About Italian Week 2009
Message from founder and creator of the Italian Week
Cav. Alessandro Sorbello, Founder and Creator of the Italian Week
Messages from Authorities
Dott. Francesco Capecchi, Message from the Consul of Italy for Queensland and NT
H.E. MR. Gian Ludovico DE MARTINO di MONTEGIORDANO, Message from The Ambassador of Italy in Australia
Tony Piccolo MP, Member of the Economic and Finance Committee
Nino Randazzo, Italian Australian Politician
Concetta Anna Fierravanti-Wells, Member of Australian Senate for the state of New South Wales
Letters of Support/Collaboration
Letter of 'Benvenuto' from the Consul of Italy for Queensland and NT, Dott. Francesco Capecchi
Letter of 'Benvenuto' from The Ambassador of Italy in Australia, H.E. MR. Gian Ludovico DE MARTINO di MONTEGIORDANO
Letter from Anna Bligh, Premier of Queensland
Theme for 2009
Festa della Repubblica
Italian Week 2009 Sponsors and Partners
Media and Communication Partners
New Realm Media
Like many entrepreneurs of the mid 1990's, the founders, of New Realm Media saw the Internet as a way of reaching an audience that was seldom dreamed of.
Alessandro Sorbello productions
Brisbane News has been delivering a quality magazine to Brisbane's affluent suburb for seventeen years.
OurBrisbane.com.au is a unique, Brisbane-based website which provides up-to-date local information that enriches the experience of people who live in and visit the city.
4MBS Classic FM 4MBS Classic FM: One of Australia's premier classical radio stations, 4MBS Classic FM has been broadcasting for 30 years and has received many awards.
The Consulate of Italy for Queensland and Northern Territory
The Pellegrino Scholarship
Treasury Casino and Hotel
Queen Street Mall Association
The Queensland Orchestra
Metropolitan South Institute of Tafe
Italian Fashion Week Partners
Associazione Toscani nel Mondo
Brisbane City Football Club
Tastes of Italy Sponsors
Di Bella Coffee
Angelo’s Fresh Pasta Products
Euro Foods Qld
Spizzico Café Ristorante
Cosi Ristorante Italiano
Italian Week inteview filmed at Westpac Bank
Fatima Scialdone on QCTV
Rai International Italian Week 2009 on Rai International
Radio 4BC Alessandro Sorbello interview on Radio 4BC
Interview with Cosimo Ranconi
Print Media - Newspapers
Ourbrisbane.com Italian Festival Program in Ourbrisbane.com
Great South East What's on - Italian Week
News Italia Press
Queen Street Mall What's on
Highlights of Italian Week 2009
Posters and promotional material
Italian Week 2009 Program
Italian Fashion Week Poster
Italian Week Flyer
Program of events Full Program
4.1 Calendar of events ALSO PRINTED VERSION
Italian Week Events - English Version
Media Launch at Marca Restaurant
Italian influenced casual dining restaurant offers licensed, family friendly dining and authentic Italian touches to our food and customer service.
"Well, my real passion, my dream was the theatre. Hence, my first step was to take and pass the entry exam at the Accademia Nazionale d’Arte Drammatica S. D’Amico in Rome.
La Traviata: Verdi, Opera Queensland
La traviata retains a special place in the hearts of opera lovers. The tragic plight of Violetta Valéry, the beautiful Parisian courtesan who sacrificed her love for Alfredo when morally blackmailed by his father, drew from Verdi some of his most poignant and memorable melodies.
Sophie Apps started learning the violin at the age of 5 and is now 12 years old and studies violin with John Curro.
Highlights of Romeo and Juliet
The original story is set in medieval Verona where two houses dominate in the power struggle for this town; the Montagues and the Capulets.
They are sworn enemies.
Dinner from Lucca
Sponsored by the Tuscan Acssociation together with the restaurant owners/chefs Vittorio & Barbara Greco and will feature authentic dishes from the provincial city of Lucca.
L’Aperitivo at Bella Così
L'Aperitivo is a social event which is well established throughout Italy. From Milano to Mornreale L’Aperitivo is an opportunity to get together in chic venues and enjoy pre-dinner drinks such as il Pirlo, lo Spritz, il Campari, il Rossini and San Pellegrino, accompanied by a selection of antipasto dishes, and other Italian specialities such as Bruschetta Sardelle, Goats Cheese and Basil Gnocci together with various dishes including Frittata of roasted peppers, pecorino & rocket and Ravioli.
Jan Powers “Il Mercato” Italian Market
Local foodie Jan Power transforms her famous Farmers Markets in the centre of Brisbane City at the top of the Queen Street Mall, Reddacliff Place. Experience the Italian expression of freshest fruit, crispest vegetables and leanest cuts of meat right here in the city.
Italian Week Cup
As part of Italian Week celebrations, Brisbane City Football Club ‘Azzurri’ at Spencer Park Newmarket, will stage a tournament of ‘Calcetto’ 5-a-side Football.
Barista Course at Di Bella
If you are a coffee enthusiast and want to learn more Di Bella Coffee will be running “The ultimate coffee experience” coffee appreciation courses. The course is suitable for hospitality workers, café owners, coffee aficionados and the general public.
Italian Fashon Week
Fashion Parade Queen Street Mall featuring multi award winning Elio Moda and a host of leading Italian Designers and Italian Inspired designs.
Co.As.It. Annual Italian Week Ball - La Dolce Vita
Join the Italian Ambassador and The Consol of Italy for a Black Tie Ball.
Pasta and gelato tastings at Angelo's Fresh Pasta
Come and share an Italian experience at Angelo's market day and celebrate our passion of Italian culture & food.
Queen Street Concerts
The Three Tenori
The Three Tenors
Inspired by Pavarotti, our three tenors provide a show that is full of joy and light-heartedness which will touch you with its emotion and generosity.
Vivaldi's Four Season
Vivaldi's Four Seasons is unmistakably Antonio Vivaldi's most famous work. Obviously, out of 500 composed concertos, one of them is bound to be a hit.
Italian Waiters Race
The waiters' race, or Corsa dei Camerieri in Italian, an annual event during Italian Week features waiters and waitresses mostly from Italian restaurants competing from the title of Queensland Fastest Camerieri.
Exhibitions at the Westpac Bank
Explore the mind of the greatest genius of all time at The Leonardo Da Vinci Machines Exhibition which opens in South Bank, Brisbane June 6th 2009.
Michael Taylor (1955) A world-renowned artist and sculptor, is well known for his elaborate sculpted and hand coloured leather masks.
Italian Motor Expo
Lovers of Italian design and motor enthusiasts alike will find no better place to get their motors running than at The Treasury Casino Italian Motor Expo on Sunday the 30th of May.
‘Night in Sardinia’
A Night in Sardinia in conjunction with Angelo’s Fresh Pasta at Cosi Ristorante Italiano 699a Sandgate Road Clayfield
Book Launch and Sicilian Dinner at Spizzico Restaurant
Everything is good. The sun is out, the lemon in my palm is intoxicating, my stomach is full of spaghetti and eggplant and everyone I love is living happily within calling distance of each other.
Gusto da Gianni
Gusto Da Gianni will offer to anyone who shows the QUIET CHAOS (Caos Calmo) movie ticket during Italian Week, a 20% discount on our food.
Italian Films during month of May 2009
Jaider de Oliveira
Jaider de Oliveira, was born in Brazil but now he is an Aussie living in Brisbane.
La Dolce vita on the Mall
Music - DJ/Musician (Italian Australians) - playing a mix of Italian contemporary songs and some energetic commercial world renowned songs.
End of project report
Sequel Communication report 2009