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Cultura em Expansão is back as of 23rd November in two new locations in town

Starting on 23rd November, the "Cultura em Expansão" is back to two new venues and wit new timetables. All events are to take place in Passos Manuel and the Hard Club. The closing performance still features at Theatre Rivoli, with Blind Zero and the Orquestra Juvenil da Bonjóia. Also, to comply with the mandatory curfew, the performances’ schedule was altered and will start earlier than usual.

The new coronavirus pandemic caused the “Cultura em Expansão” to be cancelled. The restrictive measures made it impossible for performances and events to be held in the regular venues with live audiences, and according to the unfavourable opinion of the North Regional Health Authorities. Now, starting on 23rd November, the programme is back to new venues and wit new timetables.

All events are to take place in tow new locations: Passos Manuel and the Hard Club. The closing performance still features at Theatre Rivoli, with Blind Zero and the Orquestra Juvenil da Bonjóia. Also, to comply with the mandatory curfew, the performances’ schedule was altered and will start earlier than usual.

The Hard Club is to welcome the first “Cultura em Expansão” events, starting on 23rd November, at 7.30pm, featuring the performance “GUANCHE”, a film concert that takes to the stage Paulo Furtado (The Legendary Tigerman), the actress Íris Cayatte and director Pedro Maia. On 29th November, at 11am, Tiago Barbosa presents the play “Olá eu sou o Pai Natal” [“Hello, I am Santa Claus”, free translation] and on 3rd and 4th December, at 7.30pm, the Hard Club accommodates the “Mudra” concerts, at 7.30pm, featuring the first solo album by Marco Franco and the band Clã, who will present their latest album “Véspera”.

On 9th December, the “Cultura em Expansão” takes to a new location, the Passos Manuel, taking to the stage the performance “Cortes do Porto”, by Rui Catalão, at 7.30pm. The following day, 10th December, at 7.30pm, the band Três Tristes Tigres presents their latest album themed “Mínima Luz”. On 16th December, also at 7.30pm, the Grupo Operário do Ruído goes on stage to present “Atlas de Instrumentos Utópicos”, a creation that they are preparing since September.

The Blind Zero took the challenge to close the “Cultura em Expansão” 2020 and will share their music with the Orquestra Juvenil da Bonjóia, in a concert at the Rivoli Theatre, on 18th December, at 7.30pm.

All performances are organised to meet the preventive protective health measures in place, as issued by the DGS, to safeguard both artists and staff and the audiences. There is limited room availability, prior ticket collection is mandatory (two per person) at each location, starting two hours prior to the beginning of the shows.

See the full programming of “Cultura em Expansão” in their official Facebook page and on Instagram.