It’s true, this is the weekend of political elections. It doesn’t rain on this (you can read the mathematical certainties in the weekend weather), but it is also true that an hour is enough to vote and everything else is time to use well, enjoying what our beautiful Bologna offers between appointments. music, white nights, theater, excursions and events for children. Among the novelties of this week, the opening of the international photography festival PhMuseum Days. But not only that, the exhibition was inaugurated at the Archaeological Civic Museum of Bologna “The painters of Pompeii”: which provides for the exceptional loan by the National Archaeological Museum of Naples of over 100 works from the Roman era belonging to the collection of the Neapolitan museum, which houses the largest art gallery of antiquity in the world.
And then there is the Future Film Festival. We make cinema, especially science fiction, to question ourselves on the great mysteries of “life, the universe and everything”, to quote Douglas Adams’ brilliant Guide to the Galaxy for Hitchhikers. There are many themes that emerge from the 22nd edition of the Future Film Festival, on stage until Sunday 25 September in Bologna. In parallel, do not miss the calendar of for Aspera festival, “Diversivo”.
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So here are the 10 unmissable events of this weekend:
2022 is an important year for the Bolognese Franciscan family: it is the eighth centenary of Francis of Assisi’s harangue in Piazza Maggiore. This year the Franciscan Festival will be dedicated to “trust”, a very topical theme after two years conditioned by the pandemic, which will be declined in its various fields and addressed in a philosophical-literary, psychological, social and educational, but also biblical and spiritual key. . From 22 to 25 September a calendar full of events, including conferences, meetings with the author, shows, exhibitions, educational activities, workshops, moments of spirituality, workshops for children and street animations, to make known and spread the Franciscan message and celebrate the passage of St. Francis to Bologna. Also from 23 to 25 September, from 10 to 18, the Antoniano di Bologna will be present with the Zecchino d’Oro workshops designed as spaces for meeting, reflection and fun for both children and adults. The recreational and educational activities will range from classical dance to hip hop, from theater to reading. Through play and music everyone can feel free to express themselves and develop their creativity.
(for those who already had tickets for 3 September)
Casino Royale concert on September 24th in Bologna. And before them there is the Milanese singer and composer Marta Del Grandi. All this happens on Saturday 24 September at the DumBO space in via Casarini. The Casino Royale are one of the longest-lived formations still in business in Italy. They were born in 1987 in a post-punk Milan and with their Ska sound they overturn stages with a warm sound, full of breaths and full of energy. A strangely mixed band between kids and veterans, lovers of Clash, 2Tone ska and Jamaican reggae, sing in English for two Soul of Ska albums, Junglee Jubilee. In the early nineties they overturn every point of reference within their sound, contaminating themselves with the contemporary evolutions of the genres already present in their DNA, it is the moment of ragga-hip hop, black rock and what is defined cross over . They start writing and singing in Italian and this creates a stronger empathy with their following. Now the Polaris album is out, about thirty minutes of eclectic music that ranges from song, to orchestral and chamber composition, from European-rooted electronics to black-derived grooves.
Marta Del Grandi is a Milanese singer and composer. She is a jazz musician, she studies at the G. Verdi Conservatory in Milan and in Belgium at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent. Guided by a strong passion for travel and for the discovery of different places and cultures, she will later move first to China, for a short period, and then to Nepal, where she will stay for two and a half years in Kathmandu. Living in such a different place and getting to know it deeply influences her gaze on the world and consequently the music and lyrics she writes for her solo debut “Until We Fossilize” (2021). The disc, released by the British label Fire Records, is an avant-pop work that sees folk-rock stylistic elements, Lynchian atmospheres and cinematic arrangements that recall the soundtracks of Ennio Morricone coexist. Currently the album is presented live in trio with Marta on vocals, guitar and synth, Federica Furlani on viola and electronics and Gaya Misrachi on vocals and synth. Doors open at 19.30
(for a show made of images and music)
On Saturday 24th September the live show “A china libero” in Piazza Spadolini. “Three figures in a room: one plays the double bass and draws some electronic lines; another plays the electric guitar and superimposes sounds; the third draws ink lines linked to the other two. It is not clear who starts with each other and who follows the others: the flow that binds the images and the music is the same; in the same way, single sounds become forms of a piece and indistinct figures are brought into focus intertwined by the black thread of the ink ”Performance of musical improvisation with live drawing.