Flora Fest 2024 — 2nd Edition

27.Apr.24
28.Apr.24
29.Apr.24
30.Apr.24

Walks and Visits ~ Workshops ~ Fair ~ Cinema ~ Photography

Aljezur

27, 28, 29, 30.Apr.23    Workshops

Plaiting
w/ Ysaline Ophoff

mandatory registration

A traditional craft of the Algarve, plaiting is made from the only native palm tree in Europe - Chamaerops humilis - from which hats, rugs, baskets, brooms, baskets, and many other things are made. Ysaline, from Atelier Balancê, is part of a new generation of artisans who bring their creativity to this ancient art and who will share some of their knowledge with participants for 4 days.

Location

Parque Verde da Ribeira de Aljezur

Schedule

10:30am — 12:30pm  ·  01:30pm — 04:30pm

Cork Masks
w/ Carlos Marreiros

mandatory registration

A noble material in Portugal, cork has always fueled the imagination of rural people, who have used it to make utensils, beehives, and toys as well. In this workshop, we will be inspired by the bark of cork oaks and their shapes to make masks and rediscover these ancestral traditions.

Location

Parque Verde da Ribeira de Aljezur

Schedule

10:30am — 12:30pm  ·  01:30pm — 04:30pm

27.Apr.23    Plants Fair - fair, workshops and cinema

Plants’ Market and Handcraft inspired by Plants

Location

Parque Verde da Ribeira de Aljezur

Schedule

11:00am — 06:00pm

Kids’ Area

free activity

Location

Parque Verde da Ribeira de Aljezur

Schedule

11:00am — 05:00pm

Leaves, Branches, and Barks:
A Craft Workshop

w/ Tatiana Barreiros

free activity

In the fair area, an open workshop to explore eco-crafts, creating objects from natural materials. We invite people of all ages and skill levels to experience the magic of transforming elements of nature into unique pieces.

Location

Parque Verde da Ribeira de Aljezur

Schedule

11:00am — 01:00pm  ·  02:00pm — 05:00pm

Aromatic Celebration
w/ Companhia A Nariguda

free activity

Clown & workshop invoking wild and medicinal plants, with traditional Portuguese music focused on the theme. A clownish narrative on a journey to the universe of wild plants, starring Pimpinella and Beldroega, two clowns, and some puppets that bring these plants to life.
In the end, the audience is invited to play a game creating a collective Herbarium.

Location

Parque Verde da Ribeira de Aljezur

Schedule

11:00am — 12:30pm

Who's Hiding Behind the Leaf?
w/ Tagis – Centro de Conservação das Borboletas de Portugal

free activity

Walk along the Aljezur stream in search of pollinating insects and their host plants.

Location

Parque Verde da Ribeira de Aljezur

Schedule

01:30pm — 03:00pm

“Camarinhas” - Pearls in the Portuguese Dunes
w/ Aida Moreira and Maria João Barroca

free activity

The use of plants as food and popular medicine has been long-standing in human history, and the study of their benefits has attracted the attention of many researchers. From the University of Coimbra, we have two researchers who invite us to rediscover the virtues of a berry (Corema album) that grows in Portuguese dunes and has long been part of Iberian popular culture.

Location

Espaço Celeiro/Moagem

Schedule

03:00pm — 04:00pm

The Art of Tea
w/ Fanny Russaouen Martins

free activity

Advices and tricks to facilitate our daily lives and integrate plants into our health routine: Infusion or decoction? What quantities? Fresh or dried? Tasting and sharing to understand how to benefit from the properties of plants through teas.

Location

Parque Verde da Ribeira de Aljezur

Schedule

04:00pm — 05:00pm

Seed Guardians

free activity

Around a table full of seeds, conversation with local farmers about the seeds they cultivate and the importance of preserving them. Everyone is free to join with their seeds and share their experience.

Location

Parque Verde da Ribeira de Aljezur

Schedule

04:00pm — 05:00pm

Stories That Trees Tell
Ana Sofia Paiva

free activity

Stories have long been a means of understanding nature. They have taught us to appreciate the long days of summer and the bareness of trees in winter. Storyteller and actress Ana Sofia Paiva proposes a storytelling session dedicated to the secrets that trees hold.

Location

Várzea da Ribeira de Aljezur

Schedule

05:00pm — 06:00pm

28.Apr.23    Walks

Biodiversity Station - Amoreira Beach - Everyone Counts!

free activity with mandatory registration

This small trail was created in 2016 with the intention of introducing some of the most characteristic plants and shrubs of the dune and coastal cliffs ecosystems, inviting each of us to monitor these natural spaces.
Albano Soares will explain how we can participate in this project, while showing us other natural aspects such as butterflies, sand insects, and other pollinators found there.

Location

Amoreira Parking Lot - Aljezur

Schedule

09:30am — 12:30pm

Distance

3,2 km – round trip, sandy trail

Wild Plants - Food and Medicine
w/ Daphna Givon

free activity with mandatory registration

A walk to observe wild plants and learn how they have been part of the local and Mediterranean diet and folk medicine.

Location

Moínho do Bispo, Vale da Cerca dos Pomares, Aljezur

Schedule

04:00pm — 06:00pm

Rogil

28.Apr.23    Workshop/Cinema

Nature’s Prints - Botanical Linocut
w/ Arthur Quinot and Tatiana Barreiros

mandatory registration

In this workshop, we will learn to create linocuts inspired by the beauty of plants. Starting with drawing, we will explore the shapes and textures of plants. We will then bring our drawings to life by carving linoleum and creating plates for printing. We finish our work creating a natural ink, made from organic and vegetable materials and printing on rice paper.

Location

Former Primary School of Maria Vinagre

Schedule

10h00 — 01:00pm  ·  02:00pm — 04:30pm
shared lunch

CINEMA at Maria Vinagre

free activity

Screening of Short Films - animation and thematic films

Location

Former Primary School of Maria Vinagre

Schedule

05:00pm — 06:30pm

29.Apr.23    Walk

Birds and Plants of the Coastal Plateau
w/ Nuno Barros

free activity com mandatory registration

In this short hike, we will explore a plateau area where ornithologist Nuno Barros will talk to us about the different habitats observed here, guiding our gaze through the plants that compose them and in search of the birds that depend on them. Binoculars suggested.

Location

Estrada da Carriagem, Rogil

Schedule

09:00am — 12:00pm

Distance

5 km

30.Apr.23    Tour

Vai à Fava!
w/ António Rosa

free activity com mandatory registration

“Vai à fava enquanto a ervilha não enche” is a portuguese expression meaning “goe to hell” originally coming from the idea of going to pick broad beans while peas are not full.
Visit to a farm in organic production mode whose focus is on traditional vegetables, adapted to local conditions, as a solution for sustainable agriculture. We will get to know better a seasonal vegetable – the Broad Bean – about which we will talk while having a taste of some typical recipes of the region, cooked from this nutritious and flavorful ingredient.

Location

Monte do Açoreiro, Rogil

Schedule

04:30pm — 06:00pm

Odeceixe

30.Apr.23    Cinema

CINEMA in Odeceixe

free activity

Screening of Short Films – animation and thematic films

Location

Grupo Desportivo de Odeceixe

Schedule

04:30pm — 06:00pm

Carrapateira

29.Apr.23    Walk/Cinema

Trailing Art – Botanical Drawing and Painting Walk
w/ Tatiana Barreiros

free activity with mandatory registration

A walk between the marshland and hills of Bordeira, contemplating the natural beauty of these landscapes and carrying in our pockets pencils, pens, and watercolors to capture the essence of the plants we will encounter along the way. With strategic stops, we will take the time to transform this natural scenery into art. On a trail of about 6 km, we will connect with nature and express our creativity outdoors.

Location

Bordeira

Schedule

03:00pm — 06:30pm

Distance

6 km

CINEMA at Carrapateira

free activity

Screening of Short Films – animation and thematic films

Location

Clube dos Amigos da Carrapateira

Schedule

04:30pm — 06:00pm

30.Apr.23    Walk

Stones, Wind, Sun, and Salt
w/ Parceria Tertúlia, ACAPO, Escola Profissional de Odemira

free activity with mandatory registration

At Pontal da Carrapateira, a sensory walk and sung stories to discover the elements that dictate the landscape and the plants that inhabit it.

Location

Pontal da Carrapateira

Schedule

11:00am — 06:00pm

Financial support
Support
Cultural partners
Organization

Artistic Residencies The Thread

08.Mar.24
09.Mar.24
10.Mar.24

12.Apr.24
13.Apr.24
14.Apr.24

10.Mai.24
11.Mai.24
12.Mai.24

Artistic Experimentation and Creation Workshops
guided by Leonor Morais, Visual Artist

In 2023, the Artistic Residencies "The Thread" explored the intersections between Drawing and other forms of artistic expression: Dance, Music, and Painting. Under the direction of Leonor Morais and other invited artists (Albina Petrolati, André Duarte, and João Luís Simões, respectively), the workshops were imbued with inspiration from various sources, ranging from mythological texts to contemporary works and the surrounding environment, revealing an enriching dialogue between different disciplines.

Leonor Morais, with a background in Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking from the Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon and varied professional experiences, including collaborations in the Educational Service of the Cultural Center of Cascais and individual projects at Ar.Co (Center for Art and Visual Communication), led this project that transcended artistic boundaries and highlighted a multidisciplinary approach.

“The thread connects all states of existence among themselves and to their principle.
The thread connects all beings among themselves, this world and the other.
The thread connects the puppets to the central will of the man who animates them.”

—   Jean Chevalier, Dictionary of Symbols.

In 2024, the Artistic Residencies "The Thread" return with new proposals and partnerships. Drawing now intertwines with other forms of creative expression, promoting the visibility of Drawing and the nuances of Theater, Textiles, and Voice. The project maintains its essence of exploring origins and uniting diverse disciplines in a context of cooperation and integration, over three artistic residencies, each lasting three days of creative work.

This year's workshops will once again feature the collaboration of new guest artists, enhancing the creative experience of participants and contributing their skills and perspectives. Facilitating immersion in the interactions between Drawing and Theater, Drawing and Textiles, and Drawing and Voice, the participation of the respective guests, along with Leonor's guidance, will provide a fertile environment for experimentation and the exchange of ideas.

The guests for the Drawing workshops guided by Leonor Morais are:


— Theatre  Manuela Pedroso
— Textiles  Ana Baleia
— Voice  Concha Sacchetti


The Artistic Residencies "The Thread" continue to be an invitation to reflect on the origin, coexistence, and interconnection between different artistic manifestations, renewing the commitment to value humans and nature as a whole. An intense process of experimentation and sharing, with the thread as a guiding element and the mythological voice as the backdrop of the working process.

After the conclusion of the three residencies, an installation/performance titled "The Thread" will emerge from this intersection between drawing and different areas in the universe of the arts, in a deep immersion in the nature that surrounds and inhabits us.

Drawing & Theatre

registration required

When

08.Mar.24
5:00 pm - 07:00 pm

09.Mar.24
10:30 am - 04:00 pm
shared picnic

10.Mar.24
10:30 am - 04:00 pm
shared picnic

Location

Former Primary School of Barranco da Vaca

Artists

Leonor Morais,  Manuela Pedroso guest artist

Contribution

20€

Age group

M/15+

Recommendation

Wear comfortable clothing that can get dirty

Drawing & Textiles

registration required

when

12.Apr.24
5:00 pm - 07:00 pm

13.Apr.24
10:30 am - 04:00 pm
shared picnic

14.Apr.24
10:30 am - 04:00 pm
shared picnic

Location

Former Primary School of Barranco da Vaca

Artists

Leonor Morais,  Ana Baleia guest artist

Contribution

20€

Age group

M/15+

Recommendation

Wear comfortable clothing that can get dirty

Drawing & Voice

registration required

when

10.Mai.24
5:00 pm - 07:00 pm

11.Mai.24
10:30 am - 04:00 pm
shared picnic

12.Mai.24
10:30 am - 04:00 pm
shared picnic

Location

Former Primary School of Barranco da Vaca

Artists

Leonor Morais,  Concha Sacchetti guest artist

Contribution

20€

Age group

M/15+

Recommendation

Wear comfortable clothing that can get dirty

Biographies

Drawing

Leonor Morais.
She completed her degree in painting, drawing, and printmaking at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon, carrying out an individual project at Ar.Co (Center for Art and Visual Communication), with a special focus on drawing and printmaking. She has participated in various exhibitions and urban interventions, both nationally and internationally, including noteworthy events such as the 2017 Cal Viva Artistic Residency in Aljezur, the 2014 Drawing on the Path, Art District, Citadel, Cascais, and the 2012 Influx Contemporary Art in Lisbon.

Theatre

Manuela Pedroso.
Graduated in Theater and Training of Actors and Directors from the Higher School of Theater and Cinema. As a trainer, she is accredited by the Scientific-Pedagogical Council for Continuous Training of the University of Minho and is also a trainer in the Program for Aesthetic and Artistic Education. Since 1986, she has worked as a professional actress in various theatre companies in Lisbon and Madrid. Since 1991, she has worked as a trainer in the fields of Theater and Creative Dance. She directed the play "The Zingareios of Serafina and Malacueca" and choreographed the Dance and Video show "Planalto," performed by Marina Nabais.

Textiles

Ana Baleia.
Graduated in fashion design from the Faculty of Architecture of Lisbon and was a winner of the Young Creators competition in the Fashion category, representing Portugal at the Athens Biennale. She moved to Alentejo in 2008, and since then, she has been working as a designer, costume designer, and visual artist, always using textiles as her raw material. She collaborates with brands, theatre companies, and directors. She has participated in group exhibitions and had her first solo exhibition in 2022. She is a co-founder of the Cultural and Artistic Association "Ateneu do Catorze" in São Luís. Her projects focus on upcycling, and her artistic activity revolves around the use of waste, aiming to act locally and contribute to a circular economy in the field of textiles.

Voice

Concha Sacchetti.
She is an intuitive and self-taught musician born in Lisbon. From an early age, she expressed herself through voice, dance, and theatre. With 17 years of performing for the public, she has given numerous concerts and participated in various artistic collaborations, developing communication, expression, interpretation, and musicality. She practices cooking, handicrafts, crafts, and cultural studies. For the past six years, she has moved to the south of Portugal, immersing herself in the nature and culture of the land.

Financial support
Support

Christmas Market 2023

08.Dec.23
09.Dec.23
10.Dec.23

Handcrafts ~ Local Products ~ Kids Area with Games, Books, Activities and Facial Painting ~ Live Concerts ~ Workshops ~ Dance ~ Food, Drinks and Glühwein

Aljezur ~ Free entrance

08.Dec.23  ·  03:00 pm — 11:00 pm  ·  Pavilhão Multi Usos

Pottery Workshop
for the youngsters

Schedule

03:30 pm

Forró
beginners class

Schedule

04:00 pm

As Gambuzinas
for the youngsters

Schedule

04:00 pm

Forró
free dancing

Schedule

05:00 pm

Live Concert Jeremy & Cait
acoustic guitar

Schedule

06:00 pm

Storytelling
for the youngsters

Schedule

06:00 pm

Live Concert ALJEROOTS
reggae

Schedule

07:00 pm

Live Concert ARAÇÁ DA GEMA
brazilian music

Schedule

09:00 pm

09.Dec.23  ·  11:00 am — 11:00 pm  ·  Pavilhão Multi Usos

NATURALEZA Workshop
herbal medicine

Schedule

11:30 am

LIFE Zimbral – Conservation Project
presented by REWILDING SW

Schedule

03:00 pm

Forró
beginners class

Schedule

04:00 pm

As Gambuzinas
for the youngsters

Schedule

04:00 pm

Forró
free dancing

Schedule

05:00 pm

Coro da Gente
world music choir

Schedule

06:00 pm

Live Concert MUDBLOOD by THE PSYCHLES
rock

Schedule

07:00 pm

Live Concert THE HOP
hip hop, soul fusion

Schedule

09:00 pm

10.Dec.23  ·  11:00 am — 07:00 pm  ·  Pavilhão Multi Usos

Pottery Workshop
for the youngsters

Schedule

11:30 am

Dança Africana
beginners class

Schedule

12:00 am

Capoeira SENZALA
beginners open class

Schedule

02:30 pm

Capoeira SENZALA
roda

Schedule

03:00 pm

Dance Hip Hop
with OUTSIDE THE BOX

Schedule

03:30 pm

BOMBEIROS VOLUNTÁRIOS DE ALJEZUR
philarmonic band

Schedule

04:00 pm

As Gambuzinas
for the youngsters

Schedule

04:00 pm

Coro ENTRELAÇAR

Schedule

05:00 pm

Fado Live Concert ADRIANA E GONÇALO

Schedule

06:00 pm

Support
 
 
Organization

What happens

Artistic Residency The Thread

20.Oct.23
21.Oct.23
22.Oct.23

11.Nov.23
18.Nov.23

Artistic Experimentation and Creation Workshop
directed by Leonor Morais, Visual Artist

"The thread connects all states of existence to each other and to their origin.
The thread connects all beings to each other, this world, and the other.
The thread connects puppets to the central will of the man who animates them."

—   Jean Chevalier

Leonor Morais, visual artist, created this artistic residency "The Thread", composed of three workshops of experimentation and artistic creation of Drawing with three distinct moments, although connected to each other as if a thread led and interconnected them.

The focus of this project is on origin, on origins, and not on the constant need for the new that today's world demands of us. It is about reuniting different areas instead of dividing them into smaller and smaller sections, risking the extinction of many. It values humans and nature as a whole (biocentrism) and not as dominant and dominated. It seeks cooperation and integration in critical times of war and the rupture of values. With the collaboration of three invited artists - Albina Petrolati (dance), André Duarte (music), and João Luís Simões (painting) - each workshop will focus on the intersection of drawing with one of these artistic areas. The lines of the drawing will enter into dialogue with dance, voice, music, theatre, performing arts, and the ancient language of painting...

The thread, the guiding element of the workshops, is inspired by mythologies that cross different cultures and times, inviting participants to connect with the voices that echo from the past and present. The lines of the drawing will gain a poetic dimension as they intertwine with music, dance, and painting, giving rise to a universe of creative possibilities in a deep immersion in the nature that surrounds us and inhabits us. An intense procedure having the thread as the guiding element and the mythological voice as the backdrop of the work process. True moments of reflection on our impact, regeneration, and relationship with our surroundings.

After having experienced Dance and Music, it’s now the moment for connecting Drawing and Painting…

Over three days of intense work, experimentation, and sharing will become fundamental elements for the construction of a creative process that will be marked by the richness of the exchange of ideas and experiences. With a maximum of fifteen participants, in an old primary school in Barranco da Vaca, in the Sudoeste Alentejano e and Costa Vicentina Natural Park.

Drawing & Painting

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

When

20.Oct.23
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

21.Oct.23
10:30 am - 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
shared picnic

22.Oct.23
10:30 am - 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
shared picnic

Location

Former Primary School of Barranco da Vaca

Artists

Leonor Morais,  João Luís Simões guest artist

Donation value

20€ recommended minimum per workshop

Maximum number of participants

15 people

Age group

M/15+

Recommendation

Wear comfortable clothing that can get dirty

For REGISTRATIONS or more information

tertulia.associacao@gmail.com
(+351) 939 393 188

Exhibition "The Thread"

Free entrance

Finally, after each of the workshops leaves a memory that can serve as inspiration for the next one, it will create an invisible thread that connects the different artistic areas, artists, and participants. This exhibition will be held as a memory, record, and sharing of the work processes and results that arise from it, through a collection of captured images. Some participants' drawings and paintings will also be displayed, which carry the stories and memories shared in these experimentation and artistic creation workshops.

When

11.Nov.23
04:00 pm - 07:00 pm
OPENING
Live Music w/ André Duarte

18.Nov.23
03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Location

Old Elementary School at Barranco da Vaca.

What happened

Book Fest 2023

02.Oct.23
03.Oct.23
07.Oct.23
08.Oct.23
09.Oct.23

STORY TELLING · THEATRE · CLOWN · WORKSHOPS · CINEMA · BOARD GAMES · BOOK SALE

#Mercado de Agricultor  #Largo 1º de Maio  #Praceta Kurnach  #Espaço+  #Agrupamento de Escolas Professora Piedade Matoso

Program

02.Oct.23 — 03.Oct.23

Story Telling for the little ones
w/ Paula Cusati

Location

EB1/ JI de Odeceixe, EB1/ JI do Rogil and EB1/ JI de Aljezur

Paula Cusati. Reading and writing mediator, and trainer in the field of reading promotion. Designs and conducts storytelling sessions, workshops, and ongoing projects for the promotion of reading and writing. Participates in meetings for reflection and training for mediators and other educational professionals. Provides individual, professional, and institutional consulting services in the field of reader mediation and the promotion of reading and writing.

07.Oct.23

Pimpinella
w/ Eva Ribeiro

PIMPINELLA is a clown going on a stroll in her musical chariot while offering smiles, flowers, and melodies. An itinerant clown show leading us into playing, magic and gathering.

3 stations, 3 stops #Mercado do Agricultor #Largo 1º de Maio #Praceta Kurnach

Location

From Mercado do Agricultor to Praceta Kurnach, passing through Igreja Nova

Schedule

10:00 am

Eva Ribeiro. Walks hand in hand with art and community intervention. She has been a researcher in the field of performing arts for over fifteen years. She began her journey as a young person, discovering street arts and clowning in 2002. In 2004, she started working in the field of street theatre with the Teatro Anónimo company in Coimbra. Between 2002 and 2004, she received training in street theatre from companies such as Generik Vapeur, Les Plasticiens Vollants, Sarruga, and Xarxa Theatre. These training experiences piqued her interest in deepening her studies in the performing arts. She then attended various workshops on Clowning, New Circus, Contemporary Dance, and Puppetry and Animated Forms in Porto, where she lived between 2005 and 2007. In 2006, she studied Theater and Education with Hugo Cruz at the University of Psychology in Porto. During this period, she developed several artivism projects that blended the language of theatre with political and community intervention, beginning her journey as a trainer and educator. In 2009, she pursued her studies at the Jacques Lecoq School of Physical Theater in Paris, France. She lived in various cities across Europe and continued her studies, focusing her research on the art of clowning and comedy from 2010 onwards. She studied the art of clowning in various countries and had the privilege of working with Pedro Correia, Jorge Pacheco, Anabela Mira, Pedro Fabião, Adelvane Néia, Silvia Leblon, Palhaço Tomate, Jesus-Jara, Virginia Imaz, Matteo Cifariello, Maria Colomer, Alex Navarro, Carolina Dream, Jeff Johson, Johny Melville, Celia Ruiz, Elise Ouvrier De-Buffett, Hilary Chaplain, Olivier Terrault, Fanny Giraud, and Tom Roos.

Stories from Roots
w/ Leonor Morais and Joana Barroso

Stories from Roots is a workshop to create objects with natural elements from which stories will be born.

Location

Praceta Kurnach

Schedule

10:30 am — 12:30 pm / 02:30 pm — 04:30 pm

Age rating

M/8+

Leonor Morais. She completed her degree in painting, drawing, and printmaking at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Lisbon and undertook an individual project at Ar.co (Center for Art and Visual Communication), with a special focus on drawing and printmaking. She has participated in various exhibitions and urban interventions, both locally and internationally, including: 2017 Cal Viva, Artistic Residency, Aljezur. 2014 "Drawing on the Path," Art District, Cidadela, Cascais. 2012 Influx Contemporary Art, Lisbon. 2010 "Flor del Mundo," Façade Intervention, Saldanha, Lisbon. 2010 "The Fountain," Ermida de S. Mauro, Santa Maria, Azores. 2010 "Wind," Espaço ao Cubo, Lisbon. 2009 "Life Essentials," Artwhino, U.S.A. 2009 "Yourself Nature," Waves and Woods, Lisbon. 2008 Contemporary Printmaking, Museum of Natural History, Lisbon. 2006 Musatour, Barcelona, Tokyo, Lisbon. 2002 Solo Exhibition of Painting and Drawing, CCC, Cascais...

Joana Barroso. I am a woman, a mother, a spirited girl, and a living being, walking step by step, exploring the territories between nature, art, and education, creating landscapes between theatre, dance, poetry, and music. My soul reveals itself around the fire, and my storyteller presents herself heart-to-heart with people of all ages and generations. In singing and storytelling, she weaves a tapestry where the entire community is welcome to be lulled, connected, and reminded of what is essential in the fertility of this soil, this land, a small village, the country of Portugal... all the way to the greater fertile soil of the world, Earth, Mother, Global Village.

Story Telling
w/ António Fontinha

From the Portuguese oral tradition, timeless stories are heard once again.

Location

Praceta Kurnach

Schedule

11:30 am

António Fontinha. He was born in 1966 and lived in Angola until 1974. His vocation as a storyteller emerged in 1992 as part of Chapitô's intervention with at-risk youth (Educational Centers of the Directorate-General for Reintegration and Prison Services). A pioneer in the oral storytelling movement in Portugal, he makes a living exclusively from this activity, having performed in various contexts and conducted thousands of storytelling sessions for diverse audiences. The foundation of his repertoire consists of themes from the Portuguese oral tradition, which he has been researching across the country through multiple campaigns to collect traditional stories, parallel to his work as a storyteller.

Catadupa
w/ Rita Rodrigues and Ricardo Lopes

Catadupa is a physical theatre and music performance by Rita Rodrigues and Ricardo Lopes, wishing to be a manifest anti-non-voluntary loneliness. A team of hosts will welcome and guide the public in a stroll during the performance. We will be lead in a walk full of knowledge until we get inside D. Odete’s house, which through several actions filled with music will abandon her daily routine and give place to something new in her life, inviting spectators to a festive gastronomic moment.This project started together with both the youngster and elder community, during several ateliers and individual interviews willing to get answers to the proposal “Teach me something you know”. This Knowledge, more simple or more complex, was worked to give birth to an artistic object. The show drives the public through a path crossing different spaces and scenic areas where theatre and music frames take place, all of them related to what was collected with the community.

Location

From Igreja Nova to Espaço +

Schedule

05:30 pm

Age rating

M/8+

Rita Rodrigues. She was born in 1977 in Lisbon. She began taking theater lessons with António Feio. She graduated in "theater of gesture" at the "Estudis de Teatre" school in Barcelona. She completed a postgraduate degree in Theater Studies at the Faculty of Letters. Rita has undertaken various training programs in theater and dance, including the "Dance in the Community" course at Fórum Dança. Since 1998, she has worked as an actress/performer, collaborating with various directors/creators such as Luís Castro, João Ricardo, Claudio Hochman, Carlos António, Jorge Fraga, Sofia CAprita, Ana Sofia Paiva, Sílvia Real, Martin Joab, Giacomo Scalisi, Madalena Vitorino, among others. She has been the creator of the shows "Missão Lupa," "Bicho da Malha," "Caracol," and "Em busca de um neto," as well as the co-creator and performer in "Sótão, S.A." She has taught theater to children aged 3 to 15, as well as adults. Since 2013, she has been a director in the community project of the senior theater group in Portimão (O GRUPO). The foundation of her repertoire consists of themes from the Portuguese oral tradition, which she has been researching across the country through multiple campaigns to collect traditional stories.

Ricardo Lopes. (Born in Évora, 1977) studied trombone at the Philharmonic of Loulé for 5 years and completed the Jazz and Modern Music course with the Orquestra Jazz do Algarve, under the guidance of Hugo Alves, where he has been playing since 2013. He also performs with bands like Funkarmónica and Plasticine. Ricardo has participated in various training programs, including a notable improvisation workshop with Nils Wogram and Conrad Bauer at the Goethe Institute in Lisbon in 2011. He has contributed to the recordings of several CDs, including "Sophia" (2019), "The Ladies" (2020), and "Liberdades" (2022) with the Orquestra de Jazz do Algarve, and "Plasticine" with the band Plasticine (2019). Currently, he is recording the band's latest album. In 2019, he collaborated on the show "La Traverseé" with the Basinga Company through Lavrar o Mar.

Open-Air Cinema
w/ Cabeçudos

Animation movies made by children.

Location

Praceta Kurnach

Schedule

08:00 pm

Cabeçudos. Cabeças Com Ideias was established in 2010 with the aim of enriching the cultural landscape dedicated to children and young audiences. At the time, the only bookstore exclusively focused on children and youth in Lisbon began hosting artists from the fields of oral storytelling, music, theater, cinema, and visual arts in its amphitheater. The initiative also sought to create moments of sharing with audiences mainly composed of families, presenting both original performances and those proposed by other cultural agents. Dedicated to promoting the arts, CABEÇUDOS' programming has secured its place on Lisbon's cultural agendas. TimeOut magazine consistently highlights it as the best thing to do with kids week after week. The continuous media coverage of its cultural agenda, coupled with the quality of the performances, has attracted more audiences and fostered loyalty among them. The awareness of the importance of introducing the arts at an early age as a facilitator for openness has been a driving force behind the frequent and regular attendance of sessions produced by CABEÇUDOS.

Board Games
w/ Até à Lua

Space to stop and play some board games with friends or family.

Location

Praceta Kurnach

Schedule

10:00 am —  09:00pm

Até à Lua. It's a space for the whole family with a shop, activities, and a recreational area for events. The store offers children's and young adult books from various publishers, sustainable and high-quality educational toys, and board games for all age groups. They organize regular activities for babies, children, and young adults, as well as adults and families in various areas such as visual arts, painting, music, theatre, creative writing, dance and movement, yoga, study support, art-filled holidays, learning through play, storytelling, and board game meetups and tournaments.

Book Sale
w/ Cabeçudos

Location

Praceta Kurnach

Schedule

10:00 am —  09:00pm

Secondhand Book Sale / Food and Drinks

Stalls with secondhand books, food and drinks, for sale.

Location

Praceta Kurnach

Schedule

10:00 am —  09:00pm

08.Out.23
The programming is all at Praceta Kürnach

With the Moon Light
w/ Leonor Morais

Creative Book Workshop, where from a story, many ways of telling will be imagined.

Schedule

10:30 am — 12:30 pm

Age rating

M/8+

Rosalinda das CApras
w/ Joana Barroso

Rosalinda das CApras is a character who is a shepherdess, a woman, and an animal telling stories from the Earth and from the land. Stories from the Mother Land, the mother house of all beings down to a bit of soil fitting in our hand. Stories from the land, which is my village and yours, from the land of our grandparents in the South, Center or in the North of the country. Stories that bind our roots to remember where we come from and that will tell where we wish to go. Stories told; stories sung. A clay basin with water, a water calabash… these and other things will take form out of this storyteller and singer.

Schedule

03:30 pm

Age rating

M/6+

Story Telling
w/ António Fontinha

From the Portuguese oral tradition, timeless stories are heard once again.

Schedule

04:30 pm

The witnesses – The Apparition
w/ Rafa Santos and Eva Ribeiro

The Witnesses – The Apparition are two women clowns in a game of physical comedy challenging gravity whilst waiting for an apparition. A journey through myths diving from the top of a pyramid. They are the witnesses of a new era, funny and absurd. They are the duo Witnesses.

Schedule

05:30 pm

Board Games
w/ Até à Lua

Space to stop and play some board games with friends or family.

Location

Praceta Kurnach

Schedule

10:00 am —  07:00pm

Book Sale
w/ Cabeçudos

Location

Praceta Kurnach

Schedule

10:00 am —  07:00pm

Secondhand Book Sale / Food and Drinks

Stalls with secondhand books, food and drinks, for sale.

Location

Praceta Kurnach

Schedule

10:00 am —  07:00pm

09.Out.23

Story Telling
w/ António Fontinha

Location

EB1/ JI de Aljezur

Book sale
w/ Cabeçudos

Location

EB1/ JI de Aljezur

Financial support
Support
Organization

Installation Performance
Awakening Memories

24.Aug.23

29.Aug.23


02.Sep.23

04.Sep.23


07.Sep.23

10.Sep.23


14.Sep.23

17.Sep.23

Amidst the threads of time, memories dance in the web of existence.

Weaving the living tapestry of Memory, the Installation Performance 'Awakening Memories' unveils an immersive spectacle that transcends time and unites the emotional fibers of Aljezur's senior community. Within this enchanted space, we witness the resurrection of objects, transformed into narrators of bygone times.

As artisans of the past and present, the participants of the Entrelaçar Program interweave traditions, knowledge, and narratives through the fusion of artistic languages. Artisans of their own stories, they transmute ordinary objects into enchanted relics, revealing our elderly as guardians of memory, sacred threads that connect the past to the future.

To the sound of ancient chants intoned by iron silhouettes, we witness a poetic dialogue between the past and the present, the visible and the invisible.

'Awakening Memories' is an immersive experience that transcends the boundaries of time. It is an intimate encounter with the essence of a community.

Aljezur

24.Aug.23  —  29.Aug.23    Instalation

Schedule

10:00 am — 8:00 pm

Location

Praceta Kurnach

24.Aug.23  e  29.Aug.23    Performance

Schedule

7:00 pm

Location

Praceta Kurnach

Carrapateira

02.Sep.23  —  04.Sep.23    Instalation

Schedule

10:00 am — 8:00 pm

Location

Almargem

02.Sep.23    Performance

Schedule

7:00 pm

Location

Almargem

Rogil

07.Sep.23  —  10.Sep.23    Instalation

Schedule

10:00 am — 8:00 pm

Location

Clube de instrução e recreio rogilense

07.sep.23    Performance