Message from founder and creator of the Italian Week
Cav. Alessandro Sorbello, Founder and Creator of the Italian Week
Messages from Authorities
Letters of Support/Collaboration
Letter from Cr Fiona King, Councillor for Marchant Ward
Letter from Cr. Andrew wines, Councillor for Enoggera Ward
Letter from The Hon. Grace Grace MP, Labor State Member for Brisbane Central
Letter from Helen Hall, President, Brisbane Metropolitan Bands Inc.
Letter from Mayor Paul Pisasale, Mayor of the City of Ipswich
Letter from Cr. Adrian Schrinner, Deputy Mayor of Brisbane
Letter from Councillor Graham Quirk, The Lord Mayor of Brisbane
Letter from Cav. Stephens J Pellegrino, The Pellegrino Scholarship
Letter from Andrew Hopkins, Brisbane Marketing, Manager Events
Theme for 2012 ‘Sapori e Piaceri’
About the theme, “Sapori e Piaceri”
About “The Illumination” – films – photo gallery promo and description
Festa della Repubblica
Media & 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.
Vespa Studio’s have been creating online footage for an international audience since 2007.
No-one knows Brisbane better than us. We’re passionate about what we do and we take great pride and pleasure in our work of championing this great region
Treasury Casino and Hotel
Brisbane City Council
City of Ispwich
The Accademia Italiana della Cucina
Brisbane Metropolitan Bands
Print Media – Newspapers
Posters and promotional material
Program of events Full Program
Italian Week 2012 – Official Launch
Italian Week Official Launch at Treasury Hotel, Ryan’s Private Dining Room, Ground Floor.
Italian Week at Jan Powers Market – Reddacliff Place (free event)
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.
Italian Alfresco Dinner featuring Stefano Manfredi (ticketed event)
Unrivalled master of Italian Cuisines, Chef Stefano Manfredi will take diners on a culinary journey through Italy.
Bands In the Square – featuring Frank Sinatra music (free event)
Twilight Markets in the city swing to the beat of Brass Roots live! featuring the music of Frank Sinatra.
Taste of Italy – Savoury Tasting (fundraising event)
Experience the Italian expression of savoury food during this fundraising event for the Hear and Say at Pennisi Cuisine Distributors.
Italian Week at Jan Powers Market – New Farm (free event)
Local foodie Jan Power transforms her famous Farmers Markets in New Farm at the Powerhouse.
Illuminate And Inspire a feature of Italian Week – the ‘Illumination’ (free event)
Enjoy the beauty a stunning Brisbane river view with the Treasury Casino and the QPAC building lit up in in green white and red.
Pizza Masterclass (fundraising event)
Join Gourmet Italian and its Pizza Masterclass. 100% of the profits of the class will be donated to the Hear and Say as part of the fundraising campaign which Italian Week has been supporting.
Italian Movie Screening – “Lezioni di cioccolato” (ticketed event)
To celebrate Italian Week 2012, the Brisbane Dante Alighieri Society, the students of Italian at Griffith University and Casa Italia Community Centre are pleased to screen this Italian movie subtitled in English.
Italian Week Concerts – Art Phillips (free event)
Italian-American guitarist Art Phillips ‘Arturo Di Filippo’ participates in a free concert in the Queen Street Mall stage as part of Italian Week 2012.
Brisbane International Waiters Race (free event)
The Brisbane International Waiters Race is a fundraising, highly visible, fun and exiting multicultural event.
Italian Week Concerts – Andrea Valeri and Michael Fix (free event)
Australian guitarist Michael Fix and and young Italian virtuoso Andrea Valeri participate in a series of free show in the Queen Street Mall stage as part of Italian Week.
Traditional Italian Dancing – La Tammurriata (free event)
Carmen Gentile, young and talented Italian dancer from Campania, in collaboration with Women of the World Brisbane (WOW) by Rise & Shine, will perform La tammurriata.
Coffee Making Demonstration by Vittoria Coffee (free event)
The Brisbane International Waiters Race will be preceded by Coffee Making Demonstration by Vittoria Coffee. Barista form Vittoria Coffee will show and explain how make a perfect coffee.
Waiters Race – The Party at Cloudland (free event)
Following the the Brisbane International Waiters Race on Friday afternoon in the Queen Street Mall, join waiters and waitresses representing restaurants in Brisbane.
Taste of Italy – “Dolci” Tasting (fundraising event)
Experience the Italian expression of sweet food during this fundraising event for the Hear and Say at Pennisi Cuisine Distributors.
Italian Bicycles Design Exhibition (free event)
The excellence of the Italian bicycle industry will be display on the Brisbane City centre on the Queen Street Mall Stage.
Italian Motor Vehicles Exhibition (free event)
The Fiat is an italian classic. Get up close with vintage and modern designs from one of Italy’s most loved car brands.
Experience Italian Language and Culture (free event)
La Bella Figura team will offer free conversation in Italian, travel tips and other curiosity about Italian culture.
Andrea Valeri – Acoustic Guitar Spectacular Tour (ticketed event)
Australian guitarist Nick Charles, Robbie Long, and young Italian virtuoso Andrea Valeri participate in a series of concerts named “Acoustic Guitar Spectacular”.
“Sapori e Piaceri” Italian Lunch (ticketed event)
Come and celebrate the official closing event for Italian Week 2012 at Viale Canova Restaurant. Massimo and Lorenzo menu is inspired to the Italian Week theme Sapori e Piaceri.
Chef Romeo Rigo at Sofitel Central Brisbane
Where the finest in Italian flair meets French Hospitality…Thyme2 interactive restaurant adds a belissimo touch to the menu.
Italian Week Merchandising
Venetian GlassArt Merchandising
Italian Club Program
Italian Week – End of Project Reports
Italian Week report