Cultural Events 2012

Special Vintage Vespa Show
Saturday 8th September, 12 noon
with the Cambridge Scooter Club
Open to all, no need to book
Venue: La Dante
in conjunction with our OPEN DAYS
20 Vespas and lambrettas will be on show at La Dante with the chance to have a ride at the back of one of them on the day. Cambridge Scooter Club was formed in 2008 with people who share a passion for classic Italian Scooters from the 1950’s onwards.

The first Italian radio programme in Cambridge
on Cambridge105.fmLaunched: March 3rd, 2012, 1-2pm
Tune in to 105 FM or online
Programmes: forthnightly on Saturdays, 1-2pm
Half an hour in Italian and half an hour in English
La Dante launched a NEW initiative for the community in Cambridge with its first Italian radioprogramme which embraces everything Italian: music, cookery, cinema, education, history, food and wine, travel, interviews and a lot more.
More information on www.ladante-in-cambridge/radiodante

In partnership with La Dante in Cambridge
UK Tour Coro Euridice 
Tues, 14 August, 7.30pm 
Venue: Trinity College ChapelAn evening of choral compositions, brought to you by the Coro Euridice from Bologna, Iraly.

I segreti di Dante
An introductory exploration of Dante’s ComedyDr Marco Andreacchio
Fri 7-8pm, 5 weeks starting 6th July
Venue: La Dante An introduction to the ‘inner life’ of Dante’s Comedia, through the poet’s masterly use of poetic images.  Eight Canti are selected by way of illuminating the nature of poetry as understood and practiced by Italy’s paradigmatic poet.

La Dante Film Club

Theme: L’Italia e le sue donne
10th February, 2012, 7pm, Agata e la tempesta 
9th March, 2012, 7pm: La prima cosa bella
Sat 12th May, 2012, 7pm: Il cuore altrove
Sat 9th June, 2012, 7pm: Speriamo che sia femmina
Held at the Hester Adrian Centre, Hawthorn Way
in Italian with English subtitles
Booking required

Italian Cooking courses
Sat 28th April: Sapori del SudSunday afternoon 1-3pm
Enjoy cooking some Italian classics with a touch of fun and Italian flavour.

Italian Art at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Discover Italian art with a guided tour
at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Held in Italian
12th February, Sunday 2-3pm Stanze Italiane
11th March, Sunday 2-3pm  Roma Antica
20th May, Sunday 2-3pm Maiolica Italiana
Meeting point: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Book in advance:

Italian Short Stories
Once a month to discuss in Italian
10th February, 7pm: Buzzati Una goccia
16th March, 7pm: Sciascia  Il lungo viaggio
18th May, 7pm: Pirandello  Male di Luna
15th June, 7pm: Bontempelli  Il buon vento

Level: intermediate upwards, held in Italian
Booking required

Viaggi in Italia: scoprila con noiDiscuss it in Italian on Fridays, 7pm
24th February: Roma Archeologica
23rd March: Lungo le calli a Venezia
25th May:  Basilicata Coast to Coast
22nd June: Sardegna con amore
Discover our regions with our travel talks.
Discuss in Italian food, culture, music and traditions related to each region.
Book in advance:

FREE Conversation at Chapter 2 Cafe
Friday 13th Jan, 10th Feb, 9th March,  10-11am
Students and members welcome. Guests welcome too.
Enjoy an hour conversation practising your Italian in a lovely atmosphere.

Italian films at La Dante in Cambridge
Get talking with Italian films NEW
Starts 22nd February 2012: Weds 6-7pm Enjoy watching extracts of films whose themes have been taken from books and analyse and enjoy a discussion on music, acting, characters, all in Italian of course.
Book in advance:

Science Festival 2012
La Dante presents:
16th March, 7pm
C. Columbus: The Discovery (Film PG)
17th March, 6pm
Marconi – The radio wave magician (Film PG)
Venue: La DanteBooking required:

Spring talk 2012Painting and Poetry in the Renaissance
by Dr Marco Andreacchio, University of Cambridge
Friday 2nd March, 7-8pm
Venue: La Dante, FREE event.
What relationship was there in the Renaissance between painting and poetry? What did they contribute to each other? Sandro Botticelli’s work proves most illuminating, especially insofar as it guides us back to Dante’s poetic way of life.
Book in advance:

La Dante in Cambridge in partnership with Cambridge Early Music
is proud to promote the Festival of Italian Music

28-30 September 2012
Special event on Sat 29th at 1.30pm
with VivaBiancaLuna Biffi
venue: La Dante
book a lovely lunch and a chance for your children to try a new instrument with a well known soprano.
A weekend of concerts showcasing the music of Italy from the 15th to the 18th century.  Concerts include music by
Monteverdi, Gabrieli, Corelli and Vivaldi, as well as other masters.
Some of Europe’s foremost musicians will be performing in beautiful and historic Cambridge venues.