Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Benvenuto -Welcome

We want to let you know about our fantastic monthly programme
Tuesday 11 April at Westbury Fields, Michael Brittan on Cicero and the Cataline Conspiracy. 

ALSO in April (Friday 21st) Hilda is leading a trip to Bowood House - look out for details
The March film night Benvenuto Presidente  was well attended and I think enjoyed for its hilarity, not least in encouraging the DVD player to get over its hiccoughs throughout the film  (The DVD itself has been rechecked and works perfectly!)
Thinking of learning more Italian? Domenico Sciarrone is satrting ne w courses in April in North View, Westbury park see details
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 had 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. It was a strangely fascinating talk and Amy may be able to talk to next year on the Italian Communities in the US.


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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

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



Friday, 15 April 2016

April's Meeting Casa Cuseni - a House in Sicily

We enjoyed a sparkling presentation from Celia Catchpole, niece of Daphne Phelps the owner of the house 1948-96 and author of the book. Celia was able add new stories to those in the book and to expand and update anecdotes covered in the book. Her illustrated talk led us into the secret would of the amazing Taormina garden and house. With Celia's permission, I hope to publish here more of her text and slides.

  Welcome!  BENVENUTI A TUTTI!


There are many opportunities to experience la dolce vita right here in Bristol, and we have created this website so that you can see at a glance all the Italian activities going on. We also want to let you know about our own fantastic monthly programme 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!
FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @brisitalians .

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