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CROSSING BORDERS: PASOLINI AND MARGINALITY

Friday, October 31, 2014

CROSSING BORDERS: PASOLINI AND MARGINALITY

This one-day symposium brings together some of the major specialists on Pasolini and 20C Italian film and culture to explore the key theme of the margins and marginality in Pasolini’s work. This is to be understood not simply in terms of his representations >>>

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The invention of the garden -A Mediterranean Island in Chelsea

Monday, November 03, 2014

The invention of the garden -A Mediterranean Island in Chelsea

The second in our series of talks about Italian and English gardens, with Nick Bailey, Head Gardener at renowned Chelsea Physic Garden, one of the most important centres of botany and plant exchange in the world. Nick Bailey will talk about the many Mediterranean >>>

Music

365 PAOLO FRESU, IL TEMPO DI UN VIAGGIO-MY JAZZ ISLANDS FESTIVAL

Thursday, November 06, 2014

365 PAOLO FRESU, IL TEMPO DI UN VIAGGIO-MY JAZZ ISLANDS FESTIVAL

Filomena Campus (My Jazz Islands Festival ) and Roberto Minini-Meròt present the movie365 Paolo Fresu, il tempo di un viaggioRoberto Minini-Meròt directorPaolo Fresu cast and musicVic Albani, Raffaele Casarano castDocu-fiction, Italy 2014, 100’365 Paolo >>>

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Presentation of: Giambattista Piranesi. <i>Matrici incise 1756-1757</i> (Edizioni Gabriele Mazzotta)

Friday, November 07, 2014

Presentation of: Giambattista Piranesi. Matrici incise 1756-1757 (Edizioni Gabriele Mazzotta)

The Istituto nazionale per la grafica (National Institute for Graphic Arts) part of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, is a unique example of its kind in the world of international museology since its collection includes copper plates (matrici), >>>

Music

Lunchtime piano recital at 1pm: Luciano Bellini

Friday, November 07, 2014

Lunchtime piano recital at 1pm: Luciano Bellini

L. Bellini, from the Album “Mediterrando”Spartenza, Habanera, Fado, Preludio e Aria Egea, Promenade, Tramonto sul Bosforo, Sirtaky, Bolero, Saltarello.L. Berio, Encores pour piano:brinerdenklavierwasserklavierA. Berg, Sonata op 1F. Busoni, All’Italia!A. >>>

Event for Children

VIAGGIO A BLUESVILLE - Orphy Robinson con la partecipazione di Filomena Campus

Sunday, November 09, 2014

VIAGGIO A BLUESVILLE - Orphy Robinson con la partecipazione di Filomena Campus

Il grande musicista Orphy Robinson, con la partecipazione della meravigliosa cantante jazz sarda Filomena Campus, seguira’ con i bambini un treno immaginario che si fermera’ via via per incontrare il Duke of Ellington, il Count of Basie, le sorelle Bella >>>

Literature

From Devilry to Divinity: Readings in the Divina Commedia

Monday, November 10, 2014

From Devilry to Divinity: Readings in the Divina Commedia

Click here for the full programme After reading Dante in Italian, with English translation, visual and verbal commentary, there will be time for informal and informed discussion inspired by the text, with the opportunity to view rare and early editions >>>

Cinema

Rebel Menopause by Adele Tulli & How we are now by Andrea Niada

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Rebel Menopause by Adele Tulli & How we are now by Andrea Niada

Rebel Menopause by Adele Tulli “Menopause is when a woman’s life begins!” With these words, Therese Clerc starts to describe her experience of ageing. 85 years old, Therese is a militant feminist whose passion for politics and women’s rights has driven >>>

Literature

'Writing: what an effort!'

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

'Writing: what an effort!'

“Writing: what an effort!…” the writer Giorgio Montefoschi narrates himself in a conversation with essayist and Italianist Stefano Jossa. His books, his topics, his Rome. Giorgio Montefoschi (Rome 1946), our writer in residence in November, is a literary >>>

Music

DANILO REA - QUANDO C’ERA BERLINGUER

Thursday, November 13, 2014

DANILO REA - QUANDO C’ERA BERLINGUER

Danilo Rea pianoThe concert will be followed by the screening of the movie presented by Walter VeltroniQuando c’era BerlinguerWalter Veltroni directorDavide Manca director of photographyGabriele Gallo editingDanilo Rea musicDocumentary, Italy 2014, 117’Danilo >>>

Art

Michelangelo Pistoletto in conversation with Alain Elkann

Friday, November 14, 2014

Michelangelo Pistoletto in conversation with Alain Elkann

Introduced by Julia Peyton-Jones, Director of Serpentine Galleries On the occasion of the publication of The Voice of Pistoletto, written by Michelangelo Pistoletto and Alain Elkann (Rizzoli exlibris). A dynamic and far-reaching dialogue with one of Europe’s >>>

Literature

Giorgio Montefoschi tells of Giorgio Bassani

Monday, November 17, 2014

Giorgio Montefoschi tells of Giorgio Bassani

On the occasion of the translation into English, in the Penguin Classics Series, of L’odore del fieno” (The Smell of Hay) written by Giorgio Bassani, an evening dedicated by the writer Giorgio Montefoschi to the Ferrarese writer, unquestionably one of >>>

Special event

Gaia Servadio in conversation with Mario Martone

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Gaia Servadio in conversation with Mario Martone

Gaia Servadio, in her fifth and final conversation of her series, talks to Mario Martone on how his film projects the figure of the greatest Italian poet of the 19th. The link between Leopardi and Britain is tenuous, it is thus important to stress the >>>

Music

MORRICONE E L’ITALIA

Thursday, November 20, 2014

MORRICONE E L’ITALIA

Gilda Buttà pianoGiuseppe Martucci Fantasia op. 57Alfredo Casella Variations sur une chaconneEnnio Morricone Rag in frantumi, Nuovo cinema paradiso, Love affair, Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospettoLuciano Berio WasserklavierEnnio Morricone >>>

Music

FRANCO D’ANDREA - EFG LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL

Saturday, November 22, 2014

FRANCO D’ANDREA - EFG LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL

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) >>>

Cinema

Terramatta by Costanza Quatriglio

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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 >>>

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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 >>>

Music

.N MY LIFE. THE PIANO IN MY LIFE EMANUELE ARCIULI

Thursday, December 04, 2014

.N MY LIFE. THE PIANO IN MY LIFE EMANUELE ARCIULI

Thomas Butler presents Emanuele Arciuli pianoThomas Adés Darknesse VisibleMichele dall'Ongaro AutodaféGianvincenzo Cresta Tre studi sull'immanenza (for E. Arciuli)Francesco Antonioni Tre Preludi Diatonici (for E. Arciuli)Cornelius Cardew Father Murphy >>>

Music

IN MY LIFE. THE VIOLIN IN MY LIFE ANDREA OBISO

Thursday, December 11, 2014

IN MY LIFE. THE VIOLIN IN MY LIFE ANDREA OBISO

Andrea Obiso violinJohann Sebastian Bach Grave & Fuga from the 2nd Sonata for solo violinEugène Ysaÿe Sonata n.3 "Ballade"Fritz Kreisler Recitativo und Scherzo-CapriceNiccolò Paganini Capricci n.1 and 4 Nel cor più non mi sento” (short version)Andrea >>>

Italian Language Courses

Italian Courses Open Day

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Italian Courses Open Day

For complete beginner we are giving a free tester of Italian language lessons, for all other levels we can offer a free assessment test in order to assess your level.You and your guests are more then welcome to attend. Free tester of Italian language >>>

 

 

 

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