Category Archives: News and information

Algarve Art

New Website, Algarve Society of Artists and Algarve Art! Magazine Launched You might have been wondering what we have been up to lately as the blog has been a bit quieter than normal (sorry about that – normal service is … Continue reading

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Best Expat Blog Portugal Award

Well that was a nice surprise yesterday – we received an e-mail from MoneyTransferComparison.com letting us know that we had won their award of ‘Best Expat Blog – Portugal’ for 2017! Here’s what they posted about our award: Well how nice is … Continue reading

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REFOOD Volunteering

This is a guest article by Christine Holmes, supporting the REFOOD Programme here in the Algarve. Why would you not? Volunteer that is!  It’s all a big plus as far as I’m concerned and I’ve been doing it for 20 … Continue reading

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The 2017 Silves Medieval Fair

It’s our favourite time of year (again!) The Silves Medieval Fair is up and running .. and of course we were there as soon as it opened with our cameras for you. We have blogged about this many times before, … Continue reading

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ACCA’s annual charity request for children

Children’s charity ACCA has started its annual drive to ensure that youngsters across the Algarve can start the new school year with confidence … and with the basic essentials to help them achieve. And our help is needed! Although the … Continue reading

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‘Algarve Pop Up Art’ at Easter

New ‘Pop Up’ Gallery opens exclusively for Easter weekend – introducing and showcasing an exciting and vibrant mix of 10 artists and artisan crafters who will be exhibiting together under a brand new Algarve ‘Pop Up Art’ venture. We have been … Continue reading

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Brexit for Brits in Portugal

The triggering of Article 50 on the 29th March is destined to be an historic day for both Britain and Europe. But what is it going to mean for Brits living in Portugal – or even for Brits wanting to travel … Continue reading

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Christmas is coming to a market near you!

It’s time for the Christmas markets to begin .. time to dust off the tinsel, unpack the shiny gifts and wonderful home-made crafts and products .. and set up a stall at one of the many fairs that are advertised … Continue reading

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Swopping Plants and Seeds has never been such fun!

The first Plants and Seeds Exchange of the Algarve – 1 Encontro de Troca de Plantas e Sementes do Algarve – took place last Saturday and it was a marvellous event. We had been happy to help in a small … Continue reading

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Feira de São Martinho in Portimão

The Parque de Feiras e Exposições in Portimão is once again the setting for the annual Feira de São Martinho, which is apparently the oldest fair of its kind in Portimão, dating back to 1662. We blogged about this fair last year – … Continue reading

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