Poetry Festival 2023
Such an intimate and creative proposal could only be born in Sitges. The Poetry Festival is a unique artistic proposal, both in concept and in execution. During a weekend, six poets are invited to the villa and become the protagonists of an original tribute, which focuses on their work, but also on their person.
PROGRAM OF THE 16TH POETRY FESTIVAL IN SITGES
Friday June 30
6 pm | Reception of the poets
The Festival will begin with the maximum expression of Sitgetan joy and personality: the poets will be received in the Eduard Maristany square (station square) by authorities, heiresses, heirs and everyone who wants to meet. Parade to the beat of the Banda Suburband del Retiro and stop under the balconies, from where they will greet the actress Mercè Sampietro and the writer and actress Estel Solé, as well as the neighboring balcony people Ton Ferret, Neus Gutiérrez and Marta Collado, Pau Plana, Carla Casalots Nia. Arriving at the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, a rain of Fiesta Books, led by Vinyet Panyella. Dance tasting with the dance group of the Casino Prado.
9 pm | Dinner for poets, companions and artists in the cloister of the Palau de Maricel
10:30 p.m. | Recital of poetic friendship between generations
The Racó de la Calma will be the setting in which four young poets will dedicate their verses to the six guest poets. Clara Ballart, Andrea Ambatlle, Jeroni Mas Fiol and Marta Serra will be accompanied by the singer Meritxell Gené, a close friend of poetry, and the musician and inventor of instruments Pep "Pepino" Pascual. The contribution of the students of Linguistic Normalization will not be lacking: warmth in various languages.
Saturday July 1
11 a.m. | chosen pleasures
Sailing trip, thanks to the support of the Club Nàutic Sitges; Guided visit to Cau Ferrat and massage at the hands of the physiotherapist and artist from “Les veïnes”, Anna Mataró.
1 pm | backstage drawings
Prado Theater stage. A group of boys and girls will offer the poets a personal gift created from their verses.
1:30 p.m. | Family photo and Apocadixie
Poets, companions, patrons and volunteers of the Fiesta will meet in front of the door of the Casino Prado to take the traditional family photo. Next, the catchy rhythms of Apocadixie will lead the whole group to the El Retiro Recreational Society.
2 p.m. | Poets' lunch *
Lunch in the Assembly Hall of the Retiro.
7 pm | Captura d'Ànimes
An intimate show dedicated to poets with the voices, gestures, music and touches of humor of the members of the La Tija company from Sitges, led by Josep Milan. Mercat Vell.
8:30 p.m. | Dinner for poets, accompanists and artists in the courtyard of the Palau del Rei Moro, hosted by the Popular Dance Association.
10:30 p.m. | Closing Recital
The Retiro gardens will experience the climax of the 16th Fiesta. Antoni, Blanca Luz, Josep Lluís, Joan, Eva and Carles will recite their poems, with the performance of Mercè Martínez, accompanied by the pianist Marc Garcia, who will interpret the favorite songs of each poet.
Sunday July 2
11 a.m. | Visit to the poetic showcases
Six shops in the center of Sitges will show, throughout the weekend, six plastic works made by the artists of the Núria Corretgé Workshop, inspired by a poem by each of the six poets. Start of the route: Can Gassó, in Cap de la Vila. The musicians from Sitges Ramon Berjaga (tuba) and Roger Pascual (clarinet) will musically illustrate each showcase.
12:30 p.m. | poets at home
This year, the hostess who will open the doors of her house will be Tea Hill from Sitges, who calls the farewell party in one of the most seafaring corners of the town, Calle de la Carreta.
*All events are free to enter except the Poets' Lunch at the Retreat, for which you must purchase a ticket at the entity's secretariat, at a price of €25 and €20 for Retreat members (until Wednesday June 28).
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