Tuscany – Anglo – Italian Club Viareggio

by Samuele Sodini

Caffè Margherita - Viareggio

Caffè Margherita - Viareggio

The new programme of the Anglo-Italian Club Viareggio will start in october and end in May 2010 following the academic year with a series of meeting, lectures and performances covering a wide range of topics wich can interest English-speaking people of any age.
The Anglo-Italian Club was fonde in 1959 by the former vice-president of the British Institute of Florence together with a few teachers and other people keen on the english language in Viareggio. Its activities have been going on for 50 years and its present day secretaary and main organizer Lucia Lucchesi was awarded and Honorary MBE by the Queen in 2004 because of her achievements in running the association for about 30 years.
The purpose of the association is to give people the opportunità to listen to and speak english in a social context and is therefore not a school of english but a totally no profit organization.
The lecturers are mostly native speakers of english specialized in a variety of subjects that cover a large range of interests.
All meetings take place on saturday afternoons usually at the Oratorio of San Paolino on the corner of Via XX Settembre and via San’t Andrea (Piazza Piave) right in the centre of Viareggio near the coach and the train stations. People who are interested can enrol during the meetings or during the first social gathering at Cafè Carmencita in Piazza Mazzini on October 3 when members will meet to socialize and have a drink togheter.
The first part of the programme for the period october-december 2009 will be issued in september, and will be featured in the october issue of Grapevine.

For information call +30 0584 962275 or look for  the program on the Tourist Board site: APT Versilia

PROGRAMME:

Saturday 4 october, 4.00 pm:
c/o Carmencita  Cafe’ – Piazza Mazzini, 29-30, Viareggio.
PRACTICE  MAKES  PERFECT  1.

Saturday 11 october 4.15 pm: (Sala delle Colonne – Palazzo Paolina, Via Machiavelli 2, Viareggio)

Ian Edwards and Jennifer Rice:
THE  GOLDEN  AGE  OF  POPULAR  SONG
The story  of  Tin  Pan  Alley  1886-1956

( A Programme of Words & Music)

Saturday 25 october, 4.15 pm: (Oratorio)
Sinclair  De Courcy  Williams:
SOME  IRISH  ECCENTRICS

Saturday 8 november,4.15 pm: (Oratorio)
Anthony  M.  Kirk:
ENGLISH:  PAST,  PRESENT,  FUTURE

Sabato 22 novembre, ore 16,15: (Oratorio)
John  Denton:
(Università  di  Firenze)
FROM  THE  NANNY TO  LA TATA. THE  ITALIANIZATION  OF  AN  AMERICAN SIT.  COM.

Saturday 13 december, 4.00 pm:
c/o Carmencita  Cafe’ – Piazza Mazzini, 29-30, Viareggio.
PRACTICE  MAKES  PERFECT  2.

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