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The Baleno Festival returns to Parco della Malpensata

By 3 July 2019 May 22nd, 2020 No Comments

The second Baleno Festival gets underway: new energy for the regeneration of Parco della Malpensata in Bergamo.

Three days of music, workshops for adults and children, cinema and illustrations, from 21 to 23 June.

Launched last year thanks to Patronato San Vincenzo’s “Parco creativo della Malpensata” project, with funding from Fondazione Cariplo, Baleno Festival has confirmed its role as one of the most important dates on the summer calendar in Bergamo, particularly in the Malpensata neighbourhood.

Following on from the regeneration work that has involved some major restoration projects, firstly of the park’s green areas and then the creation of the Gate space, the Baleno Festival put the park in the spotlight last year and intends to do so again this year!

Organised by Pigmenti, Tantemani and GATE, supported by the Comune di Bergamo, the festival will also be bringing more forms of creativity to the Parco della Pensata in its second year, from the Sick Tamburo concert to the screening of the ‘Visages Villages’ docufilm, illustration workshops run by UAU Festival and street dance courses with Festival Danza Estate, as well as the FIAB Bergamo Grazielliadi.

BAM! will be looking after the audience surveys once again this year. We’ll be asking festivalgoers to complete questionnaires about how they perceive the park and we’ll find out whether and how these two festivals have influenced this perception.

Last year’s survey results caused some interesting information to emerge regarding this aspect, primarily in relation to the feeling of safety (which increases noticeably the more often people go to the park) and the role of the festival. Baleno has put the Parco della Malpensata in the spotlight, with 59% of festivalgoers who had never or only rarely visited the park before, without overlooking its regular visitors (40% of participants).

The Baleno programme:

21 June, 10 p.m. | Sick Tamburo concert
Mr Man, Miss Understanding, Doc Eye and String Face on tour with their ‘Paura e amore’ album

22 June, 10 p.m. | M1 (dead prez) & Bonnot + special guests Tino Tracanna and Daniele Di Marco
M1, rapper and activist, founder of the hip-hop duo Dead Prez, accompanied by Bonnot, a member of Assalti Frontali since 2006

23 June, 9:30 p.m. | screening of ‘Visages Villages’
The docu-film that describes the encounter and journey of the Oscar-winning director Agnes Varda and the street photographer JR

And also:

  • 21, 22, 23 June | UAU Festival market
  • 22 and 23 June (4–7 p.m.) | Workshops
  • 21 June (7–8 p.m.) | Opening of Miss Goffetown’s site-specific solo exhibition at GATE
  • 22 June (6–7 p.m.) | Presentation of new issue of ‘Bandita’, the Laboratorio Tantemani magazine
  • 22 June (7–8 p.m.) | Auction of bicycles salvaged by Pedalopolis
  • 22 and 23 June (4:30 and 6:30 p.m.) | MalpenSATa Street Art Tour
  • 22 June (9 a.m. – 7 p.m.) | Workshop led by Anna Resmini | ‘Non è detto’ – visual conversations on reality
  • 23 June (9 a.m. – 7 p.m.) | Workshop with Guido Scarabottolo | The invention of photography
  • 22 June (3:30 – 5:30 p.m.) | Street dance workshop led by Matteo Thew Mossoni and Festival Danza Estate

Find all the details about the event on Facebook and the Baleno Festival website.

See you there! 😊