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“Italian Inspirations” is a series of eight encounters in which a prominent British or UK-based author talks about an Italian writer – either classic or contemporary – whose work they especially admire. Curated and moderated by Boyd Tonkin, each event will take the shape of an informal conversation about the ways in which writers read, and respond to, their great precursors or their distinguished contemporaries.

Guest of the first encounter will be Hanif Kureishi, discussing about Italo Svevo’s “Zeno’s Conscience” (“La coscienza di Zeno”).

Next events will follow on Wednesdays 24th May, 7th and 21st June, 6th and 20th September, 4th and 18th October. The list of guest authors wil be published soon.

Free event> book now

Date and Time: Wednesday 17 May 19:00 – 21:00

Location: Italian Cultural Institute

39 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8NX

Hanif Kureishi was born in London to a Pakistani father and an English mother. He has been awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, the PEN/Pinter Prize and is Commander of the Order of the British Empire. His work has been translated into thirty-six languages.Boyd Tonkin is literary critic for the Financial Times, Economist and Spectator, and former literary editor of The Independent. He was chair of the judges for the 2016 Booker Prize and is a special advisor to the Booker International Prize.

The first event of the series is organized in collaboration with the Turin International Book Fair on the occasion of “Letture ad alta voce”, a course of readings taking place in Italy and abroad celebrating the 30 years of the Turin International Book Fair.

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Antonello Salis & Paolo Angeli & Gavino Murgia- Free Event- Italian Cultural Institute London

Date: Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Opening times: 7pm

Venue: Italian Cultural Institute

Antonello SALIS – piano/accordion

Paolo ANGELI – Sardinian guitar/voice

Gavino MURGIA sax/flute/voice

The sound of the Salis-Angeli duo is born of a specialized expertise on their instruments, sonically rich and free of anything derivative or trite. The music of these two musicians allows the listener to discover a treasury of creativity and an astonishing artistic cohesion.

Salis and Angeli push things to a breaking point, seeking a range of moods, from the ancient to the avant-garde, the brightly sunny to the beautifully shaded, the exciting to the reflective, all drawing on the roots and evolution of these two Sardinian musicians, building a sonic bridge between the past, present and the future.

The addition of Gavino Murgia, who has previously collaborated with Salis, enriches the music and allows an extra layer of harmony, evoking the atmospheres of a journey and even, occasionally, a flight into times past.

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