Thursday, 29 June 2017
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Activity Algarve Bike Rides

Thanks to all who attended the rides last week. Here are the times and locations for this weeks rides.

 

Classical Concert at the São Brás Museum - July 1st2 Cellos & a Clarinet - On Saturday July 1st the Friends of the São Brás Costume Museum will welcome the GIORDANI VIOLONCELLO DUO - Dirk Chris Vanhuyse and Simonetta Bassino, together with GEERT BAECKELANDT on clarinet.

The programme will include works by Somis, Vanhuyse, Beethoven, Giordani, Corelli and Massenet.

Public Session July 1st - ANIMAL FRIENDLY TAVIRA?On July 1st, at 2:30pm For an Animal-Friendly Tavira (#taviraMAISanimais) addressed an invitation to the various candidates for the next municipal elections in Tavira and also to the ANIMAL Association, to reflect on what is being done and what still needs to be done to make Tavira an animal-friendly city.

This session "Animal-friendly City?" will start with the panel formed by the ANIMAL Association President, Rita Silva, and the candidates for Tavira City Council, and afterwards the concerns, suggestions and proposals of the present population and of the remaining candidates can also be heard.

Senior Bikers 7th Anniversary LunchThe motorcycle riders of the Algarve Senior Bikers celebrated the 7th year of the group's existence with lunch at Restaurante A Kanga in Santa Barbara de Nexe. 
The lunch organised by John Tavener was followed by Celebration Cakes made by Dee Shirley.

OXALÁ - the new theatre performance by AL TeatroOxalá, or in other words, "God willing". This expression, so well known to all the Portuguese people, has its roots, as so many other Portuguese words, in the Arabic language.

But the Portuguese Arabic heritage is much more than words. Arabic influences are cultural, architectural, economical and social, and are the result of five centuries of this people occupation in the south area of our country. Based on this cultural heritage and on the civilization peak of these people, the theatre company AL Teatro created the theatre performance OXALÁ.

'Take a Moment' Exhibition opens June 21stThe Algarve Artists Network will celebrate their 10th anniversary on Wednesday 21st June, from 6pm to 10pm in the Olive Grove at Casa Jacaranda, Sitio dos Quartos, Loule.

You can see installations by 21 artists in the exhibition entitled Take a Moment.  The exhibition is open until July 31st. Entrance is free.

We hope you will take the time to come and enjoy this art event in a unique location together with us!

GPS: 37 06 44.71 N, 8 0200.18 W

 

AHSThe Mine of São Domingos Monday June 19th and 20th, and Portugal ́s African Wars 1961 - 1974 on June 27th and 30th.

The Mine of São Domingos - The mine at Saõ Domingos near Mértola is of great interest to British people in particular. For over one hundred years this remote spot in the Alentejo was the home of a British community in charge of the exploitation of a copper and sulphur mine. The story of the mine goes back to remote antiquity, since it was worked during Roman times, and possibly even before that. Rediscovered in the 1850s, the mine was leased to a British company who ensured that it became one of the most successful copper mines of that age.

BIKE MY SIDE During June, Bike my Side will offer national and foreign residents in the Algarve a 50% discount on the special Postcard Collection tour, an initiative that aims to provide everyone with a sidecar baptism, discovering the beautiful city of Portimão and its surroundings.

Under the motto "Sidecar for All", the campaign aims to mark the five years of Bike my Side in the Algarve and the relaunch of its website implemented by Crochet, a Design & Communication company, which sought to follow the best practices of HTML in terms of syntax and semantics. A focus was placed on the usability and accessibility of the platform so that all users, without exception, can access it with as few restrictions as possible. This work is still under way, trying to reduce as much as possible any difficulties in navigating the site.