8th Algarve International Piano Festival welcomes renowned Portuguese pianist António Rosado this March 9
Feb16

8th Algarve International Piano Festival welcomes renowned Portuguese pianist António Rosado this March 9

Portimão’s TEMPO Theatre will welcome “one of the greatest Portuguese pianists of our time” – February 16, 2024 Portuguese piano soloist António Rosado will perform this March 9 at 7pm at Portimão’s TEMPO Theatre. “One of the greatest Portuguese pianists of our time”, António Rosado, will perform a programme that is “extraordinary in its richness and diversity”.    With his extensive piano repertoire, António Rosado has...

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50th edition of Volta ao Algarve starts today
Feb14

50th edition of Volta ao Algarve starts today

Cycling competition Volta ao Algarve returns with the world’s top teams and a new time trial – February 14, 2024 Volta Ao Algarve/Facebook The competition will take place from February 14 to 18, with several top teams participating and a brand new time trial to be held in Albufeira. The 50th edition of the Volta ao Algarve is “expected to be memorable due to the excellent 175 runners entered”. The latest update to the participants...

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Silves Orange Festival returns for 8th edition this February 16
Feb06

Silves Orange Festival returns for 8th edition this February 16

The 8th edition of the Silves Orange Festival will bring dozens of exhibitors, a National Cocktail Competition, dance performances as well as performances by famous Portuguese singers Gisela João and Carolina Deslandes – February 6, 2024 Silves Orange Festival ‘Mostra da Laranja de Silves’, Photo Silves Municipality Another edition of the yearly Silves Orange Festival (Mostra Silves Capital da Laranja) will take place...

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Algarve Jazz Orchestra joins jazz singer Maria Anadon and German conductor Ferdinand Von Seebach for special concerto in Lagoa
Feb06

Algarve Jazz Orchestra joins jazz singer Maria Anadon and German conductor Ferdinand Von Seebach for special concerto in Lagoa

The Algarve Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of German trombonist Ferdinand Von Seebach and along with jazz singer Maria Anadon, will perform original compositions as well as jazz staples – February 6, 2024 In this special evening, Maria Anadon, regarded as one of the most important Portuguese jazz singers today, will perform with the Algarve Jazz Orchestra, an ensemble that is also very well known, led by Ferdinand Von Seebach,...

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Lagos hosts Algarve Breast Cancer Congress this February, a unique opportunity for visitors to come together and share knowledge and experiences
Jan26

Lagos hosts Algarve Breast Cancer Congress this February, a unique opportunity for visitors to come together and share knowledge and experiences

3rd Algarve Breast Cancer Congress under the theme “Women and Integrative Health” – January 26, 2024 | Text Alexandra Stilwell The Algarve Breast Cancer Congress will take place this February 16 at the Vila Galé Hotel in Lagos, both in person and online via Zoom. The event is a unique opportunity for all cancer patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals to come together and share their experiences and knowledge. The initiative...

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Nicki Minaj to perform in Portugal for the first time at Afro Nation festival in Portimão
Jan24

Nicki Minaj to perform in Portugal for the first time at Afro Nation festival in Portimão

The Trinidadian-born rapper and singer has been confirmed as a headliner for this year’s edition of the summer festival – January 24, 2024 | Text Michael Bruxo Photo by Afro Nation Nicki Minaj has been confirmed by Afro Nation for another edition of the festival in Praia da Rocha, Portimão, taking place between June 26 and 28. Known as the “Queen of Rap”, Nicki Minaj is a chart-topping rapper and singer who has sold over 100...

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‘Jazz nas Adegas’: Wine and jazz events at Algarve’s wineries continue this January
Jan22

‘Jazz nas Adegas’: Wine and jazz events at Algarve’s wineries continue this January

The highly successful series of events which combine wine tasting with live jazz music will continue this year – January 22, 2024 Jazz nas Adegas, Feel Good Band at Quinta da Malaca, by Silves Municipality The 7th edition of ‘Jazz nas Adegas’ invites the public to discover the often-overlooked and top-quality wines of the Algarve, with the João Melro Quartet playing this January 26 and 27 at Quinta do Barradas in Silves. Each session...

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This Saturday, internationally acclaimed textile artist Vanessa Barragão opens her solo exhibition in Lagos
Jan19

This Saturday, internationally acclaimed textile artist Vanessa Barragão opens her solo exhibition in Lagos

Lagos Cultural Centre will present the solo exhibition “Submerged/Immersed” by the Algarvian Vanessa Barragão – January 19, 2024 The Algarve-born textile artist Vanessa Barragão has shown her work in Portugal, England, Germany, the United States, Taiwan, Shanghai, and South Korea, garnering international recognition online with 577K followers on Instagram alone. Her large audience has become familiar with beautifully...

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Lagos Creative Arts Hub hosting Open Day on January 12 and 13 with a series of activities that will last throughout the night
Jan11

Lagos Creative Arts Hub hosting Open Day on January 12 and 13 with a series of activities that will last throughout the night

This two-day event will include concerts, performances, exhibits, and workshops – January 11, 2024 Photo LAC – Lagos Creative Arts Hub Facebook Page Lagos’ creative arts hub (Laboratório de Artes Criativas, or LAC), will host an Open Day event on January 12 and 13. From 6pm onwards on both days, there will be a wide range of performances, exhibitions and workshops taking place, all of which showcase the work of...

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Ferragudo welcomes New Year’s Day with a cold swim
Dec26

Ferragudo welcomes New Year’s Day with a cold swim

Everyone is invited to participate in the traditional New Year’s Day swim, this year in a new location – December 26, 2023 | Text Michael Bruxo Ferragudo is getting ready to welcome 2024 with its traditional New Year’s Day swim, which challenges those brave enough to a swim in the sea on January 1. Next year’s edition will be held at Praia Grande as opposed to the usual location of Praia do Pintadinho where it has taken...

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Local Artist Tara Bongard is exhibiting her works in Portimão
Dec12

Local Artist Tara Bongard is exhibiting her works in Portimão

The ‘Life Lines’ exhibition will be presented until January 2 – December 12, 2023 Artist Tara Bongard A new exhibition titled ”Life Lines” by local artist Tara Bongard is on display at Casa Manuel Teixeira Gomes in Portimão. The exhibition showcases Tara’s most recent graphite drawings of nature in the Algarve and runs until January 2. About the artist Tara Bongard was born in London, England, but her roots are Anglo-Portuguese,...

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Lagos New Year’s festivities promise two nights of concerts
Dec12

Lagos New Year’s festivities promise two nights of concerts

Four artists confirmed to perform on the two last nights of 2023 – December 12, 2023 Lagos’ Praça do Infante will bring two concerts to say goodbye to 2023, as the borough’s New Year’s programme has recently been unveiled. On December 30, the iconic Portuguese rock band GNR will take to the stage, followed by DJ Miguel Simões. And on New Year’s Eve, December 31, Portuguese duo Calema and DJ TobyOne will perform. The main performances...

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Portimão’s Christmas Season is in full swing
Dec07

Portimão’s Christmas Season is in full swing

This year’s Christmas parade in Portimão has been a success and many more events are to follow until the end of the holiday season – December 7, 2023 | Text & Photos Beatriz Maio Photo by Beatriz Maio Over 100 people took part in a Christmas parade to mark the start of the festive season in Portimão on Friday (December 1). Led by Santa and Mrs. Claus, the parade also featured a wide range of colourful Christmas characters...

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It’s ‘Christmas Joy’ time in Silves
Dec06

It’s ‘Christmas Joy’ time in Silves

‘Christmas Joy’, Silves’ annual Christmas event, returns this year to Al-Mutamid Square with a wide range of festive entertainment – December 6, 2023 | Text Michael Bruxo Opening today (December 6) and running until January 7, the event will feature a ramp leading to a ball pit, a carousel, a Christmas train, mechanical animals, a Christmas market, Christmas-themed sets where visitors can take...

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Lagoa to host European Cross Country Championships in 2025
Dec04

Lagoa to host European Cross Country Championships in 2025

After a “rigorous selection process and multiple visits to the region” the European Athletics placed their trust in Lagoa – December 4, 2023 | Text Michael Bruxo James Lee – Unsplash Lagoa has been chosen to host the 31st European Cross Country Championships in December 2025. “Following a rigorous selection process and multiple visits to the region, European Athletics placed their trust in Portugal, specifically in Lagoa,...

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Rema, Asake, Ninho and J Hus to headline Afro Nation 2024
Dec04

Rema, Asake, Ninho and J Hus to headline Afro Nation 2024

The festival will be held at Praia da Rocha, Portimão between June 26 and 28, with tickets already on sale – December 4, 2023 | Text Michael Bruxo Nigerian rapper Rema and singer Asake, French rapper Ninho and British rapper J Hus have been confirmed as the headliners of the 2024 edition of Afro Nation. The festival will be held at Praia da Rocha, Portimão between June 26 and 28, with tickets already on sale. Described as the “world’s...

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“Biggest Christmas ever”: Lagoa’s Municipality is ready for month-long Christmas celebrations
Nov27

“Biggest Christmas ever”: Lagoa’s Municipality is ready for month-long Christmas celebrations

This year, Lagoa will celebrate its “biggest Christmas ever”, with an ice rink, carousels, Christmas fairs across the Municipality, musical shows, walks, nativity scenes, street parties and lots of children’s entertainment – November 27, 2023 | Text Alexandra Stilwell | Photo JackF, Getty Images Starting this November 30, Christmas-themed activities and entertainment will be held across the Municipality to entertain and delight “kids”...

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Lagoa welcomes series of historical and cultural concerts starting this November 24
Nov17

Lagoa welcomes series of historical and cultural concerts starting this November 24

Sons d’Aquém Mar Music Festival returns for its 4th edition – November 17, 2023 The 4th Sons d’Aquém Mar is a “captivating event featuring concerts that celebrate the richness of music and culture”, promising to transport the audience into a world of musical and historical experiences. The concerts will take place on November 24 and 25, and December 1, 8 and 16, in...

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Christmas season: Lagoa welcomes living statues this December
Nov16

Christmas season: Lagoa welcomes living statues this December

Christmas Living Statues will return to Lagoa’s Rua 25 de Abril and Largo 5 de Outubro – November 16, 2023 Photo from Lagoa City Council “Estátuas Vivas No Natal“ A new edition of Lagoa’s Christmas Living Statues has been announced, bringing performers who can remain stationary for several hours. The event will bring 16 living statues to Lagoa on December 15 (Friday) from 2.30pm to...

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Ferragudo welcomes the 3rd Charity Christmas Choral Concert this November featuring ‘Adágio’ and ‘Ideias do Levante’ choral groups
Nov10

Ferragudo welcomes the 3rd Charity Christmas Choral Concert this November featuring ‘Adágio’ and ‘Ideias do Levante’ choral groups

The event will bring quality choral music to Ferragudo and contribute to the local Support Centre for the Elderly and to Fábrica da Igreja – November 10, 2023 | Photo Getty Images Signature The 3rd Charity Christmas Choral Concert, organised by Ideias do Levante Cultural Association and Ferragudo’s parish council, will bring the true Christmas spirit to Ferragudo’s Igreja Matriz Church this November 26 (Sunday) at 5pm....

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