The Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held on Wednesday 20th February at our rooms at St. Ninian’s Presbyterian Church, 5 Puriri Street, Riccarton at 7.00pm.
We will be electing officers and committee members for 2019 and, once again, we would love to see some new people join us on the committee. New energy is always welcome so if you would like to join us just put up your hand on the night, or let us know before the meeting starts.
After the AGM at 7.30pm we will be showing ‘Marcello, una vita dolce’, a film about the life of Marcello Mastroianni, with a glass of prosecco and a piece of panettone.
Saturday 23 February - noon until 4pm.
Ray Blank Park, Maidstone Road, Ilam.
Once again, the Dante Society will be at Ray Blank Park for the 2019 Culture Galore. We will be selling coffee and cake so come along and say ‘ciao’ and try some of our lovely cakes and a cup of ‘espresso’.
'Do you want to experience more than 90 cultures at one time? You don’t need a passport to soak in all the different entertainment, food and activities at Culture Galore 2019. We’ll see you at Ray Blank Park from 12-4pm on 23 February for an excursion around the world.
All courses start this coming week beginning Monday 11th February. Bentornati to all returning students and a big welcome to our new students for 2019.
Could those who have yet to pay the 1st Semester fee, please do so asap. If you have paid and not heard back from us, please email us, or ring Jan on 03-3519796 or 021-2394090.
Although enrollments are closed, we can still accept latecomers. Go to our website immediately for all the details or ring Jan on 03-3519796.
All 2019 enrolled Dante Italian Language School students are deemed to be financial members of the Dante Alighieri Society of Christchurch and will be receiving a membership card with a 2019 sticker. Those who already have a membership card will given a 2019 sticker only. Your card can be used to be given a 10% discount at ‘Amici della Dante’ (see here below) or on our website.
3-Day Italian Intensive Course
Friday 26 - Sunday 28 April 2019
We are pleased to offer our first Intensive Italian Course in April 2019. Our programme combines formal lessons with conversation, evening aperitivo and two lunches, activities, games, and much more. We welcome Italian language students of all abilities from absolute beginners through to advanced.
Our three friends from Auckland: Sandra, Fiorella and Luca will join us.
Course Fee: $190 (includes aperitivo on Friday evening + lunch on Saturday and on Sunday) Times: Friday evening 6-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 9.30am-3.30pm Location: Rangi Ruru School, 59 Hewitt Road, Merivale
As places are limited, it is essential to enrol and pay the non-refundable deposit of $50 before Monday 25 February.
The balance of $140 is to be paid beforeMonday 11 March.
To enrol please complete this form, scan and send to firstname.lastname@example.org or give to Maria Fresia or post to:
Mrs Jan Tedesco, 70C Jeffreys Road, Fendalton, Christchurch 8052
Brunella's cooking courses start again this month
After popular demand...Cuciniamo e pranziamo con Brunella in Italiano.
Brunella is starting a new cycle of cooking classes, this time with one inEnglish as well!
Homemade (in English)
Let's cook Italian and have lunch together. In 4 weeks you will learn the art of gnocchi, risotto and fresh pasta.
When: Tuesday 19 February - 12 March, 11am - 1pm (4 consecutive Tuesdays)
Where: Brunella's house in Avonhead
Cost: $140 - 4 sessions including aperitivo, primo e dolce
Cuciniamo e chiacchieriamo con Brunella (in italiano)
Per tutti coloro che vogliono chiacchierare e cucinare insieme, ecco un nuovo corso per imparare a cucinare pomodori di riso, lasagna, risotto, arancini, pasta alla Norma e pesto genovese.
Quando: da lunedi 18 febbraio al 11 marzo, ore 11-13 per 4 settimane consecutive
Dove: A casa di Brunella in Avonhead
Costo: $140 per 4 sessioni pranzo incluso
Places in both courses are limited so please pay asap by internet banking to 117800-0054463-20 or send a cheque tothe Treasurer, Mr Lindsay Serra, 21 Cairnbrae Drive, Prebbleton 7604. In either case email us advising of payment and course chosen.
The Embassy of Italy in Wellington is pleased to present “Note Italiane”, a series of concerts featuring internationally acclaimed Italian musicians.
We look forward to having you join us for the concerts and enjoy the talent of the performers and the diversity of the Italian music on display, buon ascolto!
This is the first concert:
Luca Ciarla soloOrkestra in “Mediterramia”
A creative and surprising violinist, Luca Ciarla easily transcends the boundaries among genres to trace an innovative musical path, a magical acoustic seduction in perfect balance between written compositions and improvisation, traditional and contemporary sounds. Luca owns the stage with his fiddle and a few toy instruments. With a loop pedal, he performs live all the parts, playing the violin like a guitar, a cello or percussion. In this imaginative landscape, Luca sings, whistles, plays other little instruments and adds new virtuoso passages; music is continuously evolving into a dazzling solOrkestra! The programme features unusual arrangements of traditional Italian folk tunes, music from the Mediterranean area and original compositions.
Christchurch City Libraries now offer eResources in Italian.
Pressreader for newspapers e.g. Corriere della Sera, Il Sole 24 ORE, Il Messaggero, La Gazzetta dello Sport’.
Also Pressreader and RBdigital for magazines e.g. OGGI, Focus, La Cucina Italiana, Vogue. OverDrive also has a new collection of eBooks in Italian.
Go here to become a Christchurch City Libraries member to be able to use these great resources. It is free to join the library if you live or pay rates within the Christchurch City Council area.
Amici della Dante
From the 1st of September 2018 our Dante Christchurch has a supporting group of businesses: "Amici della Dante"—Friends of the Dante—offering a 10% discount to Dante Card holders (not to be used in conjunction with other promotions).
You will need to show your Dante card, signed and with a sticker for the current year on the back.