2016-2017 Season

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2016 Timeline of Recent Events

To read more about recent events at Estrela Hall, click here to read our 2016 Timeline of Recent Events.

Our new 2016/17 committee and an update on Estrela Hall

Dear Members and supporters,

First of all, a huge thank you to all who came to the AGM on Sunday 20th March. Vital points were brought up, which the current committee is now committed to discuss and reflect upon.

The new structure for the 2016/17 committee is as follows:

Alexandra Bochmann (chairman)
Cassandra Woolford (treasurer)
Celia Williams
Colin Lee-Warden
Elizabeth Bochmann
Jonathan Weightman
Keith Davis
Nicki Bailey
Peter Dawson
Stephen Bull (secretary)
Suresh Nampuri

This year the committee has assigned representatives of 3 main areas of interest, who can be contacted by you, as and when applicable, for any queries, suggestions or proposals:

Artistic department
Celia Williams: celiawilliams@lisbonplayers.com.pt

Operations department (day-to-day running)
Cassandra Woolford: cassandrawoolford@lisbonplayers.com.pt

Estrela Hall Action department
Stephen Bull: stephenbull@lisbonplayers.com.pt

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you so require.  Of course, you can also contact us via lisplayers@gmail.com  and via our facebook page www.facebook.com/lisbonplayers

Our petition has been gaining huge support, but we need to keep on collecting signatures.  Please share the link with everyone you can think of.  To date we have 1,793 signatures – let’s get to 5,000 soon!

Here is the link again: https://www.change.org/p/sos-estrela-hall-2016

Recent press coverage includes the following link to the programme on TVi last Wednesday http://tviplayer.iol.pt/video/56eb152e0cf25dc1853cf88a, an article in the Portugal News, http://www.theportugalnews.com/news/lisbons-oldest-english-language-theatre-group-fears-eviction-from-home-after-69-years/37731, and another article in last week’s magazine Sábado.

We will update you soon with more information and news of our forthcoming production of Antigone, which opens on April 21st.

Onwards and upwards!

NEWS OF ESTRELA HALL

The President of the Junta de Freguesia of Campo de Ourique, Pedro Cegonho, yesterday proposed to the Assembleia Municipal de Lisboa that they should recommend to the Câmara Municipal (CML) to consider buying the Estrela Site; this was accepted unanimously.

You can see the minutes here:
http://www.am-lisboa.pt/302000/1/004411,000075/index.htm

Lisbon Players have always maintained our wish to continue providing English speaking theatre in Estrela Hall.
This is not only for the British community who we have served for many decades, but also the growing public of English speakers of many origins in Lisbon, not least the Portuguese.

We are now optimistic that the people of Lisbon, through their elected representatives, are seeking a solution that ALL involved can benefit from, be they theatre-goers, patients who might use the British Hospital, others with a historical link to the ‘Estrela Site’ or people who care about Lisbon’s rich history.

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