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IN DECEMBER THERE ARE PARTY FLAVORS IN A DOCUMENTARY EXHIBITION AT THE SILVES MUNICIPAL LIBRARY During the month of December, in the António Lobo Antunes room, the Silves Municipal Library hosts a thematic documentary exhibition dedicated to Christmas gastronomic themes. It is a good opportunity for readers to discover a wide range of bibliography dedicated to this topic. On Christmas Eve we gather the family at the table and enjoy dishes that have been common over the years but always taste good! There are so many Christmas traditions around the world. This variety is also reflected at the table with many typical dishes; some more appealing than others, others more eccentric or colorful and, still, those that we are already finding on Portuguese tables. Which ones would you try? Let yourself be surprised by your Library’s proposals.

HAVE YOU EVER VISITED THE EXHIBITION “TREES AND CANAVAIS II”, BY JORGE SANTOS? The Misericórdia Church, in Silves, hosts the exhibition “Arvoredos e Canaviais II”, by artist Jorge Santos, until January 12th. The exhibition, curated by João Silvério, aims to pay homage to the work of artist Jorge Santos and his memory, in the place where he was born. His artistic production, carried out over almost a quarter of a century, is very vast: drawings, paintings, screen prints, photographs, videos, sculptures, tiles and a very considerable number of the artist’s books, but also annotated notebooks where we find studies for various projects in each of these areas of creation, many of them accomplished and others that, being part of his work process, contributed to many other works, some of them unpublished. The exhibition, the second in this cycle dedicated to his work, presents a selection of works very representative of his artistic career, from a more intimate perspective. It is a moment to share his memory and the legacy of a very unique, contemporary work closely linked to the human expression of a poetic and imaginary that is close to us. It should be noted that his works were exhibited […]

Salt Nativity Scene visitable from December 7, 2023 to January 7, 2024 09h00-13h00 | 2:30pm-5:30pm With artisanal elements, in river cane, built by the hands of basket maker Martinho, an apprentice of the late António Gomes; Collections of Ernesto Pires and the Castro Marim Parish Council; A starry sky that invokes the feelings that illustrate the story, of light, hope and love, and makes the base of this nativity scene, the “white gold” of Castro Marim, shine even more. A joint organization of the Municipality of Castro Marim and the Castro Marim Parish Council.

The exhibition of the winning works and the awarding of prizes to the winners of the 23rd Portimão Photographic Race, held this year in person and online, is scheduled for December 9th, starting at 5pm, at the Portimão Museum. This initiative, integrated into the City Day celebrations, saw the registration of 157 photography lovers in the two modalities, not only from the Algarve, but from various parts of the country and ten nationalities, giving a strong international dimension to the event. During the face-to-face test, which took place in the Municipality of Portimão on May 20th, participants had the opportunity to creatively record three photographs on each of the eight themes proposed and delivered throughout the day, about cultural and natural heritage, experiences , people, social work and leisure environments. In addition to the in-person format, encouraging participants to travel and discover the territory of the municipality of Portimão, this year the organization also intended to continue online participation. In this case, those registered in the digital distance modality were able to send their 12 photos from any location, in a special edition on the theme “Freedom”, based on the following four subthemes: 1st – Signs of freedom; 2nd – […]

The municipality of Lagoa is preparing the biggest Christmas ever, with a vast program, for children and adults, which includes a natural ice rink, carousels, Christmas fairs throughout the municipality, musical shows, walks, nativity scenes, streets and lots of entertainment childish. The municipality of Lagoa will present, for a month, a Christmas program dedicated to the entire community and throughout the municipality. The city of Lagoa will host a Christmas square, between November 30th and December 30th, in the Carlos do Carmo Municipal Auditorium square, and will be the epicenter of Christmas in the municipality. This square will have a natural ice rink, carousels, Santa’s house, entertainment shows for children and seniors, as well as musical shows for everyone. It will be open to the public, from Monday to Friday, between 2pm and 7pm, on Saturdays from 10am to 9pm and on Sundays from 10am to 7pm. On Fridays there will be shows, at 3:30 pm, aimed at the senior community, on Saturdays, at 6:00 pm, musical shows and on Sundays, at 3:30 pm, children’s entertainment shows. The school community, namely pre-school and 1st cycle students, will have the opportunity to visit the space, enjoy it and watch a children’s […]

A year of adventure has passed, the third moment of the Scenarios program looks at the possible legacy of this National Odyssey, without losing sight of the challenges of the future. An exercise in projecting new paths for national culture, now from Loulé. Round tables At the event, two round tables will be held. One dedicated to reviewing the activity, looking back at the last quarter of the National Odyssey, during the year 2023. Another, dedicated to sharing good practices, as a starting point for an open discussion around the general themes of the meeting. Forums Two citizenship forums, one dedicated to young people and the other to cultural structures and social entrepreneurs in the Alentejo and Algarve regions, reflect on sustainable strategies for the future of the region and the country. Debates Panels of experts debate different topics related to contemporary culture, confronting local and regional realities and practices. In an action that brings together the research areas of the University of Algarve, the relationship between culture and academia is also sought. The National Odyssey program taken to the Alentejo and Algarve regions will also be under analysis at this meeting. Showcases Informal presentation of theatrical projects from the […]

“Where is the Repertoire” For us musicians/teachers, sharing music is a huge source of inspiration. Observing the student’s evolution process from the first time they approach a piece, to the stage in which they are able to perform it, is a very exciting and rewarding experience. Helping to point out paths, feeds expectations, boosts self-esteem in realizing dreams and career ambitions. In this Masterclass we will look for possible paths through repertoire choices, in an exercise of reflection, an essential factor in the interpretation of jazz, the music of Liberdade! Reservations can be made by email orchestrajazzalgarve@gmail.com or Tel. 929242120. The event has limited places, and is aimed at the general public, with an emphasis on music students and musicians. Support: DGArtes, Silves City Council.

Santa Claus Parade Olhão Municipality Starts at 2pm Republic Avenue Touring the city of Olhão, Fuseta, Moncarapacho, Pechão and ending next to Bandstand Olhão. The entire population of the Municipality of Olhão can join the event. Bring a Good Food Motoconvivio de Olhão Motorcycle Club Moncarapacho Pata Negra Motard Group Gmp G M Pechão CMA Algarve – FARO Municipality of Olhão Quelfes Parish Council Parish of Olhão Parish of Pechão Union of Parishes of Moncarapacho and Fuseta Line Star Life

As part of the application “Tavira with the Mediterranean Diet – A sustainable tourist destination Audience: Families with children aged 8 to 12 Upon registration: 281 320 568 (limited number of participants) link: https://forms.gle/upLoApSxuZDAkd5Z8 ORG.: Municipality of Tavira | Partnership: Association In Contact Tavira