Pollen:The Musical is Ian Carfrae's brainchild and it was a pleasure to be there at its birth tonight (October 20). I could never imagine that the Algarveans would be up to successfully performing another musical (Honk being the first), but tonight proved just how wrong I could be.
Thanks to everyone who came along on Sunday morning , we had a rain free and enjoyable ride from Loule.
CRAIG OGDEN, the renowned Australian guitarist, who last played for the Amigos at São Lourenço in 2013, will be giving 2 very varied recitals during November 2016. The first recital will be on Tuesday November 8th. and will feature compositions by Giuliani, George Harrison, Lennon & McCartney, Tippett, Bach, Albeniz and Ryan. The second recital will be on Thursday November 10th. and Craig will play pieces by Dowland, Berkeley, Reinhardt, Walton, Bach, Lauro Morel and Albeniz.
Our immensely popular Wine Tasting Dinner is back at Espiche with exciting new wines and dishes! Please join us on Friday, November 4th for a wonderful epicurean evening.
On Tuesday 8th November, the Algarve Archaeological Association (AAA) will be presenting two lectures, in English, by Peter and Sonja Schroeder. The first lecture will be at 2.30pm at the Museu do Trajo in Sao Bras, the second lecture will be at 5.45pm at the Convento de Sao Jose in Lagoa. Peter and Sonja Schroeder have combined their careers in film and opera with their long term interest in history and archaeology. They met whilst filming the 'Barber of Seville' and their honeymoon was spent on 'The Marriage of Figaro'. Sonja's career in opera and her interest in archaeology were both kindled by a (terrible!) production of Aida experienced in Covent Garden when she was just 16. They have lived and worked all over the world and made their first visit to Turkey in 1973 on a camping holiday; they have been back regularly ever since. In this talk they will bring us on a journey through every era since prehistory and the rich heritage still there to be experienced.
On October 28th in the Clubhouse presentation room at Boavista Golf in Lagos, afpop and Luzdoc will be presenting the third in their series of Talk About Health sessions – the subject is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
COPD is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstruction of the airflow from the lungs, making breathing difficult. People with COPD are at increased risk of developing heart disease, lung cancer and a variety of other conditions. It is one of the leading causes of death and a major cause of disability. It develops slowly, limiting the ability to do routine basic daily activity.
'Persepolis' Talk by Peter Kingdon Booker on Tuesday 25 October and Friday 28 October, and a Guided walk by Isabel Macieira on Wednesday 26 October.