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

Programme 2019/20

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October 2019

Viaggio in Sardegna - Trip to Sardinia 13-17th October 2019

25 members of the DanteLoughborough Alighieri have just returned from a fantastic trip to Dolianova (Cagliari provincia) and discovered the beauties and the people of this lovely town of the south of the island.
All thanks to Alessandro Picciau and
It was the opportunity for the members of the Society to learn more about the culture of Sardinia and study the Italian language with Maura Mattana school in Cagliari, L' Accademia.
Unforgettable experience that we aim to repeat next year, as well as create a strong partnership between Leicestershire and Dolianova.

Photos of the visit

October 2019
Friday the 25th , 7pm to 9pm
Tintoretto: The ‘avant-garde superstar’ Artist of Renaissance Venice
2018-2019 marks the 500 th Anniversary of Tintoretto’s birth. Considered
the most Venetian among the celebrated painters of 16 th Century Venice,
and described, by a 16 th Century biographer, as a ‘peppercorn overwhelming
all other flavours in a dish’. His fast and loose style is so particular that he
was viewed as being radical and the subject of controversy: praised for his
power and inventiveness, yet criticised for his lack of perfection.
Tintoretto’s most influential narrative works of Christian Art were driven by
his Christian faith and reveal a sympathy for reformist trends in the
Church, emphasising the poverty and the humility of Christ and His
followers. Tintoretto’s religious paintings still convey today a deep Christian
message to all, who admire his works.

Venue: Quorn Village Hall, 64 Leicester Road, Quorn, Leicestershire LE12 8BB 
Cost: Free for members, £3 for non members.

November 2019
Friday the 8th , 7pm to 9pm
Italian wine tasting: Wines from Piemonte. 
This informative but fun evening of wine tasting will introduce you to the wines of the Piemonte region.

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.
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: Quorn Village Hall, 64 Leicester Road, Quorn, Leicestershire LE12 8BB
Cost: £12 for members, £15 for non members. PN: Bookings for the wine tasting is now CLOSED.

November 2019
Wednesday 27th Nov - 1st December - All day
Christmas Tree Festival

For the third year we are taking part in this event to support local charities and build up the Christmas spirit.

Venue: All Saintes Church, Steeple Row, Loughborough LE11 1EE

Cost: £2.50, children free (pay at the door)


Fri 10th January 6.30pm-8.30pm

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 cicchetti 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: Dolcino Gelateria
4 Cattle Market, Loughborough LE11 3DJ
Cost: free for members, £8 for non-members,
(Pay at the door) with bar available to purchase
cold / hot drinks.


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