Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Italian cabaret event exhibits cultural immersion

Mon Jul 04 08:38:00 BST 2016

 
Photo of the stage from the cabaret eveing, with the words 'Italian cabaret' displayed

— The cabaret was an exhibition of student and staff performances celebrating Italian culture.

 

On 4 March 2016, staff and students from across the University came together to showcase their performance skills in an Italian cabaret event.

Cultural performances

During the evening, attendees were treated to comedy, dance performances, musical renditions and a selection of culinary dishes. There was also a cake competition with a prize given to the best baker of the night.

The students gave memorable performances, alongside members of the Italian teaching team.

The evening was an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students to meet some of the many Italian Erasmus students (from Rome, Naples, Trento, Siena, Parma) who were studying at Bath for their year abroad.

The evening closed at midnight after a disco and the singing of the Italian national anthem.

Inspiring students

Attendees of the cabaret commented on quality of the performances and the collaborative community it formed.

Max Day, a first year BA (Hons) Modern Languages and European Studies student was able to co-present the evening alongside another fourth year student. He said: ‘The confidence I gained from the evening was immense and I'm sure everybody gained something valuable from it. Perhaps most beneficial was having the staff join in with the acts and fun which improves the student-staff relationship, making staff more approachable; something which will be invaluable in the remaining years of my degree.’

The event was organised by Dr Felia Allum together with staff and students from the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies.

The cabaret evening formed part of a wider portfolio of events this year which included a performance by Italian singer Giacomo Lariccia and collaborative language events.