Count Down begins for 8th edition of Festival della Mente in Sarzana

The 8th edition of Festival della Mente – Europe 1st festival to be dedicated to creativity and creative processes – will come back in Sarzana from September, 2nd to 4th 2011.

As usual, in this year’s program we find a lot of original, interesting events for an audience which every year is getting larger and larger: just think that past editions of the festival were attended by about 40,000 people.

Such an original festival entirely devoted to culture and creativity will crowd again the streets of the historical center of Sarzana, a little medieval city located in the province of La Spezia (Region of Liguria). Many events about philosophy, sociology, history, literature and topicality conceived for all kinds of audiences, of any age and education interested in meeting and listening to scientists, philosophers, psychoanalysts, writers, Italian and foreign artists. The program also includes many events thought for children and teensbesides 40 workshops and performances.

The Festival’s purpose is to encourage the diffusion of creative ideas and processes, the discussion of current affairs and social issues with authors talking about the role and responsibility of men in regard to economical, political, social, environmental issues that are affecting Italy, offering the tools for revising this new reality and face it in the right way.

In the program, there are 39 unique workshops, lectures, and performances. Three days for debating and confront with others, a celebration of the mind and free thought, meant for all those who seek instruments in order to understand themselves and the surrounding reality – for all those who believe that culture is a crucial tool to improve our lives.

The 2011 edition of Festival della Mente will open on September, 2nd in Piazza Matteotti with a lecture of the professor and sociologist Chiara Saraceno entitled “Troppa disuguaglianza è un freno al benessere di tutti” (“Too much inequality hinders everyone’s well-being”) with free admission. Later, at 7 p.m., at Teatro degli Impavidi, there will be lectures about art with the artist Giuseppe Pennone and the art historian Sergio Risalti, with “Scorrere nel tempo come pietra di fiume” (“Flowing in time like a river pebble”).

Remember that this is just a little part of the whole festival: many other interesting and charming titles are waiting for you to celebrate mind and thought.

Tickets are available on the official website of the Festival and in the main box offices, but hurry up! Over 7,000 tickets have already been sold!

For further information about the city of Sarzana in Liguria, please have a look at the online guide to the Region of Liguria, About Liguria.

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