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Narrated Nativity papier-mâché

The Christmas atmosphere in the city of Sassi is known is magical. The shape of the old quarters, that develop as a dense cluster of houses and cottages over the other one o'clock, Matera make a big crib in the open painting in a fairytale way the Christmas season.

The events in Christmas time in the city of stones they are numerous and often linked to a religious reading of this time of year.

New this year is the Narrated Nativity papier-mâché. The Cultural Association "Ars Civitas” and the young artist Matera Francesca Cascione will take care of this representation which will take place from Saturday 1 December 2018 until Tuesday 8 January 2019. "The dawn of the faith”, It is the title of the first edition, to be held at the Church of Sant'Antonio Abate. The young artist, I treasured the teachings of the masters of Matera cartapestai, In fact, he collaborated on the Triumphal Chariot of 2013, implement well cinque scene with the only paper mache. The scenes will be the soul of the Church of Saint Anthony, in the heart of Sasso Barisano.

"The dawn of the Faith” He will narrate passages from the Bible in a context strongly ancient and mystical that what emerges from the beautiful church. So the sounds, the words, the scenes in papier mache will be the protagonists of the first nativity narrative artist Francesca Cascione, to capture visitors and make them a living’unique experience in a magnificent setting.


The representation will follow the following schedule:
• Morning: from 10:00 at 13:00
• Afternoon: from 15:00 at 21:00

Ticket costs

Fees and Reservations

The cost of the ticket will be as follows:
3,50 € full
2,50 € Reduced for residents materani
3,00 € Reduced over groups 20 participants
5,00 € Input + Tasting of local products
1,00 € Reduced for sensory disabled and under 8 accompanied by their parents
The entrance fee is inclusive of a tasting of typical products.

The restaurant "The Deck” does advance of event tickets, for all the information and ticket sales follow the links below.

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