June 2nd is a very important day for Italy and for all Italians; Republic Day, also known as Festa della Repubblica celebrates the day when Italians voted to abolish the monarchy in 1946 so their country could become a republic.
The main celebration takes place in the capital with performances from military bands, and a huge military parade passes through central Rome. Smaller celebrations can be seen in many other cities and towns. The highlight is the flyover by Frecce Tricolori, Italy's Air Force. The planes fly over the Altare della Patria monument, leaving a trail of green, white and red smoke. Each year a wreath is also laid at this Altare della Patria, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, where an eternal flame burns.
To celebrate this significant day The Dante Society in Christchurch has organised an Italian Aperitivo at Casamassima.
Join us on Saturday 2nd June at Casamassima Italian Fare, 48 Salisbury Street, Christchurch from 6:00 till 8:00pm to celebrate this significant day with an Aperitivo and some traditional Italian Food.
• Taglieri di affettati assortiti (Assorted cold cuts platters)
• Taglieri di formaggi assortiti abbinati a composte e salsine dalla nostra selezione (Assorted aged cheeses platters with our special chutneys and compotes matched together)
• Piatti di Focaccie miste calde (mixed Hot Focaccia platters): Focaccia di Recco, Pizzata, Focaccia al Pesto, Focaccia con le cipolle Focaccia Genovese calda (Focaccia Genovese style)
• Prosecco: One glass of prosecco Private Cuvèe Zardetto is included in the quoted price. Any extra drinks will be charged at $6.00 each
• Bibite Extra (Extra Drinks): al consumo (everyone pays separately for what they will have as extra drinks, not included in the offer: wine, beer, soft drinks, coffee, liqueurs and spirits)
To confirm your booking pay the amount of $22.00 per person to: 117800-0054463- 11 indicating clearly your name, and then send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to inform us.
Alternatively you can pay by cheque, made out to the Dante Alighieri Society and send it to Mr Lindsay Serra, 21 Cairnbrae Drive, Prebbleton 7604. Please send an email to email@example.com to inform us.
Places are limited and there will be no door sales.
Any enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or ring Jan on 351-9796.
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Cogliamo quest'occasione per porgere a tutti voi i migliori auguri per un prospero 2018.
Il vostro presidente,
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
29th November at 7pm
5 Puriri Street, Riccarton
From the President:
I would like to invite you all to come along to the Dante on Wednesday 29th November at 7pm for our Annual General Meeting and our end-of-year festa.
At the AGM we need to elect officers and committee members for 2018. It would be wonderful to have some new people to join us on the committee. It isn’t very onerous – about 4-5 meetings over the year. We would love to have your new energy on board and help us plan for a lively programme of events for the Dante in 2018. So come along and put your hand up!
After the AGM, please join us for a glass of prosecco and some wonderful nibbles which will be provided.
CineDante was not held on 8th November
but will be combined with our AGM on 29th November at 7pm
at St. Ninian’s, 5 Puriri Street, Riccarton.
When Italy Ate in Black and White
(Quando l’Italia mangiava in bianco e nero)
Directed by Andrea Gropplero di Troppenburg
Documentary, Italy 2014, 20 minutes
How did the concept of nutrition, cooking and friendliness change over the last 90 years? How does the food on our plate influence our quality of life? Is the idea of 'good food' changing? This well-documented journey between the traditional recipes of the regional cuisine and the black and white images from the Instituto Luce’s Archive tries to explore the eating habits and customs of the Italians throughout the years. Quando l’Italia magiava in bianco e nero is a tasty trip between dishes, kitchens, testimonies and funny stories from personalities of entertainment and culture.
21-25 November 2017
Christchurch, New Zealand
The Società Dante Alighieri of Christchurch
is proud to be part of this world-wide celebration of Italian cuisine
and invites you to come along to three events marking the week in Christchurch.
Tuesday 21 Nov - La vera pizza napoletana
In December this year the art of the traditional Neapolitan pizza-makers is a candidate to be entered in the UNESCO list of world cultural patrimony.
To celebrate this come along to LA DOLCE VITA for a three hour Cooking Class and learn how to make an authentic Neapolitan Pizza cooked in a real Wood pizza oven and enjoy eating in a friendly relaxed atmosphere.
Where: 49 Wiggins Street, Sumner
Time: from 6.00 to 9 pm
Cost: $40.00 pp and BYO
Booking is essential, please pay directly: Westpac 03 15990191556 00
Email Clotilde Romano at LA DOLCE VITA: email@example.com
Clotilde’s Mobile: 0221921495
Thursday 23 Nov - A Celebratory Tasting of Fine Wines from Italy
A selection of fine wines, including Prosecco from the prestigious Valdobbiadene, another UNESCO candidate for 2018, will be tasted under Professor Roland Harrison, professor of Wine Chemistry at Lincoln University.
Where: Casamassima Italian Fare, 48 Salisbury Street, Christchurch
Cost: $36 pp (includes tastings of 6 different famous Italian wines and assorted platters of Italian cheeses, cold cuts, Genovese focaccia, artisan-made breadsticks and a nice sweet surprise at the end, all of this matched together according with the real Italian traditions)
Bookings essential, places limited.
Please book your tickets directly with Vladimiro at the site on 03 366 1828 or E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and pay directly: BNZ 02 0874 0303686 000
Saturday 25 Nov - A Celebratory of Italian Regional Cooking
Come and enjoy a lunch featuring classics of Italian regional cuisine from Liguria, Emilia Romagna and Sicily.
The lunch includes an antipasto platter with mixed Italian cheeses, cold-cuts, chutney and focaccia; a Pasta Trio (three different kinds of pasta with traditional regional sauces: trofie al pesto, fettuccine al ragù bolognese, pasta alla Norma) and a dessert of homemade Tiramisù.
Where: Casamassima Italian Fare, 48 Salisbury Street, Christchurch
Cost: $45pp (excluding drinks which can be purchased separately)
Bookings essential, places limited. Please book your tickets directly with Vladimiro at the bar on 03 366 1828 or E-mail at email@example.com and pay directly: BNZ 02 0874 0303686 000
1. Lavazza Minù coffee machine with 90 pods, $204 - Ticket No. 257
2. Lavazza Minù coffee machine with 90 pods, $204 - Ticket No. 200
3. Binoculars Safari Ultra Sharp 10x30 by Steiner for Beretta valued at $600 - Ticket No. 178
4. CIT Italy Holiday with Innovative Travel donated $200 voucher towards next Italian trip, Golf Umbrella donated by Aqua Air Freight $50 - Ticket No. 092
5. $100 Fashion Gift Voucher from Silk Italia, $10 voucher for Emilio’s Cheese, Farmers Markets - Ticket No. 034
6. $137 Voucher for a Dinner for 2 at Casamassima - Ticket No. 144
7. Gift basket from Mediterranean Foods, valued at $125- Ticket No. 078
8. Viavio Cheese donated a wheel of Gorgonzola valued at $90 - Ticket No. 265
9. Tour for a group of 8 at Cracroft Chase Vineyard $160 - Ticket No. 125
10. Viavio Cheese donated one Smoked Caciocavallo valued at $110 - Ticket No. 203
11. Double pass to Cinema Italiano Festival 15-25 June, Academy Gold $34, $10 voucher for Emilio’s Cheese, Farmers Markets - Ticket No. 041
12. Double pass to Cinema Italiano Festival 15-25 June, Academy Gold $34, $10 voucher for Emilio’s Cheese, Farmers Markets - Ticket No. 260
13. $40 Voucher for a cooking class with La Dolce Vita, MOR hand cream - Ticket No. 173
14. A Voucher for a Free Preliminary Assessment and Initial Conceptual Development of Project by Design Factum valued at $360+GST plus Golf Umbrella donated by Aqua Air Freight $50 - Ticket No. 218
15. A Voucher for a Free Preliminary Assessment and Initial Conceptual Development of Project by Design Factum valued at $360+GST plus $15 voucher for Emilio’s Cheese, Farmers Markets - Ticket No. 103
16. Manetti Edible Silver Crumbs valued at $36 plus a Vintage Italian Poster from Passion for Paper $12 - Ticket No. 256
17. Golf Umbrella donated by Aqua Air Freight $50 plus MOR Hand Cream - Ticket No. 195
18. Double Pass to Cinema Italiano Festival 15-25 June, Academy Gold $34 - Ticket No. 013
19. Golf Umbrella donated by Aqua Air Freight $50 plus Vintage Italian Poster from Passion for Paper $12 - Ticket No. 185
20. Santa Maria Novella Soap and $15 voucher for Emilio’s Cheese, Farmers Market - Ticket No. 116
Congratulations to all the winners. Thank you for supporting our raffle.
Ticket holders will be contacted by phone. Alternatively, you can contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Timeshift profiles a new wave of Italian crime fiction that has emerged to challenge the conventions of the detective novel. There are no happy endings in these noir tales, only revelations about Italy's dark heart - a world of corruption, unsolved murders and the mafia.
The programme features exclusive interviews with the leading writers from this new wave of noir, including Andrea Camilleri (creator of the Inspector Montalbano Mysteries) and Giancarlo De Cataldo (Romanzo Criminale), who explains how his work as a real-life investigating judge inspired his work. From the other side of the law, Massimo Carlotto talks about how his novels were shaped by his wrongful conviction for murder and years spent on the run from the police.
The film also looks at the roots of this new wave. Carlo Emilio Gadda (That Awful Mess) used the detective novel to expose the corruption that existed during Mussolini's fascist regime and then, after the Second World War, Leonardo Sciascia's crime novels (The Day of The Owl) tackled the rise of the Sicilian mafia. These writers established the rules of a new kind of noir that drew on real events and offered no neat endings.
Also featuring Italian writers Carlo Lucarelli and Barbara Baraldi, the film uses rarely seen archive from Italian television.
Cari studenti delle classi di italiano,
In joining the Dante Alighieri Committee a few months ago, I wanted to find out if students of the Dante scuola favoured an informal student association. We each attend lessons and come to know our classmates, without seeing most of the other people who make up the school roll.
There are plenty of things that could be done, but if you’re interested, what would YOU like?
Please contact me, I’d love to hear your ideas.