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12 November 2019 Venice Flooding Support the Querini Stampalia Foundation

As a result of the exceptional flood that struck the city of Venice on the night of 12 November 2019, the Querini Stampalia Foundation...

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08nov(nov 8)6:30 pm19dec(dec 19)6:30 pmVETRO an Exhibition of Contemporary Italian Glass

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The Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto, in collaboration with Sandra Ainsley Gallery presents:

Vetro: An Exhibition of Contemporary Italian Glass. Opening Friday  November 8, 2019, 6.30pm 496 Huron Street    | free event The Exhibit runs from November 11 to December 19, 2019.

We are thrilled to be hosting “Vetro: An Exhibition of Contemporary Italian Glass”. No country has had a greater impact on Contemporary Glass than Italy. Italian Glass Artists have served as innovators, teachers, and mentors to generations of artists.

Italy’s rich tradition of Glass, dates back to the 8th Century. By the 13th Century, Murano became the premier glass manufacturing centre in the world. Over the next number of Centuries, the Italians pushed the limits of glass and develop innovative techniques which are still used by Glass Artists around the world.

The Gallery chose 6 artists to feature in “Vetro: An Exhibition of Contemporary Italian Glass”. Their techniques range from blown glass to flameworking to carving. Their works explore traditional Venetian techniques.

It is one of the most refined and renowned type of crafts worldwide, it is an artisan tradition and a manufacture that combines industrial, manual and technological techniques that for centuries, have characterized and exalted the Italian art of glassmaking.
The Venetian isle of Murano is considered the epicenter of artistic glass design since, at least, the 8th Century – it being, of course, the most famous Italian glass imported throughout the world.


November 8 (Friday) 6:30 pm - December 19 (Thursday) 6:30 pm

06dec(dec 6)12:00 pm22(dec 22)8:00 pmThe Nonna Monologues-A Comical experience about our love for Nonnas

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World Premiere

December 6 – 22, 2019
Columbus Centre

Tickets for Previews must be purchased in person, by email or by phone only.
By email:
By phone: 437-970-3318
In person: Columbus Centre
901 Lawrence Ave West, Toronto, ON M6A 1C3
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

Following the success of the Dora Award-nominated show If on a Christmas Night…, Villa Charities proudly presents The Nonna Monologues / I monologhi della Nonna, the new immersive holiday experience created by internationally acclaimed theatre company DopoLavoro Teatrale (DLT) and director Daniele Bartolini.

Italy is a country founded by Nonnas. They are the ones who raised you, who kept the family together and who adopted mystical solutions to cure every ailment. They are the true superheroes of the family unit and deserve to be celebrated.

This new production features three performers who will regale the audience with their epic Nonna stories and secret family recipes, each competing for the honour of being voted as the winner of this hilarious ‘Nonna challenge’ at the end of the show. Bring your family and friends and enjoy this cozy and convivial theatrical experience with holiday treats.

The Nonna Monologues beautifully weaves heartwarming stories and memories of this special generation of women into an unforgettable show full of laughter, love and the magic of Christmas.

A portion of proceeds from ticket sales will support Villa Charities Foundation.


Data: Da Ven 6 Dic 2019 a Dom 22 Dic 2019

Orario: Alle 12:54

Organizzato da : DopoLavoro Teatrale (DLT)

In collaborazione con : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Ingresso : A pagamento


Columbus Centre 901 Lawrence Ave West, Toronto, ON M6A 1C3 Office Hours: Monday


6 (Friday) 12:00 pm - 22 (Sunday) 8:00 pm