Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Film Night Tuesday 12th Dec - Cinema Paradiso

Image result for stills from Cinema Paradiso******STOP PRESS*****
Change of Film Cinema Paradiso is new selection after viewing and reviewing 'August Lunch' and finding it too unseasobale for words!  
Trailor for 'Cinema Paridiso is linked here
Sei appena arrivato a Bristol o stai per trasferirti nella nostra citta'? Dacci un colpo di telefono +44-7870-185116 o scrivici a dnembruce@btinternet.com e cosi' potremo farti conoscere delle altre persone che sono inammorate della vita e della cultura italiana!
Thinking of learning more Italian? Domenico Sciarrone is starting new courses in September in North View, Westbury park
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Meetings are at WESTBURY FIELDS RETIREMENT VILLAGE, Cricket Lane Entrance each 2nd Tuesday of the months October to May, at 7pm for conversation and a drink followed by the speaker at 7.30 p.m. Guest fee £5.00

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Benvenuto - Twinning with an Italian City



24th PROGRAMME 2017-18 
NEXT MEETING - Anne Scicluna  Tuesday 14th November  at 7.30 Westbury Fields
Twinning with an Italian City: the case of Ravenna and Chichester
Ravenna was originally the capital of the Western Roman Empire, and is famed for its marvelous mosaics. Chichester twinned with Ravenna twenty years ago, since which time exchanges have taken place every year and firm friendships made, as well as links developing between local organisations and schools in each city.




Richard Henderson is again in 2018 leading small group tours to Italy: http://www.historicatours.co.uk/Vicenza Mantua and Verona  27th June -1st July ¦ Palladio,Mantegna and Puccini,for details and booking.
David Bruce opened the season with his talk on 'Italian walled Towns and Walled Towns in Italy'on 10th Octobers see presentation and more at www.walledtownsresearch.org 
Sei appena arrivato a Bristol o stai per trasferirti nella nostra citta'? Dacci un colpo di telefono +44-7870-185116 o scrivici a dnembruce@btinternet.com e cosi' potremo farti conoscere delle altre persone che sono inammorate della vita e della cultura italiana!
Thinking of learning more Italian? Domenico Sciarrone is starting new courses in September in North View, Westbury park
FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @brisitalians .

Meetings are at WESTBURY FIELDS RETIREMENT VILLAGE, Cricket Lane Entrance each 2nd Tuesday of the months October to May, at 7pm for conversation and a drink followed by the speaker at 7.30 p.m. Guest fee £5.00



Monday, 18 September 2017

Benvenuto -Welcome

PROGRAMME FOR 2017-18 is published:
 To start with:
Tues October 10th - David Bruce - Italian Walled Towns and Walled Towns in Italy
Tues November 14th - Anne Scicluna Twinning with an Italian City: the case of Ravenna and Chichester
Wed November 22nd Christmas Dinner  - watch this space.
Tues December 12th Italian Film Night Pranzo di Ferragosto (with subtitles) 
and much more in 2018: 20th century politics - art - music and a visit 


Friday, 3 March 2017

Welcome and March's Fim Night

We want to let you know about our fantastic monthly programme
Tuesday 14 March at Westbury Fields, Benvenuto Presidente (click for trailer)
See full 2016-17 programme Sei appena arrivato a Bristol o stai per trasferirti nella nostra citta'? Dacci un colpo di telefono +44-7870-185116 o scrivici a bristolaic@gmail.com e cosi' potremo farti conoscere delle altre persone che sono inammorate della vita e della cultura italiana!
Bristol University Italian Department has a coffee and Italian research Seminar with Amy King (PhD Student)‘From Rome to New York City: the memory of Giacomo Matteotti in Italian-American communities’ on Wednesday 8th March, 1pm, G113 (21 Woodland Road) contact  Catherine O'Rawe


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Meetings are at WESTBURY FIELDS RETIREMENT VILLAGE, Cricket Lane Entrance each 2nd Tuesday of the months October to May, at 7pm for conversation and a drink followed by the speaker at 7.30 p.m. Guest fee £5.00

Monday, 12 December 2016

Welcome and what's on in December

We want to let you know about our fantastic monthly programme
Tuesday 13th December at Westbury Fields, Paul Foss will be treating  us to a musical evening on the violinist, singer and composer Maestro Guglielmo Balfi (better known to us in the English speaking world as Michael William Balfe).  He was a fascinating and talented man spending much of his working life in Italy and wrote a great deal of beautiful music much of which is sadly neglected(with musical illustration).
SEE 2016-17 PROGRAMME PAGE FOR DETAILS of January and later celebrated national speakers through to May. If you live near Cheltenham they also have a programme. Bristol University Italian  Department also has an open postgraduate seminar series.. - see Links Page .


Sei appena arrivato a Bristol o stai per trasferirti nella nostra citta'? Dacci un colpo di telefono +44-7870-185116 o scrivici a bristolaic@gmail.com e cosi' potremo farti conoscere delle altre persone che sono inammorate della vita e della cultura italiana!
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Meetings are at WESTBURY FIELDS RETIREMENT VILLAGE each 2nd Tuesday of the months October to May, at 7pm for conversation and a drink followed by the speaker at 7.30 p.m. 


Friday, 11 November 2016

Welcome and what's on in NOVEMBER

;We want to let you know about our own fantastic monthly programme
***STOP PRESS*** - Just after our grand Christmas dinner, Lucy Dunkin from the University Italian Department has invited us to an event on 23 November in the afternoon.
If you can make it contact Lucy direct.She writes:
"50 years ago this month Florence was overwhelmed by a severe flood, which claimed lives and also damaged many works of art, books and archives. The flood prompted an international rescue effort, and shaped the field of conservation.
"The University of Bristol History of Art Department and Early Italian Studies research cluster invite you to mark this anniversary with us on Wednesday 23rd November. A screening of Zeffirelli's 1966 documentary 'Florence: Days of Destruction', made to raise awareness of the flood, will be followed by a panel discussion, including Richard Haslam (Venice in Peril) who took part in the rescue efforts as a student. The event will be followed by a reception.
The screening and discussion will take place from 3.00 to 5.30, in Arts Complex Lecture Theatre 2, accessed via 3-5 Woodland Road, Bristol, BS8 1TB. Everyone is welcome! For more information, please email lucy.donkin@bristol.ac.uk."

Thank you- Robert Walters for the sharing the sparkle of Leonardo on Tuesday 8th Nov. SEE 2016-17 PROGRAMME PAGE FOR DETAILS of December and later celebrated national speakers through to May. If you live near Cheltenham they also have a programme. Bristol University Italian  Department also has an open postgraduate seminar series.. - see Links Page .


Sei appena arrivato a Bristol o stai per trasferirti nella nostra citta'? Dacci un colpo di telefono +44-7870-185116 o scrivici a bristolaic@gmail.com e cosi' potremo farti conoscere delle altre persone che sono inammorate della vita e della cultura italiana!
FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @brisitalians .

Meetings are at WESTBURY FIELDS RETIREMENT VILLAGE each 2nd Tuesday of the months October to May, at 7pm for conversation and a drink followed by the speaker at 7.30 p.m. Details for 2016-17 will be circulated in September and  published in the brochure