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650th anniversary of the Treaty of London “Treaty of Peace, Friendship and Alliance”, June 2023

 

To be announced.

Commemorations 650th anniversary of the Treaty of Tagilde ( 1-15 July 2022)

 

 

The Commemorations of the 650th anniversary of the Treaty of Tagilde took place from 1-15 July 2022.

You can find all the details of the program here: Programme 650 years of Tagilde

Past Events

 

Celebration of Peace and Perpetual Friendship,  St. James’ Palace, The Queen’s Chapel, 19 July 2019, 11h15

Celebrant: Rev Canon Paul Wright, Sub-Dean of Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal, Deputy Clerk of the Closet, Her Majesty the Queen’s Domestic Chaplain and Sub-Almoner.

First Lesson: Chris Sainty, His Majesty’s Ambassador to Portugal; Second Lesson: Ms Cristina Pucarinho, Minister Plenipotentiary and Consul General of Portugal.  

The Music was conducted by Joe McHardy (Director of The Choir of Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal) and Professor Owen Rees (Director of the Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford University).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commemorative lunch to mark centenary of Peace Day, Calvary and Guards Club, London 19 July 2019, 1h30pm

 

Sung mass at the Cathedral of Porto, 9 September 2019

Sung Mass by The Choir of the Cathedral of Porto and the Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford on the feast of the Dedication of the Cathedral. King John I and Philippa of Lancaster were married in this Cathedral on 14 February 1387

 

Choral Masterclass by Owen Rees, Aveiro, 10 September 2019

 

Concert at the Cathedral of Aveiro, 10 september 2019

Concert by the Choir of The Queen’s College Oxford with a joint performance with the Choir Voz Nua from Aveiro. British and Portuguese music.

 

Concert at Lapa Church, Porto, 11 September 2019

Choir of the Cathedral of Porto and the Choir of The Queen’s College. Director Owen Rees. British and Portuguese music.

 

Concert at the Cathedral of Braga, 13 September 2019

Choir of The Queen’s College Oxford, Director Owen Rees. British and Portuguese music.

 

Concert at Mosteiro de Santa Cruz, Coimbra, 14 September 2019

Concert by the Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford. Director Owen Rees.

British and Portuguese music. Works by Pedro de Cristo, Duarte (Missa beata virgine Maria), anonymous (preserved in a manuscript from Santa Cruz de Coimbra), William Byrd, Charles Wood, John Rutter, Herbert Howells William Harris

 

Sung Mass at the Cathedral of Braga, 15 September 2019

Sung Mass by the Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford. Directed by Owen Rees.

 

EVENTS 2021

Presentation of Portugal-UK 650 in Vizela, 21 April 2021

Speakers: Mayor of Vizela and Maria Joao Rodrigues de Araujo, President of Portugal-Uk 650

 

University of Cambridge, 30 November 2021

Masterclass and Wine Tasting, Dircéu Vinna Jr, Master of Wine.

 

University of Oxford,  Restoration of the Independence of Portugal, 1 December 2021

Choral Vespers and Port Wine Reception. The Queen’s College, University of Oxford. Choir of the The Queen’s College, directed by Owen Rees. Celebrant: Rev Katherine Prince, Chaplain of The Queen’s College. Programme included Portuguese and English music of the time of the Restoration. You can watch the livestreaming of the Choral Vespers here. This event was supported by the Camoes Institute, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Portugal and the Embassy of Portugal in UK.

 

Online workshop “ Making an Alliance Last in an Age of Conflicts: Obligations and Deterrence in the Medieval Anglo-Portuguese Treaties.”, 7 December 2021, 17h00

Speaker: Jenny Benham FRHistS FHEA, Senior Lecturer in Medieval History, University of Cardiff, School of History, Archaeology & Religion. Discussant: Russell Sandberg, Professor of Law, University of Cardiff,  School of Law and Politics. In partnership with JusGov, School of Law of Minho. Scientific coordination: Alexandra M Rodrigues Araujo and Joao Sérgio Ribeiro.

 

EVENTS IN 2022

Theatre Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, Theatro do Circo. 11, 12, 13, 14 January 2022 at 21h30. 12 and 13 January 2022, 15h00 school matinées.

 

New Year’s Gala, Espaço Vita, Braga, 22 January 2022, 21h00

 

Webinar : “The Mobility between Portugal and the United Kingdom after Brexit. What role for the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance?”, 27 January 2022, 15h00-16h30

Speakers Allan F Tatham, Professor of Law, University Sao Pablo CEU and Patricia Jeronimo, Professor of Law, University of Minho, In partnership with JusGov, School of Law, University of Minho. Scientific coordination: Alexandra M Rodrigues Araujo and Joao Sérgio Ribeiro. 

 

Call for Papers for Papers/Panels for the Interdisciplinary Conference “650th anniversary of the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance: Taking Stock of the Past and Envisioning the Future”. Closed.

The Conference took  place on 6-9 July 2022, at the University of Minho and was organized by the University of Minho – JusGov and the School of Law – in partnership with Portugal-UK 650.  

 

“Macbad”. An adaptation of  Shakespeare’s Macbeth for the younger ones. 4, 5 February 2022, 15h00.

 

Anglo Portuguese Alliance Reading Week – 7-11th of March

A reading Week dedicated to the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance with a programme full of activities and performances took place in the second week of March. The Reading Week was organized in partnership with the City Council of Vizela and was intended for a school audience. 

 

 

Reception and Launch of Commemorative Place by Vista Alegre “Alliance 650”, Residence of the British Ambassador to Portugal, 16 March 2022

Reception at the British Ambassador’s residence in Lisbon, with launch of a commemorative plate, created by Vista Alegre in partnershp with Portugal-UK 650

 

Press Conference in Braga, Braga City Council (Salão oObre), 23rd March 2022, 12h00

Presentations of the Commemorations at City Council of Braga and launch of Dance in Perpetuity project in partnership with English National Ballet. With the presence of Ricardo Rio Mayor of Braga, Katherine Felton Head of Politics at the British Embassy in Lisbon, Maria Joao Rodrigues de Araujo president of Portugal-UK 650, Fleur Derbyshire-Fox Director of Engagement of ENB, Laura Harvey Head of Creative Programmes at the ENB and Joana Miranda Coordinator of Braga Media Arts.

 

Inauguration of a Commemorative Plaque to mark the 650 years of the Alliance and Planting of a yew to commemorate the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance by H.E. Chris Sainty, UK Ambassador to Portugal at AESAS.

Leaflet explaining the event and the choice of yew tree here.

 

Tree planting to mark H.M. the Queen’s Jubilee as part of “The Green Canopy”, by H.E. Chris Sainty, UK Ambassador to Portugal, the AESAS community and Portugal-UK 650.

 

 “Portugal-UK 650” Opera, 21 April 2022, 21h30, Auditorio Vita

 

 

Webinar “Do Rossio à City: Diaspora Sefardita e relaçoes luso-britanica na primeira metade do seculo XVIII”, 22 April 2022, 15h00

 

“Portugal-UK 650” Mega Concert, 24 april  2022, 18h00, Altice Forum Braga

With two orchestras and two choirs. Included the first performance of the work “Tea” for 5 soloists and electronic music.

 

Short Poem Competition “Alliances” (three categories), 2 Abril to 2 May 2022

 

Drawing Competition “Anglo-Portuguese Alliance” until 2 May 2022

 

Conference, Music Creativity and Culture in England 1642-88, 21 May 2022, 9h00 to 17h00, Oxford

Schulmann Auditorium, The Queen’s College, University of Oxford. Convener Samuel Teague. In partnership with the Faculty of Music of the University of Oxford, the Queen’a College Oxford and the Church Music Society

 

Concert “Music for Restored Times”, The Queen’s College Chapel,  University of Oxford, 18h00

Choir of The Queen’s College and Instruments of Time & Truth directed by Owen Rees.

 

Plant a tree with the Jubilee, Escola Santa Barbara de Gondomar, 25 May, 16h00

 

Reception and Presentation of the Vista Alegre Plate in Vizela with the Secretary of State for Tourism and the President of Turismo do Norte, 25 May 16h00 

 

Exhibition PT-UK 650, de 1 June to 22 de October 2022, EB 2/3 de Nogueira, Braga

 

Workshops Dance in Perpetuity, with the creative team  of the English National Ballet, and 100 young dancers, 6-8 June, Braga

 

Laun of the CTT Postal Card of the Republic to mark the 650 years of the Treaty of Tagilde, 9 June 2022, Vizela 

With Stamping and signature by Chris Sainty, British Ambassador to Portugal; Maria Joao R de Araujo, presidente de Portugal-Uk 650; Raul Moreira, CTT Director of Philately; Hugo Salgado, Mayor of Vizela; Antonio Ferreira, president of Tagilde.

 

 

Visit of Chris Sainty, British Ambassador to Portugal to Tagilde and lunch with the executive of  Vizela City Council, 9 June 2022. 

 

Guided Visits to the British Cemetery in Lisbon 18-25 June 2022

 

Garden Reception, “Celebrating 650 years of the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance”, Hotel Palacio Estoril, 27 June 2022

Speaker:Maria Joao Rodrigues de Araujo, president of Portugal-UK 650. Hosts: S.E. Ross Matthews (Deputy Ambassador British Embassy to Lisbon) e Manuel Braga da Cruz (Ex-rector of UCP, member of the Board of IEP-UCP, Lisboa). Chair:  HRH Dom Duarte, Duke of Bragança

 

Jantar no Hotel Palácio do Estoril, 27 de Junho 2022

“Winston Churchill Memorial” in association with British Historical Society of Portugal, IEP Alumni Club, International Churchill Society of Portugal, Oxford Society of Portugal and Royal British Club, within the Estoril Political Forum.

Speakers: H E. Ross Matthews (Deputy British Ambassador to Portugal)  e James W Muller (Chairman, International Churchill Society and University of Alaska)

 

Inauguration of the Exhibition “Portugal-UK 650: Catarina de Bragança, memórias de uma Aliança”,   Biblioteca Lucio Craveiro da Silva, 1 de July 15h00, Braga

Inauguration by Ricardo Rio, Mayor of Braga and Maria Joao Rodrigues de Araujo, president of Portugal-Uk 650.

 

Exhibition Portugal-Uk 650: Catarina de Bragança, Memórias de uma Aliança, Biblioteca Lucio Craveiro da Siva, de 1- 15 de July 2022

 

Concert by Schola Cantorum, Church of St George and St Paul, Lisboa, 3 de July 2022, 19h00

 

Presentation of the Programme of the celebrations of the treaty of Tagilde, Vizela City Council, 4 July 2022, 15h30. 

Vitor Hugo Salgado, Mayor of Vizela; Maria Joao Rodrigues de Araujo, president of Portugal-UK 650, Antonio ferreira, president of Tagilde.

 

 

Opening Session of the Interdisciplinary Conference “650 years of the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance, Medieval Room of the Rectory of the University of Minho, 6 July 2022, 16h00

Speakers: Mayor of Braga, Ricardo Rio; Rector of the University of Minho, Rui Vieira de Castro; Mayor of Vizela, Vitor Hugo Salgado; president ofPortugal-UK 650,Maria Joao Rodrigues de Araujo; Director of the Law School of the University of Minho, Cristina Dias  and director of Jus Gov, Maria Miguel.

See the Conference Progranmme:  Programa da Conferência

 

Cocktail Reception in the medieval Garden of the University of Minho, Taylor’s Port, 6 July 2022

 

Interdisciplinary Conference, day 2, School of Law of the University of Minho, Braga, 7 July 2022 9h30-19h00

 

Concert by the Choir of The  Queen’s College of the University of Oxford, conductor Owen Rees, Rectory of the University of Minho, Medieval Room, 7 July 2022, 19h00

 

Interdisciplinary Conference “650 years of the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance”, day 3,  8 July 2022, 9h30 – 18h30

 

Lunch with business companies,, Hotel do Elevador, Bom Jesus, Braga, 8 July 2022, 12h30

With Chris Sainty British Ambassador to Portugal; Ricardo Rio, Mayor of Braga and Rui Vieira de Castro, Rector of the University of Minho.

 

Reception and Dinner with Academics, within the Interdisciplinary Conference “650 years Anglo-Portuguese Alliance”, Hotel Vila Galé, Braga, 8 July 2022, 19h00.

With the presence of Chris Sainty, British Ambassador to Portugal; Rui Vieira de Castro,  Rector of the University of Minho, Katherine Felton, Head of Politics of the British Embassy and Maria Joao Rodrigues de Araujo, president of Portugal-UK 650.

 

Concert by Sofia Escobar and Sociedade Filarmónica Vizelense, Praça da Republica of Vizela, 8 July 2022,  21h30

 

Closing Session of the Interdisciplinary Conference of the 650 years of the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance, University of  Minho,  9 July 2022

Speakers: Admiral Silva Ribeiro, Chief od Defence Staff, Portuguese Armed Forces; Chris Sainty, British Ambassador to Portugal; Rui Vieira de Castro, Rector of the University of Minho; Alexandra Rodrigues de Araujo, Coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Conference. With a performance of Brass Quintet of the Portuguese Armed Forces Military Band.

 

#UKinBraga, Praça da Republica, Braga, 9  and 10 de Julho 2022, 12h00-19h00

 

Performance Projet 65, 9 July 2022, 12h30 and 16h00

 

World Premiere: English National Ballet “Dance in Perpetuity”, Praça do Município Braga, 9 July 2022, 17h30

Final 2022 presentation of the project Dance in Perpetuityin partnership with the English National Ballet, with the participation of 100 young dancers. First performance of the music score by composer Charlotte  Harding, with coreography of Ruth Brill in collaboration with the leaders of six dance schools; Costume design by Andras Jacobs. Project Director: Fleur Derbyshire-Fox. Creative Leader: Laura Harvey. Choral Music performed by The Choir of The Queen’s College of the University of Oxford, directed by Owen Rees. With the support of Braga City Council.

 

Dinner Reception at the Theatro do Circo in Braga, 9 July 2022, 19h30

 

Charity Gala, Theatro do Circo, Braga, 21h30. English National Ballet, Band of the Coldstream Guards; Choir of The Queen’s College, University of Oxford and Orchestra of the University of Minho, directed by Owen Rees.

World Premiere by the English National Ballet, of a new coreography by  Renato Peroni de Castro “SE A TANTO ME AJUDAR O ENGENHO E A ARTE” (Luis de Camoes).

 

Thanksgiving Service at the Cathderal of Braga, 10 July 2022, 11h00

Lessons read by  Chris Sainty,  British Ambassador to Portugal;  Vitor Hugo Salgado Mayor of Vizela and Maria Joao Rodrigues de Araujo, president of  Portugal-UK 650.  Music performed by the organist of The Queen’s College of the University of Oxford, directed by  Owen Rees. Celebrant Dean of the Cathedral, Canon Jose Paulo Abreu.

 

Anglican service to mark 650 years of Treaty of Tagilde at the Church of St Paul in Estoril, 10 July 2022

 

Solemn Session  to mark the 650 years of Treaty of Tagilde, Tagilde, 10 july 2022, 11h30

Speeches by the British Ambassador to Portugal Chris Sainty; Secretary of State Mario Campolargo; Mayor of Vizela Vitor Hugo Salgado;  presidente de Tagilde,  Antonio Ferreira  and president of Portugal-UK 650 Maria Joao Rodrigues de Araujo

 

Re-enactment of Treaty of Tagilde, Tagilde, 10 de Julho de 2022, 12h30

 

Commemorative Concert, Church of St George and St Paul, Lisbon, 10 July 2022, 13h00.

 

Reception and Commemorative lunch Treaty of Tagilde, Quinta del Rei, Vizela, 10 July 2022, 13h30

 

Commemorative Concert 650 years Treaty of Tagilde, Praça da Republica de Vizela, 10 July 2022, 18h00

Banda of the Coldstream Guards, Choir of The Queen’s College of the University of Oxford, directed by Owen Rees.

 

Exhibition “Our Future Planet” of the London Science Musem, 9 and 10 July na Praça da Republica de Braga; 12 July to  31 August at the Museum Sé de Braga.

 

Concert at the National Palace of Sintra, Swan Room. Choir of the Queen’s College, University of Oxford, directed by Owen Rees, 12 July 2022, 18h00

 

Concert at the Monastery of  Sao Vicente de Fora, Choir of The Queen’s College, University of Oxford, directed by Owen Rees, 13 July 2022, 17h00

 

Concert at the Monastery Santa Cruz of Coimbra, Choir of The Queen’s College, University of Oxford, directed by Owen Rees, 14 July 2022, 21h30

 

Concert at the Cathedral of Porto,  Choir of The Queen’s College  of the University of Oxford, and the Choir of the Cathedral of Porto, directed by Owen Rees, 15 July 2022, 21h30

 

Visit to the PT-UK 650 exhibition at the EB 2/3 Nogueira, 20 October 2022, Braga

 

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