Based in seaside town of Southend-on-sea, Essex, the Anglo-Hispanic Circle welcomes newcomers, native speakers, expats, Spanish language students of all ages and levels or indeed anyone interested in learning a bit about Latin America, its culture and the Spanish language.
We aim to provide opportunities for Spanish, Latin-American, and Essex communities to get together.
The meetings normally begin at 7.45 pm take place at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 418 Southchurch Road, SS1 2QB
Admission £4. (Tea and coffee included)
Exploring Traditional Latin American Tea Culture
Yerba mate Illex Paraguayensis A. St.-Hil. (L.) is a species of the holly genus Ilex (L.) which also has the characteristic red berries (technically drupes) and four lobed white flowers in common with its cousin European holly Ilex aquifolium (L.).
Its botanical name was penned by the French botanist Auguste François César Prouvençal de Saint-Hilaire who travelled approx 9,000 km from Southeast Brazil to Río de la Plata in modern day Argentina from 1816 to 1822.