The Italian Society in Loughborough - The non for profit Society for everyone with a love of Italy


Programme 2018/19

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October 2018
Friday the 19th, 7pm to 9.30pm

Classic Italian movie season: “A special Day / Una giornata particolare” (1977) - Italian language with English subtitles
In Rome, fascist supporter Emanuele (John Vernon) attends a parade commemorating Adolf Hitler's historic meeting with Italian leader Benito Mussolini, leaving his apolitical wife, Antonietta (Sophia Loren), to tend to household duties. Antonietta encounters a man, Gabriele (Marcello Mastroianni), who appears surprisingly nonplussed by the political event. Over the course of the day, the two forge a close friendship that will forever change their perceptions of life, love and politics. Initial release: 12 August 1977 (Italy) 
Venue: Quorn Village Hall, 64 Leicester Road, Quorn, Leicestershire LE12 8BB 
Cost: Free for members (bring a friend for free), £3 for non members.
 


November 2018
Friday 2nd November 7pm-9pm

 The equilateral triangle in the artwork of Leonardo da Vinci: The Vitruvian man and more! - An Illustrated talk by Leno Mascia






Venue: Quorn Village Hall, 64 Leicester Road, Quorn, Leicestershire LE12 8BB 
Cost: Free for members, £3 for non members


November 2018 
Friday 16th November 2018 6.30pm-8pm

 Italian wine tasting: Wines from Sicily and Sardinia

This informative but fun evening of wine tasting will introduce you to the wines of the islands of Sicily and Sardinia.  

There are many types of wine that are produced in the region and the aim of the evening will be to familiarise you with both the grapes and the wine making styles that are typical of the area. You will also discover how the geography of the islands impacts on the taste profiles of the wines and how wine contributes to the culture of the islands themselves. 
The evening will include an introduction on how to taste wine in a way that helps you to understand the attributes of each one and will give you a chance to identify which wines you might want to try again!!  
The evening will be led by Sarah and Aidan Reed who both hold a WSET level 3 qualification in wine and spirits.
Venue: Radmoor Centre, Loughborough College, Radmoor Road, LE11 3BT. Cost: £12 for members, £15 for non members. ADVANCE BOOKINGS ONLY - (please email: committee@danteloughborough.vpweb.co.uk to book your place)



November 2018 
Friday 30th November 7pm-9pm (Date TBC asap)

 Concerto di Natale
Join us to celebrate Christmas, enjoy the lovely voice of local soprano Olivia Thornber with some traditional panettone and a glass of prosecco. 

Venue: St Mary’s, 97 Ashby Rd, Loughborough, LE11 3AB 
Cost: £3 for members, £5 for non members, pay at the door (include panettone and a glass of prosecco).






January 2019 
Friday 11th January 6.30pm-8.30pm

 Italian Quiz Night and AGM in English Language - AGM 
It would be so lovely to see you all at our 1st event of the year, celebrating the start of a new and exciting year the Italian way, with a FREE Glass of Prosecco and a delicious buffet. After our food and drink we will have some fun with our well prepared Italian quiz and a great prize will go to the winning team. A very small amount of time will be given to our AGM, usually no more than ten minutes. Don’t miss out on this great evening, we really want you to be there! 
Venue: Radmoor Centre, Loughborough College,Radmoor Rd, Loughborough LE11 3BT 
Cost: free for members, £5 for non-members, with bar available to purchase cold and hot drinks.

MORE EVENTS FOR 2019 COMING SOON

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