Gropparello and Groppovisdomo – Gropparello liberated
Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 August 2016
A commemoration in Gropparello and Groppovisdomo on Monday and Tuesday 8 and 9 August of 'Gropparello Liberated' organised by the Istituto storico della Resistenza in Piacenza, in memory of the events of 8 August 1944.
At 5.30 pm on Monday 8 August a conference in the Council Chamber of the Town Hall on 'IL PARADOSSO DELLO STATO NELLO STATO - The paradox of the State within the State'
This is the occasion to examine more profoundly a particular aspect of the final priod of the Second World War in the Apennines: the areas freed by the partisans in Emilia Romagna managed by the public authorities.
The conference will be chaired by the director of Isrec Piacenza, Carla Antonini, and the speakers include Claudio Silingardi, national director of INSMLI (Istituto Nazionale per la Storia del Movimento di Liberazione in Italia), Mirco Carrattieri (Museo della Repubblica di Montefiorino) and Iara Meloni (ISREC Piacenza).
Following the buffet offered to participants, the first PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION 'La Scuola a Gropparello dai primi del Novecento agli anni'50 - The School in Gropparello from the beginning of the 20th century to the 1950s', will be opened at 7.30 pm at the former Gandolfi nursery school, giving a broad panorama of the educational situation in the Apennines during the first half of the last century.
The evening will conclude, again at the former Gandolfi nursery school, at 8.30 pm with the presentation of the volume '8 Agosto 1944 - Gropparello nella Resistenza', compiled by Alessandro Pigazzini (Museo della Resistenza Piacentina).
Then at 9.30 pm there is the performance of 'Questo è il fiore del partigiano - La memoria della Resistenza nella musica italiana'; Claudio Silingardi will provide the narrative voice introducing the music played by Banda Libera, a small orchestra of great musicians: Marco Dieci (pianoforte, guitar, voice), Gigi Cervi (bass and voice), Frank Coppola (drums and percussion), Chris Dennis (violin), Luciano Gaetani (bouzuki). (https://www.facebook.com/fiorepartigiano)
The event will conculde on Tuesday 9 August in the evening.
At 6 pm you can participate in the traditional 'Camminata Partigiana - Sui sentieri del Pip' a hike sstarting from the sports ground in Groppovisdomo.
The route, fascinating from the point of view of landscape, is also full of memories of the partisan period. The most significant stop will be at the castle of Montechino, a centre of events during the Resistance in Gropparello.
A Partisan Supper - Merenda Partigiana will be offered to participants at the sports ground on their return.
Info and organisation:
Gruppo di Lavoro '8 agosto 1944'
Alessandro Pigazzini (Museo della Resistenza Piacentina)
Silvana Caroli (Gruppo di Lavoro Progetto "8 Agosto 1944")