Cultural events 2016


17th December 2016

‘A cosa servono i desideri’ last novel by Fabio Volo
Italian writer Fabio Volo will present and sign copies of his last novel at the Italian Cultural Institute (event in collaboration with The Italian Bookshop). Find out more

7-9 pm, Italian Cultural Institute, 39 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8N

9th December 2016

Spiritato! La Notte di Natale: an Italian Baroque Christmas

Baroque Ensemble Spiritato! evoke the rich imagery of the pastoral beauty of an Italian countryside with a dazzling selection of concerts by Locatelli, Torelli, Corelli and Vivaldi. Find out more.

7.30 pm – Great St Mary’s Church, CB2 3PQ, Cambridge

4th December 2016

La cena di Natale, by M. Ponti

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6 pm – Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Rd, E1 4UJ, London


29th November 2016

The Italian Hob – Featuring wild boar with polenta tartagnamauriziodining

A personal pop up catering service – Authentic home made Italian food

7 pm till 12 – Maurizio Dining & Co. – La Raza Cocktail Bar, 4-6 Rose Crescent, The Basement, Cambridge, CB2 3LL. Find out more

25th November 2016 – 7 pm, La Dante

The Great Beauty (La grande bellezza)
, by P.Sorrentino

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21st November 2016

orlandofuriosomessinaEnrico Messina performs ‘Orlando. Furiosamente Solo Rotolando’

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7-9 pm Italian Cultural Institute, 39 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8NX.

23rd November 2016

Zoran, My Nephew the Idiot (by Matteo Oleotto)

zoran In Italian with English subtitles

Director: Matteo Oleotto
Cast: Giuseppe Battiston, 106 min

7-9 pm, Italian Cultural Institute, 39 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8NX. Find out more

18th November – Clare College


The Fortunes of the Orlando Furioso, 1516-2016

The event includes: PUBLIC LECTURES: The Furioso in Literature, Art and Music – Clare College Latimer Room, 3-5 pm. Speakers: Abigail Brundin, St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, Francesco Lucioli, University College Dublin, Federica Pich, University of Leeds, Franco Piperno, University of Rome, La Sapienza,Helena Sanson, Clare College, Cambridge

CONCERT: Amore, Magia, Follia in the Orlando Furioso: A Musical Quest- Clare College Chapel, 6 pm. Performers: Adam Cigman-Mark (piano), Royal Academy of Music, Grace Durham (mezzo-soprano), National Opera Studio, Alexander Simpson (countertenor), Royal Academy of Music, Anna-Luise Wagner (soprano), Selwyn College, Cambridge

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Seminar on ‘Dante in Europe 2016… towards 2021’

-Introduction by Dott.ssa Giulia Porteuse-Williams-‘L’Italia con gli occhi di Dante‘ by Raffaella Cavalieri
-Itineraries and tourism opportunities by Attilio Moroni
-‘Inferno‘ (1911), projection of the film
-Dante’s events at the Ravenna Festival 2017 by Anna Bonazza
Seminars to be held in Italian and English
Date: 15th November  2016, 6-8 pm
Venue: Clare College, Latimer Room, Old Court, Trinity Lane, Cambridge CB2 1TL
In collaboration with:
Dante Alighieri Society, Ravenna Festival

11th November 2016 



Simultaneous translation Italian / English

“The Complex of Telemachus Parents and Children after the Father’s Sunset”

7-9 pm, Italian Cultural Institute, 39 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8NX. Find out more

8th November 2016

Simonetta Agnello Hornby presents her new book Caffe’ amaro with John Lloyd


7-9 pm, Italian Cultural Institute, 39 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8NX. Find out more

Italian Opera: Rosenblatt Recitals

1st November 2016

piazzolavaccaroSimone Piazzola, baritone – Giuseppe Vaccaro, piano. Music by Giuseppe Verdi – Gaetano Donizetti.

7.30 pm – Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, London,  W1U 2BP. Find out more


26th October 2016

Italia amore mio festival – Devonshire Square

italiaamoremiofestival Find out more

Devonshire Square, London, EC2M

20th – 21st October 2016


zuccheroCelebrated Italian performer Zucchero returns for his fifth appearance at the Royal Albert Hall. Find out more

7.30 pm – Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP

21st – 23rd October 2016

Welcome Italia – Royal Horticultural Halls, London

welcomeitaliaWelcome Italia is the event organized 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. Find out more

19th October 2016

S is for Stanley – A documentary by Alex Infascelli

emilio-dalessandro-garage-2“30 years behind the wheel with Stanley Kubrick” – S Is For Stanley is the story of Emilio D’Alessandro, Stanley Kubrick’s personal driver. Find out more

7.30 – 10.30 pm – The Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent St London, W1B 2HW

13th October 2016

caffeamaroSimonetta Agnello Hornby – ‘Caffe’ amaro’

Simonetta Agnello Hornby presents her latest novel ‘Caffe’ amaro’ at the Blenheim Palace Festival of Literature, Film and Music. Event organised by the Italian Cultural Institute of London. Find out more

2 pm – Festival of Literature, Film and Music –  Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PP

15th October 2016

bookshopCon stile. Come l’Italia ha vestito (e svestito) il mondo – The Italian Bookshop

Alessandro Marzo Magno present his last book about Italian style together with the Italian journalist Daniela De Rosa. Find out more

7 pm – The European bookshop, The Italian bookshop, 123 Gloucester Road, London SW7 4TE

Italian Opera: Festival Gala Concert – Vivaldi Gloriavivaldi

The concert will feature a performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria with a selection of super soloists, including counter tenor Ashley Stafford. Directed by Jeremy Summerly.

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7.30 pm – KOFMA Kensington Olympia Festival of Music and the Arts – St Matthew’s Church, 100 Masbro Rd, Hammersmith, London W14 0

10th October 2016
Italian Opera: Rosenblatt Recitals 

Eleonora Buratto, soprano – Nazzareno Carusi, piano

Music by Giocchiburatto_sopranono Rossini – Vincenzo Bellini – Giuseppe Verdi – Giacomo Puccini
7.30 pm carusi_piano– Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, London,  W1U 2BP


29-30 September 2016

From Mothers to Citizens: Italian Women from Unification to the Republic

women_conference_cambridge8.45 am – 19 pm – University of Cambridge, Department of Italian, Raised Faculty Building, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge Link to the programme

1st October 2016

Italiaandreabocellin opera: Andrea Bocelli
6:30 pm – O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX
Andrea Bocelli, the Italian opera star, will return to the UK and Ireland in September for his Cinema tour.

divine_comedyExhibition:  A Divine Comedy

7.30pm – Stapelford Granary

Foscolo in London
Tribute to the great poet on the bicentenary of his arrival in Great Britain
The Italian Cultural Institute, 39 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8NX
Monday 12 September, 6pm
Lecture by Piero Morales
Readings by Lucio Veronesi

Leonardo Da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius
Until 4th September 2016

The Omnibus Theatre, Clapham in London
From the 31st August until the 11th September 2016