Tuesday, 01 December 2015
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Activity Algarve Bike Rides

Continued great weather recently has been perfect for cycling and we have had some very enjoyable rides.
The forcast continues to look promising, mainly dry so its a great time to be getting our on your bike.

I am going to be away for a few days in England later this week, but there are still some rides taking place as described below.

AHAOn Monday 7 December at 18h00 (Municipal Library Tavira) and on Wednesday 9 December at 18h00 (Municipal Library Lagoa), Ludo Broothaers will give a talk on The Copernican Revolution.

Nicolaus Copernicus is famous for his revolutionary ideas on astronomy and for initiating the so-called scientific revolution. His fame may, however, have been seriously overstated. He was not the first man to recognise the place of the sun in the center of our planetary system. Neither did he produce any proof to justify his views.

The Hunt is on for a new Musical DirectorA new Musical Director? Yes, unfortunately our current MD will leave Portugal in April next year leaving us without a leader to continue her good work.

Who are we? We are Bella A Cappella, the only Barbershop Chorus in Portugal.  We are based in the Algarve.
Every Tuesday we have our rehearsal evening in the beautiful Lagar in Moncarapacho.

Concert at Quintinha da Música with pianist Lucjan Luc - Dec 13thCovas de Prata, the location of Quintinha da Música is clearly on the international classical music circuit. Our first concert this season was sponsored by the Russian Embassy in Lisbon and we heard two delightful and talented musicians from St Petersburg. Our second concert featured Irene Ainstein (piano) and Édua Zádory (violin) who had two standing ovations and they received similar appreciation at their performances in the Hungarian and Austrian Embassies in Lisbon.

Our third concert features Lucjan Luc who is returning for the third time to play in the Algarve where he has a strong and deserved following. He is also s member of Trio Aeternus who recently performed at the Gulbenkian in Lisbon and in Istanbul.

British Ambassador Mrs Kirsty Hayes lays a wreath on Remembrance SundayA Chelsea Pensioner, resplendent in his familiar scarlet uniform, was among the guests at a Remembrance Day Service at St. Luke’s Church, Palhagueira Village, Gorjões earlier this month.

Military veteran Gordon Sanders was joined in the wreath-laying ceremony by Mrs Kirsty Hayes, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Portuguese Republic and Philip Ladbrook, on behalf of the Portugal Royal British Legion’s Algarve Branch.

West Coast Car Boot Cancelled For Winter MonthsA long-running monthly car boot sale on the Algarve’s west coast has been forced to go into “winter hibernation”.

The sales held by community association AMOVATE on Vale da Telha, outside Aljezur, on the first Sunday of each month have been called off until April, citing the “knock-on” effect of changes in the Portugal Government’s licensing laws governing flea markets and car boots first introduced early in 2013.

Meditation and Detox Workshop - Dec 11, 12 and 13Tony Samara feels that we are at a point of great transformation and that this transformation not only encompasses the obvious but also the very deep paradigms and belief systems that we have inherited as a society and as individuals within this society. As we change together we realize that love is what binds humanity and allows us to create a future that is more humane, more compassionate and full of acts of kindness.

To support this wonderful transformation Tony Samara welcomes you to the next retreat in December, and asks everyone to also remember to practise random acts of kindness in their daily actions.

Learn the art of Life Drawing in OlhãoEach Thursday morning a small and dedicated group meet to study and draw their responses to the male or female nude.
The poses are short so they have to work fast.