Programme

Our 2021/22 Programme:

Due to the current pandemic we anticipate that our programme will be partly online and partly in person. It may not be possible to confirm in person talks until much nearer the time. We will add events below as they are confirmed.

9 September 2021An event for our members – Afternoon Tea – Italian Style! Bookings are now closed.
16 September 2021In Conversation – with Chiara Messineo. We talk online with Italian film Director/Producer Chiara Messineo.
30 September 2021In celebration of Dante 700: Staging Hell: Dante’s Inferno in Performance by Prof Nick Havely.
5 October 2021The Wines of Northern Italy – an online wine tasting. Explore the wines of Piedmont and the Veneto with Carol Brown.
28 October 2021In Conversation – with Stefano Benazzo. We talk online talk with former Italian Ambassador, sculptor, photographer and model maker Stefano Benazzo.
18 November 2021Art & Identity: Textiles and Trade in Trecento Siena. An online talk by Jill Harrison.
25 November 2021All’Inferno ci si va con un amico Il Prof. Domenico Palumbo ci parlerà, in italiano, dell’Inferno di Dante.
2 December 2021In Conversation – with Mary Contini. We talk online with the author and Director of Edinburgh’s favourite Italian food shop and Caffe Bar.
4 December 2021Christmas Lunch for our Members at Da Vinci Ristorante Italiano in Aberdeen. SOLD OUT!
20 January 2022From Balcone to Biglietto. An online talk by Rosamund Bartlett exploring the important Italian influences on the music and architecture of St Petersburg.
27 January 2022Looking After Venice. Jane da Mosto, environmental scientist and co-founder of We are here Venice talks to us about the future of the city and lagoon.
10 February 2022RisorgimentoHeroes and Villains. Our Vice President Gavin Bell will present an illustrated talk about Il Risorgimento. Note that this was planned to be a live talk but will now take place on Zoom.
10 March 2022Diana Norman will talk to us, at Rubislaw Church Centre in Aberdeen, about Art, diplomacy, and dynastic politics in early fourteenth-century Italy: Siena and the Angevin royal family of Naples. Details to follow.
24 March 2022In Conversation – with Barbara Gorgoni. Details to follow.
..more events come, watch this space!