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The Odder Sideshow intends to rescue secular circus techniques, from the golden age of the great Traditional Circuses, but which fell into disuse due to the risk they imply, namely: the throwing of knives, Fire Swallow, Escapism, Blockhead, Juggling with chainsaw and balance on machetes (…) and interconnect them with clown technique and physical theater. This show seeks to reflect on the emotional sadomasochism of contemporary society’s relationships as a binding link for the circus techniques used. Artistic and Technical Sheet Interpreters: Michael Rosa (Mica Paprika) and Ita Branco Idea: Michael Rosa and Ita Branco Staging: Stefano Bottai Staging Support: Tiago Viegas Light design: João Sofio Music: Ita Branco Prices: to be announced

The world’s number one beach festival is heading to Portugal for the second year running! ️ Afro Nation is a Portuguese summer festival of Afrobeats, hip-hop, dancehall, bashment and R&B that takes place in Praia da Rocha, south of Portimão. We’ll be bringing together some of the most exciting names in afrobeats, hip hop, r&b, dancehall and bashment. Expect world-class programming of live performances and DJ sets over the three days. Boat and beach parties will take place alongside the main festival programme, while those with VIP tickets will have access to dedicated areas and a private bar.  ️ Missed out on tickets? Don’t worry, we have our second pre-sale very soon, sign up below for priority access www.afronation.com

The world’s number one beach festival Afro Nation Portugal 2021 is taking place from the 1st – 3rd July on the incredible Praia da Rocha beach in Portimão, The Algarve. There will be there some of the most exciting names in Afrobeats, Hip hop, R&b, Dancehall and Soca. Expect world-class programming of live performances and DJ sets over an unforgettable three days. More Info www.afronation.com

Algarve is Portugal’s southernmost region, complete with soaring cliffs and golden sandy beaches. With 125 miles of coastline and 300 days of sun a year, it’s the perfect destination to soak up the rays. Portimão is the largest city in the western Algarve. The city is known for its old quarter busy marina and beautiful array of beaches. Praia da Rocha, around two miles south of Portimão, is the town’s main beach boasting stunning red-rock cliffs and glistening water. Portimão has a distinctively Portuguese ambience with plenty for you to do during your stay. From beach relaxation and enjoying the local seafood selection to exploring historical sites. For more information: RollingLoudPortugal.com/blog/

Blues a Sul Algarve Blues Association returns to Teatro Lethes, in Faro, on 27 and 28 November 2020, to present some of the best acoustic Blues performances in the national panorama, which give special emphasis to complicity among musicians. On the 27th, at 21.30, two musicians from the south of Portugal will take the stage: Vitor Bacalhau and Fast Eddie Nelson. On the 28th, the Blues from the north of Portugal will be represented with the acoustic showcase of the Portuguese duo The Smokestackers.

The two members were the founders of Birmingham’s iconic REGGAE triple, which topped the UK’s top three sales on three occasions and sold over 70 million copies. The original UB40 line-up with Ali and Astro enjoyed tremendous success over a 40-year period from 1979 to 2019, including numerous number 1 and several gold and platinum TOP 10, as well as four Grammy nominations. Only with Ali Campbell, the legendary UB40 voice, reunited with Astro. The public can experience the sound of the original UB40 line. All hits will be played. A unique opportunity to watch the sound of REGGAE live, in a show to remember.