Sovereign opens the door to Culture

MAY 9, 2019

The event “Freedom, A Poet, A Painter, A Vision” took place on May 3 rd and was a huge success. Having taken place at Templo Portugal in Lisbon, it consisted of a cocktail with poetry and music and had about 300 guests, among them Masons and non-Masons.

Grand Master João Pestana Dias gave an initial speech on the New Portuguese Freemasonry and the role of the Sovereign. The guests also had the opportunity to watch a film where they could meet famous Mason poets and painters.

This event was attended by the following artists:

Painting: Mariola Landowska, Márcia Dias, Antónia Sem, Jorge Bandeira, José Augusto Coelho, Santiago Belacqua, Xicofran.

Poetry: Wislawa Szymborska, Lopito Feijó, António Sem, Eduardo de Jesus Alves, Manuel Veiga, José Braga Gonçalves, “Fernando António Nogueira Pessoa”, Susana Pires.

Photograph: Fernando Branquinho.

Special guests: Fernando Pereira, Ricardo Carriço, António Pinto Basto, Fernando Correia.