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Audioguide at Vienna central cemetery

Audioguide at Vienna central cemetery
The 2nd largest cemetery in Europe offers a new audio guide.
Visit famous people from politics, culture and sports, war memorials and discover wonderful, natural places. The route planning facilitates the walk. Photos illustrate the places visited, so that a visit can also made virtually.
Discover more at Vienna central cemetery website.

2019 European Heritage Days at the New Cemetery of Belgrade (Serbia)

Theatrical Project „Remote Belgrade“ - at the New Cemetery in Belgrade (Serbia)

This year’s 53rdBelgrade International Theatre Festival was opened by unique theatrical project “Remote Belgrade” by the authors Stefan Kaegi and  Jörg Karrenbauer of the well-known Rimini Protocol Company. After visiting numerous towns all around the world, this project, under the generic name “Remote X”, which is assigned a new name after the town it visits, finally arrived to Belgrade. In the period from 17-25 September 2019 (two times a day – i.e., at 11:00 and 17:00 hrs.), with the starting point from the New Cemetery in Belgrade, Belgradears and their guests will have an opportunity to experience this unique theatrical installation.

Within the theatrical project “Remote Belgrade”, a group of up to 50 people set off into the City of Belgrade. They are guided by a synthetic voice - as they recognize it from GPS navigators. The installation questions artificial intelligence, big data and human predictability. As the project tours from city to city, each new site-specific version builds upon the dramaturgy of the previous city. The project is completely immersive, since the audience do not simply blend into a given dramatic situation but, since there are no performers, they create it, although not singlehandedly. Following the instructions coming through the headphones, the audience walk through Belgrade, from one spot designated by the authors to another. It creates a powerful, sensual experience of being a part of the community, while making it possible for everyone to process it alone. An intuitive text makes the audience ponder if they are familiar with the town they live in, if they feel better in a group or alone, how they feel in the community, if they walk through their lives alone, or are they led by a superior mechanism.  

You may see more details on this unique theatrical project: here (source: Radio Television of Serbia-web site).

Series of conferences of Cementiris de Barcelona: Remembering Sabater Pi

Albino gorilla
Join us on the 26th of September and you will learn, from the hand of his son, Josep Oriol Sabater, and his grandchildren, the adventures of the one who discovered Snowflake, the famous albino gorilla of the Barcelona zoo.

The conference, which will take place in the chapel of the Poblenou Cemetery, will begin at around 6.30 pm after a guided tour of the cemetery.

The event is co-organized by the magazine Sàpiens and Cementiris de Barcelona and is open to everyone.

Reservations should be made in advance by calling 934 841 920.

Hour of beginning of the act: 18:00

Meeting point: Main entrance of Poblenou Cemetery

Celebrating the 200th birthday of the Poblenou Cemetery

Old photo of Poblenou cemetery
The big day of the Poblenou Cemetery is approaching. The oldest cemetery in Barcelona 200 years ago and we want to celebrate it with all of you.
To pay tribute to this very special date and to open the cemetery even more to the city, on September 29th an event is held that arrives loaded with workshops, activities and performances. Added to this are the different events that the funerary enclosure organises throughout the year (dramatised visits, conferences, guided tours...).

You will find the program of the event at this link.

A new restored monument at the Monumentale of Milan

The restoration of "Ave Maria" sculpted by Giulio Branca in 1900 is an outstanding example of enlightened patronage accomplished through the synergy between the Municipality of Milan, Fondazione Bracco and Amici del Monumentale.
The monument belongs to the school of Italian social art and depicts an elderly farmer knelt down in prayer to give thanks for the daily crop.
Fonderia Artistica Battaglia carried out a meticulous restoration work that brought back the bronze sculpture and stone base to its original splendour.
Wednesday, 11th September, the monument will be unveiled in the presence of  the president of Fondazione Bracco, representatives from the Municipality, steering committee, volunteers and members of Amici del Monumentale  as well as key figures from the world of arts, science and literature. 

The Teatro Regio di Torino with Pentabrass in concert at the Monumental cemetery of Turin

 More information here!

AFC Torino S.p.A.
  P.le C.Tancredi Falletti di Barolo, 133/b (già c.so Novara)10153 - Torino
  tel:011.0865.260 - 334.6269106

»Eternal flame« lightning ceremony at the monument to the Russian and soviet soldiers

Eternal flame ceremony Žale Ljubljana
On 1 September 2019, at the monument to Russian and Soviet soldiers who died on Slovenian soil in World War I and World War II, inaugurated in 2016 by the Presidents of Russia and Slovenia, Vladimir Putin and Mr. Borut Pahor, an »eternal flame« lighting ceremony was taking place.
At this event, the Slovenian delegation was represented by the President of the National Council of the Republic of Slovenia Mr. Alojz Kovšca, Minister of Labour, Family, Social Affairs, and Equal Opportunities Ksenija Klampfer, Minister of Culture Mag. Zoran Poznič, Mayor of the City of Ljubljana Zoran Janković, parliamentarians, representatives of ministries and departments, mayors of municipalities and urban municipalities of Slovenia, leadership and members of veterans' organizations, Slovenia-Russia associations, and Russian countrymen's associations.

The Russian delegation was led by the Vice-President of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Mr. Piotr Tolstoy. Members of the Russian delegation included representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Culture, Defence (responsible for memorial projects), the Russian Historical Society, the Russian Military-Historical Society, the Russian Federation of Veterans, and the Friendship and Cultural Relations Association with Slovenia. The Ambassador of Russia in Slovenia, Dr. Doku Zavgajev, has also been present.

The ceremony began with anthems of the Republic of Slovenia and the Russian Federation, followed by an address by the Mayor of the City of Ljubljana, Zoran Janković. After the mayor's speech was over, the Russian delegation's leader lit the eternal flame, which was followed by a minute of silence.

The ceremony continued with the address of the Head of the Russian Delegation - Vice-President of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Mr. Tolstoy, followed by an address by the Head of the Slovenian Delegation of the President of the National Council of Slovenia, Alojz Kovšca, an address by a Slovenian veteran, and an address by the Ambassador of Russia to
Slovenia, Dr. Doku Zavgajev.

After the speeches were completed, delegations laid wreaths at the monument and other participants laid flowers.

More photos from the ceremony can be viewed in this album.

Book: The Laying Out, Planting and Managing of Cemeteries

Laying Out, Planting, and Managing of Cemeteries - and on the Improvement of Churchyards. With Sixty Engravings
by J.C. Loudon, with a new Foreword by James Stevens Curl
Professor James Stevens Curl is proposing to bring out a limited, numbered, finely bound, hardback, enlarged facsimile edition of Loudon’s seminal work on cemeteries, originally published in London in 1843 on very poor-quality paper and with an extremely small font. The new edition will be on good paper, with an enlarged font, and will include a new annotated Introductory Essay on Loudon’s involvement with cemeteries by Professor Curl, with Bibliography, a colour portrait of Loudon, a facsimile of Loudon’s Obituary of 1844, a List of Subscribers, and an Index compiled by Auriol Griffith-Jones.
Discover more here.