24 Nov 2022

SEGNI FESTIVAL 2022 INAUGURATION : how to participate

Less than a week until the start of the SEGNI New Generations Festival!

This year’s festival will open with the Pedalata della Formica e degli Animali Fantastici, a great theatrical triumphal parade in which children and families will ride their bicycles transformed into fantastic creatures made from recycled materials.

On Saturday 29 October, the meeting point is at 2.45 p.m. at Spazio Gradaro (via Gradaro, 40) with the decorated bicycles, to set off at 3 p.m. towards the city centre: the Pedal will cross Corso Garibaldi, Via Frattini, Via XX Settembre and then turn into Via Roma, Corso Umberto I, Corso della Libertà, up to the triumphal curve of Piazza Martiri di Belfiore, which will lead to crossing all of Via Principe Amedeo, Via Acerbi as far as the glorious Porte delle Aquile of the Gardens of Palazzo Te in Viale Isonzo. Here the public of the inauguration who will come on foot can meet at 3.25 p.m. to welcome the procession by waving their fantastic silhouette in the air – like a fan – and will accompany the procession to the entrance of the Exedra of the Villa Giuliesca where we will all count down together to the start of SEGNI Festival, with a snack offered by Antoniazzi. Even those who do not have a bicycle are welcome to participate in the big day of celebration that – thanks to the support of Gruppo TEA – is totally free.

How to participate as a protagonist?

The artistic workshop La Ciclofficina degli Animali Fantastici, dedicated to the decoration of the silhouettes made by Formedicarta – and successfully run by artist Francesco Testi – has accompanied children and families every weekend since September, but for those who have not yet had a chance to take part in the decoration, Segni gives one last chance: on Wednesday 26 October you can take your own fantasy animal silhouette at Spazio Gradaro, booking it on 0376. 752882, and even without mounting it on a bicycle it is possible to be a ‘pedestrian’ protagonist by waiting for the arrival of the big parade at the Porte delle Aquile in viale Isonzo at 15:25.

For those who have already decorated their silhouette, Segni has organised an entire afternoon for the assembly of the fantastic silhouettes at Spazio Gradaro on Wednesday 26 October from 16:00 onwards! For those who do not have the opportunity to assemble at Spazio Gradaro, click here to see the tutorial. For more information call 0376.752882.

What’s next?

The Festival kicks off with the Pedalata and continues until Sunday 6 November with a programme full of events for all ages.
Boys and girls from 18 months can have fun with the funny characters of Le Nid, the older ones will have the opportunity to experience a new use of headphone narration with Hamelin (from 6 years) and to reflect on the importance of channelling moods with Le Criard. Il grido (from age 7).

There will also be many proposals for teenagers: on Thursday 3 at 9pm they will find La Nave Dolce (from 12 years), while on Friday 4 there will be a double date for boys and girls from 15 years with Gli altri (7.15pm) and Humana Vergogna (9pm).

Some shows are already sold out! The last tickets can be purchased on vivaticket.com or by calling the box office on 0376 752882.

From Thursday 27 October the ticket office moves to the Sala delle colonne in Piazza Leon Battista Alberti. More information here or by writing to biglietteria@segnidinfanzia.org.