An Evening of English Song

 

On November 23rd many association members participated at "An Evening of English Song" concert held at Villa Wolkonsky performed by students of the Royal Academy of Music. The evening began with a welcome speech by Ambassador Jill Morris and special guest from the UK Minister of Culture, Media and Sport Karen Bradley. 

A truly unusual event with a rich programme of pieces by John Dowland, Benjamin Britten, Thomas Campion and Henry Purcell, culminating with an outstanding performance of Brittens Cantile II: Abraham and Isaac. 

Remembrance Day 2017

Remembrance Day Memorial 2017

On Friday November 10th, Association Members, along with Commonwealth Embassies and their representatives, attended the yearly memorial for WW1 heros at the Commonwealth Cemetary in Rome. After a wet start to the day, the ceremony was embraced by poems and prayers read out by different participants including the children of St. Georges British School.

Pictured below are Amb. Jill Morris representing the British Embassy and Rosa Fusco vicepresident of the Association of British Expats in Italy, laying wreaths to honour the soldiers.

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Tour September 2017

On the sunny morning of September 9th, association members were taken back in time as they strolled along the streets of the ex-Jewish Ghetto. Lead by Ferro Trabalzi, an Urban Sociologist and Professor at the American University of Rome, members were given an insight into life at the Ghetto, the hardship that often prevailed and how the Jews responded by their strong sense of community.

The tour continued to the Roman theatre, Teatro Marcello, where Prof. Trabalzi enlightened members on the fascist influence in restoring and preserving many of the Roman monuments that we see today. In his talk he highlighted the need to understand these buildings not only within their original Roman context but also how subsequent generations reworked Roman heritage. 

Recent Events

Below is a list of our recent events:

Remembrance Day: November 10

Pub Quiz: October 30

Bonfire Night: November 4

Coffee Morning: October 14

Cultural Event - Walking tour of Ghetto: September 9

Film Evening: July 7

Money Matters: May 5

Cultural Event - Palazzo Doria Pamphili: April 8

Cultural Event - Santa Cecilia in Trastevere: February 24

Book Clubs: Held monthly

Social Aperitifs: Held monthly

Full list of events 2016/2017

 

Contact info

Association of British Ex-Pats in Italy

Via Campo Marzio 69
Rome 00186

email: britishexpatsinitaly@gmail.com