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“WE ARE ALL THE COLORS” by the German ceramist and sculptor Hein Semke (1899-1995), will open on May 15th, the new cycle of temporary exhibitions at the Museum of Portimão, marking its 13th anniversary and also the Week of Interculturality. The exhibition reveals a set of works of painting, drawing, monotype, sculpture and woodcut of an enormous chromatic diversity, carried out by the artist in Portugal, between 1963 and 1976, previously selected from the collection of one thousand six hundred and seventy-two works Hein Semke’s original works, resulting from the exceptional and generous donation of Teresa Balté, to the Museum of Portimão. The multifaceted, experimental and colorful way of treating the face, body and human figure, especially the female, are the central theme of this new exhibition curated by José Gameiro, who also shows us the creative spontaneity and capacity for expression , humor, the pleasure of experimenting and challenging that accompanies the whole work of Hein Semke. Source: https://www.vivaportimao.pt/a-nao-perder/e-ainda/2201-somos-todas-as-cores-do-hein-semke

The Small Auditorium of TEMPO – Municipal Theater of Portimão receives, next Wednesday, May 12th, at 7 pm, the first musical show of the innovative project “O PALCO É TEU”, an initiative of the Câmara de Portimão to support local artists whose activity has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The collectives Macadâmia and Essências da Marimba start this ‘open call’ launched in the first half of last January and which had 45 applications, between individual artists and bands, of which 33 groups and six solo performers were admitted. Admission is free, but subject to prior ticket collection at the TEMPO ticket office (Tuesday to Saturday, between 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm and on show nights until its beginning).

Open until November 14 in the Temporary and Temporary Exhibitions Room and part of the “MAR” Project of the Algarve Museum Network (RMA), “Ouvir o Oceano” intends to draw attention and convey a strong message to the need to protect beauty and the purity of the oceans, preventing their degradation, in particular through discharges of polluting waste and plastic packaging, as well as through poaching. In a region strongly linked to maritime culture such as Portimão and Algarve, BJ Boulter’s warning makes perfect sense, as the materials in question represent a real threat to the extinction of many species of fish, crustaceans, mammals, turtles and reefs, for the pollution they cause. “Listening to the ocean is urgent!” Artist, designer and film producer, Barbara grew up in Tanzania and Uganda, having received her education in Kenya and London. The artist arrived in the Algarve in 1962, when her British parents acquired “Residencial Pinguim”, in Praia da Rocha. Through his paintings and sculptures, BJ Boulter recalls “the need not only to think, but also to act every day to save the ocean, preventing its contamination.” This exhibition project, following her sculpture “The Waste of a Dolphin” presented in 2019 on the riverside, […]

In Portimão and Alvor, in July and August, the Municipality promotes cultural tours under the light of the moon and stars! 🌙⭐️ 📍On the 1st of July, the night tours return to discover the heritage of Portimão. Some secrets will be unveiled on a walk around the urban landscapes that characterize the city center. Starting at 9 pm, the meeting point will be the Bandstand, located in Praça Manuel Teixeira Gomes, and from there, participants will be invited to visit some of the most emblematic points of the city, such as Praça Manuel Teixeira Gomes, the Garden Bívar, Largo 1º de Dezembro, Igreja Matriz, Alameda da República, among others. They will be guided by techniques from the heritage area of ​​Casa Manuel Teixeira Gomes. 👉Sign up on 282 480 492 (from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm). Registration is free (but mandatory) and limited to a maximum number of 12 people (minimum of 6). In July and August, there will be nights that will leave you seduced by heritage! Follow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CasaManuelTeixeiraGomes

In Portimão and Alvor, in July and August, the Municipality promotes cultural tours under the light of the moon and stars! 🌙⭐️ 📍On the 1st of July, the night tours return to discover the heritage of Portimão. Some secrets will be unveiled on a walk around the urban landscapes that characterize the city center. Starting at 9 pm, the meeting point will be the Bandstand, located in Praça Manuel Teixeira Gomes, and from there, participants will be invited to visit some of the most emblematic points of the city, such as Praça Manuel Teixeira Gomes, the Garden Bívar, Largo 1º de Dezembro, Igreja Matriz, Alameda da República, among others. They will be guided by techniques from the heritage area of ​​Casa Manuel Teixeira Gomes. 👉Sign up on 282 480 492 (from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm). Registration is free (but mandatory) and limited to a maximum number of 12 people (minimum of 6). In July and August, there will be nights that will leave you seduced by heritage! Follow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CasaManuelTeixeiraGomes

The Manuel Teixeira Gomes Municipal Library invites eight writers for four conversations and readings among themselves and with the public at Jardim 1º de Dezembro. ➡️With this initiative, which will take place on June 25th, July 23rd, August 13th and 23rd, in the particularly stimulating environment of a garden, we will have “Verão Azul”, a title inspired by the book “Agosto Azul” by Manuel Teixeira Gomes. The city will meet eight essential writers of Portuguese literature, belonging to various generations, knowing, in this way, eight books written or completed with the sensitivity acquired in times of pandemic. ➡️On June 25, at 6:30 pm, the first paired conversation will take place between João de Melo (“Voices and Shadows Book”) and João Pinto Coelho (“A Time to Pretend”), crossing words about their last two novels . This will be followed, on July 23, by Sandro William Junqueira (“The Bleeding Family” and Ondjaki (“The Book of Dismemberment”, who will talk about these works. On August 13, Lídia Jorge (“In All Directions”) ) will be chatting with Afonso Cruz (“O Vício dos Livros.” Finally, on August 20, the protagonists will be Nuno Júdice (“Return to a Country Setting”), and Luís Filipe Castro Mendes (“Return”). […]

From August 4th to 8th, the riverside area of Portimão is the stage for SARDINE IN CONCERTOS, with the Arade River as a backdrop. Since the Covid-19 pandemic still does not allow the Sardine Festival to return in full, Portimão promotes this set of concerts for the whole family, in which the health prevention rules in force will be complied with. The national performers dominate the poster, composed by Resistencia (4th), Toy (5th), João Pedro Pais (6th), Gisela João (7th) and Miguel Araújo (8th) Tickets on sale from this Friday. ℹ+ info: https://tinyurl.com/4wyft59t

The photography exhibition “De Polo a Polo” was inaugurated yesterday in the riverside area of Portimão. The beauty and fragility of the blue planet, in serious danger due to Man’s intervention, is now evident until September 8 in the 52 panels, brought to Portimão by the “la Caixa” Foundation and by BPI in collaboration with National Geographic. The Municipality of Portimão, through the Manuel Teixeira Gomes Library, hosted and co-organized the initiative, which had the support of the APS-Administration of the Ports of Sines and Algarve, SA, among other entities and individuals that made this event possible. Photo credits: Trainee Sara Gonçalves/ Professional School Gil Eanes de Portimão 3°Photography

Did you know that from July to September “There’s life in the market” in Alvor? During these days, stop by the Municipal Market of Alvor and discover local and regional products, watch the Showcookings and find Art in the Market, Antiques and  even Crafts! There will be no shortage of entertainment to give the Market even more life! More info at https://vivaportimao.pt/…/2314-ha-vida-no-mercado-alvor

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