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The APS holds many events for their members throughout the year. These range from specially organised visits to some of London's most spectacular historic sites, evening soirées, wine tastings, traditional Portuguese dinners as well as a many other activities. We also hold The Annual General Meeting where we open the discussion to our members about suggestions to improve the Society.


    • 14 Mar 2019
    • 18:30 - 20:00
    • The Residence of The Portuguese Ambassador 12 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8PN

    “A Inglesa e o Marialva”

    by Clara Macedo Cabral

    Thursday, 14th March 2019

    from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

    By Kind Permission of 

    His Excellency Manuel Lobo Antunes 

    The Portuguese Ambassador 

    the talk and wine reception will be held at 

    The Residence of The Portuguese Ambassador

    12 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8PN 

    With an introduction by Francisco Mendes da Silva

    The Anglo-Portuguese Society has been generously offered twenty places at a reception and launch of Clara Macedo Cabral's new book based on the true story of Virginia Dennistoun who became famous in Portugal, fighting in bullrings across the country under the name of Virgínia Montsol.

    We are very grateful to  Clara Macedo Cabral for her wish to include members and friend of the Society in her talk and her donation a signed copy of all her published books to The Anglo-Portuguese Society as one of the prizes it will offer as part of its fundraising initiative for charity at its Dinner on 26 March 2019. 

    This is not a ticketed event but, if you so  wish, a donation in support of the Society would be a welcomed gesture.

    Read more about Clara and the Book

    Copies of the book are available to buy for signature by the author and delivery at the talk.

    Due to the restricted number of places available please apply as soon as possible by email to:

    Apply for  later than 7th of March.

    Dress code: Lounge suits

    • 26 Mar 2019
    • 19:00 - 23:00
    • Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel & SPA

    Music during the evening is arranged by musicians from the Setúbal Music Festival.

    Items that have been donated will be auctioned or raffled to raise money towards the nominated Charities:

    Associação Ajuda de Berço  

    We are most grateful to our sponsors Pestana Chelsea Bridge. Also guests who require accommodation will benefit from a preferential rate. 

    Event Sponsors:


Past events

29 Jan 2019 The David Mynett Memorial Lecture & Student Award Ceremony
12 Dec 2018 Joint Societies Christmas Party
22 Nov 2018 The Anglo-Portuguese Society's 80th Anniversary Concert
11 Oct 2018 Lecture: Catherine of Braganza - in partnership with the Royal Hospital Chelsea
25 Sep 2018 The APS Unlocked
19 Jun 2018 Annual General Meeting
13 Jun 2018 "Carpe Diem" An Exhibition of paintings and ceramics by Georgie Donnelly
3 Jun 2018 Solemn mass to celebrate the beginning of festivities to mark Portuguese National Day on 10th June
29 May 2018 Cristiano & Leo: The Race to become the Greatest Football Player of all time By author and journalist Jimmy Burns
22 May 2018 Trams of Portugal - A personal view over 25 years, by Richard Wallace MA FCILT
17 Apr 2018 "1974 and All That" by Martin Symington
28 Feb 2018 'Catherine of Braganza - The courage of a Portuguese Infanta who became Queen of England' by Isabel Stilwell
2 Nov 2017 Anglophone Travel Writing on Portugal: Anglo-Portuguese Literary Dialogues
25 Oct 2017 The 2017 David Mynett Lecture: Clive Gilbert MBE "The Lines of Torres Vedras Today"
3 Oct 2017 "Cyber Governance and Diplomacy" - Joint Conference of The Anglo-Portuguese Society and The John Adams Society
28 Sep 2017 Miguel Araújo - a Portuguese National Treasure
5 Sep 2017 Professor Tom Earle - "Doubt and Belief: Portuguese Jesuits in Sixteenth-Century Japan"
4 Jul 2017 Summer Garden Party & Concert
29 Jun 2017 Post AGM Reception with The Portuguese Chamber of Commerce
29 Jun 2017 Annual General Meeting of The Anglo-Portuguese Society
29 Mar 2017 Paula Rego A Private View - with The Times Art Critic, Rachel Campbell-Johnston

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