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April 2010

Perugia (PG) - Perugia. On April 30th at 9pm the students from the opera singing course conducted by mezzo soprano and director Roberta Mattelli will be meeting the audience and giving a recital at the Luca Marenzio auditorium in Via Morettini 27/a.
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Fabro (TR) - Fabro (Tr). Each year, the Fabro Cantamaggio brings together the <i>maggiaioli</i> traditional May folk singers of Umbria and central Italy to keep this long standing tradition of popular singing alive. This year’s edition of the festival will run on April 30th and May 1st, for a welcome breath of sweet sounding spring air.
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Assisi (PG) - Assisi (Pg). On April 30th Costa di Trex and the vicinity will be hearing the tradiitonal Cantamaggio singing heralding the arrival of spring. At night small groups of singers will be passing from door to door to the accompaniment of an accordeon.
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Norcia (PG) - Norcia (Pg). On the evening of April 30th Campi will be hoisting its May Pole, generally a particularly tall and straight poplar trunk felled by some thirty volunteers from the town’s inhabitants. The festivities associated with the regeneration of life and the arrival of spring most probably predate Christianity – a remnant of the ancient pagan fertility rites practised in Umbria.
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Preci (PG) - Preci (Pg). On the evening of April 30th the inhabitants of Preci and its surrounding villages will be hoisting the May Pole, generally a particularly tall and straight poplar trunk felled earlier in the afternoon. The tree is then decorated with seasonal fruits and vegetables and set in the main square. The festivities associated with the regeneration of life and the arrival of spring most probably predate Christianity – a remnant of the ancient pagan fertility rites practised in ...
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Marsciano (PG) - Marsciano (Pg). On April 30th journalist Oliviero Beha will be holding a conference as part of the Autori in Biblioteca series of encounters with authors organised by the Biblioteca Comunale. Sala A. Gramsci - Biblioteca Comunale – Piazza dello Statuto, 6pm. Free admission.
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Spring in Valnerina Flower Fair SantʼAnatolia di Narco (PG) - Sant'Anatolia di Narco (Pg). From April 30th to May 2nd the annual gardening and flower festival at the magnificent monastery of Felice e Mauro – traditionally believed to have been erected in 1190 over an earlier monastery dating from the 6th century AD – will once more be combining pleasant surroundings with a chance to acquire rare plants and garden furniture.
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Terni (TR) - Terni. On April 30th the BCT town library of Terni has scheduled a showing of the documentary film Vogliamo anche le rose, by Alina Marazzi, which focusses on the evolution of women in Italian society during the Sixties and Seventies. The showing will be followed by a debate with the film's editor Ilaria Fraioli.
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Parrano (TR) - Parrano (Tr). On April 30th Parrano will be holding its Cantamaggio festival, with bands of singers passing from door to door at night singing the traditional Cantamaggio songs heralding the arrival of spring.
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Orvietoexpo Cinofilia Dog Show in Porano Parrano (TR) - Porano (Tr). From April 30th to May 2nd the Gruppo Cinofilo Orvietano has scheduled three days of dog shows in collaboration with the Comune di Porano all within the magnificent setting of the Villa Paolina grounds. See below for full details of the programme in Italian...
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