Monday, December 7, 2020
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Friday, November 13, 2020
Based on popular demand the Dante Auckland is pleased to offer a 5 day Italian Summer Intensive Course in January 2021 (from Wednesday 20 to Sunday 24 January).
This programme has been extremely successful over the last 12 years as it combines formal lessons with conversation, Italian lunch, activities and much more. We welcome Italian language students of all abilities from absolute beginners through to advanced. All our teachers are native Italians. The cost is only $320 and includes lunch every day!!
To enrol please fill this form and send back to firstname.lastname@example.org, a $60 deposit is required by 14 December.
Thursday, November 12, 2020
We received this letter from Ethno New Zealand and we are sharing it here. Please feel free to forward it to your contacts.
Dear Dante Alighieri Society,
We are Ethno New Zealand, an annual youth music gathering on Waiheke Island for young musicians from all over the world to share their music and cultures with each other. Ethno New Zealand 2021 will take place on Waiheke Island (at Piritahi Marae) between January 23-31. It is open to musicians and singers between the ages of 18 and 30. You can find out more here: https://www.ethnonewzealand.com
This year, we also have several scholarships available. One of the scholarships is particularly encouraging young musicians from Italy among other countries to participate in Ethno New Zealand 2021. We would be honoured if you could share this opportunity with your community and encourage all the young musicians in your network to apply for the scholarship and join us for a fantastic week of sharing beautiful music.
If you have any questions or ideas how to better promote this opportunity, please send us a message and we'd be happy to reach out.
Kai and the Ethno NZ team
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Congratulations to the winners of the Festival Italiano Raffle!
The winning numbers are:
1 Prize: a long weekend for 6 at Bombardino Chalet in Ohakune, with welcoming Italian dinner! Winning number 0893
2 Prize: a $300 voucher from Edit. Winning number 0894
3 Prize: a beautiful Italian scarf created by Touched by Fire, Winning number 0970
4 Prize: a basic pasta class for two at Pasta & Cuore in Mt Eden, Winning number 0492
5 Prize: an elegant truffle giftbox by Sabatino Tartufi Winning number 0493
All the winners have been contacted by the Dante Alighieri Society. Grazie again to all our sponsors, all the proceeds from the Raffle will go towards our Dante Children School.
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
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Sunday, November 1, 2020
Friday, October 30, 2020
New this year also a tasting table of some famous Italian products: came and try Mortadella, Grana Padano, Finocchiona and Prosciutto di Parma!
Sunday, October 25, 2020
What a wonderful time we had! Loved every single day of it, from the opening party on Friday, to the mini-panel on Sunday, and celebrating Rodari's Birthday on 23 October (photo above, by Nicoletta Benella). Nicoletta also appeared in two programmes on Ondazzurra to talk about Rodari and the exhibition, and a special interview was also done with Italy, to talk to Elena Pasoli, the Director of the Bologna Children's Book Fair.
You can listen to the programmes here:
Throughout the 9 days when we were opened to the public we enjoyed welcoming a number of children to look, read and draw, and learn about Rodari's wonderful tales.
This exhibition showcased some of those artists who in the last fifty years have illustrated Rodari’s texts. From legends like Luzzati and Munari through to young contemporary artists, the exhibition gave a fascinating overview of Italian illustration excellence.
Featured artists: Bruno Munari, Emanuele Luzzati, Altan, Beatrice Alemagna, Gaia Stella, Olimpia Zagnoli, Manuel Fior, Alessandro Sanna, Valerio Vitali, Simona Mulazzani, Chiara Armellini, Anna Laura Cantone, Fulvio Testa, Maria Chiara Di Giorgio, Giulia Orecchia, Nicoletta Costa, Federico Maggioni, Francesca Ghermandi, Pia Valentinis, Vittoria Facchini, Elenia Beretta.
Organised internationally by: Fiera di Bologna, BCBF, Regione E-R, Regione E-R Cultura d’Europa, Einaudi Ragazzi, Vivere all’Italiana (MAECI).
Auckland edition curated by Nicoletta Benella and organised by Dante Alighieri Society Auckland and Festival Italiano Auckland in collaboration with the Italian Embassy in New Zealand, Oratia Books, NEWMARKET.
Part of the Artweek Auckland 2020 Programme , the Week of Italian Language in the World and the Italian Festival Season in Auckland.