There are two major events tonight in and around Bagni di Lucca and, as usual, they are on at the same time (9.15 pm) so you’ll have to decide which one to go to.
The first is the ‘Volo della Farfalla’ (the flight of the butterfly), an annual event remembering the tragic death a young and highly promising actor, Stefano Girolami, from Bagni di Lucca who died, aged only 28, on September 24, 2010, after falling a victim to Ewing’s sarcoma. Here is the event’s flyer:
Ewing’s sarcoma is a malignant tumour: a rare disease in which cancer cells are found in the bone or in soft tissue such as the pelvis, the femur, the humerus, the ribs and collar bone. This terrible condition particularly attacks young people, mostly males.
The other event is at nearby lower Ghivizzano and is again given for a charitable cause – the central Italian earthquake which has killed three hundred people and devastated so many communities.
The four choirs, which include our own, are all well-worth hearing especially as two are conducted by the brilliant young Andrea Salvoni, and Don Fiorenzo Toti’s Gallicano choir is well-known for its mastery in polyphony. This is the flyer:
So do decide on which charitable event you’ll be thinking of attending if you are in the area or, at the very least please tell your friends and acquaintances about them.