War and Peace: a free bilingual poetry and prose event with live music



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.