Speakeasy Multilingual host a fundraiser for Ukraine through a silent art auction with drinks and appetizers at 7.30pm on March 9. A suggested donation of 15 euro will go towards helping the people of Ukraine, with a refugee from Donesk, Nadia, speaking about her experience and what is happening. She and other local artists will donate works for the silent auction to raise funds. If you would like to donate a work, message Miriam at +39 3479598413.
Female Arts in Florence shows Mappe Scombinate, an installation by Ink-P from March 10, with Emmò Italiano hosting an Artistic Language Exchange at 7pm on the same day. The Archetypes workshop will be held from 4.30 to 6pm on March 12, titled In the fragments of the mirror. Yin Yoga with music is on March 18, with a presentation of new artists and artisans on March 26. All events take place at the FAF space in borgo San Frediano 131. Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or see the @fafcraftwomen Facebook page and @femaleartsinflorence on Instagram.
To mark St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, Clover Danze Irlandesi brings a tour of traditional Irish dance to celebrate the patron saint of the Emerald Isle, with music by The Hidden Note at Fitzpatrick’s Irish pub (via Ghibellina 152) on March 11 with a traditional Irish menu, a show by the Shamrock Dance Company at the Hard Rock Café on March 17, and other events around Tuscany. IRIS Academy of Irish Dance and Willos’ Irish folk music with Massimo Giuntini perform at Fitzpatrick’s Irish Pub on March 17, with an Irish menu, concert and dancing costing 25 euro (20 euro for IRIS members). Reserve at email@example.com
The British Institute of Florence continue their Wednesday lecture series at the Harold Acton Library (lungarno Guicciardini 9) both in person and online via Zoom at 6pm. March 9 sees Emiko Davies give a talk titled ‘From Bistecca to Zuppa Inglese: When Florentine cuisine was inspired by the British’. March 16 will be Patrick Kragelund on ‘Latin Inscriptions of the Medici dynasty’. On March 23, Jeremy Boudreau speaks about ‘Consecrating a place of awe: Festivities at the Florentine Cathedral, 1436’, and Katie Campbell rounds up this month’s talks on March 30 with ‘Cultivating the Renaissance: a social history of the Medici Tuscan Villas’. The Music al British evenings take place at 6.30pm on March 10 in collaboration with the Mascarade Opera Studio, with ‘Not so long ago’, an evening dedicated to the Florentine composer Ugalberto de Angelis, and a clarinet and piano performance by Ross Montgomery and Kristina Yorgova on March 31, with works by Mozart, Schubert and Finzi.
In the fields above Florence at Terrafranta (via Bolognese 290), there will be three days of zero kilometre cooking from March 4-6 based on local ingredients cooked on the fire with live jazz music, lavender craft beer and fruit juices. Reservation required at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paola’s Studiolo is an online series by Paola Vojnovic featuring leading scholars, curators and thinkers. March 5 will be a conversation with Dr Victor Coonin ‘On the occasion of Michelangelo’s 547th birthday – Michelangelo’s David: Then and Now’. A conversation with Joe Navarro on March 12 looks at ‘The Art of Observing’, and March 19 sees art historian Carlo Corsato speak about the Lost Venetian Church. Finally, March 26 is with Gražina Subelytė, curator of Surrealism and Magic: Enchanted Modernity at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice.
The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute together with the GGP: Global Governance Programme hosts a one-day panel event in the Sala Europa at Villa Schifanoia that will bring together a panel of international experts to look at sovereignty from a range of different perspectives.
St Mark’s English Church (via Maggio 16) hold their Language Café at 7pm on Thursday 24, a chance to come and practice Italian with other non-native speakers with all levels welcome. On March 31, Michael Griffiths OBE, former President of the British Chamber of Commerce for Italy, will give a talk on ‘Value Economics’ (to be confirmed).