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. WE ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED

December 2018 
Sunday 9th December 2018 3pm-7pm

Italian Christmas Social
Join us to celebrate Chrismas, the Italian way. A relaxing afternoon 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 to

January 2019 
Friday 11th January 6.30pm-8.30pm
 Italian Quiz Night and AGM in English Language - AGM 
Venue: Radmoor Centre, Loughborough College,Radmoor Rd, Loughborough LE11 3BT 


The only novel by this Sicilian aristocrat and one which covers the invasion by Garibaldi and the last days of a lost Sicily, never to be retrieved. A fabulous portrait of a beautiful but decaying world.
Venue: Loughborough Town Hall 

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