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Barga photographic exhibition in Glasgow, Scotland

Barga photographic exhibition in Glasgow, Scotland

Images of Barga in an exhibition as part of the Celtic Connections Festival in Scotland

We are extremely lucky in this part of the world to have in our midst, the piazzas – areas of daily transit on foot and places to meet and greet. Since the Italian Renaissance, ideas, concepts, communication and culture has freely moved through these piazzas. Over the past few years, the participants of Hamish Moores’ […]

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Researcher studying Barga – Glasgow connections

Researcher studying Barga – Glasgow connections

For the next five weeks there will be a researcher from Scotland interviewing people here in Barga who have a connection with Scotland. As you can hear in the short interview below, Lori Isabella McColl, an artist who is preparing for a postgraduate MA in Creative Media practice degree at the University of West of […]

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Italians settled in Scotland and loved the plaice

Italians settled in Scotland and loved the plaice

An interesting story this morning in the Scottish press written by Ken Smith. It does have a terrible fish pun title that would not be out of place on a Benny Hill show and the opening story does sound a little wobbly ..... we have heard this story a few times now, the last time is was changing statues of plaster saints into Garibaldi (or was it the other way round? ) but apart from that Barga is still making the news in Scotland.

ONE story told about Italians who eschewed poverty in their country and settled in Scotland was of the seven young statue makers from Tuscany, who brought 1000 little figurines of the Virgin Mary to Paisley intent on selling them to make their fortune. Whether Paisley Buddies are less God-fearing or less interested in the veneration […]

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Barga Ice Cream café – Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, Glasgow

Barga Ice Cream café – Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, Glasgow

The wait was finally over and today thousands of people flocked into the new Riverside Museum in Glasgow Scotland as it opened its doors to the public. Glasgow’s new £74million Riverside Museum was officially opened today in the style of a Clyde ship launch. Glasgow City Council leader Gordon Matheson smashed a ceremonial bottle of […]

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A Barga arriva Music in Tuscany, masterclass e musica dalla Scozia

A Barga arriva Music in Tuscany, masterclass e musica dalla Scozia

Music in Tuscany è un programma estivo di lezioni e concerti progettati su misura per gruppi vari di musica da camera, dal duo al quintetto che vede la collaborazione del nostro Comune, del consolato onorario di Glasgow e dell’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Edimburgo, e poi vedremo perché, e della scuola di Musica di Barga […]

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First Minister to attend cathedral cloister garden opening

First Minister to attend cathedral cloister garden opening

Archbishop Mario Conti of Glasgow will be joined by First Minister Alex Salmond for the opening of the Italian Cloister Garden, next to the city’s newly re-opened St Andrew’s Cathedral, on Monday Also present at the event will be Alain Economides, the Italian Ambassador to the UK, the Lady Provost of Glasgow and 91-year-old Rando […]

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Piccolo Mondo – Tony and Giuliana Pierotti – UK restaurant prize

Piccolo Mondo – Tony and Giuliana Pierotti – UK restaurant prize

A FAMILY-run Italian restaurant in Glasgow has been named among a host of Michelin starred eateries as one of the best in Britain in a poll which saw Scotland claim three of the top 10 places. Piccolo Mondo, on Argyle Street, in Glasgow, was second only to Restaurant Martin Wishart in Leith in the poll […]

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Italian Cloister Garden

The most significant monument to the Italian community ever to be considered in Scotland is now imminent. The idea is to build an Italian Cloister Garden next to St Andrew’s Cathedral in Clyde Street, Glasgow. The planned garden will be a real “punto di ritrovo” for all Italians and those who want to experience a […]