The World Saved by Kids and Other Epics

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.

Simonetta Agnello Hornby & Filomena Campus Cardiff

cardiffICCW-A3-POSTER-F-page-001The ICCW is very very pleased to host a premiere event featuring writer Simonetta Agnello Hornby and singer/director Filomena Campus. The event, loosely adapted from Agnello Hornby’s book Il Male che si deve raccontare, is a brand new performance about domestic violence, never staged before and will be a mix of music, songs and spoken word.

The performance will be in English. Please find info and poster of the event below.

Seats are limited, so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.


A spoken word and music performance about domestic violence with Simonetta Agnello Hornby and Filomena Campus
Written by Simonetta Agnello Hornby, directed by Filomena Campus

Sunflower Cafe, 1 Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff CF10 5EE
24 March 2017 6.30 pm

£12 (£10 ICCW members)

for info and booking


Book club #8

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 A very Happy New Year to all of you!
 ICCW events programme for 2017 started on 4th February with our popular Language Maintenance Classes in Chapter. We have a number of great surprises for you this year so watch this space.
Our next event is the Book Club @Calabrisella, Cowbridge Road, Cardiff on Tuesday 21st February at 8:30 pm. The book we will discuss is Marcovaldo by Italo Calvino.
Mixed abilities welcome. Please let us know if you are interested in coming as seats are limited.

Bookclub #7

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Our bookclub continues with the short story La paura by Federico De Roberto.

Iconic director Ermanno Olmi  based his latest masterpiece, Greenery Will Bloom Again, on De Roberto’s short story which will be screened in the Italian Film Festival Cardiff. After the film there will be a Backstage documentary followed by a Q&A with producer Elisabetta Olmi.

We will meet  Wed 16 November at Sunflower&I , 1 Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5EE at 8.30. Mixed language abilities welcome.

This event is free but seats are limited so book in advance via email to avoid disappointment.


Bookclub # 5



Our bookclub continues with  Il sentiero dei nidi di ragno by Italo Calvino. We will meet  the 29th June at Calabrisella’s at 8.30.  Mixed language abilities welcome. This event is free but seats are limited so book in advance to avoid disappointment.