All Italian Language classes are about to start, on the second week of February, from 10 February.
For those who have not enrolled yet, please do so ASAP as the classes are now formed and teachers allocated. All ready to go, Pronti...VIA!
First Dante Meeting for 2020
DANTE SOCIETY - AGM Wednesday 26 February at 7.30pm followed by TOMBOLA at 8pm. All welcome!
Tombola is an Italian board game, similar to Bingo. Italians play Tombola exclusively during the Christmas holiday - Natale! The numbers will be called in Italian and, at the same time, they will be written on the white board (for anyone who does not speak Italian).
Supper provided. Do not miss the chance to pay your subscription to our society, please see Lindsay on the night.
Single Member - $20.00
Single Member (non-waged, pensioner or student) - $12.50
Family - $27.50
Please note that all Dante Italian language students are financial members for the year they are enrolled in one of our courses.
Free Concert 8 March
The Italian Embassy in Wellington and the New Zealand School of Music are proud to present “Canti di Consolazione”, a programme bringing together first-class New Zealand and Italian classical musicians who will play the compositions of Francesco da Milano, Salvatore Sciarrino, Luciano Berio, Chriss Gendall, Dylan Lardelli, Hermione Johnson, and Antonia Barnett-McIntosh.
This encounter of musical expressions will be arranged by the trio composed of Tessa Romano (mezzo-soprano), Luca Manghi (flute), and Dylan Lardelli (Guitar).
March 8, "Canti di Consolazione" at The Piano, Christchurch
Domenica 8 marzo 2020 dalle ore 15:30 alle 17:00 The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts 156 Armagh Street, Christchurch 8011
Biglietti disponibili su Eventbrite - FREE but you need to book your ticket.
3 Day Italian Intensive Course -
Friday 24 - Sunday 26 April 2020
We are pleased to offer you our second Dante Intensive Italian Course in April 2020. 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 e Luca, will join us.
Course Fee: $200 (includes aperitivo on Friday evening + lunch on Saturday and on Sunday)
Friday evening 6 - 8pm
Saturday and Sunday 9.30am -3.00pm
Location: Rangi Ruru School, 59 Hewitts Road, Merivale
The Book Club is returning in 2020 - the first book will be ‘Anna’ by Niccolò Ammaniti and will be discussed on Wednesday 29th April, 7pm-8.30pm at St. Ninians, 5 Puriri Street.
Further details will be on our website from March and in the March Newsletter.
"We receive and circulate"
Fellini's 8 1/2 Movie night at Canterbury Film Society
The Canterbury FIlm Society is screening Federico Fellini's '8 1/2' (1963 | 138 mins | Italy/France | PG) on its gala opening night of the 2020 season on 17 Feb. Doors open 6.45pm for a 7.30pm starts.
We warmly welcome new members and have a variety of memberships on offer including a Flexi-Pass for $30 which gives entry to three films of choice, has no expiry date and may be shared. Please see our website at this link for more details.
Survey for native speakers of Italian
My name is Alessandra Rossetti and I am a postdoctoral researcher at Dublin City University (Ireland). We are looking for native speakers of Italian (18+ years) who live in English-speaking countries to take part in a short (about 15 min) and anonymous online survey. Our goal is to understand their comprehension of and trust in (translated) messages aimed at preparing the public for a crisis such as flooding. The survey is entirely in Italian and is available at this link.