The 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 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.
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.
Dom 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.
Two 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.
Once 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.
Fifteen dancers ages 10-16 with four qualifying choreographies recently represented the region in the Portuguese team that travelled to Jersey, Channel Islands for the Bloch Dance World Cup.
Whilst once upon a time the cry ‘the Cossacks are coming’ would have induced panic, the Cossack troupe of the Escola de Dança de Lagos came back to the city of Lagos to cheers and congratulations for bringing with them silver medals in their Junior category with 87.0 points and the Children’s duet of Afonso Gouveia and Sara Nascimento won bronze medals with 85.0 points.
Rehearsals are in full swing for the most unique theatrical presentation on the Algarve this year. The Algarveans Experimental Theatre group is 25 years old in September and they wanted to stage something really special to mark this anniversary.
Pollen: The Musical was been written by Algarveans’ member, and professional musician, Ian Carfrae. The genesis of the musical started back in the days when Ian performed all over the world as part of the New Vaudeville Band with his co-writer, Bobby Hay-Smith. Ian has always enjoyed writing and arranging music and has been known to have a secret bottom drawer of songs that has never seen the light of day. Why? Ian is a perfectionist with his music and unless it is right it does not get performed.