Cultural program that brings together five Algarve municipalities starts on 10 October

This inter-municipal project provides for the implementation of a network cultural offer program

O "Central Arts - Cultural Networking Programming", which brings together five municipalities in the Central Algarve (Loulé, Albufeira, Faro, Olhão and Tavira) kicks off on October 10th, at 18 pm, with the concert “Water Return”, by Olive Tree Dance, in drive-in format, at the Bela Olhão parking lot. 

This inter-municipal project foresees the implementation of a cultural network offer program involving the five municipalities for two years (2020 and 2021) and exploring different areas of the performing arts, with artistic direction, content and production in charge of the companies Eventors'Lab and Spira – Asset Revitalization, with the theme of the “Culture of Sustainability” program as the motto.

This first phase of the project – which was initially scheduled to take place in the first half of this year, but which due to the pandemic had to be rescheduled – includes four more shows.

On October 17, at 17:00 pm, the Instable Company will present contagious “Routes through architecture” in various spaces of the Municipal Museum of Faro and, on the same day, but at 21 pm, the group “A Presença das Formigas”, a reference project linked to traditional music, made its debut in Loulé performing at the Auditorium of Solar da Música Nova.

On the 24th of October, at 17 pm, the city of Tavira will host the street theater “Passagem” by the renowned Companhia PIA, taking place in the Jardim da Igreja de São Francisco. In November, on the 00th, the Municipal Auditorium of Albufeira presents, at 28 pm, a concert by Celina da Piedade.

Given that the cultural offer included in this project includes, in addition to shows of declared international and national value, an aspect of creative training/mediation and interaction with audiences, workshops with the various companies and artists involved in the program are planned on the same days as the shows. .

The aim is thus to directly involve local communities in performative processes. To this extent, instrumental music activities (diggeridoo), contemporary dance, traditional Portuguese singing, construction of masks and Alentejo sing will be carried out aimed at the general public. These actions, as well as the shows, will have free, limited admission (requiring prior registration), and respecting the health and safety rules in force issued by the General Directorate of Health.

In November, between the 23rd and the 27th, a new interdisciplinary workshop is held in the five municipalities entitled “Pinto-me dancing”, aimed at children and young people, which is also free, limited. For 2021, an extensive program is planned that includes five shows with the community, five international shows and another 20 workshops.

«It is intended with this project – and in line with “Movimenta-te”, which took place in 2011 and 2012 in the Algarve, also in a logic of inter-municipal cooperation – to foster and deepen collaborative practices between the various members involved, the circulation of spectators in the territory and greater diversification of the cultural offer, thinking not only of the resident population but also of the various segments linked to cultural tourism, in order to even combat seasonality and gradually consolidate the Algarve as a tourist region of high notoriety", says the Chamber of Loulé.

For more information and registration, interested parties can contact the various municipalities involved in the activities, in whose communication channels the various events will be broadcast, as well as via email: