Fusion Fest: Music & Art

Historic buildings in Faro city centre

Lagos’ Modern Music Festival starts next week followed by Vila do Bispo’s seafood festival. Also, a new photographic exhibition of local businesses in Faro can be seen in local gardens.

Modern Music Festival

Lagos will be celebrating its MMFest (Modern Music Festival) from August 22 to 26.

For the second year the event offers workshops, talks and debates on topics covering 20th century music including history, culture and instrumentation.

Music professionals will discus their experiences and technical aspects and every evening at 7.30pm Praia da Luz will host a concert.

By the fortress, the varied styles of music played will include jazz, hip hop, reggae, bossa nova.

Entrance to everything is free. For more information click here.

Festival do Perceve

Between September 1 and 3 Vila do Bispo will host its 9th Festival do Perceve (Goose Barnacle Festival).

Whilst the event centres on goose barnacles, a wide variety of seafood such as mussels, whelks, limpets, octopus and fried eel available for visitors to enjoy.

Additionally, there will be stalls selling regional sweets and products including handicrafts.

In terms of entertainment, there is a musical lineup planned for the event. Some of the highlighted performances include a tribute to the band Queen by ‘A Kind of Queen’ on September 1, a party hosted by the Portuguese radio station M80 on September 2, and a performance by the Adiafa on September 3.

Starting at 5pm each day and ends at 1am on September 1 and 3, on September 2 at 2am. Tickets are available from Monday, August 21 online and at the local council offices. Visitors can also be purchased directly on the days of the festival. There will be plenty of parking.

Created in Faro

For those who missed the World Press Photo Exhibition in Portimão, Faro is now hosting an exhibition entitled Created in Faro.

Running until December 15 in Faro’s Manuel Bivar Gardens (Jardim Manuel Bivar), the exhibition showcases nine industries based in Faro.

Photographed by nine photographers, the majority of the companies are over 50 years old and some are family-owned.

The photos highlight the production processes, for example making stoppers for whiskey bottles that are sold worldwide and carob products.

If you are interested in spending a day outdoors, why not also visit Faro’s barrier islands. Find out more here.

For other events taking place over the coming weeks click here.

Image: Jacek Sopotnicki | iStock

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