Monday, 24 July 2017
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Museums - Citizenship and Sustainable SolutionsThe Danish Agency for Culture has just published its revised 2015 magazine focusing on " Museums - Citizenship and Sustainable Solutions " .
The Costume Museum in São Brás de Alportel arises in this publication with an article by Lorena Querol Sancho and Emanuel Sancho, on the management and operation model of this cultural space located within the Algarve, Portugal.

This article is the culmination of a consistent practice in the field of Social Museology that has made this museum a Case Study for researchers and institutions. Several texts have been published in recent years. Everything is now available on the internet site of this museum in

Algarve Classic Cars Rally 2015It was probably one of the most dramatic events held by Algarve Classic Cars, Historic Regularity Rally, organized for 23 years by the Portuguese Classic Cars Club (CPAA) and entered in the calendar of the Portuguese Federation of Automobiles and Carting.

The program began late afternoon on Friday, July 10th, with the Casino Vilamoura circuit, integrated as the Murganheira Stage. Despite the heat, the public turned out in high numbers watching a great show with competitors as diverse as an Austin A35 with only a 850cc engine and, for example, the most powerful being the Porsche 911.

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.