What we're about

Benvenuti a tutti!

This is a relaxed and friendly group always open to new members who can speak in Italian (we are not a beginners group). At the moment we always meet at least twice a month. Once a month at a pub in central London during the week and once at a month for an aperitivo at the weekend, usually at an italian bar or restaurant.

We also usually have other events during the month which can include picnics, cinema nights, walks, wine tasting, quizzes, reading nights, big national football matches or visits to the theatre.

The meetups are fun, very sociable and everyone is welcome as long as they speak an intermediate level of Italian. However this is not a meet up where you can learn italian, that is not the aim of the group. The standard is advanced but if you speak a reasonable level of Italian you are welcome to come along and see if they enjoy it. People are expected to speak in Italian most of the time.

This means that if you speak no Italian sadly we are not the group for you. The aim of the group is to speak Italian and if people that only speak English attend it undermines the primary goal of the group.

You'll be amazed at how much progress you make in conversation after just a few events. People are there mostly because they want to improve, brush-up on their Italian or they are Italian. With about 40-60 people coming to the monthly events, it is easy to wander around and find people of your level with whom you feel really comfortable speaking Italian.

Simply join and if you are interested enough to come along, just click the appropriate button. An automatic mail message will be sent to you whenever a new event becomes available or if ever there is a change in the event.

Regular members have to pay £10 (£5 if you are unemployed) (http://www.meetup.com/italian-35/messages/boards/thread/10250003) and this is not optional if you wish to attend meetings. Paid members have first option on any events where attendance is limited.

Payment can be made in cash to myself at our events.

Alternatively you can pay by Pay Pal.

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Upcoming events (5+)

Italian meet-up picnic primaverile!

Regents Park

A reminder we are not a beginners meet-up. Picnic Bring food, drink and games to our summer picnic meet-up. The only rule- all drink must be Italian! Wine, beer, water ... whatever, as long as its Italian. :-) Obviously, given the British weather, it may be that we'll have to change the date on the Saturday morning but here is hoping! :-) Portate da mangiare, da bere e qualche gioco da picnic. Unica regola: i drink devono essere Italiani. Vino, birra, succhi di frutta, acqua.....qualunque cosa da bere, purche' sia italiana! Naturalmente, considerando il tempo metereologico inglese, c'e' sempre la possibilita' che sia debba spostare il picinic a venerdi', ma speriamo di no! ;-) Summer Italian Picnic meet -up- near Gloucester Gate Parkway entrance. The closest tube station is Camden Town. Go to the Parkway (Gloucester Gate) entrance, turn left then go onto the grass along the fence. Keep walking and we'll be close to the trees - probably about 100 metres further-on ( St Katherines Gate on the map). Follow us on Twitter @London_Italian ( http://twitter.com/#!/London_italian/ ) and Facebook at London Italian Language Meet-up ( http://www.facebook.com/pages/London-Italian-Language-Meet-up/157472150938549 ) Grazie, Simon

Meet-up per chiacchierare al Mercoledi

Cittie of Yorke

Reminder: we are not a beginners meet-up. We'll be returning to one of the most popular venues, the historic old London pub- the Cittie of Yorke. Ci incontriamo Mercoledi 19.00, 12 Giugno al Cittie of Yorke, 22 High Holburn. La stazione della metropolitana piu' prossima e' Chancery Lane/ Holburn. We're meeting Wednesday, 12 June, at 7.00pm, at the beautiful old London pub, the Cittie of Yorke We'll be at the end of the bar, look for the flag - if I remember it! The nearest tube stations are Chancery Lane and Holborn. RSVP People are expected to RSVP correctly. People who do so will not be allocated places when we have limited attendees at events and those who do so consistently will be removed from the group.

Italian meet-up goes to the British Museum

The British Museum

The British Museum (https://britishmuseum.org/) houses a vast collection of world art and artifacts and is free to all visitors. So we're going to visit! The plan is to meet at the rear entrance, Montague Place,(https://britishmuseum.org/visiting.aspx) at 7pm on Friday 28 June. People will then visit the museum in small groups, depending on numbers. Basically, there are too many of us to be one group and people will want to see different things. We'll then meet outside at 8.15pm for a drink afterwards.

Meet-up per chiacchierare al sabato mini pub crawl

The Blue Anchor

Something a little different for Saturday 6 July for those in London. We're going for a mini pub crawl along the Thames. We'll meet at the beautiful Blue Anchor (http://www.blueanchorlondon.com)on the River Thames in Hammersmith at 7.30 and then, at about 8.30, move onto another pub and then possibly, time permitting, even a third! Therefore don't be late! nice week cheers Simon

Past events (477)

Late night at the National Gallery

National Gallery

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