The stage at Palazzo Corsini

A New Generation for every Generation

… and announcing AHA’s new Musical Scholarship. It was a play about a film about a play.  Who could imagine a more delicious cultural sandwich?  And so it was at the New Generation Festival we watched Henry V*, set to the music of Sir...



Trying not to be in touch

“Dad, what’s that music you played me; old music, something demonic and James Bond. I want to play it to Marie (one of AHA’s tutors)”. My heart leapt. It is Bosch Butt Music and the score appears on the bare bottom of a figure...


The boot is on the other foot

Driving to Stansted trying to reassure them that all would be well, or more likely myself, by running through some basic Italian vocab, it dawned on me that the boot is now on the other foot. After thirty years of running AHA’s exceptional courses in...


Getting creative with AHA

We’re great believers in creativity and we have always encouraged it as we travel.  This year we introduced an (optional) personal creative project for students on our gap year courses. Sara Lucas, a fantastic poet from our Early Summer course, used this opportunity to...