After five years studying literature, film, and classical civilisation, Jane moved from Ireland to Sicily for what was intended to be a brief stint teaching english, travel writing, and learning Italian. The love affair with Italy was unbreakable and led to making a permanent home in Florence. Always journalistically inclined, she is eager to share her ever-deepening love for Tuscany.
EXHIBITIONS/ Marco Tirelli and Radu Oreian January 23 – March 6 The Eduardo Secci Gallery has announced two new exhibitions: Marco Tirelli, curated by Alberto Fiz, and Radu Oreian, curated by Pier Paolo Pancotto. On display from January 23 until March 6, Roman artist Marco Tirelli will present a series of new works […]
MARKET/ La Fierucola returns to piazza Santo Spirito January 17 From 9am to 7pm on January 17, La Fierucola makes its highly anticipated return to piazza Santo Spirito. The much-loved market usually fills the square with all sorts, but this edition will feature only food. Locally sourced products fill the stalls, allowing you […]
LITERATURE/ 700 Dante Over 30 Florentine cultural instituations come together to celebrate Dante Alighieri’s 700th anniversary in 2021. Inaugurated with an exhibition by Massimo Sestini at the Santa Maria Novella complex in October, the full calendar of events takes off this January with an enthralling range of events dedicated to the Supreme […]
A rare and delightful moment while roving around a secondhand bookshop in Dublin had me stumbling across a true (personal) literary treasure. It was during the brief period in the summer when travel between Italy and Ireland was permitted and I’d nipped home for my annual dose of Irishness. Not on the lookout for anything […]
LISTEN/ Lucia, la radio al cinema December 12-13 ARMEN, the history in music of the Armenian diaspora, 12.40 December 13 The second edition of the international festival dedicated to listening, radio and podcasts brings together sounds, words, tradition and experimentation in a celebration of the art of storytelling without images. The festival […]
Celebrating its 20th year, the River to River Florence Indian Film Festival was created as the first festival in the world, outside of its home country, entirely dedicated to films from and about India. Selvaggia Velo combined her passions for cinema and India, establishing the culture fest in 2001, and has since created a community […]
EXHIBITION/ We Rise by Lifting Others, Marinella Senatore December 3-February 7, 2021 Palazzo Strozzi announces its bright new exhibition, following the completion of Tomás Saraceno’s cerebral Aria. Entering Palazzo Strozzi will be one of Italy’s most celebrated contemporary artists, Marinella Senatore (Cava de’ Tirreni, 1977). Renowned for combining several disciplines such as […]
SCIENCE/ Bright-Night 2020 November 27-28 The annual scientific celebration is back, this time in a virtual format. Free screenings will be available via the Più Compagnia platform, as the European Night of Researchers brings us highlights such as the award-winning documentaries on sustainability, Anthropocene and A world in danger. Created by the […]
Allyson Volpe and Laura Shadden chat about Lady Ripple and their principles of sustainability, circular prosperity and their work in support of the local community including their craftsmanship initiatives and efforts to encourage more abundant bee populations. Find out more about Lady Ripple here.
THEATRE/ Hershey Felder: A Paris Love Story November 22, 2020 + on demand for a week 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 […]