Upcoming Events

Upcoming Cultural Events
Architectural Portraits:
Exploring the relationship between body, design &
the built environment
A talk by architect & photographer Oliviero Godi
(Politecnico di Milano)
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THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2021

Online Event in English via Zoom

at 5:00 pm PDT

The human being – so fragile, so ethereal, speaking a sweet language. A piece of architecture – so physically immanent, so solid, speaking a language of hardness.

Join photographer & architect Oliviero Godi as he explores the relationship between the body & the material, the transient & the permanent, in search for the correct balance where neither element prevails.

Admission: FREE for Dante Society's members - $5 fee for non-members

Become a member! Annual membership: $30.00 – See membership benefits here

To register and receive the Zoom link: RSVP here

To make your donation via e-transfer email to: info@dantesocietybc.ca

Italy's secret gem: Friuli Venezia Giulia
4 evenings to discover a surprising, little-known part of Italy
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Get off the beaten path & find an authentic way of appreciating Italy! Patrizia Pietroniro will guide you through her beloved region.

Join us for 4 Evenings in English via ZOOM:

MAY 27, 2021

JUNE 10, 24 & 29, 2021

from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm PDT

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Admission: FREE for Dante Society's members -  Lump-sum of $10/4 episodes for non-members

Become a member! Annual membership: $30.00 – See membership benefits here

To register and receive the Zoom link: RSVP here or send an email to info@dantesocietybc.ca

To make your e-transfer email to: info@dantesocietybc.ca

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THE 4-EVENING PROGRAM

1. THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2021

Explore Friuli’s complex history through its UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the ancient Roman city of Aquileia & early Christian art, Cividale & the Longobards, the Renaissance star city of Palmanova. You will be enthralled by intriguing medieval castles & villages, celebrated Venetian art & 18th century architecture.

2. THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2021

From the Alps to the high Adriatic Sea, enjoy tourist routes through amazing landscapes, the Friulan culture & language, hybrid cuisine, San Daniele Prosciutto, the mosaic school of Spilimbergo with its well-known artworks, and the strong bond between Canada & Friuli: 1976 earthquake, emigration, the Fogolârs Federation of Canada.

3. THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2021

In the Alpine foothills & among some of the best white wine-producing estates in Italy, discover the city of Gorizia, the 2025 European Capital of Culture at the crossroads of the Italian, Slavic, and Germanic cultures, and with its massiveWorld War I memorials & itineraries. And much more...!

4. TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2021

Mixing Italian, Austro-Hungarian & Slovenian influences, Trieste preserves its unique border-town culture. Once the great seaport of the Habsburg Empire, its waterfront, neoclassical architecture & mix of religions, languages & cuisines preserve the real magic of this place. Do not forget its top attractions: Miramare Castle, Grotta Gigante (the world’s largest tourist cave), Barcolana (the world’s largest sailing regatta), the ancient Roman amphitheaterhistorical cafés, gathering places for intellectuals such as Italo Svevo, James Joyce, Umberto Saba & Claudio Magris.

STAY TUNED!​

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If you would like to propose an event,

please contact our

Cultural Events Coordinator,

Dr. Arianna Dagnino

at aridag@me.com

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Image by Aditya Chinchure

To know more about our cultural program,

check all our past events here.