Run in partnership with the British Embassy, the British School at Rome and the British Institute of Florence, the UK-Italy: partners for culture programme is a framework, launched in 2017, to support ongoing cultural relations between the UK and Italy, celebrating cultural heritage, the creative industries and best practice in the arts, sciences and higher education. 

This year’s theme is Shared Cultural Heritage - inspired by the declaration of 2018 as European Year of Cultural Heritage. Activities include public performances and talks in the cities of Venice, Milan, Florence, and Rome with an additional focus on skills development in the southern towns of Palermo, the Italian Capital of Culture, and Matera, the European Capital of Cultural in 2019.

Discover our 2018 UK-Italy partners for culture events.

Past events

Charlotte Higgins: Pattern and chaos in the labyrinth | Lo Schiaccianoci Royal Opera House CinemasMatthew Herbert’s Brexit Big Band, RomaEuropa Festival | Linecheck Music Meeting and Festival | MINEFIELD, RomaEuropa Festival | The Complete Works of Evelyn WaughLa Bayadère, Royal Opera House Cinemas | Seminar: Lo strano caso del cane ucciso a mezzanotte | La Valchiria - Royal Opera House Cinemas | FILL - Festival of Italian Literature in London | Festa del Cinema di Roma | Mayerling, Royal Opera House CinemasJourneys Without End (Being Human Festival) | Brave new World: New Visions in Architecture | Women’s Fiction Festival