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Italian Week 2015

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by Helen Belli (subscribe)
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'It's an Italian affair'

'Italian Week is a special time of the year when Italy comes to Australia'. Cav. Alessandro Sorbello, festival producer.

To celebrate the anniversary of Italy becoming a republic, the 9th annual celebration of Italian influence in Australia kicks off on 26th May.

One of the highlights this year is a street fair on Sunday 31st May in New Farm Park from 11am to 6pm.

This will be a free event to be enjoyed by all the family. New Farm was established as a farm for the original convicts who were sent to Brisbane. It was converted to a race course in1846, later bought by the Brisbane Council in 1913 to be converted into a public space. It has a strong connection to the Italian community, St. Joseph's Day was celebrated there for many years.

The festival is for all lovers of everything Italian, difficult to name the most loved. Their wine and food, films, cars, fashions, architecture, traditions or maybe you are also an Opera lover.
The festival was introduced in 2007 and attracted 2,000 visitors. By 2014 the number grew to 15,000. It brings the best of Italy to Brisbane, many of whom are, or became, emotionally attracted to all things Italian - an easy thing to do. Pizza, of course, but it is only a fraction of Italian culinary delights, this festival is about Italian style and culture.

For the complete festival programme go to

You will be amazed by the many events available. Be sure to look around Brisbane as it lights up in the colours of the Italian flag, red white and green. See you there.
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Why? For full programme
When: Sunday 31st. May
Where: Various places around Brisbane
Cost: Free
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