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
We hope you are enjoying the good weather!
We thought you might be interested in the following events coming up soon supported by the ICCW.
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)
Annual picnic organised by Amici Val Ceno for the Welsh-Italian Community.
Everyone welcome. Children’s games, Tug-o war, Bocce and Raffle prizes.
Location: St.Michael’s Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, NP7 5UD
Gates open: 10:00
Price: £5 per person (free for under 12s)
Hopefully we will see you there.
We are delighted to announce the Italian duo, Remix the Cinema, will be visiting Swansea for their first UK event on their tour of Europe.
Taking place on Friday 18 May, 7pm @ Volcano Theatre in Swansea, Remix the Cinema is the brainchild of two Italian artists, who set original soundtracks to a montage of classic black and white films.
Remix the Cinema is a fully-immersive experience, combining both live music performance and a cinema screening.
Please help us spread the word`among friends, supporters and aficionados!
This is a ticketed event: £10 full price /£5 concessions on the door
Eventbrite link: Buy your ticket here
Luca Paci & Luisa Pèrcopo
Dear friends and fans,
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.
Our next book event will be at The Little Man Coffee Company Ivor House, Bridge Street
Cardiff CF10 2EE at 7 pm.
Author Shirin Ramzanali Fazel will join us to talk about her book Far From Mogadishu. This event is in English and Italian. The entry is free but book in advance to avoid disappointment.
‘There was time when my country was the country of fairy tales, a country where every child would want to grow and play’. This is the story of the author’s physical and emotional journey from her war-torn homeland, Somalia. Some time after the
military coup in 1969 Shirin left Mogadishu and moved to Italy to make a new life and home for herself and her family. Since then she has crossed continents and lived in several cities, facing the challenge of integrating with many different kind of society before settling in England in 2010. This book encapsulates her reflections on the Somali diaspora.
Come and join us @Octavo’s Bookshop to discuss Io non ho paura by Niccolò Ammaniti. The book has sold more than 700,000 copies since its publication in 2001, and has been translated in twenty languages. Mixed language abilities welcome.
Sunday 8 October From 2pm.
I am Helen and have been a member of the Italian Cultural Centre Wales since it began in 2015.
During this time I have been inspired by the events organised by the Centre.
The Book Club and most importantly the Italian Film Festival with its objective contemporary focus have challenged and developed my understanding and appreciation of the Italy of today.
The Centre also does valuable, regular work in language maintenance for children.
Among the Centre’s varied programme for 2016 – 17 I am sure that we all have a favourite.
Now the Centre’s programme of events for 2017-18 is about to begin.
I am looking forward to the third Italian Film Festival which will be at Chapter Arts Centre 24 – 26 November.
This year the Festival will present several British premieres including films shown recently at the Venice Film Festival.
This is a great reason to renew our individual membership of the Italian Cultural Centre Wales.
The Centre relies on our subscriptions and on the generosity of its’ sponsors as the life blood of its programme.
The annual fee is still only £15.00 and I am sure that any one-off donations would also be greatly appreciated.
Mille grazie a tutti
Tanti cari saluti e ci vediamo
Our new logo, born out of the remarkable craft of Casati Graphic Studio, was conceived by putting together less obvious symbols of both Welsh and Italian cultures, without diverting the attention from the main protagonists of the Festival: the films.
The word ‘Festival’ is the pivotal link between the two cultures. The main point of reference: the figure of the joker, a precursor of today’s recreation industry, who in past times had the task to entertain royals and their courts, telling tales of far-away lands, epic adventures and breath-taking landscapes. Together the joker’s hat and the king’s crown represent here both the symbol of the Matter of Britain/the Arthurian Cycle (one of the pillars of Anglo-Celtic culture) and of the Carnival, the Italian festival par excellence, with its masks and its wider theatrical dimension. The logo also plays with the acronym ‘IFF’, derived from the initials of ‘Italian Film Festival’ and the final letters of ‘Cardiff’, rather than its initial ‘C’.
Our new logo evokes all these elements: the joker’s hat, the royal crown, the letters IFF and the classic form of the ionic columns (a symbol of Italian art for centuries) all tied together by the flowing of the reel, the most immediate image representing the idea of the Film.
INDIE POPPIE VEGGIE GARDEN BAND
Enter Il Conciorto – a humorous and surreal musical experience where vegetables sing, telling their own intimate stories. Pop, rock and contemporary songs tell the lives of aubergines, peppers and courgettes speaking about the feelings of the gardener and telling stories of celebrity vegetable plots.
Acclaimed Italian musicians Bagini and Carlone, use electronic technology Arduino to accompany aubergines, carrots, courgettes and cucumbers with flutes, sax and guitars. Do not miss this unique sustainable live concert!
Tickets: £12/£10 Buy tickets here
The 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.
CREDEVO / I BELIEVED
Sunflower Cafe, 1 Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff CF10 5EE
24 March 2017 6.30 pm
£12 (£10 ICCW members)
for info and booking firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The 22 October we will celebrate the XVI Italian Language Week !
From 10.00 to 11.00 am at Chapter Arts Centre our language maintenance class will be open to new young students. there will be music, masks and food! From 11.00 to 12.00 we will illustrate the Italian language portal, explain the importance of language maintenance with a focus on European policies, and we will outline our language maintenance programme for 2016-2017.
CHAPTER ARTS CENTRE
Saturday 8 October 6:30pm
Ayiva and Abas have fled Burkina Faso, dreaming of a better life on the other side of the Mediterranean Sea. After a death-defying crossing they arrive in southern Italy and must quickly readjust to life in Europe which is more violent and hostile than they imagined. An unsentimental and creative look at the refugee crisis. Watch the official trailer here
Join us after the film for Skype Q&A with actor Koudous Sehionan and an interview with Domenico Lucano, Major of the Town of Riace in Calabria. Our members get 10% discount on tickets.
For more information and tickets click here.
This event is organised in partnership with Watch-Africa