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Programme 2020

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Cari amici,
We hope that you and your loved ones are well at this strange time.
The current situation has affected all of us greatly and disrupted our everyday life.
It has of course also affected our Society events, and earlier in the year we decided firstly to postpone our 2020 Spring events programme until the Autumn. But now we feel that it is a sensible decision, due to the uncertainty, to postpone the Autumn events until January 2021.
We feel that for the nature of our events it will not be safe to host events just yet.

As a Society we have made the decision to honour all that have signed for this year membership and transfer your membership to next year.
We are sure that you will appreciate the gesture at this difficult time.
The Society committee will be meeting in the Autumn to confirm the dates for our new events starting in January 2021 and to finalise the details. We will of course review the situation should Government guidelines suggest otherwise. 

In the meantime, before we meet again in person, we have organised a few virtual events that we will run this Autumn for everyone.

Please check our website and facebook page for further updates in the coming days and weeks.

Cordiali Saluti, 
On behalf of the Dante Alighieri Society Committee,
we wish you all the very best.


A montage of inspirational images and video footage from Italy during the 2020 pandemic put together by the Dante Alighieri Society - Loughborough UK. Music - Bella Ciao - Balcony performance by Daniele Vitale Sax

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Con Amore - Dante Alighieri Society Loughborough UK
A montage of inspirational images and video footage from Italy during the 2020 pandemic put together by the Dante Alghieri Society - Loughborough UK.Music - Bella Ciao - Balcony performance by Danie...

September 2020
Italian Quiz on Zoom
September the 16th at 7pm

15 questions about Italy, playing in teams.
Join us on Wednesday, September the 16th at 7pm.
If you are interested send us an email to and I will send you the Zoom link.
We hope that you can join us.

October - November 2020
Virtual Cake Competition

We would like to invite you to make a cake with an Italian theme.
Then send in a photo of the cake (no more than two photos per entrant please), along with a very brief description of the cake, making clear the connection to Italy.
We will display all the photos via a link on the website and invite all members to vote for their favourite.
The last date for entry is Friday October 30, and voting ends Friday November 13 2020.
The winner will be posted on the website along with a copy of the recipe.
Prize: Fame amongst the cake bakers!!
Please send photos to: 

November 2020
Italian movie season 


March 2020

Friday the 20 March 7pm start
Italian movie season: “Jonny Stecchino” - (Italian language with English subtitles)

Johnny Stecchino (released 1991) is an Italian comedy film directed by and starring Roberto Benigni in dual roles. This film follows the life of Dante, a quirky school bus driver (Benigni) for students with Down syndrome, who bears a striking resemblance to Johnny Stecchino, an Italian mafioso who is wanted by Sicilian mobsters for treason and murder

Venue: Quorn Village Hall, 64 Leicester Road, Quorn, Leicestershire LE12 8BB

Cost: Free for members (bring a friend for free), £3 for non-members.

April 2020
Friday the 3 of April 7pm to 9pm
Italian Social "CHAT & CICCHETTI"

A relaxing evening chiacchierando (chatting) in Italian and English (also with native Italians) and tasting some typical Italian delicatessen.
Cicchetti are small snacks or side dishes, typically served in in Venice, Italy.

Venue: Dolcino, 4 Cattle Market, Loughborough, LE11 3DL

Cost: £9.50 for members, £10.50 for non-members 

May 2020
Friday the 29 May 2020 7pm
La Divina Commedia, Dante Alighieri:  In Quest of Paradise. An Illustrated talk in English by Caroline Clarke

A masterpiece of medieval literature! Ground-breakingly written in Italian not Latin. Beloved of the people. A political satire of the day exposing corruption in Church & State. But most of all a love story to equal that of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet & the tale of a journey into the darkest realms of the psyche in quest of freedom & spiritual illumination. Join us as we peer into the mystery of Dante’s greatest work.

Venue: Quorn Village Hall, 64 Leicester Road, Quorn, Leicestershire LE12 8BB

Cost: Free for members, £3 for non-members

June 2020
Friday the 19th of June 2020 7pm
Italian movie season: “Nuovomondo” -  “Golden Door”- (Italian language with English subtitles)

Nuovomondo, literally "new world" (English world-wide title Golden Door), is a 2006 drama film based on a family's migration from Italy to New York City, U.S.A. at the beginning of the 20th century. The film, written and directed by Emanuele Crialese, opens on location in Sicily and concludes in the United States. The movie premiered at the Venice Film Festival on September 8, 2006 to critical praise and seven nominations (with six wins) at the festival.

Venue: Quorn Village Hall, 64 Leicester Road, Quorn, Leicestershire LE12 8BB

Cost: Free for members (bring a friend for free), £3 for non-members.

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