Chelsea Flower Show
London, from 23rd to 27th May 2017
It’s one of the most famous events in the world and definitely the chicest! The Chelsea Flower Show, organised by the Royal Horticultural Society, is the most hotly anticipated event of the season, circled in red on the calendar for over a century since the first one was held in 1913. All of England’s high society gathers to admire the spectacle of London’s Royal Hospital Chelsea transformed into a blooming, one-of-a-kind garden.
from June 22 to Sptember 3, MACRO, Rome
Arazzeria Pennese is based in the medieval village of Penne, outside Pescara, which was seriously damaged by last August’s earthquake. It is a nerve centre for Italian craftsmanship and uses unique techniques, such as the low heald, thanks to the restoration of ancient looms and a faithfulness to the methods of the past, but also the adoption of a different management model that involves several local players. Founded in 1965 by Fernando Di Nicola and Nicola Tonelli, the Arazzeria is being relaunched under the direction of Laura Cutilli and following the workshop’s move to the natural park around Penne’s lake. Along with the mastery of artists Costas Varotsos, Alberto Di Fabio, Matteo Nasini and Marco Tirelli, who provide the preliminary designs, and the incredible manual skill of the weavers who, yarn after yarn, infuse the initial designs with the magic of the most beautiful of paintings.
Divo Nerone – Opera Rock
dal 1 giugno 2017, Vigna Barberini, Roma
The complex personality, life and passions of Emperor Nero in the musical Divo Nerone – Opera Rock that will light up Rome as much as the 64 AD fire, but this time with passion. An epic, unprecedented project in a unique location, granted for the very first time and exactly opposite the Domus Aurea of the Vigna Barberini terrace on Palatine Hill near the Colosseum. The team behind this grand new musical contains some of Italy’s best talents, including Oscar winners Dante Ferretti for production design, Francesca Lo Schiavo for furniture and décor, Gabriella Pescucci for costumes, and music by Luis Enrique Bacalov. The script was written by two-time Grammy winner Franco Migliacci, who also came up with the original idea, with artistic direction from his son, Ernesto Migliacci. Directed by Gino Landi and choreographed by Marco Sellati.
House Style: Five Centuries Of Fashion At Chatsworth
fino al 22 ottobre 2017, Chatsworth – Derbyshire, England
One of England’s most beautiful stately homes, Chatsworth House, immortal icons such as the 18th century “Empress of Fashion” Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, played by Keira Knightley in the 2008 film The Duchess – and unique, legendary couture creations by Jean Phillipe Worth, Christian Dior, Gucci, Maison Margiela, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen… All this and more is set to feature in the extensive retrospective House Style: Five Centuries Of Fashion At Chatsworth, demonstrating the power of fashion and style through 500 years of history. The show will layer unique jewellery and textiles, uniforms and coronation robes, ornaments and personal, rare items, and will be curated by Hamish Bowles with creative direction and design by Patrick Kinmonth and Antonio Monfreda.
Trama Aurunca… Emozioni e Creatività di un Territorio
until 30th April 2017, Museo delle Civiltà, Rome
“In tutte le cose della natura esiste qualcosa di meraviglioso”, insegnava Aristotele. Così, la retrospettiva “Trama Aurunca… Emozioni e Creatività di un Territorio” celebra la bellezza e l’eccellenza che ci offrono i Monti Aurunci, cuore autentico del Lazio e della Ciociaria più amata. Una lavorazione antica quella dei filamenti dell’Ampelodesmos mauritanicus, pianta spontanea a cespuglio frondoso, nota ai nostri nonni semplicemente, e più familiarmente, come “Stramma”. Da essa nei secoli si sono ricavati i più disparati oggetti, fino ai gioielli, agli accessori e alle creazioni di moda oggi in mostra. Un progetto che ha preso vita, grazie agli artigiani del laboratorio di arti e mestieri dell’area naturale protetta istituita dal 1997 tra le provincie di Frosinone e Latina e grazie alla stilista romana Lisa Tibaldi, ideatrice e curatrice dell’esposizione, che nei due abiti scultura esposti trova la sua espressione più alta e completa. Realizzati in “Stramma”, sono opere d’arte uniche e irrepetibili, miglior incarnazione del made in Italy ed essenza dell’artigianato più puro.