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Miguel Cosme plays ‘Bluntschi’ and Samantha Birnie as ‘Raina’A Portada’s next appearance is at Cine-Teatro Loulé on Friday, December 16th and Saturday the 17th. Their new production is of 'Arms and the Man' by George Bernard Shaw. Although it deals with serious subject matter it is the nearest Shaw ever got to farce and is acclaimed as his wittiest comedy. Written at the end of the 19th century its anti-war message was the 'Blackadder Goes Forth' of its time.

ANA BEATRIZ FERREIRAANA BEATRIZ FERREIRA, the exciting young Portuguese pianist, will give 2 concerts during December, 2016. On Tuesday December 13th. Ana Beatriz will play pieces by Beethoven, Vianna da Motta, Debussy and Prokofiev. On Thursday December 15th. Ana Beatriz will play selections from Bomtempo, Beethoven, Liszt, Lopes-Graça and Prokofiev.

Nikola MeeuwsenAt the age of five, Nikola heard a recording of Rachmaninoff’s third piano concerto, played by Vladimir Horowitz. At that moment he knew that he wanted to play the piano and his enthusiasm and talent for the piano flourished. His breakthrough came when he won the 2012 Steinway Competition in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, together with the audience´s prize. In 2014 he won the “Concertgebouw Competition” and in 2015 he finished second in The Young Pianist Foundation Competition.

“Complentativo”- by Dutch artist Will KellermannWill Kellermann discovered Portugal on one of her many painting travels as a renowned ´plein air´ painter. She is enthralled by the authenticity of the landscape, the people and the surprising light fall.

Since a few years ago she has a studio near Moncarapacho. Her work is exhibited in many countries and she won several awards, a.o. from the Cross Gate Gallery Kentucky, the Art Foundation ´s Graveland, Art et Culture Boissezon France, The Mall Gallery London, Jacob Smits Museum Belgium.

The well known Dutch Artist, who has had several exhibitions here in the Algarve, now is showing “Feelings of Portugal” in restaurant Aquarelle in Almancil.
This exhibition with paintings in various techniques will run till February 2017.

"Restaurant Aquarelle has a very suitable name because I often use this painting technique of water and colour. With this difficult medium you have to know what you are doing and your use of the brush with the paint has to be exact. If not, you cannot change it anymore, as the paint is very transparent."

"Aquarelle is also a very nice restaurant serving good food, so you may decide to eat there afterwards. (00 351 917 773 205 or

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Pollen: The Musical review - The Algarveans blossomPollen:The Musical is Ian Carfrae's brainchild and it was a pleasure to be there at its birth tonight (October 20). I could never imagine that the Algarveans would be up to successfully performing another musical (Honk being the first), but tonight proved just how wrong I could be. 

Celebrating the Life and Work of Alvaro de Campos - Talk by Peter Kingdon Booker, Oct 10thThe Municipal Library in Tavira is called the Biblioteca Municipal Álvaro de Campos. Who was Álvaro de Campos, and why should the Library be named after him?

He was not in fact a real person at all, but an idea in the mind of Fernando Pessoa, who may be the best of Portugal ́s poets since Luís Vaz de Camões.

Her Excellency Orla TunneyHer Excellency Orla Tunney, Irish Ambassador to Portugal, visited the Algarve last weekend with her husband and children. 
On Saturday 3 September the Ambassador and her husband attended the St Patrick'0s Society End of Summer Party to enjoy an evening with Society members and their friends.

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.