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Scampagnata 2015 Events / Galleries

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.


The Wines of Northern Italy – A Tasting Evening Events / Galleries

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.


Walter Belli – Forza Walter Charity

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.


Gerard Opel on Rai News Television

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…


Sunday Lunch Events

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!


The Welsh Italians – BBC Wales Television

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!


Briscola Evening – Gara di Briscola 2015 Events

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.


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.


Bardi Castle Printed Canvas by Mark Baylis Shop

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.


Christmas Cena 2014 Events

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



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