Programme of Events 2024/2025


Unless otherwise indicated in the programme, meetings will be held at 7.30pm in:

The Assembly Room
Council House
North Street
Chichester PO19 1LQ


Monday September 9

‘In the steps of Piero della Francesco – An exploration of his life and painting’.
An illustrated talk by Brenda Gay.

‘An Apennine Adventure’ – Owning a house in Italy.
An illustrated talk by Andrew and Julie Wyatt.

Thursday October 24

‘Verdi in Verona’.
An illustrated talk by Canon David Nason.

Thursday November 14

‘Rooms and Views: Filming in Florence with Merchant Ivory’.
An illustrated talk by Sarah Quill.

Tuesday December 17

Christmas special. ‘Commedia dell’arte’: the magic of improvised Italian theatre.
An illustrated talk by Bertie Pearce.


Thursday January 16 – ZOOM meeting

‘The Beautiful Race – The Story of the Giro d’Italia’.
An illustrated talk by Colin O’Brien.

Monday February 24

Social evening with music.
Jon Grave and students from Chichester University Songs from their Italian repertoire performed at the Ravenna Music Festival 2024.

Thursday March 20

‘The history of the Medici: bankrolling the Renaissance’.
An illustrated talk by Douglas Skeggs.

Thursday April 10

‘The violins of Antonio Stradivari’.
An illustrated talk by Peter Turner.

Thursday May 22

‘Leonardo da Vinci – a curious man’.
An illustrated talk by Craig Gershater.

Tuesday June 17

‘An illustrated talk on Italian films’.
At Chichester Cinema, New Park.

September AGM Date to be confirmed.


Hon President:  The Right Worshipful The Mayor of Chichester
Chairman:  Jacky Storey.
Hon Secretary:  Lynda Murray.