Thursday, 21 September 2017
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violinThe FIMA 2017- Festival Internacional de Música do Algarve presents “Ode to Joy” with the Orquestra Clássica do Sul directed by Rui Pinheiro, its titular conductor.

In this inaugural concert we have a program that presents the absolute debut of "Eu.Rope" by Luís Soldado, OCS associated composer, in which piece the author makes a reflection on what it means to be European in a globalised world, as well as on how Europe will have to look to its cultural and intellectual heritage in order to reinvent itself.

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.

'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.

carvoeirobeachAre we already at that time of the year again?  I must be getting old(er) because it feels like 2016 has flown by and while the interweb keeps on telling me it has been the worst year ever, it feels actually like it has been a good one on the whole down here in Carvoeiro.

Sometimes it can be a pain living in a place that most people can’t point to on a map (Do you mean Puerto Rico?) but when the world appears to be going a bit mad it can be a nice feeling to be off the radar a little and that’s the way I like it here.

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.