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PRESS RELEASE

LITERARY SALON
LUIGI PIRANDELLO
Saturday 23th NOVEMBER 2013
Luigi Pirandello a distinctive concept of Italian identity: Sinister Ironies from Six Characters in Search of an Author.
The six souls of “Sei personaggi in cerca d’autore” [Six Characters in Search of an Author] embody frozen identities haunting the stage like ghosts.
Their devilish daringness is what unfreezes the ghosts of socially shaped identity. The imagery of ghosts and devils is a source of manifold ways to wander the darkest meanders of the self.
Thanks to MATTHEW MILD for giving his time and sharing with us the newest publication of Luigi Pirandello studies and presenting the author’s relativism position in the “From Ghosts to Devils in Six Characters in search of an author”.

It was an excellent and enjoyable presentation. http://youtu.be/oYApOfzl8CQ
BEST PIZZA IN SHOW 2013
PIZZA MIX-UP COMPETITION
Sunday 30th JUNE 2013
Mix of “pizze, calzoni, focacce and torte salate” in a friendly competition as a way to promote the variety of italian taste. You will have the opportunity to taste some awesome and authentic pizza made by italians and vote the best PIZZA in show 2013!
Twelve have competed for the title of the best Pizza in show.
Every pizza played fairly, a lot of flavour and texture…a little bit of complexity and a pinch of originality!
Congratulations to the best Pizza in show 2013 winner..Her majesty the PEPPERS PIZZA.
POP-UP CARD WORKSHOP
ITALIAN ROMAN ARENAS
Sunday 19th MAY 2013
Make an Italian Roman Arenas pop up card using paper and cardboard.
You will learn the basic techniques of three-dimensional pop up engineering and will design your own card following step-by-step instructions.
Have some fun and be creative at this craft workshop for kids aged 6+ and adults alike.

PIZZICA DANCE EXHIBITION
Sunday 28th APRIL 2013
Get away from every day rhythms with PIZZICA.
The Italian National Dance Pizzica is a compelling, highly rhythmic and “catchy” folk Italian music and dance…for everybody!
DE GUSTIBUS
TASTE OF EMILIA
Sunday 14th APRIL 2013
Make friends and family happy…Let’s take them to TASTE OF EMILIA, a De Gustibus series event!
The Italian Chef Mrs ITA GUALTIERI straight to Bristol have surprised us with Modenese specialities.
KIDS ENTERTAINMENT
JAZZ4KIDS
Sunday 17th MARCH 2013
Jazz children’s workshop. Great for kids aged 6+.It offers a creative outlet for families to explore jazz through movement, songs and play.
MUSIC for FAMILIES!
KIDS ENTERTAINMENT
PAINTING the LEONARDO’S MONA LISA in 2 HOURS
Sunday 5rd FEBRUARY 2013
We have encouraged kids to learn about the great Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci and share their art interpretation of the Mona Lisa with us.
CULTURE and ART for FAMILIES!
We are very pleased to announce the competition winners have been chosen.
Laura B. for Upper Juniors
Davide B. for Lower juniors
Bahia B. for Infants
A special thanks to all children for taking part in the art competition and for the very high quality of their works!
MEETING HISTORY
LIFE WRITING Seminar
Friday 17th JANUARY 2013
From the  ancient Greeks to the modern publishing world, the writing of lives has been a persistent fascination.
The  Italian  Cultural  Centre  of  Bristol and Nuccia Zanesi,  who has been working extensively on life-writing and related disciplines, invite all those with an interest in writing a biography or  memoir  to  a seminar on Life-Writing.
A NIGHT OF NOTES
Friday 7th DECEMBER 2012
A piano charity concert.
When visiting musicians from Florence will perform music by Chopin, Beethoven, Liszt and Schubert.
Giuseppe Fricelli is a professor at the conservatoire Luigi Cherubini in Florence and he is coming to Bristol with few of his most advanced pupil.
MEETING HISTORY
VERDI and the RISORGIMENTO
Thursday 29th NOVEMBER 2012
Andrew Borkowski, former Barrister, co-founder of the Bristol Friends of the Welsh National Opera and expert on Verdi, talked about this magnificent composer and the Risorgimento.
DE GUSTIBUS
TASTE OF PUGLIA
Monday 19th NOVEMBER 2012
Italian charm and simplicity…Treat yourself to a delicious discovery of Puglia!
The food of Puglia is in essence healthy, a home-based cuisine, not marked by the influence of great chefs or restaurants.
Three things are essential to the Apulian kitchen: wheat, vegetables, and olive oil.
LITERARY EVENING – IN ITALIAN
SICILY AND DETECTIVE NOVELS: LEONARDO SCIASCIA
Wednesday 20th JUNE 2012
Leonardo Sciascia, a Sicilian writer, used the detective style to illustrate the webs of power and corruption that dominated Sicilian life, pointing to the impossibility of securing justice in a world dominated by the Mafia.
Two texts of the 1960s, The Day of the Owl (Il giorno della civetta) and To Each his Own (A ciascuno il suo), recount Mafia murders and the subsequent code of silence (or omertà) that prevented the murderers from being brought to justice.
In Sciascia’s texts however, it is the investigator rather than the murderer who is isolated, as the murderer and society are united to preserve the social order in which Mafia killings may take place with impunity.Talk given by Alba Biasi
DE GUSTIBUS
LET THE BRUSCHETTA SPEAK FOR ITSELF!
Saturday 23rd June 2012
Ancient Romans reportedly used to test the quality of freshly pressed olive oil by smearing it on a piece of fire-toasted bread for tasting, a custom that is now common in all major olive-oil producing regions of Italy, specifically Apulia, Sicily, Lazio, and Tuscany.
Certain accounts claim the oil-soaked bread was rubbed with a clove of garlic to bring out the flavours of the oil.
Other historical accounts of BRUSCHETTA claim it evolved from people trying to revitalize stale bread by soaking it with olive oil.…So why not enjoy an interesting and pleasant afternoon, tasting a selection of the best Italian cheeses, salami and authentic Italian BRUSCHETTA
LITERARY EVENING – IN ITALIAN
LA DICOTOMIA DI ULISSE (dante, inferno, canto XXVI)
Mercoledi’ 23 Maggio 2012
La figura che si profila, nitida, indimenticabile, tra gli orrori dell’abisso infernale delle malebolge (ed esattamente nell’ottava), è l’Ulisse dantesco, che alberga ivi insieme al suo compagno Diomede.
Ulisse si è rivelato un personaggio, tutto negativo per gli antichi, eroico e positivo per i moderni. Il ritratto che emerge dalla tradizione classica è bifronte: ‹‹ figura eroica che sopporta rischi e affronta avventure per brama di conoscenza e volontà di umana affermazione, scaltro e spregiudicato ingannatore, che strumentalizza con la propria eloquenza i più nobili sentimenti umani per persuadere alle proprie tesi amici e nemici ››.
I due profili incompatibili si riverberano anche nell’esegesi dantesca.
Approfondimento tenuto da Annalisa Castando
MEETING HISTORY
BATTLE OF MONTE CASSINO
Thursday 19th April 2012
John Urquhart, Military Historian, will bring to life the battle of Cassino, full of drama, heroism and tragedy!
BILINGUAL STORYTELLING – KIDS ENTERTAINMENT
LA FUGA DI PULCINELLA (PULCINELLA’S FLIGHT)
Saturday 18th February 2012
Pulcinella is a restless marionette who one day decides to cut his strings and head out into the world on his own. But the world is not always a friendly place for a marionette on the run…to celebrate Carnevale, Tricolore are pleased to bring to life a bilingual story full of Italian flavour featuring some of the most popular characters in Italian folk literature. As usual there will also be songs, poetry and games to ensure a fun, enthralling and educational one and a half hour session.
CULTURE, ART AND…THEATRE FOR FAMILIES!
Press release evento La fuga di Pulcinella