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Anglo Chilean Society 

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A society for those in the UK

who are passionate

about Chile

Alasdair Grant 

Anglo Chilean Society Chairman 

Message from
our Chairman

Welcome to The Anglo Chilean Society!  


We hold a variety of events throughout the year where members and their guests can enjoy an aspect of Chilean culture - usually followed by a few glasses of Chilean wine.

Some of these events are an opportunity for members to meet each other such as at our annual Chilean BBQ.  

Others are events to promote Chilean artistic talent in the UK.

Most of our activities raise funds to help those most in need in Chile. We work closely with the Chilean Embassy where many of our events take place.


Please get in touch with us if you would like to know more.

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Patrons of the Society 

Chairman:                Alasdair Grant
President:                His Excellency the Chilean Ambassador
Vice-Presidents:      The Baroness Hooper CMG
                                Lady Ballyedmond

Upcoming event


£15 p/p 

For more information and to buy your tickets please click HERE

Places for the talk will be allocated on a

first-come-first-served basis.

26th March 2020


Time: 7:15 PM 


Embassy of Chile

37-41 Old Queen Street,

London SW1H 9JA



Our Charitable Work 

From General Funds

February 16, 2020

The Anglo Chilean Society donates to Minga Valparaiso from its General Funds. 

Minga is a Foundation that creates projects to develop the community and the children that belong to it. All the building work follows the principles of sustainable construction.  


January 30, 2020

Fundación Creches  provides support to minors in irregular situation, offering shelter and education to approximately  20 girls, most of them in school age. 

One of our directors visited the premises in Peñalolen, a suburb of Santiago  that is located at the m...

December 16, 2019

Every year the Anglo Chilean Society organise activities such as lectures, concerts, film shows and a series of social functions to raise funds to support charitable initiatives in Chile. 

This year one of the beneficiaries is ‘Aprender a Vivir TEA y TGD’ https://www.ap...

October 1, 2019

One of the aims of the Anglo Chilean Society is to help worthy causes in Chile and we do this through our General Fund. In this occasion, we are proud to announce a new donation to Lanza Verde.

Lanza Verde is a Chilean audiovisual production company founded by Claudia H...

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Our Charitable Work 

From Alan McDonald Endowment 

July 10, 2019

The Colour Violet
A new play by Constanza Hola 
Wed 21, Thu 22 & Fri 23 August 2019 / 6.30pm​


265 Camden High St. London, NW1 7UB

The Society is proud, that once again, we have been able to fund the project proposed by Constanza Hola, 'The Colour Violet'


July 9, 2019

The Society is proud, that once again, we have been able to fund part of the project proposed by Andrés Baeza Ruz, ‘Contacts, Collisions and Relationships. Britons and Chileans in the Independence era, 1802 – 1831’

The funds used to sponsor the book are from the Alan M...

May 14, 2019

The Society is proud, that once again, we have been able to fund part of the project proposed by Maria Jose Andrade Prieto, Chilean, Theatre Director and Producer based in London since 2013.
The Last Rehearsal will be funded through the Alan Macdonald Endowment Funds


September 5, 2018

The Anglo Chilean Society has supported Musiko Musika with a donation of £1500 from our Alan Macdonald Endowment. The grant will help to support towards the costs of two initiatives that will be part of the second Voces Chilenas y Latinoamericanas en Gran Bretaña Festi...

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February 11, 2020

Former Vice-President Anglo Chilean Society.


For those members who are not already aware it is with great sadness that we can report the death of our Vice - President Lord Montgomery. He was a great friend and supporter of our Society having spent some time wor...

January 31, 2020

The premium pisco tasting was attended by 75 members and guests. The event held at St Peter's Church in Belgravia aimed to inform the society of the latest developments in both the Chilean and Peruvian premium Pisco markets.  In the Chairman's opening remarks, Alasdair...

January 13, 2020

Comparative tasting wins, top scores from wine critics, and French distribution models, have ensured that ‘Chile has entered the club of world class wines’, according to Eduardo Chadwick, president of Viña Errázuriz.

Addressing a group of 30 Masters of Wine on a tour of...

December 12, 2019

SANTIAGO – Volunteers joined together to plant 15,000 trees on Renca Hill, Santiago, on Dec. 6.  The activity was part of the environmental awareness initiative #6D, which created a global chain of action against climate change. Talking about the event, Chile’s Nationa...

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Cofradía del Vino Chileno


Cofradía del Vino Chileno – British Branch was founded in 2005 and is affiliated to the Cofradía del Mérito Vitivinícola de Chile, founded in Santiago, Chile in 1993.

The aim of the Cofradía is to develop a deep understanding of Chile and its wines amongst a group of like-minded people in an ambience of friendship and enjoyment and through a series of events during the year

Members of the Anglo Chilean Society who love Chilean wine are able to apply to join Cofradia del Vino Chileno.

For more information click HERE

Chile through the camera in 1926, both social
and economic. 

Anglo Chilean connections exist from a long time ago and we are delighted that one of our members has shared with us his Grandfather's photos when he lived in Chile from 1924 to 1931 

In 1926 William Barttelot was working up in the Andes above Santiago in an area close to Queltehaus and San Jose de Maipo.

The project was to install turbines to produce hydro-electric power. Today the main engine house is still working and owned by AES Gener which is the main Chilean Energy Group, and all the original pictures will be sent to them for their archives. The pictures show how the equipment and personnel were transported up through the snow and the extent of falls from the mountains are evident too.

The size of the main turbine is amazing too!

Photos courtesy of Thomas Kelly