An indiscreet look at the unknown USSR

Sergej Vasiliev, World Press Photo winner, arrives in Florence with his shots in the first anthological exhibition in Italy dedicated to him. With his camera, Sergei Vasiliev has narrated an unprecedented Russia, documenting for over 40 years the life of Ural cities such as Chelyabinsk, where he started working as a reporter in a local newspaper. […]

Toscana celebrates Eid

The Comunità Islamica di Firenze e Toscana will be celebrating the Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of the month of Ramadan. Due to restrictions related to COVID-19 the prayer will be held in an open space with respect to norms of masking and social distancing. The Comunità Islamica wishes everyone Happy Eid!

A taste of international literature

My nighbour’s book of the Filippo Buonarroti and the Orticoltura Libraries, is resuming this year after a one year disconnect bringing a collection of national and international literature to the district five community. GWC’s deputy director Sandra Rodrigues is presenting her publication in this event to be held on Friday 7 May, 2021 at 5.30 […]

Dare to Discover

GWC is following the #DareToCare International Convention organised by the United World Project which is going to be online between 7-9 May 2021. The convention has three aims: discover, connect and activate. Friday will be a chance to dive deeper to discover what Dare to Care means in various contexts economics, migration, communication and art […]

Oscar-nominated director talks to GWC

Skye Fitzgerald, Acadamy Award Nominee for best documentary (short subject), talked to GWC director Haifa Alsakkaf about his latest film “Hunger Ward”. The movie deals with the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Yemen caused by a civil war that started over five years ago. “Hunger Ward” documents the extemly difficult situation inside two of the most […]

Orthodox Easter celebrations in Florence

This year the Orthodox Easter celebrations were on Sunday 2 May. In the city of Florence this celebration was held in the Florentine Russian Orthodox Church of the Nativity of Jesus Christ and St. Nicholas the Miracle-Worker. In compliance with the curfew this year the traditional night procession, krestnyj khod, was held on Sunday morning […]