COMMEMORATIVE EDITIONS 650 YEARS ANGLO-PORTUGUESE ALLIANCE

VISTA ALEGRE PORCELAIN PLATE

 

 

 

In partnership with Vista Alegre, a commemorative plate has been created to mark the 650th anniversary of the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance. The design was inspired by the coat of arms of Queen Catherine of Braganza, which is in The Queen’s Chapel, St James’s Palace in London, where the launch event of Portugal-UK 650 took place. The Queen’s Chapel in St James’s Palace was the private chapel of  Queen Catherine of Braganza, wife of King Charles II of Great Britain and daughter of King John IV of Portugal.

The coat of arms in this commemorative plate combines  the arms of the United Kingdom and of Portugal, against a background of red and white roses, and Tudor roses. The Tudor rose is the floral heraldic emblem of England  and is used by Monarchs of the United Kingdom. It takes the name and origin from the House of Tudor  which united the House of Lancaster (whose heraldic emblem is a red rose),  and the House of York (whose heraldic emblem is a white rose), thus putting an end to the dynastic War of the Roses. The Tudor rose consists of five white inner petals, representing the House of York, and five red outer petals to represent the House of Lancaster.

The back of the Commemorative Plate has  a summary of the beginnings of the Anglo- Portuguese Alliance and a quotation from the Treaty of Alliance of 1373.

You can acquire the plate at  Vista Alegre website following this link.

 

CTT POSTAL CARD WITH STAMP

CTT – Correios de Portugal (Postal Mail of Portugal) has issued a Postal card of the Republic with a commemorative stamp to mark  the 650 years of the Treaty of Tagilde.

 

WATCH

A commemorative watch, to mark the 650th anniversary of the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance will be launched in 2023, in partnership with Isotope Watches.

 

LEITÃO & IRMÃO JEWELERS

Leitão & Irmão Joalheiros, who were the jewelers of the Royal House of Portugal and the Imperial House of Brazil have created a beautiful silver commemorative piece.

Each piece is accompanied by a small booklet about the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance.

We will share the photos and more details in due course.

TAGILDE MONUMENT

The Tagilde Monument is a pottery piece identical to the commemorative monument  in stone, which was set up in Tagilde to mark the signature of the Treaty of Tagilde that took place there on 10th July 1372. Designed by the Municipality of Vizela, it comes with a box containing a historical review of the Treaty.  Available in 6 colours. To buy one please contact the Tourism Office of Vizela: turismo@cm-vizela.pt

COMMEMORATIVE PORT WINE

In partnership with Taylor’s Port, a commemorative Port Wine will be launched to mark the 650th anniversary of the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance.

 

 

DOCUMENTARY FILM

A TV Documentary about the celebrations and the  650 years of the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance is being made. This documentary includes interviews with several personalities and academics  from both countries, and also filming in emblematic locations related to the Alliance. It will be aired in June 2023.

Producer: Martin John Dale

 

 

COMMEMORATIVE CD

A commemorative CD of Portuguese and British choral music will be released. The CD will be directed by Prof Owen Rees, Artistic Director of Portugal-UK 650.

We share a recording directed by Owen Rees with the Choir of The Queen’s College Oxford, for the Warner Bros film ‘Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince’, recorded at the famous Abbey Road Studios. The song can be heard at various points in the film, during the closing credits, and on the soundtrack CD of the film. The soundtrack went on to receive a Grammy nomination, and to win the Classic FM Film Music of the Year Award.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS 

 14TH CENTURY ANGLO-PORTUGUESE TREATIES

We are preparing a facsimile edition of the 14th century Anglo-Portuguese treaties:  Treaty of Tagilde 1372, Treaty of Alliance 1373, Treaty of Windsor 1386 (see section on the Alliance) that will include the palaeographic transcription of the treaties as well as the translation into English and Portuguese of the paaleographic transcription.  This detailed study, which will also include the analysis of the copy of the Treaty of Windsor that is in the Torre do Tombo in Lisbon (in the photo) has never been done, and to date there isn’t a translation of the treaties in both languages. So this special edition is a great advancement which will facilitate the study and comprehension of the treaties that marked the beginnings of the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance

 

Image with permission of ANTT: PT-TT-GAV-18-3-25_m0001

THE TREATY OF TAGILDE REVEALED

Illustrated book for children in English and Portuguese about the Treaty of Tagilde.

Text by Helder Macedo

Translation: Ana Rita Ribeiro de Freitas

Illustration: Ana Moscoso

Edition: Portugal-UK 650 and City Council of Vizela

650TH YEARS OF THE ANGLO-PORTUGUESE ALLIANCE

A interdisciplinary book with academic articles from the participants of the Interdisciplinary Conference about the 650 years of the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance that took place, at University of Minho from 6th-9th July 2022.  Editor: Alexandra Maria Rodrigues de Araujo.

The book will be launched in June 2023.

 

 

PREMIÈRES 

NEW PERFORMANCE WORKS TO MARK THE 650TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ANGLO-PORTUGUESE ALLIANCE 

“DANCE IN PERPETUITY” 

Composer Charlotte Harding; Coreographer Ruth Brill in partnership with 12 Portuguese and British coreographers. Costume design: András Jacobs. Project Coordinator: Fleur Derbyshire-Fox, English National Ballet, Director of Engagement. Creative Director: Laura Harve, Head of Creative Programme English National Ballet

World premiere: performance on 9 July 2022, Braga with 100 young dancers and the Choir of The Queen’s College, University of Oxford, directed by Owen Rees.

You can watch this performance on our youtube channel, and see all the photos in the album on our Flickr.

 

 

 

“SE A TANTO ME AJUDAR O ENGENHO E ARTE” 

Coreography and Direction: Renato Peroni de Castro, Coreographer of the English National Ballet. Music by: Carlos Seixas, Harpsichor Concert in G Minor

Costume Designer: Renato Peroni de Castro. Sound Editor: Liam Quinn.

World Premiére 9 July 2022, Thetrao do Circo, Braga. Performed by soloist of the English National Ballet

You can watch the video of this performance on our youtube channel and se all the photos in the album in our Fllickr.

“ON TEA”

Composers Barbara Franqueira, Rita Castro and Carlos Augusto. Work inspired in the poem “On Tea” byEdmund Waller (1606-87) . “On Tea “is the first English poem which included the word tea and was written as a birthday ode to Queen Catherine of Braganza, the Portuguese born Princess, who became wife of King Charles II and introduced the habit of drinking tea at the English Court.

The first performance took place on 24 April 2022 at the Altice Forum in Braga

 

OPERA PORTUGAL-UK 650

Director: Maria Cristina Miranda Gonçalves. A new opera about the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance. 1st Act take place in the  14th Century at the time of the beginning of the Alliance and the marriage of Queen Philippa of Lancaster and King John II of Portugal. The second act takes place in the sixteenth Century at the court of Queen Catherine of Braganza and King Charles II.

World premiere took place on 21 April 2022, at the Vita Auditorium  and was interpreted by the singers of the Opera Studio of the Calouste Gulbenkian Music Conservatoire. You can see all the photos in the album on our Flickr.

“POWER AND KNOWLEGDE”

Piece of electroacustic music conceived by the young composer José Nuno Miranda to celebrate the 650th anniversary of the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance.

The sound materials sources are, primarily, derived from English and Portuguese medieval repertoire.

The first performance took place at the Altice Forum in Braga on 24th April 2022.

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