Festival F also has gatherings, performing arts and crafts

There may be music for all tastes, but Festival F, which takes place from the 7th to the 9th of September, […]

There may be music for all tastes, but Festival F, which takes place from the 7th to the 9th of September in Faro, does not end at concerts. Gatherings, performing arts and crafts are some of the proposals that complete the three days of the event. 

As in previous editions, the gatherings will play a central role in the programme, taking the debate to the Cloisters of the Cathedral on a daily basis.

One of the highlights on the agenda is the topic of Artificial Intelligence in artistic creation, moderated by radio broadcaster Luís Oliveira, with the participation of Matilde Campilho, writer on the national literary scene, and Rui Melo, actor, musician and director.

The press and journalism scene will be another of the protagonists of these informal conversations, with the theme “Where is the news?”: Miguel Ribeiro (SIC), Mafalda Anjos (VISÃO) and Rita Marrafa de Carvalho (RTP).

With the world of haute cuisine gaining an ever-increasing number of followers in Portugal, “Is cooking an act of love or pure selfishness?” is another of the themes present.

The gathering features the participation of Vanessa Oliveira, television presenter, and Rodrigo Meneses, MasterChef Portugal competitor in the 2011 edition and organizer of events and workshops, moderated by Nuno Miguel Dias, journalist and gastronome.

Artistic intervention is back on the cards in this edition and takes place all over the festival grounds, with the presence of names such as Al-Fanfare, Funkarmonica, Grupo Coral Ossonoba and the dance group Urban Xpression.

The Emergente artistic residency program takes several artists and structures working in the areas of theater, dance, contemporary circus and visual arts to Fábrica da Cerveja. Also in this space, several performances will take place and pieces will be presented as part of the BoCA – Biennial of Contemporary Arts, which Faro welcome for the second time.

The spaces of the Municipal Museum of Faro and Galeria Trem are hosting the exhibition “Natureza Paralela”, by Manuel Baptista, while Galeria Arco will be exhibiting “Faro outside the city”, by Eduardo Pinto.

In addition to these initiatives, there is the VATe children's and youth theater run by the Companhia de Teatro do Algarve, with two daily sessions in the auditorium on wheels located next to the SAGRES – Ria Stage, and also Artists & Fleas.

Always positioned as an event for the whole family, Festival F also offers a space dedicated to the little ones: Fagar Kids F, in the area of ​​Palco SAGRES – Ria. Here future generations of festival-goers are invited to experience the numerous activities and recreational-pedagogical experiences within the scope of Environmental Sustainability.

Temperatures can still be inviting to experience the Jamanta Sunset Lounge Catamaran. This boat with the concept of a floating bar has its first boarding scheduled for 16pm at the Olhão marina and arrives at Faro at 17:30 pm. From that time onwards, festival ticket holders can board via shuttle.

The Jamanta will be anchored near the Commercial Pier of Faro in order to allow the participants to continue in the surroundings of the event, with an experience until 20:00 in the middle of Ria Formosa.


Cloisters of the Cathedral

September 7, 20:30 am
Artificial Intelligence in artistic creation
Matilde Campilho, writer
Rui Melo, actor, musician, director and “militant procrastinator”
Luís Oliveira, broadcaster (moderator)

September 8, 20:30 am
Where's the news?
Mafalda Anjos, journalist, director of VISÃO and commentator at CNN Portugal
Rita Marrafa de Carvalho, journalist and author
Miguel Ribeiro, journalist and musician (moderator)

September 9, 20:30 am
Is cooking an act of love or pure selfishness?
Vanessa Oliveira, television presenter
Rodrigo Meneses, former publicist, MasterChef Portugal competitor, musician, foodie, event and workshop organizer
Nuno Miguel Dias, journalist and gastronome (moderator)

SAGRES Stage – Ria
Opening hours: 20pm – midnight | Children between 24 and 6 years old | Maximum stay: 10h/child

Performing Arts 

Al-Fanfare (street)
Funkarmonica (street)
Grupo Coral Ossonoba (choir)
Urban Xpression (dance)
VATe by Companhia de Teatro do Algarve – ACTA (Teatro infantilojuvenil)*
*Double-decker bus with auditorium / limited to 27 seats) – Sessions at 19 pm and 00 pm, on the 20th and 00th of September, at Largo de São Francisco

Exhibitions and Artistic Installations

Emerging | Artists: Edgar Massul, Joana R. Sá, Gat.uno and Rosa Guedes – Fábrica da Cerveja (Association 289)
BoCA – Biennial of Contemporary Arts | Artists: Héctor Zamora, Tiago Cadete, Neusa Trovoada, Zia Soares, João Melo / Glantosz and Rita GT – Fábrica da Cerveja
Parallel Nature, by Manuel Baptista – Municipal Museum of Faro and Train Gallery
Faro outside the city, by Eduardo Pinto – Galeria Arco (ALFA)

Manta Sunset Lounge Catamaran 
entry from Faro with ticket F: 10 euros
entry from Faro without F ticket: 15 euros
Entrance from Olhão with ticket F (one way): 15 euros
Entrance to Olhão »» Tour Olhão: 20 euros

16:00 – Entry to Olhão (Olhão Marina)
17:30 pm to 19:00 pm – Tickets at Faro (Porta Nova Pier)
20:15 pm – Departure Faro
21:30 pm – Departure from Olhão