Designed to publicise what is on offer in Madrid in English, the late afternoon event hosted 34 stalls from a variety of community and social groups, local charities, clubs, pubs and sports teams, all with a common theme, the English language. Over 300 people attended, enjoying the convivial and vibrant atmosphere that prevailed in the Church’s Community Hall and the walled garden under the 200 year old fig tree.
Amongst the guests was the Honorary President of the British Benevolent Fund in Madrid, the British Ambassador to Spain, Simon Manley CMG, and the British Consul Madrid, Sarah Jane Morris. One of the highlights of the evening was a live performance by the International Gospel Choir who treated us to a superb rendition of several popular songs.
Remarkably this event was the first time such a comprehensive group from the English Speaking Community of Madrid had gathered together to promote their goods and services, and the British Benevolent Fund hopes to make it an annual fixture on the Madrid social calendar.
The full list of organisations that attended is as follows:
The American Club of Madrid
The American Women’s Club
The British Benevolent Fund
The British Cementary
The British Consulate and Health Team
The British Ladies Association
Cafeteria run by Maddog Tavern & Best of Britain
The Caledonian Association
The Gospel Choir
The Hash House Harriers
Hiking in Madrid
The International English Speakers Group
The International Newcomers Group
Los Naranjas Hockey Club
Madrid Lions RFC
Madrid Scouts and Beavers
The Navy League Madrid
The Scottish Country Dancing Group
St George’s Anglican Church
St George’s Guild
St George’s Mother & Toddler Group
Yoga at St Georges
Please check out the English-Speaking Community of Madrid facebook page and twitter feed for more information on all of the above organisations and other up coming events in English.
Facebook – http://facebook.com/EnglishSpeakingCommunityofMadrid/
Twitter – @MadridEngComm