the British Community Council, Lisbon

The British Community Council, Lisbon

Umbrella entity for organisations
with links to the British Community
in and around Lisbon


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Riding for the Disabled second Open Day

(Posted: 2016-08-05 | Organization: Riding for the Disabled, Cascais | Category: Member Reports)

On 25th June, Riding for the Disabled in Cascais held its second Open Day and was pleased to welcome 30 riders, their families and friends for a morning of fun and games followed by refreshments. Many parents do not often have the opportunity of seeing their children actually sitting on a horse and this was a source of admiration and pride for many. They were also able to chat to RDA volunteers, staff and board members, receive feed back and discuss specific difficulties and also to mingle with other parents, families and friends.

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IWP dolphin-watching trip

(Posted: 2016-07-27 | Organization: International Women in Portugal | Category: Member Reports)

On 16th July, twenty-six IWP members, associates and two grandsons enjoyed a spectacular dolphin-watching trip, passing through the Sado Estuary and out into the Atlantic Ocean. The majority of the party having departed Cascais by coach mid-morning, we split into groups for our lunch stop upon arrival in Sétubal. Some opted for a brief wander around Livramento indoor market before eating then we all boarded the catamaran Vertigem Azul at the nearby dock.

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Darte News School Year 2016

(Posted: 2016-07-26 | Organization: Projecto Darte | Category: Member Reports)

Please find attached the last newsletter of this school year, another fantastic year for Projecto Darte!

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BHS Guided visit to the Portuguese Air Force Museum

(Posted: 2016-07-24 | Organization: The British Historical Society of Portugal | Category: Member Reports)

On Saturday, 16th July the BHS had a guided visit to the Portuguese Air Force Museum at Air Force Base 1, Granja do Marqûes, Sintra followed by the annual picnic hosted by our Chairman and his wife, Clive and Emma Gilbert at their home in Colares, Sintra.

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Darte News Month by Month - June 2016

(Posted: 2016-07-10 | Organization: Projecto Darte | Category: Member Reports)

Please find attached our June newsletter.

This month we highlight:

  • The sponsor of Fundação Galp Energia, for the 2nd year!
  • We need help in finding: a new place, a laptop and a photography studio for one session.

Thank you so much for reading us each month!

Best regards,
Margarida Seruya.

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THE BRITISH CEMETERY, ELVAS MAJOR WILLIAM NICHOLAS BULL AND MRS CAROLINE BULL

(Posted: 2016-06-22 | Organization: Friends of the British Cemetery [FBC] | Category: Member Reports)

For many years we have known that Major Bull did not serve in the British Army, but did serve in the Portuguese army on the side of the Liberals during the Civil War that lasted from 1828 to 1834. We know he resigned and later asked to be reinstated and that he retired to Monforte, where he died on 14 th February 1850.

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FRIENDS OF THE BRITISH CEMETARY, ELVAS 14 MAY 2016 COMMEMORATION CEREMONY

(Posted: 2016-06-22 | Organization: Friends of the British Cemetery [FBC] | Category: Member Reports)

Major Nick Hallidie welcomed all attending this Ceremony and directed his remarks as follows:

“Your Excellency, Sr Presidente da Camara Municipal de Elvas, Ladies and gentlemen, Senhores e Senhoras, distinguished guests – Welcome!

As you all know, old soldiers never die – they simply fade away – and so I am grateful to Stewart Streeting, who is known to many of you, for bearing some of the brunt for me in recent years.”

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BREAKING NEWS: Eviction process for The Lisbon Players to leave Estrela Hall

(Posted: 2016-06-15 | Organization: The Lisbon Players | Category: Member Reports)

JUNE 2016: News from The Lisbon Players.

The British Ambassador has issued a notification through a Lisbon court asking for Estrela Hall to be vacated by The Lisbon Players.

This is a necessary step in an eviction process.

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Darte News Month by Month - May 2016

(Posted: 2016-06-04 | Organization: Projecto Darte | Category: Member Reports)

Please find attached our May newsletter, filled with good news.

This month we would like to highlight the sponsor of the Mediterranean Shipping Company to Projecto Darte, that represents a great endorsement of our work.

We are still looking for a new place for Projecto Darte´s office in Lisbon, so please do let us know if you know of any opportunity.

Wishing you all a great month,
Margarida Seruya
 

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Electoral Commission statement on return of postal votes for overseas voters at the EU Referendum

(Posted: 2016-06-03 | Organization: The British Embassy and Consulate | Category: British Embassy Reports)

Statement on return of postal votes for overseas voters at the EU Referendum.

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