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Cultural geocaching in the news in the USA

Cultural geocaching in the news in the USA

one of the 40 artists involved in this project is interviewed in California

The work of Linda Braz has always transformed seemingly everyday materials – from her collaborative installation at the West Oakland Train Station, to her current body of work of intricate pen drawings on found book pages. Where are you from, and how did you come to be an artist in the Bay Area? I grew up […]

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Nicolao Valiensi brings ordinary life to a breathless standstill

Nicolao Valiensi brings ordinary life to a breathless standstill

Impermanence Dance Theatre in Barga

In August 2007, the brilliant Dusseldorf musician and composer Nicolao Valiensi brought ordinary life to a breathless standstill in Piazza Angelio with “l’Anima dei Luoghi.” His theme was cultural ferment and its limitless possibilities, in an age that is more often obsessed with cultural boundaries and conflict. Last night the Garfagnana born Valiensi did it […]

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Quasi non insieme, il lato irrazionale del “fare musicale” al teatro Colombo di Valdottavo

Quasi non insieme, il lato irrazionale del “fare musicale” al teatro Colombo di Valdottavo

Ancora un appuntamento interessante al Teatro Colombo, che con la sua programmazione ha dato ampio spazio alla musica in tutte le sue accezioni. Sabato 11 Maggio dalle 17 “Quasi Non Insieme”, lezione/concerto con un ensemble d’eccezione, Claudio Riggio chitarra, Piero Bronzi sax contralto, Gabriele Evangelista contrabbasso, Giuseppe Sardina batteria. La giornata si aprirà con un […]

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Barga in the British press once again

Barga in the British press once again

Once again Barga features heavily in the British press with a long article in the travel section of the Guardian (article here) The article does have some glaring errors … the Fish and Chip festival being organised by the Lake Angels for instance and the belief that ” …here’s a huge vat of tomato salad […]

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Ketchup and chianti: fish and chips, Italian style

Throughout the year in Tuscany there are numerous festivals. Those in the winter months tend to involve crossbow competitions, jousting, barrel rolling, horse races, medieval costumes and acts of religious devotion. Those held during the summer typically celebrate the local harvest, with most towns and villages staging some sort of event. In Gassano, for example, […]

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Lake Angels Soul Festival dates announced

The Lake Angels have just announced the dates for this year’s Soul Festival. Last year they did this at Gallicano during a dinner for two hundred and fifty people sitting down to eat for the annual Solidarity Evening organised by the Kwizera organisation (article here) This time it was a more “Barga” affair as they […]

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Pedal power for Energy Saving Day

For the second year running many residents in Barga took part in Energy Saving Day (last years event can be seen here) At Aristo’s bar a rigorously acoustic only concert was put on just like last year but unlike last years candle lit affair they had this year put a new slant to the energy […]

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Bronze Hermaphrodites and the Fat Boy Filter

I don't remember all that much from English lessons in school. I recall that you shouldn't use very or a lot or exclamation marks in creative writing and that repetition of words in too close proximity is a serious crime against style. I recall snatches of Shakespeare and William Golding. I recall Mr. Shewan dangling […]

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