Packed programme at Carroponte

A packed programme of concerts, plays and happenings throughout the summer – from today until mid-August – will guarantee music and prose almost every day, much of it free.

Sesto S. Giovanni’s Carroponte 2013 calendar got off to a bumpy start when a gig by Teatro degli Orrori was cancelled for bad weather, but tickets will still be valid for the re-scheduled concert on 29 August.

The former Breda factory for locomotives has been taken over by the town council and, in an inspired example of urban regeneration, turned into an open-air concert and exhibition space operated by ARCI, the Italian recreation and cultural association with a long history of anti-racism, integration of immigrants and support for cultural initiatives.  The site has two stages, three restaurants, two bars and many smaller stands.

Events in the coming months will include gigs by leading rock, ska and rap entertainers such as Modena City Ramblers, Max Gazzé and Patti Smith.  Special events will include a Balkan night (with gypsy music and Balkan food and drinks), an all-day “Prosa et labora” festival dedicated to workers and the unemployed, and a projection of the cult 1920 silent horror movie “The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari” with a live soundtrack by Le Gros Ballon.

The full programme is available on the Carroponte website, while the Carroponte 2013 Facebook page provides background and updates.  Carroponte (in 1 Via Granelli, Sesto S. Giovanni) is on tram line 31, bus line 727, and on the red and lilac metro lines.

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