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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 […]

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Spring flowers in Barga

The award winning photographer O’Connor was out and about on the roads around Barga this week photographing the recent Vespa outing. He noticed that most of the wild flowers growing in the fields next to the roadsides this time of year all share the basic violet/purple hue.

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morning

One voice shatters The dark silence Then another And another I saw it first No, I saw it No, it was me over here, I saw it Then all at once The joyous cacophony builds To a crescendo I close the window And slip back between warm sheets Day breaks

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Galleria Marzocco – paintings by Corrado Michelozzi

An exhibition of oil paintings by the artist Corrado Michelozzi opened this week at the Galleria Marzocco in Barga Vecchia. The exhibition features mainly paintings showing his trademark masterly handling of flowers plus two rather unexpected paintings of fruit. (Michelozzi had another connection with Barga in that he exhibited with Umberto Maestruccia and the Barga […]