A sad note: Our wonderful Barry Harkness, a student of Italian for the past 13 years, passed away on the 16 June.
Maria and the class on Monday evening will miss him dearly.
2nd Semester Scuola Dante
July - November 2021
$255to bank account 11-7800-0054463-20
In the second semester we are offering 17 language classes from Absolute Beginners to Advanced levels.
Please visit our website at this link, choose your class, check the venue and please enrol asap. Most students will continue in the same course on the same day and time as the 1st Semester.
Please let interested potential new students know that we are offering a New Absolute Beginner Course:
Start Date: Wednesday 21st July
Location: Kohinga: St. Albans Community Centre, 1049 Colombo Street, St. Albans
Wednesday 14th July 2021 at 7pm, movie starts at 7.30pm Kohinga: St. Albans Community Centre, 1049 Colombo Street
Film Title: “Habemus Papam" (We have a Pope) by Nanni Moratti
2011- Comedy - 101 minutes = Rated M
Synopsis:The story revolves around a Cardinal who is elected Pope against his wishes. So a psychoanalyst is called in to help the Pope overcome his panic.
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 BOOK CLUB Wednesday, 28th July 7pm
The Eight Mountains by Paolo Cognetti. For more information click here.
FESTA DELLA REPUBBLICA
On the 6th of June 'La festa della Repubblica' was celebrated at Tūranga.
UN GRANDISSIMO GRAZIE a Tūranga, a Vanessa e allo staff della biblioteca, ai musicisti, al presentatore, al console onorario, alle amiche cuoche, agli italiani intervistati e al grande pubblico!
Two librarians, Helen and Vanessa, wrote a great blog, describing the event. You can read it here.
A brief message from Vanessa:
“Thank you again for attending the Festa della Repubblica at Tūranga Library on Sunday 6 June. If you didn’t get the chance to attend one of the tours of the Production Studio, the Audio/Video Studio or the Discovery Wall, you can find more information here:
Discovery Wall (please do upload your own stories, photos and videos to the Discovery Wall website – it’s easy and we always love more contributions to help us build up a picture of Christchurch and Canterbury over the years).