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Refresh your summer with the best weekend ever at Porto Book Fair

We do have clever tricks for your weekend: hop in Porto Book Fair and refresh your summer with the best weekend ever.

The Fair kicked off on 6 September, but there is still a lot going on, especially this weekend, with family activities, music, poetry, cinema, workshops, autograph sessions and debates. That is all one really needs to be happy and escape the hustle and bustle of the city, right?

Palácio de Cristal offers the most vibrant and intense atmosphere, like you are not in the midst of a city, and rather surrounded by green and grace!

Ok! Set children up, as on 14 September, children are invited to participate in the workshop that marks the 500 anniversary of Ferdinand Magellan circumnavigation voyage, guided by historian José Manuel Garcia, at 12 0'clock, at the Carlos Alberto Chapel (Linden Avenue).

At 4pm, on the same day, poets will perform the "Balanço precipitado" [Rushed assessment", free translation] of Portuguese poetry of the twenty-first century.

At 6pm, by the "Lago dos Cavalinhos", the Porta-Jazz concert kicks off, featuring trio Bode Wilson. A little later, at 7pm, Porto Book Fair commissioner, the writer Nuno Artur Silva talks with poets João Luís Barreto Guimarães and Jorge Sousa Braga, challenging them to "read their own poems" a Capella.

When evening comes, around 9.30pm, the Spoken Word performance "Navio dos Loucos" ["The Vessel of the Lunatic", free translation] presents poetry diseurs Cláudia R. Sampaio and José Anjos, accompanied by the musical performance by João Morais (O Gajo) on the campaniça viola and Carlos Barretto on the doublebass.

Sunday, 15th September brings children activities, starting at 11 am.

At 4pm, on 15 September also, Porto Book Fair invites everyone to think about sustainability and humanity, in the scope of climate change and biodiversity challenges, within the debate "A esperança de habitar a Terra" ["The Hope of inhabiting the Earth", free translation].

Nuno Artur Silva will deliver a debate, around 7pm, with invitee Arnaldo Antunes, a Brazilian musician, of the "Titãs e Tribalistas".

The weekend concludes around 9.30pm with another screening, in the framework of the Europa Cinema Cycle at Porto Book Fair, the film "Caché", directed by Michael Haneke and starring Juliette Binoche. The film was awarded "Best Director" Prize at the 2005 Cannes Festival.

Like all activities at Porto Book Fair, entrance is free.

See here for further information.