Francesca Mazzotta
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Art, fairy tales and commitment. Learning while having fun

Discover the beauties of ancient art and reveal them to children. This is the unique value proposition of Unveiled Masterpieces, an adventurous journey through marble sculptures, paintings of lights and shadows and imposing architectures. Children and families will have the opportunity to discover the permanent collection of the NationalGalleries of Ancient Art in Palazzo Barberini. The program, organized by the cultural associations Zebrart and Senza Titolo, alongside the Museum’s Education and Research Department, offers children between the ages of 5 and 12 the opportunity to participate in animated visits and educational workshops.

The visit is structured as a traveling journey and the proposed activities are designed to encourageactive participation. In fact, children can enjoy remodellingfamous portraits, noble crests and still lifes, thanks to workshops, sensory and performative experiences. All the elaborations realized will then be collected in a personalised infographic “map” that will remain as a reminder of the experience.

Available every Sunday until March 31st, except the first of each month, at 11.30. For information and reservation costs:

The children’s show “Gli orologi di Mastrotempo” (lit. The Watchmaker’s Timepieces) will be staged on Saturday, March 30th at 4pm in RomaTeatri. The show is based on the book “La tenda magica di zia Jolinda” (lit. Aunt Jolinda’s Magic Tent), adapted for the stage by the theater company Bolle Spaziali in collaboration with the Tenda MagicaTour. A magic tent, deeplyhidden in the garden, will transportIma and Vic, Aunt Jolinda’s nephews, into five fantastic kingdoms. The watchmaker fled to oneof these kingdoms, and the two children, with the help of the brave Leo, will have to find him and convince him to return.

Set in the distant lands of the Sultan, this is a fairytale with an exotic flavor that invites us to reflect on the value of time.

Gli orologi di Mastrotempo, Saturday, Marth 30th at 4pm, RomaTeatri, Via Gina Mazza 15 (Ponte Mammolo), Rome. For information, costs and reservations, refer to the organization’s Facebook page.

Likewise, the puppet show adaption of “The Wizard of Oz” will be playing until March 31st, at the Teatro San Carlino in Villa Borghese, set twenty years after Dorothy’s departure from the Kingdom of Oz. The Wicked Witch of the West, who was thought to have been defeated by a bucket of water, has come back to life, and is looking for children to turn into an army of servants. To capture them, however, she needs the help of the Wizard of Oz, who will devise a strange Game of the Gooseto imprison the children. Dorothy, having learned of the two’swicked plans, follows Oz’s travels through various cities, and at the Teatro San Carlino she decides to interrupt the umpteenth game, playing a game to save all the missing children.

For information, costs and reservations visit the Theater’s website.

Extra: from March 29th to March 31st “Unicef ​​Generation” will be in Rome. Three days to celebrate children’s rights in Piazza del Popolo. In fact, this year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, approved by the UN General Assembly on November 20th, 1989. To turn the spotlight on the rights and the future of children (and therefore of ourselves), Unicef ​​Italia is organizing an event that, from Friday afternoon until 1pm on Sunday, will see representatives of institutions, opinion leaders and journalists alternate with personalities from the world of culture, politics, entertainment and sports. In addition to debates, round table talks and book launches, there will also be film screenings, creative workshops and play areas reserved for children. Participation is free.

For more information, visit the Unicef ​​Italia website.


Francesca Mazzotta

Con una Laurea in Scienze Politiche, un Master in Business Administration e una carriera in ambito Finance e Insurance, Francesca Mazzotta ha una doppia vita. Fanatica di giochi da tavolo (il marito è autore di boardgame e cardgame, che testano assieme ai molti amici gamer), giochi di ruolo, videogiochi, libri per bambini, fumetti, film e cartoni animati, serie TV e più in generale tutto quello che riguarda la cosiddetta cultura POP, dopo il lavoro e le due figlie, le notti sono dedicate ai suoi mondi fantastici, persa in avventure terribili e meravigliose in luoghi lontani nel tempo e nello spazio. Dopo aver gestito per anni l'organizzazione della ludoteca GiocaRoma, ha scritto per e E’ fermamente convinta che il segreto di una vita felice stia nella capacità di conciliare il proprio percorso di crescita personale con la cura e la costante attenzione all'ascolto del proprio bambino interiore.


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