Please find attached our December newsletter and a special edition about the new logo event!
Wishing you all a fantastic 2017.
Margarida Seruya Santos
A party of thirty IWP members & associates gathered outside the Hindu temple on a bright morning in December, eagerly awaiting their visit to the premises which would be followed by a delicious vegetarian meal. Organized by the Events Team of Katherine, Amy & Nijka, we enjoyed a fascinating tour.
Please find attached the last issue of our newsletter, about our month of November.
Two important things:
- Our new logo launch venue on the 13th Dec at 7pm in no Lg São Mamede, nr7, Lisbon.
- Darte x-mas postcards available in 10 Prio petrol stations in Lisbon and Oporto!
Looking forward to meeting you on the 13th!
Wishing you a good month,
Margarida Seruya Santos
Tlm: (+351) 912734559
A total of twenty-five members and associate members were intrigued by stories of the royals while being led through the beautiful family and state rooms of Ajuda Palace by our wonderful guide IWP member and former docent at the palace, Margot Walker.
Cascais Cultural Center Auditorium was the place to have been on Friday, 25 November, 3:00pm, to see the beautiful presentation by Margarida Ramalho, historian, along with the architect of the project, Luisa Pacheco Marques, of the future Museum Vilar Formosa "Frontier of Peace Memorial of Refugees" devoted to those that crossed Portugal during World War II.
Have you ever considered what life in Lisbon was like during the years of World War II? Given Portugal’s neutrality and Salazar’s dictatorship then, the period presents significant intrigue generated by representatives of the two sides in the conflict.
A downpour at 8.30 am on Saturday 5th Nov witnessed an unusually large crowd at the bus shelter by Praça de Touros in Cascais. However, instead of the local Scotturb service, the transport awaited was a private coach destined for an IWP trip to Mafra. Six passengers arrived on board from Lisbon, with a total of thirty-five members, associates and guests departing Cascais by 9 am.
This was the fourth Symposium organised by the Friends of the British Cemetery and for the second time it was held in the Bull Hotel, at Long Melford in Suffolk. 31 people attended. This was rather fewer than last year, but did mean the conference room was not so crowded and stuffy.
On 19th October, International Women in Portugal held a coffee morning in support of Associaçâo Portuguesa de Apoio a Mulher com Cancro da Mama.
On Friday, 23rd September the BHS had a guided visit to the ‘Bairro de Madragoa’ Quarter of Lisbon.