Your Thursday Forecast: best events in Florence

Our top picks from October 10-17

Jane Farrell
October 8, 2019 - 16:03

EXHIBITION/ #Art4GlobalGoals

Until October 27


Löwentraut's interpretation of Global Development goal for Sustainable Cities and Communities



In 2015, 193 heads of state agreed on 17 goals for a better world to be achieved by 2030. The so-called Global Goals are aimed at eliminating extreme poverty, fighting inequalities and combatting other urgent issues. This international travelling exhibition displays the goals of the UN Sustainable Development as interpreted by the 20-year-old German artist Leon Löwentraut. His expressive style explicitly recalls the German avant-gardes of the 20th century, also reminiscent of Picasso, Andy Warhol and Basquiat. Free entry, open from 9-7pm daily, except Wednesdays.


Palazzo Medici Riccardi,

via Camillo Cavour 3, Florence




CINEMA/ Seeyousound International Music Film Festival

October 11-13


Festival dedicated to cinema with a musical theme



Music to watch, films to listen to: this is the leitmotif of Seeyousound - International Music Film Festival. With feature films, short films, soundtracks, video clips, live music, workshops and exhibitions, this is the festival's debut in Florence. The packed line-up includes a screening of Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness from 1927, one of the first documentaries on jungle life in South East Asia by Merian Cooper and Ernest Schoedsack of King Kong fame. The screening is accompanied by a live soundtrack from Projec-To.


Cinema la Compagnia,

via Cavour 50/R, Florence




PHOTOGRAPHY/ Woodstock e gli altri

Until October 29


55 photographs from Woodstock Festival in 1969



This captivating exhibition features 55 photographs of one of the most famous rock festivals ever held, taken by American photographer Amalie R. Rothschild. Terming her works as “photos of peace, love and music”, the exhibition reveals aspects of the summer of concerts as you've never seen them before. As part of the Florence Biennale, the photographs are curated by Amalie R. Rothschild and Marco Ferri with the coordination of Jacopo Celona. Free admission.


The Carlo Azeglio Ciampi Exhibition centre,

via dei Pucci 16, Florence




DIVERSITY/ Equivalenze Festival 

October 11-13


Initiative by the Il Cenacolo cooperative


A festival with workshops, exhibitions and meetings to celebrate all of our differences and similarities. A range of activities open the doors to everyone, embracing a more equal society. As well as discussions about non-violent communication and the campaign against homophobia, there will also be opportunities for fun with a juggling school school for children with disabilities, yoga for people with mobility difficulties, hip-hop, rap and football, for everyone. All events are free. See Facebook event page for more details @equivalenzefestival.


Performing Art Research Center, 

Cascine di Firenze, piazzale delle Cascine 7




SOUND/ Nephilìm by Yuval Avital 

Until December 31

Sound masks in multi-sensory exhibition



Jerusalemite multimedia artist, composer, and guitarist challenges perceptions with a multitude of sound masks created together with 24 Tuscan artisans in collaboration with Artex and the OMA Association. The dreamlike journey takes its inspiration from Nephilìm, biblical figures born from the cross between the sons of God and the daughters of Adam. Craftsmanship, technology, angels and demons come together in this multi-sensory journey which takes place in the centuries-old crypt of the Marino Marini museum. Tickets cost 6 euro. See


Marino Marini Museum,

piazza di S. Pancrazio, Florence.





Breakfast Drop-In with The Florentine 

October 16 from 10am to noon, we welcome you at our regular drop-in breakfast at Godi Fiorenza, via Cavour 26-28R. Chat with our editorial staff and hear about UNICEF's upcoming children-centric events as we are joined by UNICEF’s Sarah Crowe. More info here


Dine with The Florentine

On October 17, our editor-in-chief cooks up at storm at Il Borro Tuscan Bistro, lungarno degli Acciaiuoli 80R, alongside chef Andrea Campani. 40 euro, wines included. Call 055 290423 or email [email protected] Click here for info. 


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