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A weekend full of events in Bra

Music, tastings, street art, games, shopping. All in a long weekend, in Bra, which, pending the international event “Cheese”, is already the protagonist of a September all to be experienced.

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6th September – Waiting for Cheese, live in Bra!

For the twelfth edition of “Cheese – Naturale is possible” (from 20th to 23rd September), Friday 6th September Bra celebrates with an evening entirely dedicated to the discovery of the city, including live concerts, shops open (from 8.30 pm) and food and wine. From 7pm to midnight in via Pollenzo, via Audisio, via Cavour and via Vittorio Emanuele II, exceptionally pedestrian up to the church of Santa Croce, seventeen groups will perform live in concerts and music shows, including jazz, popular music, swing, rock ‘ n roll, rockabilly, blues and country, accompanied by dance performances, waders, fire shows and Radio DJ BraOnTheRocks.

In Piazza Caduti per la Libertà, at 9.30 pm the Black Blues Brothers will offer an exceptional preview of the Festival “Di strada in strada”, scheduled for the following day: after a tour that has exceeded 500 performances, with more than 250 thousand spectators, the five wild acrobats present their acrobatic, comic and musical tribute  the cult film “The Blues Brothers”, with the energy of Africa in their blood and an unmistakable rhythm and blues sound.

7th September – “Di strada in strada”

The appointment with wonder and magic returns under the Zizzola, the “Di strada in strada” festival is back. An event that has been characterized over the years by its fidelity to the original spirit of street art: no stages, no large structures, zero stands. A circle on the ground, the artist in the centre, the audience around, a “hat” to reward emotion and smiles.

From 7pm to 12am on Saturday 7th September in Via Pollenzo, via Audisio, via Cavour and via Vittorio the Diables and Karabassà will be staged: a unique production coming from Catalunia (Sant Cugat) which has been bringing the fire culture and its charm among the city streets for 25 years. Throughout the evening, 30 artists will perform a suggestive itinerant fire performance, drawing lines, curves and joints, including jugglers, fire eaters, illusionists and athletes.

Alongside the Diables, five musical groups and marching bands (including the Family band, the Pramaggiore Multikulti Experience and the Radiocorriere Swing) will offer live music and shows.

In Piazza Caduti per la Libertà, from 9.30 pm Mimo Chispa will offer his hilarious spectacle of optical illusions, surprises, fictions, actions and a lot of imagination to adults and children, in multiple replicas. The public will suggest a story and Mimo Chispa will invent, improvise and entertain, becoming a child in the park, a gunslinger in the Far West, a gigolo at the restaurant.

Great surprise at the end of the evening, entrusted to the thirty Diables de Sant Cugat directly in the heart of the historical city centre.

8th September – “Di strada in strada” and “Ludobus Sì”

Sunday 8th September the show goes on – with a day (10 am – 7 pm) dedicated especially to families and children – the Di Strada in Strada festival will be flanked by the playful proposals of the National Festival of the traveling Game ‘Ludobus Sì’.

In Piazza Caduti per la Libertà, you can have fun with the hat performances of the Finti Camerieri (11.00am, replay at 2.30pm), with Raoul Gomiero’s culinary clowning and juggling in complete menu: the Pizza Comedy! (12 noon, replay at 3.00pm and 5.00pm) and with the romantic-utopian vortexes of fun created by the hula hoops of Andreanne Thiboutot (4pm, replica 6pm), former collaborator of the prestigious Cirque du Soleil.

Starting from 10 am, in Corso Garibaldi and Piazza XX Settembre, dozens of ludobus coming from all over Italy will provide children and adults with everything they need to have fun: games of ingenuity and launch, water games and solar fountains, toys and entertainments built in wood and recycled materials, balance wheels, juggling, ping-pong, puzzles, skill courses … In a word, LudobusSì, a meeting now in its 14th edition organized in collaboration with the RESPIRO association and the Toy Museum: practically the dream of every child and the occasion, for the older ones, to return for a few hours children.

In addition to street games, there will be the mircocirco with Carla Acquarone, face painting with the Albero Inverso Association, street band and workshops for children aged 6 to 15 with the Asd Circus Up School (10am/12pm and 14pm/18pm), with closing show at 6 pm.

Registration opening to participate in the workshops from 9 am, directly on site.

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