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Here’s our line-up of best events this June 2-9
Here’s our round-up for June 2-9
The Mascarade Concert Series brings The Bear to the stage from 7.30pm on June 9, with a staging of the one-act extravaganza by William Walton starring artists of the Mascarade Opera Studio, directed by Marie Lambert-Le Bihan, and musical direction by Kristina Yorgova. Drinks by Manifattura and cabaret precede the show, set to start at 9pm. Book your ticket on www.classictic.com.
Sotto le Stelle at Tenuta Poggio Casciano, via Poggio al Mandorlo 1, Bagno a Ripoli, is a stellar summer events line-up with The Florentine and Ruffino. Every Wednesday at 6.30pm, a guest speaker joins our editor Helen Farrell in conversation. Guests include Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos on June 8, John Hooper on June 15, Frances Mayes on June 22, and Kim Campbell on June 29. See page 16 for more info. All events are free, though you’ll be fancying some wines and nibbles. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +39 378 3050220.
Tiche Atelier at via San Zanobi 122r hold zero-waste creative workshops accompanied by an aperitivo. From 6-8pm on June 7 and 2.30-4.30pm on June 12, learn how to create beautiful bouquets and ceramic-effect vases taking your creations home, in collaboration with Sonja of @funkybirdfirenze. Price 25 euro. email@example.com.
A choral Eucharist at St Mark’s English Church marks the feast of Pentecost and celebrates Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee at 10.30am on June 5, followed by refreshments. The British Institute of Florence host a performance of ‘The Barber and the Clown’ with Mascarade Opera Studio to celebrate the jubilee. Taking place at 6.30pm on June 16, scenes from ‘Pagliacci’ and ‘Il barbiere di Siviglia’ by rising stars, followed by the singing of Rule Britannia and a Royal Toast. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Terracotta e Vino Cultural Association brings together around 50 producers of wine in amphora from all over Italy and the world, with over 200 wines aged exclusively in terracotta jars. Invested in the sustainbility of viticulture, the 4th edition features Tuscan companies Castello del Trebbio and Tenuta Casadei in Suvereto, Cirelli Farm (Atri, Abruzzo), I Cacciagalli (Teano, Campania), Arrighi farm (Porto Azzurro, Elba Island) and Corte d’Aibo (Monteveglio, Bologna) and more. Talks, tastings, multimedia exhibitions and purchases are all on offer. 25 euro for full ticket, 20 euro for those who join the Terracotta e Vino Association.
At 7pm on June 7, Peter Broderick plays at the Chiostro del Carmine in piazza del Carmine for Secret Florence (part of Estate Fiorentina), only visitable once a year for the occasion organized by Musicus Concentus. The venue, one of the lesser known corners of the Oltrarno, hosts the American (Irish by adoption) multi-instrumentalist and neo-folk singer who presents The Wind That Shakes The Bramble, released by the renowned Erased Tapes label.
Depart on a gastrotour of Prato to enjoy the best of the gourmet offerings in the city, coupling a discovery of the area with local deliciousness. Culinary spots all over take part, with the chance to enjoy traditional dishes, food paairings, wine tastings, and sweet and savoury from many renowned restaurants and pasticcerie. Walking tours of three of the main sites can be undertaken at 5pm, 6.30pm and 8.30pm. Find out more on the website.
On June 8, Ostello Tasso is the site for the Florentine short film series, while Cinema La Compagnia hosts screenings of short films from 6.30pm on June 12, with introductions, meetings, DJs, aperitivi, and more forming part of the line-up.