Following the success of last year, Eni is again the main partner of the second edition of Book City Milano(21-24 November 2013), four days of meetings, debates, shows, readings and workshops for the whole family and dedicated to the world of books and reading.
The Castello Sforzesco is at the heart of the initiative, that reflects Eni’s commitment to making culture accessible through free admittance and the exceptional nature of the events organised. And once again Eni demonstrates its commitment to the needs of society with support for an event that stimulates an awareness of literature, above all among young people, in a city that continues to be an important centre for the spread of culture, as well as being strategically important for and of great interest to the company.
Eni will be a protagonist at Book City Milano with three initiatives aimed at proposing reading as a shared experience:
- Saturday 23 November at 10.30am – at the headquarters of FEEM (Palazzo delle Stelline
Corso Magenta, 63)
Trust: reflections on the crisis of the invisible institution
FEEM (the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei) will be actively involved with the latest edition of its sustainability review "Equilibri", dedicated to the issue of "Trust". Saturday 23 November at 3.00pm (first tour) – and 5.00pm (second tour)
The streets that talk
A tour that takes in the streets in Milan dedicated to notable literary figures (such as Ariosto, Saffi, Leopardi, Petrarch). With dramatic interpretations of texts by the authors after which the streets have been named.
- 24 November at 4.30pm at the Teatro Ariberto (via Crespi, 9)
The Colour of the Clouds
A show to encourage and prepare younger children for a visit to the exhibition organised by Eni at Palazzo Marino from 28 November to 12 January 2014.
Book city Milano
Book City Milano is a collective project dedicated to books and reading, with a rich four-day programme of events at different locations and thematic areas compared with last year.
The Castello Sforzesco will remain the beating heart of BookCity with meetings, readings and other activities.
Among the many new features is Via della lettura, that departs from the castle and becomes a pathway dedicated to reading along via Dante (Piccolo Teatro Paolo Grassi), piazza Cordusio, Loggia dei Mercanti, Piazza Duomo, the University of Milan, the Sormani Library, and concluding at the Rotonda di via Besana.
With over 600 events planned in different locations across the city, including libraries and bookshops, places for reading and unusual books and spaces, Book City Milano 2013 will also feature a number of special projects, some of which have been active in the area for some time, such as the detailed BookCity for schools project that involves some 940 classes from 200 schools and provides workshops in publishing, ebooks, booktrailers and editing activities. There will also be a number of important evens such as reading/therapy sessions at hospitals around the city and reading and writing programmes in the city’s prisons.
The city will also be enlivened with numerous activities dedicated to the theatre and reading; in a reading marathon on the underground, reading groups from municipal libraries will invade the Milan Metro in the company of clowns from the Associazione Culturale La Fabbrica dei Clown; The Streets that Talk, features an extraordinary company of actors who will propose a pathway through the city to rediscover some of the great Italian poets, including Ariosto, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Leopardi, Carducci in the streets that the city has named after them; tales of the darker side, of crimes and mysteries will be “shouted‘ from the city’s newsstands; and for Stories in a taxi, writers on board a taxi, particularly those of Radio Taxi 4000, will read to the passenger some pages from their latest novels.