MARKET/ La Fierucola
9am-7pm, February 21
The upcoming much-loved La Fierucola organic market is seed-focused with the seeds of fruits, vegetables and garden plants available for purchase. The occasion is an opportunity to observe demonstrations on the various uses of seeds and plants, with exhibitions on agricultural heritage also on display.
Piazza Santo Spirito,
FASHION/ Human Poetics Polimoda Fashion Movie
6pm, February 24
On the occasion of the Milan Fashion Week Women’s Collection, Polimoda presents a fashion movie set in Florence revealing the creative path behind the collections of 20 young fashion designers. Iconic and lesser known sites in Florence are featured in the visual extravaganza. The creations take a contemporary twist on the emerging new Renaissance and comprise the first fashion movie ever made by Polimoda. ‘Human Poetics’ will be presented as part of Milan Fashion Week Women’s Collection calendar and will be broadcast at 6pm on February 24 on all Polimoda’s social channels as well as the Milano Fashion Week website.
CONCERT/ Amici della Musica
4pm, February 20
The second installment of Antonio Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’, with the Vincenzo Galilei Orchestra and young soloists from the Fiesole Music School, will be live-streamed on YouTube at 4pm on February 20. Edoardo Rosadini conducts with the two young violinists Angela Tempestini and Matilde Urbani as soloists, in the performances of Autumn and Winter, respectively. The concert, held at Teatro della Pergola, will be broadcast on the Amici della Musica‘s YouTube channel.
ONLINE/ Community events
TF Together – The Florentine’s online events series viewable on our YouTube channel (don’t forget to subscribe!) continues. At 5pm on February 19, Theophilus Imani will examine the relationship between faces of the African diaspora and icons of European art in a session titled ‘Echoes and agreements in art history and popular culture’. The updated programme is available here.
The British Institute of Florence
Something for little ones at 5pm on February 18: a storytime for 4-8 year olds live-streamed on The British Institute’s Facebook page, with a reading of Jazz Age Josephine by Jonah Winter. On February 24 at 6pm, Jeremy Boudreau will explore Sculpture and Scrutiny: Public Art and Public Opinion in Florence, addressing Florence’s long history of controversial public sculpture. The lectures take place on Zoom; donations requested. For more information, visit their website.
St Mark’s English Church
At 7pm on February 23, join the poetry workshop with The Florentine‘s Harry Cochrane, author of the recently published ‘The Florence Duck Store‘. Harry will lead the masterclass, examining ways to write poetry and how to improve your skills. There will also be a Book Club at 8pm on February 25, with a new course set to launch at 7pm on February 24 titled ‘Beginners Italian’ for all those looking to delve into the language this year. Email email@example.com or see here. Held on Zoom, a donation is suggested to raise funds for St Mark’s.
Advancing Women Artists will host an online lecture in English titled ‘Travelling Portraits: Vernon Lee, Virginia Woolf, Ottoline Morrell, Vanessa Bell’ led by Claudia Tobin. Dr. Tobin will explore the intertwining lives and views of female painters, photographers and patrons and how these women captured places and people in their art. The talk will take place at 6.30pm on February 23 via this link.