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26 Years of AVC Dontations Articles / Charity / Updates

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.


Carini Jewellery Launches Articles

CariniOnline.co.uk has recently launched online! Carini jewellery‘s aim is to provide fun, quirky women’s fashion jewellery, accessories and gifts. Although primarily online you can occasionally find Carini at local markets and small shops in the Welsh valleys – not to mention they’re now lucky enough to be stocked at Magnolia Florist & Gifts in Bardi, Italy!


Articles / Events

UPDATE Our Pasta Night at the Maes Manor Hotel was again a successful evenong with Music and MC by Tony Kingsbury. Raffle Prizes included cloth and table settings woven in Ethiopia especially for this event. A new feature was a sing-along to the Valtaro Chorus Musette.


Briscola Evening – RESULTS Articles / Events

UPDATE – RESULTS At the recent Welsh Briscola Tournament held at Miskin RC Church Hall, players and observers enjoyed a successful social evening, with surprising results! After a few hours play we arrived at the Semi Finals where Mike Romanello and Giovanni Arianna were beaten by Pino Boggiani and Remo Fecci.


Luisa's Toats to Cafe Customers Articles / Community

Article originally by Dave Edwards (walesonline.co.uk) Dispite being 91 years old, Italian-born Luisa Carpanini loves nothing more than sitting in her cafe chatting to customers. Luisa, who was born in Bardi, opened the Cardiff Arms Cafe, Bute Street, with her husband Ernesto in 1947.


Articles / Events / Galleries

By Dino Carpanini Location: Belmont Abbey, Hereford, England. Who said the Sun always shines on the righteous, as a grey morning greeted the early morning arrivals at Abbey of the committee members of the Amici Val Ceno for the annual Scampanagta.


Nelle vallate dove il Galles parla bardigiano Articles / Community

Feature in Gazzetta di Parma EREDITA’ PRESENZA CHE DURA DA PIU’ DI UN SECOLO Fu qui che i valcenesi aprirono i «cafes» per ristorare i lavoratori delle miniere Luca Dombrè II «Grazie a Dio per gli italiani! Il Galles non sarebbe lo stesso senza di loro».


Qui il rugby incarna secoli di storia Articles

Feature in Gazzetta di Parma Tifo e orgoglio.Il fascino del Sei Nazioni Da circa un anno, l’Italia sta vedendo crescere esponenzialmente l’interesse per il rugby. I Mondiali del 2007, ma soprattutto il fascino del Sei Nazioni hanno creato un’attenzione di massa per la palla ovale che c’è da sperare non si esaurisca, come da abitudine nostrana, nella solita infatuazione destinata ad un rapido oblio.



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