Monthly Archives: December 2013

Florence is Clearly too Avant Garde to Just Have Traditional Christmas Lights: 12th December 2013

Not content with just having traditional Christmas lights, Florence has out high-browed itself yet again. Tomorrow is the unveiling of an art installation that will project onto the front of the Basilica.

The installation is comprised of 70 videos lasting 30 seconds each. Each video is made by a different artist, some of them students from the various art schools and some established names, alongside ammeter film making enthusiasts. The short films are shot in different styles but all center on the this years theme of ‘Beyond Borders’.

The films will be projected on to the face of the Basilica every evening from 7pm to 12am from tomorrow till the end of December.

29th November: Feasting in Tuscany

The feast of Tuscany is on November the 30th and with it comes another opportunity to drink a lot of wine and eat too much food.

The feast is originally a celebration of the abolition of the death penalty in 1786. Yep, Tuscany was so advanced it could rid of the death penalty around two hundred years before anywhere else.

This year the theme of the feast is ‘Community: The Thousand Voices of Tuscany’. To celebrate there’s a calendar of events around November the 30th that all center around this theme and the idea of listening to voices that have traditionally not been heard. One of the events looks particularly interesting, entitled ‘Voices in the Dark’, a piece performed by immigrant artists in a disused air raid shelter.