Join us for “Banksy: Genius or Vandal”, the first major exhibition in Portugal about the British iconoclast who revolutionized contemporary art and whose identity remains unknown.
The exhibition brings us closer to the controversial artistic universe of one of the most influential creators of recent years, across different thematic areas and over 70 creations including original works, sculptures, installations, videos and photographs.
The guided tour is subsidized by IWP
Av. da Índia, 1300-598 Lisboa
Metro: Cais do Sodré – Change to Train > Belém
Bus: 15E, 728
Participants need to bring along a bus ticket to use to transport from Belem to Ajuda garden.
Please contact Bev for more details.
You have probably heard all about Belém, from being the land holding one of the most iconic buildings ever built in Portugal – the Jerónimos Monastery – to the famous and original custard tarts. But have you ever heard about Ajuda? And better yet, have you heard about Ajuda’s gardens and about their relevance regarding botanical investigation and education?
If not, then come and join us on a 2 hour tour through some of the most interesting gardens in Lisbon and get to learn more about their history, as well as seeing the beautiful landscapes they have to offer
This is the oldest botanical garden in the country, laid out on two levels in 1768 as part of Ajuda Palace.
Its collection of plants grew to reach around 5000 species, but in 1808 the Napoleonic invaders took more than 1500 specimens to Paris.
Despite this loss, today there are still plants from several of Portugal’s former colonies, some centuries-old trees, and is still an elegant place, with statues and a marvelous Baroque fountain decorated with serpents, fish, sea horses, and mythical creatures. There are also some grand views over Belem, the Tagus River and the 25 de Abril Bridge.
Transportation – train to Belem or bus
Lunch will follow at a nearby restaurant. Everyone pays their own. Please advise if you intend to stay on for lunch.
Limit 15 members .
Please sign up with Bev: CulturalEvents.firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept 12th, 2019
A restaurant and sushi bar near the Pestana Hotel and Casa Da Guia.
Starter: Olives, bread and butter
Main: Hake fillet, tomato rice and salad Skewer of chicken breast with basmati rice and salad Vegetarian curry, basmati rice and salad
Dessert: Mango Mouse Passion fruit mousse Fresh Pineapple
Drink: Water Glass of wine Lemonade Small beer
Payment of 12 euros by 16th to IWP PT50003300004551549818105. Please add your name and Bel Ponto reference on payment.
Send verification of payment to email@example.com and choice of mains and dessert from above.
How to get there:
It’s a 25min walk from town or follow the sea for a fabulous walk before lunch!
A short bus ride on the Cascais shopping bus (400) which leaves from the station. Get off opposite the Pestana
OR take the Buscas which also leaves from the train station. Get off at Telepizza and walk 5 mins towards the Pestana.
Numbers limited to 20 people. Email:- firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday 15 Sept to reserve your place.
Starts at: 12:30
Where: Avenida Manuel Júlio Carvalho e Costa, Edifício Oceanário. Cascais 2750-424, Portugal
Please join IWP at Coeur de Fern on Thursday, September 26th for a book reading, book signing and discussion with Ms Stilwell. We will be discussing her book Philippa of Lancaster. Buffet lunch will also be served
Time – 11:30 to 3PM – book discussion followed by lunch at 1:30.
Maximum 35 persons PLACES STILL AVAILABLE!!
For payment, please send €18.50 euros directly to Fern at
PT50 0033 0000 45477764405 05
Is a Portuguese journalist, broadcaster and writer. Her growing success as a writer led her to freelance as a journalist, with a weekly column in Jornal de Negócios, writing articles for Máxima, a women’s magazine, as well as a monthly column for Pais & Filhos magazine.
As a writer, Isabel Stilwell published fiction books, short stories and children’s books, but her passion for historical novels was revealed by the great success of the Portuguese edition of Philippa of Lancaster, in 2007, recently translated into English. Catherine of Braganza was her second novel, and since then she has written five other biographies of queens of Portugal, with more than 200 thousand copies sold. She lives in Sintra.
Her books can be purchased at Bertrand Books or FNAC as well as through Livros Horizonte.
Starts at: 11.30 am
Ends at: 3 pm
Where: Couer de Fern -Travessa da Espera 8, 1200-176 Lisboa
Cost: Price - 18 .50 euros per person. This Event is subsidized by IWP.
Our next Coffee Morning for the Cascais Amigas Group will take place on Friday, September 27th from 10:30 to 12.00 am in sitting area of the Market of Cascais, this is by the little shops opposite the fruit and vegetable market which is open every Wednesday and Saturday morning
I hope that many of you will attend and enjoy our friendly morning.