Culture

WOMEX 2021 is on the way to making it all happen and announces new headliners

WOMEX 2021, the World Music Expo, which takes to Porto between 27th and 31st October, is one of the most relevant music support and development projects in the global music scene. Some of the confirmed national artists and bands are Vitorino, Miroca Paris, the duo Lina_Raül Refree and O Gajo, and the Palco Lusofónica also welcomes the Brazilian work by Ayom and Lucas Santtana, the French Lucia de Carvalho, the Sapnish Tanxugueiras and, from Guinea Bissau, the Bandé-Gamboa.

Lots of exciting ways and places to get to know Circus Arts in the Northern Region

The itinerary circus project “De Volta à Praça”, that gathers the great artistic companies of the Coliseu Porto Ageas and the São João National Theatre is travelling the Northern Region of Portugal, featuring performances and puppet workshops during the easing of lockdown, with people, children and adults alike taking to the streets to get to know what circus magic really means. The cycle concludes in Porto on 17, 18 and 19 September, at Casa das Artes.

Warm Up resumes original format and offers an array of events of delight in the Gardens of the Palácio de Cristal

Following a first weekend devoted to spoken word at the Campo Alegre Municipal Theatre, the Warm Up is going outside and resumes its original programming at the Gardens of Palácio de Cristal, where the Porta-Jazz Festival will make this a perfectly formed weekend.

Punk is not dead and it awaits at the U.Porto

From London to Tokyo, two photo exhibitions devoted to the punk universe are on display at the Casa Comum, in the Rectory. The exhibits are entrance free and can be visited until 31 August.

Porto Municipal Theatre new season was announced today

The programming for the Porto Municipal Theatre new season was presented today, and the highlight is the reinforcement in the bet on companies and artists of Porto. Another highlight is the celebration of Rivoli’s 90th anniversary. Still, a total of 118 performances will maintain the online format, as well, to reach new and wider audiences.

Social gathering with artistic overtones at the Fonoteca Municipal do Porto

The floor is open to anyone who wishes to celebrate the 30 years of the launch of the “Uno Dos” debut album of Repórter Estrábico. Members of the iconic band Anselmo Canha (bass player) and Paulo Lopes (guitar player), are the invited guests for the tertulia at the Fonoteca Municipal do Porto (FMP) aka Porto Audio Room, on 25 July, at 5 pm. The event is access free. Secure your spot (up to two seats per person) via e-mail fonoteca@cm-porto.pt.

The U. Porto Museum Patio: a space fit for cultural life and contemplation

From 20 to 25 July, the Noites no Pátio do Museu [“Evenings at the Museum’s Patio”, free translation], invite for timeless cultural activities such as poetry, documentary film, theatre and so much more that participants can unveil at the Patio of the Central Pole of the Natural History Museum of the University of Porto, in the Rectory (MHNC-UP). Participation is free, upon prior seat reservation.