Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer Jr brings “A Night in Havana” to Estômbar
Sep01

Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer Jr brings “A Night in Havana” to Estômbar

The sounds and rhythms of Cuban music will bring the Sítio das Fontes in Estômbar alive on Friday, September 18 at 9.30pm. “A Night in Havana” is the name of an open-air concert by Ibrahim Ferrer Jr, son of Cuban singer of the same name, known for being at the centre of the Buena Vista Social Club ensemble of legendary Cuban singers. The “intimate performance” will see the artist interpret some of the greatest classic Cuban songs,...

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Lagoa hosts 7th International Guitar Festival
Aug27

Lagoa hosts 7th International Guitar Festival

The festival is returning from September 12 to October 1 The 13 scheduled concerts are set to take place in different locations in the municipality, showcasing the artistic and cultural heritage of the town of Lagoa, as well as offering different thematic proposals. The festival opens at the church of Ferragudo, in honor of the 500 Years of the Place of Ferragudo, with guitarist Francisco Morais Franco and Ensemble Med. The following...

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Algarve’s F1 dreams come true
Jul30

Algarve’s F1 dreams come true

Portimão’s Algarve International Racetrack has been officially confirmed as the venue for the F1 Heineken Grand Prix Portugal between October 23 and 25 The confirmation has been widely celebrated as the kind of good news the region has been desperately waiting to hear. Portimão Mayor Isilda Gomes said at a press conference to officially announce the long-awaited return of Formula 1 racing to Portugal after a 24-year absence that the...

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Outdoor cultural events start this month in Lagoa
Jul23

Outdoor cultural events start this month in Lagoa

A series of outdoor events entitled “A Cultura Sai à Rua” (Culture Out in the Street) has been launched by Lagoa council and will last until September 5, “following all health authority (DGS) recommendations”. On July 23, there will be jazz music by Mistura Fina at Fontes de Estombar; on July 24, Mónica Pereira and Fad’nu will perform a dance and music show outside Lagoa’s main church; and on July 28, Carlos Guilherme (tenor) will...

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Birdwatching festival returns to Sagres in October
Jul23

Birdwatching festival returns to Sagres in October

The Sagres Birdwatching Festival, described as “Portugal’s largest nature event”, is returning to the Western Algarve between October 2 and 5. It has become an unmissable event for birdwatchers and nature lovers alike, who every year travel to Sagres to participate in the many birdwatching activities, boat trips and hikes. This year, the event will feature online activities for the first time, allowing people from all over the world...

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Grand Prix finally confirmed for Algarve
Jul23

Grand Prix finally confirmed for Algarve

Almost a month since A Bola sports newspaper broke the story that Portimão’s Algarve International Autodrome (AIA) would be hosting the first Formula One races in decades, the news has been ‘confirmed’, says the paper, with the 26th Portuguese Grand Prix set for October 4. An official announcement “will be made very soon”. Say reports, Portugal ‘won through’ after races were cancelled in Montreal, Canada, due to the pandemic. The last...

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Music returns to Carvoeiro!
Jul23

Music returns to Carvoeiro!

As the world continues to adapt to a ‘new normal’, the Lagoa-Carvoeiro parish union has announced a summer entertainment programme that will see local musicians, bands and DJs performing on “a mobile stage set up on a trailer”. These ‘mobile concerts’, which aim to avoid large gatherings, began on July 11 and will run until August 30, both in Carvoeiro and Lagoa. “The goal is to spread joy among the population, stimulate the local...

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Ocean restaurant’s new menu celebrates Portuguese cuisine
Jul23

Ocean restaurant’s new menu celebrates Portuguese cuisine

Vila Vita Parc’s two-Michelin-star Ocean restaurant reopened on July 1 with a new menu that celebrates “typical Portuguese flavours, ingredients and recipes from all over the country” and highlights the “diverse richness of the Portuguese gastronomy.” Says the resort, the new menu will take diners on a “gastronomic journey through Portugal, discovering a colourful array of regional and national dishes”. It features seven dishes, each...

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