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October 2014

Dear Friends,

Here we are again. We are now well into the Autumn season and the Institute awaits you with a varied and intense programme, starting with Filippo Del Corno, Cultural Councillor for the Town of Milan, who will speak about the forthcoming Expo 2015, together with Bill Emmott, keen observer of the “Phenomenon Italy” (1st October). MORE

At the Institute:

Suona Italiano

Suona Italiano is a project by the Fondazione Musica per Roma with the Italian Cultural Institute, to promote and diffuse Italian music in the United Kingdom.
Suona Italiano and the Italian Cultural Institute will bring concerts, collaborations with cultural institutions, master classes, meetings and exchanges, taking place at the Institute as well as in other prestigious venues. 

Here the full programme. 
Here all the events at the Institute

Italian Language Week in the World

Under the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic

For the XIV edition of the Italian language week in the world (20-25 October 2014), the Italian Cultural Institute in London organizes a number of initiatives.

Check our calendar of events for more info.
Here the full programme.

Eventi per bambini dai 3 ai 12 anni

Continua la fortunata serie di eventi per bambini organizzati in stretta collaborazione tra l’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Londra e La Scuola Italiana di Londra, una domenica al mese.

Qui il programma completo

The invention of the garden: Italy and England tell their stories

The Italian Cultural Institute presents three talks on Italian and English gardens, their relationship, their historical development and the shared experience of their designers.

Coming up:
The invention of the garden - A Mediterranean Island in Chelsea

Gaia Servadio in conversation with...

The series of conversations held by Gaia Servadio, one of the most brilliant British-Italian personalities, aims to be a meeting point between the two cultures, a direct contact between British characters with strong links to Italy and Italian characters who present our culture and influence in the Anglo-Saxon world.

Coming up:
Gaia Servadio in conversation with Mario Martone

Lunchtime recital series

The Institute will host 4 talented Italian pianists for a four concerts series at lunchtime. 
Here the full programme

Writers in Residence
translates Attilio Bertolucci

Emanuele Trevi on: 
Mervyn Peake
George Orwell

di Elisabetta Rasy

Roberto Alajmo
La Sicilia vista dalla Luna

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Raindance: The Voice of Indie Film

Raindance is dedicated to fostering and promoting independent film in the UK and around the world. Based in the heart of London, Raindance combines Raindance Film Festival, Training Courses, the prestigious British Independent Film Awards.and
La Dolce Italia, the Italian stand.

Check our calendar of events for the screening of the Italian films. 



BFI London Film Festival

8-19 October 2014. 248 films. 17 venues. 12 days. One festival.

Find out the selection of Italian films 





-Lunchtime piano recital at 1pm: Beatrice Botti

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Lunchtime piano recital at 1pm: Beatrice Botti

F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Rondo' Capriccioso op.14R. Schumann: Humoresque op.20Beatrice Botti graduated summa cum laude in piano at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory of Music in Rome. After winning a scholarship to the Brussels Conservatory in 1983, she >>>


-Enrico Terrinoni, Declan Kiberd, with Susan Bassnett: Impossible translating, Joyce in Italian

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Enrico Terrinoni, Declan Kiberd, with Susan Bassnett: Impossible translating, Joyce in Italian

Under the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic In memory of Gabriele Baldini A talk about the international presentation of the Italian translation of Ulysses (2012) and the launch of the work-in-progress translation/rewriting of >>>


-Lucy Riall, Elisabetta Rasy: Confessions of an Italian

Friday, October 24, 2014

Lucy Riall, Elisabetta Rasy: Confessions of an Italian

Under the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic In memory of Gabriele Baldini On the occasion of the first unabridged translation of Confessions of an Italian by Ippolito Nievo, published by Penguin Classics (Frederika Randall - Translator), >>>



Monday, October 27, 2014

"Nel cuore dell'anatomista": Andrea Vesalio

Andreas Vesalius was born on the 31st of December 1514 in Brussels. Descended from a family of illustrious physicians and pharmacists, he studied medicine in Paris, Louvain and Padua where immediately after graduation he was offered the chair of surgery >>>


-La citta' ideale by Luigi Lo Cascio

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

La citta' ideale by Luigi Lo Cascio

Michele Grassadonia is a fervent environmentalist. A long time ago, he moved from Palermo to Siena, its ideal city. He has carried out an experiment in his flat for longer than one year: living in full self-sufficiency, without running water or electricity. >>>


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