Programme Summary for 2016/2017

The committee has arranged the following topics and talks for the new Association year beginning in September 2016. The full details of each event will be published as they become current.

Meanwhile, here is a summary to whet your appetite!

Thursday September 22nd 2016 – Venue : The Assembly Room
Three short illustrated presentations to be given by members
Mike Bonser – Puglia – a lesser known part of Italy
Howard Bottomley – Treasures of Umbria
Peter Sclaverano – Re-living some of his wartime experiences in the R A F

Tuesday October 18th 2016 – Venue : The Assembly Room
A talk by Bob France, from Uppark House, on Pompeo Batoni , an 18th century Italian Portrait Painter

Wednesday November 2nd 2016 – A visit to the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton for a performance of Verdi’s “Macbeth” by Welsh National Opera

Thursday November 17th 2016 – Venue : The Assembly Room
A talk by Sian Walters entitled “Canaletto in England”

Monday December 5th 2016 – Venue : The Assembly Room
A talk by Peter Medhurst entitled ” The Musical World of Venice”

Wednesday January 18th 2017 – Venue : The Assembly Room
“Urbino, the one-eyed Duke’s Renaissance”- a talk by Christopher Herbert

Wednesday February 15th 2017 – Venue : The Assembly Room
“The Della Robbia Family – Sculptors and Potters of Renaissance Italy”- a presentation by Anne Haworth

Tuesday March 14th 2017 – Venue : The Assembly Room
An artist from Lavant, Richard Whincop, talking about painting in Calabria

Tuesday April 25th 2017 – “Visions of Venice”- an illustrated talk on photography and film by Sarah Quill

May 2017 – (Date T.B.A.) – usually reserved for the Annual Dinner, to be arranged nearer the time

Wednesday June 14th 2017 –  The Annual General Meeting, to be followed by a talk