Moonlight, markets and media

Cliff walk between Carvoeiro & Ferragudo

As we move into summer, events in Lagoa and Portimão offer visitors the opportunity to enjoy moonlight walks, a vibrant market and an exhibition of photos from the World Press Photo competition.

Moonlight walks

During July and August, every Wednesday, walks across Lagoa’s municipality will take place.

Taking in various landmarks such as gardens, churches, statues, this is a great way to see the locality and of course exercising at the same time.

There will be two routes each week; one of approximately 2kms to walk and the other of approximately 10kms to run.

It is free and you can sign up for the walk/run that you wish to do online via Lagoa council’s site, in person at the local council offices or on the day at the time of the walk/run. For your safety it is suggested you bring a torch.

July 12 – Lagoa (Pavilhão Municipal Jacinto Correia)

July 19 – Porches (Largo da Igreja da Sra. Da Rocha)

July 26 – Parchal (Estádio da Belavista)

August 2 – Ferragudo (Largo Rainha D. Leonor)

August 9 – Estômbar (Jardim Municipal)

August 16 – Carvoeiro (Largo da Praia)

Coolest market in the south

For the 8th year Portimão will be busy with the “Coolest Market in the South”.

Lota Cool is a riverside market, at the Antiga Lota, with an environmental awareness.

Opening on July 5 the market will run until July 9 with the theme Blue Fever.

It will stretch to the gardens know as Jardim Visconde Bivar where young artisans will showcase their art.

Not just for adults, to enjoy children will have inflatables and there will also be henna painting.

There will be plenty of street food, stalls for local producers and artisans plus live concerts every night.

This year, the crafts and new design brands inspire visitors to reuse and recycle materials that have gained a new life through their art. Crafts include crochet and macramé, clothing, botanical jewellery, and natural cosmetics.

Entrance is free and the market will be open from 6pm to 1am.

Photo exhibition

Staying in Portimão, the city is to host the World Press Photo Exhibition again this year.

From July 27 to August 16, again at the Antiga Lota, the winning photos will be on display from 4pm to  midnight with admission being free of charge.

The images are representative of events that mainstream media overlooked during 2022. They certainly draw attention to some of the more pressing issues facing us today.

Out of 60,000 entries submitted by 3,752 photographers form 127 countries, the independent panel of judges selected 24 regional winners and six honourable mentions.

The photos encapsulate a wide range of narratives from the intense realities of conflict zones to the rich tapestry of culture and identity. They explore themes of migrations, the recollection of historic stories and thought-provoking glimpses into the future.

These exceptional photographs represent the very essence of storytelling.

The four global winners were:

Mariupol Maternity Hospital Air Strike by photographer Evgeniy Maloletka / Associated Press. 

The Price of Peace in Afghanistan by photographer Mads Nissen / Politiken-Panos Pictures. 

Battered Waters by photographer Anush Babajanyan / VII Photo-National Geographic Society. 

Here, The Doors Don’t Know Me by photographer Mohamed Mahdy / Magnum Foundation. 

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