It is with great sadness that we farewelled our friend and student Adeline Mc Donald. "Adelina" passed away on the 23rd of July, aged 92, our eldest student. Very bright, curious, committed (studied Italian with very much the same group of people for the past 18 years), Adelina was about to set to Europe in the next weeks!
She will be greatly missed by our Wednesday morning class.
2 NEW Dante activities about to start...
Cornetto & Cappuccino -
Italian traditional breakfast every second Sunday of the month at Casamassima.
Come along and enjoy a true Italian cornetto & cappuccino with us! Starting on Sunday 11 August 10am-11am, at the special price of $5.00 for Dante members. Francesca Marisa will be there each time to welcome you and speak Italian (it is not compulsory!). No need to book, just turn up!
Italian Card Club - Giochiamo a carte
Free of charge - September and October
We are happy to announce that the Card Club will begin in September.
4 Sundays of Italian traditional card games on September 8 and 22 and October 6 and 13. Time and place to be finalised (to be notified in the next newsletter).
The 4 sessions will be all in preparation for a tournament in November.
Two Italian teachers will be there to teach you the games if you are a beginner. Italians welcome!
Open to all Dante members.
Film Title: "La finestra di fronte" (Facing windows) by Farzan Ozpetek
2003 Drama - 102 min - Rated M-VSRL
An unhappily married woman befriends an old man and starts spying on a handsome neighbour.
Wednesday 21st August 2019 at 7.30 pm
CineDante is held in either the Puriri Lounge or the Riccarton Lounge, in the brick building behind the Church, St. Ninian’s Church, 5 Puriri Street, Riccarton, Christchurch. There is a carpark to the side of the Church Hall.
CineDante brings the splendour of Italian cinema to Christchurch.
Viewings are reserved for financial members of the Dante Sociery. Annual subscriptions can be paid on the night.
All 2019 Dante Language Students are deemed to be financial members of the Dante Alighieri Society.
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.
A very brief August newsletter but lots to look forward in a month time, in... PRIMAVERA: Dante Chch participating in the CCC Heritage festival ... and the possibility of winning a semester of Italian language classes free! All details in the September newsletter.