Get Ready for a Monstrous Night at Castello San Giorgio in La Spezia

Get Ready for a Monstrous Night at Castello San Giorgio in La Spezia

The traditional “monstrous night” returns to Castello San Giorgio on 31 October from 9pm to 11pm, whose rich program of events to celebrate the most monstrous La Spezia night of the year was presented today in a press conference by the Mayor Pierluigi Peracchini, by the manager to the Cultural Services Rosanna Ghirri and by the project manager Donatella Alessi.

“An event that is always eagerly awaited and attended – declares Mayor Pierluigi Peracchini – which returns in its traditional guise in the evening hours. A night dedicated to the little ones, but also to parents, who will be able to experience the Castle wrapped in magical and mysterious atmospheres and try their hand at fun workshops. I thank the Cultural Services for the creativity with which they carry out initiatives capable of involving and bringing an ever-wider and heterogeneous public closer to our Museums.”

The eleventh edition of the Monstrous Night at Castello San Giorgio presents a series of renewed proposals for children and shows for the whole family. It is an evening of activities and educational and recreational workshops inspired by the theme of mystery and the occult in the ancient world. On this occasion the museum will “dress up” and participants are also advised to dress according to the theme of fear.

This year, participants will be able to choose from even more workshops with activities also aimed at parents, thanks to the availability of covered spaces that will allow them to take advantage of the large terraces of the Castle and also thanks to the collaboration of the Giovanni Podenzana Civic Ethnographic Museum which has created a broom of stipe, typical peasant object.

The operators will guide the children in creative workshops which will see them create griffins, mandrakes, gargoyles, masks of the animals depicted in the Museum, apotropaic jewels from the Bronze Age or collect fantastic beings, create magic potions, Egyptian amulets, challenge Cyclops in his cave and finally dig an ancient tomb.

Even adults will be involved with the monstrous make-up of Tiziana La Monica, a professional fantasy make-up artist, and will be transformed into beings of the night. You will also be able to watch the live performance of body and face painting by Matteo Arfanotti, world champion of body and face painting. You can try your hand at archery and then go up to the highest terrace to get involved with the company Kilibre Art of Events which will offer an engaging performance of acrobatic dances with fire, stilts and pole dancing.

To facilitate access for participants, entrance tickets to the museum can be purchased in advance at the Castle Museum. The entry cost is €4, groups of up to 4 people pay €12 and then €2 for each additional person. While places last.

Please note that the lifts connecting Via del Prione to the Castle Museum will be usable until midnight. Furthermore, a free shuttle service will be active from 7pm to midnight departing from Piazza Europa towards the monstrous night of Castello San Giorgio every 8pm. minutes and back.

THE PROGRAM

AMONG THE CLAWS OF THE GRIFFON

Sara Lenzoni and Gianfranco Berghich

Ore 21-21.40-22.20

Let’s build the mythical griffin, a creature with a lion’s body and an eagle’s head, which will have the task of guarding our treasures and protecting us on the scary Halloween night.

MOONLIGHT AND DIAMOND DUST…RIDDING ON A FLYING BROOM!”

curated by the Ethnographic Museum “G. Podenzana”

Silvia Nardi

Ore 21-21.40-22.22

In the houses of the countryside, near the fireplace, it was customary to keep a small broom collected in the woods. What was it for? Let’s find out together on the night of the witches and create our own broom revisited in a more… magical way!

THE SCARY GUARDIAN

Simone Grando

Ore 21-21.40-22.20

We know the history of Gargoyles, fantastic and monstrous animalistic figures, which decorate cathedrals and medieval buildings to cover the gutters and at the same time play the role of guardians to ward off demons. Let’s make our own personal gargoyle to protect our bedroom.

4) THE COLLECTION OF FANTASTIC BEINGS

Samuela Raffaelli

Ore 21-21.40-22.20

Do mermaids, dragons, and goblins exist? A strange merchant has found small mysterious beings that you can enclose in a magical container and start your original collection…

5) MAGIC SPIRALS

Donatella Alessi and Ilaria Cantini

Ore 21-21.40-22.40

We use the tools of prehistoric goldsmiths to create spiral-shaped metal jewels similar to the Bronze Age jewels that ward off evil spirits.

6) CUNIMONDO THE ROUND SKULL

Valerio Simini and Greta Bonati

Ore 21-21.40-22.20

We model a skull in memory of Cunimondo, king of the Gepids, who lived 1500 years ago. Cunimondo’s skull was used as a drinking cup at the cheerful banquets of the Lombards, who killed him. A piece of advice: don’t lose your head.

7) FIRE TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE AFTERLIFE

Marco Greco

Ore 21-21.40-22.20

Since prehistoric times, fire has been given profound and mystical meanings and was used during ceremonies and even to communicate with the afterlife. We will discover how fire was lit in various eras from Prehistory to the Middle Ages. The fire will reveal propitiatory messages to us from the afterlife by making esoteric symbols appear on ancient parchments.

8) WHO IS AFRAID OF THE CYCLOPS?

Alessandro Filippi

Ore 21-21.30-22-22.30

Test yourself as a new Ulysses. You will be able to defeat your fears and prevail over the terrible one-eyed monster?

9) BLACK WITCHCRAFT OR WHITE WITCHCRAFT? SPELLS, SPELLS AND WITCHES’ REMEDIES

Lara Confetti

Ore 21-21.40-22.20

How to become invisible, how to unleash a storm, how to fly in the form of a goat… Witches have a recipe for everything. And you, what recipe will you prepare in the magic cauldron?

10) IN SEARCH OF THE LOST TOMB

Roberto Giannotti and Giorgio Giannotti

Ore 21-21.40-22.20

Have fun with the archaeological excavation to discover a mysterious tomb and pay attention to everything you find; at the end all the finds will be yours.

11) THE SECRET OF THE EYE OF HORUS

Sara Piva

Ore 21-21.30-22-22.30

In ancient Egypt amulets accompanied and monitored the eternal rest of the deceased. The children will decorate the eye of Horus and the scarabs, making an amulet that will protect them from evil spirits.

12) ARTISTIC PAINTED BODIES

Matteo Arfanotti, World Champion of face and bodypainting assisted by Francesca Calamita

From 9pm to 11pm

Live performance of body and face painting

13) THE NIGHT OF THE CHILDREN AND THEIR MUTANT PARENTS

Tiziana La Monica, professional fantasy make-up artist
From 9pm to 11pm

Facepainting for the older ones with zombies, vampires and monstrous creatures from your worst nightmares…

14) BEWARE OF THAT PLANT: HANDLE WITH CARE!

Marta Ragnoli

Ore 21-21.30-22.00-22.30
Mandrake with its human-shaped roots and exceptional medicinal properties, used since ancient Greece, is a powerful ingredient for magical potions. Be careful to collect it very carefully! Participants will create a small Mandragora to take home as a souvenir of the herbology lesson…

15) SALIS MAGIC GRAIN
Maila Bernardini

Ore 21-21.30-22.00-22.30
Let’s discover together the properties that the ancient Romans attributed to salt and its symbolic value. Then we use this ancient divine substance against dragons, monsters and haunted creatures and… We will be INVINCIBLE!

16) MASKED WITH THE MUSEUM ANIMALS

Raffaella Badiale Free Mp3 Download

Ore 21-21.30-22.00-22.30

How many animals in the museum are bone finds in the showcases or depicted in the sculpture!!!!! We create imaginative and humorous masks of the animals present in the museum

17) ACROBATIC PERFORMANCES

curator of Kilibre Art of Events

From 9.30pm to 11pm

18)SHOOTING THE GHOST

Archery tests for children and adults

Mauro Viegi and Claudio Pratelli

From 9pm to 11pm

Info

St. George’s Castle Museum

Via XXVII Marzo La Spezia

Tel. 0187/751142

e-mail: [email protected]

website: museodelcastello.museilaspezia.it

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2023-10-20 08:13:45
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