Music, meetings and art: what to do in Tuscany, Umbria and La Spezia until May 15

Florence, May 9, 2022 – From the Master Giovanni Allevic to the harpist Giovanna Ofelia Berardinelli who by the street artist: the week from 9 to 15 May is full of events, spread across the territory of the Toscanadell’Umbria and you Herb† And there are events to suit all tastes: documentary screenings, gatherings dedicated to science, concerts, walks, exhibitions and historical reenactments.

Viareggio (Lucca), 9 May
Monday, May 9, at 9 pm, at the Central Cinema (in via Battisti 67) in Viareggio, the national premiere of the documentary film “The ax and the sail”, Directed by Gualtiero Lami and produced by Hop Frog Produzioni, shot for centenary of the massacre by Pietro Nieri and Enrico Paolini, the first two young martyrs of fascism in Viareggio. The docufilm also interweaves the more than secular history of the League of Ax and Calafati Masters with the history and important facts of the city and of all of Italy in the days several months before the arrival of fascism. The result is a fresco of Viareggio’s economic, social, cultural and political development from 1897 to the present.

Florence, May 12
Thursday 12 May at 4 pm in the hospital Santa Maria Nuova in Florence (meeting room), the appointment “Medical Gardens“Which allows to learn more about medicinal plants in Western and Eastern medicine: Carla Ghelardini, University of Florence, Department of Neurofabra, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Paolo Luzzi, Head of the Botanical Garden” Giardino dei Semplici ” in Florence, will talk about them visit from the medical garden of the Santa Maria Nuova Hospital, which can be considered the oldest “seed” of them all Gardens of the Simple Academics from which the evolution of the pharmacological research, in close connection with the ancient apothecary who used the medicinal plants grown in a piece of land adjacent to the “Hospital Cross”. The meeting is part of the cycle”plant care”, Promoted by the Santa Maria Nuova and Mati 1909 Foundation to present models of integration between traditional medical and pharmacological therapies and the benefits of nature for human health (info: info@accademiadelgiardino.it whatsapp 342 8110640).

Florence, May 12
On May 12 at 5 p.m. in the Ferri Room of the Vieusseux closet the meeting entitled “Daniele Del Giudice and the realms of narration”, with Enzo Rammairone, television program editor and author. The initiative is part of the review”Two Writers and the Scienza “dedicated to the relationship between literature and science, organized by the Galileo Museum and the Vieusseux scientific literary cabinet, as part of the exhibition”From Hell to Empyrean. Dante’s world between science and poetry”Ongoing at Palazzo Pitti until May 29 (booking on the website https://www.vieusseux.it).

La Spezia, May 12
The special screenings of the Ligurian Media Library – Cinema Odeon (Via Firenze, 37): the film will be screened on Thursday 12 May (9 p.m.)Postcards from Ukraine”, Regional preview. It is a documentary shot by a young director, Sieva Diamantakos, who, by telling the stories of 5 young people, paints a portrait of the new generation in Ukraine. A public discussion about the socio-cultural context of the country, the scene of the ongoing war.

Assisi, May 13
The maestro .’s new European tour Giovanni AllevaiEcstasy“stops in Assisi on May 13: on the podium of the Lyrick Theater the composer and pianist arrives with the new musical project solo piano, under the banner of the most sublime states of consciousness. Inner freedom, torment, unbridled joy, irregular rhythmic waves, poignant cantabili, flashes of genius: these are the worlds through which the tracklist of the latest album that also gives its name to the tour develops.

Laterina (Arezzo), May 13
Friday 13 May (9.15 pm) at Municipal Theater from Laterina new appointment with the theater season: the harpist and singer on stage Giovanna Ofelia Berardinelli against “Song of the Garden of the LakeThe pieces performed, entrusted to the harp and the artist’s voice, belong to the universal musical heritage, ranging from old English ballads to French chansons, via tango and Neapolitan music. Lucia Berardinelli’s direction accompanies the viewer on this small great journey in that place between dream and reality (booking: info@drittoerovescio.net or 3382715639).

Pistoia, May 12-14
The 15th edition of the Tuscan event dedicated to manual art, hobby and DIY, “Florence Creativity Primaverareturn from Thursday 12 to Saturday 14 May in the new exhibition location de cathedral in Pistoia, a large shop window where you can find and buy the most refined and innovative materials: fabrics, threads, creative sewing, home decoration, bijoux, scrapbooking, shabby, patchwork, embroidery and much more (opening hours: 9.30-19) .

Florence, May 15
the “Myths and Stories in the Boboli Gardens”Which will guide visitors along the trails of Boboli, also known as the Garden of the Princes, to discover ancient myths among magical compositions of trees, flower beds and flowers. A proposal designed for adults and children, to explore the park together, born as the Grand Ducal Garden of Palazzo Pitti. Terraces, avenues and paths, perspective views with statues, paths, open spaces, in an inexhaustible source of curious and scenographic paths that allow you to grasp the spirit of the life of the Medici court (10 hours). Free entry for under 18s and residents of the municipality of Florence.

Viareggio (Lucca), May 13-15
The second edition of “Port fishermen“the event organized by TambÚca, the art house in Versilia, which returns after the two-year stop to animate the area of ​​the port of Viareggio and paint the doors of the fishermen’s warehouses behind the new fish market. For three days 17 street artist iAt the same time, they will be working to decorate the gates of Viareggio’s navy and bring to life a marathon that, once completed, will give the city a permanent open-air exhibition.

Livorno, May 13-15
On May 13, 14 and 15 he will arrive at the New fortress from Livorno the “Medieval Festival of Leghorn”, The first national and international experiment that the Middle Ages and not just in the city of Livorno. To open the three-day event, Friday the 13th at 9:30 p.m., on the water in front of the lower part of the fortress, a show of fire, lights and figures is planned to give life to an unpublished story created especially for the opportunity. Saturday, May 14 at 2.30 pm there will be the blessing of the Knights in Piazza Grande by the Bishop, and from the doors of the Cathedral a procession of drum flags and more than 100 participants will parade up to the gates of the New Fortress (the program is complete https://www.facebook.com/LeghornMedievalFestival).

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