Dear members and friends,
Many of you have started to receive reminders for your subscriptions, which are sent automatically.
Many thanks for renewing your membership and your continued support of your charity, The Anglo-Argentine Society.
As you may know, with sadness we had to postpone the Ambassador’s Gala Dinner, organised in collaboration with APARU, due to train strike actions planned for 12-13 May, which would have affected the very fundraising purpose of the event.
All funds have been reimbursed.
The new date is 29 September, at the same place, The Caledonian Club.
To accommodate the Gala, though, we had to cancel the 75th anniversary drinks at the Ambassador’s Residence planned for 22 September.
TICKETS will be available closer to the date.
We are looking forward to seeing you at the Gala in September to raise a glass to the AAS 75th anniversary and raise funds for our designated charities in Argentina: Enseñá X Argentina and Asociación Cuerpo y Alma.
Many thanks to all sponsors and donors who contributed generously to the Gala:
Viñals Wine & Food, Flaneur Academy, Embassy of Argentina, Baroness Hooper, Catharine Miller Art, El Enemigo Wines, Wine & Polo, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Ham Polo Club, Ice Cream Union, Tango Academy, Julieta Iglesias, Sur Chocolates, other anonymous donors.
Did you know you can see theatre in Spanish in London?
We have a very good relationship with Cervantes Theatre, who often send PROMOCODES for discounts to see their fantastic plays in Spanish, or Spanish and English, at their venue in London near Southwark tube station. All our members can benefit.
The next play for one night only is José Luis Alonso de Santos’ La Sombra del Tenorio, on May 26, directed by José Luis Chavarría, with Chete Guzmán.
Choose full ticket and apply promo at checkout.
Dates for your diary on this, our 75th year:
–Sunday May 14, Milonga de Mayo .5 to 10 pm, Ambassador’s Residence.
(Always check the same Eventbrite page for tickets which are sold 2 weeks prior to the event)
These milongas help the AAS to financially support the curatorial residencies at Delfina Foundation. Here an article appeared in TELAM you may find interesting on the work of curator Andrei Fernandez at Delfina and how the collaboration with Embassy or Argentina works.
From our book club in Spanish Leyendo Argentina.
–Wednesday, May 31– 6.-15 pm. Leyendo Argentina (AAS’s book club in Spanish).
The book club, which meets once a month and since the pandemic has been meeting on zoom, will discuss in person the book Glaxo by Hernán Ronsino, while celebrating 7 years reading Argentine contemporary literature. We thank the skilful coordination of Alicia Alborja and Paula Fiorini.
If you are interested in participating of the club, please let us know via email. You can only join the meetings if you have read the book, since places are limited.
Gran Asado Argentino 2023.
–Sunday June 25: we look forward to meeting as many of you as last year for our Gran Asado Argentino, at WASPS FC.
We will send you details to buy tickets soon.
A new maestro asador will be in charge of the parrillas, and we’ll include costillares for the first time.
We need volunteers for the parrillas.
Other important tasks need to be covered in rotas: serve the food from stations, marshals, sell raffle tickets, assist with tickets at the door.
Thanks to those who already put themselves forward.
Please, write to us on email@example.com and mention your preference.
Volunteers for the parrillas, are the only ones who do not pay a ticket due to the full day work.
This is a day to celebrate our Argentinian traditions and share it with family and friends.
WASPS will provide some tag-rugby fun for children, and there will be folkloric music and stalls with Argentine products.
It will follow a similar format as last year, with guests bringing their own salads.
Concert 100 years of Falú
–Thursday July, 6 – 6 to 8.30 pm- Ambassador’s Residence.
Folklore en concierto, a duo of Argentinian musicians, guitarist Guillermo Dezi Codaro and pianist Andrea Bobán will delight us with a selection of Eduardo Falú’s music.
Details for tickets will follow.
–Sunday July 30. Argentine Club Polo Cup Final at Ham Polo Club in Richmond.
This classic day, a treat extended to us by Canning Club, allows only AAS members to attend a day of polo, without paying the day membership to Ham. It normally offers two options: picnic tickets (only fee for cars) and the chance to have lunch at the club terrace at club prices.
Details to be announced later.
–Friday 29 September.
New date for our Ambassador’s Gala Dinner at Caledonian Club, due to postponement because of train strikes in May.
Tickets and details will be available closer to the date.
–Sunday 22 October.- 7.30pm. Concert in Manchester
The AAS is supporting a concert by renown Argentine pianist and conductor Horacio Lavandera at The Stoller hall in Manchester.
The programme includes pieces by Mozart, Beethoven. Lizt, Purcell, Christian Mason, Mendelssohn.
Mr. Lavandera will generously donate a percentage of this event’s revenue to the AAS for our charitable causes.
Mr. Lavandera’s website: https://horaciolavandera.com
LINK to purchase tickets:
In other news:
-The Natural History Museum is exhibiting the titanosaur Patagotitan mayorum, which needed three planes to be transported to London. A reproduction of the skeleton of the biggest dinosaur that ever walked our planet, and its original femur bone found in Patagonia in 2012, are on show until 7 January 2024.
-The hilarious book “El Asado. Argentinos a la Parrilla”, originally published in 1999, is being published again in Spanish by Editorial El Ojo de la Cultura and will be presented in London on September 11, at Malevo Restaurant. Written and illustrated by Juan Carlos Muñiz and Raúl Fortín.
More to come soon.
With best wishes
The Anglo-Argentine Society
Reg Charity 208002
Mario Mansilla, Hon. Tresurer; Federico Cincotta – Vicechair; Federico Yáñez; Christopher Ecclestone; Vanesa Patrignani.