Monday, December 23, 2019

Touched by Fire Italian scarves: 20% discount for Dante members

Touched by Fire is a small company based in Christchurch (New Zealand) by Enrica and Simon Ogden. They say:

"Our ambition is to ignite a passion for exquisite forms, fabrics, textures and colours. Our designs come to life from the experience of a place, a mood or a moment. Some begin as an art work, some from the manipulation of patterns on found objects or images. Each has a unique story to tell while breathing away its own beauty and ephemerality.

All our scarves are conceptualised and designed by Simon Ogden in New Zealand. Once the designs are ready, they are sent to Italy. In Lake Como natural fibres are blended and woven into fabrics that hang softly and best react to natural dyes, bringing the nuances of colour and the details of the design to life. At this point, the printed material travels to Bologna. In Bologna a team of committed artisans cuts, washes and finishes each of our scarves by hand before they journey back to New Zealand

We are happy to offer 20% off on our new range to all the members of the Dante Alighieri as a thank for the love and support shown to us over the last three years. Our scarves can be purchased on line ( and the discount is applied when entering the promocode: CELEBRATE at checkout. Gift vouchers can be purchased online as well and start from $100. They never expires just like our scarves!"

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

December News

Our December Newsletter is ready!

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Watch Dante's musical adaptation of

Aggiungi un posto a tavola

For everyone who missed the musical Aggiungi un posto a tavola staged by the Dante students, or in case you have enjoyed it so much that you would like to watch again, here it is or watch it on YouTube HERE

Musical adaptation by Paul Barrett Staged by the Dante Alighieri Society of Auckland on 13 October 2019 at St Luke Church in Remuera. Cast and Crew Matteo Telara = stage director Paul Barrett = musical director/ pianist Luca Manghi = music advisor/language coach David Kelly = translator Flavia Berucci = producer 

Solo: Chris McRae = Silvestro Caroline Everitt = Clementina Angus Simmons = Toto Anna Simmons = Consolazione 

Warren Sheppard = mayor Prue Moyle (town person) Nobuko Delowe (town person) Namir Battani (town person) Fintan McArdle (town person) Peter Chevin (town person) Catherine Morris (town person) Katherine Findlay (town person) Anya Christiansen (town person) Diana Reinhard (town person) The Dante Alighieri Society Auckland acknowledges the generous contribution of Società Dante Alighieri in Rome towards the costs of this free performance. This video has been kindly made available by John Robertson