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En 1420, les explorateurs portugais découvrent au milieu de l’Atlantique l’île de Madère, vierge de toute population. “L’île jardin” offre aujourd’hui au visiteur de nombreux parcs, jardins et autres “quintas, ces grandes propriétés agricoles du XIXe siècle, comme la Quinta do Palheiro, créée en 1804 par le comte de Carvalhal.

En 1420, les explorateurs portugais découvrent l’île de Madère, vierge de toute population. Au milieu de l’Atlantique, à la croisée des chemins entre Europe, Afrique et Amérique, elle devient une halte privilégiée pour les voyageurs et un lieu de transit pour les plantes exotiques rapportées par les marins, les missionnaires et les botanistes. “L’île jardin” offre au visiteur de nombreux parcs, jardins et autres quintas, ces grandes propriétés agricoles du XIXe siècle, comme la Quinta do Palheiro, créée en 1804 par le comte de Carvalhal.

+ info. https://www.arte.tv/fr/videos/066315-014-A/jardins-d-ici-et-d-ailleurs/

O Palheiro Golf faz 25 anos

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O Palheiro Golf celebra 25 anos em 2018. O campo, inaugurado em 1993, foi projectado pelo famoso arquitecto Cabell Robinson, responsável pelo Finca Cortesin e La Reserva em Espanha (Sotogrande).

As festividades arrancam em Junho, com a oferta de 25% de desconto em todo o material de aluguer, culminando com o torneio “Palheiro 25th Anniversary Open”, a 10 de Novembro de 2018, havendo pacotes especiais disponíveis em hotéis seleccionados, para quem queira participar. Uma vez que se trata do 25º aniversário, temos 25 prémos fantásticos para oferecer aos participantes, bem como outras ofertas no o dia do jogo.

“Tem sido uma experiência incrível, verdadeiramente fantástico ver como o campo cresceu e se tornou espectacular. Tem vista sobre o mar em todos os buracos, porporcionando uma experiência única. É um campo muito especial” afirma Rodrigo Ulrich, director geral da empresa.

O Palheiro Golf está integrado no Palheiro Nature Estate, com mais de 150 hectares de áreas verdes e cerca de 25km de trilhos naturais, e tem unidades e infraestruturas que incluem a Casa Velha do Palheiro da cadeia Relais & Châteaux, o Palheiro Golf, o aldeamento do Palheiro Village, o Palheiro Spa e o muito galardoado Jardins do Palheiro.

Para mais inforamações é favor contactar: Rodrigo Ulrich (rodrigo.ulrich@palheiroestate.com)

Palheiro Golf – 25th Anniversary

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Palheiro golf in Madeira is celebrating 25 years in 2018. The course opened in 1993, designed by world renowned architect Cabell Robinson who has gone on to design some of the most famous courses in Europe, such as Finca Cortesin and La Reserva in Sotogrande. The celebrations kick off in Madeira in June with a series of 25% discounts on all hire items. The grand finale will be the “Palheiro 25th Anniversary Open” tournament, featuring 25 superb prizes from selected partners. This will take place on the 10th November with special packages for guests wanting to stay in one of our partner hotels. “It has been an amazing journey and we have seen the course develop into an absolutely stunning, fun, and very playable golf experience. The course now features sea views on every hole. We have planted over 75,000 endemic species and are committed to nurturing this very unique site”, says general manager Rodrigo Ulrich. Palheiro Golf is part of the Palheiro Nature Estate situated in over 150 hectares of green space, perfect for bird watching and with over 25 kilometres of nature trails. It includes the Relais & Châteaux hotel, Casa Velha; Palheiro Village luxury villas and apartments; award winning Palheiro Gardens and the Palheiro Spa.

For further info please contact Rodrigo Ulrich at rodrigo.ulrich@palheiroestate.com

Regional Custard Apple Exhibition, Faial, Santana

February, 24th and 25th

The Faial Community Centre and the Farmers Association promote the annual Regional Custard Apple Exhibition (Exposição Regional da Anona), in partnership with the Regional Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources and the Municipal  Council of Santana.

Being held in the parish of Faial, the event aims to the support the production of this fruits and its derivatives, such like liqueurs, puddings, ice cream and milkshakes, in an environment with a lot of entertainment, music and contests.

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Carnival festivities Funchal

February 7th to 18th

During one week the spirit of revelry and the carnival rhythms return to Funchal’s city centre to the sound of marches and philharmonic bands, in a festival that that, every year, guarantees lots of joy and entertainment , The contagious festival atmosphere awakens the carnival spirit among residents and visitors.

These festivities integrate a set of official and popular activities, which are genuinely associated with the island’s traditions, an event inspired under the theme “Madeira – 6 centuries of joy”.

Madeira Carnival festivities is one of Madeira Islands main tourist, which is highlighted on the evening of Saturday, February, 10th, with a magnificent parade of floats an event that involving hundreds of participants in a unique and colourful parade which brings colours and joy to the city centre with music and joy.

On the following Tuesday, February, 13th, the Slapstick Parade takes place. This is a tradicional popular parade, open to all, where humour and social satire are the main ingredients.

All this carnival merriment finds its way into the Praça da Autonomia, an event that culminates with a ceremony in which prizes are given to the most creative participants.

Follow up all to this festive occasion merriment at: www.visitmadeira.ptcarnaval

“Compadres” festivities Santana

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The “Compadres” festivities set the beginning of Carnival season in Madeira, a tradition which goes back 50 years ago, and which is still celebrated with great enthusiasm in the municipality of Santana.

This event is well know for its originality and is characterised by a lively parade with gigantic dolls that drives though the main streets of this cosy village located on the northern part of the island.

For more detailed information: www.cm-cmsantana.com

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Fim de Semana Gastronómico
na Quinta Casa Velha do Palheiro
27 e 28 de Outubro 2017

Alta Gastronomia volta a estar em destaque na Casa Velha do Palheiro nos dias 27 e 28 de outubro. Este ano o “Fim de Semana Gastronómico” reúne sabores únicos e paladares inconfundíveis, orquestrados por Miguel Rocha Vieira – Chefe Executivo da Fortaleza do Guincho, em Cascais.
O Chef Miguel Vieira começou por trabalhar em Londres, depois França e mais tarde Espanha, aprendendo sempre com os “melhores” durante o seu percurso. Em 2008 é convidado para abrir o Restaurante Costes em Budapeste, que rapidamente se tornou numa referência não só na Hungria mas também a nível internacional. Em menos de 2 anos da sua abertura, o Restaurante Costes foi galardoado com uma estrela Michelin e outros prémios importantes no meio. Regressou a Portugal em Julho de 2015, a convite da Fortaleza do Guincho, para Chef Executivo, onde se encontra atualmente.
Em conjunto, neste “Fim de Semana Gastronómico”, estará o Chef da Casa Velha do Palheiro, Rogério Calhau e sua equipa. Vinhos provenientes de Portugal Continental e da Madeira especialmente escolhidos dos cofres de vinho da Blandy’s Wine Lodge irão complementar o menu.

MENU

Asa de galinha orgânica, puré de pastinaca
Peixe do Atlântico com fruta sazonal
Foie gras com citrinos e abacaxi
Pargo, cevadinha e funcho
Vitela, abóbora e sálvia
Maracujá e poncha
Parfait de chocolate, beterraba, sorvete de iogurte, terra de chocolate

€100* por pessoa
*Bebidas Incluídas
*Desconto de 10% para os portadores do Cartão de Fidelidade do Palheiro Estate.
RESERVAR

Para reservas ou mais informações, por favor contacte:
Tel: +351 291 790 350 ou email: casa.velha@palheiroestate.com

Chestnut Festival | Curral das Freiras 2017

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Chestnut Festival | Curral das Freiras

October, 31st to November, 1st

Organized by Casa do Povo do Curral das Freiras to promote this important agricultural product, the Chestnut Festival

is an opportunity for visitors to taste the gastronomic specialities made with this dry fruit: roasted chestnuts, liqueurs

and delicious cakes.

There is also a culinary competition running in the local restaurants where traditional local food is served.

Come to the Nun’s Valley and taste these special chestnut treats!

Christmas and End of the Year Festivities 2017

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The arrival of the decorative lights in the streets of the city centre of Funchal, during the month of December, sets the beginning of the Madeira Christmas and End of the Year Festivities programme, taking place between December 1st, 2017 to January 7th, 2018.

These festivities culminate with the famous fireworks show, officially recognised in 2006 by the Guinness Book of Records, as the largest fireworks show in the world.
These commemorations consist of a rich and extensive programme of cultural, religious, ethnographic and artistic manifestations that take place throughout the entire month of December, an event that culminates on January,8th..
Find out more about what to expect from Christmas and New Year Festivities in Madeira:
December 23rd
Market Night is held on December 23rd, when Madeirans do their last-minute Christmas shopping and it is in this hustle and bustle that the spirit of the “Festivity” can best be felt, the nickname given by the Madeirans to identify Christmas. The inhabitants move towards the Farmers’ Market where the surrounding streets, which are closed to traffic, are occupied by various points of sale opened throughout the night. They have varied local products such as flowers, shrubs, fruits, vegetables, sweets, wine-and-garlic meat sandwiches and typical drinks, such as poncha.
At nightfall the biggest attraction of the day begins, a traditional Christmas carols show, where locals take on the role of true artists. Also the participation of music bands and folklore groups helps to maintain the atmosphere of celebration and fun until dawn.
December 28th
Organised by the Madeira Athletics Association, the Funchal Road Race is one of the oldest sports events of its kind in Portugal and Europe. This race that has attracted innumerable national and international athletes to the island, brings lots of adrenaline and excitement to the Madeiran capital.
December 31st 
The fireworks show lasts for about eight minutes and is distributed by several fireworks stations in the Funchal amphitheatre, the waterfront, the city centre, the sea and one station on Porto Santo Island.
This grand spectacle that is one of Madeira’s most important tourist events, was internationally recognised in 2006 by the Guinness Book of Records as “The largest fireworks show in the World”.
January 5th 
On the evening of January 5th to 6th the Twelfth Night songs are sung in the neighbours’ houses, a little throughout the region. It is this spirit that seeks to recreate the popular tradition of the Madeiran traditional songs that were made on this day, door to door, in various localities of the ARM, which the Association of the Casas do Povo of the Autonomous Region of Madeira organises and produces in the Auditorium of the Municipal Garden of Funchal, the musical show “Cantar os Reis” ( The Twelfh nights songs).
Other initiatives included in the programme:
Childbirth Masses
Christmas begins with the “Missas do Parto” (childbirth masses) starting December 16th and ending on Christmas Eve, with the midnight mass. The “Missas do Parto” – the novenas – are nine in total and are celebrate early in the morning. After the mass, believers gather in the churchyard to hear the chanting, accompanied by groups of strings, accordions and castanets, with no shortage of the “despiques”, which are followed by the snack with spirits, liqueurs and cakes.
In some parishes of Madeira such as Câmara de Lobos and Camacha, the tradition of philharmonic bands is maintained, accompanied by other instruments, such as castanets, bass drums, braguinhas or accordions, of going door to door, in a joyful symphony, to awaken its locals and rush them to this typical ritual of our land.

+ info http://www.visitmadeira.pt/

Festival de Órgão da Madeira 2017

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20 – 29 OUT / OCT ’17 – entrada livre / free admission

CONCERTOS

Cinema, Literatura, Conferência

CONCERTS

Cinema, Literature, Conferência

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[PT] PROGRAMA

20 OUT | Sexta 21H30

Igreja de São João Evangelista

MÚSICA EUROPEIA E AMERICANA

Stephen Tharp, órgão

21 OUT | Sábado 21H30

Sé do Funchal

‘LA PASSION DE JEANNE D’ARC’

- Filme de Carl Dreyer (1928) com improvisação ao órgão

Karol Mossakowski, órgão

22 OUT | Domingo 18H00

Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Conceição – Machico

MÚSICA ITALIANA E IBÉRICA

Francesco di Lernia, órgão

23 OUT | Segunda 21H30

Igreja de São João Evangelista

‘THE ORGELBÜCHLEIN PROJECT’

- Completando a obra de Bach

William Whitehead, órgão

24 OUT | Terça 21H30

Igreja de São Martinho 

ÓRGÃO E TROMPA ALPINA

Carlo Torlontano, trompa alpina

Francesco di Lernia, órgão

25 OUT | Quarta 21H30

Igreja de Santa Luzia

A TRADIÇÃO INGLESA

William Whitehead, órgão

26 OUT | Quinta 21H30

Igreja de São João Evangelista

EM TORNO DE JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

Jan Willem Jansen, órgão

Orquestra Clássica da Madeira

Norberto Gomes, direção

27 OUT | Sexta 21H30

Igreja e Recolhimento do Bom Jesus

28 OUT | Sábado 21H30

Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Luz – Ponta do Sol

ÓRGÃO E LITERATURA

Jan Willem Jansen, órgão 

António Plácido, voz

29 OUT | Domingo 11H00

Sé do Funchal

MISSA DOMINICAL

André Ferreira, órgão

Ensemble São Tomás de Aquino

João Andrade Nunes, direção

29 OUT | Domingo 18H00

Convento de Santa Clara

MANUEL RODRIGUES COELHO – FLORES DE MÚSICA (1620)

André Ferreira, órgão

Ensemble São Tomás de Aquino

João Andrade Nunes, direção

[EN] PROGRAMME

20 OCT | Friday 9.30 pm

Church of São João Evangelista – Funchal

AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN MUSIC

Stephen Tharp, organ

21 OCT | Saturday 9.30 pm

Funchal Cathedral

‘LA PASSION DE JEANNE D’ARC’

- Film by Carl Dreyer (1928) with organ improvisation

Karol Mossakowski, organ

22 OCT | Sunday 6.00 pm

Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição – Machico

ITALIAN AND IBERIAN MUSIC

Francesco di Lernia, organ

23 OCT | Monday 9.30 pm

Church of São João Evangelista – Funchal

‘THE ORGELBÜCHLEIN PROJECT’

- Completing Bach’s work

William Whitehead, organ

24 OCT | Tuesday 9.30 pm

Church of São Martinho

ORGAN AND ALPHORN

Carlo Torlontano, alphorn

Francesco di Lernia, organ

25 OCT | Wednesday 9.30 pm

Church of Santa Luzia – Funchal

THE ENGLISH TRADITION

William Whitehead, organ

26 OCT | Thursday 9.30 pm

Church of São João Evangelista – Funchal

AROUND JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

Jan Willem Jansen, organ

Madeira Classical Orchestra

Norberto Gomes, direction

27 OCT | Friday 9.30 pm

Chuch and Hospice of Bom Jesus – Funchal

28 OUT OCT | Saturday 9.30 pm

Church of Nossa Senhora da Luz – Ponta do Sol

ORGAN AND LITERATURE

Jan Willem Jansen, organ

António Plácido, voice

29 OCT | Sunday 11.00 am

Funchal Cathedral

SUNDAY MASS

André Ferreira, organ

Ensemble São Tomás de Aquino

João Andrade Nunes, direction

29 OCT | Sunday 6.00 pm

Convento of Santa Clara – Funchal

MANUEL RODRIGUES COELHO – FLORES DE MÚSICA (1620)

André Ferreira, organ

Ensemble São Tomás de Aquino

João Andrade Nunes, direction

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