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About bcsl

The BCSL(British and Commonwealth Society of Luanda) group in Luanda exists to provide friendship, fun and laughter to the British and Commonwealth community in Luanda, Angola. Come and join us

Calling All Budding Thespians! LIS Community Production – 10 March 2017

LIS are organising a community production which will be performed in their theatre March 10th 2017. It will be a collection of scenes from well known musicals and they are looking for volunteers for cast and crew to make it … Continue reading

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Angola Restaurant Week – LBW Dinner October 27th

  Angola Restaurant Week runs from October 24th until 30th with participating restaurants offering lunch for Akz4,000 and dinner for Akz6,000. The LBW have booked tables at two participating restaurants for dinner on Thursday 27th October at 1930.  The restaurants are … Continue reading

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Information from the British Embassy for People Visiting and Living in Angola

Are you British? Are you living in or planning to visit Angola? If so:  ·         You’re no longer required to register with us, but you should read our Travel Advice at  https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/angola   and sign up for email updates.  ·         You … Continue reading

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DONATIONS NEEDED! ASSOCIACAO ABANDONA DE CRIANCA ANGOLANA (AACA)

This is a girls’ orphanage situated in the City, by the Igreja Sagrada Familia. They care for roughly 90 girls between the ages of 8 and 18.  Unlike some other orphanages at which some of our members may volunteer, AACA … Continue reading

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Monthly Activities

What to look forward to in May: Weekly coffee get-togethers continue in the South in Talatona (Fridays 10:30 am – 2:00 pm) at HCTA Hotel lobby coffee shop. Children welcome. ***City coffee gatherings in recess until September. Contact us for information … Continue reading

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LBW AGM

Tuesday 15 March 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Please include this date in your diary for the LBW AGM which is to be hosted at the British Embassy. The meeting will include the annual meeting, and also lunch supplied by the LBW … Continue reading

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LBW Angola Membership

LBW wishes to invite you to join or renew your membership for 2016. Please see the LBW website for details on LBW and activities. To become a member of the LBW – please complete Membership Application Form 2016 form and email it … Continue reading

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The end of the first month of ’16 is approaching but..

…there’s still plenty to do in Luanda. Weekly coffee’s continue in the city (Tuesdays) and Talatona (Fridays). January 27th, LBW’s monthly lunch is scheduled at Zenith, Zenith Towers, in Talatona at 12 noon. If you’d like to join, please let us … Continue reading

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It’s 2016! LBW is ready to roll…

Hello to you all and may 2016 may be a healthy, fun and productive year living in Luanda. LBW is ready to resume activities following the holiday break: Let’s join together at: Monthly Pub Grub Friday – Friday 8 January  The first Friday of every … Continue reading

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New Shopping Centre -Xyami

Xyami, literally translated means ‘.com’ and from Kinbundu this means ‘Our Land’. On December 11, Luanda opened it’s doors to a new shopping complex, comprising 63 shops in Nova Vida. Including numerous play areas for children, a multi-plex cinema, Kero, … Continue reading

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Feliz Natal, LBW Angola

We are well into the Christmas season and I took note of challenges Angolano’s were facing in this last week: men riding double on scooters on flash-flooded roads, wearing supermarket plastic bags duct-taped onto their feet/legs; women sheltering from the … Continue reading

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Angola Field Group continues..

As many expats and local people in the Angola community are becoming aware, our patrons of the Angola Field Group Tako and Henriette Koning have left Angola after 15-20 years. This couple were incredibly active in Luanda and beyond and … Continue reading

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Christmas Carols – Saturday December 5th

Get into the festive spirit and join us on the Terrace at the Residence of the British Embassy for Christmas carol singing and refreshments.  Full details will be sent out soon. If you are interested in joining the choir please … Continue reading

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Today We observe 40 Years since Liberation in Angola

We’ve had fireworks at midnight, today canons have fired, and all around the city fresh Angola flags are flying. The national flag of Angola came into use at independence on November 11, 1975 and was initially politically associated and Soviet influenced. … Continue reading

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IFAL English teacher update

You will remember last month LBW made a contribution to IFAL to the tune of AKz 25,000. Part of this was to support end of year conference costs. Lis da Rocha (British Council teacher) sent through the following photos after the graduation … Continue reading

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An opportunity to contribute…join the Polio vaccination campaign

A message from Africare: The next Polio Vaccination campaign is confirmed for the 23rd, 24th and 25th of October 2015. Africare is a leading non-governmental organization (NGO) committed to addressing African development and policy issues by working in partnership with … Continue reading

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LBW gift to further enhance English training for local teachers.

We were approached recently by Lis da Rocha, a very experienced British Council English teacher, who is currently working with IFAL training English language teachers here in Luanda.  The idea is for the new English language teachers to, in turn, train further … Continue reading

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October is Black History Month in the UK…

  Since 1987 Black History Month has been celebrated every October in the United Kingdom.   The event is formally recognised by the Government and highlights the contributions Africa and African peoples make to the economic, social and political landscape … Continue reading

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October opportunities…

We are already into October and there are plenty of opportunities to gather together, sharing friendship and knowledge of Lovely Luanda. Wednesday 7th October – Café Rencontre  – 0800-1200hrs – the annual, beginning of school year, get-together for Les marraines de Luanda is … Continue reading

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October Monthly Lunch is tomorrow!!

Join us noon at Chic in Talatona for sushi as well as meat and fish dishes. Chic is in the Atlantico Biz Ctr in Talatona. When you drive to the small Casa dos Frescos next to Condominio Kyanda you pass … Continue reading

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