Istituto Di Cultura - Dublino

Cultural events

Italian Records Night @ The Big Romance
Italian Records Night @ The Big Romance Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The Istituto Italiano Di Cultura - Dublino, in collaboration with Nowhere Music, is delighted to present the first “Italian Records Night”! We selected a number of DJs based in Dublin (both beginners and experts) to play their Italian LPs loud and clear on a fantastic Hi-Fi system kindly provided by The Big ...

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Just Before Suburbia. Literature and Big Cities in Italy during the 1950s - with Giancarlo Alfano
Just Before Suburbia. Literature and Big Cities in Italy during the 1950s - with Giancarlo AlfanoThursday, January 23, 2020

According to historiography, the economic boom in Italy started officially in 1956: 11 years after the end of World War II, Italy had thus been rebuilt and was propelled toward its own destiny of industrial leadership. However, the Italian territory continued to show signs of what had happened: bombed cities, shattered...

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Holocaust Remembrance Day // Remembering the Jews of Italy
Holocaust Remembrance Day // Remembering the Jews of ItalyMonday, January 27, 2020

The story of the Jews of Italy is characterised by successful cultural innovation and an exciting intellectual tradition. The presence of Jews in Rome pre-dated Christianity and, while the ghetto of Venice marked a period of separation, it was the rise of fascism and the introduction of the racial laws in 1938 that led...

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Shaping Italian society - with Niamh Cullen, John Foot and Patrick McGauley
Shaping Italian society - with Niamh Cullen, John Foot and Patrick McGauley Thursday, January 30, 2020

This event marks the publication of two new books exploring Italy’s recent history from different angles. Patrick McGauley’s Matera, 1945-1960: The History of a ‘National Disgrace’ is a case study of Italy’s ‘southern question’ and ideas of national shame, while Love, Honour and Je...

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Lunedì al Cinema // L'uomo che non cambiò la storia
Lunedì al Cinema // L'uomo che non cambiò la storia Monday, February 03, 2020

The “man who didn’t change history” was a university professor: Ranuccio Bianchi Bandinelli, esteemed Italian scholar of Roman art, a founding father of modern archaeology and staunchly anti-fascist. Things came to a head over Hitler’s famous journey to Italy in 1938, when Bandinelli was invited to acc...

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Lunedì al Cinema // Puccini e la fanciulla
Lunedì al Cinema // Puccini e la fanciullaMonday, February 10, 2020

In 1909, while famous opera composer Giacomo Puccini is totally engrossed with the writing of La fanciulla del West, a complex intrigue swirls around him, his step-daughter Fosca, the young maid Doria, Fosca’s mother Elvira, and Giulia, who works as a waitress in the “Chalet da Emilio” in front of Pucci...

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Il Cinema dei Piccoli // La freccia azzurra
Il Cinema dei Piccoli // La freccia azzurraMonday, February 17, 2020

Every year at Christmas time the good witch Befana flies on her broom delivering toys to all the well-behaved children of Italy. But this year Befana falls ill and is forced to hand her delivery duties over to the sneaky and conniving Scarafoni, her evil assistant, who only wants to please the children of the rich who have...

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Il Cinema dei Piccoli // Pinocchio
Il Cinema dei Piccoli // PinocchioMonday, February 24, 2020

Geppetto the carpenter carves the object of his hidden desires out of a log: a puppet that will keep him company and will be like a son to him. He calls him Pinocchio. Imagine his surprise when he discovers that the puppet moves and is gifted with a life of its own. But the lively Pinocchio gets carried away by bad company...

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Do Re Quack Gulp: How Cathy Berberian turned comic strips into music scores
Do Re Quack Gulp: How Cathy Berberian turned comic strips into music scoresTuesday, February 25, 2020

In 1966 Cathy Berberian — called ‘Callas of the avant-garde’ by numerous contemporary composers — was in search of new vocal stimuli. With the support of Umberto Eco, her friend and admirer, she composed and performed a “Comics Opera” made of a series of comic-strip onomatopoeias. The pa...

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