Community events from a distance

We can’t go out, but we can still unite

Jane Farrell
March 13, 2020 - 15:20

The streets may be quiet, but people are still finding ways to unite in solidarity and get through quarantine with high spirits. 

 

 

Placehold Open Mic Night Florence

 

 

Open mic with a difference

 

 

Join an online Zoom meeting at 9pm on March 13 as Placehold Open Mic night Florence takes place, just not in its usual format. Log in for music, stories and poems, from the comfort of your quarantine. Click the link here to take part. Meeting ID: 334 713 478. 

 

 

 

 

 

Music from your balcony 

 

Illustration by Leo Cardini

 

 

Today at 6pm (Friday 13), grab an instrument (pots and pans will do!) and join in as all of Italy takes part in a 15-minute concert to raise spirits, organized by Flashmob Sonoro. Open your windows, get out on your balcony, and make yourselves heard! Share your chorus by tagging your videos on FB, IG and Twitter with #facciamolosentire #iorestoacasa #facciamociforza #forzaitaliani @theflorentine

 

 

 

Colour with the kids

 

Get out the paint

 

 

With kids off school, it can be a challenge to keep them entertained and learning, as well as calm through what is an undeniably strange situation. Get together as a family and create a rainbow with the words 'Andra' tutto bene' (It will be alright) and display it from a window or balcony on March 14. A bit of fun and a boost in positivity when it's most needed. 

 

 

 

Applause for health workers

 

March 14 at midday, head out on your balconies to give a well-deserved applause to all the medical staff working fervently and endlessly around Italy. 

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