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John Bellany remembered in Barga

John Bellany remembered in Barga

This afternoon in Barga, a year to the day after John Bellany passed away, his widow, Helen held a remembrance event in the city which very neatly kept the same interests and emotions which drew John to this area at its very core. No serious speeches, flag waving or heavy thoughts but instead an afternoon […]

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Alessio Boni vists the Bellany exhibition

Alessio Boni vists the Bellany exhibition

The Italian actor Alessio Boni was in Castelvecchio Pascoli last night for the “A night with Giovanni Pascoli”, dedicated to John Bellany. Alessio Boni reads Giovanni Pascoli. At the piano Bruno Canino. Casa Pascoli 9.15 p.m. Castelvecchio Pascoli, Barga, Lucca. This morning he was in Barga Vecchia to see for himself the John Bellany exhibition. […]

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Helen Bellany talking about the John Bellany exhibition

Helen Bellany talking about the John Bellany exhibition

30 minutes spent with Helen Bellany sitting in a piazza in Barga Vecchia just a couple of days before the large retrospective series of exhibitions of work from her late husband , the painter John Bellany

listen to ‘Helen Bellany talking in Barga about her late husband John Bellany ’ on Audioboo Image by Caterina Salvi and on show in Barga at her exhibition in Barga Vecchia

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Il Secolo XIX parla di Barga

Il Secolo XIX parla di Barga

Apprezzabili anche altre delizie gastronomiche, da ritrovare magari il fine settimana del 7-8 dicembre 2013 per la mostra mercato della castagna a Castelnuovo e per la cioccolata a Barga

“SE FOSSE stata la Toscana iconica non mi sarebbe interessata”. Parola di Terence Conran, celebre guru londinese del design con uno stile inconfondibile, che ha appena trasformato un piccolo villaggio di collina da comprensorio agrituristico sportivo in un luxury resort residenziale, il Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco. Un team di otto designer internazionali ha vissuto qui, […]

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Italian adventure arrives for pupils

Italian adventure arrives for pupils

YOUNG ambassadors and teachers from two primary schools are heading to Italy to meet their Tuscan counterparts. The groups from Cockenzie Primary School and St Gabriel’s Primary School in Prestonpans – who are travelling separately – have been practising their Italian as they prepare to make journeys to the town of Barga and its surrounding […]

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Umberto's birthday bonanza

The busy day for Umberto Sereni started at 11 a.m. and continue right through the day for the next 12 hours until 11 p.m.  Today was a special day for Umberto as he was celebrating the last week of official duties as the Mayor of Barga. By Italian law he is forced to stand down […]

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John Bellany – A celebration of life

An emotional gathering in Albiano this evening at Il Cedri – the agriturismo complex of Daniela and Leonardo Mordini, as the painter John Bellany celebrated with some of his closest friends the 20th Anniversary of his successful liver transplant. Twenty years of added life which John summed up towards the end of the night as […]