Welcome

Established in 1996, the Manchester branch is one of the Society’s many branches around the world.
The Society’s headquarters are in Rome, and its mission is to promote the Italian language and Italian culture abroad.

The Manchester branch does not have its own premises. Membership is open to both Italians and non-Italians, and members and supporters enjoy a wide programme of events throughout the year.
Members and non-members alike are welcome to attend.

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FORTHCOMING EVENTS:

 (Members and non-members alike are welcome to attend, unless specified otherwise)

EUROPEAN DAY OF LANGUAGES

Wednesday 26 September 2018   5.30pm to approx. 8.30pm

The Instituto Cervantes, 326/330 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4FN

The European Day of Languages is celebrated on September 26. This day represents 800 million citizens of 47 countries and honors the linguistic diversity of the continent of Europe, with more than 200 languages of its own.

Instituto Cervantes is once again participating in this welcome initiative and invites everyone to join this celebration of the linguistic and cultural diversity in Europe, which seeks to underline the importance of learning languages; increase knowledge and awareness of the value of languages, and encourages the continued learning of languages throughout life.

In order to raise awareness about the great variety of languages that characterises Europe, Instituto Cervantes in Manchester, in collaboration with the Europia, Alliance Française and Societa’ Dante Alighieri, is organizing a series of activities at its headquarters including taster classes of different European languages. The taster class for Italian will be run by Silvana Serra.

The event is aimed at prospective students. It is free, but booking is required. Please register at: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/european-day-of-languages-tickets-48478645935

 

Event schedule will be as follows:

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17:30 – 18:15                German Language Class Taster

17:30 – 18:15                French Language Class Taster

18:15 – 19:00                Spanish Language Class Taster

18:15 – 19:00                Basque Language Class Taster

19:00 – 19:45                Polish Language Class Taster

19:00 – 19:45                Italian Language Class Taster

19:45 – 20:30                International Music & Food

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The Victorians and the Reinvention of the Italian Renaissance

Thursday 27 September 2018   6:30pm – 8:30pm
The Portico Library, 57 Mosley Street, Manchester
Speaker: Emma Marigliano

From Giotto to Michelangelo, Dante to Petrarca, Firenze to Roma, Italy’s Renaissance left an indelible mark on the Victorians. Former special collections librarian, Emma Marigliano, explores how British artists and poets reinterpreted and mythologised Italian culture for the British public.

Italian nibbles and wine will be offered after the talk.

£5 members of Portico and Dante
£6 non-members / £4 students and unemployed

Booking requireddante@newfuture.org

OR with the Portico Library tel. 0161 2366785 – events@theportico.org.uk

Booking also possible with Eventbrite:
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-victorians-the-reinvention-of-the-italian-renaissance-tickets-47419604313


LATEST NEWS:

ASSEGNAZIONE PREMIO DANTE ALIGHIERI
12 LUGLIO 2018

Presso ‘The University of Manchester’ si e’ svolta l’assegnazione annuale del ‘Premio Dante Alighieri’, indetto nel 2008 dal Comitato locale della Societa’ Dante Alighieri e destinato a studenti dal significativo rendimento accademico coniugato ad una buona conoscenza della lingua italiana. Il premio consiste in libri sull’Italia e viene consegnato in concomitanza con le cerimonie di laurea dell’universita’.

Quest’anno sono state selezionate due studentesse che hanno cominciato a studiare la lingua da principianti e conseguito la laurea con ottimi risultati: Caitlin Brennan e Nina Merryweather.

E’ stato inoltre riconosciuto il livello eccezionale raggiunto da uno studente del secondo anno, Michael Ayre, che ha finito il corso con la media piu’ alta raggiunta da uno studente di lingua.

La cerimonia e’ stata organizzata da Elena Polisca (Senior Language Tutor e membro del Comitato Esecutivo della Societa’ Dante Alighieri di Manchester). Erano presenti anche Guyda Armstrong (docente nel dipartimento di Languages and Intercultural Studies), Silvana SerraManuela Costanzo, rispettivamente membro dell’Esecutivo e presidente del Comitato di Manchester.

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(foto banner: particolare della Cattedrale di Firenze, gentile concessione di Patrick Brosset)

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