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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The works of the winners of Portimão’s popular “Photographic Marathon” are on display at the city’s Museum until March 30
Feb09

The works of the winners of Portimão’s popular “Photographic Marathon” are on display at the city’s Museum until March 30

The 23rd Portimão Photographic Marathon brought in 157 photography lovers of 10 nationalities – February 9, 2024 | Text Alexandra Stilwell Theme: There are still wooden boats The winning images of the 23rd Portimão Photographic Marathon have been revealed and are on show in the city’s Museum until March 30. The latest edition of the popular photographic contest was held both “live” and online. The initiative saw 157 photography lovers...

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To save lives: Lagos is creating a local defibrillation network
Feb08

To save lives: Lagos is creating a local defibrillation network

There will be 24 defibrillators installed throughout Lagos as part of a local defibrillation network, with public defibrillation courses available for everyone interested in learning – February 8, 2024 The municipality of Lagos has started implementing a network of trained and certified personnel to use the Automated External Defibrillation (DAE), to be ready to respond to cases of cardiac arrest in the community, part of the...

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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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Local Artist Meinke Flesseman discusses plans for the future of her art gallery in Portimão
Jan22

Local Artist Meinke Flesseman discusses plans for the future of her art gallery in Portimão

The two-storey building in Portimão showcases not only a “combination of abstract and figurative” works by Meinke, but also aims to feature “workshops, yoga, live model painting, or serving as a creative retreat space”, with temporary collective exhibitions also expected – January 22, 2024 | Text Beatriz Maio A year ago, the Dutch artist opened her new art gallery. Since then, the space has grown into so much more. Dutch artist Meinke...

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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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Lagos could be the starting point of the “longest possible train journey in the world”, according to online travel enthusiasts
Jan11

Lagos could be the starting point of the “longest possible train journey in the world”, according to online travel enthusiasts

Travel and train enthusiasts have unveiled a journey that would pass through 13 countries, starting in Portugal and ending in Singapore – January 11, 2024 Lagos | Photo: Bruno Filipe Pires/Open Media Group Taking the train from Lagos in Portugal all the way to Singapore has now become possible with the recent opening of the Boten-Vientiane railway in Laos. According to a route created on Reddit by the user htGoSEVe, the journey would...

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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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Lagoa municipality has implemented a new bio-waste collection system
Dec20

Lagoa municipality has implemented a new bio-waste collection system

Aiming to recover the biodegradable waste and reducing the large quantities currently sent to landfills, residents and businesses will receive free buckets to help collect bio-waste – December 20, 2023 | Text Alexandra Stilwell The Municipality of Lagoa is implementing a selective bio-waste (food and garden waste) collection system from homes, commercial establishments, restaurants, cafes, school canteens, and Private Social...

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Divers found two 300-year-old bronze pulleys in Lagos
Dec14

Divers found two 300-year-old bronze pulleys in Lagos

Underwater treasures – December 14, 2023 | Text Michael Bruxo Photo: DGPC/CNANS An archaeological campaign carried out in the bay of Lagos between October 9 and 20 uncovered two bronze pulleys that are around 300 years old, with more underwater treasures still waiting to be recovered. After almost five hours at sea, a team of divers from the National Centre for Nautical and Underwater Archaeology (CNANS), together with partners from...

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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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Alma’te: The new Zen therapy space in Portimão
Dec11

Alma’te: The new Zen therapy space in Portimão

Motivated by her desire to instil daily habits focused on physical and mental well-being in others, Débora Rio has opened Alma’te, offering a wide range of massage and energy therapy services – December 11, 2023 | Text Beatriz Maio Her passion for this field started at a young age. Since she was a young girl, Débora Rio enjoyed giving her mother a massage with body creams after a bath. Later, and driven by her entrepreneurial spirit,...

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Marie Patterson explores some local favourites and hidden gems not to be missed in Carvoeiro and Portimão
Dec11

Marie Patterson explores some local favourites and hidden gems not to be missed in Carvoeiro and Portimão

A tourist at home – December 11, 2023 | Text Marie Patterson | Photos Charlotte Cockayne/Open Media Group With winter around the corner, on this occasion I decide to embrace some local charms which are a little more suitable to the current time of year. My Sunday adventure began at the heart-pounding labyrinth of mystery known as Escape Carvoeiro – an escape room that promised, and delivered, an immersive experience that sparked both...

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