The following review was written by David Butler-Cole, a long-standing Algarve resident. He is a playwright and theatre director who has been involved in the arts here on the Algarve for many years.
EAT YOUR HEART OUT MAGGIE SMITH !
Despite some minor interruptions in the form of early October rain, the 13th edition of Quinta dos Vales’ “Open Door” was once again a resounding success. Although there were noticeably fewer Portuguese faces in attendance than usual, because of the elections and three important football matches, the turnout exceeded expectations.
The strong interest of the Algarvian and Lisbon foreign community brought the visitor count once again above the magical number of 2.000 despite the strong “competition”.
A UK-based Gospel trio who performed in aid of people in need in the Algarve is now asking the Algarve to support them.
In December 2013, Lagoa Christian Fellowship invited the Midlands UK based Gospel trio ‘Chos3n’ to help with the Ministry’s outreach to the homeless and needy in the area.
The trio performed for one night at the Teatro Mascarenhas Gregorio in Silves, accompanied by Filarmónicas Silves and other local artists. All proceeds from the event went directly to support people in need in the Algarve.
A celebration of Álvaro de Campos will take place in Tavira from 8th to 25th October 2015. One of the organisers of the programme, Tela Leao, kindly agreed to an interview. The recorded interview explores why this character is of relevance to Tavira, Portugal, what artistic activities will take place and who is involved in the events.
There is a critical age to develop movements and agility, which can not be developed later in life with the same results. The Os Espigadotes club for children run by with Master Ricardo and Susana Alho can literally encourage your child toward a sporting life, and also gain appreciable gains in concentration and teamwork.
All of this in a fun and friendly environment.
If you want to give your children the best tools to win don't miss this opportunity, and take your son or daughter to try a workout.
Every Tuesday and Thursday from 17:30 at the São Brás de Alportel football pitch.
T: 289 841 439
In recent years Olhão has been attracting more and more international artists of various backgrounds. Some of them are just passing through and others, inspired by the beautiful light and stunning views of the Ria Formosa, decided to make this picturesque fishing town with its rough edges their permanent place of residence.
As most artists have a tendency to flock together, it was no surprise that some of them decided to have a joint exhibition in the beautiful New Gallery of the Museu do Trajo in São Brás.
The award winning Talking Heads TV Monologues, by Alan Bennett, are fondly remembered by many from the two series that ran in the 80s and 90s. They are now included within the English examination system for English and drama, bringing these excellently written pieces to a whole new audience.
Many of the themes are relevant to our society today and Alan Bennett has a fabulous knack of making the mundane sound like a humorous blockbuster movie, yet still full of massive warmth and understanding of the human condition.
The StoneWolf Band launched in 2012 as the brainchild of Ricardo Lobo, singer/ songwriter and Mr StoneWolf. They are Mothered by Folk and Fathered by Rock, adding glimpses of Blues and Reggae in their quest to find the Groove! Within a very short time of forming The StoneWolf Band have played the Musa Fest, Mexefest, Festival Med & Sintra Fest in Portugal as well as being the first Portuguese band ever to be invited to the Singapore Music Matters Live 2014.