Wednesday, 27 May 2015
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Activity Algarve Bike Rides

We experienced some pleasantly warm cycling weather last week and enjoyed three good rides.

On Wednesday some familiar trails around Almancil, Saturday some new trails from Santa Barbara da Nexe and then on Sunday some new tracks between Santa Caterina and Tavira.

Norway’s National dayOn the 18th May, Norway’s National day was celebrated at Hotel Pestana Alvor Praia.

The event was attended by the Ambassadors from Norway, the Honorary Consul of Norway in the Algarve, some consuls, Portuguese local entities and Norwegian expats living in the Algarve.

Walking FootballWalking Football, a slow-paced version of the beautiful game aimed at the over 50s. Why not join us to help keep an active lifestyle, improve fitness, have fun and meet new friends. Only €3 per session.

Insurance for Foreigners in Portugal Seminarafpop has organised a second seminar aimed at clarifying the options available on insurances and using insurance for investment. Presentations by Henrique Pinheiro of Medal Insurance and Matthew Krystman from Blevins Franks, will cover many important aspects of relevance to foreigners residing in Portugal.

The Master of the WhodunitDeadly Nightcap - the latest production by the Algarveans Theatre Group was written by the master of the whodunit. To the children of the 1950s and 60s, who grew up in the radio and early television age, Francis Durbridge was the man who took you to a world of house-boats on the Thames, luxurious Knightsbridge service flats, fast open-topped sports cars whipping along the Kingston bypass; a world where all women were chic and svelte and elegantly apparelled, men wore cravats and camel-hair overcoats, and our policemen were wonderful (though ever so slightly obtuse). A world, of course, which never existed outside the hessian-covered speaker of the walnut-cased radiogram or television in the corner of the sitting-room.

TaviraOn Tuesday 26 May at 18h00 in the Municipal Library, Lagoa and on Friday 29 May at 11h00 in the Municipal Library, Tavira Peter Kingdon Booker will be giving the first of two lectures on the history of Tavira.
(In the second lecture later in the year, Peter will examine the social and economic history of the town).

Superlative Sky by Henriette Scott on display at Galeria Côrte-Real.Deploying ‘wet-on-wet’ painting techniques, Henriette Scott’s skies are diffuse and luminous. 

Her paintings, often compared in style and execution to William Turner’s compositions are now on display at Côrte- Real in Paderne. Echoing sunlight and the energy of the wind there are restless patterns within the clouds. Shadows inside these formations are created from colours that can only be replicated in the sky.

Women & Success present a Workshop for inspired womenBased on the firm belief that a sense of belonging is important for everyone, especially women, Ria van Doorn, founder of the Women & Success project, is fulfilling the long awaited wish of facilitating Circles of Empowerment.

A Circle of Empowerment is a small, facilitated group of women that come together once a month, dedicated to support and growth. It is based on trust, mutual respect and creating space for each individual to be authentic.