Istituto Di Cultura - Edimburgo

Events

Carnevale con LyraDanz
Carnevale con LyraDanzSaturday, February 24, 2018

In Italy Carnevale occurs before the liturgical season of Lent - the name comes from Latin carnem levare «farewell to meat»- and its celebrations mostly take place the last three days of this period or even just on martedì grasso, (Shrove Tuesday) that precedes Ash Wednesday, officially the end of Carnevale...

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Eighteenth Century Rome: Cardinal Alessandro Albani (and J. J. Winckelmann)
Eighteenth Century Rome: Cardinal Alessandro Albani (and J. J. Winckelmann)Thursday, March 01, 2018

Eighteenth Century Rome:  Cardinal Alessandro Albani (and J. J. Winckelmann) by Jane Lomholt  Although tempted to centre this talk on Lesley Lewis’ book, Connoisseurs and Secret Agents in Eighteenth Century Rome (1961), which makes for exciting reading, I have decided to look at the Connoisseur side of Cardina...

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Divas, Despots and Dancing: Assunta Spina with Live Score by The Badwills
Divas, Despots and Dancing: Assunta Spina with Live Score by The BadwillsFriday, March 02, 2018

A rare screening of silent Italian drama Assunta Spina with a new live score by seven-piece band The Badwills. Followed by wild southern Italian folk dancing in the grand setting of St Andrews in the Square in Glasgow’s East end. Assunta Spina was made in Naples in 1915 and stars Francesca Bertini, one of Italian cinema...

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Divas, Despots and Dancing: Assunta Spina
Divas, Despots and Dancing: Assunta SpinaTuesday, March 06, 2018

The University of Glasgow’s School of Modern Languages and Cultures is delighted to present Divas, Despots and Dancing: Assunta Spina – a discussion event with screening of the rare 1915 silent Italian film "Assunta Spina" being premiered at Glasgow Film Festival 2018. This public event offers an opportunity to...

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Visualising Shakespeare: From Page to Stage
Visualising Shakespeare: From Page to StageThursday, March 08, 2018

This event looks at the ways we ‘translate’ the visual to the textual and vice versa, using Italian contemporary Shakespeare comics and adaptations as our case studies. The event aims at creating a discussion by juxtaposing actor Marco Gambino with comics of Shakespeare by Gianni De Luca, together with Shakesp...

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Years of Lead Reloaded | 40 Years After Aldo Moro’s Kidnapping
Years of Lead Reloaded | 40 Years After Aldo Moro’s KidnappingThursday, March 15, 2018

Years of Lead a decade of political terrorism that hit Italy in the 1970s, both from the far-right and far-left. On March 16th, 1978, Italian political terrorism reached the peak of its harshness. Aldo Moro, former prime minister and leader of the ruling Christian Democracy party was kidnapped and murdered by the far-left...

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Gabriella Dall’Olio @ Edinburgh International Harp Festival
Gabriella Dall’Olio @ Edinburgh International Harp Festival Sunday, April 01, 2018

Gabriella Dall’Olio ….Plenty of strings attached…and Pedals! Gabriella will transport us on the magical wings of a harp on a musical journey through Italy and beyond. Her programme will feature popular and less well known music including music by Gioacchino Rossini and the film composer Nino Rota, (known for...

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