French-Italian swap

  The Italian Society is teaming up with the French Society for an awesome swap at Wildwood restaurant! Forget academia for an evening and come spread the continental love 🙂 20 to 30 places available, £14.95 per person. Fill in this form by June 8th at 5pm to reserve a place. (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1tszALvk_Roh03t9x7nT6v1A6UOzrjUr5FTMVRcvhO68/viewform) When: 10th June, […]

Italian Society Theatre Project – L’uomo, la bestia e la virtù

***TICKETS RELEASED*** Everyone wears a mask. Not a literal one, maybe, but a mask nonetheless: everyone plays a role in the comedy of life. Professor Paolino, the Man, hides an illicit love affair under his respectable demeanour. Mrs Perella, his lover, wears the mask of Virtue but is not really virtuous at all; while her […]

Cineforum – Allacciate le cinture

For our last cinema night of term, we will be showing Turkish-Italian director Ferzan Özpetek’s latest film, “Allacciate le cinture” (“Fasten your seatbelts”). Elena (Kasia Smutniak) and Antonio (Francesco Arca) are complete opposites. They are too different in terms of personality, life choices, worldview, and the way they relate to others. However, they are overwhelmed […]

Cineforum – Un viaggio chiamato amore

For our second cinema night of term, we will be screening “Un viaggio chiamato amore” (“A journey called love”) by director Michele Placido. The movie tells the story of the tormented relationship between novelist Sibilla Aleramo and poet Dino Campana. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnH_HkBnBRA There will be English subtitles. Refreshments will be provided. The event will be […]

ItSoc Social/Conversation Night

 Join us for one of our legendary conversation nights at the Maypole! You’ll get to speak Italian with Italians over a drink (alcohol  notoriously improves everyone’s language skills). Open to Italians and not Italians, native and non-native speakers alike – we  want to make this as diverse and fun as possible. Don’t miss out 🙂 […]

Opera night – “La Traviata” talk and screening

  ‘A toast to the pleasures of life!’ – so sing Violetta, her new admirer Alfredo and her party guests in the opening scene of Giuseppe Verdi’s La traviata. But beneath the surface glamour of Violetta’s Parisian life run darker undercurrents: her doomed love for Alfredo and the tensions the lovers encounter when they break […]

Swap with Cypriot society

  Join us for a Mediterranean dinner at the Copper Kettle to brag about our beautiful landscape and culture and complain about the British weather/food. 20 places available, £12 per person. Email Daria at vice-president@cuitaliansociety.org.uk or Nicolas at nm557@cam.ac.uk to book. When: Friday 29th January at 20:00 Where: Agora at The Copper Kettle, 4 Kings […]

Italian Masterpieces of the Fitzwilliam Museum

 Come along to discover a corner of Italy-  in Cambridge!  History of Art PhD student Stephanie  Azzarello will give us a tour of the best  Italian paintings of the Fitzilliam  Museum. The Museum displays many  excellent pieces of art from Renaissance  artists, and particularly those from the  superlative Venetian School, such as  Titian and Veronese. When?: […]

Term Card Lent 2016

“Coll’anno nuovo, il caso incomincerà a trattar bene voi e me e tutti gli altri, e si principierà la vita felice. Non è vero?” (Giacomo Leopardi) Happy new year to all our CUITSoc members and Italo-philes! We hope you’ve had a great Christmas and well-deserved break. With the new year, we’d like to invite you to […]