From Portugal to Italy: There are "Words against the Flames" that devastated the two countries in the summer of 2017

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Livraria Lello welcomes solidarity initiative that unites Portugal and Italy on June 16, Saturday, at 15:30. Rui Spranger is the voice chosen by Livraria Lello to join the dozens of initiatives spread by the two European countries seriously affected by the fires of 2017.

Porto, Turin, Susa Valley and Pedrogão Grande will be heard by the voices of national and local actors to sing the work of Jean Giono "The Man Who Planted Trees".

19 bookshops, a library and two municipalities join together in an initiative between Italy and Portugal so as not to forget the victims and the forest destruction caused by the fires of Pedrogão Grande and Vale de Susa in Turin last year, between the months of June and November. The reading of this text happens simultaneously in all the spaces adherent and in the language of each country at 15:30 (Portuguese time).

The tragedy of Pedrógão Grande, which on June 17, 2017 resulted in 66 deaths, 254 injured, 500 homes and 48 companies destroyed, in addition to the destruction of 53,000 hectares of forest, including its fauna, left in shock Portugal and the whole world. This action does not want to see forgotten one of the most devastating tragedies that happened in Portuguese territory.

The next day, on June 17, there is a reading of the same work by actors and volunteers in the parish of Pedrogão Grande, at 15:30.
This initiative is produced by the Theater Assembly in Turin and by the Apuro - Cultural Association and Philanthropy and the adherent spaces can be consulted here.
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