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Spread The Love Festival
The first edition of the review dedicated to love will be held Saturday, July 5 at The Student Hotel. Starring the web stars Charlie Moon and Cristiano Cervigni who will dialogue with AGEDO and Florence Queer Festival . The drag show of the Roman duo Karma B will close
On the occasion of the sponsorship of the Tuscany Pride by the Municipality of Florence, The Student Hotel Florence launches the "Spread The Love Festival". Appointment Saturday, July 5 starting at 18.30 with the rainbow colored spin-off of Bed Talks - the famous format inspired by the "bed-in" by Yoko Ono and John Lennon - which will see some of the associations of the area confronting the most beloved characters of the web and not only (free admission). The event is organized in collaboration with FOOO - Florence Out Of Ordinary .
An evening with so many protagonists and a rich program: Charlie Moon , youtuber and aspiring director, will compete with the Florence Queer Festival about the representation of the LGBTQAI + community in cinema, on TV and in the entertainment industry; Cristiano Cervigni, better known on the web with the stage name of issima91 , will talk about coming out and family with Daniela Spizzichino of AGEDO Toscana (Association of Homosexual Parents). The drag duo Karma B - returning from the television experience of " All Together Now " with Michelle Hunziker on the Mediaset networks - the task of closing the evening with a talk dedicated to the secrets of becoming a drag queen followed by a live show. A live Facebook interview with Bruno Casini , historical artistic director of the Florence Queer Festival and author of the book “ Sex and the World. Gay and Rock'n'Roll trips ", in addition to the presentation of the " Why Pride Still Matters " insert of the English-language newspaper The Florentine which devotes eight pages to queer themes and stories.
" The Spread the Love Festival is born as a game but we really believe in it: we will use colors, music and laughter to dig deeper, face difficult issues in the light of day, raise awareness with the smile of those who have been able to fight and every day strive for make this city, this country, this world a more open place for everyone "says Michelle Davis , connector at The Student Hotel and creator of the exhibition with Vincenzo D'Angelo , who adds " This first edition is born from the need to give a new voice to the LGBTQIA + Florentine community, an experiment that will perhaps lead to other projects, we'll see. "
The official hashtag is #SpreadTheLoveFestival
Spread The Love Festival
Graduated in History of Theater, since 2008 Silvia Madre Ubu Minelli is the organizational director of the Florence Queer Festival. He has been collaborating since 2004 with the Ireos association for the organization of events. Creator of Queer Aboard at the Viper Theater (2009-2012) and In the Mood for Queer, (summer 2011). She has been working for Firenze Pubblicità since 2004, a leading company in the field of communication and event promotions, publisher of Informacittà Toscana 24h. In 2016 he becomes a partner.
Daniela Spizzichino, 54 years old, three children, some years Agedo volunteer and from 2017 referent of the listening point Firenze of Agedo Toscana. The site of the listening point is at exFila, via Casini 11, the second and fourth Tuesday of each month is open; the seat was granted to us by Arci and we have the patronage of the municipality of Florence.
Cristiano Cervigni aka Issima91
Cristiano Cervigni, aka issima91, has been entertaining and creating content for his audience on his YT channel for 6 years. Its strong point? He does not pretend to be what he is not. Its success is born thanks to its transparency and spontaneity.
Elena Valecce aka Charlie Moon
Charlie Moon lands on youtube in 2014 originally as a successful gamer but on April 5, 2018 he decides to come out in the video The courage to be themselves - COMING OUT .
Today, at 21, Charlie uses his social media channels to tell his life and convey a very important message: the courage to be yourself! Charlie has recently launched a crowd-funding campaign on produzionidalbasso.com to finance "Dicono di noi", a short film based on his debut novel, a story of research and acceptance of his own identity. Small adults looking for themselves to find their place in the world.
The drag queen couple Karma B has been on the scene for over 20 years. Already protagonists of Michelle Hunziker's TV program All Together Now broadcast on Channel 5, on the occasion of the gay pride in Rome, together with the historic concept, Muccassassina published the hymn "Adios Salvini".
He lives in Florence. He has always been involved in communication and cultural promotion. A graduate in film history with Pio Baldelli, he was in the 1980s one of the founders of Westuff magazine and for over ten years he directed - again in the Tuscan capital - the Independent Music Meeting, the first Italian review of independent labels. First manager of Litfiba, he published On the road with Litfiba. Rock chronicles from the Eighties (ZONA, 2009), the book that anticipated the band's reunion, in the thirtieth anniversary of the birth. Among the founders of Banana Moon, the historic Florentine freak rock club, he dedicated the book of the same name to the experience (ZONA, 2008). He also published Felici & Maledetti. What happened to Baby Jane? Eighties fashion and clubbing in Florence (ZONA, 2011); 1975: trip to Afghanistan (Catcher, 2006); Sex and the world. Gay and rock'n roll trips and edited Tondelli and music (Baldini & Castoldi, 1994) and Frequencies Fiorentine (Arcanapop, 2003).
Maria Paternostro (journalist, singer, musician, performer) has sung them all from neopunk to progressive, from rock to erotic wave. Among the jewels, the realization of the show "Queen Kelly" in which the homonymous film by Erich von Stroheim with musician Carlo Gardenti and the smash "Bancomat singer" engraved with his band ScandaloSoBrio, ventured into music. .
Spread The Love Festival
18:30 - 19:00 TALK # 1: "The LGBTQI + community in the entertainment industry"
Charlie Moon and Florence Queer Festival
Is the LGBTQI + community really represented in cinema, music, TV and other forms of entertainment? Charlie Moon, youtuber and aspiring director, and representatives of the Florence Queer Festival, one of the largest queer thematic festivals in Italy, talk about it.
19:10 - 19:40 TALK # 2: "Coming Out & Family"
Cristiano Cervigni and Daniela Spizzichino (AGEDO)
Coming out is a very important step in the life of every member of the LGBTQI + community, but it can also become a source of stress and discomfort. Cristiano Cervigni, youtuber, and Daniela Spizzichino, AGEDO Firenze, address the topic from the point of view of children and parents.
7:45 pm - 7:55 pm Presentation of The Florentine insert “Why Pride Still Matters”
with Helen Farrel (editor in chief of The Florentine) and Vincenzo D'Angelo (guest editor of the post)
50 years after the Stonewall movements that gave rise to modern LGBTQI + activism, the English language magazine The Florentine dedicates an eight-page insert dedicated to the community. Talking about this is Helen Farrel, Editor-in-Chief of The Florentine, and Vincenzo D'Angelo, contributor and Guest Editor of the insert.
20:10 - 20:30 TALK # 3: "We're all Born Naked and The Rest is DRAG!"
Karma B with Vincenzo D'Angelo, Cristiano Cervigni and Charlie Moon
Thanks to RuPaul's Drag Race, drag art has been released in pop culture for the general public. But how is the situation in Italy? The Karma B talk about it, confronting guests and the public.
20.30 - 21.30 Florence Queer: Maria Paternostro interview with Bruno Casini
In the spaces of the fOOO webradio there will be the live facebook of the interview with Bruno Casini, well-known Florentine journalist, writer, valuable cultural operator, great music expert, profound connoisseur and passionate divulger of the different and multiple expressions and artistic contaminations developed by the end from the 1970s onwards, the first manager of Litfiba and one of the founders of the Florence Queer Festival.
20:30 - 21:00 Spread The Love!
Write your thoughts on Spread The Love Cards and hang them on the wall. To spread a message of love and pride.
21:10 - 21:40 Karma B Live Show
A special drag show signed KARMA B to celebrate the first edition of Spread The Love Festival.
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