Recent restrictions may leave you feeling limited, given the closure of museums and exhibitions on top of theatres and cinemas, but Florence never fails to provide culture and entertainment when we need it most. Here's our pick for November.
THEATRE/ Hershey Felder: A Paris Love Story
November 22, 2020 at 5pm Pacific / 7pm Central / 8pm Eastern
For the past seven months, pianist, performer and producer Hershey Felder has been finding ways to support theatres and theatre artists, while entertaining audiences during these complicated times. A delightful Debussy journey achieves that in a live-streamed performance that takes us through Paris and how it shaped a whole new world of colour in sound in the music of Claude Debussy. A ticket, valid for a household, includes extended viewing access of the recording through Sunday, November 29 and also helps The Florentine as a percentage of ticket sales generously goes towards supporting our magazine.
Buy your ticket here: theflr.net/HersheyFelderDebussy.
DISCUSSION/ Firenze Now! The Future of Florence: Manufacturing and Botteghe
November 5, 6pm
Top Florentine and international experts debate the big ideas for rebuilding Florence’s economy to make the city a better place for everyone. This edition of the series will focus on manufacturing and the botteghe (artisans workshops), looking at issues such as what are the key industries that Florence needs, and how can tradition and innovation best work together. The talk will take place at the Harold Acton Library, but audiences can tune in to the live stream on Zoom or Facebook. Panelists include John Hooper (The Economist), Sara Amrhein (Creative People in Florence), Giacomo Coresi (Montblanc/Richemont) and Alessandro Sorani (Confartigianto Imprese Firenze /Polimoda). Donations requested. Email [email protected] for info. Keep an eye on their ongoing cultural programme also at www.britishinstitute.it.