Friday, 29 May 2020

Coronavirus: all events cancelled until at least October

In October, we hope against hope to re-institute the talks from March, April and May before the end of the year and have the AGM at the October talk.

 More details about how we are dealing with the Emergency later



SADLY WE HAD TO CANCEL even March's event

  This coming month (March) will be on Tuesday 10th due to wise self-isolation of Ben returning from Northern Italy

AND In April we are NOT going to Bath on MON 6th April.

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We no longer hope to schedule a meeting for 14th April.

Meetings are held at Henleaze Library, Northumbria Drive, Westbury Park, BS9 4HP7.15 for 7.30 pm. Guests £5, Membership £20 or £30 for a couple.; then Tuesday 12th May.   See our Facebook page for further details and updates. The revised Programme for 2020


CANCELLED Tuesday 10th March - we hope to rearrange at alternative date

Ben Townsend on Maria Letizia Buonaparte, founder of a dynasty

Born in 1750 to a modest Corsican family and married at the age of thirteen, she was to become mother of thirteen children. All eight of those children who survived infancy were to become crowned heads of European states. She died in 1836, fifty years after her husband, and fifteen after her most famous son, Napoleon I of France.
Ben Townsend (http://historicalconsultant.com/wp/about/) is an author and historian, born in Bristol, and educated in Wales. Now living in Italy, where he churns out books on the Napoleonic period.

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Tuesday 4th February Michael Britten on Early Italian Literature Greats

Meetings are held at Henleaze Library, Northumbria Drive, Westbury Park, BS9 4HP7.15 for 7.30 pm. Guests £5, Membership £20 or £30 for a couple. This coming month (February) will be on Tuesday 4th; then Tuesday March  10th and Tuesday 14th April  A revised programme is here circulated.  See our Facebook page for further details and updates.

Tuesday 4th February Michael Britten on Early Italian Literature Greats 

Monday, 2 December 2019

Sylvia Dodd -Teaching International Children in 1960s Rome Tuesday 10th December

Tuesday 10th December Sylvia Dodd on Teaching in Rome in the 1960s
St George’s English School, (St Georges International School), founded in 1958 as a day school, mostly for families working for the UN, some from Embassies, Cinecitta – the film studio - and from local families keen to have their children educated in English. Among 80 different nationalities was a Getty boy. 



Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Benvenuto, Welcome TODAY 7.00 pm 12th November Richard Henderson

Meetings are to be held at Henleaze Library, Northumbria Drive, Westbury Park, BS9 4HP.

Every month on the second Tuesday evening November-May: see the brochure for full programme. Guests £5, Membership £20 or £30 for a couple. See our Facebook page for further updates
NEXT 12th November Richard Henderson of Historica Tours will tell us about the Grand Tour and Rome in the 18th Century.
The rich and aristocratic young gentlemen from Britain and other North European countries headed south with their tutors for education, hedonism and to load up with the art of ancient and modern Rome for their mansions. They found a museum city, a  well established art (and fakes) market as well as brothels and other delights.

Richard Henderson runs Italian tours on artistic themes
Historica have been running tours to Italy  on artistic  themes for fourteen years. For Spring  2020 Richard is offering  the following tours to Italy
Ravenna and Venice - Byzantium in the West  
Southern Sicily:  Baroque Splendour in the Hills
Rome:  Gardens and Palaces of the Renaissance
We shall also be running tours to Krakow and a rail tour to Istanbul in the path of the Orient Express.
Full details are available on www.historicatours.co.uk. 
Enquiries to historica@blueyonder.co.uk

Tuesday 10th December Sylvia Dodd on the St Georges International School at the time the Getty was was 'abducted'
We have created this website so that you can see the Italian activities going on.  Incidentally if you live near Cheltenham they also have a programme - see Links Page . Bristol University Italian (LINK)Department has an open postgraduate seminar series

Friday, 6 September 2019

Benvenuto, Welcome Next Meeting Tuesday 1st October 2019 7.30 pm

Meetings are to be held at Henleaze Library, Northumbria Drive, Westbury Park, BS9 4HP.

The first will be on Tuesday 1st October then from Tuesday 12th November every month on the second Tuesday evening  October-May: see the brochure for full programme

Tuesday 1st October Rebecca Chellappah - internationally performing Mezzo-Soprano on Italian Operatic roles 

Tuesday 12th November Richard Henderson , historian and organiser of Italian tours

Tuesday 10th December Sylvia Dodd  on the St Georges International School at the time the Getty was was 'abducted'

 Remember there are many opportunities to experience la dolce vita right here in Bristol, and we have created this website so that you can see the Italian activities going on. We also want to let you know about our own fantastic monthly of celebrated national speakers from October to May. Incidentally if you live near Cheltenham they also have a programme - see Links Page Bristol University Italian (LINK)Department has an open postgraduate seminar series


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!






Monday, 9 July 2018

Thursday 12th July 2018 'Don Giovanni' on Millennium Square bigscreen

Benvenuti a Tutti
Some of us will be there from about 6pm. Opera starts at 7 direct from ROH.https://www.roh.org.uk/productions/don-giovanni-by-kasper-holten for a preview

Enjoying it last year!
deckchairs and tables may be available. Bring your picnic and JOIN DAVID and DIANA

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Benvenuto a AGM Saturday 2nd June and Wilton day

Benvenuto -Welcome to all members at the BA-IC AGM. Michael is kindly hosting us at his home today.
The visit to Wilton Italianate Chapel and the historic Wilton  House in May was blessed with lovely almost Italian weather. even the trains ran on time.





  

The interior of the church, commissioned by aa Russian Countess of Pembroke in love with Italy  blew our minds and completed the years's programme of events and talks