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St Patrick’s Society annual Bloomsday CelebrationOn Thursday 16th June a small contingent from St Patrick’s Society of the Algarve travelled to Lisbon for the annual Bloomsday Celebration. On this day every year the Irish Association (Lisbon) and the Lisbon Players act out scenes from James Joyce’s world famous book, Ulysses. 

ASB Organiser David Shirley congratulates Ludwig and Kilian on completion of their epic ride from GermanyOn Tuesday 14th June David Shirley, in his capacity of Group Organiser the Algarve Senior Bikers, was asked to verify the arrival of brothers Kilian and Ludvig Hein in the Algarve, who completed a ride through all weathers from Germany via France and Spain to arrive in the Algarve in brilliant sunshine.

Almancil rider Irina Rodrigues, representing APPC FaroAfter selection by their respective schools, 16 riders represented the Algarve competing in Lisbon on June 2nd for the Championship in Special Olympics Equestrian, for riders with learning difficulties.

More than 70 riders from throughout Portugal congregated at the Sociedade Hipíca in Campo Grande for a fun but challenging day. Well trained horses were supplied by the GNR, complete with an officer in charge of each horse, for the trainers to select the most suitable ride for their pupils.

Yoga ClassesLaura Medler, Yoga Teacher and Life Alignment Therapist, offers private and group Yoga sessions in the São Brás de Alportel, Almancil  and Quinta do Lago  areas of the Algarve.

The Art of Stained GlassGlass Act Studio runs classes in the art of Stained Glass, where you can learn how to make stained glass sun catchers, mirrors, small windows, and mosaics.

We also gladly accept  commissioned pieces, just contact us to discuss your requirements.

Raquel Correia - Rider from the Barlavento RDA group and Neci The smile of the rider says it all: pride, achievement, and a happy time. This made it all worthwhile for the many volunteers, associations, councils and local businesses who made it possible to put on the 2nd Special Olympics in the Algarve, organised by Cândida Pereira of AAPACDM, Faro, and Bev Gibbons of Pinetrees Riding Centre, Almancil.

Special Olympics Equestrian is the fastest growing section of Special Olympics Portugal, and destined for Portuguese children and adults with learning disabilities. They may also have physical impairment.

Silves students walk the red carpetStudents of Silves Sul school walked the red carpet the night of 14 March at the Cultural Centre in Pera. The second annual Oscar Night awarded students for their efforts in the visual arts: drawing, photography, and nine categories of film making.

Nine of the teams from the 29 nominated films came on stage to accept their oscars and give thank-you speeches, dazzled and smiling. A total of over 40 films were entered, along with many pieces of artwork and photographs.

Algarveans Experimental Theatre GroupThe Algarveans Experimental Theatre Group has been staging performances for 25 years in the Algarve, many of which have been truly memorable for all those involved and audiences alike. From pantomimes such as the first production in 1991 of Puss in Boots, to serious dramas like Jane Eyre and Rough Justice, plus comedies such as ’Allo ‘Allo, their repertoire has been highly varied.