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Anglo Chilean Society 

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A society for those in the UK

who are passionate

about Chile

We are a non-political,

non-religious organisation

Alasdair Grant 

Anglo Chilean Society Chairman 

Patrons of the Society 

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

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.

During the Covid- 19 restrictions we will have a full programme
of virtual events to engage with our membership

during this difficult time.


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

Contact Us

Read more HERE


COVID-19 health and safety precautions 

June 27, 2020

The Fire Service in Chile is a largely volunteer organisation, a bit like the Lifeboats in the UK. The Society has, in the past, made grants to the British Brigade in Santiago but we have now received an urgent appeal from the country-wide organisation which is in need...

June 24, 2020

Dear Members and friends of the Society
Thank you for your generous donation for the Cooking Demonstration by Chef Matias Arteaga. We are thrilled to have your support. Through your donation we have been able to help CocinaPais, Matias’s chosen charity in Chile, which...

May 27, 2020

For many years the Anglo Chilean Society has been making an annual grant to Project Trust to enable two students to spend a year in Chile teaching English.

Erin was one of the Project Trust volunteers we sponsored last year whose stay in Chile was interrupted by the pan...

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.  


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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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July 30, 2020

Mr Ian Duddy has been appointed Ambassador to the Republic of Chile in succession to Mr Jamie Bowden.

Mr Duddy’s priorities will be focused on UK-Chile co-operation in response to the Coronavirus crisis, including efforts for a clean, resilient global economic recovery...

July 28, 2020

The UK is assisting Chile with peatland management and conservation techniques in order to reduce the country’s carbon emission footprint


Peatlands cover just 3% of the world’s surface but store as much carbon as all of the world’s vegetation. But if peatlands de...

July 7, 2020

The Society hosted a webinar entitled:

'The Twin Challenges Facing Chile: Covid-19 and Social Unrest'​ our guest speaker was Prof Andrés Velasco, Dean of the School of Public Policy at LSE and was moderated by Dr Peter West.  It was our second virtual event and was a gr...

June 14, 2020

Thank you for joining us for our first virtual event on Thursday 11th June when we showed a Chilean cooking demonstration with Matias Arteaga Cocinero. At the beginning we had some technical issues for which we apologize but we think at the end we all enjoyed the event...

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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