The English-Speaking Union Portugal promotes a number of educational and competitive initiatives, amongst which the annual National Public Speaking Competition (NPSC), the winner of which travels to London to represent Portugal at the International Public Speaking Competition (IPSC).
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By Guest Writer Jackie Kennard - CEREMONY AT THE BRITISH CEMETERY, ELVAS 14TH MAY 2018.
Welcoming speech by Major Nick Hallidie.
Safe Communities Portugal has been working closely with the Ministry of Internal Administration (MAI) and the ANPC, concerning the production of a series of videos with English sub-titles showing what action to take if you are affected by a rural fire. With the increase in fire risk with the approach of the summer and critical fire period, these are aimed at helping to keep people safe including the many tourists who are visiting Portugal.
This year, the National Public Speaking Competition took place on the 4th of March. Just like last year, the weather was wet and a bit chilly, but that didn’t deter twenty participants from taking part in the competition at the British Council in Lisbon. The standard of the speeches this year was very high and they kept the audience enthralled throughout the competition.
Report compiled by Jackie Kennard and Mark Crathorne.
On Saturday, 10th March, 25 Members of the British Historical Society of Portugal visited Monserrate in Sintra to view the “Monserrate Revisited” exhibition to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Sir Francis Cook (1817-1901). Fortunately the weather held out and we were able to have a guided tour of the beautiful gardens, led by two key figures of their restoration- Gerald Luckhurst and Emma Gilbert.
On Saturday, 23rd January, the British Historical Society of Portugal held their annual lunch with a guest speaker, followed by a visit to the Lines of Torres Vedras Visitors’ Centre at Sobral de Monte Agraço and the nearby Manueline Church of São Quintino.
Dear Audience and supporters of the Lisbon Players,
Aware of your concerns about the future of our beloved theatre, even as we celebrate Lisbon Players’ 70th year in Estrela Hall, we would like to share some recent news.
Naturally our preference has always been to consult and inform members about such major matters, but as the smallest cog in a complex machine, we have little influence on the pace of negotiations.
(Posted: 2017-12-18 | Organization: Cascais Pub Quiz | Category: Culture and Sports)
To all quizzers, past and present, and especially those who have become regulars – a big thank you!
The Cascais Pub Quiz, in its current format, is half way through its seventh season. Its primary aim is to bring English speakers together, once a month, for a bit of fun.
When quizzes ceased at The Beefeater in 2010, we took up the reigns. It has had different homes over the years; Chequers, The Palm Tree (once), O'Neill's and Duke.
British, Portuguese and Spanish residents gathered in the British Cemetery in Elvas on 11th November to remember the 60,000 British and their Allies who fell during the Peninsular War.