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New – History tours of Tavira

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As part of her master’s degree, Isabel Macieira has published several studies about the History of Art. She is the author of the book – “A Pintura sacra em Tavira, séculos XV a XX – estudos e inventário” (The Sacred Painting in Tavira XV to XX centuries). As a teacher between 1983-2014, she developed with various groups an awareness of local history involving the natural and built environment. So it.. Read More

Hold hands on Tavira island and stop fracking

Human Chain Demo - Fracking

A peaceful protest to highlight the dangers of fracking and offshore drilling in the Algarve will take place on the island of Tavira this coming weekend 23 and 24 July 2016. It has been organised by Tavira in Transition – Tavira em Transicao. The two days will be filled with talks, opportunities to sign petitions, sand sculpture workshops, jazz concerts, a sunset party with DJs and on Sunday 24th, people.. Read More

The route of cork

Did you know that there is an interpretation room in São Bras do Alportel Museum, dedicated to Cork?  The town has a long history of its production and extraction as well as the creative use and development of the product.  This room is where the Cork Route Tour starts, if you sign up with the Rota da Cortiço Association.  They offer a range of tours for the young and those.. Read More

Books, London Book Fair and Tavira reading “flash mob”

A couple of years ago a few book enthusiasts organised an event for young people at the Library in Tavira.  The idea was that children of different cultures would come together and share their favourite books and read in their own language from those books.  Children practiced their reading aloud to an audience and each other and on the performance day they were very excited about being heard and being able to.. Read More

Maria João in Tavira for improvisation workshop

A unique opportunity is available to work with the colourful, Maria João in Tavira on 25 and 26 May 2013.  “She is the best contemporary Portuguese jazz singer” so says Tela Leão “and will be coming to help people explore jazz improvisation”.   “16 people have already signed up and there are only 4 places left” . Maria will be sharing her extensive knowledge and the tactics she uses to.. Read More

Photo exhibition in Alportel – Portugal seen by its Foreigners

A group of friends have come together, some who are members of the Algarve Photography Group and others who sing together in the Sâo Bras Choir, to create an exhibition of photography in Alportel Museum.  The exhibition was launched on Saturday 6 April with the support of São Bras do Alportel, Camara, who provided publicity and covered the cost of the launch. The exhibition is called – Portugal seen by.. Read More

Seascape – A new photography exhibition

This week a new exhibition is being launched. The theme is “Seascape”. The launch will take place at the São Bras Museum. The Algarve Photography Group “is a remarkable, fun and dynamic group of people who have come together to share what they love doing and that is taking good photos”, says Mary McClay the Chair of the group. Mary and the group work together every two months to organise.. Read More

Have a “Red Nose” night

It is that crazy week that happens once a year and that involves you wearing a red nose. This year you can watch the event and have your own fun along with other red nosers at the Bela Romao Croquet Club near Tavira. The club opened its doors in June 2012 and since then, has organised many opportunities to meet with friends, eat good food, relax, play and just have.. Read More

Storytelling – bringing people together

On Sunday 10th March in the Casa do Povo in Santa Estevao, a few people met together to listen to the Brazilian storyteller Thomas Bakk.  He is a passionate, funny, clever storyteller who engages the audience by occasionally involving them in the story.  He tells stories, with his body and face.  He has a big grin and large eyes which hold your attention.   He sings and plays a tambourine as.. Read More