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New events for 2023/24

16-22 ottobre 2023
La nostra Società Dante-Alighieri Loughborough celebra la XXIII Settimana della lingua italiana nel
Un gruppo dei nostri studenti trascorre una vacanza studio a Dolianova per la terza edizione del Festival Atobius - Incontri di culture.
Siamo nel pieno delle attività per questa settimana ricca di eventi nei quali gli studenti di lingua si immergono in una realtà dell’ entroterra sardo imparando la lingua, sperimentando prodotti tipici locali che hanno la qualità, la sostenibilità e l’ ospitalità al centro delle proprie attività.
Un grazie particolare a tutti gli studenti che stanno apprezzando questa esperienza, ad Alessandro Picciau di Atobius e a tutti i suoi collaboratori ( Cristina, Stefano per menzionarne alcuni) e a Maura Mattana Tramonte de L'Accademia - Your school of Italian in the Mediterranean Sea e alle sue splendide insegnanti Stefania e Monica per le divertenti lezioni ai nostri studenti.
Dopo una settimana ricca di eventi, ci prepariamo alla serata finale, sabato 21 ottobre nel centro storico di Dolianova.


November 2023

Reflections on the Symbolism of the Annunciation & the Divine

Child in the Italian Renaissance

An illustrated talk in English by Caroline Clarke

For more information click here 

Friday 24th November, 7pm to 9pm

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Reflections on the Symbolism of the Annunciation & the Divine

Child in the Italian Renaissance

An illutsrated talk in English by Caroline Clarke

WHEN - Friday 24th November 7pm to 9pm

WHERE - Village Hall, 64 Leicester Rd, Quorn, Leicester Road, LE12 8BB

COST - Free for members, £5 for non members

December 2023

Una Serata di Degustazione di Formaggi / Cheese tasting

(Booking in advance only)

Saturday 9th December, 7pm to 9pm

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Enjoy an evening tasting a delicious variety of artisan produced Italian cheeses. The event will be hosted by cheese seller Marie whose Nibbles and Cheddar van has become a popular stall at local markets.

WHEN - Saturday 9th December 2023 (book early to avoid disappointment)

WHERE - Quorn Village Hall, 64 Leicester Road, Quorn, Leicestershire LE12 8BB. Free parking available.

COST - £15 for members, £18 for non-members (bring your own drinks). To book your place email us

December 2023

“Italian Christmas Market”

Saturday 16th December, 1pm to 4pm

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You are all invited to participate on 16th December 2023 at 1:00pm til 4:00pm.

Where - The Sports Hall at the Becket School West Bridgford Wilford Ln,NG2 7QY Nottingham.

When - Saturday 16th December, 1pm to 4pm

Cost - Tickets pay at the door: Adults £3, Children free.All proceeds will be given to Rainbows Charity in Loughborough and Nottingham

January 2024

Italian Quiz Night, light Italian buffet and Agm

Friday 19th or 26th January, 7 to 9pm 

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It would be so lovely to see you all at our 1st event of the year, celebrating the start of a new year.

We will have a tasty light buffet Italian style and some fun with our 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 20 minutes. 

Don’t miss out on this great evening. We really want you to be there.

WHEN - Friday 26th January, 7pm to 9pm

WHERE - Murdoch's Cafe, 18 Church gate, Loughborough, LE11 1UD

COST - £5 for members, £10 for non-members. To book your place please send us an email HERE

February 2024

Festa di Carnevale 

40th Anniversary of the Dante Alighieri Society of Loughborough

1984 - 2024

Friday 16th February 2023 at 6pm


This year our Society celebrates 40 year of activity.

Join us for an entertaining evening with traditional Italian food (3 course menu), Carnival games, Italian live music with Paolo and a Best mask competition (get creative to win a prizes too.


WHEN - Friday 16th February 2023 at 6.30pm

WHERE - Radmoor Centre, Loughborough College, Loughborough, LE11 3BT

COST - £TBC for current members, £TBC for non members.

February 2024

Festa di Carnevale per bambini (booking in advance essential

Saturday 17th of February, from 5.30pm to 8.30pm


We are very pleased to have joined forces with the Italian School of Nottingham to bring back the Festa di Carnevale for children in Loughborough!

Join us for a children Carnival Party with "pentolaccia", games, animation, live music from Paolo and plenty of activities for your children.

***Bring your own food***

Booking in advance before the 3rd of February. To book your place please send an email to

WHEN - Saturday 17th of February 2023 from 5.30pm to 8.30pm

WHERE - Quorn Village Hall, 64 Leicester Road, Quorn, Leicestershire LE12 8BB. Free parking available.

COST - Children free (with accompanied adult at £9). We are happy to confirm that the money that we will raise during the evening will be donated to the local children hospice Rainbow

More event coming soon...

Including: Italian cinema, Talk on Italian design, and much more

About us

The non for profit "Societa' Dante Alighieri" was founded in Rome in 1889 with the aim of promoting Italian culture. From its very beginning the DA Society received an enthusiastic welcome, particularly among the many Italian communities that had established themselves throughout the world.

In Loughborough the DA Society has been established for 38 years (from 1984), and has always aimed to promote and develop an interest in Italian culture and language across the local community. 

 The Society is not just for Italian speakers and it welcomes membership from every background. Culture doesn't include only the highbrow arts, in fact we have run events that reflect Italy of  the past and the present.

This website is dedicated to sharing love and interests in Italy, his art, culture, cuisine and language. Check back often to learn about new contributions to our site, upcoming activities in the area, and ways to get involved with the DA Society! If you have any questions or comments, make sure to get in touch through the Contact Us section of the site.

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