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Parma, at the Festival della Lentezza we talk about the fears and hopes of young people

The fears, but also the hopes and expectations of young people: the new, tenth edition of the Festival of Slownessscheduled in Parma from today (June 7) until Sunday 9. The chosen theme is, precisely, «nostalgia for the future», which will be discussed in over 60 scheduled events, including meetings, book presentations, workshops, shows, concerts and creative and experiential activities for adults and children.

The ducal city will become a special place of sociality, conviviality and culture: the event will transform iconic places of Parma culture – such as the square of the Church of San Francesco del Prato, a symbol of rebirth thanks to the great collective restoration work, the Casa della Musica, Piazzale Salvo d’Acquisto and Borgo delle Colonne – on widespread stagespromoting mutual contamination, under the banner of four key words: sustainability, inclusion, creativity, change.

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«We are very excited. The Festival is ten years old and we have decided to celebrate it together with a very rich program of events and appointments designed for everyone”, explains Mauro Boschini, the artistic director. «We promise you three days in which we will do our best to regenerate you, to take care of the time you dedicate to us. We will pamper you with music, books, films, words, workshops, good food, installations and much more».

The program

Among the protagonists of Festival of Slowness, Nicola Lagioiawho will hold a speech tonight (7 June) at 6pmectio magistralis And Luca Bizzarri who, again tonight, but at 9pm, will present his show They don’t have a friend.

The meeting will take place on Saturday 8 June at 4pm Imagining futures with words with Vera Gheno and at 7.30 pm, in Piazzale San Francesco del Prato, the lectio magistralis held by Umberto Galimberti and dedicated precisely to the theme of the festival. At 9pm, again in Piazzale San Francesco del Prato, Vittorio let’s remain humannarration with drawing and music by Gianluca «Foglia» Fogliazza.

The meeting will be held on Sunday 9 June at 12pm Words in common with the journalist Francesca Mannocchi. At 6.30 pm the reflection of Daria Bignardi about his new book Every prison is an islandwhile the concert will close at 9.30pm Music from the rubble with Aeham Ahmad (music and piano) e Paolo Fresu (trumpet and flugelhorn) in the square of San Francesco del Prato.

Many events are also scheduled in collaboration with Verdi Off, the series of collateral events at the Verdi Festival: every evening in Piazzale Salvo d’Acquisto, the Students of the Verdiana Academy of Parma they will perform Verdi arias from the balcony.

But they were also organized workshops for all agesfrom light to drawing, from beauty seekers, to the fear of fantasy, to the nostalgia of nature, live writing and painting performances, the artisans’ market and a special street food with short supply chain, organic, low environmental impact and with menus for everyone.

The events are free to enter, but reservations are required on the sitewhere the program is indicated in detail.

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Source: Vanity Fair

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