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Small (and big) readers meet at the Movicentro di Bra: from the 21 to the 27 May 2018 there is the nineteenth edition of the "Children's Book Fair". The theme of this year, already anticipated in the vernissage of Ferdinando Scianna's exhibition set up at Palazzo Mathis, is that of the "Game" which will be protagonist in many variations, between the pages of the books, in the workshops, meetings with authors and characters and also in the new Ludoteca space set up on the first floor of the Piazza Caduti di Nassiriya structure and open every afternoon from 14,30 to 19,30. The exhibition area with over 11 thousand volumes, this year welcomes a new exhibitor, the Mondadori bookstore, which joins the historical partners Premiata Libreria Marconi and Il Crocicchio. The Show is open every day, from 9 to 20, with free admission. In the program there are 23 different laboratories to which they have already joined, as every year, many school groups and groups of Braidese and beyond.

On the first day of the event, Monday 21 May, the 15,30 is scheduled to coincide with the official inauguration followed by cutting the traditional cake, the proclamation of the winner of the "Beppe Manassero Award" awarded each year to a person distinguished in the training and education. During the ceremony, which will take part in the city authorities and the children and youths of the City Council of the boys, will perform the choir Amblimblè of the primary "Franco Gioetti". Tuesday's 22 May, on the other hand, offers a treasure hunt organized by the Braidese baby-counselors. Wednesday 23, in the afternoon, at the 15, there is the performance of the choir of the school of San Michele that precedes the delivery of the National Literary Prize "Giovanni Arpino", a regular appointment with the authors of children's books. In the evening, from the 20,30 will be held at the Polyfunctional Arpino the year-end essay of the students of the Media "Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa". Thursday 24, in addition to browsing the stands and participating in the workshops scheduled as on other days, you can attend, at the 17,30, the family show "Ridarelli treatment".

Friday 25, at the 16,30, will be held the show of children from the Collodi kindergarten (to the Multifunctional), while at the 17,30, in the library there is the conference "Let's meet ... reading" with the psychologist Alessandra Fontana. Intense Saturday 26 program May: at 10, young readers will compete in the reading contest aloud, proposed this year in its first edition. At the same time, at the Giardini della Rocca, "Books that speak" returns with stories told in first person by the direct protagonists. At 10,30, appointment with Bibliobebè (by reservation, in the Library) with animated readings for children from 9 to 36 months. From 15, then, Daniela Febino will accompany children and adults on a literary walk inspired by the "Musicians of Bremen" (starting from the library). Also at the 15 there will be the awarding of the winners of the reading contest aloud. From 16 to 22, in collaboration with the Order of the Rock, board games and videogames for everyone, in the library. Sunday 27 May, coinciding with the "World Day of the Game" is scheduled the nationalRaduno of Ludobus that will propose many games of yesterday and today to be experimented together, from 10 to 20. At 10.30 there is a second appointment with Bibliobebè.
Gigliola Alvisi, winner of the "Gigante delle Langhe" Prize (Monday at 10,30) will be among the authors for young people present at Bra, while Wednesday 23, at 10,30, at Politeama Boglione di Bra, will present the volume of Braidese Daniela Gazzano "The magical stories of the enchanted clearing" written with over 100 thousand beats of eyelashes.

Throughout the week, the Palazzo Traversa, Craveri and Toy Museum museums can be visited free of charge, between 9,30 and 13 and between 14,30 and 18. In addition to the photographic exhibition "In gioco" at Palazzo Mathis, at the Movicentro, by the students of the Mucci Technical Institute, the exhibition "Graphic" will be set next to which will also find space "The exhibition of writers" proposed by the Museum of mechanical writing of Bra with the association Amici dei Musei. On the streets of the city will circulate a folk train very popular with young visitors. The complete program and details on the themed workshops are available on the website www.turismoinbra.it. More info at 0172430185 o turismo@comune.bra.cn.it (it's at)

Info: City of Bra - Culture, tourism and events office
tel. 0172.430185 - turismo@comune.bra.cn.it