Monday, 29 August 2016
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A Summer Festival filled with fun, foam, fabulous food and funky music!On the 13th August, under a brilliant azure sky and a sizzling golden sun, Boavista hosted its first Summer Festival which was enjoyed by local residents and guests holidaying on the resort. The event got under way with a refreshing welcome drink, aptly named ‘summer lovers’, provided by the José Repolho winery.

To compensate for the soaring afternoon temperatures, guests were able to chill out in inflatable pools of water or frolic amidst clouds of silky foam. For the more energetic, games of aqua football were organised while the dance floor came alive with ‘Zumba’ led by Ana Leal and Saúl Maurício. The rhythmic reggae sounds of Jahlita Friends enticed people to boogie the afternoon away in a convivial atmosphere.

"Transformation of Nature" Exhibition Opens August 12thA new exhibition called "Transformation of Nature" by the Algarve Artists Network's opens on August 12th at Centro Cultural António Aleixo, in the old marketplace in Vila Real de Santo António. The exhibition will run until September 16th and allows the artists to highlight their own point of view.

About the Exhibition

We as artists are influenced by nature that surrounds us; the luminosity of light that emphasizes the colours of the sky and sea; the sheer beauty of the landscape with the mountains guarding the horizon in the north, the blue vastness of the ocean and its marine life, the pulse of life at the local markets, the noise, the atmosphere, the smells and the colours, all have their place in our work. But there is another aspect to nature here in the Algarve.

Humankind is prey to the need for her natural resources and there are negative consequences of human action to obtain them. Overfishing, pollution of the ocean and the golden beaches are environmental issues that will transform and could destroy the nature of the Algarve for us now and for future generations.

Opening hours:

From now until 10th September - Tuesday to Sunday from 17h30 to 22h30
From 10th until 16th September - Monday to Friday from 10h00 to 13h00 and 14h00 to 19h00

For more information visit


September Events at the São Brás MuseumThis month's events at São Brás Museum include the Jazz Club 10th Anniversary celebrations, an English Literature course, Art and Photography exhibitions, a Classical Concert and the regular Fado Night.

See below for more details.

Dom Pattinson comes to LouléDom Pattinson, one of the world’s foremost urban artists, whose works are collected by a host of celebrities including Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and the Beckhams, will be in Loule this week for the opening of ArtCatto's summer exhibition. His latest pieces will be shown alongside those of Will Rochfort, Andre Lundquist and Mark Dempsteder.

Brazilian Sounds with Gileno Santana & Tuniko GoulartTwo great brazilian musicians gather around the deep musical root of Brazil and season it with a special flavour this Saturday, 30th July at 7:30pm, at Herdade da Corte, Tavira.

Oktoberfest at Vila Vita Biergarten - Sept 29th to Oct 5thThe VILA VITA Biergarten in Porches will be holding its traditional annual Oktoberfest celebrations between 29 September and 5 October 2016.

The authentic Munich-style beer garden is located just off the EN-125 on the Porches roundabout, and features staff in traditional costumes, vivid murals portraying scenes from Bavarian life and even a maypole.

Nike Shoot Out 2016Once again, Boavista Golf Resort was proud to be the host of the prestigious Nike Shoot Out tournament on 9th July 2016.

This challenging competition is always very popular with members and this year the event attracted a field of 84 players.

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

All are welcome.