Diverse Algarve events highlighted

Painting of lady from Zanzibar by BJ Boulter

Over the next two weeks, there are several exciting events taking place, offering visitors and locals a diverse range of experiences. To follow some highlighted events happening in the Algarve.

Quarteira Summer Market

Until mid-September, Quarteira will host a summer market every evening at Jardim Filipe Jonas.

There will be entertainment, live music, handicrafts and of course opportunities to enjoy local dishes.

Children will have plenty to keep them entertained including fairground attractions.

With local, regional and national representatives entertaining, selling their handicrafts and street food the Summer Market will offer the opportunity for families to relax and have fun.

Admission is free for everyone, and the market is open from 7pm to midnight every day, Fridays and Saturdays until 1am.

Teatro da Vida exhibition

Between June 24 and August 27, Portimão’s museum will host António Saint Silvestre’s Teatro da Vida (the Theatre of Life).

A self-taught Baroque artist, António’s sculptures and paintings explode with colour.

Originally from Mozambique, he travelled across the globe and finally settled in Paris. Subsequently he has produced many pieces that focus on everyday life, many of which can be seen at the current exhibition.

Through June and July opening times on Wednesday to Sunday are from 10am to 4pm and on Tuesday from 2.30pm to 6pm.

During August, on Wednesday to Saturday the exhibition will be open from 1pm to 11pm, Sunday from 3pm to 11pm and on Tuesday from 7.30pm to 11pm.

Felizonda – celebrating Ukraine

Following the successful festival last year, Felizonda this year is proving to be even more outstanding with local businesses and Lagos’ council supporting it.

The festival, taking place between June 29 and July 2, celebrates Ukraine’s rich culture and the link with Portugal.

Well-known Ukranian artists such as Oleg Skrypka, jazz singer Laura Marti and NAONI (Ukraine’s national orchestra). Plus of course, many other Portuguese and international artists.

With exhibitions, handicrafts, food and drink plus a replica of a typical Ukranian village.

There is a planned live feed from Ukraine to link the two countries during the festival.

Admission is free and donations will be accepted to support Ukranians in Algarve and also to help those affected by the war in Ukraine itself.

Colours of Zanzibar

Local artist BJ Boulter has recently opened her new exhibition to which her “memories bring the voices of Zanzibar “.

The works on show reflect her visits to Zanzibar during her travels in the early 90s.

She states, “My memories bring the voices of Zanzibar to this exhibition. Collected in my studio are a cache of colourful kangas with Swahili proverbs. My challenge is to tell their stories. Zanzibar was a joyous experience, and as an artist, I try to capture the texture and colours of these gorgeous fabrics.”

The exhibition is showing at the Casa da Cultura Luso-Arabe e Mediterrânica in Silves and is open throughout the summers from 9am to 1pm and 2m to 5pm. Admission is free.

Are you interested in visiting local museums? Click here to guide you, from the small (Cape St Vincent) to the outdoors (Milreu and Vilamoura).

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