Venice Unravelled

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01At Home20150112

01At Home20150112

Writer Polly Coles reads At Home, the first of her essays about some of the ways in which Venetians and others have adapted to live in 21st century Venice - one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Moving to Venice with her family for several years gave her a resident's view of a city she loves and despairs of in equal measure. Once the most cosmopolitan city in Europe, nowadays it seems little more than a stage set for the tourist industry. But Venice will always be more than the most idealized city in the world.

In this edition, Polly looks at what home and house mean to different types of Venetian residents in modern day Venice. From the aristocrat in her Palazzo to the stowaway Moldovan in a broom cupboard, she wonders if anyone can survive in Venice without the tourist dollar.

Written and performed by Polly Coles

Producer: Melanie Harris Sparklab Productions.

01At Home2015011220160808 (R3)

Writer Polly Coles reads At Home, the first of her essays about some of the ways in which Venetians and others have adapted to live in 21st-century Venice - one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Moving to Venice with her family for several years gave her a resident's view of a city she loves and despairs of in equal measure. Once the most cosmopolitan city in Europe, nowadays it seems little more than a stage-set for the tourist industry. But Venice will always be more than the most idealized city in the world.

In this essay, Polly looks at what home and house mean to different types of Venetian residents in modern day Venice. From the aristocrat in her Palazzo to the stowaway Moldovan in a broom cupboard, she wonders if anyone can survive in Venice without the tourist dollar.

Written and performed by Polly Coles

Producer: Melanie Harris Sparklab Productions.

01At Home2015011220160808 (R3)

Writer Polly Coles reads At Home, the first of her essays about some of the ways in which Venetians and others have adapted to live in 21st-century Venice - one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Moving to Venice with her family for several years gave her a resident's view of a city she loves and despairs of in equal measure. Once the most cosmopolitan city in Europe, nowadays it seems little more than a stage-set for the tourist industry. But Venice will always be more than the most idealized city in the world.

In this essay, Polly looks at what home and house mean to different types of Venetian residents in modern day Venice. From the aristocrat in her Palazzo to the stowaway Moldovan in a broom cupboard, she wonders if anyone can survive in Venice without the tourist dollar.

Written and performed by Polly Coles

Producer: Melanie Harris Sparklab Productions.

In this edition, Polly looks at what home and house mean to different types of Venetian residents in modern day Venice. From the aristocrat in her Palazzo to the stowaway Moldovan in a broom cupboard, she wonders if anyone can survive in Venice without the tourist dollar.

0220150113

022015011320160809 (R3)

Writer Polly Coles reads Tinseltown, the second of her essays about some of the ways in which Venetians and others have adapted to live in 21st-century Venice - one of the most acclaimed cities in the world. Moving to Venice with her family for several years gave her a resident's view of a city she loves and despairs of in equal measure. Once the most cosmopolitan city in Europe, nowadays it seems little more than a stage-set for the tourist industry. But Venice will always be more than the most idealized city in the world.

In this edition, Polly looks at the impact of celebrity on Venice, suggesting it's a familiar phenomenon for Venetians down the centuries.

Written and performed by Polly Coles

Producer: Melanie Harris Sparklab Productions.

02Tinseltown20150113

Writer Polly Coles reads Tinseltown, the second of her essays about some of the ways in which Venetians and others have adapted to live in 21st century Venice - one of the most acclaimed cities in the world. Moving to Venice with her family for several years gave her a resident's view of a city she loves and despairs of in equal measure. Once the most cosmopolitan city in Europe, nowadays it seems little more than a stage set for the tourist industry. But Venice will always be more than the most idealized city in the world.

In this edition, Polly looks at the impact of celebrity on Venice, suggesting it's a familiar phenomenon for Venetians down the centuries.

Written and performed by Polly Coles

Producer: Melanie Harris Sparklab Productions.

02Tinseltown2015011320160809 (R3)

Writer Polly Coles reads Tinseltown, the second of her essays about some of the ways in which Venetians and others have adapted to live in 21st century Venice - one of the most acclaimed cities in the world. Moving to Venice with her family for several years gave her a resident's view of a city she loves and despairs of in equal measure. Once the most cosmopolitan city in Europe, nowadays it seems little more than a stage set for the tourist industry. But Venice will always be more than the most idealized city in the world.

In this edition, Polly looks at the impact of celebrity on Venice, suggesting it's a familiar phenomenon for Venetians down the centuries.

Written and performed by Polly Coles

Producer: Melanie Harris Sparklab Productions.

03The Writing on the Wall20150114

03The Writing On The Wall2015011420160810 (R3)

Writer Polly Coles reads The Writing on the Wall, the third of her essays about some of the ways in which Venetians and others have adapted to live in 21st-century Venice - one of the most beautiful cities in the world. In tonight?s essay, Polly argues that the recent Biennale fashion of rigging up neon strips of random text around the city Venice is nothing new in city that has always been written upon - in every sense of the phrase.

Written and performed by Polly Coles

Producer: Melanie Harris Sparklab Productions.

03The Writing On The Wall20150114

Writer Polly Coles reads The Writing on the Wall, the third of her essays about some of the ways in which Venetians and others have adapted to live in 21st century Venice - one of the most beautiful cities in the world. In tonight's essay, Polly argues that the recent Biennale fashion of rigging up neon strips of random text around the city Venice is nothing new in city that has always been written upon - in every sense of the phrase.

Written and performed by Polly Coles

Producer: Melanie Harris Sparklab Productions.

03The Writing On The Wall2015011420160810 (R3)

Writer Polly Coles reads The Writing on the Wall, the third of her essays about some of the ways in which Venetians and others have adapted to live in 21st-century Venice - one of the most beautiful cities in the world. In tonight?s essay, Polly argues that the recent Biennale fashion of rigging up neon strips of random text around the city Venice is nothing new in city that has always been written upon - in every sense of the phrase.

Written and performed by Polly Coles

Producer: Melanie Harris Sparklab Productions.

04So Near to Venice20150115

04So Near To Venice2015011520160812 (R3)

Writer Polly Coles reads So Near to Venice, the last of her essays about some of the ways in which Venetians and others have adapted to live in 21st-century Venice. Moving to Venice with her family for several years gave her a resident's view of a city she loves and despairs of in equal measure. Once the most cosmopolitan city in Europe, nowadays it seems little more than a stage-set for the tourist industry. But Venice will always be more than the most idealized city in the world.

In this edition, Polly looks at the invisible residents of Venice who service the millions of tourists who descend on the city each year.

Written and performed by Polly Coles

Producer: Melanie Harris Sparklab Productions.

04So Near To Venice20150115

Writer Polly Coles reads So Near to Venice, the fourth of her essays about some of the ways in which Venetians and others have adapted to live in 21st century Venice. Moving to Venice with her family for several years gave her a resident's view of a city she loves and despairs of in equal measure. Once the most cosmopolitan city in Europe, nowadays it seems little more than a stage set for the tourist industry. But Venice will always be more than the most idealized city in the world.

In this edition, Polly looks at the invisible residents of Venice who service the millions of tourists who descend on the city each year.

Written and performed by Polly Coles

Producer: Melanie Harris Sparklab Productions.

04So Near To Venice2015011520160812 (R3)

Writer Polly Coles reads So Near to Venice, the last of her essays about some of the ways in which Venetians and others have adapted to live in 21st-century Venice. Moving to Venice with her family for several years gave her a resident's view of a city she loves and despairs of in equal measure. Once the most cosmopolitan city in Europe, nowadays it seems little more than a stage-set for the tourist industry. But Venice will always be more than the most idealized city in the world.

In this edition, Polly looks at the invisible residents of Venice who service the millions of tourists who descend on the city each year.

Written and performed by Polly Coles

Producer: Melanie Harris Sparklab Productions.

Writer Polly Coles reads So Near to Venice, the fourth of her essays about some of the ways in which Venetians and others have adapted to live in 21st century Venice. Moving to Venice with her family for several years gave her a resident's view of a city she loves and despairs of in equal measure. Once the most cosmopolitan city in Europe, nowadays it seems little more than a stage set for the tourist industry. But Venice will always be more than the most idealized city in the world.

05Water Level20150116

Writer Polly Coles reads Water Level, the last of her essays about some of the ways in which Venetians and others have adapted to live in 21st century Venice - one of the most beautiful cities in the world. In this edition, Polly explores the real Venice lived at water level by its boat-loving residents who row their sandolos and other craft far into the lagoon to escape the visitors.

Written and performed by Polly Coles

Producer: Melanie Harris Sparklab Productions.

05Water Level20150116

Writer Polly Coles reads Water Level, the last of her essays about some of the ways in which Venetians and others have adapted to live in 21st century Venice - one of the most beautiful cities in the world. In this edition, Polly explores the real Venice lived at water level by its boat-loving residents who row their sandolos and other craft far into the lagoon to escape the visitors.

Written and performed by Polly Coles

Producer: Melanie Harris Sparklab Productions.