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.
(Posted: 2016-10-10 | Organization: Joint Events - RBC, IWP and Clube Alemão em Lisboa | Category: Member Reports)
An early start was required when 39 Members of the Royal British Club, The International Women in Portugal and the German Society came together on the morning of 6th October for an overnight visit to Porto. Planned visits to the factories of Amorim & Irmãos and ECCO had been arranged for during the day, arriving at Porto in the early evening.
Please find attached our September Newsletter. The beginning of the 4th school year of Projecto Darte couldn't have been better.
Download the September 2016 Newsletter here (pdf file).
Open Day was a big success with a good time had by all. Thanks to all the volunteers that helped make it so. There were 210 attendees compared to 130 last year, with 44 new members (and a promise of more that didn’t have cash) in addition to 98 renewals on the day, with many already renewed and online renewals continuing. 50 more interest forms had to be copied to supplement the 200 printed and additional beverages were required to cater for a turnout which exceeded expectations. (www.iwpportugal.org)