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[sm]art Festival 21 Program

We bring to you our first digital edition of a two-day Festival 20-21 Feb 2021 hosted in Spoleto, Italy, city of art and culture pre-dating Rome. Co-creating and dreaming with fellow artists and creatives from around the world, especially curated for anyone to tune in with live-streaming

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Program Schedule

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Program Schedule!


Morning Sessions
DAY01 | 20 Feb

DAY01 | 20 Feb | Sat schedule

Morning Sessions

Victor Pereira

Sat 20 Feb | 10:00 - 10:30 (GMT+01:00 Rome)

Opening Keynotes with Vitor Pereira

Travelling around the world in a digital way, we need to restart something that is in our human nature: the arts, the culture, the social, the travel, the discovery, the dreaming.

Sat 20 Feb | 10:30 - 11:00 (GMT+01:00 Rome)

Dancing into [sm]art Festival 21 with Riccardo Meneghini

The life of a professional dancer during the pandemic, in dialog with Riccardo Meneghini. 


Riccardo Meneghini, (sm)art curator for dance is inviting us to dance towards the (sm)art festival 21 following a few steps, a few ideas that can put some attention and some inspiration in moving ...

Riccardo Meneghini
Adi Atassi

Sat 20 Feb | 11:15 - 12:00 (GMT+01:00 Rome)

"Vivaldi in Love" with Adi Atassi

Adaption of "Mozart in Love" we bring to you Vivaldi in Love a poetic and artistic interpretation by Adi Atassi.  While we are engaged by musical notes, maestro Adi begins to register his feeling of the musical reverberations into an artistic display, through colours and drawings.

Afternoon Sessions

Afternoon Sessions

Sat 20 Feb | 13:00 - 13:30 (GMT+01:00 Rome)

Bona Dea with Sandy Marie Humby

Connecting with the whispered messages of Bona Dea with Sandy Humby. Bona Dea, the Good Goddess holds a key to this calling to true Homecoming, to revealing and empowering the authentic voice and expression of the Feminine essence. Just as SHE called the women in Ancient Rome, over 2000 years ago, HER voice and invitation to connect with the Sacred dance within, is as true today as then… and is calling once more to be heard. 

Sandy Marie Humby
Graham Hofmann

Sat 20 Feb | 13:30 - 14:00 (GMT+01:00 Rome)

"Lorenzo's vest" with Graham Hofmann

On his very first trip to Italy, Graham comes back to the UK with more than just any ordinary souvenir; he returns having bought a house. With nothing more than phrase book Italian, excited and uncertain of what he’s done, it’s the biggest gamble of his life. Lorenzo’s Vest offers an entertaining understanding of Italy and Italians as observed through the eyes of a straniero.

Juliette Geissler

Sat 20 Feb | 15:00 - 15:30 (GMT+01:00 Rome)

"You were once forgotten" with Juliette Geissler

Juliette works with colours, words, lines and emotions. Her main themes are her relationship to herself as well as to others, the search for a space between two people in which they can share safely and ultimately connect with one another, as well as rewriting and rearranging past narratives.

Sat 20 Feb | 14:00 - 14:30 (GMT+01:00 Rome)

"Living your Dreamwith Ingrid Christensen

The Live Your DreamLife Today Interview Series began on the 10th June 2020 in response to a growing desire in our communities to become independent from traditional income streams. With more people desiring a greater balance in their lives and even more control over their futures, Ingrid saw a gap in the knowledge field as to how to make it happen.

Ingrid Christensen

Sat 20 Feb | 15:30 - 16:00 (GMT+01:00 Rome)

"What Children Rememberwith Tasha Hunter

Tasha's story validates the emotional pillars of faith and forgiveness in one's lifelong recovery. This true story is a modern-day fairy tale which movingly describes one seeker's quest to overcome the Goliaths in her life in order to find her true purpose.

Go to Tasha's Festival Run-Up
Teresa Albor

Sat 20 Feb | 16:00 - 16:30 (GMT+01:00 Rome)

"Against Wisdom" with Teresa Albor

"As we age we are said to be 'wise', which can be a way of telling us to 'be quiet and stay calm' -- I prefer to stay angry and take up space"  Teresa Albor (Multidisciplinary Artist)

Evening Sessions

Evening Sessions

Sat 20 Feb | 18:00 - 18:45 (GMT+01:00 Rome)

"Dreamweavewith Karin F Giusti

Public art with a deep reflective sensibility, 'weaving together the cities of the world' we will be visiting the studio of Karin F Giusti 

Karin F Giusti
Go to Dead Frog's Festival Run-Up!

Sat 20 Feb | 19:00 - 19:30 (GMT+01:00 Rome)

DEAD FROGS with Ina Nico and Francesco Di Loreto

"Dead Frogs is a project by Ina Nico and Francesco di Loreto and one of the coolest new experimental music duo ensembles in town!"

Sat 20 Feb | 20:00 - 20:45 (GMT+01:00 Rome)

"Bedroom Lockdown Poetrywith Sam J. Grudgings

Flustered, inimitably poignant, and profound poet Sam J Grudgings at (sm)art festival 21. Renowned for his frenetic delivery and whirlwind stage presence, Sam is engaging us into lockdown poetry from his bedroom in Bristol, experimenting with 1920 silent films background projection.


Brace yourself, with Sam performing his latest work "Redeemer" and debut at (sm)art festival!

Sam J. Grudginggs
Gavin Irvine (Film Director)

Sat 20 Feb | 21:00 - 22:00 (GMT+01:00 Rome)

Gavin Irvine (Film Director)

Get ready for the screening of award-winning director's hilarious comedy, Daddy's Note with Gavin Irvine and cast: Sebastian Lister, Ady Lloyd, Bianca Drakes and Verity Firth.

Gavin Irvine Film

Daddy's Note Poster

Photo Credit: Sebastian James Lister

DAY02 | 21 Feb
Morning Sessions

DAY02 | 21 Feb | Sun schedule

Morning Sessions

Rosie McGurran
Ado Atassi

Sun 21 Feb | 10:00 - 10:45 (GMT+01:00 Rome)

Keynote Dialog between Rosie McGurran and Adi Atassi 

Travelling to Belfast and Nicosia, Rosie and Adi will be reflecting on key moments in their lives as aspiring artists, sharing what helped them on their way to become recognised artists with their work exhibited at home and abroad.

Sun 21 Feb | 10:45 - 11:30 (GMT+01:00 Rome)

"Gospel Musicwith Elina Lenga

"Singing is her talent... more so gospel music... Given the opportunity to perform, Elina Lenga says she becomes unstoppable to inspire and comfort people to the community and the world at large... at the same time she is looking to use her talent to meet her daily life needs." Weenee  Madnjay

Elina Lenga
Afternoon Sessions

Afternoon Sessions

Sun 21 Feb | 12:00 - 12:30 (GMT+01:00 Rome)


"The Code Of Them All" with Mellisa Felix

The Code of Them All. Mellisa Felix is a novelist in the process of querying her Young Adult Fiction novel, The Code of Them All — told in competing storylines by Vera (the descendent of healers), her best friend, Will, and an omniscient narrator (a historiographer), and set in the era of “Fake News.” Will steals Vera’s family’s ancient Code book, and a hex falls on him and the town of Beacon’s Reach, NC. In order to un-hex Will, and to save the town that has hated her family for generations, Vera and Will travel to the future, to Stonebridge Academy, a school of history and the arts, where they learn how to study history and the stories of the actual people who lived it. Their mission? To travel to three historical periods: (South Carolina, 1863; Sobibor Camp, Poland, 1943; and Washington DC, 1954) to fight for the marginalized victims in history. Told so the reader must ask WWYD (What Would You Do?) and via excerpts from the Code book, poetry, and dropped clues — think Danielewski’s House of Leaves for young readers — this novel tackles mainstream beliefs, starting with the history that unites us all. 

Sun 21 Feb | 12:30 - 13:00 (GMT+01:00 Rome)

"Amir's Blue Elephantwith