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November 2014

My dear friends,

October has just flown by, ending in the wake of the great success of the Italian Language Week, interesting and thought-provoking: may I thank again all those who have taken part, speakers and members of the audience (lively and full of questions), but November will be no less fascinating. Indeed an “Autunno caldo”…  MORE

Special event:

Christmas Concert

LA CHIARASTELLA - Ambrogio Sparagna and Orchestra Popolare Italiana

La ChiaraStella is a concert conceived for the OPI - Orchestra Popolare Italiana by Ambrogio Sparagna (conductor, accordionist and ethnomusicologist). It is dedicated to traditional Italian Christmas songs of which it maintains the original spirit.

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At the Institute:

Suona Italiano

Suona Italiano is a project by the Fondazione Musica per Roma with the Italian Cultural Institute, to promote and diffuse Italian music in the United Kingdom.
Suona Italiano and the Italian Cultural Institute will bring concerts, collaborations with cultural institutions, master classes, meetings and exchanges, taking place at the Institute as well as in other prestigious venues. 

Here the full programme. 
Here all the events at the Institute

Gaia Servadio in conversation with...

The series of conversations held by Gaia Servadio, one of the most brilliant British-Italian personalities, aims to be a meeting point between the two cultures, a direct contact between British characters with strong links to Italy and Italian characters who present our culture and influence in the Anglo-Saxon world.

Coming up:
Gaia Servadio in conversation with Mario Martone

The invention of the garden: Italy and England tell their stories

The Italian Cultural Institute presents three talks on Italian and English gardens, their relationship, their historical development and the shared experience of their designers.

Coming up:
Early Georgian architecture and gardens and their Italian references: 1715-1750

Writers in Residence
Valerio Magrelli
translates Attilio Bertolucci

Emanuele Trevi on: 
Mervyn Peake
George Orwell

Taccuino Londinese
di Elisabetta Rasy

Roberto Alajmo
La Sicilia vista dalla Luna

Eventi per bambini dai 3 ai 12 anni

Continua la fortunata serie di eventi per bambini organizzati in stretta collaborazione tra l’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Londra e La Scuola Italiana di Londra, una domenica al mese. 

Qui il programma completo

British artists in Italy

The Italian Cultural Institute is proud of having supported two young British artists in the discovery of those special places in Italy where art meets craft. The project has given them the chance of improving their skills whilst working together with local artists and artisans.

Phoebe Collings-James

Matthew Stone

Past events

Lunchtime recital series

The Institute has hosted 4 talented Italian pianists for a four concerts series at lunchtime. 
Here the full programme

Italian Language Week in the World
Under the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic

Watch the videos of the events on our YouTube channel:

Tullio De Mauro & Giovanni Solimine: What Italian for how many Italians to write the new Europe

Antonella Anedda, Jamie McKendrick and Philip Terry: Poetry in Metamorphosis

Marino Sinibaldi, John Lloyd, with Tullio De Mauro: Un millimetro in la’ – intervista sulla cultura

Enrico Terrinoni, Declan Kiberd, with Susan Bassnett: Impossible translating, Joyce in Italian

Lucy Riall, Elisabetta Rasy: Confessions of an Italian
Here the leaflet.

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-The Italian Crisis: Twenty years on

Friday, November 21, 2014 - Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Italian Crisis: Twenty years on

Friday 21 November 9:30 – 10:45 Registration 10:45 – 11.00 Welcome and opening remarks by John Foot and Caterina Cardona 11:00 – 12:00 Keynote speaker. Paul Ginsborg ‘Holding on: the Italian Republic, 1994-2014’. Chair John Foot 12:00 – 1:00 Parallel >>>



Saturday, November 22, 2014


Franco D’Andrea pianoThis concert by Franco D’Andrea will be an opportunity to attend a performance by one of the most innovative and prolific pianists of today. D’Andrea, winner of the “Prix du Musicien Européen de l’Académie du Jazz de France” (2010) >>>


-I Doc Italy: Terramatta by Costanza Quatriglio

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I Doc Italy: Terramatta by Costanza Quatriglio

The film is centered around narration of excerpts from Vincenzo Rabito's memoir, Terra Matta. Rabito begins with his background in Sicily. He was born in 1899, and at a young age, he was pulled out of school to earn a wage for his family after the death >>>


-Detective Stories - Stefano Tura in conversation with Maurizio De Giovanni

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Detective Stories - Stefano Tura in conversation with Maurizio De Giovanni

Detective stories are all the rage and they seem to be immune to crisis, recession and the likes. The more popular characters have been fictionalised on television and have now become household names. One for all, the beloved Commissario Montalbano, now >>>

Special event

-Michele Serra, Massimo Ammaniti, Alessandra Lemma in: <i>New teen-agers</i>

Friday, November 28, 2014

Michele Serra, Massimo Ammaniti, Alessandra Lemma in: New teen-agers

The world and the lives of teenagers are constantly subject to quick, sudden and unpredictable changes, so much so that adults and older generations find themselves unprepared and helpless to confront these changes, particularly when they refer to and >>>


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