16-Mar-11 14:23. By Giulia Lombardo | Comments (4)

The Anglo-Italian Community of Bedford

Bedford’s Italian community represents the largest concentration of Italian families in the UK: 14,000 people from a total population of around 100,000. According to a 2001 census almost 30% of the town’s population are of at least partial Italian descent. The community is extremely lively and every year celebrates its Italian origin with the “Italian Festival”, a colourful not to be missed event for all the Anglo-Italians.


04-Mar-11 17:06. By Antonette (Netta) Canini | Comments (4)

Giuseppe Canini - From The Ciocaria to London

The journey of an itinerant musician, Giuseppe Nicola Canini and his wife Maria Rosa Cirefice in the 19th century from the Ciocaria to London


10-Feb-11 16:26. By Giulio Sica | Comments (1)

St Peter's Italian club's 50th anniversary party

St Peter's Italian Club celebrated it's golden jubilee on Saturday, 22 January 2011, with a dinner attended by 600 members and former members, at the Royal National hotel in Russell Square. It has been 50 years since Vic Heissl and a group of Italians and Anglo-Italians, converted church rooms and assembled a youth club where Italians and friends of Italians could meet as a community.


21-Jan-11 17:34. By | Comments (0)


Catania stages an annual St Agatha festival on the 5th February.Agatha is the patron saint of singletons


08-Nov-10 21:10. By | Comments (0)

Ghouls galore at AC Finchley Social and Fundraising event

Villa Scalabrini at Shenley was transformed for the night from a peaceful home for the aged to a spook-takular setting for AC Finchley’s Halloween Fundraising Event.


20-Oct-10 09:32. By John Belli | Comments (0)

A Very Special Week End

This year a current Emigrante XI selection flew back to fantastic hospitality arranged by Sig. Giovanni Viazzani and the mayor of Bardi Sig. Giuseppe Conti and also Sig.Francesco Platoni, President of The Association Pellegrinesi London. The players this time were accompanied by parents, wags and friends who were the catalyst to create a festival atmosphere throughout the short but memorable stay for the team.


21-Jul-10 10:53. By | Comments (0)

The Italian procession and SAGRA 2010

A sunny July 18th saw thousands line the streets around St Peters for the annual procession and Sagra.


12-Jul-10 16:01. By Editor | Comments (6)

Arandora Star Tragedy - 2010 the 70th Anniversary

Feature remembering and commemorating the anniversary of the tragedy involving the Arandora Star on 1st July 1940. Covering both the policital and the social background to what happened and why. With pictures from Maria Serena Balestracci's book.


12-Jul-10 15:45. By | Comments (2)

The Life and Times of London Italians - Teresa Fiori Chapman MBE OBE

From Buenos Aires to Buckingham Palace for tenacious Terry

In the first of a series of articles celebrating the lives of London Italians, the spotlight falls on Teresa (Terry) Fiori Chapman, who was bestowed with the honours of MBE in 1980 and OBE in 2005 in recognition of her service to the Argentine


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