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)

SATURDAY 16th – FRIDAY 29th JUNE

Saturday 16 June (11.00pm to 4.30pm)

Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street, Manchester M2 1NL

FREE admission

Il mercatino del libro – Italian book market

Browse for those special second hand and rare one off books for adults and children.

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Garofalo pasta tasting (12.30pm to 1.30pm)

Pop-in to taste this exceptional Italian pasta which may have only arrived in the UK recently but in Italy it’s existed since 1789.

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Sunday 17th June

Manchester Day with Al Bacio and Dom’s

Join us for mouth-watering Italian food and drink throughout the day.

Al Bacio Restaurant, 10-14 South King Street, Deansgate, Manchester M2 6DW

Dom’s Tavola calda, 40-42 Deansgate, Manchester M3 1RH

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Wednesday 20th June (6.30pm)

Divine Monsters: From Past to Present

The Portico Library, 57 Mosley Street, Manchester

Art Historian Sara Riccardi will explore the historical representation of ‘bestiari’, which belonged to the wider collective Medieval imagination, of which Dante and Gessner were part. Sara will also present and explore the beautiful facsimiles of some illuminated early manuscripts of the Divina Commedia on display at the Library.

Barbara Bertoni of Imago, the Italian publishers of the facsimiles, will be on hand after the talk to discuss the manuscripts with you.

Drinks and Italian snacks will follow:

£5 members of Portico and Dante

£6 non-members / £4 students and unemployed

Booking required: Library tel. 0161 2366785

events@theportico.org.uk or dante@newfuture.org

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20th – 22nd June (9.30am – 4.30pm)

The Divine Comedy: Early Manuscripts

The Portico Library, 57 Mosley Street, Manchester

FREE admission

Over just three days facsimiles of six of Dante’s early illuminated manuscripts will be shown at The Portico Library. You will be able to view these stunning reproductions of the “Divina Commedia” up-close and discover some of the history of these amazing books.

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Thursday 21st June

To learn more about the technical details of the manuscripts, drop in to the library at 3.00pm on 21 June to talk to Elena Palladino, Rare Books and Special Collections Librarian – member of Societa’ Dante Alighieri.

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Friday 29th June (1.00pm)

Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street, Manchester

Lunchtime Concert

Pianist: Alessandra Pompili

Followed by complimentary Garofalo pasta salad, Italian cheese and drinks

FREE admission – Donations to the Cross Street Chapel are appreciated

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Monday 18th to Friday 22nd June

Al Bacio Restaurant and Dom’s Tavola Calda

10-14 South King Street, Deansgate, Manchester M2 6DW

40-42 Deansgate, Manchester M3 1RH

A main dish of Garofalo pasta with a soft drink at £10.00

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Monday 25th to Friday 29th June

Al Bacio Restaurant and Dom’s Tavola Calda

10-14 South King Street, Deansgate, Manchester M2 6DW

40-42 Deansgate, Manchester M3 1RH

A main dish of Garofalo pasta with a soft drink at £10.00

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LATEST NEWS:

ASSEGNAZIONE PREMIO DANTE ALIGHIERI
19 LUGLIO 2017

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 tre studentesse che hanno conseguito la laurea con ottimi risultati: Oana Ghelase, Charlotte Alton, Hope Needs.

I volumi-premio sono stati presentati dalla Dott.ssa Elena Polisca (Senior Language Tutor e membro del Comitato Esecutivo della Societa’ Dante Alighieri di Manchester).

CONGRATULAZIONI ALLE VINCITRICI DA PARTE DI TUTTI NOI!

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APPOINTMENT OF A NEW DIRECTOR AT BRITISH SCHOOL AT ROME
7TH JULY 2017

We’re pleased to announce that our friend and member, Professor Stephen J. Milner, has been appointed as the new BSR Director by The Council of the British School at Rome, with effect from the beginning of the 2017-18 academic year and in succession to Professor Christopher Smith.

Read the full press release here.

WE WISH PROF. MILNER ALL THE BEST WITH HIS NEW POSITION.

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