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.