and staunch member of the Alpini.

The Alpini (Italian for “alpines”), are an elite mountain warfare military corps of the Italian Army. They are currently organized in two operational brigades, which are subordinated to the Alpine Troops Headquarters. Established in 1872, the Alpini are the oldest active mountain infantry in the world. Their original mission was to protect Italy’s northern mountain […]

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Oxo Collection Gallery: Invisible cities – Guzzoletti and Keane

Oxo Collection Gallery: Invisible cities – Guzzoletti and Keane

The newly opened Oxo Collection Gallery in Barga Vecchia commissioned an event based on literature, art and music all centered around one small book - Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino.

The book “Le Città Invisibili” – Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino explores imagination and the imaginable through the descriptions of cities by an explorer, Marco Polo. It is framed as a conversation between the aging and busy emperor Kublai Khan, who constantly has merchants coming to describe the state of his expanding and vast empire, […]

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Contrappunti – Massimo Salotti and Gianni Gerlini

Contrappunti – Massimo Salotti and Gianni Gerlini

Quando “Medico” e “Paziente” si incontrano in una Galleria d’Arte - Stanze delle Memoria, Barga Vecchia

Era il “lontano” 2008 quando Massimo Salotti (pianista e compositore barghigiano) entrò nella Sala Chirurgica dell’Ospedale di S.Maria Annunziata di Firenze, per iniziare il suo lungo percorso di sfida a quel terribile MELANOMA della PELLE. Massimo non fu mai solo… Accanto alla sua preziosa famiglia, vi fu proprio il Dott. Gianni Gerlini, un medico speciale, […]

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Sticky label graffiti containing late 13th century poetry

Sticky label graffiti containing late 13th century poetry

All the notes have been signed "wee man" which could allude to a Scottish connection but the overlapping double v's in W are definitely not the way to write that letter in the english speaking world .... so, a mystery this morning .... who is the wee man ?

Barga is known as artcity because of the many creative people living or working here but sometimes those bursts of creativity can take people by surprise. A good example of an out of the ordinary event can be found this morning in the city. Somebody has been attaching square yellow sticky labels (post its) with […]

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Giornata della Lentezza

Giornata della Lentezza

rallentare per vivere meglio

Parco Kennedy just outside the city walls at Barga was the location this weekend for La Giornata della Lentezza – slow down for living better event organised by the Associazione Arte del Vivere the the Barga Pro Loco. A whole day dedicated precisely to slowness, intended to emphasis a less stressed and frenetic lifestyle. Yoga, […]

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5th Annual yellow plastic duck race

5th Annual yellow plastic duck race

This year the number of yellow ducks had increased once again - hundreds of yellow ducks were now racing down the Corsonna and once again the proceeds for the race - Euro 1700, all going to charity.

La Festa ha come obbiettivo la raccolta fondi per l’Associazione italiana per la ricerca sul cancro “AIRC” in ricordo di Giulio Tortelli. Chiunque può partecipare alla corsa acquistando una o piu ‘concorrenti’ direttamente al bar. Puoi comprare un papera numerata a €5, tre papere a €10 1° premio: un buono da € 100 utilizzabile in […]

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Barga Jazz Festival 2018 – final evening

Barga Jazz Festival 2018 – final evening

BARGA JAZZ FESTIVAL 2018 - ARRANGIAMENTO ORIGINALE PER ORCHESTRA JAZZ - ED PUDDICK with his arrangement of CON ALMA

Per il 2018, il tema proposto è stato DIZZY GILLESPIE e SABATO 25 AGOSTO, al TEATRO DEI DIFFERENTI di BARGA (ore 21:30), la BARGAJAZZ ORCHESTRA diretta da MARIO RAJA eseguirà i SETTE BRANI SELEZIONATI fra quanti hanno presentato un ARRANGIAMENTO ORIGINALE PER ORCHESTRA JAZZ basato sulle COMPOSIZIONI DI DIZZY GILLESPIE: “BIRKS’ WORKS” (arrangiamento di DAVID BERGER), […]

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