The Port Elizabeth Italian Sporting Club in collaboration with the Port Elizabeth honorary Vice Consulate of Italy will, from 25 May to 2 June 2013, host a week of cultural activities to highlight aspects of Italian culture.
“La Dolce Vita” will commence on:
- Saturday 25 May at 11.00 with the opening of an art exhibition by newly-arrived Italian architect/artist, Dr Magda Minguzzi. Magda graduated with a PhD in Architectural Composition at the University Institute of Architecture in Venice. She was recently selected by the Venice Biennale to participate in two Master Classes in Visual Arts and Design, during which her work was also exhibited. This will be Magda’s fourth personal exhibition and her first exhibition in South Africa and is entitled “Note di colore/Sounds of colour”. It is a collection of vivid, bright tapestries and rugs which will be accompanied by music specially composed for the exhibition by two musicians of the Academy of St. Giulia in Brescia, Italy. The works will be on show at the Italian Club throughout the week.
- Sunday 26 May: At 12:00, chef and restaurateur, Dario Soresi, will demonstrate the preparation of 5 Italian dishes. Dario and his family immigrated to South Africa about 15 years ago and opened his award-winning, authentic Italian restaurant, “La Locanda” (The Inn), in George. From different kinds of pasta to prawns to meat, the demonstration should be a culinary delight and a fine example of “La Dolce Vita”!