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The Aljezur Sweet Potato Festival: worth a visit

Each autumn, Aljezur celebrates the sweet potato and its importance to the community by holding a Festival.

The 2011 event ran from Thursday to Sunday, from midday to midnight, except on the Sunday, when it closed at 9 pm. It takes place in the Espaço Multiusos, a vast, one hundred metre long metal shed set among steep wooded hills with views across the valley to the old town and castle.

 


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Onyria Golf Resorts opens its 27-hole Palmares Golf Course

On 11th June, Onyria Golf Resorts opened Onyria Palmares Golf, a 27-hole course conceived by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and situated at Palmares in Lagos.

The works on the new golf course were initiated in January, 2009, and represent an investment of 10 million euros.

The inaugural event, a two day “shotgun” tournament, took place on 11th and 12th June. The first day was dedicated to tour operators and journalists, and the second day to corporate guests of Onyria Golf Resorts. Golfers were able to speak directly to the architect Robert Trent Jones Jr., who was present on both days of the event.

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Getting into Olympic gear

The following article is written by Gordon Sillence, the London Olympic 2012 Truce Campaign Coordinator

The “500 days to go clock” started for the London 2012 Olympic Games in mid March 2011. That also means there are now less than 500 days to go to plan and implement a credible worldwide 16 day long truce. This article updates the progress towards the successful implementation of the Truce as it is being monitored by Gordon Sillence, who is the coordinator of the London 2012 Olympic Truce Campaign.

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Gordon Sillence with Chris Ford at Wellness at AlmaVerde


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Specialists highlight the rich ecology of Sagres, Portugal

Specialists in ornithology, botany, geology and marine biology will be highlighting the hidden natural world of the Sagres peninsula in a series of discussions scheduled for 2nd October at 2:30 pm, as part of the Sagres Birdwatching Festival.

A Eurasian  (Upupa epops) pecking a branch

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Kasia Wrona Exhibition opens at CENTRO CULTURAL DE LAGOS on 27th March

An exhibition by Polish artist Kasia Wrona entitled “Flames of Inspiration” opens at the Lagos Cultural Centre on 27th March and will run until 22nd May.

“Flames of Inspiration” is an exhibition of works primarily inspired by the intense and disturbing experience felt by the artist during and following the forest fires that devastated Serra de Monchique in 2003

Kasia Wrona

Kasia Wrona


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The challenges and rewards of sustainable development

The following notes were originally prepared for a panel entitled “The Challenges and Rewards of Sustainable Development” at the OPPLive! Property Show at London’s ExCeL on 23rd October, 2009, chaired by Gordon Miller of www.whatgreenhome.com.

What is sustainability?

Here are some commonly used definitions:

Sustainability, in a broad sense, is the capacity to endure. In ecology, the word describes how biological systems remain diverse and productive over time. For humans it is the potential for long-term maintenance of wellbeing, which in turn depends on the wellbeing of the natural world and the responsible use of natural resources.


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AlmaVerde at the Buying Homes Abroad Show in Stockholm

Event date: 19 -20 September

In past years, the market for Algarve leisure real estate has been propelled by the British and Irish, but the recent demise of sterling and the plight of the Irish economy have prompted developers to start looking in other directions.

Scandinavians have not been buying Algarve property in numbers, but there is anecdotal evidence that they are now becoming more active. There are now flights to Faro on Norwegian Air Shuttle from the capital cities of Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen, and Scandinavian currencies have remained relatively firm against the euro.


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Art Exhibition in Silves

Silves Art Exhibition

Silves Art Exhibition

Running from 21 June to 27 September, one of the events in this summer’s Allgarve cultural program is the Exhibition: “Blink – print works from the CAM collection”* taking place in Silves at the House of Islamic and Mediterranean Culture.

The sub-title of this exhibition of engravings: “Deciding in the blink of an eye”, originates from a story about the authenticity of a Greek statue Kouros*, acquired in 1985 by the J. Paul Getty Museum**. The last decade has seen a maturing of photographic and digital image manipulation, but from its inception engraving broadened the sphere of artistic creation, by enabling works to be repeated through stamping so that they could be accessed and owned by a larger audience.


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