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Piazza Vittoria

from 11/06/2017  to 11/09/2017
Historical centre
Historical centre, Pavia

Music, cinema, theatre, literature, festivals and shows: Pavia summer months are full of events. Pavia summer 2017 presents an interesting program full of cultural initiatives and entertainment. Our goal is to get the audience involved to know the city and its sights better. The summer calendar will start from music events. From Sunday 11th to Sunday 18th June the first edition of Vittadini Jazz Festival, a collaboration among some Italian jazz schools, will be held in Leonardo da Vinci square It will continue with the European Music Festival on Wednesday 21st June and Acoustic nights 2017, an event which will spread music in the historical centre. The Visconti Castle will be the protagonist for an entire month from 23th June to 23th July: in the yard Summer in  the Castle (23th June- 16th July) alternates music and drama with national and international guests; Summer in the moat, which actually consists of different music festivals, Molecule Festival (from 5th to 8th July), Bubbles Fest (from 20th to 23th July) and PaviaBierFest 2017. Music will also be the protagonist along the bank of the river Ticino, thanks to Pavia Serie A League  and the concert of the 23rd June in Borgo Ticino. It will continue in July in Carmine Square, with July Carmine shows, which will start on 1st July  with Verdi Choral, on 7th July with Roberto Durkovic’s concert, a mix between Balkan music and flamenco, tzigana melody and jazz, and on 14th July with  Fio' dla nebia, a band from Pavia that sings in the dialect of Pavia; while the Africando festival  will take place in the Arsenale. On 15th August the Big Dance will be the protagonist with ballroom and folk dance. The music appointments will end in Vittoria Square, where from the last week of July till September bands and musicians will play with a concert every week. Among the guests there will be the Skiantos Band (on Thursday 27th July), The Monaci del Surf (on Saturday 19th August), Andrea Chimenti,  who will interpret David Bowie (on Saturday 26th August), and the duo Nando&Maila with “Sconcerto d’amore”, a concert-show with acrobatics and music jugglers (on Sunday 27th August). On Saturday 2nd September the concert organized by A.V.I.S.  will host  Mind the gap and The Band. Even the different city districts will have music and entertainment during the summer period, with  District’s Events: on Sunday 11th June there will be the Navigli Festival; on Sunday 25th June St. Peter’s Celebration; finally, on the 2nd July the Smile Snack in dei Mille Street is a charity event for pediatric surgery in St. Matteo general hospital of Pavia,  in collaboration with “Soleterre” humanitarian organisation. The event offers a mini ‘pompieropoli’ for children in collaboration with Pavia Fire Brigade, clown doctors, a place for children to have a snack, creative drawing, comics and some martial art lessons. The Green Cross of Pavia will show what to do in case of pediatric airway obstruction. Local APS will organise a lot of other activities. The cinema is represented by Cinema under the Stars Festival, from 17th June to 7th September at the Vittadini Institute cloister, curated by Roberto Figazzolo. The title Wichtig ist.../Important is…, comes from Albert Einstein’s sentence “The important thing is not to stop questioning” and from one of François Villon’s books where he underlines that the important is not to fall in love before “the moon with its kissing face hasn't fallen from the window”. Drama and literature  are the protagonists of the events organised by Bonetta Library. Among the events, organized by the Group of the Library Users and Readers, the most important is (on Saturday 24th June at 9pm) “Ode to a Dog and other readings dedicated to the man’s best friend” (with the participation of Pavia National Canine Defence Association). On Saturday 9th September at 9pm it will be paid tribute to Giorgio Gaber and Enzo Jannacci. An unforgettable event is certainly the Ticino Palio (on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June),  the second edition of St,art Pavia Fest, a festival dedicated to street art and urban renewal from Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th June, the Sales Night on 1st July,  and the big end in September with the Ticino Festival, the White Night, The Big Open-Air Stand Market and the fireworks (all these events from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th September) Unscheduled, there will also be the inauguration of the exhibition Longobards. A population that has changed history, planned from Friday 1st September at Visconti Castle.  

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