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The Italian Language and Culture Week 2012

Additional Info

  • Date: Sunday, 09 September 2012
  • To: Saturday, 15 September 2012
  • Address: Perth WA
Italy of the Future and the Territories
The Italian Language and Cultural Week is a yearly event, which displays several aspects of contemporary Italy. The 2012 edition is dedicated to the theme Italy of the Future and the territories.

LANGUAGE AND DIALECT – "Poesia in Dialetto" – readings of poetry in a selection of the dialects of Italy. Italian translations will be available. Sunday 9 Sept., 3.00-4.30pm, Siciliani Association, Fortune St, Balcatta. Free event.


MODERN ITALY – "Italy of the Future, screening of a documentary on Italy's most recent industrial, scientific and technological successes. Monday 10 Sept., 6.00pm- 7.30pm, Fox Lecture Thatre, room G.59, Arts Building, University of Western Australia. Free event (in English).

SCI-FI – "Lâ Italia immaginaria e immaginata: la science-­fiction italiana tra cinema e letteratura -­ Public Lecture by Prof. Fernando Porta, University of Western Australia. Wednesday 12 Sept., 12:00noon Austin Lecture Theatre, room 1.59, Arts Building. Free event (in Italian).

SCIENCE – "Lingua è Vita – The ability to communicate underpins our capacity to live and enjoy life. Alzheimer's disease can put this at risk. Prof Ralph Martins and his team are at the cutting edge of research addressing this problem. Wednesday 12 Sept., 6.00pm – 8.00pm, Italo-­Australian Welfare and Cultural Centre, 209 Fitzgerald St, North Perth (ph.: 9228 2220).

THEATRE – "Eduardo: presente, passato, futuro, a theatrical representation of one of Italy's most celebrated play writers and actors. Thursday 13 September, 7.30pm, Dante Alighieri Society, 3/239 Fitzgerald St., North Perth (ph.: 08 9328 8840). Entry $ 5 (free for DA's members)

READINGS – "A selection of readings in Italian (English version available) at the Blue Room, 53 James St. Perth, Friday 14 Sept: 4:00pm children session, Perth; 7:30pm second session. Gold Coin Donation.