Culture

Porto Book Fair features cinema, contemporary art, debates and spoken word

In just over one week, Porto Book fair will feature a vibrant, intense and international cultural programme, to be held in the refurbished gardens of Palácio de Cristal, from 1 to 17 September. This years' edition, the fair will honour Portuguese Poet Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen. The literary universe of Sophia will be revisited by means of spoken word sessions, debates and exhibitions.

BEAST - International Film Festival preview with three short films

Three eastern short films will be on show on 23 August at Restaurant Árvore (Cooperativa Árvore), under the "Boris Nights" warm-up preview programme for BEAST - International Film Festival, organised by Porto cine club, to be inaugurated in September.

"Sinopse" by João Paulo Rosado takes the stage at Porta-Jazz concert cycle

Just music, no labels or genres that are forged and shaped by life experiences, past and present; rather, the focus is to transform thoughts, concepts and images into sound.

Porto Photo Fest gathers some of the most acclaimed international photographers in September

From September 11 to 17, Porto will play host to the Porto Photo Fest. This international photography meeting features masterclasses, workshops and exclusive dinners with the best international photographers.

"Endless Space: Propositions for the Continuous" to ponder architecture in Silo Auto

Group exhibition titled "Endless Space: Propositions for the Continuous" is on show at Silo Auto in Porto until 29 October. The exhibit features seven objets d'art scattered through the seven floors of the building (a parking lot) that prompt a shared reflection on the role and the boundaries of architecture.

The invention of photography in the nineteenth century and its arrival in Porto

Casa do Infante, in Porto, promotes August 2, a free access lecture on the invention of photography, and its evolution throughout the nineteenth century. An early celebration of World Photography Day, marked August 19.

Last days to visit "Leonardo Da Vinci- the Genius" in Porto and entrance is free

The exhibition was due to close yesterday but the organisation has decided to say farewell to Porto by offering two more days of Da Vinci's works of art free of charge for the public vue.

Porto PianoFest Festival in Porto starts today

The opening concert of Porto PianoFest Festival pays homage to Olga Prats. Pianists Artur Pizarro, Alejandro Oliva, Nuno Marques and António Victorino de Almeida will pay tribute to the 65-year career of pianist Olga Prats in Casa da Música.

Finissage of painting exhibition by Rosário Forjaz and Jean-Jacques Maho to the sound of jazz

Painting exhibition "sussurro e effacement", made of paintings by Rosário Forjaz and Jean-Jacques Maho, at Galeria Porto Oriental, ends Saturday with a jazz performance.

Discovering Serralves Park by night

Until the end of August, it is possible to visit Serralves Park when the sun sets. This is the third edition of "There is Light in the Park" (Há Luz no Parque) initiative; An event held in the evening that allows visiting or revisiting paths, trees, iconic objets d'art, which are illuminated and thus transform the nocturnal scenario into a unique experience.