At Easter, Italians have a traditional dessert called La Colomba di Pasqua or “the Easter dove”. La Colomba is a sweet Italian cake that is served only on this occasion and represents the start of spring. The Colomba can be thought of as the counterpart of the classic Christmas cakes panettone and pandoro. If you ever celebrate Easter with an Italian family, you will surely find one at their table.
Wednesday 19th April
Film Title: “Fai bei sogni” - Sweet Dreams by Marco Bellocchio
2016 Drama - 120 min - Rated M
Synopsis: Massimo's idyllic childhood is shattered by an unforeseen event. Years later, he is forced to relive his traumatic past and a compassionate doctor could help him open up and confront his childhood wounds.
Wednesday 19th April at 7:15 pm
Please note the earlier start at 7:15 pm as this beautiful movie is 2 hour long.
Come along to the Aperitivo Dante and enjoy a glass of wine and a chat in Italian (or English) before the film.
Aperitivo Dante begins at 7 pm. There is no charge for CineDante but a gold koha is requested for the evening.
This viewing is reserved to financial members of Dante Society. Annual subscriptions can be paid on the night.
THE ITALIAN BOOK CLUB 2023
The Italian Book Club in English is back!
If you dream of Italy and are passionate about its culture, come and join us.
Starting in May, we will read and discuss in English 3 books written by Italian authors.
The Italian Book Club is a ‘taste of Italy’ under all points of view: writers, stories, locations, characters, cultures including, of course, the food: at every meeting you will have the chance to try a traditional recipe inspired by the book.
Cost: $45 for three meetings of one and a half hours or $17 for each individual meeting.
Where: Kohinga - St. Albans Community Centre, 1049 Colombo Street (Edgeware Road end)
Facilitator: Roberto Dazzaro
Payment can be made online to the following bank account - 11 7800 0054463 11.
Copies of the books can be obtained at CCC Libraries.
Just click on the book titles below and you will be redirected to the library links.
First book - Wednesday 31st May
Trust by Domenico Starnone. For more info, visit the dedicated section on our website here.