Congratulations to Dr Denis Walker, our immediate Past President and a Dante Life Member, on the publication of his book ‘Fragments of Time – A Roman Summer’. “This is a collection of small essays about Rome and friendship written over many visits and years. Although it is not a guide to Rome and not an autobiography, it partakes of both. It is the story of a love affair with a city and its people.
Click here to go to Amazon.com.au if you wish to purchase a copy.
Denis has also edited the sea journal of his great great-grandfather – 'Sailing South under Fair Winds'. Click here to view on Amazon.
Wednesday 17th May
Film title: “Qualcosa di nuovo” - Something new - by Cristina Comencini
2016 Comedy 93 minutes PG
Synopsis: Lucia and Maria, two best friends, have different tastes and attitudes towards men. One night the perfect man shows up in Maria's bed: handsome and passionate. This event will lead to misunderstandings and lies that threaten to undermine their friendship.
Wednesday 17th May at 7:30pm
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 ITALIAN BOOK CLUB 2023
Wednesday 31st May
The Italian Book Club in English is back this month!
Starting in May, we will read and discuss in English 3 books written by Italian authors. You are still in time to read the book and enrol for the first Book Club meeting for 2023.
Wednesday 31st May 7pm-8.30pm
'Trust' by Domenico Starnone
Where: Kohinga - St. Albans Community Centre, 1049 Colombo Street/
Facilitator: Roberto Dazzaro
Payment can be made online to the following bank account - 11 7800 0054463 11
($45 for three meetings of one and a half hours or $17 for each individual meeting.)
Click here for the link to the book at CC Libraries.
Trust by Domenico Starnone. For more info, visit the dedicated section on our website here.
FESTA DELLA REPUBBLICA
Sunday 11th June
Join us to celebrate 'La Festa della Repubblica' Sunday 11th June at 4pm- 6pm at Avebury House, 9 Evelyn Couzins Avenue, Richmond over an "Aperitivo Rinforzato".
$20 for a glass of wine and 5/6 different delicious Italian morsels to go with it.
Please email us at email@example.com to book your place/s as numbers are limited. Once your place is confirmed, then payment can be made to 11 7800 0054463 11
Semester 1 is coming to a close. All students have now a month - more or less - to think about Semester 2. Enrolments are opening in June.
Semester 2 will start in July, see the website for dates and/or ask your teacher!
A new Absolute Beginner is offered on Monday nights with Brunella Olivieri. Please spread the word to interested potential newcomers. Details such as cost, date and textbook on our website at this link.
Our lovely Rosa has had her second baby boy Federico! Congratulazioni alla mamma, al papà e al fratellino grande, Flavio - AUGURI!