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 soirees, 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.

Upcoming events

    • 22 Feb 2018
    • 18:00 - 21:30
    • Brooks Club

    The Anglo-Portuguese Society strongly recommends  

    A Recital and Reception will be held at Brooks Club, by kind permission of Sir Bernard de Hoghton Bt.

    The evening will begin with a recital by The Anglo Portuguese Ensemble. The music will include 'Death of Manfred' by Luis de Freitas Branco, a selection from 'Cenas da Montanha' by Vianna da Motta and finish with the Mazurka by Oscar da Silva.

    Afterwards drinks and canapés will be served in the room next door.

    Price: £55
    To purchase the tickets, please contact:
    01787 880 445
    078 120 100 97

    The British Cemetery in Elvas, Portugal, was opened to receive the body of Major General Daniel Hoghton, Sir Bernard's ancestor, who was killed at the battle of Albuera on 16 May 1811. Several further burials were made there, but only four have grave stones.

    The Friends of the British Cemetery, Elvas, were formed in 1996 to care for the cemetery. In 2000 memorial plaques were unveiled to the regiments who fought at Albuera and the sieges of Badajoz.

    Later the Chapel was restored at considerable expense and a small museum installed. It is now a 'Must Visit' point for any Battlefield tour in the area.

    In 2012, Elvas was finally recognised as a World Heritage and the Forte de Graça restored to its 18th Century glory.

    • 28 Feb 2018
    • 18:00
    • Residence of The Portuguese Ambassador, 12 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PN

    His Excellency the Portuguese Ambassador has very kindly offered The Anglo-Portuguese Society twenty places at a reception and launch of Isabel Stilwell's new book on Queen Catherine of Braganza.  

    We are very grateful to Isabel Stilwell for her wish to include members of the Society in her talk. This is not a ticketed event but, if you so  wish, a donation in support of the Society would be a welcomed gesture.

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


    There will be a further opportunity for members to hear Isabel Stilwell. This will take place in the State Rooms at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea where the magnificent portraits of Catherine of Braganza and her husband by Sir Peter Lely are on view.

    The Royal Hospital has close associations with Catherine of Braganza having been founded by her husband Charles II.  This possibility has been initiated by The Anglo-Portuguese Society and the The Royal Hospital are delighted to host Isabel in October for a joint event. Further details will be forwarded nearer the time.    

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