All initiatives are free, with access from the gate in via Villamagna 39 / d
Theater, books and unconventional music: all the appointments in July
of Anconella Garden, a summer space in the green lung of South Florence
Outdoor sports, activities for children, live performances: every evening a different event to experience
the beautiful season in the Park, starting from Saturday 3 July: as part of the Italia Gentile Festival, the wellness and meditation expert Daniel Lumera presents his latest book
Florence, 29 June 2021 - It will be a month of July to be experienced in the open air, immersed in the greenery of the South Florence park, thanks to the cultural programming of Anconella Garden , a space of the Florentine Summer managed by Diramazioni Festival, with active contributions of numerous local associations. All initiatives are free, with access from via di Villamagna 39 / d.
A big name will immediately open the calendar of meetings in July: that of Daniel Lumera , an internationally renowned expert in wellness sciences and meditation, who will take the stage of Anconella Garden on Saturday 3 July , together with Immaculata De Vivo , scientist and teacher Harvard, one of the world's leading experts in the field of molecular epidemiology, cancer genetics and the study of telomeres, for the presentation of the book “The lesson of the butterfly. Seven awareness to regenerate and discover a new well-being ” (Mondadori). The event, scheduled at 9 pm , is part of the Italia Gentile Festival, organized by the Municipality of Florence and MUS.E, in collaboration with the My Life Design ONLUS Association with the team of the Italia Gentile movement and the TuttoèVita Association. ONLUS.
Creator of the My Life Design ® method, the conscious design of one's personal, professional, social life, a methodology applied internationally in public and private companies, to the school, penitentiary, health system and in accompanying the dying, Daniel Lumera is the founder of the International Day of Forgiveness which in the last three editions has received the Medal of the President of the Italian Republic.
After the success of " Biology of kindness ", best seller published in Italy by Mondadori, Lumera and De Vivo, in this new book they propose a revolutionary and transversal method which, thanks to the encounter between avant-garde science and ancient millenary philosophies, teaches to face and overcome the great changes we are experiencing, to enter the near future with new wings. Simone Tani moderates the meeting.
CHILDREN AND SPORT. The month of July will continue with reviews and events designed for all generations: every Monday activities for children in collaboration with Il Parachute di Icaro ; Monday and Tuesday meetings organized by the Nottola di Minerva association, to deepen current issues; the program dedicated to sport with yoga in the park is not to be missed every Tuesday and Friday evening (from 6 to 7 pm) and every Wednesday morning (9 am), but there will also be pilates lessons in the trees (Mon-Wed-Fri 11.30- 12.30, Tuesday 14.30-15.30, Thursday 19-20), and gentle gymnastics on Wednesday (14.30-15.30) and Friday (9.30-10.30).
BOOKS. Wednesday 7 stops at Anconella garden Reading in the Garden , a series of meetings, walks and literary and musical performances with a travel theme, organized by the Nottola di Minerva cultural association. At 7 pm it will be possible to do a “Giro d'Italia in 70 picnic” together with the author of the homonymous book Silvia Ceriegi. Speakers Miriam Focili, Marisa Salabelle and Paolo Ciampi. Readings by Giulia Cavallini, music by Paolo Casu. For the same cycle, on 25 July it will be the turn of Paola Barbato, author of the book “The last guest”, in dialogue with Stefano Miniati. Readings by Federica Miniati, music by Alex Biagi with sax and tobox.
MUSIC AND THEATER. From Thursday to Sunday there is live music and theater . Among the shows scheduled in July, the review "The time of women", conceived by Veronica Fascione and Filippo Crudetti, chat-concert in the company of some female faces of contemporary music. The first to go on stage, Sunday 4th July , will be Martina Magionami (voice and guitar) for a pop-folk music concert, while on 31st July it will be the turn of Barbara Casini's Brazilian atmosphere (voice and guitar).
The theatrical review "With wings at the feet" continues , staged by the Youth Company of the ComaRimaggio Cultural Association: on Wednesday 14 July a particular version of the show "If by phoning ..." will be offered, a cross-section of the female universe through a series of phone calls .
From 15 to 18 July Radici in Festa returns , an unconventional music festival now in its third edition, organized by the Cultural Association Firenze Suona and the record label RadiciMusic Records, in collaboration with Cambiamusica Firenze !. Every evening from 20.30 to 23 different formations will alternate, with different instruments and proposals, from folk to classical, from world music to reggae.
On Saturday 24 July Florentine folk music returns with Lorenzo Andreaggi's show "Io, Narciso e Firenze", based on the album "Italy, America and back", directed by Narciso Parigi. The performance tells of the friendship and artistic collaboration between Andreaggi and Paris, through the famous Florentine songs of Narciso Parigi and Odoardo Spadaro himself.
Every day, from 16.00 until late in the evening, it will also be possible to stop at the Anconella Garden refreshment point. Among the proposals are alcoholic and non-alcoholic aperitifs created ad hoc by the bartenders, accompanied by hummus, guacamole and tacos, best sellers in past seasons. The dinner menu is even richer: in addition to the great classics such as fried fish, burgers and pizza, this year the chef Alexandro Sala and his staff will offer fresh first courses - linguine with clams, paccheri with zucchini and burrata - second courses plus hearty - the chef's sea bass fillet, kaarage chicken - and veg alternatives such as Quinoa in Japanese sauce, as well as lots of vegetable crudités with which to fight the summer heat.
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