Friday, 21 July 2017
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Deadly Nightcap - a truly professional performanceThe curtains pull back, the lights come up and the scene is set. And what a truly professional set it was too. First impressions superb, the audience applauded and the actors delivered.

Francis Durbridge was widely recognised as a master of the verbal cliff-hanger. He published 35 novels and wrote several radio and television series.
When the Algarveans Experimental Theatre chose Deadly Nightcap, I was expecting the typical whodunit - with respectable, middle-class people getting themselves involved in murder and trying to wriggle out of their seemingly inextricable plight.

5th Anniversary Ride and Lunch for ASBThe motorcycle riders of the Algarve Senior Bikers celebrated the 5th year of the group's existence with a special ride and lunch at Restaurant O Encontro at the Carvoeiro Tennis Club.

The members of the group, which was founded in 2010 by David Shirley, met in Silves for a ride through the hills around the Odalouca Dam north of Silves. David led the ride with assistance of Steve Wills and finished at the tennis club for a lovely lunch on the outside terrace of O Encontro, which was finished off with the coffee and superb cakes made by David's wife Dee.

Safe Communities PortugalWith the support of Portugal’s law enforcement agencies, Safe Communities Portugal (SCP) is pleased to announce the launch, on 4th June 2015, of the first national crime prevention website in Portugal. This builds upon the success of the association’s Safe Communities Algarve’s (SCA) website, which was original launched in November 2011, and is now visited in 26 countries and in May received 230,000 hits and 1700 daily page visits.

RBLRoyal British Legion member James Howe writes to all British expats living in Portugal.

Rotary members on the Grand Staircase in the Parliament buildingMembers of Rotary Club Estoi Palace International had the great privilege of visiting the Portuguese Parliament in Lisbon on 4 June as guests of our local Member of Parliament for Faro, Cristóvão Norte. The Palácio de São Bento, Saint Benedict's Palace, is the home of the Assembly of the Republic.

The club members travelled by coach to Lisbon and on arrival were met on the steps of the Parliament complex by Cristóvão.

'Open Coffee Alentejo' In the past 4 months the Open Coffee Alentejo movement connected with numerous startups, businesses people, enablers and experts from all over Alentejo and from a very wide range of markets and disciplines. We are working to build and stimulate the Alentejo startup / entrepreneurial community. So far we have met in Sines (twice), Évora, V.N. Santo Andre and Santiago do Cacém. On the 18th of June we will be in V.N. Milfontes for the first time.

St Patrick's SocietySt Patrick’s Society of the Algarve held their Annual General Meeting at Bar Bacchus, Porches Pottery, on Tuesday 19 May.

Outgoing Chairman, Sean Walkin, reported on the Society’s activities for the past year which he felt had been both interesting and enjoyable. The Irish Ambassador had attended the Society’s Summer Party, the Christmas Lunch was oversubscribed and the St Patrick’s Celebration at the Tivoli Hotel in Carvoeiro was an enjoyable and succussful evening.

Algarve Senior Bikers Way Out WestThe group met near Sao Marcos de Serra and took the scenic route via Saboia, with a break to take in the coastal scenery at Milfontes beach north of Zambujeira. The 24 riders who made the trip to the west coast enjoyed lunch by the sea in the sunshine in the lovely Restaurant Rita.