Ringwood Anglo-Italian Society
The Society was formed by a group of people with a love of 'things Italian' in 1983 as an Italian language class. Social evenings were organised and after several years the classes died out but the social side flourished. We now meet monthly for talks, usually illustrated and always in English, on a variety of Italian topics. However, our Italian speaking members are always happy to help anyone wishing to speak the language.
We are a friendly group so if you are interested in art, cuisine, music, architecture, history or have enjoyed and Italian holiday come along to one of our meetings. No knowledge of Italy or the language is necessary and our meetings always end with a glass of wine.
Meetings are on the first Monday evening of the month in the Ann Rose Hall, Greyfriars Community Centre, Ringwood
'Hybrid' Zoom/Physical Programme 2021/22
Oct 4 - Commedia d'arte and Carnivale ~ Giovanni Pietrangelo
Zeffirelli called St Frances 'God’s Jester' so it is appropriate to look at these characters today, St Frances’ Day.
Nov 1 - Corsica ~ Mike Read
Corsica has historical ties to Italy and retains many Italian elements.
Dec 6 ** - AGM & Festa di Natale ~ Christmas Party
Jan 10 * - Lucchese Villas ~ Hazel Dinelli
A look at some of the many summer villas built around Lucca by rich silk merchants.
Feb 7 - Mussolini's Dream of Rome ~ Jeremy Paterson
We are delighted to welcome Jeremy Paterson who lectured for 40 years on Ancient History at Newcastle University.
Mar 7 - The Royal Palace, Caserta ~ Chris & Tony Pond
A visit to the beautiful Baroque Royal estate north of Naples.
Apr 4** - Festa di Primavera ~ Spring Party
May 9* - Ravenna ~ Terry Turner
Ravenna’s amazing mosaics make this one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.
June 6 - Women Pioneers of Italy ~ Manuela Zucchi
Another woman who made a difference to life in Italy
* One week later than normal due to Bank Holidays
** The Feste evenings will be subject to COVID regulations at the time of each Festa.
Meetings are online using zoom 7.30 p.m. on the first Monday of the month.
A link will be sent the day before the presentation. Membership costs just £12 per year.
Visitors are welcome but will need to contact Terry Turner (email@example.com) or fill in the SUBSCRIBE form on this page
Secretary - Hazel Dinelli
Chairman - Terry Turner
Telephone: 01425 652691
Greyfriars Community Centre
Telephone 01425 472613
How to find us
Ringwood and District Community Association
44 Christchurch Road