Pinocchio Forum in Wales

   

PINOCCHIO FORUM
LLANELLI, UNITED KINGDOM
7 TO 11 APRIL, 2013

 Organized by “LLANELLI MULTICULTURAL NETWORK /UK - UNITED KINGDOM”.

In Wales have been organized a series of workshops, meetings and site visits to learn about the real local culture: workshops on Pinocchio and the links to Welsh Folklore and Multiculturalism. The workshop in the Studio Stepney part of the newly opened Theatre complex in Llanelli involved the story of Pinocchio and interpretations using arts and crafts. The workshops were aimed to give everybody a chance to participate and to explore the story of Pinocchio, other stories and folklore particularly in a more international light.
The activities have helped meet the objectives of the project on intercultural understanding and intergenerational learning. In conclusion, interesting comparisons were performed between the tale of Pinocchio and the Merlin with some curious discoveries.

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PINOCCHIO FORUM
Grundtvig / Lifelong Learning Program (LLP) European Union

1.8.2012 | 31.7.2014

ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALE PINOCCHIO DI CARLO LORENZINI /I – ITALY - coordinator
INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SP. Z O.O / PL - POLAND
AMIATA ARTE / CH - SWITZERLAND
LLANELLI MULTICULTURAL NETWORK /UK - UNITED KINGDOM  

The project is directed to the formation of a consciousness open to creativity and to increasing the operational group activities, to spread the knowledge of the territory and history, to improve partnership and civic responsibility, to provide support for the development of innovative programs to improve cultural heritage. Comparison between the different interpretations of Pinocchio and European fairy tales through a European Pinocchio Path rich in surprises and activities for children and citizens over 50.The project will operate in a context of intergenerational dialogue.
The project aims to increase self-confidence and well-being; to increase awareness of similarities and differences among different culture; to improve cooperation and communication among partners countries and organizations in the field of activation of 50+ with a special focus to the social inclusion. It aims to valorize our cultural heritage; to learn about the different interpretations of the story of Pinocchio; to know other European educational stories; to learn about the different methods of learning in various areas. 

NEXT MEETINGS, WORKSHOPS AND ACTIVITIES IN ITALY - FLORENCE ONLY:
Sunday, July 7th, 2013
Sunday, November 24th, 2013

NEXT JOINT MEETINGS:
25 to 29 September, 2013 - Italy, Florence, organized by “Pinocchio by Carlo Lorenzini”
October, 2013 - Switzerland, organized by “Amiata Arte”
May, 2014 - Switzerland, Lugano, organized by “Amiata Arte”
7 July 2014 - Italy, Florence, organized by “Pinocchio by Carlo Lorenzini” 

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