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Gino D’Acampo attended the festival and did three cooking demonstrations over the weekend. There was also performances from Michael Terrugi, Georgina Stuttono, Barber Trio as well as Italian dance lessons from Anne Dove PLUS Alessandro Presti Quintet and Piccola Orchestra Malarazza who came direct from Sicily.

Viva Cars

A static vehicle display by Polar Auto Italia and Ferrari agent along with Vespa and Piaggio.

The top prize for the raffle - the Fiat 500 1.2 will be on display for the weekend.

Cinema and Culture

Ian Haydn Smith, an expert on the films of the Italian Golden age, will be talking and a local writer Hamish Marett-Crosby will be talking about his new book on Italian influence in Jersey. There will also be fashion shows and showings of Italian movies such as Cinema Paradiso and La Dolce Vita.

Saturday @ 1pm - Frank Sinatra

The period 1953-61 were the most creative in Frank Sinatra's career as a singer and actor. After signing a deal with Capitol Records he recorded some of his greatest albums, while on film his Oscar win for 'From Here to Eternity' allowed him to be seen as a serious actor. This talk focuses on that period, highlighting through clips and songs how Sinatra matured from the young singing sensation to serious artist.

Sunday @ 2pm - Italian Cinema

Italian cinema dominated screens around the world for 30 years, from the searing accounts of post-war life through to the mid-1970s. As 'The Great Beauty' director Paolo Sorrentino once again draws attention to the riches of Italian cinema, this illustrated talk looks at the work of the greatest directors of that era and beyond, from Rossellini, Fellini and Visconti to Pasolini, Leone and Argento, as well as the filmmakers that they have influenced.

Fashion

Italian fashion designer, Ivana Pantaleo, will be hosting a fashion show involving the secondary school students and local fashion retailers. 

Italy's other island by Hamish Marett-Crosby                           

Italy’s Other Island is an affectionate look at the Italian influence on Jersey Tourism from the start of the large influx in the fifties to the seventies when they were seen as the public face of the Island’s catering industry. This is seen largely through Italian eyes and the result will be a snapshot, not only of the times, but also of the legacy left to the Island by these young men who came to Jersey during the period roughly from 1955 – 1970.

Italy in a glass

Come join us for some wine tasting showcasing Italian wines. Tickets are £15 per person.

Castello Banfi - Tuscan Experience & The Pursuit of Excellence

Dante Cecchini from Castello Banfi will be running two wine tastings per day in the wine tent. Dante born in Florence, Italy in 1962, graduated in Political Sciences and Economics at the University of Florence, Italy and studied in France and the UK. Dante has very good knowledge of the production, distribution and services related to fine wines and has work for Castello Banfi since 2001.

Vins Direct is a retail outlet behind the Co-Op Grande Marche

This hidden Gem has such a large selection of Wines, Spirts Beers and Minerals for all occasions and for all budgets.
We have an in house Sommelier, Mathieu Roche, who will be happy to guide your through a selection of wines to match your food choices".
We look forward to welcoming you into our shop and being of service.

Saturday 

2.00pm  Vins Direct - “the best of the North”  

4.00pm Banfi – Castello Banfi Tuscan Experience

6.00pm Banfi – The pursuit of Excellence - SOLD OUT

Sunday

12.00pm  Banfi -  Castello Banfi Tuscan Experience

1.45pm Banfi - The pursuit of Excellence

3.00pm Hamish Marett-Crosby sponsored by Love Wine  - Italy, different grapes, different wines

4.45pm Mirto Sappe Classic Farm shop -  A personal collection of classic wines

For tickets please contact John Farina on 07797 759350.

There will also be chocolate making sessions run by Pure Jersey and tickets are £10. Visit the Pure Jersey website for details and bookings.

Sure Family Zone

Bouncy castles, Italian lessons, face painting, colouring and more.

There will be a children's pizza making class on Sunday at 11.15am - spaces are limited and tickets will be available to purchase on Saturday from the Sure Family Zone marquee. Tickets are £15  for a 1 hr session – a true Italian experience including a free apron and of course what you make you get to take home.

Food and Drink

A selection of local Italian restaurants will be in attendance including Bellagio Restaurant, La Cantina, Woodfired Pizza Oven and more. 

Our bar will be selling a selection of Italian beers and wines.

Selection of food available over the weekend:

Pasta - Bellagios & La Cantina

Italian deli - La Cantina & Co-Op food van

Italian Hog Roast - Meet & Eat

Polenta with sausage & wild mushrooms - Private Tables

Piadine - Domingos

Cicchetti - The Chugging Pig

Cupcakes & coffee - Jersey Cupcakes & Lavazza