Dott. Francesco Capecchi, Consul of Italy for Queensland and NT

2011 - Francesco Capecchi Consul of Italy for QLD and NTMessage from the Consul of Italy for Queensland and NT, Dott. Francesco Capecchi

 

Italian Week is the official celebration of the “Festa della Repubblica”, Italian National Day, our passionate lifestyle, and that we bring the unique experience of literature, art, cuisine, sport, fashion, music and performing arts, education and language.

 

It is an opportunity for Queensland to be a part of the colour, the magic, the sounds and rhythms of this great culture which will come alive from 22 May to 2 June 2011 in locations all around Queensland.

 

Therefore, it is my pleasure to extend to Queensland a warm ‘Benvenuto’ to Italian Week 2011.

 

2011 - Letter of Support

Francesco Capecchi welcomes Italian Week 2011

 

2010 - Letter of Support 


Francesco Capecchi writes about Italian Week and its importance.

 

2010 - Letter of 'Benvenuto' from the Consul of Italy for Queensland and NT, Dott. Francesco Capecchi

 

Francesco Capecchi Consul of Italy for QLD and NTQueensland, a land of great opportunity. A place blessed with splendid sunshine, Queensland, a state of immense social diversity. Since the arrival of Italian migrants over 150 years ago, this ever growing community has been the centrepiece and focal point of multicultural Queensland.

 

It is proven that as Queensland grew and progressed through time and Italian migration increased, Italians soon became one of the largest ethnic, non Anglo-Saxon communities in the state. At present, there are over 100,000 people of Italian origin currently residing in Queensland. From the latter, approximately 27,000 people speak Italian.

 

These statistics are a clear indication of the sacrifices Italians made to integrate into the Australian way of life without forgetting their country of origin, Italy but more importantly, Italians never forgot their primary objective of establishing a family and creating a brighter future in Australia. 

 

Today Italians are an integral part of Queensland life and once again this year we are proud to cultivate these multicultural seeds planted by Italians of past generations through celebration. 

 

Italian Week, now in its fourth edition, is the official celebration of the “Festa della Repubblica” – Italian National Day. Our passionate lifestyle and that we bring the unique experience of literature, art, cuisine, sport, fashion, music and performing arts, education and language. It is an opportunity for Queensland to be a part of the colour, the magic, the sounds and rhythms of this great culture which will come alive from 22 May to 2 June 2010 in locations all around Queensland.

 

Therefore, it is my pleasure to extend to Queensland a warm Benvenuto to Italian Week 2010.

 

2009 - Interview to Consul of Italy for QLD and NT, Dott. Francesco Capecchi (video interview)

 

 

2009 - Letter of Support

Francesco Capecchi writes about Italian Week 2009 and its importance

 

Francesco Capecchi writes about Alessandro Sorbello and his involvement in organizing Italian Week.

 

2008 - Official opening Festa della Repubblica by Dott. Francesco Capecchi, Consul of Italy for Queensland and NT
 

 

 

Dott. Francesco Capecchi, Consul of Italy in QLD and NT

 

 

Letter from the Consulate of Italy for QLD and NT: The Pellegrino Scholarship

 

Brisbane, 30.01.2008 Consolato d’Italia in Brisbane                                                              

 

Il  Console

 

Dear Sirs,

 

This is to inform that Mr Stephen J. Pellegrino is offering a scholarship for Australian and Italian citizens permanently residing in Queensland in conjunction with the Consulate of Italy in Brisbane.

 

This year the scholarship will be directed to young Italian/Australian artists and it is inserted in the framework of the Italian Week 2008, the official celebration for the Italian National Day (Festa della Repubblica). During the Republic Day, the Italian people remember the referendum of 1946, example of democratic expression with which Italians chose their form of State and started walking the path which brought Italy to grow economically and politically, to be one of the founding members and supporter of the European integration, and to finally become the modern worldwide respected and admired country which is known to be today.

 

The Italian Week 2008 is an opening of Italy. An Italy that is interested of not only promoting its culture but to also give an opportunity to the youth of today to be a part of a project that will be beneficial to their cultural and professional lives as a whole.

 

The “Pellegrino Scholarship” is an important part of the Italian Week that is a week long experience of food and Italian culture, from the 26th of May to the 1st of June, and a professional and cultural opportunity for young Italian/Australian musicians.

 

The three finalists of the “Pellegrino Scholarship” will perform live in a Music Festival, on the 1st of June 2008, at Suncorp Piazza on Brisbane’s Southbank. At this event the young musicians will have the possibility to show their musical and artistic abilities to the city of Brisbane. 

 

After the exhibition of the three finalists, a jury composed also by internationally known artists, will announce the winner of the 2008 edition that will receive the “Pellegrino Scholarship”. The scholarship will allow him/her to further his/hers skills and knowledge in Italy for one month at a prestigious University/Cultural Institution.

 

The candidates must be aged between 18 and 25 years old and they must perform a piece of music (even if it is not original). The performing pieces, recorded on either CD or DVD, must be sent into the Office of the Italian Consulate, Level 14, AMP Place, 10 Eagle St., Brisbane Qld 4001, by 17 hours, 4th April 2008, together with a curriculum vitae and general details about themselves.

 

Further information can be acquired from the “Pellegrino Scholarship” information notice attached and from the web site: www.italianweek.com.au.

 

Hoping in a wide involvement, I send you my best regards.

 

Francesco Capecchi

Consul of Italy for QLD & NT

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