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Scampagnata 2017
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Scampagnata 2017

Save the date; this year’s Scampagnata has been announced! 2017 will see the usual fun and games… Children’s games Tug-o-war Bocce Raffle prizes Location: St.Michael’s Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, NP7 5UD Date: Sunday June 18 2017 Gates open: 10:00 Mass: 11:00 Bocce: 13:45 to 14:00 ’til late Price: £5 per person (free for under 12’s) Update: Get updates via the Facebook event Everyone welcome; no need to have attended an AVC event in the past.

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17 Oct 2016
Pranzo Natalizio 2016
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Pranzo Natalizio 2016

The second annual Pranzo Natalizio is coming, our Christmas meal is now earlier in the day so our very young members can attend with their families. The usual events can be expected – great food, entertainment and company. This year we also have a very special guest – Babbo Natale will be making an appearance and he promises to come with a sack full of presents for the children!

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15 Oct 2016
40th Anniversary Gala Dinner
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40th Anniversary Gala Dinner

40 Years to Remember We are proud to have reached our 40th year, and we would like you to join us on 21st January 2017, at Mecure Cardiff Holland House Hotel and Spa, as we celebrate in style at our Gala Dinner.

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12 Jun 2016
Scampagnata 2016
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Scampagnata 2016

Last years Scampagnata was a fantastic success, and we’re really looking forward to having an even better day this year! 2016 will see the usual fun and games… Children’s games Tug-o-war Bocce (can Rob Jordan and Christian Servini keep hold of the trophy this year?) Raffle prizes Location: St.Michael’s Centre, Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, NP7 5UD Date: Sunday June 19 2016 Gates open: 10:00 Mass: 11:00 Bocce: 13:45 to 14:00 ’til late Price: £5 per person (free for under 12’s) Update: Get updates via the Facebook event Everyone welcome; no need to have attended an AVC event in the past.

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25 Apr 2016
Briscola Evening – Gara di Briscola 2016
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Briscola Evening – Gara di Briscola 2016

GARA DI BRISCOLA 2016 This year’s Briscola Tournament will be played on SUNDAY 3rd APRIL at ALL HALLOW’S CHURCH HALL, School Road, Miskin, Pontyclun, CF72 8PG Doors open at 6pm so please be on time and tell as many people as possible.

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24 Feb 2016
Pranzo Natalizio 2015
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Pranzo Natalizio 2015

The annual Christmas Cena has had a little bit of a facelift… Now know as Pranzo Natalizio, our Christmas meal will be earlier in the day so our very young members can attend with their families. The usual events can be expected – great food, entertainment and company.

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28 Oct 2015
Obituary – Colin Hughes
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Obituary – Colin Hughes

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Colin Hughes. Colin, who died peacefully at home on August 27th aged 87, was a former scientist, senior civil servant and author. Colin’s writings includ: A study of the life and work of Welsh artist and war poet David Jones Mametz Wood – Lloyd George’s Welsh Army at the Battle of the Somme – a study of the Welsh during WWI.

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09 Sep 2015
Suor Maria Celestina – 100 years of age!
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Suor Maria Celestina – 100 years of age!

Suor Maria Celestina, born in Bardi on the 9th July, 1915, celebrated her 100th birthday recently. When Maria’s family left Bardi and moved to Caerau, Maesteg, South Wales, she remained in Bardi in order to help care for her grandmother who was terminally ill.

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01 Sep 2015
Scampagnata 2015
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Scampagnata 2015

This years Scampagnata was a resounding success; the turnout was fantastic and it was great to see so many new faces. We would like to thank everyone who came – without your attendance the Scampagnata wouldn’t be the brilliant day that it is.

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21 Jun 2015
The Wines of Northern Italy – A Tasting Evening
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The Wines of Northern Italy – A Tasting Evening

The Event Gianluigi Fecci, Paolo Balestrazzi and Rob Basini pulled out all the stops for the latest Amici Val Ceno Galles event. With the help of Amanda from BayTree Wine Company, the new committee members organised a fantastic, sell out wine tasting evening at Cardiff’s Cameo Club.

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05 Jun 2015
Walter Belli – Forza Walter
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Walter Belli – Forza Walter

In October 2014, Walter Belli suffered a serious biking accident in Austria, leaving him paralysed from the neck down. He is currently undergoing an intensive rehabilitation and treatment programme in Imola (Italy) and requires 24-7 care, as well as specialist equipment such as an assisted bed, bed lift and wheelchair.

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12 Apr 2015
Gerard Opel on Rai News
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Gerard Opel on Rai News

Gerard Opel travelled to Rome earlier this month for the final Welsh and Italian match of the Six Nations 2015. Taking place on 21st March at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico, Wales went on to beat Italy 20-61. (Bad luck Italy, but a much needed big win for Wales) Before the match Gerard did a spot of reporting for Rai News…

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29 Mar 2015
Sunday Lunch
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Sunday Lunch

Good food, Italian music, bar, come and see!!! Don’t miss out – come, enjoy and learn about other events in the pipeline. All are welcome to this regular event, we look forward to your company; tell your friends in case we missed someone!

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23 Mar 2015
The Welsh Italians – BBC Wales
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The Welsh Italians – BBC Wales

Welsh-Italian Michela Chiappa presents a two part documentary for BBC Wales. Follow Michela as she delves into the Welsh-Italian community and shares how we maintain our Italian roots while living in Wales. Keep your eye out for familiar places and faces!

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22 Mar 2015
Briscola Evening – Gara di Briscola 2015
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Briscola Evening – Gara di Briscola 2015

GARA DI BRISCOLA 2015 This year’s Briscola Tournament will be played on SUNDAY 1st MARCH at ALL HALLOW’S CHURCH HALL, School Road, Miskin, Pontyclun, CF72 8PG Doors open at 6pm so please be on time and tell as many people as possible.

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13 Feb 2015
26 Years of AVC Dontations
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26 Years of AVC Dontations

The AVC do not just organise events for the Welsh Italian community, we also strive to help worthy charities. We recently came across a list of who has received contributions from us over the past 26 years. Thank you to all who come to our events to make these donations possible.

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18 Jan 2015
Bardi Castle Printed Canvas by Mark Baylis
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Bardi Castle Printed Canvas by Mark Baylis

This is your chance to buy a beautiful canvas print of Bardi castle set in a handmade solid American white oak frame. Two sizes available: Canvas size: 900mm x 300mm Including mount and frame: 1,100mm x 500mm Price: £150 Canvas size: 1,200mm x 400mm Including mount and frame: 1,400mm x 600mm Price: £175 If you would like to purchase this Bardi castle canvas print by Mark Baylis please contact markbaylis@sky.com.

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20 Nov 2014
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