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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 

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

The Embassy and the Consulate will be closed
to the public from Tuesday 24th March 
The Consulate will continue answering urgent queries
related to world emergency COVID-19
through the email 

Read more HERE


COVID-19 health and safety precautions 

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.  


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...

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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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May 22, 2020

9.5 Magnitude - May 22, 1960 near Valdivia, Chile

"The Great Chilean Earthquake"

The world's largest earthquake with an instrumentally documented magnitude occurred on May 22, 1960 near Valdivia, in southern Chile. It was assigned a magnitude of 9.5 by the United States...

May 21, 2020

Every 21st of May the Chilean Navy commemorates the legendary bravery of Captain Arturo Prat and the crew of the Esmeralda at the Battle of Iquique in 1879 and England pays its annual tribute at the grave of Admiral Thomas Cochrane, the 10th Earl of Dundonald and wreat...

May 21, 2020

Many people around the world are spending their time daydreaming about travel since most destinations are not currently open to visitors. Chile is inviting you to get to know the beautiful places and the extreme adventures that are waiting for you in this country when...

May 1, 2020

The delayed  2020 AGM of the Anglo Chilean Society took place 'virtually' at 5pm on the 29th April.

The Chairman was delighted that so many had been able to join us for the meeting.  In fact  some members were able to join who live outside London who would not normally...

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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