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Bounty

Firm ripe red globes of pebbled flesh Hanging hidden beneath and between Toothed leaves In dank dirt On shadow washed banks That with a feather light fingertip touch fall Weightless into my palm Then the taste of sweet perfume

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Alessandro Benvenuti and Il Mitico 11

The theatre production of Il Mitico 11 written by Alessandro Benvenuti with the regia, Barga’s own Carlo Da Prato which premiered at the Teatro dei Differenti in January was back this evening for a special gala performance, this time with the added presence of the writer, actor and humourist, Alessandro Benvenuti. Stefano Gragnani supplying the […]

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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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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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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 […]

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Emozione e musica at the Teatro dei Differenti

Standing room only last night and people were turned away from the theatre as all tickets were sold out for a show aptly named “emozione and musica”. Ten years after his death, the brother, cousins and daughters of the Barga musician Alessandro Cosimini finally managed to get a commemoration show on to the stage to […]

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Wake Up Call

There is an alarm clock going off somewhere Beep beep beep beep beep beep But then it stops And then it goes off again Is it in one of the apartments below Beep beep beep beep beep beep Piercing urgent insistent Is there a warning buzzer on some machine here Did I misset the clock […]

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American artist painting in Barga Vecchia

There has been an American artist working in the streets of Barga Vecchia this past month. O’Brian Thiele, a muralist, illustrator and painter has been working on a series of paintings based on the narrow streets and sunlit fronts of houses, palazzos and (for the moment) half empty piazzas.

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Is It Love

A shy breeze breathes A heady mix of Penetrating perfume Acacia in bloom Heavy clusters of Delicate white petals Its lady finger leaves Lightly tracing shadows Intoxicating elderflower’s lace antimacassar Searching for a smooth sofa shoulder to lie on Standing firm full figs Not yet hanging soft Ever the consummate gentleman The linden proffers his […]

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Rare images of mating snakes in Barga

This morning we publish some extremely rare images taken by the award winning photographer O’Connor yesterday of a pair of snakes mating in the Parco Kennedy just below Barga Vecchia.

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Alba Calamari paintings on show

Recent paintings by the Barga artist Alba Calamari can be seen on display inside the L’Osteria in Piazza Angelio. There are a number of quite large paintings from Alba on the walls of the osteria plus some smaller tiny jewel-like paintings featuring some of the smaller comunes in Garfagnana – look out for the one […]

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Opera barga 40th anniversary season

25 July – concert of tenor and soprano arias from operas by Mozart, Beethoven and Verdi 29 and 30 July – I pazzi per progetto: opera by gaetano Donizetti 20 July to 6 August – Chamber music, performed by Ensemble le Musiche and Simone Bernardini in bagnone, cutigliano and barga 8 August Teatro dei Differenti […]