Please come and join us tomorrow at 17:00 GMT for the launch of in Italian BONDO-GRONDE Presentazione libro di e con MENNA ELFYN Yfory 5 o’r gloch #lansio Bondo yn Eidaleg! Book your space info below #translated #poetry #cymraeg #italiano
Penarth Carnival starts Saturday 2nd March at 11.00am – Archer Terrace /Sully Terrace Green The event includes: Crowning the First Fool the king of the carnival. Singing, band & a ceremony. Also a man will set off on a bike to Harlech in North Wales (yes, really!) to tell them four days of happiness have broken out in Penarth. We’ll then dance down to the Pier Pavilion for midday. There’ll be an hour’s Italian Carnival mask workshop in the Pier Pavilion from 12.00 and a children’s film in the Pier Pavilion in the afternoon. Wear costume/ festive thing
Friday, October 19, 2018 at 6 PM – 9 PM Lookout Cafe
Poet and translator Cristina Viti will read from her translation of Elsa Morante’s The World Saved by Kids.
First published in Italian in 1968, The World Saved by Kids was written in the aftermath of deep personal change and in the context of what Elsa Morante called the “great youth movement exploding against the funereal machinations of the organized contemporary world.”
Morante believed that it was only the youth who could truly hear her revolutionary call. With the fiftieth anniversary of the tumultuous events of 1968 approaching, there couldn’t be a more timely moment for this first English translation of Morante’s work to appear.
This year the Italian Film Festival Cardiff is taking place on 16-18 November and our friends and sponsors at Casanova’s have generously agreed to host a Charity Lunch on 30th September to help us raise some money for the Festival.
All proceedings from the lunch will go to the ICCW to cover costs of the Festival.
If you would like have a fab meal at a very fair price in one of the top restaurants in Cardiff and at the same time help us with funding our rich festival programme, please call Casanova’s Restaurant on 029 20344044 and book before it’s too late!
This is a unique opportunity to meet leading international photographer, photo journalists and documentary photographer Danilo Balducci. His recent work focuses on migration and its contemporary routes. The event will include the projection of two short films and a selection of photographic material, accompanied by a discussion with the author. Further details can be found here:
Fellini’s 8 1/2 tells the story of a film director trapped in a creative cul-de-sac. It’s surreal style, icy-cool atmosphere and crisp monochrome cinematography have led to wide regard as one of the finest works of avant-garde film-making and a true masterpiece of world cinema.
Advance tickets £7.50 / £6 (conc) – door sales +50p
7pm doors for 8pm start.
Snowcat Cinema does not screen adverts before the feature. There are usually one or two trailers for films that will be shown soon but we encourage people to arrive promptly for the advertised start time.
Refunds will only be provided if the screening does not go ahead.
The ICCW has organised a theatre workshop in Italian for children: four meetings from the end of September to the beginning of December.
The workshop is led by teacher, actress and musician Alice Muzzioli.
The children will create a story, write the script and invent the scenic realisation by bringing into play a variety of artistic and linguistic skills. All this in a playful and fun group atmosphere, completely immersed in the Italian language.
The workshop is designed for children and young people aged between 6 and 13 years. It will be held in Chapter on the following dates from 15.00 to 17:00:
The Italian Cultural Centre Wales has organised a screening of Roberto Rossellini’s Rome, Open City, a classic tale of life in Nazi-occupied Rome, in collaboration with Snowcat cinema and supported by Wales PEN Cymru.
The screening is preceded by a performance by Dome Bulfaro, a renowned Italian poet and artist.
We are putting this event on since we think that Italy is crossing a very critical phase and its fragile democracy is in real danger.
Since Matteo Salvini was sworn in as Italy’s Interior Minister, his controversial stance on immigration, Roma people and the European Union has made the headlines.
The press have dubbed him the European Donald Trump and commentators say he could pose a threat to the existence of the European Union as we know it.
This week he was in the news again, for refusing to allow another migrant rescue ship to dock in Italy and for his radical proposals to crack down on migration.
Becoming Human – Pinocchio Retold tells the story of the world’s most famous puppet, set against the demands and prerogatives of modern Western society.
This tragicomedy takes an unflinching look at social values and structures, while inviting the audience to laugh and be mesmerised by a caravan of characters (all played by Alice Muzzioli and Inari Soinila).
12+ Strong Language
Location: The Big Top 11A Church Street, CF10 1BG Cardiff
£7 £5 concessions (students, unemployed patrons, disabled, senior citizens, children under 18)
The brainchild of two Italian artists who set original soundtracks to a montage of black and white films, Remix the Cinema is an immersive experience combing live music performance and cinema screening. Italian Cultural Centre Wales and Snowcat Cinema are delighted to host this unique event at Penarth Pier Pavilion promoting international artistic engagement and innovation in Cardiff and the Vale.
Before the screening there is an open workshop with the artists, offering hands-on experience of creative sound and image editing. Penarth-based artists Parry & Glynn will facilitate conversations and live drawing in and around the event.
Alberto Casati and Luca Acito are part of Action 30, a collective of artists, musicians, thinkers and activists who draw inspiration from the cultural ferment of 1930s Europe.
Screening: 8.00pm. Admission £8 | £4 concs available on the door and ticketsource
Workshop: 6.00pm. Admission free on the door.
We are excited to update you with the latest developments with the Italian Cultural Centre Wales.
We have been working hard behind the scenes to lay lasting foundations for the ICCW, and have very recently been awarded charitable status, so there will be plenty to look forward to over the coming year.
We hope to play an increasingly central role in bringing together all those with an interest in Italy and your involvement and support in this has been invaluable.
In the next weeks we will give you a detailed programme of our upcoming events so watch this space!
A great big thank you, diolch yn fawr and grazie mille a tutti.
We are happy to announce that following last year’s tremendous success, we are once again launching a raffle in occasion of our upcoming Italian Film Festival here in Cardiff!
This year’s raffle prizes are:
Two tickets for a dress rehearsal at the Welsh National Opera
Two-Course Dinner for two at Calabrisella’s
A bottle of Italian wine from Vinitalia
There will be three separate draws, each with a first, second and third prize:
– Friday 24 November before Emma (First prize: Mozart – Don Giovanni dress rehearsal at WNO)
– Saturday 25 November before The Stuff of Dreams (First prize: Verdi – La Forza del Destino dress rehearsal at WNO)
– ay 26 November before At War for Love (First prize: Puccini – La Tosca dress rehearsal at WNO)
Prices are £2 for 1 ticket and £5 for 5 tickets. All tickets can be purchased directly at Chapter Arts Centre at our film festival stall. After each draw we will be announcing the winners on all our social media platforms as well as the ICCW website.