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)

KINOFILM FESTIVAL 14th Edition

www.kinofilm.org.uk

18th-26th November 2017

Manchester International Short Film Festival was established in 1995 and its focus is primarily on UK and European shorts.

This year Instituto Cervantes and Societa’ Dante Alighieri, in collaboration with KinoFilm, are proud to offer an evening of Spanish and Italian shorts.

Friday 24th November 2017

The Instituto Cervantes and Societa’ Dante Alighieri invite you to an evening of Spanish and Italian short films.

Venue: Instituto Cervantes, 326/330 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4FN

5.00pm to 6.30pm – SPANISH Shorts programme

7.00pm – ITALIAN Shorts programme

Free admission for both programmes. Reservation required.

Reservation for the Italian programme:

www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/italian-shorts-programme-drinks-reception-kinofilm-festival-2017-tickets-39515777755

Reservation for the Spanish programme:

www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/spanish-shorts-programme-kinofilm-festival-tickets-39515702530

The Italian screening will be followed by a glass of Italian wine and a tasting of different chilled ‘pasta salads’ prepared with pasta GAROFALO, the Italian pasta synonymous with Italian film – www.pastagarofalo.it/uk_en/garofalo-firma-il-cinema/

A short film produced by GAROFALO, The Wholly Family (in Italian with English subtitles), will be screened in the background while you mingle eating the pasta. This and other GAROFALO shorts are found in their website and in YouTube.

The evening will finish at 9.30pm (doors closed).

 


CELEBRATING LUCIANO PAVAROTTI

Saturday 2nd December 2017 – 6.00PM to 8.00PM

Venue: Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street, Manchester M2 1NL
Admission:      members  £ 1.00 non-members  £ 3.00

On 6th September 2007 Pavarotti lost his battle against cancer and died in his home in Modena. After 10 years of his passing, he’s still remembered and still loved as he was when he was alive. Today Roberto Mobili e Liliana Foligno-Smith will help us to remember the voice that for many is the voice of the greatest tenor in the history of opera. 

Come along for a special gathering to celebrate the ‘Maestro’ and to exchange the Season’s greetings over a glass (or two) of prosecco and a slice of panettone or pandoro.

It would be helpful if you could confirm your presence to dante@newfuture.org


 


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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