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


SUNDAY 8th December 2019 – 4.30PM for 5.00PM start

Venue: Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street, Manchester M2 1NL
(Download the leaflet: Music Recital – Natale 2019)

The recital will include works by Puccini, Rossini, Bellini, Leoncavallo, Tosti and more…

Isla MacEwan                      Soprano

Tim Kennedy                       Piano

Come along for a special gathering to exchange the Season’s greetings over a glass (or two, why not?) of Prosecco and a slice of panettone or pandoro!

Admission:    members  £ 2.00   /   non-members   £ 4.00

Advanced booking is appreciated in order for us to get enough panettone and (above all!) Prosecco. Please contact dante@newfuture.org to book yourself and your friends / family in!


FILM – Ladri di biciclette / Bicycle Thieves

(movie will be in Italian with English subtitles) – Running time: approx. 1hr and 35′

THURSDAY 19th December 2019 from 20:10-22:15 UTC

Venue: St Clement’s Church, Edge Lane, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, M21 9AE
Tickets: £5 on the door only (no pre-booking nor reservations, just show up and join)

Refreshments available – including Panettone!

Movie hosted by Chorlton Film Institute  www.chorltonfilminstitute.co.uk

Doors will open at 20:10 – Introduction & Film start at 20:30; film certificate is U. 


The movie is presented in association with Società Dante Alighieri Manchester, with a short introduction in English by Dr Silvana Serra  (PhD in Cinema, Event Organiser for Società Dante Alighieri and Member of the Selection Committee for the International Short Film Festivals).

This landmark 1948 Italian film is widely regarded as among the best films of all time. In 1950 it won a special Academy Honorary Award as “most outstanding foreign language film” six years before the category was added to the Awards.

Ricci, an unemployed man in post-WWII Italy, finally gets a good job – for which he needs a bicycle. But soon his bicycle is stolen…

For additional info: www.facebook.com/events/2461662947243690/


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

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