Category Archives: Events

Event: Sardinia & Shardana Conference (6 August 2017)

The time has come for a new not-to-be-missed cultural event!

The “Sardinia and Shardana” conference will make you discover the ancient Sardinian population and its connection with the mysterious sea people, the “Shardana”!

Archaeologist Fabio Serchisu and FILEF President Carlo Lai will fly from Sardinia to Sydney to be our guests in this super special event.

Save the date: Sunday 6th August at the Five Dock RSL – Five Dock (NSW).

The event is free.

Light refreshments will be served after the conference so please RSVP before 29th July by sending us an email or contacting a Committee Member (see flyer below).

Sardinia & Shardana
Sardinia & Shardana

Event: Mother’s Day Lunch 2017

The Sardinian Association of Sydney with CSI Club and All About Swing dance group invite you to….

Mother’s Day Lunch 2017

Date: Sunday 30th April 2017 – 12 noon
Location: CSI Club, 81 South Stret, Schofields NSW

Three course menu presented by celebrity chef Paolo Gatto of “SUD” restaurant

Floor show (including Sardinian dance!) by All About Swing Dance Group

Music to dance to by Joe Casale

Tickets
Adults: $55
Children under 12 years: $25

To purchase tickets, please contact
– Rita Murer (CSI Club) on 0411 058 322
– Teresa Spada (Sardi Sydney) on 0411 283 159
– Assunta Tilocca (Sardi Sydney) on 0418 435 834
or email:
events@csiclub.com.au
sardisydney@bigpond.com

Tickets are limited – book your seat today!

Event: AGM & Membership Renewal

The Associazione Culturale e Sociale Sarda di Sydney is pleased to announce the details of our next  upcoming event.

AGM & Membership Renewal

This AGM is to review and approve the financial statements and will not be for elections.

Date: Sunday 19th March
Time: 10:30am membership renewal, 11:00am meeting start
Where: All Hallows Church Hall, 2 Halley St, Five Dock
RSVP: before 10th March

On this day we invite all members to renew their membership for 2017. This is a significant and important day for all Sardinians and also non-Sardinians to renew their bonds with the association.

Membership renewal will take place prior to the AGM at 10.30am

Membership is $20 for 1 year

At the conclusion of the meeting, a light lunch and refreshments will be provided. In order to cater appropriately for this day, could you contact a Committee member (list below) to RSVP by 10th March 2017:

Teresa Spada 0411 283 159
Tania Palmas 0416 046 708
Assunta Tilocca Mieli 0418 435 834

We hope to see you there!

Event: All Souls Day Mass – 4th November 2016

Dearest friends,

You are invited to share this special service where we come together to remember those no longer with us.

Date: Friday 4th November 2016
Time: 7:00pm
Where: All Hallows Church – 2 Halley St, Five Dock NSW 2046

Tea and coffee with be served immediately after mass and we welcome you to bring a plate of sweets to share amongst friends.

We will be showing a photo slideshow during the mass of our loved ones lost over the years, should you wish to include a family member or friend please provide the name and a photo to a committee member or via sardisydney@bigpond.com no later than 31st October 2016.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Event: Fathers Day Lunch – 11th September 2016

You are invited to the new social event organised by our Association: the Father’s Day Lunch11th September 2016 – 12 noon.

Menu: all-you-can-eat pizza, pasta and dessert. The Association will serve soft drinks. BYO beer an wine.

Location: All Hallows Hall, 1 Halley Street, Five Dock NSW

Price: $35 only for members, $40 for non members and $15 for kids under 12 years of age.

RSVP before 2 settembre 2016

Please get in touch with:
– Teresa 0411 283 159
– Assunta 0418 435 834
– email: sardisydney@bigpond.com

Father's Day 2016 Menu
Father’s Day 2016 Menu

Sardinia, Heart of bread conference

On the 11th August 2016, the first cultural event was organised by the new Committee of the Sardinian Association of Sydney, in collaboration with the Circolo Culturale Sardo Su Nuraghe of Biella (Piedmont) and the Autonomous Region of Sardinia.

The event had its focal point, a little known element to the occasional tourists who flock to the beaches of Sardinia, but plays a strong role in all the traditions of the region, bread.

To present a topic so broad and deeply tied to family rituals, Christian religious cults and ancestral meanings, the Association called upon Professor Battista Saiu, specialising in the culture and traditions of the island of Sardinia and with a vast knowledge of Sardinian bread.

Accompanied by chef Raffaele Zanella, Prof. Saiu is making an important journey to discover Sardinian Associations in Asia and Oceania, bringing a symbolic and affectionate hug from the Assessore di Lavoro, Dr Virginia Mura.

For such a special occasion, the Association chose a prestigious location, the plenary hall of the RSL Club in the Italian suburb of Five Dock in Sydney.

In addition to the stage and a video projector, the room was set up with a very valuable exposure, 80 authentic ritual breads, made in Sardinia especially for the event by Giovanna and Anna Quai of Tertenia and shipped to Sydney in record time.

The breads, which were placed on embroidered tablecloths and on traditional baskets, were the subject of the presentation by Prof. Saiu, which exposed some meanings of their shapes as well as archaic and family rituals from which they originated. The presentation was enriched with images and films illustrating the process of these small works of art.

There was great emotion before and after the cultural event when the audience, almost all first generation Sardinian Australians, were invited to attend a small “round table discussion” where they were interviewed. These interviews will form part of the archives in the Museum of Migrations, Journeys and Stories which will be in Biella. The interviewees recounted, their exciting and sometimes painful migration, which led them to leave Sardinia and start a new life in Australia.

The event ended with the distribution of the bread as a tribute to the audience, and a light refreshment of homemade sweets made by the expert hands of the generous members of the Association.

Note: do not miss to view the photo gallery.

Note: do not miss to download the conference speech.

Event: Sardi Sydney at Ferragosto Italiano – 21st August 2016

Next Sunday, 21st August 2016, our Associazione will take part to the 19th edition of “Ferragosto“, the main Italian street festival in Sydney.

Great North Road in Five Dock becomes the heart of the Italian society for just a day and offers you the opportunity to enjoy the best dances, songs and regional foods from Italy.

Come to meet us at the Rustico Sardo restaurant at 108 Great North Road, Five Dock from 10am to 5pm.

What you will find:

  • Two hours of video footage of Sardinian landscapes, beaches, and traditions
  • Distribution of promo flyers, brochures and tourist guides
  • Expo of traditional and ritual breads
  • Expo of traditional costumes

Furthermore, Prof. Battista Saiu and chef  Raffaele Zanella will be conducting interviews with all the Sardinian-Australians that wish to take part to the cultural initiative titled “Museum of Immigration“.

See you there!

Event: Sardinia, Heart of bread – 14th August 2016

We are proud to invite you to the next cultural event offered by our Association, focusing on the ritual breads of the Sardinian tradition and heritage.

Two guests will come specifically from Italy: professor Battista Saiu and chef Raffaele Zanella will hold a seminar titled “Sardegna, Cuore di pane (Sardinia: Heart of bread)“.

Date: Sunday 14 August 2016
Time:
11:00am – 1:00pm
Location:
Club Five Dock RSL, 66 Great North Road, Five Dock
Cost:
Free

Everyone is invited!

Lo “Spuntino Sardo”: Una genuina festa della cucina sarda

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Domenica scorsa l’Associazione Culturale e sociale Sarda di Sydney ha organizzato uno “Spuntino Sardo” presso il ristorante “Rustico Sardo”, al quale hanno preso parte oltre 120 persone.

Occorre fare una premessa necessaria per spiegare il significato dello “Spuntino Sardo”. In tutte le altre regioni italiane uno spuntino significa probabilmente un picnic, un panino al prosciutto e una birra o magari una piadina con lo stracchino. In Sardegna invece, quando vieni invitato ad uno “spuntino”, è meglio prima di tutto prepararsi con un bel ritiro spirituale di una settimana. Devi allenare corpo e anima per vivere in pieno l’evento e soprattutto devi essere in grado di uscirne vincitore!

Ebbene, lo spuntino in questione ha avuto tutto i requisiti obbligatori: tanto da mangiare e tutto genuinamente frutto della cucina sarda, anche grazie alla bravura della chef sassarese Sarah Ferrari che ha presentato un menu che è utile descrivere anche a beneficio di quegli sfortunati sessanta che, malgrado le sollecitazioni, non hanno trovato posto.

Il menu prevedeva aperitivi ed antipasti con pecorino e salsiccia sarda, zuppetta di cozze, insalata di granchio alla catalana, Malloreddus alla campinadese, il porcetto con le patate, insalata, seadas, caffè e mirto.

Tanti gli “stranieri” che hanno preso parte all’evento: libanesi, britannici ed asiatici hanno potutoscoprire una cucina che, se ha avuto nel “porcetto” il suo piatto forte (con tanto di gli applausi quando ha fatto la sua comparsa sui tavoli), è stato in grado di accontentare anche i palati più difficili. Le intenzioni del Circolo Sardo di Sydney erano quelle di far apprezzare una cucina regionale capace di affascinare nella sua continua varietà: obiettivo raggiunto in pieno, almeno a stare ai commenti di tutti i commensali al termine della giornata.

Un siparietto merita l’intervento della presidente del Circolo, Teresa Spada. Dopo aver ringraziato tutti i presenti e il personale del ristorante, ha annunciato la nomina per il 2015 di un Socio a Vita: il riconoscimento è stato per Pietro Schirru, attuale componente del direttivo e che ricopre anche la carica di Consultore dei Circoli Sardi in Australia presso gli organi regionali.

Il Direttivo del Circolo anticipa sin da ora che organizzerà quanto prima un’altra manifestazione del genere ed invita a partecipare, prima di tutto, coloro che non hanno potuto farlo questa volta. In conclusione: preparate “corpo e anima” per un altro spuntino.