Culture

Poetry escape to find the meaning of effective listening

On 8 and 22 July, the Pateo of the Natural History and Science Museum of the University of Porto there will be two sessions, respectively, that will be a joy to discover. The free session themed “Ouvir, 59 minutos de imersão poética”, [“Listening, 59 minutes of poetic immersion”, free translation] are held in the scope of the “Noites no Pátio do Museu” Cycle.

189 years later, Route Porto Liberal recalls the landing of D. Pedro IV

The Route Porto Liberal promotes a symbolical marking of the date of the landing of D. Pedro IV in the beach of Arnosa de Pampelido, in Matosinhos. From 8 July to 30 September expect no less than a full programme of exhibitions, visits and guided tours.

This week is all about film and arts at the Summer School on Art & Cinema by the School of Arts of Porto Catholic University

The Summer School on Art & Cinema is back in Porto from 5 to 9 July. This event is organised by the School of Arts of Porto Catholic University and the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, the New Alphabet School from Berlin. The five-day programme invites for an array of activities on cinema and contemporary art.

This is a HUGE message: WOMEX first selected artists have been announced

WOMEX 2021 will take place in Porto, between 27 and 31 October and some of the artists that will head to the Invicta this autumn have already been announced. The World Music Expo celebrates a wide array of different music genres, with artists from all around the globe conveying their musical traditions combined with the latest artistic innovations.

Don’t cut off distractions and head to the Bombarda Arts District on Saturday

A new cycle of Inaugurações Simultâneas [Simultaneous Openings] at Miguel Bombarda District is back on 3 July. Starting at 4pm, art galleries open doors and welcome everyone to experience art in person. Some galleries will present new exhibitions, while others will extend the exhibitions on display. All events are access free, but subject to pandemic constraints. A virtual guided tour through the numerous contemporary art exhibitions, which will be streamed on Ágora’s Facebook, at 5 pm.

Porto University Choral Society Annual Soirée happens on 3 July

Porto University Choral Society performs its 78th Annual Soirée on 3 July, at 6 pm, at the Círculo Católico de Operários do Porto. All artistic groups that are part of the Orfeão (Choral Society) will take to the stage to present their cultural and ethnographic work variation to the Academia and to the city.

Sábados a Contar at the Almeida Garrett Library: parents welcome it and children are delighted

The initiative “Sábados a Contar” means a July bright beginning as far as kids educational and fun activities are concerned. Reading sessions are aimed at children aged 3 and 6 and take place at the Sala de Leitura Infantojuvenil, aka Youth Literature Reading Room at the BMAG, for the “Hora do Conto”, till the end of the month.

Fonoteca Municipal do Porto promotes a cycle of talks this July

Along with its musical patrimony, the Fonoteca Municipal do Porto (FMP) aka Porto Audio Room offers two public events this month of July, to bring people closer to the contemporary culture and the Fonoteca’s large acquis. The first event kicks off on 9 July and the second happens on 25 July. Access is free, and both events take place between 5 pm and 6 pm. Prior application is mandatory (up to two per person) due to space availability, via email fonoteca@cm-porto.pt.

Ping! Incursion programme addresses Botanic at the BMAG

The next event in the scope of Ping! Incursion programme, promoted by the Porto Municipal Gallery happens between 1 and 3 July. The theme programme is “Gineceu & Estigma”, and focuses on the knowledge on the Botanical universe and new perspectives that arise in the sector, namely gender, politics and nature.

Von Kleist’s ‘The Duel’ takes to the stage at Theatre Carlos Alberto

Written by one of the great master German playwrights, Heinrich von Kleist, ‘The Duel’ accounts for the story of a virtuous woman slandered by a nobleman”, a topic that fascinated Von Kleist: the fact that innocent people would be ostensibly punished despite being innocent.