The charming setting of Castel Sismondo this year is hosting the exhibition
J. R. RTolkien, between comics and cartoons
An exhibition that brings to Rimini the fantasy world born from the imagination of the English writer…

J. R. R. Tolkien between comics and cartoon” is the first exhibition in Italy which tells how the life and works of the author Lord of the Rings e what Hobbit, abbiano nel tempo contagiato anche il mondo dei fumetti e quello dei cartoon. Il visitatore potrà così scoprire cosa possa accomunare il professore di Oxford a fumetti come Topolino, Zagor, Dylan Dog, Nathan Never e Avengers o cartoon come i Simpson, Rat-Man o i Griffini solo per citarne alcuni. Un viaggio fatto di riferimenti, ma anche citazioni memorabili, o parodie come quella di Leo Ortolani oppure Zannablu. E ancora scoprire come il professor Tolkien sia addirittura entrato nelle storie da protagonista o comparsa. L’esposizione, inoltre, presenta i celebri fumetti realizzati da Luis Bermejo o David Wenzel, ma anche quelli pubblicati negli anni ’80 in Bulgaria, e poi in Giappone, Islanda, Belgio e Olanda. La mostra, promossa in collaborazione con la Tolkieniano Collection e l’Associazione Collezionisti Tolkieniani Italiani, vedrà anche visite e incontri coordinati dall’autore e collezionista Oronzo Cilli.





For centuries, the dragons are fantastic creatures par excellence, a symbol of power that led to the legend.

That dragon, fearsome fire-breathing animal, is a constant presence in Italy and Europe. Part of a study on this ancient tradition in our country is almost entirely forgotten, the exhibition by Davide Frisoni aka Fiber Art, which through an iconographic research staff, brings to public attention the Italian Draghi.

Memories are lost in time, legends from the boundaries are not well defined, back to life in 21 new works that retrace the footsteps, not dragons any but the well-documented cases (including the over one hundred hypothesized in Italy), of which survive abundant evidence in the environment, in place names, art, traditions and collective imagination, whose stories have been passed down orally and in rare cases in the written form, where the remains and bones attributed to them and stored in several Italian cities still tell of their passage.

The search for David starts from Rimini, home to one of the most beautiful legends of the Dragon of Belvedere, which some bones were visible in a small country church, building died in the bombing of '44 and, with it, too the remains attributed to the monster.

But the history of our country is full of knights, captains of fortune and Saints who have hunted, killed or silenced these creatures ancient and maestosema, attention, today the dragons are back and are "alive" than ever, thanks to the great success of fantasy fiction, film, video game, but if you really want to meet them, discover their origins, look at them straight in the eye you'll have to reach the magnificent Castel Sismondo in Rimini, because it is within these walls that have found a safe hiding place and only here they will show to those who have the courage to call them by name.


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Assassin's Creed: The Videogame between literary fiction and historical reconstruction

Una cospirazione vecchia quanto la Storia, dove la linea tra il bene e il male non è sempre chiara. Assassin’s Creed, la serie firmata da Ubisoft e acclamata in tutto il mondo, porta alla luce protagonisti audaci e anticonvenzionali e ambientazioni virtuali estremamente realistiche e convincenti. Assassin’s Creed scava a fondo nella Storia e ci restituisce l’immagine più vera delle epoche passate, frutto di un’accurata ed coerente ricostruzione dell’architettura e del paesaggio, ma anche del linguaggio e delle usanze sociali e antropologiche del nostro passato.
Through a series of discussions on the settings, the legends and the protagonists of our own history, appearing faithfully reproduced within the various chapters of the series, the exhibition presents itself as a guide to the endless and ever-changing world of Assassin's Creed, dragging the visitors in 'universe of the series, discovering developments, the background and the historical references, in a thematic path between historical reality and fiction.







travel stories and hopes, and migrant fishermen

Comics are one of the most fascinating ways to travel by standing firm. And the water, errant material par excellence, departure, route and point of arrival, is one of the elements which have been told by the speakers clouds. The beach as relaxation and as a destination, navigating on the oceanic expanses, or the mysteries of the deep ocean, the sea has inspired generations of cartoonists. From the most famous sailor of the comic world, Corto Maltese, the forbidden port of Teresa Radice and Stefano Turconi, the exhibition offers an exciting navigation in the history of the ninth art.

The exhibition has the honor to present inside the traveling exhibition "On the same boat; the world of comics meets peoples fleeing "created a cultural association" Fumettomania Factory "with the intent to focus attention on the dramatic events related to migration, in particular those involving the territory of Lampedusa.
The initiative is designed after the tragic events of October 3, 2013 in which more than 360 survivors lost their lives off the coast of Lampedusa.

Cartoon Club and Fumettomania Factory believe in the expressive potential of comics in the service of a just cause, and hopes to contribute with this event to raise awareness about the issue of migration and fleeing people.



The Simpsons in mostra

Galli Theater – July 17 to 23


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