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

NEW Programme for 2018 

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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.

Saturday the 10th, 6.45pm arrival for 7pm start
Carnevale Italiano

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: £28 for members and £30 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 31st of January. Please contact us via email on:

We look forward to see you at Carnevale

MARCH 2018
Friday the 2nd, 7pm to 9pm
The Victorians & the Reinvention of The Italian Renaissance – An illustrated talk by Emma Marigliano

It is certainly a matter of continuing debate whether the Renaissance started in Italy or Northern Europe. For the Victorians, however, there was no doubt. The Renaissance was Italian – from Giotto to Michelangelo, from Dante to Petrarch and from Florence to Rome, most definitely Italian.
This talk looks at the enormous impact that the art and culture of 14th to 16th century Italy had on the Victorians.
Until her retirement in December 2017 Emma Marigliano was the Head Librarian of The Portico Library in Manchester. Emma’s research interests are firmly embedded in art, illustration, book and library history. 
Venue: Quorn Village Hall, 64 Leicester Rd, Quorn, Loughborough LE12 8BB
Cost: £2 for members and £4 for non-members.  

APRIL 2018
Friday the 13th, 7pm to 9pm
An Exploration of Italian Wine: A Tasting of Wines from the Veneto Region 

The Veneto Region produces some of the most recognisable wines from Italy including Prosecco, Soave, Bardolino and Valpolicella. This informative evening of wine tasting will introduce you to some of the key wines and grapes from this area and will talk about the different regional factors and methods that are used to produce these wines. You will also be taken through the tasting process and given some tips on how to unpick and read the Italian labelling system on wine.
The evening is lead by Aidan and Sarah Reed who have a lifetime passion for wine and are qualified to WSET Level III in Wine and Viticulture.
Venue: Radmoor Centre, Loughborough College, Radmoor Road, LE11 3BT.
Cost: £13 for members, £15 for non members. ADVANCE BOOKINGS ONLY - (please email: to book your place)

MAY 2018
Friday the 11th , 7pm to 9pm
“Palladianism – An illustrated talk by Dr Michael Cefai

The 17th Century style of Andrea Palladio’s revolutionary genius of classical architecture, whose work transformed the architectural culture of the Western World. The talk will focus on the work of Andrea Palladio and its popularity in Britain during the mid 17thand early 18th Centuries.”
Venue: Quorn Village Hall, 64 Leicester Rd, Quorn, Loughborough LE12 8BB
Cost: Free for members, £3 for non members

JUNE 2018
Saturday the 30th, 7pm to 11pm
Summer charity event

 A charity event with an Italian taste with live music from local band SIESTA,for all the family.
Bring your own food and drinks.
Fun games to raise money for a great local Charity chosen by our members.
Venue: Quorn Village Hall, 64 Leicester Rd, Quorn, Loughborough LE12 8BB
Cost: £6 for all. ADVANCE BOOKINGS ONLY - (please email: to book your place)



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