Experiments in news and arts with Jude Cowan Montague. This week: Passaggiatina 2019. The annual art residency in the Apennines reports back on creativity and cultural interaction of this summer. With Chris Simpson, Lisa McKendrick, Riitta Hakkarainen and other artists. This year the theme of the goddess Mefiti became an unofficial theme, the ancient pagan worship of the mountains of Southern Italy and the vulcanesque deity of nearby Pompeii. A highlight of this year was a trip to Canneto to the shrine of the Black Madonna to the source of the River Melfa, named after the forgotten goddess. For more information see thenewsagents.blogspot.co.uk.