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The largest nativity scene in the country returns to Vila Real de Santo António, starting on November 28 (Saturday), and, of course, once again sets another record, surpassing the bar of 5600 figures. To bring this initiative to life, which comes of age in 2020, upon completing its 18th edition, it took more than 40 days and 2500 hours of work, although preparations began several months ago, even in the face of the uncertainty of the pandemic of the Covid-19. As usual, the list of materials used in its construction is extensive and includes more than 20 tons of sand, 4 tons of stone dust, 3000 kg of cork and hundreds of props. All these efforts allowed the Presépio Gigante to reach, once again, the goal of 230 square meters, occupying the entire exhibition area of ​​the António Aleixo Cultural Center, with thousands of figures, many made from scratch by its authors and others that can reach the several hundred euros. In 2020, the structure presents itself with a new configuration, but it has evocative pieces from the region, namely Praça Marquês de Pombal, the old huts of Monte Gordo beach, the salt pans, the traditional Algarve norms, as well […]

The Exhibition of Cribs and Saints at the Casa do Real Compromisso Marítimo de Ferragudo began on December 2, 2020 until January 6, 2021. Monday / Wednesday / Friday and Sunday from 3pm to 6pm.

Applications are now open! ** Financial support of 500 euros for each individual artist and 1000 euros for each band. Individual musicians residing in Portimão, or bands in which at least one of the members resides in this city, with a minimum of one year of proven artistic activity, and who have suffered a drop in income or who have suspended their its activity due to the pandemic. ** Until January 15th send your application to portimaoopalcoeteu@cm-portimao.pt, with a brief curriculum, full address and TIN, and a short description (up to 2,500 characters) of the musical project. ** A signed declaration of commitment of honor must also be attached, attesting that the artist / band fulfills the requested requirements. ** A video can also be sent up to five minutes. The stage is yours

The paintings in the show in the Recreativa from 11th November 2020-11th of January 2021 have the theme: BACK TO BLACK. Inspired by The Empty Boat by Chuang Tzu Tineke made a new serie of paintings. ———————— Tineke Storteboom (1962) graduated in 1992 from the Painting department of the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Exhibitions of her work have been held in The Netherlands and abroad, at Galerie Hof en Huyser, Suzanne Biederberg and the Raw Gallery in London. Drawings and paintings are in private collections in The Netherlands and in collections of the Rabobank and the Ministry of the Interior. Furthermore in private collections in among others Italy, United States of America, England, China. In order to make her work more accessible, Tineke exhibits at less-than-ordinary venues: paintings in plain nature on the island of Schokland, at the Batavia museum, the courtyard of the Spanish garrison in Maastricht, and in abandoned buildings. Currently she lives in Olhão, Portugal.

The city and the county are dressed in light and color to welcome Christmas. To mark this special time of year, the municipality prepares a program that promises a lot of street entertainment, concerts, shows, fun and, of course, the presence of Santa Claus.

The Municipality of Vila do Bispo will celebrate the International Day of Educating Cities, marked on November 30, and the 30th anniversary of the proclamation of the Charter of European Cities, the itinerary of the cities that make up the International Association of Educating Cities (AICE). To mark this edition, which has the motto “30 years of transforming people and cities for a better world”, the Cultural Center of Vila do Bispo receives, on November 30, an exhibition entitled “30 years of Educating Cities”. In this show you will be able to appreciate 20 wooden hands decorated with the 20 principles of the Charter. It is a set of works, where each hand explains a principle, carried out by students of pre-school and 1st cycle of the municipality. The initiative aims to make known to the little ones the principles that guide this document and the respective association. We recall that the Municipality of Vila do Bispo integrates, since September 2019, the AICE and, consequently, the Portuguese Territorial Network of Educating Cities (RTCE), which currently has 84 municipalities on the continent and autonomous regions that have signed the Charter Educating Cities. The Charter of Educating Cities is a unifying element […]

CHRISTMAS AT LAGOS 2020 December 1st to January 6th Location: Lagos Municipality Org .: CM Lagos, in partnership with ACRAL and Algarcine Cinemas de Lagos Lagos dresses up with the colors, sounds and Christmas lights to celebrate another festive season. The municipality proposes a series of activities and initiatives to promote the values ​​of Christmas in complete safety and comfort. Celebrate the magic of Christmas with Lagos! CHRISTMAS SHOP CONTEST December 1st to January 6th In order to boost local commerce, the Lacobrigense municipality promotes this initiative to encourage Christmas shopping in complete safety. The shop window contest, aimed at merchants who have an establishment in the municipality of Lagos, who get into the Christmas spirit through the decoration of their shop windows. CHRISTMAS IN LOCAL COMMERCE December 1st to January 5th This initiative to encourage Christmas shopping in local stores aims to reward customers of participating establishments with 50 vouchers worth 100 € to be discounted in the Lacobrigense commerce, and to qualify, just make a purchase worth 10 € or more in these stores. stores. The draw will be held on January 6, 2021, Kings Day. CHRISTMAS December 5th to 27th | 10 am-5pm Lagos Zoo The magic […]

This is a digital and interactive program, which runs over 8 weeks, starting on January 4 and ending on February 28, 2021. The reasons that led to its development were based on the following data: – Between January and March 2020, the sale of anxiolytics increased by 5% over the same period last year (Infarmed, 2020). – Almost half (49.2%) of Portuguese (participants in the study) reported moderate or severe psychological impacts resulting from the pandemic (Mauro Paulino, 2020). – The loss of productivity due to absenteeism and presentism caused by stress and mental health problems can cost Portuguese companies up to € 3.2 billion per year (OPP, 2020). – Previous socio-economic crises reveal a clear association with an increase in Mental Health problems (suicide, mood and anxiety disorders, psychological suffering, etc.) and a decrease in well-being (OPP, 2020) For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/370780160819474/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22discovery_top_tab%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22bookmark%22%7D]%7D 

Anita’s Stories Reading of “João porcalhão” by David Roberts

The circus workshops of Casa das Virtudes broaden their modalities. • From January 4th we start the Juggling Workshop … • From 16 years old • Mondays and Fridays • From 19h00 to 20h30 • Sign up fast • + INFO DM or 926 636 974 • – Due to the rules of the DGS, prior contact is requested to schedule the first class. – In compliance with the defined rules, the number of students will be limited. – Casa das Virtudes has implemented ALL the necessary measures to carry out the workshops in maximum security.