This FREE Italian community event taking place at St Peter’s Italian Church, Clerkenwell, London, will explore Italian poetry on the theme of ‘War & Peace’(Guerra e Pace) from Italian Unification through to the 1st and 2nd World Wars and then the 50s to the 80s.
A dual language event, it is open to everybody who appreciates Italy and the Italian culture. You don’t need to book. Just turn-up and enjoy! The church seats over 1,000 so we promise you a seat!
The Italian quarter in Clerkenwell goes back at least 2 centuries. Over the course of the 19th century, Saffron Hill (also the title of our last play in October 2015), gained a growing population of working-class Italians. This event can also be seen as a celebration of St Peter’s Italian Church, conceived in 1845, as well as the Italian quarter.
Thank you to the Mazzini-Garibaldi Foundation for sponsoring our event and to The British-Italian Society for their support. Thank you also to Andrea Del Cornò of The London Library for his research on what promises to be a truly beautiful event. Refreshments and food will be served at Casa Italiana San Vincenzo Pallotti Italian club next door afterwards from 9pm onwards.
The company for ‘Guerra e Pace’ will consist of a leading Italian accordianist from the Anglo Italian community as well as lead charater Danilo in 1989 film ‘Queen of Hearts’, about the Italian quarter.