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Guest Speaker, Paolo Totaro 24 October


Subsidised Parking available in the Italian Forum Carpark

(Validate your ticket at Cultural Centre front desk)
Contact Co.As.It. for more information 
Tel: 02 9564 0744 or email

Please join us to hear Paolo Totaro speak about his family’s history and his significant contribution to the arts and multicultural community in Australia.

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Guest Speaker: Francesca Musico Rullo Teacher/Academic/Historian 26 September


TOPIC: World War II and Australia’s Italians – Internment, the Home Front and Finding Your Family’s Story!

Come hear Francesca speak about:

· Italian internment during World War II in Australia and the experiences of Italian Australians on the home front

· The story of her grandfathers and their differing experiences in Australia during World War II as featured in the new book by Mia Spizzica, Hidden Lives – War, Internment and Australia’s Italians (Interactive Publications)

· How to find records about your family’s internment or wartime experience.

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Co.As.It. invites you to join us in commemorating the official date of Festa della Repubblica, Italian National Day, and to celebrate our 50 years of service to the Italian-Australian community.

Set amongst Sydney Harbour with the famous Opera House sails as a backdrop, guests can savour panoramic views whilst enjoying the spectacular light shows of Sydney’s Vivid festival. This gala evening will include live entertainment and a sumptuous four course menu designed by Renowned Chef and Restaurateur Armando Percuoco, and catered by Doltone House.

All proceeds from the Italian National Ball will go towards the creation of a Dementia Early Intervention Program.

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50th Anniversary of Co.As.It.


The Board of Co.As.It. invites you to join us for two free events to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Co.As.It. We are very proud of the story of the Italian community in Sydney and we would like to share it with you.

RSVP ESSENTIAL (02) 9564 0744 |

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Guest Speaker: Professor Daniela Traini 23 May


Daniela is a Professor in Respiratory Science at the Discipline of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Sydney.  After completing her Bachelor of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical technology at Milan University, Italy, she was awarded a PhD in Pharmaceutical Science in 2005 from the University of Bath, UK. She has lived in Sydney for the past 13 years.

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ITALIAN CONCERT featuring Cosima De Vito from Australian Idol, comedian James Liotta from Melbourne and Neapolitan singer Arturo Toscani.

05/04/2018 – 06/04/2018

Three shows featuring Cosima De Vito from Australian Idol, comedian James Liotta from Melbourne and Neapolitan singer Arturo Toscani.

Club Burwood RSL
96 Shaftesbury Road Burwood

Club Burwood RSL
96 Shaftesbury Road Burwood

Club Marconi
121-133 Prairie Vale Road
Bossley Park


Payment can be made over the phone or at the Co.As.It. office.

Casa d’Italia - 67 Norton St, Leichhardt
(02) 9564 0744 | |

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Guest Speaker: Antonio (Tony) Luciano 15 November


Guest Speaker
Antonio (Tony) Luciano
Through a series of images and brief video segments, international director producer Antonio Luciano, will share his Italian family history story and discuss his and his family’s contribution to shaping the Italian-Australian identity. 

Event date:     Wednesday 15 November 2017
Event Time:    6:45 pm for 7.00 pm start
Event Venue:  The Cultural Centre, Italian Forum,
                        23 Norton St, Leichhardt NSW

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Professor Loretta Baldassar 18 October


Guest Speaker
Professor Loretta Baldassar
Loretta Baldassar is a Professor in Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Western Australia and an Adjunct Principal Research Fellow at Monash University. Her research and teaching areas include Italian migration, transnational families and Australian society. She is currently working on two research projects: Ageing and New Media and Youth Mobile Transitions.
This event is being filmed.

Event date:     Wednesday 18 October 2017
Event Time:    6:45 pm for 7.00 pm start
Event Venue:  The Centre,Italian Forum Cultural, 23 Norton Street. Leichhardt NSW 2040

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