Your Thursday forecast: best online events in Florence

Our top picks for November 19-26, 2020

Jane Farrell
November 18, 2020 - 11:20

THEATRE/ Hershey Felder: A Paris Love Story

November 22, 2020 + on demand for a week


Hershey Felder as Debussy during rehearsals in Florence, Italy, on November 12, 2020 / ph. @marcobadiani for The Florentine


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. Take a look behind the scenes of Hershey Felder’s latest online-only performance here


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FILM/Festival Internazionale di Cinema e Donne

November 25-27


'Corpi' by Malgorzata Szumowska will open the festival on November 25. Ph. Jacek Drygala



The 42nd edition of the the International Festival of Cinema and Women will be a streamable affair via Più Compagnia in collaboration with MyMovies. 8 documentaries, 5 dramas and 2 comedies make up the programme available here. With flicks from Poland, Hungary, Spain, the USA, Palestine and elsewhere, a varied and intriguing line-up is ensured.




READ/ St Mark's English Church Book Club

November 19, 8pm


Escape into the pages of a great book



St Mark's English Church launch their new Book Club, meeting for the first time via Zoom on November 19 at 8pm. For this first meeting, the host, Eleanor Walker, will suggest three books that have some connection to Italy, before voting as a group on which to read. Going forward, people can bring their own suggestions that don’t necessarily need to be linked to Italy. The meetings will be held in English, but all are welcome and, should they so wish, can read an Italian translation. A minimum donation of 5 euro per meeting is appreciated to assist in fundraising efforts for the church. Find out more about the St Mark's online event series here. Contact St Mark's for the Zoom link and password at [email protected]




TALK/ L'armonia - Giulia Cenci

7.30pm, November 25


Art chats



L'armonia, the third edition of the Art Residencies programme at Manifattura Tabacchi, sees artist Giulia Cenci in conversation with Sergio Risaliti, Art Residencies curator and director of the Museo Novecento museum. They will be introduced by Paolo Parisi, Art Residencies tutor before sharing their experiences. The talk will be streamed live on Manifattura Tabacchi's Facebook page




Art/ Uffizi on air

1pm, Tuesdays and Fridays


Explore the Uffizi virtually



The Uffizi Galleries have launched their latest online initiative, 'Uffizi On Air', a project entailing two weekly meetings with directors, curators and specialists discussing the many treasures of the museum, live on Facebook. Take the chance to ask your questions as the experts walk you through the works. The sessions will take place every Tuesday and Friday at 1pm. 

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