the British Community Council, Lisbon

The British Community Council, Lisbon

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


News of Estrela Hall

(Date posted: 2016-02-24 | Organizer: The Lisbon Players | Category: Member Reports)

The President of the Junta de Freguesia of Campo de Ourique, Pedro Cegonho, yesterday proposed to the Assembleia Municipal de Lisboa that they should recommend to the Câmara Municipal (CML) to consider buying the Estrela Site; this was accepted unanimously.

You can see the minutes here:
http://www.am-lisboa.pt/302000/1/004411,000075/index.htm

Lisbon Players have always maintained our wish to continue providing English speaking theatre in Estrela Hall. This is not only for the British community who we have served for many decades, but also the growing public of English speakers of many origins in Lisbon, not least the Portuguese.

We are now optimistic that the people of Lisbon, through their elected representatives, are seeking a solution that ALL involved can benefit from, be they theatre-goers, patients who might use the British Hospital, others with a historical link to the ‘Estrela Site’ or people who care about Lisbon's rich history.