Bilingual Talks

Here you can find a comprehensive list of all our bilingual talks. These unique learning experiences are delivered in different venues across Havering. Pick up some Italian whilst enjoying a meal and some vino! 

Our presentations are delivered by native Italian teachers and planned to be held regularly throughout the year. We recommend you attend all of them so that you can be totally immersed in the ‘Italian experience’.

 

All our talks are suitable for absolute beginners as well as for those with some knowledge of Italian.

Presentations are delivered at:

Europa Centre: The Walk – Hornchurch – RM11 3TL
7:30pm start
Entrance fee: £5
Please complete the booking form to reserve your place.

Tarantino’s: 51 High St – Hornchurch – RM11 1TP
6:30pm start
Antipasto + main course + glass of wine: £15

  • Mon
    16
    Jan
    2017
    6:30 pmOsteria Due Fratelli - RM12 6JL

    Call 01708 474054 to book.

    Rome is not the only city on the river Tiber. It flows through and near other interesting and beautiful towns. Come and join us to learn more about it!

    Roma non è l’unica città sul fiume Tevere. Questo scorre attraverso e vicino altre interessanti e belle città. Venite a raggiungerci per saperne di più!

     

  • Mon
    23
    Jan
    2017
    7:30 pmEuropa Centre - The Walk, Hornchurch - RM11 3TL

    In the field of fashion, English and Italian present absences and differences, and also some misunderstandings. This presentation will show you some – the tricky ones in particular.

    Nel campo della moda, l’inglese e l’italiano presentano assenze e differenze, e anche alcuni malintesi. Questa presentazione ne illustrerà qualcuno… in particolare quelli imbarazzanti.

  • Mon
    30
    Jan
    2017
    6:30 pmOsteria Due Fratelli - RM12 6JL

    Call 01708 474054 to book.

    £1 per head - quiz entry fee

    -Teams of up to 6 people (you will choose an Italian name for your team)
    -Access to the internet is not permitted
    -You can get double points by playing the Joker (only available once)
    -There will be prizes for the winning team and a tie-break (if needed) to determine the winners

    If you are not part of a team, don’t worry, you will be able to join one on the night!

  • Mon
    06
    Feb
    2017
    6:30 pmOsteria Due Fratelli - RM12 6JL

    Call 01708 474054 to book.

    Some of the most beautiful Italian (and European) lakes are in northern Italy. They are amongst the most popular destinations for tourists. You will enjoy watching pictures of them, after which you just might want to go and see for yourselves.

    Alcuni trai più bei laghi italiani (e europei) si trovano in Italia settentrionale. Sono tra le mete turistiche più popolari. Vi piacerà vederli in fotografia, dopo di che è possibile che vogliate andare a vederli di persona.

     

  • Mon
    20
    Feb
    2017
    7:30 pmEuropa Centre - The Walk, Hornchurch - RM11 3TL

    Benito Mussolini was an Italian politician, journalist, and leader of the National Fascist Party; he ruled the country as Prime Minister from 1922 until he was ousted in 1943. He was known as il Duce (Führer).

    Benito Mussolini è stato un politico italiano, giornalista e capo del Partito Nazionale Fascista. Fu a capo del governo dal 1922 finché fu destituito nel 1943. Era conosciuto come il Duce.

  • Mon
    27
    Feb
    2017
    6:30 pmOsteria Due Fratelli - RM12 6JL

    Call 01708 474054 to book.

    £1 per head - quiz entry fee

    -Teams of up to 6 people (you will choose an Italian name for your team)
    -Access to the internet is not permitted
    -You can get double points by playing the Joker (only available once)
    -There will be prizes for the winning team and a tie-break (if needed) to determine the winners

    If you are not part of a team, don’t worry, you will be able to join one on the night!

  • Mon
    13
    Mar
    2017
    6:30 pmOsteria Due Fratelli - RM12 6JL

    Call 01708 474054 to book.

    Le Marche is an Italian region in central Italy, between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea. Ancona, its capital, is a port city. Pesaro is the birthplace of renowned opera composer Gioachino Rossini.

    Le Marche sono una regione in centr’Italia, situate tra gli Appennini e il Mar Adriatico. Ancora, capoluogo, è una città portuale. Pesaro è la città natale di Gioachino Rossini, famoso compositori di opera liriche.

  • Mon
    20
    Mar
    2017
    7:30 pmEuropa Centre - The Walk, Hornchurch - RM11 3TL

    In actual fact, not tricky at all when it comes to the link between Italian spelling and pronunciation.

    Vedremo insieme quanto diretto sia il rapporto tra ortografia e pronuncia.

     

  • Mon
    27
    Mar
    2017
    6:30 pmOsteria Due Fratelli - RM12 6JL

    Call 01708 474054 to book.

    £1 per head - quiz entry fee

    -Teams of up to 6 people (you will choose an Italian name for your team)
    -Access to the internet is not permitted
    -You can get double points by playing the Joker (only available once)
    -There will be prizes for the winning team and a tie-break (if needed) to determine the winners

    If you are not part of a team, don’t worry, you will be able to join one on the night!

  • Mon
    24
    Apr
    2017
    6:30 pmOsteria Due Fratelli - RM12 6JL

    Call 01708 474054 to book.

    £1 per head - quiz entry fee

    -Teams of up to 6 people (you will choose an Italian name for your team)
    -Access to the internet is not permitted
    -You can get double points by playing the Joker (only available once)
    -There will be prizes for the winning team and a tie-break (if needed) to determine the winners

    If you are not part of a team, don’t worry, you will be able to join one on the night!

  • Mon
    08
    May
    2017
    6:30 pmOsteria Due Fratelli - RM12 6JL

    Call 01708 474054 to book.

    Liguria is a region in northwest Italy. Its Mediterranean coastline is known as the Italian Riviera. The western coast is the Riviera di Ponente and is home to Sanremo, famous for its casino and promenade. The eastern coast is known as Riviera di Levante and is famous for villages such as Santa Margherita Ligure, Rapallo and Portofino. Genoa is its capital.

    La Liguria è una regione situata in Italia nord-occidentale. Il suo litorale mediterraneo è conosciuto come la Riviera Italiana. La sua costiera occidentale è la Riviera di Ponente e ospita Sanremo, famosa per il suo casinò e la passeggiata lungomare. La costiera orientale è conosciuta come la Riviera di Levante ed è famosa per villaggi come Santa Margherita Ligure, Rapallo e Portofino. Genova è il suo capoluogo.

  • Mon
    15
    May
    2017
    7:30 pmEuropa Centre - The Walk, Hornchurch - RM11 3TL

    In actual fact, not tricky at all when it comes to the link between Italian spelling and pronunciation.

    Vedremo insieme quanto diretto sia il rapporto tra ortografia e pronuncia.

  • Mon
    22
    May
    2017
    6:30 pmOsteria Due Fratelli - RM12 6JL

    Call 01708 474054 to book.

    £1 per head - quiz entry fee

    -Teams of up to 6 people (you will choose an Italian name for your team)
    -Access to the internet is not permitted
    -You can get double points by playing the Joker (only available once)
    -There will be prizes for the winning team and a tie-break (if needed) to determine the winners

    If you are not part of a team, don’t worry, you will be able to join one on the night!

  • Mon
    12
    Jun
    2017
    6:30 pmOsteria Due Fratelli - RM12 6JL

    Call 01708 474054 to book.

    Venice is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. Parts of Venice are renowned for the beauty of their architecture and artwork.

    Venezia è una città a nord est dell'Italia e il capoluogo della regione Veneto. Parti di Venezia sono rinomate per la bellezza dell'architettura e dell'arte.

  • Mon
    19
    Jun
    2017
    7:30 pmEuropa Centre - The Walk, Hornchurch - RM11 3TL

    In actual fact, not tricky at all when it comes to the link between Italian spelling and pronunciation.

    Vedremo insieme quanto diretto sia il rapporto tra ortografia e pronuncia.

  • Mon
    26
    Jun
    2017
    6:30 pmOsteria Due Fratelli - RM12 6JL

    Call 01708 474054 to book.

    £1 per head - quiz entry fee

    -Teams of up to 6 people (you will choose an Italian name for your team)
    -Access to the internet is not permitted
    -You can get double points by playing the Joker (only available once)
    -There will be prizes for the winning team and a tie-break (if needed) to determine the winners

    If you are not part of a team, don’t worry, you will be able to join one on the night!

  • Mon
    10
    Jul
    2017
    7:00 pmEuropa Centre - The Walk, Hornchurch - RM11 3TL

    Please complete the Booking Form to reserve your place.

  • Mon
    17
    Jul
    2017
    6:30 pmOsteria Due Fratelli - RM12 6JL

    Please complete the Booking Form to reserve your place.

    San Marino is a montainous mini republic in central Italy. Among the world’s oldest republics, it retains much of its historic architecture. On the slopes of Monte Titano sits the capital, also called San Marino, known for its medieval walled old town and narrow cobblestone streets.

     

    San Marino è una mini repubblica circordata da montagne nell’Italia centrale. È una delle più antiche repubbliche al mondo e conserva molta parte della sua architettura storica. La capitale, anch’essa chiamata San Marino, si trova sulle pendici del monte Titano ed è conosciuta per il suo borgo medievale circondato da mura e per i suoi stretti acciottolati.

  • Mon
    24
    Jul
    2017
    7:30 pmEuropa Centre - The Walk, Hornchurch - RM11 3TL

    Please complete the Booking Form to reserve your place.

    On your next trip to Italy, you may want to buy clothes -- a handbag, a pair of shoes, a suit. As a matter of fact, we are sure you will. Come and join us, and learn which words (e.g. verbs or adjectives) accompany which items. You’ll make what you want to purchase clearer to shopkeepers and assistants -- and you’ll surprise them, too! You are bound to hear them comment Lei parla italiano proprio bene!

     

    Durante il vostro prossimo viaggio in Italia, forse vorrete comperare qualche capo d’abbigliamento – una borsa, un paio di scarpe, un abito. A dir il vero, noi siamo certi che lo vorrete. Venite a trovarci, e imparerete  quali parole (ad esempio, verbi o aggettivi) accompagnano i vari capi. Renderete ciò che volete comperare più chiaro ai negozianti e ai loro assistenti—e inoltre li sorprenderete! Sicuramente li sentirete commentare Lei parla italiano proprio bene!

  • Mon
    31
    Jul
    2017
    6:30 pmOsteria Due Fratelli - RM12 6JL

    Please complete the Booking Form to reserve your place.

    £1 per head - quiz entry fee

    -Teams of up to 6 people (you will choose an Italian name for your team)
    -Access to the internet is not permitted
    -You can get double points by playing the Joker (only available once)
    -There will be prizes for the winning team and a tie-break (if needed) to determine the winners

    If you are not part of a team, don’t worry, you will be able to join one on the night!

  • Mon
    11
    Sep
    2017
    6:30 pmOsteria Due Fratelli - RM12 6JL

    Please complete the Booking Form to reserve your place.

    Milan, a metropolis in Italy's northern Lombardy region, is a global capital of fashion and design. Home to the national stock exchange, it’s a financial hub also known for its high-end restaurants and shops. The Gothic Duomo di Milano cathedral and the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent, housing Leonardo da Vinci’s mural The Last Supper  testify to centuries of art and culture.

    Milano, metropoli in Lombardia, regione dell’Italia settentrionale, è capitale mondiale della moda e del design. È sede della Borsa Valori Nazionale ed è un centro finanziario conosciuto anche per i suoi ristorante e i suoi negozi di lusso. La cattedrale gotica, nota come Duomo di Milano, e il convento di Santa Maria delle Grazie, che ospita L’Ultima Cena,  il celebre affresco di Leonardo da Vinci,  sono testimoni di secoli di arte e cultura.

  • Mon
    18
    Sep
    2017
    7:30 pmEuropa Centre - The Walk, Hornchurch - RM11 3TL

    Please complete the Booking Form to reserve your place.

    Let's sing and learn to speak
    ...and if you think you can't sing, no worries!
    Songs will just be our starting point. Chatting together is the main point

    Impariamo a parlare cantando
    ...e se pensate di non saper cantare, niente paura!
    Le canzoni saranno solo il nostro punto di partenza. Il punto principale e' quello di fare due chiacchere insieme.

  • Mon
    25
    Sep
    2017
    6:30 pmOsteria Due Fratelli - RM12 6JL

    Please complete the Booking Form to reserve your place.

    £1 per head - quiz entry fee

    -Teams of up to 6 people (you will choose an Italian name for your team)
    -Access to the internet is not permitted
    -You can get double points by playing the Joker (only available once)
    -There will be prizes for the winning team and a tie-break (if needed) to determine the winners

    If you are not part of a team, don’t worry, you will be able to join one on the night!

  • Mon
    09
    Oct
    2017
    6:30 pmOsteria Due Fratelli - RM12 6JL

    Please complete the Booking Form to reserve your place.

    Florence, capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. One of its most iconic sights is the Duomo, a cathedral with a terracotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi and a bell tower by Giotto. The Galleria dell'Accademia displays Michelangelo’s  David sculpture. The Uffizi Gallery exhibits Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus  and da Vinci’s  Annunciation.

    Firenze, capoluogo della regione Toscana, ospita un gran numero di capolavori dell’arte e dell’architettura rinascimentali.  Tra le attrazioni turistiche più significative, il Duomo, con la sua cupola ricoperta da tegole in terracotta progettata dal Brunelleschi, e il campanile di Giotto. La Galleria dell’Accademia espone il David di Michelangelo e la Galleria degli Uffizi ospita La Nascita di Venere del Botticelli e l’Annunciazione di Leonardo da Vinci.

  • Mon
    16
    Oct
    2017
    7:30 pmEuropa Centre - The Walk, Hornchurch - RM11 3TL

    Please complete the Booking Form to reserve your place.

    In actual fact, not tricky at all when it comes to the link between Italian spelling and pronunciation.

    Vedremo insieme quanto diretto sia il rapporto tra ortografia e pronuncia.

  • Mon
    30
    Oct
    2017
    6:30 pmOsteria Due Fratelli - RM12 6JL

    Please complete the Booking Form to reserve your place.

    £1 per head - quiz entry fee

    -Teams of up to 6 people (you will choose an Italian name for your team)
    -Access to the internet is not permitted
    -You can get double points by playing the Joker (only available once)
    -There will be prizes for the winning team and a tie-break (if needed) to determine the winners

    If you are not part of a team, don’t worry, you will be able to join one on the night!

  • Mon
    06
    Nov
    2017
    6:30 pmLuigi's Restaurant - IG1 3RG

    Please complete the Booking Form to reserve your place.

    We are going to link the food to the presentation, making your experience more authentic. As the first presentation is on Venice, you will be able to try their famous Crostoni ai Funghi and the iconic Fegato alla Veneziana, accompanied by a glass of wine or red, also from the Vento region!
    £5 - entrance fee
    £10 - starter, main, glass of wine and the presentation
    A really good deal!
     
    There will also be a vegetarian option.
  • Mon
    13
    Nov
    2017
    6:30 pmOsteria Due Fratelli - RM12 6JL

    Please complete the Booking Form to reserve your place.

    Asti is a city of about 76,000 inhabitants located in the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy, about 55 kilometres east of Turin in the plain of the Tanaro River. It is considered  to be the modern capital of Monferrato.

    Asti è una città di circa 76.000 abitanti situata in Piemonte, regione nord-occidentale a circa 55 kilometri a est di Torino nella pianura del fiume Tanaro. Viene considerate la capitale moderna del Monferrato.

  • Mon
    20
    Nov
    2017
    7:30 pmEuropa Centre - The Walk, Hornchurch - RM11 3TL

    Please complete the Booking Form to reserve your place.

    You will practise pronunciation by listening and repeating and you will understand the lyrics by analyzing chunks of language in detail.

    Potrai praticare la pronuncia ascoltando e ripetendo e capirai il significato del testo analizzando segmenti di lingua. 

     

     

  • Mon
    27
    Nov
    2017
    6:30 pmOsteria Due Fratelli - RM12 6JL

    Please complete the Booking Form to reserve your place.

    £1 per head - quiz entry fee

    -Teams of up to 6 people (you will choose an Italian name for your team)
    -Access to the internet is not permitted
    -You can get double points by playing the Joker (only available once)
    -There will be prizes for the winning team and a tie-break (if needed) to determine the winners

    If you are not part of a team, don’t worry, you will be able to join one on the night!

  • Mon
    11
    Dec
    2017
    6:30 pmOsteria Due Fratelli - RM12 6JL

    Please complete the Booking Form to reserve your place.

    Coffee is a brewed drink prepared from ground roasted coffee beans. These don’t grow in Italy – but Italians have made Expresso Coffee famous all over the world. Join us and learn more about it.

    Il caffè è un infuso che si prepara usando grani di caffè arrostiti e macinati. La pianta non cresce in Italia…ma gli italiani hanno reso il caffè espresso famoso in tutto il mondo.  Venite da noi per saperne di più.

  • Mon
    18
    Dec
    2017
    7:00 pmOsteria Due Fratelli - RM12 6JL

    Please complete the Booking Form to reserve your place.

     

    Join us on 18th December at 7pm at the Osteria Due Fratelli in Hornchurch. There is no bilingual talk on the night. It's just a chance for us to get together, celebrate and be merry!

    Please order your preference for the food with me. I will then tell the restaurant the total order. You can do this on the booking form or via email: [email protected]

    Special deal for Passione Italiana (£24.99)
    Zuppa di pomodoro e basilico
    Salmone e gamberetti in salsa rosa
    Capesante al Pernod
    Bresaola, rucola e parmigiano

    Tacchino arrosto
    Porchetta arrosto
    Salmone con finocchio e crema

    Panettone
    Tiramisù

    Caffè, limoncello e un bicchiere di vino