Welcome to Italian Week 2014
Celebrating the Italian National Day and in its 8th year now, Italian Week 2014 (26th May to 2nd Of June) will once again shine the light on all things Italian in Queensland with over 30 events planned for this year. Together with our partners, the Brisbane City Council, Queensland Government, the Gallery of Modern Art, the Treasury Casino and many others, Italian Week 2014 presents 'Stories of Italy and Italian Stories'.
Italians have greatly influenced and contributed to science, arts, technology, cuisine and sports abroad and worldwide. Join us during Italian Week for six FREE films, like 'Si Parla Italiano - Lygon Street'. Post World War 2, Australia flung open its doors to anyone willing to come. With the promise of a better life European migrants flocked in with one in six of these being Italians
‘Distant Hero's’, A Short documentary presented by SBS. On a foggy September day, in a windswept town tucked in the Italian Alps, two Australian women experience how their families’ sacrifice is still commemorated in a country once considered the enemy.
The Gallery of Modern Art, Australian Cinémathèque present two films with live musical accompaniment, ‘The Last Days of Pompeii’ and ‘L’Inferno.’ Great entertainment and all FREE to celebrate Italian Week – check out the events program for other films.
Lots of fabulous live Italian Music once again this year with free and ticketed events. Come behold the wonder of the ‘Vivaldi Spectacular’ 4MBS ClassicFM presents Vivaldi Spectacular which includes The Four Seasons and Gloria.
At the 'Tuscan Tables Dinner' compered by Jamie Dunn, be entertained by Acclaimed Italian/Australian singer Mark Vincent, dine on exquisite food and wine, while supporting local charity MontroseAccess, assisting children with a physical disability.
“Cantando con Brio – A Romance of Italy in song”. This year the concert will be a musical journey through Italy featuring the music, composers, and song writers who have made Italian songs famous throughout the world.
Free Musical events include Mambo Italiano – as brass goes Latin as Brisbane Brass celebrates Italian Week. La Dolce Vita - Music that celebrates Italy, from traditional folk tunes to sweeping operatic themes featuring Brisbane Municipal Concert Band. And the delightful ‘Arrivederci Roma!’ will perform at Old Government House Celebrate all things Italian playing favourites like Santa Lucia, O Sole Mio and Funiculi Funicula
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From the catwalks of Milan to the Emerald Beaches of Sardinia, from the relics of Ancient Rome, to the crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean, Italian Week is your chance to enjoy Italy without the airfare. Italy is the ultimate epitome of classical beauty and contemporary appeal, imbued with renaissance gracefulness and cultural uniqueness. Its fashion, auto-mobiles, leather goods, gourmets and fine wine have long been the world's envy.
Italian Culture and lifestyle is firmly entrenched in the Australian cultural landscape and continues to grow in appreciation and interest. Italy is a country where you can find tradition fused with innovation. The "Made in Italy" label represents not only the highest quality achieved by all the Italian craftsmen but also the persistency they hold throughout centuries.
Italian Week celebrates the National Day of Italy, presenting the genius and Italian lifestyle and showcases the very unique Italian experience via Art, gastronomy and luxury conveyance.