Symposium on the British Presence in Bahia

I’m organising the “INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON DIPLOMACY, ECONOMICS AND CULTURE: THE HISTORY OF THE BRITISH PRESENCE IN BAHIA” which will be held from 3rd to 8th November 2008 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

This cultural event is being promoted by the St. George’s Society and carried out by my company, Five-Star International Communications. It has the support and approval of the British Embassy, is in receipt of funding from FAPESB and is being hosted by the Centro de Memória da Bahia, Fundação Pedro Calmon from 3 to 7 November.

Participation is free of charge; however, places are limited. If you are interested in participating, please contact me, Sabrina Gledhill, at to reserve your place.

From 3 to 7 Nov, the programme will be in Portuguese at the auditorium of the Central Library in Barris. On the 8th, a special event will be held at the British Cemetery Chapel, where the presentations that were translated during the main event will be given once again in English, without translation:
Marc Herold – “The British Contribution to Bahia”
Louise Guenther – “The British Merchant Community in Bahia in the 19th century”
John Vignoles – “Charles Blacker Vignoles and Hutton Vignoles: The British engineers who built the Bahia and São Francisco Railway”

For further information (in Portuguese) visit:

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