Cultural Event April 2018
At 10am, on a sunny Saturday in April, a group of British Expat members and their friends eagerly waited outside the archeological site of Ostia Antica for their guide Ferruccio Trabalzi. Ferruccio is a professor of Sociology and Anthropology at The American University of Rome. His area of interest is Roman urban spaces and how they relate to identity and culture. His wealth of knowledge on the Ostia site and its importance as a commercial and trading hub for the Romans, delighted members. Not only did he give the group insights into the organization and structure of Roman towns and how Roman life unfolded, he also gave details on how the site was rediscovered and embellished to become one of the best examples of urban ancient Rome, available today.
The visit included stops to the Baths of Neptune, the Theatre of Ostia and the Forum of the Corporations.
At 2pm members thanked Ferruccio for his delightful tour and walked away from the quiet and peaceful site of Ostia Antica, heading towards the hustle and bustle of everyday life in Rome.
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.
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