Dante Alighieri Society - The Society for everyone with a love of Italy

            Coming Events for 2016 

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Friday 15th 7 to 9pm

Quiz Night and AGM
An evening filled with quizzes and Italian games (both in Italian and English). A great opportunity to spend an evening together and celebrate Italian and English culture. 

Venue: Radmoor Centre at Loughborough College
Cost: Free for all with bar available to purchase cold and hot drinks.

Friday 29th, 7-9pm

The Science of Leonardo da Vinci and the Secrets of the Vitruvian Man - An illustrated talk by Prof. Leno Mascia.
The scientific work of Leonardo will be discussed with illustrations from different areas, placing particularly emphasis on the geometric features of the Vitruvian man to demonstrate his unique ability in embedding scientific concept in art.

Venue: Radmoor Centre at Loughborough College
Cost: free for members, £3 for non-members. Tea, coffee and biscuits included.

Saturday the 27, 6.45pm arrival for 7pm start

Carnevale Italiano
Join us for an entertaining evening with traditional Italian food, carnival games, Italian music and a best mask and costume competition.
The price is £23.95 for members and £26.95 for non-members.  

Livio's has an excellent reputation and we are confident of being served a wonderful three-course meal with wine included in the price.


Venue: Livio’s Ristorante italiano, 31 Hall Croft, Shepshed, Loughborough LE12 9AN
Cost: £23.95 for members and £26.95 for non-members.  

MARCH 2016
Friday 4th, 7-9pm

Giuseppe Tornatore – Screening Italy’s Past and Present - An illustrated talk by Prof. William Hope.
Films by the Oscar-winning director Giuseppe Tornatore are well known for their opulent cinematography and their lush musical scores by Ennio Morricone; examples include Cinema Paradiso (1988) and Malena (2000), which launched Monica Bellucci’s film career. Much of Tornatore’s work has reflected on the changing face of Italian society from the post-war period onwards, and this presentation will discuss how Tornatore’s films go beyond mere nostalgia to explore a range of issues that continue to affect communities and individuals. The presentation will be accompanied by sequences from key films and by audio recordings (visual translations provided) made during an exclusive interview conducted with the director, during which he reflects on the social implications of his work.

Venue: Radmore Centre at Loughborough College
Cost: free for members, £3 for non-members. Tea, coffee and biscuits included.

APRIL 2016
Tuesday the 12th, 7pm-9pm

Gelato Italiano talk and taste - a demonstration by Francesco Arcadio.

Francesco and Kirsten, owners of the new Italian Gelateria in Loughborough, will help us to discover how real “gelato” is made, the history and thel passion behind the popular dessert. The talk include making and tasting 2 gelato flavours, and a cappuccino / tea / non alcoholic cold drink.
Booking essential.
Please email committee@danteloughborough.co.uk or call 07738438680.

Venue: Dolcino, 4 Cattle Market, Loughborough LE11 3DJ
Cost: £12 for members, £15 for non members  

MAY 2016
Friday, 20th May 2016, 7pm-9pm

“Giotto di Bondone - An illustrated talk by Dr Michael Cefai.

The genius who broke the spell of Byzantine conservatism; the ‘tipping point’ to an entirely new epoch of art: The Renaissance.”
Venue: Radmore Centre at Loughborough College
Cost: free for members, £3 for non-members. Tea, coffee and biscuits included.



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