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Italian Cultural Institute,London 


Giacomo Leopardi’s poem is not just a text of extraordinary depth, strong philosophical ideas and new discoveries and interpretations to come. It is also and above all a system of sound combinations whose origin goes back to Petrarca’s style and influence; indeed the letters and syllables give rise to a song which is one of the most musical and agreeable of its time.

The research by Amodio and de Fabritiis is based on the importance of the sound aspect, showing the geometrical patterns which appear in the composition. The attention is focused on the fundamental relationship between vowels and pair of syllables and variants of this feature, correspondences which are represented into a geometrical graphic by an ascending helix’s shape.

You will listen to ‘Leopardi’s Music’, through the voice of the actress Annalisa Amodio, and to the composition which Davide Amodio obtained from the poem according to the indications of the mathematician Chiara de Fabritiis.

Davide Amodio: violinist, musicologist, composer. He has been violin leader in the Teatro dell’Opera of Rome and the Theater La Fenice of Venice

Chiara de Fabritiis: permanent Research Associate in Geometry at S.I.S.S.A., Trieste. Permanent Research Associate in Geometry at Universita’ di Bologna. Since 2005, full Professor in Geometry at Universita’ Politecnica delle Marche (Ancona)

Anna Lisa Amodio: professional actress, singer and film dubber. She graduated from Paolo Grassi and Giorgio Sthreler’s Drama school in 1999. At present, she is Doroty in the “Wizard of Oz”.

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Raindance Film Festival: Presenting the most promising new filmmakers

The Raindance Film Festival will take place from the 25th September – 6th October 2013 in central London (Piccadilly Circus), screening 100 feature films and over 150 short films.

Italian film: ARIANNA

Arianna is preparing to ring in the new year, but the New Year’s Even might not only be the end of the year, it might also be the end of her relationship with Nanni.
SCREENING :Wednesday 2 October 8:00pm
Click here for more info

Read also: Best Italian movies

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Ciao amici, The Italian social party is back on the 20th of June!

Let’s practice Italian together while enjoying a glass of wine with a slice of pizza and you can win a free Italian course at the Italian Cultural Institute!!!

Come along to our Italian social event in Goodge St, a wonderful opportunity to socialise with other Italian speakers.

There will be Italian music (pianist and Opera singer), games, food and wine.

Bring your friends (especially your Italian friends!) with you.

Don’t miss the opportunity to win a Free Italian Course at the Italian Cultural Institute or £ 50 voucher for Spaghetti House restaurants.

Italian social party

Spaghetti House

15 Goodge St W1T 2PQ

(nearest tube stations: Goodge st and Tottenham court Road)

Thursday June 20th from 7,30 pm

RSVP to Giuseppe by email: gamoroso77@gmail.com

Antonio: antonio.lucicesare@gmail.com

Entrance is £10, which includes a glass of wine and food

Cash Bar also available

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L’illuminazione dei grattacieli a Canary Wharf, rende uno dei due principali centri finanziari di Londra un posto con un’ atmosfera magica, il posto ideale per l’istallazione “Voyage” di Aether & Hemera una flotta di 300 barchette che sulle onde del Tamigi si accendono creando effetti luminosi, pattern geometrici, onde di colore in movimento.Tra le mille luci di Natale impossibile che non abbiate notato la scenografia spettacolare di tutta la flotta, sia dalle finestre degli edifici vicini o dal ponte, dove è possibile apprezzare il paesaggio dinamico. Ma magari tanti di voi, non sanno che questa istallazione e’ tutta italiana, dietro Aether & Hemera (ovvero il dio e la dea della luce del giorno) si nasconde l’architetto Claudio Benghi e Gloria Ronchi l’artista dell’illuminazione.

Continua su italianialondra.com

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Canary Wharf

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gialloIn Italian “giallo” means yellow.
Giallo might be a lemon, the colour of a jumper and even a pair of trousers.

But what would you think if you heard the phrase mi piacciono i gialli? or guardo un giallo or leggo molto i gialli.

Because in Italian”giallo” is also a noun. We refer to a thriller book, movie or a detective story as un giallo. The origin of the use of this word in these contexts derives from the yellow covers of the very first thriller books published in Italy.


Film gialli in Italian

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The Italian Cultural Institute is delighted to present an exhibition of 40 paintings by Raimondo-Barbadirame, curated by Dr Rossana Pittelli.

Barbadirame was a close friend of Pablo Picasso since the pair first met in the 1950s until Picasso’s death in 1973.

This exhibition, the largest of his work so far, showcases the depth of his talent with many previously unseen works, on loan from the artist’s family and from private collections.

From Friday 7th of  December 2012  to Friday 4th of January

Venue: Italian Cultural Institute

Read more about Barbadirame

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Valentino: Master of Couture

29 November 2012 – 3 March 2013 Somerset House

This major new exhibition celebrating the life and work of Valentino will showcase over 130 exquisite haute couture designs worn by icons such as Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren and Gwyneth Paltrow in an exciting installation created specially for Somerset House.

Divided into three sections; visitors will start with a private view of Valentino’s world through photographs from his personal archive, offering an intimate portrait of the life of the master. The exhibition then unfolds into a couture fashion show where roles are reversed with visitors walking the catwalk to view a staggering one hundred and thirty Valentino haute couture designs. Valentino: Master of Couture promises to be a journey into the secretive world of Italian couture.

Read more: somersethouse.org.uk



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Il verbo fare è uno dei verbi più usati nella lingua italiana, è importante imparare la coniugazione del verbo ma anche i vari significati che prende con le diverse espressioni. Nei seguenti esercizi qualche esempio dei tanti usi del verbo fare.

a. Put the present tense of “FARE” in the right order 

  • io
  • tu
  • lui/lei
  • noi
  • voi
  • loro

b.Now look at the images and fill the gaps

  1. Paola fa …….          ……………. al professore.
  2. Noi facciamo ………………. il fine settimana.
  3. Sergio fa ……. ……………………. dopo la colazione.
  4. Alessia e Piero fanno ………   …………………… al parco.
  5. Silvio fa ……….  ………………………  in Australia.
  6. Luca fa …….  ………………… al supermercato.

More about Fare and match with fare

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Tomorrow the retrospective of the work of the Italian director Paolo Virzì kicks off.

More than 10 movies from Virzì  in 5 days, he has mastered the art of using tragi-comic characters and outlandish situations to make serious comments on modern-day Italy and its social issues.

The Italian Cinema London team looks forward to welcoming you to this latest event at Riverside Studios, buona visione.


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