2014 Italian Week

Celebrating the Italian National Day on the 2nd of June 2014 (26th May to 2nd Of June) once again shone 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.

During Italian Week 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. Behold the wonder of the ‘Vivaldi Spectacular’ 4MBS ClassicFM presented Vivaldi Spectacular which includes The Four Seasons and Gloria.

At the ‘Tuscan Tables Dinner’ compered by Jamie Dunn, guests were 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”. 2014 concert was a musical journey through Italy featuring the music, composers, and song writers who have made Italian songs famous throughout the world.

Free Musical events included 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!’ performed at Old Government House Celebrate all things Italian playing favourites like Santa Lucia, O Sole Mio and Funiculi Funicula

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