LITERATURE/ Dante Day
This March 25 marks the first annual celebration of Dantedì, when Italy will celebrate Dante Alighieri. Organized prior to the Covid-19 emergency, the 13th-century Florentine poet is being embraced as a symbol of Italian culture and language to unite the country at this difficult time. Everyone is invited to read verses from the Divine Comedy at noon, while the celebrations will continue all day long online and via social media with performances and readings tagged with #Dantedì and #IoleggoDante. Schoolteachers throughout Italy will be adding Dante to their virtual lessons on March 25. Tune into readings of the Divine Comedy on Firenze TV with a deluge of Dante related content.
The digital versions of Manifattura Tabacchi's wide-ranging events line-up can be found via their Facebook and Instagram From Regeneration Yoga at 10am on Thursday with yogi Sara Beccari to Live Loud music sessions at 7pm on Sunday.
Weekly video conferences will be held with renowned photographers in a series called [email protected], an initiative by the Studio Marangoni Foundation. Friday's appointment is with the surrealist Abelardo Morell, discussing his career. To take part, go to this link.
A documentary will be screened daily as the 61st International Documentary Film Festival streams directly to your lockdown. The #ipopolirestanoacasa initiative allows you to watch top-quality documentaries from the comfort of your own home, for free. With themes such as a journey through Algeria and deforestation in Paraguay, let your mind travel to distant lands. Find out more on their facebook.
The New Generation Festival launches a series of live performances on Instagram at 5pm each day to raise funds for hospitals in Lombardy, the area worst hit by the Coronavirus crisis. The festival was created to break down the boundaries between musical genres and generations. This campaign is in collaboration with the Associazione Music con le Ali and will feature 15-minute-long live performances with young opera singers, classical musicians, jazz cats and DJs, every day at 5pm on the New Generation Festival Instagram, with a donation button at the ready.
During the week at 5pm CET—unless another time is noted—we’re going to try to have something to do together. We have chosen to meet on Go To Meeting or Go To Webinar (depending on the event format). The kind folks at LogMeIn are our technical sponsors; their digital communications packages make it possible for us to meet and interact online. With a wine club on Wednesdays, music, psychologists and more, the line-up is being ever updated. Read more here.