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Annual appointment in the cloister of the cultural center Agora from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm for the 8th edition of La Festa del presente - The gift at the time of Covid. The only rule:  giving without having anything in return.
The festival takes place in the occasion of the "National Gift Day", established in 2015 by the Italian Senate to spread "the culture of giving as an expression of the primary values ​​of freedom and solidarity affirmed by the Constitution"
No money is used, everyone gives what he wants to give and takes what he wants to take.
This year it is possible to offer and receive only intangible gifts. It is not possible to carry and take material objects. The gifts are: music, dance, words, relationships!

The program:

Meetings - Study Room (former refectory), ground floor:
4:00 pm - The gift in the time of Covid: intervention Ilaria Vietina: free admission; Gabriele Bove: participation.
4:30 pm - Sussidiarietà, Patti di Beni comuni a Lucca: i pattisti raccontano.
5.00 pm - Sharing, Anfass: “Bearers of Emotions” path.
5.30 pm - Memory, Monica Dati for the purpose of historical research
6:00 pm - Art, with Roberto Castello
6:30 pm - Solidarity, with Donatella Turri

Activities - Cloister Agorà, ground floor:
Background music with Stefano, pianist and composer.
4:00 pm / 4:30 pm - "Bee happy", laboratory on bees ... small, hardworking and united! with Beatrice Berrettoni - (2 shifts of 1 hour and 30 min. Max 10 children)
Readings for adults - with Maria Pia Pieri, Rosalba Ciucci, the components of the pact "la panchina".
Readings for children with Simonetta Simonetti
4.00 pm / 7.00 pm - The boys and girls of the "Scuolina Raggi di Sole" dance and sing in the cloister.
4:00 pm / 7:00 pm - presentation of the video of “Lucca curiosa", by Alberto Micarelli.

Activities - Auditorium Agorà, ground floor:
4:30 pm / 6:00 pm - Human Rights Observatory Laboratory in Lucca.
6:15 pm / 7:30 pm - LAND. Poems in places to rediscover, with Serena Gatti, Azulteatro.

Activities - Room in front of the Agorà Auditorium:
4:00 pm / 6:30 pm - Empathetic listening, with Elena Masi.

Reservations required by writing to

All useful information for the organization of the event and how to book and access is also available on the site of La Festa del presente and on the Facebook page La Festa del presente.

The event is included in the September Lucchese 2020 calendar.

October 4, 2020
Start / End Time
4:00 pm / 7:30 pm
Cultural center Agorà. Piazza Santa Maria dei Servi / Via delle Trombe - Lucca
Free admission

La festa del Presente
Piazza dei Servi / Via delle Trombe 6 - Lucca - FB / lafestadelpresente
cell. +39 348 3213503 -