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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: 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.

Photo gallery: Ferragosto Italiano – August 2016

We sincerely hope you enjoy the photos shot at the Ferragosto Italiano, the famous street festival that took place in Five Dock on the 21st August 2016.

It was a huge success for our Association as we had the opportunity to promote the Sardinian culture and traditions. Lots of people came to our stall and wanted to know everything about Sardinia and the promotional materials, tourist guides, traditional baskets and the ritual bread on display.

Photo gallery: Sardinia, Heart of bread – August 2016

We sincerely hope you enjoy the photos shot at the Sardinia, Heart of bread conference that took place at the RSL Club in Five Dock on the 14th August 2016.

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!

Event: Sardinian Luncheon – 19th June 2016

Welcome to “Spuntino Sardo”  Sunday 19 June 2016 – 12:00, the first event organised by the new Committee of our Association.

WELCOME REFRESHMENTS
Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks on arrival
Bruschetta with tomato and salted cured fish roe

“SEA & MOUNTAIN” ENTREE (*)
Sardinian sausage and Pecorino cheese
Tomato based mussel soup with crusty bread
Catalan style crab salad
Pickled olives and vegetables

FIRST COURSE(*)
Sardinian Gnocchi with slow cooked ragu sauce

SECOND COURSE(*)
Suckling pig cooked on a spit w/roasted potatoes
Selection of salad and vegetables with sauce dips

SWEETS & COFFEE
A platter selection of homemade sweets
Coffee and Mirto (Sardinian liqueur)

(*) vegetarian and gluten-free options available at no extra cost

$70 members / $75 non members
$20 kids under 12 years  (antipasti, pasta or cotoletta, gelato)
BYO available

RSVP and bookings before Saturday 4th June 2016

Assunta – 0418 435 834
Piera – 0418 622 261
Tania – 0416 046 708
Gavina – 0415 236 356
Teresa – 0412 527 819

Email:  sardisydney@bigpond.com