Thursday, 29 September 2016
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Activity Algarve Bike Rides

We had two good groups of riders completing the Algarve Coastal Challenge this last weekend. Thanks to all who came along and supported this event and helped to make it a success and congratulations to all who completed the rides.

This week is a busy week with clients arriving so I am not going to be able to have any rides this Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday. I think that the following week should be a little quieter so I will schedule some rides and post more information here.

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Car Boot saleThe monthly west coast car boot sale normally held on the first Sunday of each month will, for October only, take place on the second Sunday due to a Pétanque tournament being held there this weekend.

Car Boot Sale Sunday October 9th at Old School House, Vales, Aljezur, reverting to the first Sunday of every month after that.


Sanctuary in the stillness of the historic church in Praia da LuzThroughout September and October enjoy 20 minutes of quiet, music and reflection every Tuesday at 5pm, at Igréja Nossa Senhora da Luz.

All are welcome.

We’re really excited to be The Algarveans…..25 years young!“I cannot believe The Algarveans are 25 years old,” said Nikki Weijdom, whose Mother June Simms was at the first meeting to form the group all those years ago. “More worrying is that I was in many of the first shows and here I am again singing and dancing my little heart out in Pollen: The Musical.” Nikki is playing the part of Daisy in the show.

Philippa of Lancaster Leicester born Philippa of Lancaster was the eldest child of John of Gaunt (1340 - 1399), and grand-daughter of Edward III of England. Remarkably well educated for a woman of her time, (by Geoffrey Chaucer, Froissart and Wycliffe) she was also noted for her religious devotions. In 1387 at the relatively late age of 27, she married D João I of Portugal with whom she would have nine children, of whom six survived.

Algarve Archaeological Association talk on Tuesday 4th October 2016'U35 Project – the actions of Submarine U-35 off Sagres and Lagos on 24th April 1917' - On Tuesday 4th October the Algarve Archaeological Association (AAA) will be presenting two lectures, in English, by Portuguese Naval Captain Augusto Salgado and Jorge Russo, a Maritime History MA student, titled ' The U35 Project - the actions of Submarine U-35 off Sagres and Lagos on 24th April 1917 '. The first lecture will be at 2.30pm in the Museu do Trajo in Sao Bras, the second lecture will be at 5.45pm in the Convento in Lagoa.

Charles Owen, one of the finest British pianists of his generationCharles Owen, one of the finest British pianists of his generation, will be giving two concerts for the Amigos de Música at Os Agostos. On Tuesday September 27th, 2016 Charles will play music by Bach, Liszt and Ravel. On Thursday September 29th. 2016 he will play music by Bach and Chopin.

Charles studied in London at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Royal Academy of Music. He has won numerous awards including the Silver Medal at the 1995 Scottish International Piano Competition and the 1997 Parkhouse Award with violinist Katherine Gowers. He has appeared at London’s Barbican and Queen Elizabeth Hall and regularly gives concerts at Wigmore Hall. Internationally, he has performed at the Lincoln Center, Weill/Carnegie Hall, the Paris Musée d’Orsay and the Moscow Conservatoire.

Pollen: The Musical……Spanning The GenerationsThe Costa family have been involved with the Algarveans Theatre Group for many years, but it is really special when three generations are on stage together, as is the case with The Algarveans’ latest production Pollen: The Musical.

Grandmother, Gloria Costa, has been involved with many productions over the years and was at one time a dancer at the Moulin Rouge in Paris. Daughter Lara Costa has also been a member of the group for years and in the show play’s the comic lead of Compost. Finally, Maxine Costa, Gloria’s grandaughter and Lara’s niece, is playing the Rose. This will be her first production for some time as she has been studying in the north of Portugal and has recently come home to the Algarve to live and work.