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

Programme 2019

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February 2019 
Fri 1st Feb 7pm-9pm

Italian quiz night and AGM, in English language

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, (Pay at the door) with bar available to purchase cold and hot drinks.

February 2019 
 Fri 8th Feb 7pm-9pm

Art, history, literature, food, wine
(local wine and cheese tasting during the evening)
An illutrated talk in English language by Alessandro Picciau and Maura Mattana.

With today’s presentation we would like to help you discover some of the less known facts of Sardinia’s art and culture. We will cover aspects of Roman architecture and Gothic-Catalan paintings. We also introduce you to the famous “Bronzetti Nuragici” and “Ciusa’s sculture”. As part of the presentation we will also have a wine tasting from the prominent wine area of Dolianova.

Venue: Quorn Village Hall, 64 Leicester Road, Quorn, Leicestershire LE12 8BB 
Cost: Free for members, £10 for non members.

Friday 1st Mar, 6.30pm - 10.30pm
Carnevale Italiano 2019

Join us for an entertaining evening with traditional Italian food (3 course menu), carnival games, Italian music and a best mask and costume competition.

Venue: Caravelli, The Old Manor, 11-12 Sparrow Hill, Loughborough LE11 1BT

Cost: £29.75 for members and £32.95 for non-members.  

If you are planning to attend please see the attached menu, make your selections and email me with your menu choices:

Then, to reserve and secure your and your party places please send a payment by the 15th of February. Please contact us via email on:

We look forward to see you at Carnevale

April 2019 
Friday 5th Apr 6pm 10pm

Italian Social "CHAT & CICCHETTI"
A relaxing evening chiacchierando (chatting) and tasting some typical Italian delicatessen. 

Cicchetti are small snacks or side dishes, typically served in in VeniceItaly.

Venue: Dolcino, 4 Cattle Market, Loughborough, LE11 3DL
Cost: £8.50 for members, £9.50 for non members (reserve your place via email HERE)

 May 2019 
Tuesday 21st May, 6.30pm-9.30pm

Classic Italian movie season: “Two women / La ciociara” (1960) - Italian language with English subtitles
Two Women (ItalianLa ciociara ., roughly translated as "The Woman from Ciociaria") is a 1960 Italian film directed by Vittorio De Sica. It tells the story of a woman trying to protect her young daughter from the horrors of war. The film stars Sophia LorenJean-Paul BelmondoRaf ValloneEleonora BrownCarlo Ninchi, and Andrea Checchi. The film was adapted by De Sica and Cesare Zavattini from the novel of the same name written by Alberto Moravia. The story is fictional, but based on actual events of July 1943 in Rome and rural Lazio.

Venue: Quorn Village Hall, 64 Leicester Road, Quorn, Leicestershire LE12 8BB 
Cost: Free for members (bring a friend for free), £3 for non members.

June 2019
Friday the 14th , 7pm to 9pm

Michelangelo – ‘Il Divino’ – An illustrated talk by Dr Michael Cefai

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni or more commonly known by his first name Michelangelo, 6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564, was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet of the High Renaissance born in the Republic of Florence, who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. Considered by many the greatest artist of his lifetime, and by some the greatest artist of all time, his artistic versatility was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with his rival, the fellow Florentine and client of the MediciLeonardo da Vinci.
Venue: Quorn Village Hall, 64 Leicester Rd, Quorn, Loughborough LE12 8BB
Cost: Free for members, £3 for non members


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