Music, theatre, sports, literature and citizenship all featured heavily in the programme that aimed to celebrate Portimão’s 90 years as a city. The official anniversary may have been on December 11, but celebrations took place over a fortnight and marked a number of other milestones within the city. The programme, which “aimed to evoke the past, celebrate the present and, above all, look to the future, giving special focus to the new generation of athletes and artists in the city”, according to Portimão Câmara, included plays at the TEMPO theatre, special exhibitions at the Portimão Museum, musical performances from local organisations, charity walks, sports competitions and various ceremonies recognising athletes who have excelled in their fields and members of the community for their notable work in different areas. Alongside the Municipal Day celebrations, the programme also marked the 25th anniversary of the Western Algarve Blood Donors Association with a blood drive, the 7th anniversary of the city’s municipal market on Avenida São João de Deus, with a sushi and sashimi demonstration and gin and liqueur tasting, and the 29th anniversary of the Portimão Choral Group, with a concert held at TEMPO. For information on events throughout 2015, visit the Portimão Facebook page.
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Author: Inside Carvoeiro

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