Learn a language, try art or find out more about film
Founded in 2008, La Dante began life with a purpose of helping the local Italian community to raise their children as bilingual. Fast forward to 2017 and it’s blossomed into a vibrant European cultural centre, offering a huge range of Spanish and Italian lessons, plus events including film clubs and tapas nights.
Language lessons are available for all levels, from complete beginners to those with an advanced ability, and all are taught to be enthusiastic native speakers. The school sees people signing up for all sorts of reasons (from romance to business!), including many older students who are keen to keep their brains active and healthy.
If you’re interested in finding out more, La Dante is hosting a series of free events this month at their Hawthorn Way centre. There’s a Spanish arts class on 1 April (10-11am), a Spanish cinema class on the 3rd (7-8pm) and a free Italian for beginners class (1-3pm), followed by a free session for intermediates (6-8pm). There will also be a Film Club Night on 27 April, in which L’ultimo bacio (The Last Kiss, 2001), will get a screening from 7 to 9pm. Written and directed by Gabriele Muccino, this lovely romantic comedy is sure to charm you – and inspire you to polish up your Italian, of course!