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Hand Made Music, video project curated by Naomi Berrill

The new album by Naomi Berrill, an Irish singer and cello player (and multi-instrumentalist) who lives in Florence, will be released in April 2017. Owing to the contribution of Region Toscana within the “100 band” project, Naomi Berrill has been able to produce a video that precedes the release of her album. Inspired by music’s relationship with manual ability and craftsmanship, Home Made Music is a video in 12 stages set in 12 different Tuscan craft shops, including Mazzanti Piume (the only heir to the feather manufacturing tradition, Florence), Stefano Bemer (considered to be one of the world’s best shoemakers, Florence), Fondazione Arte della Seta Lisio (which carries on age-old silk weaving techniques, Florence), Craafts (handmade haute couture accessories, Scandicci), Memar (a Tuscan hat factory established in 1903) and many other fascinating places in Florence’s Oltrarno.

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Wellmade participates in Bergamo Brescia Capital of Culture 2023

“Discovering Italian savoir-faire and artistic craftsmanship”, Wellmade’s itinerary among the artisan workshops in the centre of Bergamo, scheduled for Saturday 28 January from 10 a.m. to about 5 p.m., is part of the programme “La città in festa”, the inaugural days of Bergamo Brescia Capitale Italiana della Cultura, coordinated by the Department of Culture with […]

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“Bahuaus Barocco”: only a few places still available!

A free course for the creation of the Palazzo Litta brand: enrolment is open until Saturday 4 February for the “Bauhaus Barocco” workshop, devised for the MiC Lombardy Regional Secretariat and entrusted to the CorsiArte training body with the collaboration of Chiara Gatti, art historian, journalist and CorsiArte lecturer, and the scientific care of the […]

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DoppiaFirma and Homo Faber, two examples that become models

On the occasion of the presentation of the programme for Elefsina European Capital of Culture 2023, the Greek Deputy Minister of Culture, Nicholas Yatromanolakis, mentions: ‘We want to do something similar to the Italian projects of DoppiaFirma and Homo Faber, opening a hub. Among the many opportunities for the cultural, but also economic and social […]

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Sustainability at your fingertips

Fifteen bags, part of the collection of the Domenico Michelucci Civic Museum of Straw and weaving in Signa, others donated or offered on temporary loan by private individuals, are the protagonists of the exhibition Sustainability at your fingertips. These are objects, together with hats, that distinguish the production of Signa and its territory, made of […]