Make rapid progress with one of our courses at the Italian Cultural Institute, the official Italian government centre for the promotion of culture in London, one of 90 Institutes around the world offering a wide choice of Italian language classes. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced, we can help you perfect your language skills at a level that suits your needs, and times and days that suit your schedule. You can keep up to date with Italian culture by taking advantage of exciting Institute events, such as films, plays, concerts, lectures, books and poetry readings, and exhibitions.
We offer general Italian courses on all levels, weekday mornings, afternoons, evenings.
All our classes are conducted in Italian and provide training in all basic communication skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing – with a systematic study of grammar. Our teachers are university qualified and native speakers.
Autumn Term will commence on 26 September until 4 December 2016
Concluding the bicentenary of Giuseppe Verdi’s birth with Les Vêpres Siciliennes, Maestro Antonio Pappano looks back at how the perception of Verdi has arguably changed for himself and also for the British and Italian public.
During his year as a great interpreter, he received huge plaudits from both public and critics for performances of Simon Boccanegra, Don Carlo, Il Ballo in Maschera and Les Vêpres Siciliennes achieving an unique depth of understanding and interpretation.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
The increasingly popular and established Coro Monte Gonare will delight (and impress) the audience with traditional Sardinian folk songs inspired not only by some of the most distinctive Sardinian traditions but also by local poets.
The Choir also pursues and researches the cultural heritage of the Orani area, Sardinia.
Coro Monte Gonare is an imposing all male members: powerful voices matched by unexpected gentleness.
The third edition of Cinema Made in Italy offers a 5-day showcase of the best recent Italian productions. The festival’s programme includes 10 brand new Italian films: a selection of eight titles made by Gianni Canova, Italian film critic, Professor of Cinema History and Dean of IULM University in Milan, and a special choice of two films by Adrian Wootton, CEO of Film London. Four of these films are French-Italian coproductions, highlighting the long history of fruitful cinematic collaboration between France and Italy.
The screenings will be followed by Q&A sessions with directors and actors. This is a unique chance to see Italian films that have not yet had exposure in the UK and a rare opportunity to catch up with brand new, cutting edge Italian cinema.www.filmitalia.org
Thirty-eight years after the never-fully-solved mystery of his death, Pier Paolo Pasolini’s reputation as a writer and polemicist is inevitably fading, although plenty of his poetry, novels and essays remain in print. But his films seem as current as they always were. Hardly a month goes by without a new Pasolini release on DVD/Blu-ray, and his name crops up as a point of reference in reviews of everyone from Sergei Paradjanov to Bruno Dumont. This two-part retrospective is the most comprehensive ever mounted in Britain, including all 13 of his features and virtually all of the shorts, documentaries and episodes from portmanteau movie (all in brand new prints courtesy of Luce Cinecittà, with many restored by Cineteca di Bologna). It offers an unprecedented chance to get to grips with one of the cornerstones of European film culture.
Date: Friday, March 01, 2013 – Tuesday, April 30, 2013
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.
Maurizio Cattelan 25 September 2012- 2 december 2012
Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan is known as the art world’s agent provocateur, using what seem to be stunts to address universal themes around the nature of dogma, power and death. This collection reflects and defines the dominant forms and ideas in European, US and Latin American art since the 1990s and is part of the Whitechapel Gallery’s programme of rarely seen public and private collections.
Giuseppe Penone 4 September 2012- 1 September 2013
In 1969 Giuseppe Penone covered a tree in a thin layer of wax calling this seemingly simple, yet complex reflection on the passing of time All the Years of thetree plus one. He now recalls this poetic action by casting a layer of wax in bronze to spectacular result.