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

Monday, 7 December 2015

OUR RECENT MEETING

We have enjoyed our RECENT MEETING on 8th December on Ancient Rome and the Victorians with Quentin Broughall from Maynooth University in Ireland. There are now links to the Presentation and the full paper, both of which Dr Broughall has kindly made available to us. 

Thursday, 26 November 2015

PROGRAMME for 2015-16

Our Christmas celebration at Ciao's on Druid's Hill

The re-confirmed programme for 2015-16 is listed below and  The brochure can be downloaded here.
The SECOND MEETING of new season was on Tuesday 10th November; We had a delightful and fascinating talk from Robert Andrews on the history and culture of the island of Sardinia.