Thursday, July 17, 2008

Umbria Jazz Festival, Perugia

11-20 July 2008. If you have never been you don't know what you are missing! This is one of the oldest and most important jazz festivals in Europe. Top names have frequented this festival over the years and this year is no exception. Some examples are Bill Frisell Trio, Sonny Rollins, Cassandra Wilson, Herbie Hancock, Charlie Haden Quartet. This festival is not purely about Jazz these days. It has become an event which today's musicians want to be seen at. Other notables this year include Alicia Keys, Mario Biondi and R.E.M. The atmosphere in such a beautiful city is unbelievable.

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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Umbria film festival, Montone, Italy

Something very extraordinary is about to take place in one of Italy's prettiest hilltop towns, Montone in central Umbria.
The 12th edition of the Umbria Film Festival starts today. This festival is part of a European wide film event which brings together some very famous directors alongside bright new talent. The founder of this event is Terry Gilliam and the members and townspeople of Montone make it truly an event to remember. This year's theme is highlighting the young and will be a joy to behold.
For further details and a full programme of events visit the website
Montone itself holds a number of festivals during the year and another wonderful event is the Sacred Thorn Festival. For more details on this fantastic event please contact us.