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Opening of the Inner Landscapes Exhibition - Sep 13In 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.

Talking Heads: A New DepartureThe 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.

Fear LessThe 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.

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 www.museu-sbras.com/docs.html.

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.