Thursday, 23 March 2017
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Deep Connection 2017Deep Connection is, first and foremost, a retreat – a facilitated week in a safe space for self-care and time to just be.

The theme of the week is connection – how do the hemispheres of the brain connect to each other? How can the conscious and unconscious minds communicate? Can we help the mind to listen to the body?

Sculpture exhibition "Figurantes” - Feb 3rd to June 8thSculpture exhibition "Figurantes” by Nogueira Lopes at Vale do Lobo Art Gallery, 3rd February to 8th June 2017. Free Entry.

Vale do Lobo Art Gallery’s latest exhibition in collaboration with the Galeria São Mamede, presents a selection of sculptures from the Portuguese artist Nogueira Lopes as part of his Figurantes series.

Explore a lesser known AlgarvePromoted by Oficina Bartolomeu dos Santos, Tavira with the support of the Algarve 365 Programme 'Alquimia – Cultural Itinerancies' is a cultural proposal born of the will to explore a lesser known Algarve and develop a different kind of tourism.

Four distinct programs will be taking place between now and April 2017, under the motto of the four elements – Fire | Air | Earth | Water – we propose experiences of proximity, enjoyment and learning. Through gastronomy, artistic production and a contextualized recognition of the natural and cultural heritage we wish to provide a different sense of place.

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Mindfulness means awarenessIt is a basic human quality and involves learning to focus and pay wise attention to what’s going on inside your mind and body, and in the outside world.

Our minds are easily distracted, often unhelpfully going over past events in our head and trying to anticipate the future. Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to, and seeing more clearly whatever is happening in our lives. Paying attention to our thoughts, feelings and sensations in the body may not sound like a very helpful thing to do, but research consistently shows that learning to do this in a particular way can have a measurably positive impact on our lives.

AHAAlgarve History Association is delighted to welcome Virginia Palmero Dutoit to Tavira where she will speak on the Jews of Seville.
Virginia is employed in Seville as a museum guide at the Centre de Interpretacion Juderia. This small museum offers an insight into the culture and life of Jews in Medieval Seville.

Easter Festival at Santo Antonio Golf Course - April 14 to 17This year’s Easter Festival at Santo Antonio golf course, former Parque da Floresta, will take place between 14th and 17th April and will comprise of four golf competitions. 
The Festival is open to all, with a special green fee rate of just €25 per competition, plus the entry fee where applicable.

'Bon appetit! Eating in Roman and Medieval Islamic times in Southern PortugalAlgarve Archaeological Association talk on Tuesday 10th January 2017 - 'Bon appetit! Eating in Roman and Medieval Islamic times in Southern Portugal: comparing zooarchaeology and literary sources'.

On Tuesday 10th January, the Algarve Archaeological Association (AAA) will be presenting two lectures, in English, by Professor Maria Joao Valente. 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.

Algarve Bike Rides and 2017 EventsI know some of you are already looking ahead to special bike rides in 2017, so we have spent some time to create a schedule so that you can start to plan. Please have a look and let me know if you would like to register for any of these.

The Rota Vicentina event in April is one that we need people to sign up for asap as accommodation could be limited.