Wednesday, 20 September 2017
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1st Armação de Pêra PhotoMarathon - A great successPortugal4U, the organisers 1st Armação de Pêra PhotoMarathon would like to thank all the participants who took part in the 1st Armação de Pêra PhotoMarathon.

Covering eight varied themes, hundreds of photos were taken in the nine hours. Despite the heat (it was a very hot day!!) the participants completed the PhotoMarathon with incredible enthusiasm and motivation.

Sea and Sky by Martyn Perryman as seen at Galeria Côrte-RealFinding personal tranquility in the stillness of a distant horizon, Martyn Perryman paints to capture an atmosphere of calm. 

His oil on canvas paintings are featured alongside more than 30 other international artists at Galeria Côrte-Real on the outskirts of Paderne.

Thefts in supermarket car parks - BEWAREWe have received reports of thefts that have, in the last week or so, taken place in supermarket car parks in the Algarve. One of these was in Aldi, Lagoa and another in Aldi in Almancil, and another in Aldi Lagos. There may be more.
The typical MO is that the victim is distracted, through someone asking directions, and another takes the opportunity to steal a handbag.

News and Events from Arte AlgarveMore than one hundred and fifty guests attended last Thursday's Gala de Fado at Arte Algarve in Lagoa. It was a wonderful evening! Surrounded by hundreds of works of art, the music was a very special experience.
We promise that we will continue to spoil you with concerts of exceptional class – every third Thursday of the month.

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.

British ConsulateFrom 1st May 2015 telephone numbers for the British Consulates in Portugal are changing. If you need assistance, consular staff can be contacted throughout the week on 21 392 4000 for the British Consulate in Lisbon, and 282 490750 for the British Vice Consulate in Portimao.

Our Consular team in Portugal is available to provide assistance Monday to Friday, from 9.00 am to 4.30pm. In an out of hours emergency these numbers will also connect you to the Foreign Office in London, where consular assistance is provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Prize-winning artist at Galeria Côrte-Real - Gregory Mason Synonymous with the Algarve coast – Gregory Mason paints dramatic sea and sky-scapes. A prize-winning artist at the ‘Applied Art Open Exhibition’ in the UK, his work can be seen exclusively in Portugal at Galeria Côrte-Real near Paderne.