Sabato 20 e domenica 21 settembre
And then without further ado, the Italian Festival will return for its sixth year on 20 and 21 September. New for this year are performances by a Sicilian brass band and Italian pop group, boxing demonstrations and a display of Italian cars. Also returning is a pop-up restaurant on Cathedral Square on the Saturday night. Peterborough is set to host a feast of all things Italian with the city’s two-day Italian Festival returning to Cathedral Square on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 September 2014.
The event is now in its sixth year and for the fourth year running it will be a two-day celebration of Italian culture and traditions. Visitors to the festival will be able to sample a slice of Italian life from tasting home-made pasta dishes to giving energetic Italian dance - the tarantella - a go. Special guest Vincent Simone to appear at the festival. Professional dancer and former Strictly Come Dancing star Vincent Simone will be hosting a dance workshop for festival visitors on the Sunday afternoon. Vincent was born into a family of professional dancers and his parents are Latin and ballroom dancers. His sister is a dance teacher. He has appeared on the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing since the fourth series, and also competed in the thirteenth series of ITV's I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! finishing in 10th place.
All things Italiano. The weekend event will feature singing and dance performances including a duo with an accordion and guitar to ensure all who attend are given a real insight into all things Italiano. Italy’s passion for food, cars, motorcycles, fashion, football and lots more will all be showcased in various forms throughout the festival. New entertainment to the event will include four-piece band Irpinia’s Sounds from Avellino, traditional brass band Ottoni Animati from Sicily and London-based solo artist from Florence Francesca Biscotti. They will be joined by a variety of local dance and music acts performing on Cathedral Square over the weekend. Organised by the Italian Community Association with support from Peterborough City Council, the Italian Festival has established itself as one of the city’s premier events where there is always something to enjoy for everyone. An array of local businesses will be exhibiting and selling authentic Italian products and cuisine and the Italian Community Association has a handful of exhibit space and sponsorship opportunities available. Telephone Carmela Cocozza on 07771 604069 for more information.
TV chef Gennaro Contaldo made ambassador of the Italian Festival. TV chef Gennaro Contaldo has been named as the official ambassador of the Italian Festival. After being impressed with the festival last year when he was its special guest, Gennaro will be supporting organisers the Italian Community Association and Peterborough City Council in growing the event into the country’s biggest and best.
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