Today is carnival day in Milan: Sabato Grasso. It comes later than all the other carnival celebrations, and this year Milan was blessed with a 20°C sunny day which gave the tourists a good excuse to get out their shorts and sandals.
As carnival week also coincides this year with a fashion week, Milano Moda Donna, the streets were crowded, especially outside one of the strangest catwalk shows Milan has seen this week. The producers of the musical Priscilla capitalised on the big crowds to give Oscar-winning designer Lizzy Gardiner’s costumes an airing outside the walls of the theatre. The crowds loved it…
Priscilla, La Regina del Deserto: Priscilla Palace -Teatro Ciak, Milan
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano’) about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman’s Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia’ column for Dancing Times magazine.