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After a sell-out success in 2018 the Italian Theatre Festival returns to the Coronet Theatre to celebrate some of Italy’s most distinguished writers and performers.

Booking and info here

Fabrizio Gifuni pays tribute to the Prince of Denmark in Remember Me: Homage to Hamlet, while Marco Paolini expands on his study of the character of Ulysses in Odysseus Filò.

Three classic Italian short stories by Natalia Ginzburg, Elsa Morante and Fabrizio Ramondino are staged by Greta Scacchi, Alessandra Vanzi and Lucy Russell. Finally Giuseppe Battiston present his one man show, Winston vs Churchill, a portrait of the man and the politician.

All performances are in Italian with English surtitles.

Check here for the full schedule

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Do you want to learn how to make ravioli? Join our Italian cooking lesson!

Impariamo insieme una ricetta originale e fresca per l’estate: ravioli con ricotta e confit di pomodoro conditi con ricotta affumicata.

On Sunday 9th of June at 11am we will start and we will speak Italian ..

We start with a short lesson on cooking terminology given by the Italian teacher who will help with the vocabulary and assist during the preparation. Our chef, will teach you how to make pasta dough from scratch: kneading, rolling and encourage your creativity and finally closing to make the real handmade Italian pasta.

These cooking lessons are for everyone in a very pleasant atmosphere and as part of an informal, informative and fun day! Open to all levels. 

So………Let’s Mani in pasta! Buon appetito

And after we will enjoy what has been prepared, eating all together our Italian pasta! But no worries, there will be some for you to take home too..

By taking part in this “Pasta lesson”, participants will expand and deepen their knowledge of Italian language and food culture. A glass of Prosecco and Italian typical finger food on arrival will welcome you.

Where: Buongiorno & Buonasera, Baker Street @
58 Baker St, Marylebone, London W1U 7DD

For booking + information : gamoroso77@gmail.com / antonio.lucicesare@gmail.com

The price includes the lesson, all the ingredients, the use of equipment, Prosecco and Italian typical finger food on arrival.

Organizers: Antonio & Giuseppe 

Few places available, booking essential

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Il dipinto della Gioconda o della Monna Lisa è il protagonista di questo divertente documentario. La storia vera raccontata in questo documentario forse è anche la causa dell’enorme successo e mistero che ancora oggi avvolge quest’opera di Leonardo da Vinci.

Il furto della Gioconda - YouTube

Guarda il documentario e rispondi alle domande.

  1. Perché il dipinto della Monna Lisa è conosciuto come la Gioconda?
  2. Quando è stato rubato?
  3. Come si chiamava il ladro?
  4. Perché decide di rubare un’opera italiana?
  5. Come organizzò il furto?
  6. Come torna a casa dopo il furto?
  7. Cosa getta davanti al museo?
  8. Come viene definito il detective che si occupa del furto nel documentario? Perché?
  9. Cosa ha inventato?
  10. Come fa a trovare il ladro?
  11. Chi viene accusato del furto durante le indagini?
  12. Quante persone lavoravano in quel periodo nel museo?
  13. Come fanno ad arrestare il ladro?

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Ciao ragazzi! With over 450 articles since 2010, this has become a big blog, or a small book, or perhaps a chunky magazine. How does it work? Posts are listed with the newest at the top of the “blog” section.  You go back in history as you scroll down, but that may not be what you want to do. 

Instead, there is an advanced way to search for the right content. On the homepage you have 6 buttons. If you are already learning Italian, click on the “Grammar lessons” and choose your level. Jump to “Songs” for fun activities with Italian music. If you are right at the beginning of your language journey  you can click here for “Lesson number 1”.

Are you more of a social-learner of Italian? Click on “Events” for the best things to do in Italian (films, festivals, exhibitions, workshops, parties, cooking lessons etc). 

Finally why not “Study Italian in Italy” and join Silvia, Roberta, Michela, Jenifer, Enrico, Virginia, Marco, Alessia, Maria for a relaxing and fun break in Italy. 

So benvenuto to my blog! I am glad you found me. Let’s begin the journey to learn the language of art, food, music and love!

Andiamo! Antonio

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Guardate il video (con i sottotitoli in italiano) in cui Camilleri racconta la fine del commissario siciliano più famoso nel mondo.

Andrea Camilleri, la fine di Montalbano, la cecità e Dio: “Mi manca vedere la bellezza femminile" - YouTube

Continua con…

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Italian & Drama: improve your communication skills with drama techniques

Have you been studying Italian for a while but your mind gets blank when you speak? Are you feeling awkward when listening to your voice and your pronunciation? Do you want to feel confident in different contexts of the everyday life? Drama develops communicative skills in authentic and dynamic situations. It helps to build your self-confidence when you speak in Italian and it improves pronunciation. During the lessons, we will be working with characters, body language, voice, intonation. We will use drama techniques employed by professional actors for memorizing vocabulary and expressions. Even though grammatical analysis of the language is included, this is not a traditional class, as we will focus on building your self-confidence through different and dynamic activities and with lots of fun! It is just a different way to learn, there is no need to have experience in drama. (Level of Italian: from B1).

Drama 2, 9 JUNE 2019 – h 12.00 – 16.30

Italian & Cinema: Learn Italian through movies

This short-course is designed for intermediate and upper-intermediate students of Italian. The course is aimed at students who wish to expand their knowledge of Italian cinema while improving their speaking, reading and listening skills and by participating in discussions based on selected scenes. The course will help student expand and deepen their knowledge of Italian language and culture. The teachers will use one new film for lesson. By watching short movies, extracts and discussing selected parts, the students will also develop a critical outlook and understanding of popular culture in Italian society. All four skills (speaking, reading, listening and writing), will be practised, with emphasis on speaking. Students will also be offered guidance in self-study and be set optional homework tasks.

Cinema 16, 23, 30 JUNE 2019 – h 13.30 – 16.30

Where: Italian Cultural Institute 39 Belgrave Square London SW1X 8NX

Info and enrollment: Italian Language Services at The Italian Cultural Institute

email: courses@icilondon.uk Tel. 020 78231887

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La Chiacchiera Spritz: in conversation with the author

Following the last successful conversations with Elisa and Gaetano, we would like to invite you for a new Italian aperitivo event with the Italian writer living in London, Paolo Nelli, author of the novel “Trattato di economia affettiva” .

Let’s practise Italian with this live interview: meet Paolo, novelist and teacher of Italian, presenting his latest novel set in Italia in the Seventies. The interview will be followed by canapes, spritz & good chiacchiera (chat)in Italiano.

Let’s meet at Buongiorno & Buonasera-Baker Street on Monday 13th of May at 6.30pm.

Aperitivo Italiano, Canapes and a good chat in Italian!

plus la riffa: Win 1 week language course

Where: Buongiorno&Buonasera, 58 Baker St, Marylebone, London W1U 7DD

Tube: Baker Street
When: Monday 13th of May from 6.30pm to 10.00pm
Entry: £ 10   (1 Spritz and Italian typical finger food)

Read the book before the event: click here

Organizers: Antonio & Giuseppe
Booking required
gamoroso77@gmail.com
antonio.lucicesare@gmail.com



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Courses Programme here

Enrolment is now open for Italian Language Courses at the Italian Cultural Institute in London. in collaboration with Italian Language Services.

New term starting on 29 April

Whether you are new to the language, totally fluent, or everything in between, we can help. We offer General Italian courses on all levels, weekday mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekend. In addition, there are morning or afternoon intensive courses, even a semi-intensive course on Sundays. It’s also possible to attend revision classes, Intermediate conversation classes, workshops including drama, cinema and culture & language.

Enrol now for next term, starting on the 29 April 2019. For further information and enrolment, please see our Courses Programme

For more information contact: Italian Language Services at The Italian Cultural Institute. Monday to Friday, 10:00-17:00 Tel. 020 7823 1887

courses@icilondon.uk      www.icilondon.uk

To enrol please fill out the ONLINE ENROLMENT FORM on our website.

Courses are open to all levels from complete beginner to advanced.

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ITALIAN COURSES OPEN EVENING on Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Possibility of meeting with some of the teachers to be introduced to the syllabus and the method of teaching and assessing your level.
Free tester of Italian language lessons for complete beginner

Possibility to enrol in our classes with £10 discount

BOOK NOW for Open Evening

Knowing more about the Institute and its Cultural events

Time: from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm

In collaboration with : Italian Language Services Entrance : Free

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Roberta is a fully qualified Italian tutor and she will guide you to explore and live the language with a full immersion experience in Italy. 

What does it means Italian full immersion experience for you?

It is all about learning Italian by living the language and culture. There are not conventional classrooms on my tours. Trips are designed for Italian learners: most of them already attended a language school back in their country and what they need is to practice the language. During the experience, there will be informal meetings where we will go over any language point or vocabulary and discuss what we have seen and learned so far.  The students are literally “learning on the spot” as every minute will be spent practicing the language in real contests. We will learn how to cook traditional food in Italian houses with Italian families. During some excursions, locals will be invited to come with us. Students will be involved constantly with interactive activities in order to improve their communications skills.  Also, during meals (breakfasts, lunches, and dinners) Italian will be spoken.

You are a teacher and you have taught Italian in London for many years. Why do you think it is so important for Italian learners a full immersion experience?

The most common comment I hear from my students is: “I went to Italy for a holiday but  I struggled to understand Italians and I couldn’t practice the language because they start to speak English with me”. During a language course, students have the chance to practice only with other students. Even when they have an Italian partner, they don’t practice the language at home because they say: “my partner doesn’t have enough patience with me”.  Even though teachers trying hard to give to the students all authentic materials, still hard to get, memorise and reproduce the authenticity of the language and the vocabulary Italians employ every day.

For whom are these language trips designed for?

Language trips are available for small groups of Italian learners (max of 10 people).  Also, through all year are available tailored trips for individuals, couples, families and group of classmates or friends with the same interests.

Programma 2019

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Where the language trips take place?

I am based in Viterbo, Northern Lazio, between Rome and Tuscany. Just one hour and thirty minutes from Fiumicino Airport, one hour from the South of Tuscany and less than one hour from the Umbria Region. The area is called Tuscia, trips and full immersion experience are available all year round in this location, since the weather is perfect for this type of tours. I also organize every year new itineraries (Puglia & Matera this year!). Tailored trips throughout Italy are also available on request. 

Why do you think Tuscia is perfect for a full immersion experience?

Tuscia is a stunning area of green landscapes, enchanting Medieval villages, Renaissance villas, lakes and natural spas with hot spring water.
Tuscia is a perfect escape from the city and from the tourist spots and it is the right place to interact with locals. All the students who came here were surprisingly amazed because the unique experience they have lived. While they have been enjoying the arts and nature they tasted the authentic Italian life with native speakers.

Tell me more about you.

I am a fully qualified Italian teacher committed to educating adults on the Italian language as well on Italian culture. I hold a BA in Literature and modern languages and MA in Theatre studies. I also earn a Master’s degree in Journalism and Communications. In London, I obtained a CLTA, Italian Certificate in Language Teaching to Adults.  I am passionate about theatre, cinema, art, music and opera. In 2015, I obtained the certificate “Glottodrama” Teaching foreign languages by Drama.

I lived in London for more than five years where I thought Italian in different schools and institutions (Italian Cultural Institute, University of Arts of London, International House, and others). I recently moved to Italy, in the Tuscia area, because I needed to feel surrounded by art and nature and, live in a small town where I can reconnect myself with my origins and the traditions I love. (Tuscia, Rome, Umbria, Toscana…).
I often travel to London where I still organize social events for Italian learners and workshops “Italian through drama” at the Italian Cultural Institute.

Feel free to contact Roberta: roberta@ritalyrealone.com

Follow Roberta here

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Cinema Made in Italy is offering the chance for you and a friend to go to an exclusive screening of Cinema Made in Italy 2019 Festival

The ninth edition of CINEMA MADE IN ITALY will launch at the Ciné Lumière in South Kensington on Tuesday 26th February, showcasing nine new Italian productions plus the 1970 expressionist masterpiece THE CONFORMIST (Il Conformista), in memory of the late Bernardo Bertolucci. This year’s six-day event will kick off with LORO, from the director of The Great Beauty, and centres on Silvio Berlusconi and his entourage. The film stars Paolo Sorrentino’s long-standing collaborator Toni Servillo as the controversial and larger-than-life former Italian prime minister.

To be in with a chance of winning tickets to the screening on  a pair of tickets, all you have to do is answer this simple question.  The film The conformist by Bernardo Bertolucci was based on the Italian novel by:
  1. Italo Svevo
  2. Pier Paolo Pasolini
  3. Alberto Moravia

Email your response to .. before the entry deadline – – the winner will be notified by email.

You can also buy tickets now by visiting
/https://www.institut-francais.org.uk/cine-lumiere/whats-on/festivals-series/cinema-made-in-italy-2019/
VENUE AND BOX OFFICE INFORMATION
Ciné Lumière : 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DT, T +44 (0)20 7871 3515

PROGRAMME LORO + Q&A:Tuesday 26 February @ 8 EUPHORIA-Q&A: Wednesday 27 February@ 8,40 LUCIA’S GRACE + Q&A: Thursday 28 February @ 8,50 RICORDI? + Q&A : Thursday 28@6,30 THE GUEST + Q&A: Friday 1 March@6,30 THE MAN WHO BOUGHT THE MOON + Q&A: Friday 1 March@8,50 NOTTI MAGICHE + Q&A: Saturday 2 March@8,50 WHEREVER YOU ARE + Q&A: Sat 2 March@6,30 THE CONFORMIST: Sunday 3 March@2 WE’LL BE YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL + Q&A: Sunday 3 March@6,30

Cinema Made in Italy 2019

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