Diary of Events

Wed 27 November 2019
His Greatest Workshop in Florence
Lectrure by Rosa Maria Letts
Lunch at 1 pm: Restaurant, ground floor, 55 Exhibition Rd, SW7 2PN
Lecture at 2 pm: 2nd floor, 55 Exhibition Rd, SW7 2PN
Dwelling on these works: “The Virgin of the Rocks Altarpiece”, Milan 1489/91; “the Virgin and St Anne, Cartoon” and “the Monna Lisa”, Florence 1501/2, we will discuss the most creative years of Leonardo. The small exhibition on Leonardo at the National Gallery from 9 November “Experience a Masterpiece” which applies to “the Virgin of the Rocks” will be considered. This talk will be an interesting and intriguing discussion in which I hope you will participate.
Cost:    Lecture: £15        Lunch for Members & Friends £15; for others: £20

December 2019

Sun 26 January 2020 at 5 pm
55 Exhibition Road, London SW7 2PN
PART I                    
Andrei Anghel (piano)
​Liszt - Transcendental Étude 10 Chopin - Ballade no.1
Bach - Prelude & Fugue in B flat minor
INTERVAL (with light refreshments)
PART II                 
Peter Fisher (violin) & Gabriella Dall’Olio (harp)
Bach-Gounod - Ave Maria
Donizetti - Andantino e Allegro Brillante
Paganini - Caprice no. 24 for solo violin Op.1
Spohr - Sonata in C minor
Saint-Saëns - Fantaisie Op.124
G. Caramiello - Rimembranze del Vesuvio for solo harp Puccini - Un Bel di Vedremo
Puccini - Musetta’s
Vittorio Monti - Waltz Czardas
Cost: £25 | £20 for Members of Accademia | £10 for full time students and all those aged 18 and less
We are taking bookings now, so if you plan to come please book as this helps us to forecast numbers.

February 2020
2nd floor, 55 Exhibition Road, London SW7 2PN
(speaker to be announced)
Raffaello Sanzio (1483 – 6 April1520, Rome)

26 - 31 March 2020 
Commemorating the Artist's Death on 19 March 1520


This tour has attracted a lot of interest as we have promoted it widely. We have an option on 10 rooms until 30 November 2019, so if you want to join the tour book before this date.

More information and Itinerary HERE

Sat 9 May 2020 at 10am
Visiting the British Renaissance in Hampton Court Palace
We will pay particular attention to the Work of Christopher Wren in the newly built Royal Stuart Palace (1587 - 1604) and his attention to the Renaissance Treasures like the Mantegna Cartoons; the Italian Verrio, inherited from the Tudor Court; the master craftsmen like Grinley Gibbons, the Head Gardner, later continued by Capability Brown; the great Iron specialist Master Jean Tijou. The tradition of hiring foreign masters was started by the humanist Cardinal Wolsey who employed Italian Sculptors and Painters like Orazio Gentileschi and his daughter Artemisia. It seems that Giambattista Penni briefly came to London to work at Hampton Court after the Sack of Rome before settling in France. Their work and the way it fitted with Christopher Wren’s grand Renaissance/Baroque style and design will be identified and discussed in front of their works.
Cost:     £39 to include the 3-hour visit and lunch at the Mute Swan.
Tickets to Hampton Court are not included because their cost varies from ‘free’ for members of the Royal Palaces to £21.30 for adults with various concessions.
Meeting place - the ticket office at Hampton Court at 10am
Lunch at 1.30pm - The Mute Swan Pub opposite the entrance gates to Hampton Court.

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