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.
Scopri i Parchi Letterari® Italiani!
Accade a volte di sognare tra le pagine di un libro; ma che ne direste se ad avvolgersi attorno a voi fosse un intero Parco Letterario? Scopri i nostri percorsi ed itinerari attraverso i luoghi di vita e di ispirazione dei grandi scrittori di tutti i tempi.
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(Members and non-members alike are welcome to attend, unless specified otherwise)
Divine Notes for a Divine Poet: Dante between Classical Music and Heavy Metal – Part 2: Purgatory
Thursday 23rd September 2021 – 6.00PM (free event on Zoom)
Speaker: Alessandra Pompili
After journeying through Hell (Inferno) in company of some of the musicians who were inspired by Dante’s narrative of despair, we turn our attention to Purgatory. Purgatory is a strange realm: not full hopelessness neither full bliss, it is inhabited by souls who are on the way to Heaven but still barred from it. They voice their quiet expectation through singing, and this evening will look at both the music they produce and the music that has been written to depict their temporary state.
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For more info, please visit https://www.alessandrapompili.com/projects
European Day of Languages: celebrating linguistic diversity
(In English – mainly – free and open to all)
Monday 27th September 2021 – “Do you speak polyglot?” (6.00PM – 7.15PM)
To mark the European Day of Languages organised by the Council of Europe, the Società Dante Alighieri, the Instituto Cervantes and the Alliance Française of Manchester invite you to celebrate language diversity, intercultural understanding and multilingualism through an online talk with two exceptional guests: Richard Simcott and Andreas G. Wolff.
Taken together, Richard and Andreas can speak over 60 languages. They will share with us their experience and tips for language learning; they will discuss the challenges and advantages of polyglotism and how it can influence personal and professional life, and they will answer all your questions.
Join us for this round table on Monday 27th September, from 6PM to 7:15PM.
This event is organised by Alliance Française de Manchester, the Società Dante Alighieri Manchester and the Instituto Cervantes.
Richard Simcott is a British polyglot, who has studied over 50 languages. HarperCollins described him as one of the most multilingual people in the United Kingdom, and the Goethe Institute gave him the title Ambassador for Multilingualism.
He has many years of consulting experience using languages with diverse clients and offering his expertise on multilingual and multinational projects.
He is the original founder of the Polyglot Conference and The Language Event and manages a popular Facebook page called Speaking Fluently.
Andreas G. Wolff, originally German, holds a BA (Hons) in Gaelic Language and Culture and an MA in International Journalism. He is now a video journalist with the BBC in Scotland, working in English and Gaelic. At home he speaks Spanish and Italian, the native languages of his wife, Jessica. A self-confessed language junkie, he is also fully proficient in French and has colloquial proficiency in Russian and Portuguese. He has a basic knowledge of Mandarin, Irish and most recently Northern Frisian. Andreas has previously taught adult Gaelic language classes and is certified by the International Association of Hyperpolyglots: HYPIA (hyperpolyglots are fluent in more than six languages). He is president of the Taynuilt Gaelic Choir.
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