11-Aug-11 16:41. By Readers and Fiona Ford | Comments (1)
Here's a sample of what Italy means to many Backhill readers.
Keep sending in your contributions. We'll probably run a competition sponsored by Rosetta Stone with a great prize for the best entry.
11-Aug-11 16:24. By Giulia Lombardo | Comments (27)
What Italians really missed since the beginning of their immigration in the UK was their food. Year after year the globalization of the market made it easier to find in every country products from everywhere. Nevertheless fresh specialities like mozzarella di bufala, for example, are still difficult to provide.
For everyone who misses the typical flavours of their region or is willing to try something new there is a unique Italian Market: “Mamma Mia Italian Food Market”, tailored for town centres, festivals, special events, to share a taste of Italy in a Mediterranean atmosphere.
15-Jul-11 16:08. By Fiona Ford | Comments (5)
Climb every mountain in Bardi
Surrounded by forests, farmland and lush countryside, its small wonder that many of Bardi’s residents found comfort when they relocated to South Wales. Yet, Bardi is a picturesque rural town in it’s own right and the imposing, majestic Landi Castle built on the cliff top dominates the landscape.
Photo by Sandro Bedessi Copyright Fototeca ENIT
14-Jul-11 12:49. By | Comments (0)
Learning Italian can be fun! For all the bilingual children trying to learn Italian there is a professional theatre company based in London dedicated to the promotion of international culture, literature and language.
Many are the activities of the theatre: bilingual plays, poetry evenings, storytelling for children , murder mysteries “all'Italiana” and Tricolore orators and presenters in English and Italian.
Backhillonline met Nadia Ostacchini, Artistic Director of the “Tricolore Theatre Company”
01-Jul-11 11:28. By Giulia Lombardo | Comments (197)
27th July is the date for the screening of "Ma che storia!" a documentary by Gianfranco Pannone on Italian unification - venue The Italian Cultural Institute.
01-Jul-11 11:21. By Giulia Lombardo | Comments (0)
Celebrating 150 years of Italian unification the Italian Cultural Institute exhibits work from roman artist Quayola.
23-Jun-11 15:28. By Giulia Lombardo | Comments (60)
An anglo-Italian construction, “Il ponte della musica” has been inaugurated in Rome. The bridge, the poetic name of which means “The bridge of music”, is the result of an 11-year partnership between Buro Happold‘s Chief Bridge Engineer, Davood Liaghat and London-based architect Kit Powell-Williams working with Rome-based engineering firm C. Lotti e Associati.
08-Jun-11 10:28. By Backhill Team | Comments (1)
Beloved husband of June, dearly loved father of Elisa, adored by granddaughter Eloise and much loved by his brothers and sisters, Remo will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.
Remo, a highly talented footballer, was the pride of the Italian community in London and his relations in Terruzzi and Vernasca, when Crystal Palace Football Club signed him as a professional footballer in 1952. A local boy making good!
03-Jun-11 14:58. By Giulia Lombardo | Comments (3)
Parmigiani Valtaro association, marking 150 years of Italian unification, celebrated the 36th edition of their famous annual dinner dance in the sumptuous Grange St. Pauls Hotel. The party included many guests, some who came over from Italy for this special occasion, a silent auction, rising funds for APV (Associazione Parmigiani Valtaro), music and the special cuisine of the chef Carluccio, in a happy and friendly atmosphere a few steps from St. Paul cathedral.
Backhillonline met Piero Nanis, president of the Parmigiani Valtaro association.
03-Jun-11 14:47. By Christina Salzano | Comments (2)
Like many Anglo-Italians it wasn’t until I had children that I realised how important it was for me that they learn Italian and know Italian culture.
For a lot of mezza Italiana families contact with the language and culture is mostly restricted to visits from grandparents or holidays to Italy.
And while it’s normal for first generation Italians to gravitate to each other, for many second generation Italians the opportunities to speak the language just aren’t there. The same applies when one parent is Italian and the other English. Playgroups often provide the answer.
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