Sunday, 25 June 2017
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Senior Bikers 7th Anniversary LunchThe motorcycle riders of the Algarve Senior Bikers celebrated the 7th year of the group's existence with lunch at Restaurante A Kanga in Santa Barbara de Nexe. 
The lunch organised by John Tavener was followed by Celebration Cakes made by Dee Shirley.

OXALÁ - the new theatre performance by AL TeatroOxalá, or in other words, "God willing". This expression, so well known to all the Portuguese people, has its roots, as so many other Portuguese words, in the Arabic language.

But the Portuguese Arabic heritage is much more than words. Arabic influences are cultural, architectural, economical and social, and are the result of five centuries of this people occupation in the south area of our country. Based on this cultural heritage and on the civilization peak of these people, the theatre company AL Teatro created the theatre performance OXALÁ.

Activity Algarve Bike Rides

Thanks to all who attended the rides last week. Here are the times and locations for this weeks rides.


Summer fun starts this weekend!This June there's plenty of fun in store - Carvoeiro’s 4th ‘Black & White Night’, Silves Beer Fest, “Santos Populares”  in Portimão and Lagoa Jazz Fest.

'Take a Moment' Exhibition opens June 21stThe Algarve Artists Network will celebrate their 10th anniversary on Wednesday 21st June, from 6pm to 10pm in the Olive Grove at Casa Jacaranda, Sitio dos Quartos, Loule.

You can see installations by 21 artists in the exhibition entitled Take a Moment.  The exhibition is open until July 31st. Entrance is free.

We hope you will take the time to come and enjoy this art event in a unique location together with us!

GPS: 37 06 44.71 N, 8 0200.18 W


AHSThe Mine of São Domingos Monday June 19th and 20th, and Portugal ́s African Wars 1961 - 1974 on June 27th and 30th.

The Mine of São Domingos - The mine at Saõ Domingos near Mértola is of great interest to British people in particular. For over one hundred years this remote spot in the Alentejo was the home of a British community in charge of the exploitation of a copper and sulphur mine. The story of the mine goes back to remote antiquity, since it was worked during Roman times, and possibly even before that. Rediscovered in the 1850s, the mine was leased to a British company who ensured that it became one of the most successful copper mines of that age.

BIKE MY SIDE During June, Bike my Side will offer national and foreign residents in the Algarve a 50% discount on the special Postcard Collection tour, an initiative that aims to provide everyone with a sidecar baptism, discovering the beautiful city of Portimão and its surroundings.

Under the motto "Sidecar for All", the campaign aims to mark the five years of Bike my Side in the Algarve and the relaunch of its website implemented by Crochet, a Design & Communication company, which sought to follow the best practices of HTML in terms of syntax and semantics. A focus was placed on the usability and accessibility of the platform so that all users, without exception, can access it with as few restrictions as possible. This work is still under way, trying to reduce as much as possible any difficulties in navigating the site.

Algarve Smooth Jazz Festival VILA VITA Parc welcomes for the second time the Algarve Smooth Jazz Festival, “Europe's greatest Soul, Funk & Jazz Party at the Atlantic Ocean”

The Algarve Smooth Jazz Festival, organized by Smooth Entertainment, that gathers the biggest and best international names in jazz, soul and funk, will be returning for the second time to VILA VITA Parc, from the 26th September to the 1st October 2017.