(‘the beautiful image’) LA BELLA FIGURA, literally ‘the beautiful image’, is a uniquely Italian concept. It means more than just keeping up appearances and dressing sharp for the camera. It’s an attitude, a way of life, a philosophy, a moral code even. “I just wanted them to understand what it’s like. Behind all the cliches, you know. The loving fat Nonna in the kitchen. The happy Nonno in the garden. The gaudy furniture. The cute and tidy stories of immigration. “ So what is behind all the cliches? This is your chance to find out! Thursday, OCTOBER 31! 6:00 PM. Botanic Gardens Visitor’s Centre! ComeRead More →