Thursday 24 November, 6pm
On the occasion of the seventh edition of the Settimana della Cucina Italiana nel Mondo (Week of Italian Cuisine in the World), the Italian Cultural Institute in London is pleased to host a screening of two episodes from Antonio Carluccio’s Six Seasons, produced and directed by Carmelo Musca, and a conversation with Sabine Stevenson, founding trustee of the Antonio Carluccio Foundation, and Annabel Valentine, archivist at Oxford Brookes University.
Antonio Carluccio’s Six Seasons was the last TV series Antonio Carluccio filmed for SBS in Australia. This series explores the food culture of the indigenous Australians and their foraging practices in the light of their ancient sustainable lifeways. A theme very much at the heart of Antonio Carluccio’s food philosophy, he discovers new and mutual foraging and cooking traditions, and the joy of sharing food, history and culture together with Noongar Elder Richard Walley and indigenous Noongar people in Western Australia. Televised by SBS in Australia, it has never been broadcast in the UK. In association with The Antonio Carluccio Foundation and his archive at Oxford Brookes University, we will be screening two episodes for our guests. There will an introduction to The Antonio Carluccio Foundation, his life and the archive at Oxford Brookes and some personal items of Comm Antonio Carluccio will be on display.
Sabine Stevenson was born in Germany, and came to London in 1983. A trained physiotherapist with experience at Guy’s and St Georges Hospital in London, Sabine lives in East Hampshire and is a PhD researcher in prehistoric archaeology. She has established Antonio’s archive and together with the Antonio Carluccio Foundation, is aiming to fulfil his legacy.
Annabel Valentine is the Archivist at Oxford Brookes University and is currently cataloguing the archive material from the Antonio Carluccio Library and Archive. The material complements the other food and drink collections held at Oxford Brookes which include collections from Ken Hom and Jane Grigson, as well at the National Brewing Library.
Antonio Carluccio’s Six Seasons has screened prime time internationally on major broadcasters but not in the UK.
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