Italian Cultural Events
What’s on at La Dante – July 2018
NEW STUDENTS ARE WELCOME!
Art Walks in Italian with La Dante – New!
September 2018 @ Fitzwilliam Museum
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, from September 2018. 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!
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!
Free Conversation Classes – La Dante students only
Come along and practise Italian with us! Build your confidence and improve your speaking skills while discussing current affairs or cultural topics.
Beginners / False beginners: Monday 9th July, 1-2 pm
Improvers / Intermediate / Advanced : Thursday 12th July, 5.15-6.16 pm
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
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
at the Fitzwilliam Museum till 10th June
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 sould and the body
Tuesday 8th May – 7-8,30pm at 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 – 7-8,30pm at 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)
at The Etcetera Theatre in London, 30th and 31st March – 9,00pm
265 Camden High Street – London NW1 7BU
Tickets available at: www.etceteratheatre.com – 020 7482 4857
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.
Call my by your name
Thursday 8th March 2018 – 11,10pm
Drama film directed by Luca Guadagnino, and Oscar 2018 for Best Adapted Screenplay. More info here
Le Nozze di Figaro
Trinity College Music Society
Friday 2 March 2018 – 7,30-8,30pm
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
An Exhibition by Art Language Location (ALL)
The exhibition at The Ruskin Gallery and Gallery 9 project space 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
Romantic Arias, duets, and songs by Rossini, Brahms Hollander & Gershwin
Sat 10 Feb 18 – 7,30 pm
Gonville & Caius College Bateman Auditorium – Cambridge
Come tu mi vuoi
directed by Volfango De Biasi (2007)
Friday 26th January 2018
Notte prima degli esami oggi
directed by Fausto Brizzi (2007)
9th February 2018 @ La Dante
directed by Michele Placido (2005)
16th March 2018 @ La Dante
Genre: Criminal drama
directed by Paolo Genovese (2016)
Friday 31st March 2017 @ La Dante
directed by Gabriele Muccino (2001)
Thursday 27st April 2017 @ La Dante
Agata e la Tempesta
directed by Silvio Soldini (2004)
Friday 20th July @ La Dante
Spanish Cultural Events
What’s on at La Dante – June 2018
NEW STUDENTS ARE WELCOME!
FREE CONVERSATION CLASSES
You can enjoy practising Spanish with us! Come and discuss current affairs or cultural topics, and reinforce your skills!
Monday 16th June, 1-2 pm , FREE Conversation class for Beginners/False Beginners – Booking is essential!
Thursday 19th July, 5.15 – 6.15 pm, FREE Conversation class for Improvers/Intermediate/Advanced – Booking is essential!
FREE FILM CLUB at La Dante in Cambridge, in Hawthron way CB41BT Friday 27th July, 7.15 – 9 pm
Celda 211 by Daniel Monzon – Trailer here – Booking is essential!
“Cell 211” is a thriller about a man’s attempt to save his life by thinking quickly. It never explains. It simply sets out the situation and shows us what he does and what the results are. You might be surprised by how much more exciting this is than conventional action.
PLACE: Relinking, Relating, Relaying
25th January – 17th February 2018
An Exhibition by Art Language Location (ALL)
The exhibition at The Ruskin Gallery and Gallery 9 project space will feature a varied range of artworks by artists from different countries with themes of community, locality and communication.
DANCERS FROM EVERYWHERE!!!!!
The Emperor Latin Tapas Bar
BACHATA LESSONS”Party starts from 10pm
Latin Dj Set – DJ Hans at the ground floor
Bachata Dj Set – Sensual Tuesdays Team at the top floor (from 11:30pm)
21 – 23/04/2017
Cine Lumiere, 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DT
Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW
LONDON SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL – SPRING WEEKEND (+)
The Spanish Film Festival 7th Spring Weekend will bring you the following films between 21st and 23rd of April:
Kiki, Love to Love dir. Paco León with Natalia de Molina, Álex García, Paco León, 2016. (102 mins). A witty and transgressive film comedy in which through five intertwined stories he explores the sex, fetishes and frustrations of some engaging characters.
The Broken Crown dir. Jordi Frades with Irene Escolar, José Coronado, Michelle Jenner, 2016. (113 mins). Based on the history of Spain in the early 16th century, The Broken Crown, through the outstanding performances of a carefully chosen cast, brings in a new perspective to this episode of Spanish history by focusing on the unscrupulous lust for power by two men and the fragility of a woman who didn’t wish the weight of a crown.
The Furies dir. Miguel del Arco with Carmen Machi, Alberto San Juan, Emma Suárez, 2016. (125 mins). When Marga, now approching 70, announces to her children that she wants to sell the family house to be able to retire and travel around the world, she doesn’t realise what she’s about to unchain.
The Tip of the Iceberg dir. David Cánovas with Maribel Verdú, Carmelo Gómez, Álex García, 2016, (91 mins). Sofía Cuevas undertakes the investigation of some suicides that have taken place in a big company. Engaging thriller as well as a satire of nowadays corporate culture of work commitment and data privacy, contradicted by the presence of surveillance cameras.
Beyond Flamenco dir. Carlos Saura with Ara Malikian, Sara Baras, Carlos Núñez, 2016 (90 mins). A wonderful trip to the world of the jota and its many variations that works towards safeguarding a very special tradition.
More info www.
29th March 2017
guitarrísimo: Sones y Flores. Eduardo Martín & Ahmed Dickinson Cárdenas
Some of the most alluring works for two guitars by
great Cuban composer Eduardo Martín performed by
him and his compatriot virtuoso Ahmed Dickinson.
Bookings http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2874117 0800 411 8881 (lines open 24/7)
Venue and time: St Peters Church – 119, Eaton Square, SW1W 9AN London, 7 pm
15-26 February 2017
Flamenco Festival London
Sadler’s Wells’ renowned annual season of flamenco dance and music returns. In a fortnight featuring seven unique shows, audiences will be able to enjoy performances from some of the world’s most outstanding flamenco talent.
Sadler’s Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R
07 February – 04 March 2017
Don Quixote in Algiers
Captured by pirates, held for ransom for years, he’s a soldier who wants to be a writer. Is this Don Quixote in Algiers who and what he says he is?
From Condor Theatre Company
Directed by Franko Figueiredo
White Bear Theatre, 138 Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4DJ
23rd January 2017
PILAS at the British Library has become one of the most engaging and popular pre-conference activities of the society in the last years. For this new edition, all members and friends are invited to a round-table discussion with the Latin American writers Chloe Aridjis and Carlos Fonseca Suárez, preceded by the traditional visit to the Library. Find out more.
3-8 pm, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
English Cultural Events
WHAT’S ON IN CAMBRIDGE – SUMMER 2018
Sounds Green @ Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Every Wednesday in July 2018, 6.15pm
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. Music begins at 6.15pm, lasting approx one hour. Visitors are welcome to stay on and enjoy the Garden until 8pm when the gates will close. No tickets are required but normal Garden admission applies. There will be a retiring collection at the end of each performance towards the musicians’ performance fees.
Click HERE to have a look at the Sounds Green programme 2018.
The Cambridge Summer Music Festival
5th – 21st July 2018
Cambridge Summer Music exists to promote live classical music of the highest calibre in Cambridge and the surrounding villages. The annual Cambridge Summer Music Festival 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 PDF of the Festival Brochure.
The Cambridge Shakespeare Festival: the UK’s best-loved open-air Shakespeare Festival
9th July – 25th August 2018
The festival has become a significant cultural event in the region and can expect to attract upwards of 25,000 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 Elizabethan music.
Click HERE for further information about the programme and how to book.
Castle Hill Open Day
21 July 2018, 12 – 5pm, Castle Hill
Come and explore one of the oldest and most vibrant areas of Cambridge as venues on 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 -5th August 2018
The Cambridge Folk Festival is one of the premier music events in Europe and one of the longest running and most famous folk festivals 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, England.
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