Cultural Events at La Dante in Cambridge

ITALIAN CULTURAL EVENTS

What’s on at La Dante – October/November 2021

 NEW STUDENTS ARE WELCOME!

*Due to the coronavirus situation we will help you practice Italian and Spanish online or face to face with us. We are offering FREE online conversation classes and free online cooking class once a month.


Speak Italian Fast 🙂

NEXT ITALIAN CONVERSATION CLASSES 

Beginners A1-A2:   Wed 17th November 4pm-5pm Uk time

Improvers/Intermediate/Advanced: Wed 10th November,  at 4 pm – 5 pm  Uk time

Practice Italian with us! Build your confidence and improve your speaking skills while discussing current affairs or cultural topics. Booking is essential!

FACE-TO-FACE  WINE PRESENTATION in Cambridge

at The Box Cafe` on Friday 26th November, at 7.40pm until 9pm

 We will have the chance to meet in person at The Box Cafe` in Cambridge (47 Norfolk St, Cambridge CB1 2LD) to have a chat together and attend a wine presentation with Simona. Please note that booking is essential, (DEADLINE 11th October) – Ticket £5

APERITIVO ITALIANO ONLINE

Wednesday, 19th November 2021 at 5 pm – 6 pm

Huddle up online to have a nice chat while having a good glass of wine everyone at home. It has never been more fun and easier. 🙂  . Booking is essential!

‘La Dante al Dente’, Italian Cooking Class

Friday 12th November,  5pm-6pm

Join our free cooking online classes to learn how to make some traditional Italian recipes –> making bread, spaghetti alla norma, spaghetti alla carbonara, polpette al sugo, ragù and more… Book your place: let’s cook and enjoy your Italian meal!

APERITIVO DI NATALE ONLINE (for La Dante students)

Friday, 18th December 2020 at 5.30 pm

Huddle up online to have a nice chat while having a good glass of wine everyone at home. It has never been more fun and easier. Cheers and Merry Christmas! 🙂
Booking is essential!

XX Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo

For the XX Week of the Italian Language in the World, from the 19th to the 25th of October 2020,  send us a very short video of you explaining why you study Italian. Also, let us know which Italian painter or painting you love! – Send your video to ladanteincambridge@gmail.com

La Dante al Dente November

Italian cooking class for La Dante students

Thursday, 5th November 2020 at 3-4 pm

Join our free cooking online classes to learn how to make some traditional Italian recipes –> making bread, spaghetti alla norma, spaghetti alla carbonara, polpette al sugo, ragù and more… Book your place: let’s cook and enjoy your Italian meal!

APERITIVO online (for La Dante students)

Friday, 11th Dec 2020 at 5.00 pm

Huddle up online to have a nice chat while having a good glass of wine everyone at home. It has never been more fun and easier. Cheers!
Booking is essential!

Italian Film Club – Booking is essential!

¡APERITAPAS!

Friday, 10th April 2020 at 5.00 pm

At the Europen Cultural Centre La Dante in Cambridge,  The Lodge, Hawthorn Way Cambridge (UK)  CB41BT

We decide to combine Italian and Spanish cultures to recreate the typical Mediterranean atmosphere here at La Dante in Cambridge. The recipe is easy: delicious Italian and Spanish finger food, good wines such as prosecco and sangria, and good company. Can you think of anything better?  Our staff will put their culinary abilities to the test, and it will be a great opportunity to get to know them, and also our culture and last but not least also to practice Italian and Spanish – DON’T MISS IT!! The tickets will be 5£ per person.
Booking is essential! You can book it in advance at: marketingladante@gmail.com and at ladanteincambridge@gmail.com

The Italian Art of the Bow – Strings & Italian Opera

Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Time: From 7:00 pm To 8:30 pm
Organized by : ICI London

The Italian Art of the Bow is an opportunity to wander in the opulent and various repertoire for the string family created by Italian composers since the sixteenth century, to be dazzled by the acrobatic virtuosity of their fast-paced pieces, to be charmed by the enchanting, delicate sweetness of their immortal melodies, to be intrigued by the sparkling originality of their sound research, and to discover so many personalities whose names should not be confined to the books on the history of music.  More info here!

Italian Voices – Lecture Recital

Mon, 13th Jan, 7 pm, at St John’s College, St Johns St, CB2 1TP, Cambridge

What is it that makes the Italian voice sound ‘Italian’? And what happens when this voice collides with futuristic technologies that mark the beginning of a new age?In this evening of words and music, five researchers and three musicians will guide us through a curious collection of Italian vocal experiments from the early 1900s. – FREE EVENT, BOOKING REQUIRED

Free  Workshop on the legacy of Commedia dell’arte in European theatre

At the Judith E. wilson Drama Studio, Sidgwick site, 9 West Rd, Cambridge

Free workshop on the legacy of Commedia dell’Arte in European theatrewill take place in November 2019. The workshop is open to people of all ages. It consists of four sessions dedicated to the legacy of Commedia dell’Arte in the Italian, English, French and Russian theatre respectively. The first part of each session (30 minutes) offers a theoretical insight into the legacy of Commedia dell’Arte in each of these cultures. The second part (1 hour and 30 minutes) is an acting workshop under the guidance of the professional actor and director Ludovico Nolfi. To partecipate, please and complete the registration form by Tuesday 29 October. Places are limited. Please, find all the dates at this page.

¡APERITAPAS!

Friday, November 15th at 5.00 pm

At the Europen Cultural Centre La Dante in Cambridge,  The Lodge, Hawthorn Way Cambridge (UK)  CB41BT

We decide to combine Italian and Spanish cultures to recreate the typical Mediterranean atmosphere here at La Dante in Cambridge. The recipe is easy: delicious Italian and Spanish finger food, good wines such as prosecco and sangria, and good company. Can you think of anything better?  Our staff will put their culinary abilities to the test, and it will be a great opportunity to get to know them, and also our culture and last but not least also to practice Italian and Spanish – DON’T MISS IT!!

The tickets will be 5£ per person.
Booking is essential! You can book it in advance at:
marketingladante@gmail.com
ladanteincambridge@gmail.com

“Un piatto di tagliatelle alla Dante in Cambridge” Storia, preparazione e degustazione – 

Venerdi`, 22 nov, 2019 12.30-14.30 – Booking essential at ladanteincambridge@gmail.com or 01223 315191

A  La Dante in Cambridge, The Lodge Hawthorn way, Cambridge CB41BT

In occasione della IV edizione della Settimana della Cucina Italiana, i nostri studenti  saranno invitati ad assistere alla preparazione e  degustazione di tagliatelle preparate dal nostro team accompagnate da un bicchiere di vino. Nel corso dell’ evento saranno raccontate curiosita` e storia di questo piatto tipico emiliano diffuso in tutta la penisola e amatissimo all’ estero.

Seminario “Antimoderno o Ultramoderno?”

Lunedi`, 25 novembre, 2019 5-6 pm

A  La Dante in Cambridge, The Lodge Hawthorn way, Cambridge CB41BT

Una storia della cultura italiana ed europea dopo la Rivoluzione francese.

A cura di Emanuele D’Amario.

Seminario “La storia dell’unificazione italiana attraverso la lingua”

Martedi`, 15 ottobre, 2019 5-6 pm

A  La Dante in Cambridge, The Lodge Hawthorn way, Cambridge CB41BT

Il seminario analizzera` il contesto culturale italiano ed europeo che ha accompagnato e guidato la formazione e l’ idea di unificazione del Paese. Si tratteggiera` il ruolo che la lingua ha avuto assieme alle altre arti nella genesi della coscienza comune e identitaria dell`Italia.

A cura di Emanuele D’Amario.

Italian cookery Workshop

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 6-9pm

At River Green Café, The Street, Trowse Newton, Norwich

From Pasta to Pizza, Pesto to Panelle (and all the other letters too.) There’s so much to explore in Italian cooking, and lots of it is vegan or vegan adaptable. For this workshop you will discover some flavours and techniques to explore, tasting and trying as we go along! You’ll get inspiration, a chance to experiment, and some recipes to take away with you.

The celebrated Mr Belzoni: A cultural gift to the Fitzwilliam

Until Sunday, November 10, 2019

At FitzWilliam Museum, Cambridge.

This in-focus exhibition is centred on a new acquisition: Jan Adam Kruseman’s posthumous portrait of the celebrated adventurer, Giovanni Battista Belzoni, known as ‘The Great Belzoni’.

Leonardo. Experience a Masterpiece

Saturday, November 09, 2019 → Sunday, January 12, 2020

At National Gallery, London

On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death, the National Gallery becomes a painting studio, an imagined chapel and a room-sized experiment in an immersive exhibition that leads the public through the mind of Leonardo da Vinci to explore one of his masterpieces, “The Virgin of the Rocks”.

Urban and Governance Theories in 19th century Britain and Italy. A debate in commemoration of Carlo Cattaneo

Thursday, November 07, 2019

At ICC London, 39 Belgrave Square, London

A debate for the 150-years commemoration of Carlo Cattaneo (1801-1869), Italian philosopher and theorist of federalism
With Michele Campopiano and Robert Morris. The event will focus on municipal government and its place in political theory and practice in Italy and Britain in the 19th century, also considering its implications for contemporary political theory and practice.

FILL – Festival of Italian Literature in London

Saturday, November 02, 2019 → Sunday, November 03, 2019

At The Coronet Theatre 103 Notting Hill Gate, Kensington, London

FILL is a festival of Italian literature and ideas created by an independent group of London-based Italian intellectuals, journalists, translators and academics. FILL offers the opportunity to bring together different and international personalities from different backgrounds discussing literature, politics, migration, translation and contemporary topics in a suggestive location, the Coronet Theatre, a Victorian venue in the heart of Notting Hill.

The Power and The Virtue: Guido Reni’s Death Of Lucretia

Saturday, October 26th 2019 Monday, January 20th 2020 

At The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham

This is the first exhibition in the UK and outside London dedicated to the Italian Baroque master Guido Reni, celebrating the artist and his importance in Western art. For more information, please visit The Bowes Museum’s website.

Un romanzo per gli occhi. Manzoni, Caravaggio e la fabbrica del realismo

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Presentation of the book by Daniela Brogi The author will be in conversation with Ann Caesar. Fermo (Merisi) and Lucia (Aratori) were the parents’ names of Michelangelo Merisi, known as Caravaggio. Fermo e Lucia is also the title of the first draft of Alessandro Manzoni’s novel, which will later become I promessi sposi (The Betrothed).

Welcome Italia 2019

Saturday, October 19th → Sunday, October 20th 2020 

At The Royal Horticultural Halls, Lindley Hall, Elverton Street, London

Welcome Italia is the event organised by The Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK dedicated to all food lovers that wish to discover and explore the best of Italian Food & Beverage. Indulge yourself in a unique experience made of Italian aromas and flavours, in a journey that brings together quality and passion. There will be plenty of opportunities to meet Italian producers never seen in London before, talk with them,taste and buy their specialities.

Gaeta: an important tourist and cultural destination

Tuesday, October 8th 2019 From 5:45 pm To 8:00 pm

At IIC London, 39 Belgrave Square, Belgravia, London

Comune di Gaeta, the Italian National Tourist Board (ENIT), the Italian Trade Commission (ICE) and the Italian Cultural Institute in London are pleased to present Gaeta’s cultural and historical beauties as well as some of its gastronomic delights.Set between Rome and Naples amid the so-called Ulysses Riviera, Gaeta overlooks the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Italian Tourist Board Festival of Food & Wine

Monday, October 7th 2019

At Ascot Racecourse High St, Ascot, London

Get a taste of the Action. This fixture is a real feast for the senses with fantastic racing and a host of culinary attractions including stallholders, samplings and appearances from star chefs. The Gastronomes Theatre opens too with talks and demonstrations from celebrity chefs and culinary experts, while racegoers will be able to sample and purchase food and wines from more than 40 stalls.

Freud, Leonardo and the Anatomy of the Mind

Sunday, October 06, 2019 

At Freud Museum, London.

On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death and the 80th anniversary of Freud’s passing in London at 20 Marsesfield Gardens, the Freud Museum in London hosts two keynote lectures celebrating these two great thinkers and their insatiable exploration of the mind, the results of which continue to resonate today.

Gelato and Beer Festival 

Saturday, October 5th 2019

At ORA Brewing company, Unit 16a, Rosebery Industrial Park, London

The festival is a celebration of the “Italian gelato” beer series, which ORA launched this year to promote the concept of Traditional Italian Gelato in the UK, recreating traditional classic gelato flavours using only natural ingredients in the process combined with the best local fruits and ingredients.

SICILY & GS Wines OPERA SERATA & Special Dinner with Italian Wine Pairings

Sunday, September 29th 2019

At Sicily Italian Restaurant, 2a Elizabeth Street, Belgravia, London

An exciting Italian evening of food, wine and operatic singing at the inviting Sicily Restaurant in Belgravia on Sunday 29th September, from 5:30 pm. Guests can enjoy a three course dinner prepared by Sicily’s chef, with each course accompanied by an Italian wine from GS Wines, specially selected to complement the food. In addition, for the evening’s entertainment, we have planned a stunning mini-concert of operatic arias, Neapolitan and classical songs to be performed live by talented, accomplished singer(s) and our pianist, who will be playing the on-site baby Grand piano!

Summer Film Nights: The 27 Club (Il Club dei 27) by Mateo Zoni

Wednesday, September 25th 2019

At IIC London, 39 Belgrave Square, Belgravia, London

This is the seventh film in IIC London’s series ‘Summer Film Nights’, dedicated to contemporary Italian cinema and young talented directors. 27 are the operas by the greatest Italian composers of all times.

Bedford Italian AGM Meeting

Tuesday, September 24th 2019

At Bedford Heights, Brickhill Drive, Bedford

This is the annual meeting for the Bedford Italian community, you will have your chance to hear what is being planned and to have you say.

Bilingual lunch at La Dante for our students! 6th June and 11th June at 12.30 here at La Dante

A group of Italians will be here in the first week of June to study English at La Dante in Cambridge. For the occasion, we will have a Bilingual lunch with British and Italian students. It will be a bring and share lunch, so if interested please bring something special, and book your place!  – FREE (our students only) – Book here!

TEA TIME SCONES at La Dante for our students! Friday 7th  June at 5pm at La Dante

A  lovely time for our Italians and British students to do a language exchange while having a fancy cup of tea with scones and to let the Italians know a real British afternoon tea! –  Free for our students only 

Italian Cooking Classes Based on TV Series – New!

Saturdays 2019 – first class 23rd March, 5 lessons, 2 hours each lesson, 3.15-5.15 pm-BOOKING REQUIRED

La Dante in Cambridge is delighted to promote Italian Cooking Classes Based on Tv Series. We offer a unique blend of language learning and knowledge about food culture every Saturday. You will have the chance to learn traditional Italian recipes with the help of a nice Italian tv series. All the classes will be held in Italian by our native speaker teacher Cristiana: she is really good at cooking! Book here!

Saturdays: 23rd March, 30th March, 6th April, 27th April, 4th May

Art Walks in Italian with La Dante

Sundays 2019 – May 2019, 2 pm – ‘Italian Avant-garde and the British Response’ – BOOKING REQUIRED

La Dante in Cambridge is delighted to promote Italian Arts and Culture at the Fitzwilliam Museum. We offer a vibrant programme dedicated to the Italian Collection during the weekend, every Sunday. You will have the chance to appreciate Italian paintings, antiques, and ceramics, and to discover the hidden treasures of the Museum. All the talks will be held in Italian. Have a look at the schedule!

“Un-plucked” – Lute music from the Baroque to last month! 

by Cambridge Early Music and sponsored by Italian Cultural Institute London The New Europe Society

Sat 13th April, 6.30pm at Clough Hall, Newnham College, University of Cambridge (Trinity street, CB21TA)

Star Sicilian lutenist Daniele Caminiti and duo partner Mirko Arnone present an exciting and intimate evening of music by Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Kapsberger and Fusco including a world premiere by Pirrone. More info here

Antimo Magnotta – A musical tribute to those lost on the Costa Concordia

Mon, 1st July 2019, 7pm-10pm, St Mary’s School, Cambridge, Bateman Street, Cambridge, CB2 1LY.

A reminder of the restorative powers of art and the resilience of the human spirit. Antimo Magnotta is an Italian pianist and composer who was the resident pianist aboard the cruise ship, the Costa Concordia, when it sank in 2012, claiming 32 lives. Miraculously surviving the shipwreck, which took the lives of some of his fellow musicians, he lost his possessions, his career and suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder as a consequence. More info here

Luca Luciano in concert

by The New Europe Society

16th February, 6.30pm at Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge (Trinity street, CB21TA)

Luca Luciano: Clarinet and Yuki Osedo: Piano. WATCH THE INTERVIEW with Luca Luciano here!

Baroque concert by Maurizio Parisi 

Sunday 3rd March 2019 at Robinson College Chapel, Grange Road, Cambridge

The Maestro Parisi will propose a comparison between English and Italian Baroque Music, with special attention for Nicola Matteis, the earliest notable Italian Baroque violinist and composer in London. 

‘Italian Recital’ – Concert

26 January 2019, 8pm at St. Peter Italian Church (136, Clerkenwell Road, London)

Music by Rossini, Bellini, Mascagni, Puccini, Mozart, Donizetti, and Monti performed by Gianmario Strappati (tuba), and Julie Aherne (piano).

Christmas Panettone party for La Dante students

Wednesday 12th December, 5.30-7pm @ La Dante

To celebrate the end of term we will be hosting a Christmas party with La Dante students. There will be wine and the typical Christmas Italian dessert! This is also a great opportunity for you to practice your spoken Italian or Spanish  – Please book your place in advance!

Il Turco in Italia – Opera for children 

2 December 2018, 2pm (Italian Cultural Institute London,  39, Belgrave Square – SW1X 8NX)

A children’s performance of Rossini’s Il Turco in Italia (for children up to 12 years old.) – More info here.

Facing the Camera: 50 years of Italian portraits (1968 – 2018) 

 16 November – 20 December- (Italian Cultural Institute London,  39, Belgrave Square – SW1X 8NX)

Through the works of twenty authors and their personal research this exhibition explores portrait photography in Italy. More info here

Talk about Italian gastronomy and the Marche region

Thursday 8th November, 12.30 pm @ La Dante

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE!

The Scuola Dante Alighieri in Recanati will come to visit us for a delicious talk in Italian. After the presentation we’ll toast with an Italian traditional wine kindly offered by Scuola Dante Alighieri in Recanati – Please book your place in advance!

FILL | Festival of Italian Literature in London 2018

Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 October 2018 @ Coronet Print Room – London

Two days of events featuring over forty speakers, with a mix of established and exciting new voices. Italian, British, and international authors discuss literature, migration, the future of London, Italy, Europe, gender and contemporary culture. Full program and tickets here.

ITALY WINE TASTING WITH LUNCH IN A BEAUTIFUL CAMBRIDGE COLLEGE 

Saturday 6th October, 11 am – 4 pm @ Gonville & Caius College

Cambridgeshire Wine School’s Wine Tasting Saturdays run from 11am-4pm tasting 13 wines starting with Champagne and including a delicious 2-course lunch in the price. Info and bookings here.

Met Opera Encore: Aida

Tuesday 8th October, 1.45pm, Arts Picturehouse (38-39 St Andrew’s Street, CB2 3AR)

Verdi’s drama is set in Ancient Egypt, where the Ethiopian Aida lives a life of slavery. More info here.

Met Opera Live: Samson et Dalila

Sat 20th October, 5.55 pm & Tue 23rd Oct, 1.45 pm at Arts Picturehouse (38-39 St Andrew’s Street, CB2 3AR)

Soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna sing the title roles, with Sir Mark Elder conducting. More info here.

‘Why do I write?’ with Dacia Maraini 

 Thursday 8th November, 5.30pm @ Clare College, Gillespie Centre, Riley Auditorium

A talk and roundtable discussion with internationally acclaimed novelist, essayist, playwright, and translator Dacia Maraini. Free entry but advance registration is required to womenandtranslation2018@gmail.com.

Intersections: between music and theatre in Seicento Italy

20th – 21st September 2018 @ University of Cambridge

A two-day conference aimed to explore the connections between theatre and music in seventeenth-century Italy will be held at the University of Cambridge. The conference programme will include a Commedia dell’Arte acting workshop with director Ludovico Nolfi and a fully-staged performance of Monteverdi’s Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (1624) in Clare College Chapel.  Free entry. For more information visit the conference website.

Luca Luciano: Sunday Coffee Concert

16th September 2018, 12 pm @ Stapleford Granary, Cambridge

A concert held by the London-based clarinettist/composer Luca Luciano at the Stapleford Granary (Bury Road, Stapleford, Cambridge CB22 5BP). For full details, visit the official page.

Italian Theatre Festival

30-31 August 2018 @ Coronet Print Room – London

Four theatre works by distinguished authors, playwrights and actors. All theatre performances are in Italian with English subtitles.

La Dante at the Big Weekend

Sunday 15th July, 11 am – 5 pm @ Parker’s Piece

Join us at the Big Weekend this year to have a chat in Italian or Spanish or both! We will be at the Charity Stalls Marquee from 11 am with sweets and games for children and face painting for everyone! Remember to take our survey – you could win a bottle of wine!

¡Aperitapas!

Friday 6th July, 5.30 pm @ La Dante

One of the things that make us Italian and Spanish people really homesick when we are abroad is that we cannot go for aperitivo or tapas. So we are having both at La Dante! There will be Italian and Spanish finger food, prosecco, sangria, and good company. Can you think of anything better? It will be a great opportunity to get to know our staff and to practice Italian and Spanish – don’t miss it! Please book it in advance!

La Dante’s 10th Anniversary

Saturday 24th February @ West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge

In occasion of our 10th anniversary, we are pleased to invite you to our celebration concert – Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore”, sung in Italian with English subtitles – , and with full orchestra and chorus. In partnership with CUOS.

An introduction to the cinema of Marco Bellocchio

Monday 9th July  – 6,15pm – British Film Institute London

A richly illustrated talk, season curator Adrian Wootton OBE. – more info here

Choir 2000 in “Cantico delle creature by St Francis of Assisi” by Hermann  Suter 

Wednesday 23 June and 24 June – 7,30pm  at West Road Concert Hall – Cambridge

This wonderfully uplifting text has only rarely been set to music. Suter’s oratorio, published  in 1924 as Le Laudi di San Franceco d’ Assisi, reveals it in all its glory and majesty with its descriptive representation of the sun, the stars, water, wind, fire and the riches of mother earth.  More info here

Writing in Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean

until 10th June @ the Fitzwilliam Museum 

Discover a variety of ancient writing systems used in the eastern Mediterranean, including a famous bilingual inscription from Idalion, Cyprus. More info here 

Dante, the soul and the body 

Tuesday 8th May – 7-8.30 pm @ Italian Cultural Institute London

With Alessandro Scafi (The Warburg Institute, University of London) and John Took (UCL) – More info here

Public transport and contemporary art: the Metro stations of Naples 

Wednesday 18th April, 7-8.30 pm @ Italian cultural Institute London

Architects Giovanni Menna and Serena Viola talk about Stazioni dell’Arte – Stations of the Art, the project launched in Naples in 1995 which brings contemporary art in the 15 Neapolitan Underground stations.

More info here

“Il vestito di Arlecchino” (Arlecchino’s Costume)

30th and 31st March, 9 pm @ The Etcetera Theatre in London

The show,  by Lazzaro Calcagno e Fiorella Colombo, is in Italian and  is appropriate for children and adults and there aren’t comprehension problems, because Commedia dell’Arte is mostly based on pantomime and the three short films inside don’t have words but just music.

“Dante, la natura e le grazie” (Dante, nature, and grace) 

Tuesday 27th March, 7-8.30 pm @ Italian Cultural Institute London

Call my by your name 

Thursday 8th March 2018, 11.10 pm @ Arts Picturehouse

Drama film directed by Luca Guadagnino, and Oscar 2018 for Best Adapted Screenplay. More info here

Le Nozze di Figaro

Friday 2 March 2018, 7.30-8.30 pm @ Trinity College Music Society

The opera buffa (comic opera) in four acts composed in 1786 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with an Italian libretto written by Lorenzo Da Ponte. More info here

PLACE: Relinking, Relating, Relaying

25 January – 17 February 2018 @ The Ruskin Gallery and Gallery 9 project space

The exhibition by Art Language Location (ALL) will feature a varied range of artworks by artists from Italy as well that consider themes of community, locality, and communication.

Gulsin Onay piano

Sat 27 Jan 18, 7.30 pm @ West Road Concert Hall – Cambridge

New Europe Society event

Romantic Arias, duets, and songs by Rossini, Brahms Hollander & Gershwin 

Sat 10 Feb 18, 7.30 pm @ Gonville & Caius College Bateman Auditorium – Cambridge

New Europe Society event

SPANISH CULTURAL EVENTS

What’s on at La Dante – March 2021


Spanish Free Conversation Classes online –  La Dante students only

  • Beginners:  Sat 24th Sep 2021 10:00 – 11:00 am
  • Improvers & Intermediate:  Sat 24th Sep 2021 11:00 am – 12:00 noon

Come along and practise Spanish with us! Build your confidence and improve your speaking skills while discussing current affairs or cultural topics. Booking is essential!

“Dante al Gusto” Spanish Cooking Class Online –  La Dante students only

  • Saturday 24th Sep 2021 1-2 pm 

Join our free cooking online classes to learn how to make some traditional Spanish recipes! Book your place: let’s cook and enjoy your Spanish meal! Booking essential!

APERITIVO online (for La Dante students)

Thursday, 23rd July 2020 at 5.00 pm

Huddle up online to have a nice chat while having a good glass of wine everyone at home. It has never been more fun and easier. Cheers!
Booking is essential!

¡APERITAPAS!

Friday, 10th April 2020 at 5.00 pm

At the Europen Cultural Centre La Dante in Cambridge,  The Lodge, Hawthorn Way Cambridge (UK)  CB41BT

We decide to combine Italian and Spanish cultures to recreate the typical Mediterranean atmosphere here at La Dante in Cambridge. The recipe is easy: delicious Italian and Spanish finger food, good wines such as prosecco and sangria, and good company. Can you think of anything better?  Our staff will put their culinary abilities to the test, and it will be a great opportunity to get to know them, and also our culture and last but not least also to practice Italian and Spanish – DON’T MISS IT!!

The tickets will be 5£ per person.
Booking is essential! You can book it in advance at: marketingladante@gmail.com and at ladanteincambridge@gmail.com

Spanish Film Club – Booking is essential! 

  • Friday 27 th March   7:15 pm   →    “Senor dame paciencia” (Pulling Strings)  Trailer here.

¡APERITAPAS!

Friday, November 15th at 5.30 pm

At the Europen Cultural Centre La Dante in Cambridge,  The Lodge, Hawthorn Way Cambridge (UK)  CB41BT

We decide to combine Italian and Spanish cultures to recreate the typical Mediterranean atmosphere here at La Dante in Cambridge. The recipe is easy: delicious Italian and Spanish finger food, good wines such as prosecco and sangria, and good company. Can you think of anything better?  Our staff will put their culinary abilities to the test, and it will be a great opportunity to get to know them, and also our culture and last but not least also to practice Italian and Spanish – DON’T MISS IT!!

The tickets will be 5£ per person.
Booking is essential! You can book it in advance at:
marketingladante@gmail.com
ladanteincambridge@gmail.com

NEW Cookery Classes in Spanish – Booking is essential!

Following dates: 22th June, 29th June at 1.00pm

Join our cookery classes! They will be taught in Spanish by our teacher Nerea who will be sharing some special recipes from his personal repertoire. Come and join us for some delicious desserts from Salamanca to start with!

Email us at marketingladante@gmail.com or Book it here!

¡Cuentacuentos!

NEW Spanish Storytelling  – Booking is essential!

Saturday 15th June, 13th July, 10.30 am, Central Library, Cambridge,  – Spanish short stories for children aged 5-10

Come along with your children to learn about a giant tortoise, a bold and brave boy, a crazy dragon and other stories from the Hispanic literary tradition read in native Spanish language.  5£ ticket for kids, free entry for accompanying adults. Book it here!

NEW Spanish Cultural Seminars

Friday 21st June, 7.15 pm at La Dante, ‘Weird Spanish traditions held by our Spanish teacher Manuel in native language!

Join us for a Seminar Cycle! The seminars are held in Spanish by  with an interaction q&a in Spanish at the end. The seminars are open to all, free for our students, externals pay £8. Book here!

London Spanish Film Festival

25th – 29th September | Ciné Lumière and Regent Street Cinema | London

The 15th edition of London Spanish Film Festival will take place at the end of September. With a program composed of nine feature films, three documentaries and three shorts, the Festival aims to offer the opportunity to enjoy empowering comedies, complex dramas, cinematographic poetry and informative documentaries. Go to the official page for more details.

ENGLISH CULTURAL EVENTS

What’s on at La Dante – March 2021

Cambridge Literary (Winter) Festival 2019

29 Nov-01 Dec 2019 @ various locations across Cambridge

Check out the full programme of events here: http://www.cambridgeliteraryfestival.com/themes/all/

Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in Multilingual Classrooms: From Conceptualisation to Implementation to Professional Development

Monday, 4 November 2019, 17:0018:30 @ Room 1S3, Donald McIntyre Building, Faculty of Education

Professor Rick de Graaff, University of Utrecht

Dr. Dieuwerke Rutgers, University of Cambridge

Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2019

14 – 27 October 2019 @ Sidgwick Site

For more information take a look at the official page here: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/blog/post/festival-of-ideas-2019

Migration and the decision to leave the EU

Sat, 12 Oct, 13:30 – 15:30 @ Cambridge Central Library

“The Heretic Club will debate the political and moral issues about people forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution or natural disaster and economic emigration and immigration.”

Yoko Ono: Looking For… exhibition

On until December 31, with installations @ The Heong Gallery, Alison Richard Building, Lady Mitchell Hall, and Ruskin Gallery.

An exhibition that “celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Ono’s first visit to Cambridge and her debut public concert with John Lennon at Cambridge University’s Lady Mitchell Hall on 2 March 1969.”

Virginia Woolf: An exhibition inspired by her writings

2nd October – 9th December 2018 @ Cambridge Fitzwilliam Museum

This exhibition is inspired by the work of celebrated author and pioneering feminist Virginia Woolf (1882-1941). Using Woolf’s writing as a lens through which to explore feminist perspectives on landscape, domesticity and identity, the exhibition follows Woolf’s notion that creative women ‘think back through our mothers.’ Go to the museum page for more information!

Festival of Ideas

15th – 28th October 2018 @ Cambridge

2018 marks the 11th year of the Festival of Ideas. With hundreds of free events over two weeks, the Cambridge Festival of Ideas is one of the most exciting and dynamic occasions in the Cambridge cultural calendar.

Bookings open at on 24 September!

Sounds Green

July 2018, 6.15pm @ Cambridge University Botanic Garden

A weekly celebration of summer and music, Sounds green is part of the Cambridge Summer Music programme of events. Set on the Garden’s Main Lawn with the Bee Borders as a stunning backdrop, visitors can enjoy an array of live music with family and friends on a (hopefully) warm and balmy evening. Every Wednesday in July.

Have a look at the Sounds Green 2018 programme.

The Cambridge Summer Music Festival

5th – 21 July 2018 @ Cambridge and surroundings

Cambridge Summer Festival promotes live classical music of the highest caliber in Cambridge and surrounding villages. It presents outstanding soloists, chamber ensembles and orchestras as well as supporting talented young artists at the beginning of their careers. It provides a platform for both living composers and more familiar repertoire, all performed in beautiful historic settings in and around our great city. The 2018 festival is directed by leading choral conductor David Hill.

Download the Festival brochure.

The Cambridge Shakespeare Music Festival

9th July – 25th August 2018 @ Cambridge University private gardens

The festival has become a significant cultural event in the region and can expect to attract upwards to 25.ooo visitors for the productions which run during the eight weeks of the Festival. An evening at the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival is a unique experience. Prior to the performance, members of the audience can picnic in this idyllic setting before sitting back to enjoy an evening of dynamic and highly visual theatre. the productions themselves are vivid and spectacular and are performed in full period costume with live Elizabethian music.

Click here for further information about the programme.

Castle Hill Open day

21st July 2018, 12noon – 5pm @ Castle Hill

Come and explore one of the oldest and most vibrant areas of Cambridge as venues of castle Hill open their doors for the day. Historians, local experts, artists, musicians, and dancers will come together to provide a variety of free, drop-in events for all ages. Pack a picnic or visit the food stalls and make a day of it (whatever the weather!)

Click here to see what’s on this year.

The Cambridge Folk Festival

2nd – 5 August 2018 @ Cherry Hinton Hall

The Cambridge Folk Festival is one of the premier music events in Europe and one of the longest running and most famous folk festival in the world. Established in 1965, it is held on the site of Cherry Hinton Hall in Cherry Hinton, one of the villages subsumed by the city of Cambridge.

2018 Line Up.