Your Thursday forecast: best events in Florence

Your Thursday forecast: best events in Florence

Thu 08 Oct 2020 8:17 AM


October 9-18


AKOI 1, 2018 Supercatastrofe



A rich program of workshops, performances, listening sessions and screenings on the topic of sustainability and the building of the society of the future comes to Manifattura Tabacchi. 10 days of events look at art, architecture, publishing and science and the future of the world. The third edition of the festival is titled SUPERCATASTROFE, a project curated by the NERO publishing house and creative agency that promotes contemporary speculative thought.


Manifattura Tabacchi,

via delle Cascine, 33/35, Florence




SENSES/ Strumenti e strumenti da apologia della creatività

3pm, October 11


Artisans, music and dance combine


A multi-sensory performance will take place this Sunday at the Santa Maria Novella museum. Artisans, musicians and dance comes together in 9 performances blending sounds created by the tools of traditional artisans, recorded by Marina Calamai with sound consulting by Gabriele Bochicchio. Stefano Tamborrino (percussions) and Renato Cantini (trumpet) will accompany the sounds as dancers from Florence Dance bring  the traditional tools to life with choreography by Luca Lupi. Scent also features with various olfactory notes recreating those found in the workshops, enhancing the experience. Free for residents of Florence. 


Santa Maria Novella Museum,

Piazza Santa Maria Novella 18,





WINE/Epistenologia wine tasting

5-7.30pm, October 10


Explore natural wines



Saturday sees a workshop on wine with Nicola Perullo, writer and professor at the University of Gastronomic Science of Pollenzo. The event titled Epistenologia will be a blind tasting of 5 wines from the catalog of the natural wine distributor ‘Triple A’. The experience intends to see wine as the stimulus to opening perception, beyond classic tasting methodology. The tasting costs 30 euro and can be booked by calling 055 59163.


Pensione Bencistà,

via Benedetto da Maiano 4, Fiesole




FILM/ Honeyland

October 10-11


Hatidze, one of the last female bee hunters in Europe



Winner at the Sundance Film Festival, the extraordinary film ‘Honeyland: the kingdom of the bees’ looks at the connection between man and nature. Filmed northern Macedonia, the surprising film is  shot only in natural light, by candlelight and oil lamps in a masterful portrait of loneliness, survival, dedication, poverty. Original version with Italian subtitles.


Odeon Cinema,

Piazza Strozzi, Florence




EXHIBITION/ Between myth and reality

Vernissage 6pm, October 10


Mythology in a contemporary style



The Gallery La Fonderia will launch its newest exhibition by two artists from Maremma, Giuliano Giuggioli and Claudio Cionini, who form the collective ‘L’arte appesa a un filo’. The show titled Tra Mito e Realtà looks at classicism but with a more modern outlook. The opening will be hosted by journalist Jacopo Chiostri and the works all remain on display until October 28. The Gallery is open from Tuesday to Saturday 10am-1pm and 3.30-8pm. 


Galleria d’arte La Fonderia

Via della Fonderia 42R, Florence




TECH/ Internet Festival 

October 8-11


The Hello World Exhibition



The #Reset themed Internet Festival in Pisa sees four days of in-person events and a full three months of online streaming as questions about the internet are raised and answered. Undoubtedly, we are all spending more time online than ever, emerging bleary-eyed from these tech-filled months. With that in mind, the festival asks the question ‘How has the internet changed at the time of Covid-19?’ and equally, ‘How has Covid-19 changed the internet?’. There will be particular analysis given to the role of social media and its influence on information and democracy as well as how to interpret data through a sociological and anthropological perspective. Talks with international experts, panels, workshops, contests and cultural events revolve around these topics as 10 different venues in Pisa host events for the tenth edition of the festival. Music, cinema and food stalls complete the festivities. 


Various locations in Pisa




CULTURE/ Florence Queer Festival

October 13-18


Film screenings, and much more



The 18th edition of the Florence Queer Festival organized by IREOS features international LGBTQ-themed cinematography, exhibitions and events that will also be streamed via the virtual platform Più Compagnia. The line-up will also see book presentations and debates online. Screenings include ‘The Braibanti case’ by Carmen Giardina and Massimiliano Palmese, ‘Suk Suk’ by Ray Yeung that focuses on Curve magazine, the romantic comedy ‘Ellie & Abbie’ and ‘The Capote Tapes’ by Ebs Burnough that portrays the glittering jet-set in New York. Important works such as ‘Baci Rubati’ by Gabriella Romano that looks at the repression of LGBT people during the fascist dictatorship will also be on the big screen. Enriching the programme is the Superwomen exhibition by renowned street artist Lediesis at the Semiottagono delle Murate, in piazza delle Murate. 


Cinema la Compagnia, via Cavour 50r

+ other locations, Florence

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