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The Big Gay Puglia Events List


From the north of the region to the very tip of the heel, our contributors live, eat and breathe Puglia. Our region, our home. That’s why we see it in 360°.

 Events in Puglia

All over our region culinary, cultural and a variety of other events take place, all year round. We keep our ear to the ground and experience as many as we can. We see Puglia in 360°.

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Wave Fest | Masseria Urban Lecce

A new urban festival for 2020.

The location is Masseria Wave - a space inspired by the land and landscape of Puglia with influences taken from current cultural trends in global and urban landscapes.

WAVE FEST connects the city and the countryside blending and sharing the language and dialects of our region as found in the arts, la terra and culinary traditions.

Every Thursday from 9 - 30 July.

▷ July 9
DJ Set Francesco Frank Lucignolo Luceri
Collective: PICNIC by Enrica Ciurli, SANTI LAICI by Emiliano Picciolo | BONACCIA by Francesco Sambati | LA BEAUTÉ DES FEMMES by Frank Lucignolo and the SalentoDeathValley project.
Installation NO SIGNAL TV by Luisa Carlà

▷ July 16
RAINBOW WAVE - Salento Rainbow Film Fest
(The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia are proud to be official sponsors of the 2020 film festival)
Screenings | The Beauty of Reverso by M. Brent Adam (Germany, 2018, 10’) | Kiko’s Saints
by Manuel Marmier (Brazil, 2019, 26 ’) | Inside - Inside the Queer by The Chinese box
DJ Set Silvia Garzia
Photographic exhibition "Queer è ora" curated by Alessia Rollo, by Transparent & SRFF

▷ July 23
SEEYOUWAVE - Seeyousound Lecce
Short films: To be free (USA, 2016) by Adepero Oduye | Mixtape (Finland, 2016) by Teemu Äke | Richard Twice (USA, 2016) by Matthew Salton | Ringo (Spain, 2016) by Adrià Pagès Molina
DJ Set Marco Erroi
Presentation: Nina a video by Protopapa
Live painting by Stefano Bergamo BeSt

▷ July 30th
WE ARE ALL GOOD - Cultural Wave
Performance Suite 804 with Simone Franco
Live Performing Women, Art and Hammer by ZeroMeccanico Teatro
Zero photographic exhibition curated by Carlo Romano
EcoMostre curated by Esterno Notte
✦ Culinary delicacies by the international chef of La Restuccia - Masseria Urban, Gabriele Quarta.
✦ Opening at 18.30
✦ Performance starts at 8pm
✦ Free admission on reservation
✦ Limited places

Masseria Urban | Contrada Monte s.n.c | Lequile (LECCE)

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Festival della Valle d'Itria | Martina Franca

The 46th Festival della Valle d'Itria takes place in Martina Franca from the 14th July to the 2nd August. In total nineteen shows will be performed outdoors beneath a starry Puglian sky.

The 2020 programme centres on the myth of Ariadne.

Two Richard Strauss operas will be staged in the Atrium of the Palazzo Ducale, in a new rhythmic Italian version by Quirino Principe.

On the 14, 22, 25 July and 1 August Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (1917 edition) conducted by Michele Spotti and directed by Davide Gasparro will be staged as also three pieces by Stefano Massini.

Ariadne auf Naxos (1912 version) conducted by Fabio Luisi, directed by Walter Pagliaro and Carmela Remigio, with Pietro Pretti and Jessica Pratt in the lead roles, will be performed on the 21, 24, 26 July and 2 August.

Various recitals and concerts take place in and around the town and will feature Luca Salsi and Francesco Meli, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Xabier Anduaga, Sara Mingardo, Veronica Simeoni, and several others performers of the Italian belcanto tradition.

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"We are in Puglia."

~ Dustin Lance Black