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MARKET/CRAFTS/ Florence Creativity
October 30–November 2. 9.30am-7pm. Fortezza Da Basso, Florence
If creativity and crafts are your cup of tea, you won’t want to miss this three-day market in Florence. Florence Creativity has creative stalls with everything from scrapbooking to stencilling, patchwork to papier-mâché and much more. Demonstrations and mini craft courses take place throughout the market and there will also be competitions for the best cake design, scrapbook and patchwork quilt. Downloading your ticket online, you can enjoy 2-for-1 entry on Thursday and Friday and by producing a piece of craft-work, you can enjoy free entry! See the website for details.
CINEMA/ 50 Days of Cinema
October 30–November 2. Odeon Cinema, piazza Strozzi, Florence
France Odeon kicks of the festival proceedings with a selection of the latest French films, highlighting works from Alain Resnais. Resnais’s latest work, Aimer, boire et chanter will welcome the leading actresses Sabine Azéma and Caroline Silhol, and producer Jean-Louis Livi, to discuss the film after the screening. At Florence’s Istituto Francese, on November 2, there will be a chance to meet and hear from the critic Jean-Luc Doulin, author of the biographic book, ‘Alain Resnais’. There will also be a photographic exhibition from Kate Barry, portraying 25 shots of French actors and actresses. See the website for more details.
ACTIVITIES/CHILDREN/ Science for all!
November 2. Galileo Museum, Florence
The Galileo Museum offers 90-minute educational activities (in Italian), which are a great way for both adults and children (6 years and older) to visit the museum, along with a guide, to help them better understand both the functions and historical importance behind scientific developments. On November 2, take part in a workshop about Galileo’s scientific instruments at 3pm, followed by a show of images created in a camera obscura to explore light and lenses. To reserve, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 055/265311
EXHIBITION/PAINTING/ The Spectrum of Light
Until November 30. Galleria Open Art, viale Repubblica 24 and Museo di Pittura e Murale, piazza S.Domenico, Prato
Paul Jenkins has made a name for himself as one of the major figures in twentieth century art. In Jenkins’s work, colour takes centre stage, taking on a power which initially seemed non-existent. The 70 works on canvas and paper, which complete this exhibition, are the fruits of very precise and accurate work from the artist and portray his intense style of painting. His works will be exhibited in two locations in Prato, the Galleria Open Art and the Museum of painting and murals.
HALLOWEEN/ Terrifying Tuscany
October 30/31. Florence and Borgo a Mozzano, Lucca
This Halloween in Florence, don your scariest outfit and enjoy a petrifying party at the Obihall (www.obihall.it), a zombie-filled experience at the Flog Auditorium (www.flog.it) or a 80s themed Halloween Part at Tender (www.tenderclub.it). For a truly terrifying time, head outside Florence to Borgo a Mozzano to take part in Italy’s biggest Halloween experience on November 30–31; A Walk of Terror, Black Night interactive mystery games and Ghost Experiments are sure to have you looking over your shoulder for days to come.