The Italian Society in Loughborough - The non for profit Society for everyone with a love of Italy
Current Programme 2017/18 

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Programme 2017/18 (Up until January 2018)

Friday the 29th, 7pm to 9pm
Il commissario Montalbano. An Illustrated talk by David Lamb

The series of detective stories, based on books by Andrea Camilleri was first broadcast by the BBC in 2012. The action is centred on Vigata, a fictional town in southeast Sicily. The scenes are however, filmed mostly around Ragusa, with many shots also of Marina di Ragusa, Scicli and the Castello di Donnafugata. Montalbano's flat is by the lighthouse of Punta Secca. The titles of the episodes are confusing, eg 'The Terracotta Dog', reflecting Camilleri's love of intriguing poetic lines, but giving away nothing about the plot. There are some 30 episodes, some of which are available on DVD sets. This one hour talk by David Lamb, presents the plot of two or three episodes and a brief visual guided tour of the actual locations in Sicily. He has also planned a guided tour holiday, themed on these locations, and other sites of interest, in Sicily, organised by a respected tour company.
Venue: Quorn Village Hall, 64 Leicester Road Quorn, Leicestershire, LE12 8BB 
Cost: Free for members, £3 for non members. Tea, coffee and biscuits included.

Friday the 27th, 7pm to 9pm
 An artist view of Calabria. An illustrated talk by Rosemary Mafrici.

This will be a talk by the artist Rosemary Mafrici. She is married to an Italian born in Calabria, Southern Italy. After years of visiting his hometown of Gizzeria, she was inspired to paint the village and eventually to give up her 15 years teaching career to paint full time. This talk will give a personal view of Calabria and what inspired her to paint. This is an insight into rural Italy from an outsider’s point of view, but with a passion for all that is Italian. Paintings and prints of both her Italian and English inspired work will be available for sale on the evening. 
Venue: Radmoor Centre, Loughborough College, Radmoor Rd, Loughborough LE11 3BT
Cost: free for members, £3 for non-members. Tea, coffee and biscuits included. 

Friday the 17th, 7pm-9pm 
World War One Italy on Film. An illustrated talk by Dr Joseph North.

 On the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Caporetto, Dr Joseph North’s talk will use newsreels, propaganda and fiction films to explore the life of the Italian people during the First World War. The talk begins by illustrating Italian life in 1911, 50 years after the Unification. After the contentious decision to join the Allies in 1915, Italy endured three years of mountain warfare, near-defeat at Caporetto and triumph one year later. Accounts from Ernest Hemingway, Erwin Rommel and Emilio Lussu will bring the war to life.

Venue: Radmoor Centre, Loughborough College, Radmoor Rd, Loughborough LE11 3BT 
Cost: free for members, £3 for non-members, with bar available to purchase cold and hot drinks.

Friday 1st, CANCELLED
Concerto di Natale
It is with regret that we have to cancel tonight event.

We are really sorry for the late notice, but unfortunately Olivia, our soprano for tonight, is not well and unable to perform.

We were really looking forward to the event and we are sorry that it will not go ahead.

We aim to plan again a concert event in the new year.
I would like to take this opportunity to tank you for your support during the current year, and we look forward to see you at our first event of the new year, on January the 12th.
We wish you all a serene and relaxing festive season with your friends and family.

Kindest Regards,
On behalf of the Dante Alighieri Society of Loughborough

Friday the 12th, 7pm to 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, with bar available to purchase cold and hot drinks.



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