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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 Viscount Montgomery of Alamein CBE
                                The Baroness Hooper CMG
                                Lady Ballyedmond

Upcoming event

Tom Bartram has spent the last 12 years working with both Chilean and Peruvian pisco and on this occasion will focus on the premium Peruvian pisco.

Javiera Lorenzini  who has been promoting Chilean pisco for many years will talk about the premium market and the importance of Chile and Peru working together.

Glen Hooper will be in charge or preparing four delicious pisco cocktails. As well as being a drinks consultant Glen has worked as a bartender in more than
40 top venues.

We are delighted that this exclusive premium pisco evening will be hosted by three top pisco experts:

30 Jan 2020, 7PM

St Peter's Church,
119 Eaton Square,
Belgravia, SW1W 9AL
Members & Member's Guests only 

Register HERE

An opportunity to learn about the Chilean and Peruvian premium pisco
industries with a panel of experts, pisco cocktails and a selection
of different brands samples accompanied with empanadas.

Our Charitable Work 

From General Funds

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...

July 10, 2019

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. This is another short story from two student we sponsored and went to the same school, Emily Dick and Imogen Dixo...

February 26, 2019

One of the two principal objectives of The Anglo Chilean Society is to help worthy causes in Chile. 

We received a request for help from the Red Cross in La Calera, a town 70 miles north of capital Santiago. They needed financial assistance to help older adults on outin...

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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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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...

October 28, 2019

Chilean guitarist Emmanuel Sowicz gave a sparkling recital on Saturday evening at the London Guitar Festival at Kings Place Hall. He included the world premiere of a piece entitled "Chilean Fantasy on Traditional English Melodies", which the Alan Macdonald Endowment of...

October 27, 2019

A blue plaque has been commissioned to remember the forgotten Robledo brothers, who are the first South Americans to play professional football in Britain.

George and Ted moved to Barnsley in 1932 and became integral members of the Newcastle United team which won 2 succ...

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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