A.G.M. – Wednesday 20th June 2018

Friends of Ravenna
Annual General Meeting

The AGM took place at 11.30am on Wednesday 20th June in the Old Court Room, Council House, North Street, Chichester.  At the meeting the Committee was elected. (Please see  ‘About Us’ for the Committee members). This was followed by lunch at ASK Italian which was attended by a large group of members.

Following  a short Committee meeting after the AGM Mrs Elizabeth Turner was elected Chairman.

Programme 2017 – 2018



Wednesday 13 September 
The Making of a Modern Mosaic: an illustrated talk by Barbara Shepherd
Dolomites – Mountains of Character: an illustrated talk by Mike Evans
Montalbano’s Sicily: an illustrated talk by Howard Bottomley

October 19 – 23 2017
Visit of the Amici di Chichester

Friday 20 October 
Annual Dinner with the Ravennati: Vicars’ Hall

Thursday 9 November 
Ravennatus and Noviomagus – a Godly symmetry: an illustrated talk by Nicholas Frayling

Monday 11 December 
A Musical Evening: performance by students from the University of Chichester


Tuesday 16 January 
La terra di vino e cibi: an illustrated talk by Alessandro di Carluccio’s

Tuesday 13 February 
Renaissance Italy: The Birth of Naturalism in Art: an illustrated talk by Frank Ferrie

Tuesday 13 March
Early Italian Music: an illustrated talk by a member of the University of Chichester

Opera Visit
Thursday March 22
Visit to Welsh National Opera performance of ‘Tosca’ by Puccini at the Mayflower Theatre Southampton

Wednesday 18 April 
In the Folds of the Apennines: an illustrated talk by Angela Petch

Wednesday 9 May 
Vineyards and wines of Italy: an illustrated talk by Fab de Liberali

Wednesday 20  June AGM followed by talk

Richard Whincop in Calabria

Richard Whincop’s adventures in Italy

In his talk to Friends of Ravenna in March Richard described how he painted a series of five murals in Cosenza in Calabria. These are now displayed on the walls of the old centre as part of the Museo Storico all’Aperto.  If you go to his website here  you can see his paintings of the Normans in Cosenza.  Four other European artists took part in the project and you can see their contributions in website here   An article on Richard’s talk will be available in the next edition of  Gemelli.

Friends Annual Dinner – 2017

Friends Annual Dinner

Advance Notice

We are pleased to tell you that a date and venue have now been fixed for our 2017 Annual Dinner. It will be held at Chichester College on Friday 18 May at 6.15pm for 6.45pm in the new 64 Restaurant & Bar.  This is situated on the ground floor of B block, along the main corridor of the Chichester campus. Please put this date in your diary!

The menu, consisting of three courses, will be sent to you nearer the time of the dinner.  If you are without transport please let us know, so that we can arrange a lift to and from the College.

All members who receive emails about our events will receive the Menu and a booking form which will be sent on 11 April. Please note that the closing date for booking will be 4th May 2017.