Coccinella – Italian mothers and toddlers group at La Dante

Coccinella – Italian mothers and toddlers group at La Dante

La Dante is launching a new playgroup on January 15th 2013  for mothers, fathers and grandparents who wish to raise their toddlers bilingually. We invite the Italian community to come along on Tuesdays at 2pm to join a small group of children and parents singing along and playing together in Italian. La Dante continues to serve the Italian community giving them an opportunity and a place to meet at The Lodge, in our new beautiful premises. The learning environment is ideal as the children are exposed to natural Italian, borrow books and dvds, speak Italian with other children and get used to our language and culture the natural way. In the summer we have our bilingual families picnic in the green area with Italian food and cakes at weekends.

Activities with the toddlers vary from readings from Rodari to creative activities, miming, storytelling, listening to stories and encouraging singing nursery songs.

We encourage toddlers to make up puppets and play in a safe and lovely surrounding.  This is also a wonderful opportunity for the community based in Cambridge to get to know each other.

 Coccinella – Italian Mothers and Toddlers group

        8 weeks in 2014 from the 21st January to 18th March, 2-3pm 

       Venue: La Dante in Cambridge


La Società Dante Alighieri e l’EUNIC

La Società Dante Alighieri è entrata a far parte dell’EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture), associazione che riunisce circa 30 Istituzioni europee. L’EUNIC ha come scopo principale quello di promuovere la diversità culturale e la comunicazione tra le società europee, oltre che cooperare con i Paesi al di fuori dell’Unione Europea. L’EUNIC si pone, inoltre, come interlocutore privilegiato per la Commissione Europea nella definizione della politica culturale dell’Unione.

L’entrata della “Dante” in EUNIC consente a tutti i Comitati Dante Alighieri di entrare a far parte o di costituire “Cluster” locali, ossia gruppi che riuniscono le rappresentanze locali di istituzioni culturali europee analoghe alla Società Dante Alighieri (British Council, Goethe Institut, Institut Français, Instituto Camões, ecc.). Grazie a questi contatti, i Comitati potranno organizzare iniziative congiunte dedicate alle lingue e alle culture europee e partecipare a progetti comuni. Per maggiori informazioni sulla natura dell’Associazione e per conoscere la lista dei Cluster già esistenti.

La invitiamo a consultare il sito:

Sono lieto di annunciarle, inoltre, che la Società Dante Alighieri organizzerà prossimamente a Roma un Convegno dedicato alla promozione linguistica e culturale in Europa.

Radio Dante and the Fitzwilliam Museum

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Special programme with the Fitzwilliam Museum Radio Dante presents: Italian Art at the Fitzwilliam Museum

Radio programmes on Sat 1-2pm on
One hour programme held in Italian and in English

24th November: Italian paintings – Titian, Veronese and Palma il Giovane
19 January: Italian sculpture – Renaissance Bronzes in Italy and Upper Marlay
16th February 2013: Italian ceramics forcusing on maiolica
16th March 2013: Italian arms and armour –
27th April 2013: Roman Antiquities – focusing on objects that relate to family life in Ancient Rome in the Roman Gallery

Interviewing: Dr Charlotte Avery, Keeper in Applied Arts
David Scrase (Keeper of Paintings, Drawings and Prints and co-Acting Director)
Mrs Sue Rhodes (Development Officer, Development Office)
Mrs Tao-Tao Chang (International Development)
Lucilla Burn (Keeper of Antiquities)

This is a great opportunity for La Dante to link with the prestigious Fitzwilliam Museum and highlight the beautiful and world reknown treasures from ancient Rome up to Titian and wonderful Modigliani.
Find out more: Fitzwilliam Museum and Radio Dante Cambridge