sabato 13 gennaio 2018

Christina Rossetti All the heaven is blasing – Tutto il cielo è splendente

Thursday 18th January 2018, 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
The Portico Library
 57 Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3FF

Societa’ Dante Alighieri and The Portico Library invite you to an evening with

Parallel Poems
Translated in Italian by Franca Maria Ferraris
Illustrated by Maria Teresa di Tanna

“Tutto il cielo e’ splendente”
is the first Italian translation of her work. The Italian poet-translator and the illustrator will present their new book with readings in both languages and a musical interlude.

Poetry reading

Franca Maria Ferraris - Italian poet translator

Maria Teresa Di Tanna - Italian illustrator

Kate Fuggle - musical interlude

Presentation by Anna Maria Forti Sheikh.

Christina Rossetti, one of the most original voices of her century: 1830-1894.
An English poet born in 1830 to Gabriele Rossetti, a poet and a political exile from Vasto, Abruzzo – Italy and Frances Polidori, the sister of Lord Byron’s friend and physician, John William Polidori.
Christina wrote a variety of romantic, devotional  and children’s poems including ballads, love lyrics, and sonnets.
Best known for her long poem Goblin Market, her love poem Remember, and for the words of the Christmas carol In the Bleak Midwinter.
Her brother Dante Gabriel Rossetti became an influential Pre-Raphaelite artist and poet.
Christina’s writing was influenced by the work of Dante Alighieri, Petrarch and other Italian writers. Her home was open to visiting Italian scholars, artists and revolutionaries.

The evening will conclude with a glass of Italian wine and nibbles.

Tickets: £ 5  members of Portico / Dante and students; £ 6  non-members

Booking required:   T. 0161 236 6785 or email or book online at