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Music

Elena Zucchini, guitar

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Elena Zucchini, guitar

SORRY THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLEDH. Villalobos:- Prelude no.I- Studio no.XID. Scarlatti:- Sonata K391- Sonata K208L. Legnani: Tre CapricciS. Iannarelli: Ritorno...sulla via del caffèF. Tarrega: Recuerdos de la AlhambraR. Dyens (from Libera Sonatine):- >>>

Literature

“THE ITALIANS”

Thursday, September 10, 2015

“THE ITALIANS”

What is Italy doing these days and what about the Italians? These are questions which often arise in international debates for the role of the nation and also for the significant (and growing) number of Italians living abroad. And this happens today more >>>

Cinema

Pasolini: Poetry & Politics: ACCATTONE

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Pasolini: Poetry & Politics: ACCATTONE

Dir. Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy 1961, 117min, cert. 15Accattone (played by Franco Citti) is a layabout-pimp from the Roman underclass who lives off a prostitute until she ends up in jail. It’s a story set among the society’s sub-proletariat, where good >>>

Art

PRE-POP AND POP: THE 50s AND 60s IN ITALY

Monday, September 14, 2015

PRE-POP AND POP: THE 50s AND 60s IN ITALY

The Italian Cultural Institute celebrates the Tate Modern’s major exhibition The World Goes Pop with a homage to the cultural icons of the time in Italy, from artist Sergio Lombardo (one of the Italian artists featured in the Tate’s exhibition, alongside >>>

Cinema

EMERGENCY EXIT - Young Italians abroad by Brunella Filì + Q&A with the Director

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

EMERGENCY EXIT - Young Italians abroad by Brunella Filì + Q&A with the Director

Introduced by Diego Mantoan (Ca' Foscari Alumni.) London based Patrizia Pierazzo interviewed in the documentary will also be present. Emergency Exit is a documentary project about Italy and the consequences of the last 20 years of politics on the young >>>

Cinema

Pasolini: Poetry & Politics: THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Pasolini: Poetry & Politics: THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW

Dir. Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy-France 1964, 140 mins, cert. 18The story of Jesus' life is well-known: the birth of Christ, the madness of Herod, the exile in Egypt, the return to Jerusalem. After persuading twelve fishermen to follow him, Jesus of Nazareth >>>

Cinema

Pasolini: Poetry & Politics: PIGSTY

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Pasolini: Poetry & Politics: PIGSTY

Dir. Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy-France 1969, 98 mins, cert. 15Porcile (Pigsty) is a film composed from two separate stories, one interwoven against the other. The first episode tells the story of a middle-class family headed by a German fascist father >>>

Special event

OPEN HOUSE LONDON 2015

Saturday, September 19, 2015

OPEN HOUSE LONDON 2015

The Italian Cultural Institute is proud to participate and support Open City, the leading architecture charity behind Open House London festival. We will celebrate London’s wealth of architecture and urban spaces welcoming our visitor and showing them >>>

Italian Language Courses

ITALIAN COURSES OPEN DAY - Enrolment and Assessment Tests

Saturday, September 19, 2015

ITALIAN COURSES OPEN DAY - Enrolment and Assessment Tests

Opening hours: 10am-12noon If you have studied Italian or learned Italian before, we can offer a free assessment test in order to assess your level. A great opportunity to assess your level, meet the teachers and be introduced to the syllabus as well >>>

Italian Language Courses

ITALIAN COURSES OPEN DAY - Free taster of Italian language lessons for complete beginner.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

ITALIAN COURSES OPEN DAY - Free taster of Italian language lessons for complete beginner.

Opening hours: 12noon to 3pmFree taster of Italian language lessons for complete beginners.A great opportunity to assess your level, meet the teachers and be introduced to the syllabus as well as to the method of teaching. Benefit of a £10 discount on >>>

Literature

READING GROUP INCONTRO CON LO SCRITTORE MARIO DESIATI

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

READING GROUP INCONTRO CON LO SCRITTORE MARIO DESIATI

In un paese immobile nella luce mediterranea, circondato dalle gravine dove si precipitano da sempre le spose infelici, cresce un gruppo di ragazzi segnati da altre infelicità. Sono legati per sempre. Prima dal sudore, poi dalle gambe massacrate sul campetto >>>

Literature

ETERNAL ADOLESCENCE

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

ETERNAL ADOLESCENCE

Mario Desiati narrates Italy’s generation of born in the 70s and 80s, their world of precarious work, uncertain identity and sexual instability, whose imagination is publicly generated rather than privately driven.Mario Desiati hails from Martina Franca >>>

Music

Duo Ferri: (Marco Ferri) violin - (Enrico Ferri) cello

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Duo Ferri: (Marco Ferri) violin - (Enrico Ferri) cello

Boccherini: Duo in D MajorBach: Partita no.2 for violinBach: Suite no.3 for celloHandel - Halvorsen: Passacaglia for violin and cello

Literature

BECKETT AND DANTE, OR DANTE IN BECKETT?

Friday, September 25, 2015

BECKETT AND DANTE, OR DANTE IN BECKETT?

Or rather, Beckett in Dante? Daniela Caselli, Nicola Gardini, and Valerio Magrelli will discuss this extraordinarily complex relationship, bringing to the fore Beckett’s fascination with Dante’s world and characters (starting from the Purgatorial Belacqua) >>>

Special event

TO LAUNCH VERDI’S AIDA ON WARNER CLASSICS AND THE ACCADEMIA DI SANTA CECILIA’S 2015-16 SEASON

Friday, September 25, 2015

TO LAUNCH VERDI’S AIDA ON WARNER CLASSICS AND THE ACCADEMIA DI SANTA CECILIA’S 2015-16 SEASON

Marco Delogu, Director of the Italian Institute, and Martin Cullingford, Editor of Gramophone,invite you to a brunch conversation with Sir Antonio Pappano, Music Director of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and composer Luca FrancesconiLaunch >>>

Theatre

“STELLE” - monologo teatrale di Luigi Trucillo

Monday, September 28, 2015

“STELLE” - monologo teatrale di Luigi Trucillo

L’attore Andrea Renzi interpreta Stelle, monologo teatrale di Luigi Trucillo sui temi del firmamento e del desiderio.La rappresentazione sarà preceduta da un intervento dell’autore teatrale Luigi Trucillo, il quale introdurrà al pubblico gli aspetti letterari >>>

Cinema

ZABRINSKIE POINT  by Michelangelo  Antonioni

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

ZABRINSKIE POINT by Michelangelo Antonioni

An epic portrait of late Sixties America, as seen through the portrayal of two of its children: an anthropology student and a dropout.Directed by Michelangelo AntonioniCast: Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin, Paul Fix, Bill Garaway | USA |1970 |110 minutes.Nick >>>

Literature

Readers live a thousand lives A special event to celebrate our passion for reading!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Readers live a thousand lives A special event to celebrate our passion for reading!

“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it.”( J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye)“Leggere >>>

Cinema

THE GRIM REAPER (LA COMMARE SECCA) by Bernardo Bertolucci

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

THE GRIM REAPER (LA COMMARE SECCA) by Bernardo Bertolucci

Near the Tiber river, in a Roman park, a prostitute was killed. The police tracks down people that were inside the park during that night. They are questioned and have to explain why they were there. One of them is the killer. In this stunning debut feature >>>

Cinema

HUMAN CAPITAL (IL CAPITALE UMANO) by Paolo Virzi'

Friday, October 30, 2015

HUMAN CAPITAL (IL CAPITALE UMANO) by Paolo Virzi'

Dir Paolo Virzi' | 2013 | ITALY | 109’Adapted from the Stephen Amidon novel and transported from the USA to Italy, Human Capital offers a scathing class critique of contemporary Italian society. Winner of numerous awards, including Best Film at the 2014 >>>

Cinema

STILL LIFE by Uberto Pasolini

Saturday, October 31, 2015

STILL LIFE by Uberto Pasolini

Dir Uberto Pasolini | 2013 | ITALY/UK | 87'John is an obsessively organised council worker responsible for locating the next of kin when people die alone. In the rare cases that he cannot find family members, he arranges funerals and often attends as >>>

Cinema

GERMANY, YEAR ZERO (GERMANIA ANNO ZERO) by Roberto Rossellini

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

GERMANY, YEAR ZERO (GERMANIA ANNO ZERO) by Roberto Rossellini

Edmund, a young boy who lives in war-devastated Germany after the Second World War has to do all kinds of work and tricks to help his family in getting food and barely survive. One day he meets a man who used to be one of his teachers in school and hopes >>>

 

 

 

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