SEFITDIECI'15 - Cultural Heritage of the Cemeteries

SEFITDIECI is the annual meeting of Utilitalia-Sefit members, the leaders of the largest cemeteries in Italy.

Monumental Cemetery in Milan, open air museum. A new series of events

On Sunday 1 November 2015 from 10 am to 5.30 the Monumental Cemetery of Milan will host a new series of events, organized by the City Council to enhance and promote this treasure chest of art and make the Monumental Cemetery be part of the cultural life of the city.

Et lux perpetua. An evocative concert inside the Monumental Cemetery of Trento

On Monday 2 November 2015, at 7 pm, an evocative concert inside the Monumental cemetery of Trento will celebrate the Day of the Dead.

Eastern Cemetery (Rennes, France)

The Rallé Chapel at Eastern Cemetery (Rennes, France)
The Eastern Cemetery (“Cimetière de l’Est”) was created in 1887 and it is the largest cemetery in the city of Rennes.

The Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno hosts "Dante 750. Descent into Hell"

28th – 29th October 2015 The Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno, Genoa - Italy, hosts Dante 750. Descent into Hell, a performance by the actor and director Alessandro Tampieri.
The performance was already held with great success in Bologna and Trento. Now Genoa wants to have a new experience doing it in the Cemetery of Staglieno.
Alessandro Tampieri  plays a selection of the most famous verses of Dante's Hell in one of the most beautiful and evocative location: it will be a special evening walk, at the discovery of some of the artistic treasures of the monumental cemetery.
The performance held on 29th October is addressed in particular to students. Two important academics have been invited: Francesco De Nicola, lecturer at the University in Genoa will speak about Dante and his modernity, Caterina Olcese Spingardi, Art Historian at Soprintendenza Belle Arti e Paesaggio della Liguria, will speak about the Cemetery of Staglieno.
Celebrating 750 years from Dante's birth, the intention is to keep alive the heritage of one the most important poets of history, focusing on his absolute modernity and brightening up his force through theatre.

4 October 2015: the events at Monumental Cemetery of Milan

With the aim to  promote the cultural evaluation of the Monumental Cemetery of Milan, the City Council organizes a series of events called Monumentale: Musei a Cielo Aperto (Monumental Cemetery: an open air museum).

The events take place every first Sunday of each month, and they are curated by Fondazione Milano Scuole Civiche. 
Students of the Scuole Civiche give voice to famous people resting at the Monumental Cemetery, staging short plays written and produced specifically for these occasions.

On Sunday 4 October 2015, from 10 am to 6 pm, the Monumental Cemetery will host theatrical performances, music shows, guided tours and much more.
Free entrance.

The complete programme is available here (in Italian):

Monumental Cemetery of Messina (Messina, Italy)

Monumental Cemetery of Messina (Messin, Italy)
The Monumental Cemetery of Messina is one of the most important monumental cemeteries in Italy and after the Staglieno Cemetery, the most artistic one.

Lister Lane Cemetery (Halifax, United Kingdom)

Lister Lane Cemetery (Halifax, United Kingdom)
Lister Lane Cemetery, formerly known as The Halifax General Cemetery, was opened in 1841.

City Cemetery of Zadar (Zadar, Croatia)

City Cemetery of Zadar (Zadar, Croatia)
The City Cemetery of Zadar was established in 1820. The first burial dates back to 1821 and the oldest preserved grave stone comes from the year of 1822.

AGM change of venue

Annual General Meeting and conference will take place at Gabroveni Inn.