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A organização do festival convida os membros da imprensa, rádio e media a estarem presentes na próxima quinta-feira dia 23 de Março, pelas 16 horas no Pestana CR7, para a apresentação da lista dos filmes selecionados para a 6ª edição do festival.

Duas ante-estreias nacionais e uma ante-estreia mundial marcam as novidades desta selecção, além da presença de atores, realizadores e produtores de muitos dos filmes em exibição.

Serão exibidas 18 longas-metragens nesta edição do festival, em parceria com muitas das distribuidoras portuguesas entre as quais a NOS, Cinemundo, Films4you, Lanterna de Pedra, Alambique, Midas Filmes, Terratreme Filmes, Televisão Checa, Pris Audiovisuais e Leopardo Filmes.

O festival conta ainda com uma longa-metragem chinesa, fruto da parceria com o Shanghai International Film Festival e a Embaixada da China.

Serão ainda apresentados em parceria com o M ITI, os 10 filmes selecionados para apresentação na categoria de Cinema Digital Interactivo, que estará presente no Salão Nobre do teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias, na semana do festival, de 17 a 23 de Abril.

Além dos filmes o festival terá ainda a oferta de masterclasses e Talks com Vinho Madeira de quarta-feira dia 19 a domingo dia 23 de Abril.

Este ano o festival terá ainda uma oferta social com festas, jantares, concertos musicais e passagens de moda de estilistas internacionais no Belmond Reid´s Palace, hotel oficial do festival.

Uma rubrica nova será o MFF BY NIGHT @ CR7 Corner. Todas as noites o festival oferece no Pestana CR7 um espaço onde conviver com os realizadores, actores e convidados desta edição do festival. Todas as noites existirá um diferente DJ set, e serão servidos cocktails inspirados em nomes de atores. Também existirá um serviço de refeições até tarde durante a semana do festival. As noite de sexta dia 21 de Abril e sábado dia 22 de Abril terão as after parties do festival, com mais novidades nos próximos dias.

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  • MADEIRA Film Festival 2017 Program

    A Celebration of nature through the power of film.

    6th Edition – 17th to the 23rd of April 2017

     

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    MADEIRA FILM FESTIVAL is a celebration of nature through the power of film.

    The festival has an annual edition during springtime on the Portuguese island of Madeira and an international tour the rest of the year called

    “MFF ON THE ROAD”

    One day event that started in 2014 in the USA: New Bedford, Los Angeles, Washington and London in the UK.
    The festival also has promo events included in film festivals (Sundance Film Festival)

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    Opening cocktail, with promo videos from Portugal followed by the screening of films.
    Closing with a fundraising gala dinner in all the cities of the On The Road event, to gather money for film productions on the subject of sustainability, nature and the 600 years celebration of the discover of Madeira Island.

    MADEIRA FILM FESTIVAL CULTURAL EVENT

    The Madeira Film Festival is a “green festival” with 5 editions made and a brand that starts to be known in the film festival circuit as an event that includes celebrations with wine, nature activities and 5 star hotels. This event promotes nature, filmmakers, and the best luxury holidays in Portugal.

     

    MFF 2017 PROGRAM – MONDAY 17th | FOREST DAY

    Monday is always the festival ́s Forest Day. The organisation welcomes all filmmakers and guests by 2:30 pm Belmond Reid’s Palace Foyer, with a welcome drink that precedes a tour to the Laurissilva Forest of Madeira, a Unesco world heritage site.

    At the end of the day, during the “Sunset Meliã Madeira Mare Meet & Greet” the festival offers to all filmmakers, guests, partners and volunteers a cocktail with light dinner Meliã Madeira Mare hotel from 7:30 pm.

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    A performance from Irish singer & songwriter Nella will complete this event.

    MFF 2017 PROGRAM – TUESDAY 18th | OFFICIAL OPENING  

    Morning 10 am – 1 pm
    Tour to the north of the island for all guests and filmmakers to know more about the Madeira Mountain Flower Essences.

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    Late afternoon 7 pm – 8 pm
    Official Opening of the festival with a cocktail for guests, partners and media Belmond Reid ́s Palace pool with performance of Scottish bagpiper Iain MacDonald.

     

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    Vintage Cars Parade to the Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias – 8 pm
    All guests will be taken to the Teatro Municipal for the Opening Film in vintage cars.

    Evening – 9 pm
    Opening film of the festival – a Portuguese Premiere (Oficial film selection from 20th March on)

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    FF by night CR7 Corner – 11 pm
    All nights of the festival from Tuesday to Sunday will end at CR7 Corner and Lounge, for everyone interested to mingle with filmmakers, actors and musicians of the festival. A VIP filmmaker and guest lounge will be available only for those with festival passes. (Acquire your pass at CR 7 and at the festival W elcome Desk at the Municipal Theatre from the 18th to the 23rd of April) A ll nights will have a different DJ Set. Famous actors will inspire cocktails with their names. Food will be available until late hours. Tuesday night, a late light meal will be served to all the festival guests.

     

    MFF 2017 PROGRAM – WEDNESDAY 19th | INTER ACTIVE DIGIT AL STORIES TRACK

    Morning 10 am – 1 pm
    Masterclass Prof.Director John Fiege – Belmond’s Reid

    Afternoon – 2 pm – 6:30 pm
    Screening of film sessions Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias

    2 pm session -Short films
    4 pm session – Feature film
    6:30 session – Feature film with filmmaker in attendance for Q & A

    MFF Talks with Madeira Wine – 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
    Interactive Digital S tories with Professor Sharon S trover

    Dr. S trover is the Philip G. Warner R egents Professor in Communication and former Chair of the Radio- TV-Film Department at the University of T exas, where she teaches communications and telecommunications courses and directs the T echnology and Information Policy Institute.

    The Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute and The University of Texas at Austin (Department of Radio-Television-Film) in collaboration with the Madeira Film Festival (MFF) organised the Madeira Film Festival – Interactive Digital Stories Track.

    Today the Interactive Digital Stories track will be officially opened @ Noble Room of the Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias.
    10 films will be available to the public for viewing and interacting.
    The winner of “Best Interactive Digital Story” will be announced today by Professor Sharon Strover and Professor Valentina Nisi from M iti, partners and members of the international jury that selected the 10 films available at the 2017 edition of the Madeira Film Festival.

    Evening – 9 pm – 11 pm
    9 pm session – Feature film with filmmaker in attendance for Q & A

    (A Premier Pre-launch film in Portugal)

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    MFF by night CR7 Corner – 11 pm
    All nights of the festival from Tuesday to Sunday will end at CR7 Corner and Lounge, for everyone interested to mingle with filmmakers, actors and musicians of the festival. A VIP filmmaker and guest lounge will be available only for those with festival passes. (Acquire your pass at CR 7 and at the festival WelcomeDeskattheMunicipalTheatrefromthe18thtothe 23rd of April)

    A ll nights will have a different DJ Set. Famous actors will inspire cocktails with their names. Food will be available until late hours.
    Interviews for the FNL Network TV Channel http://fnlnetwork.com by Rocco Gagliotti will be made this evening to some of the filmmakers VIP CR7 filmmaker lounge.

     

    MFF 2017 PROGRAM – THURSDAY 20th | FIL MS & N A TURE T R AILS Morning 10 am – 1 pm

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    Nature Trails – Palheiro Estate
    Jonathan Fletcher, diretor of Palheiro Estate, will take you on a Nature trail within the 130 hectare of the Palheiro Estate landscape where you can observe some of Madeira wildlife such as the rare “Trocaz” pigeon and the Macaronesian Sparrowhawk.

     

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    Afternoon – 2 pm – 6:30 pm
    Screening of film sessions Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias

    2 pm session – Short films
    4 pm session – Feature film
    6:30 session – Feature film with filmmaker in attendance for Q & A

    MFF Talks with Madeira Wine – 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

    Fashion & Cinema with Rocco Leo Gaglioti

    FNL Network President and Chief Executive Officer Rocco Leo Gaglioti will talk about the link between fashion and cinema. Rocco is one of the official international network tv channels covering the festival, doing interviews with the filmmakers and fashion designers of this 2017 edition.

     About FNL Network:
    Fashion News Lifestyle Network (FNL Network) is a network committed to bringing the most engaging aspects of the human experience to life on-screen. Available worldwide in native HD and in English and with 100% original programming, the FNL Network is a 24/7 linear HD channel that provides insightful and incisive content about the worlds of fashion, travel, beauty, health, reality TV and much more. Programming includes award- winning films and documentaries, many filmed exclusively for the FNL Network and shows such as the award-winning “Fashion News Live” along with “Fashion News Live in ASL,” “Model Monday”, “FNL Vintage”, “Beauty Tips, “Flashback Friday,” “Film Corner”, “Backstage Pass” and “City Showcase.”www.FNLNetwork.com

    Evening – 9 pm – 11 pm
    9 pm session – Feature film with filmmaker in attendance for Q & A
    (A Premier Pre-launch film in Portugal)

    MFF by night  CR7 Corner – 11 pm
    All nights of the festival from Tuesday to Sunday will end at CR7 Corner and Lounge, for everyone interested to mingle with filmmakers, actors and musicians of the festival. A VIP filmmaker and guest lounge will be available only for those with festival passes. (Acquire your pass at CR 7 and at the festival Welcome Desk at the Municipal Theatre from the 18th to the 23rd of April).

    All nights will have a different DJ Set. Famous actors will inspire cocktails with their names. Food will be available until late hours.
    Interviews for the FNL Network TV Channel http://fnlnetwork.com by Rocco Gagliotti will be made this evening to some of the filmmakers VIP CR7 filmmaker lounge. Cine Tendinha SIC TV program will also be present this evening with Journalist Rui Tendinha interviewing some of the Portuguese filmmakers.

    MFF 2017 PROGRAM – FRIDAY 21st | MUSIC AN D FASHION SH OW

    Morning 10 am – 1 pm
    Madeira Embroidery Workshop & Talk @ Castanheiro Boutique Hotel

    Filmmaker Brenda Miller is on Madeira in an artistic residency, preparing her new documentary about the Madeira Embroidery. This film has a partnership with the festival and with local Madeira Embroidery company, Bordal.

    Brenda Miller will talk about the production of the film and Bordal will deliver a workshop on how to make Madeira Embroidery.

    Castanheiro Boutique hotel and Bordal will transform the hotel lounge during this week with an exhibition of Madeira Embroidery and artefacts of a factory of Madeira Embroidery.

    Afternoon – 2 pm – 6:30 pm
    Screening of film sessions Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias

    2 pm session – Short films
    4 pm session – Feature film
    6:30 session – Feature film with filmmaker in attendance for Q & A

    MFF Talks with Madeira Wine – 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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    “Of Oceans and Islands” Michal Krenz
    Director Michal Krenz will present the trailer of his film to be shot on Madeira Island about V ladislaus, king of Poland and H ungary that lived in the island of Madeira and was known as Henry the German.

    Evening – 9 pm – 23 pm
    9 pm session – Feature film
    9:30 pm – 11:45 pm – Concert and Fashion show Belmond Reid’s Palace

     

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    Czech Soprano Zdislava Bockova will perform for 30 minutes and after a short break Maciej Zie, a fashion designer from Poland and Ukraine fashion designers Mykytyuk & Yatsentyuk will present their fashion show springtime/summer 2017 collection. Two Hungarian models and 4 Affection models will give life to these clothes during a 45 minutes show.

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    MFF by night CR7 Corner – 11 pm
    All nights of the festival from Tuesday to Sunday will end at CR7 Corner and Lounge, for everyone interested to mingle with filmmakers, actors and musicians of the festival. A VIP filmmaker and guest lounge will be available only for those with festival passes. (Acquire your pass at CR 7 and at the festival Welcome Desk at the Municipal Theatre from the 18th to the 23rd of April)

    All nights will have a different DJ Set. Famous actors will inspire cocktails with their names. Food will be available until late hours. Friday night After-Party will be held at the CR 7 Pool Deck with Irish singer and songwriter Nella performance by midnight. Nella won the best voice for the Britain Got Talent Show.
    Interviews for the FNL Network TV Channel http://fnlnetwork.com by Rocco Gagliotti will be made this evening to some of the filmmakers @ VIP CR7 filmmaker lounge. CineTendinha SIC TV program will also be present this evening with Journalist Rui Tendinha interviewing some of the Portuguese filmmakers.

     

    MFF 2017 PROGRAM-SATURDAY 22nd | GALA DINNER & LAURISSILVA
    AMBASSADOR AWARDS

    Morning 11 am – 1 pm
    MFF children screenings Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias

    Afternoon – 2 pm – 6:30 pm
    Screening of film sessions  Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias

    2 pm session – Feature Film
    4 pm session – Feature Film with filmmaker in attendance for Q & A (A Premier Pre-launch film in Portugal)
    6:30 session – F eature film

    MFF Talks with Madeira Wine – 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
    Rui Tendinha – Debate about movies distribution in Portugal.

    Evening – 7 pm – 23 pm
    7:30 pm – 11 pm— Cocktail and Madeira Film Festival Gala Dinner Belmond Reid ́s Palace
    The Laurissilva Forest Ambassador Awards will be delivered to the festival guests at the end of the dinner.

    9 pm session – Feature film Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias

    MFF by night CR7 Corner – 11 pm
    All nights of the festival from Tuesday to Sunday will end at CR7 Corner and Lounge, for everyone interested to mingle with filmmakers, actors and musicians of the festival. A VIP filmmaker and guest lounge will be available only for those with festival passes. (Acquire your pass at CR 7 and at the festival Welcome Desk at the Municipal Theatre from the 18th to the 23rd of April).

    Famous actors will inspire cocktails with their names. Food will be available until late hours. Friday night After-Party will be held at the CR 7 Pool Deck with DJ Set. Interviews for the FNL Network TV Channel http://fnlnetwork.com by Rocco Gagliotti will be made this evening to some of the filmmakers VIP CR7 filmmaker lounge.

    Cine Tendinha SIC TV program will also be present this evening with Journalist Rui Tendinha interviewing some of the Portuguese filmmakers.
    The Laurissilva Ambassador Awards will be delivered to some of the filmmakers and guests present at this after-party.

     

    MFF 2017 PROGRAM – SUNDAY 23rd | CLOSING OF THE FESTIVAL

    Morning 11 am – 1 pm
    MFF children screenings

    Afternoon – 2 pm – 6:30 pm
    Screening of film sessions  Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias

    2 pm session – Feature film with filmmaker in attendance for Q & A 4 pm session – Short films
    6:30 session – Feature film with filmmaker in attendance for Q & A (A Premier Pre-launch film in Portugal)

    MFF  Talks with Madeira Wine – 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

    Presentation/Press Conference with the cast of the closing film of the festival ( A world premiere film)

    Evening – 7 pm – 11 pm
    9 pm session – Closing film (A Portuguese World Premiere Film)

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    MFF by night  CR7 Corner – 11 pm
    All nights of the festival from Tuesday to Sunday will end at CR7 Corner and Lounge, for everyone interested to mingle with filmmakers, actors and musicians of the festival. A VIP filmmaker and guest lounge will be available only for those with festival passes. ( Acquire your pass at CR 7 and at the festival W elcome Desk at the MunicipalTheatre from the 18th to the 23rd of April) Famous actors will inspire cocktails with their names. Food will be available until late hours.

    For more information or enquiries contact:

    ELSA GOUVEIA elsa@madeirafilmfestival.com

    ISABEL DANTAS isabel@madeirafilmfestival.com

    More info: http://madeirafilmfestival.com

    Madeira Carnival Festivities 2017

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    Madeira Carnival Festivities 2017 – February 22nd to March 1st
    Entertainment in downtown Funchal – 22nd February to 1st March
    Great Allegoric Carnival – 25th February
    Parade Slapstick Parade – 28th February

    Madeira Carnival festivities offer a variety of activities you can choose from, with the option to enjoy them as a simple spectator or as an active participant.
    In Madeira, the Carnival season is experienced in a constant festive atmosphere, both with official initiatives and those of a more spontaneous character, deep-rooted in Madeiran tradition, with joy and cheerfulness prevailing in the streets, establishments and private homes. Find out more about what to expect from Madeira Carnival festivitiesl:

    Saturday
    On Saturday night, the colourful and vibrant float parade takes thousands of visitors and residents to the Center of Funchal. This is the main attraction of Madeira Carnival. Over a thousand revellers participate dressed in eye-catching costumes in addition to a dozen exquisitely decorated floats.
    The parade is opened with music: the colourful joy and the rhythm of the costumed troupes are contagious. They parade enthusiastically to the sound of selected songs that were choreographed and rehearsed throughout the year, overflowing the public with their joy.

    Tuesday
    The “Trapalhão” Parade (slapstick parade), held on Shrove Tuesday, represents the spontaneous parade that originally occurred on Rua da Carreira. Participation is open to all, both national and foreign citizens, either independently or as a group. The participants’ creativity knows no boundaries and spans from social and political satire, to traditional themes, or simple character disguise. Whether you watch or participate in this parade, you will undoubtedly be able to share moments of good humour and interact with the public.

    Other initiatives that are included on the festivities:

    Compadres Feast
    The Carnival celebrations begin with “Festa dos Compadres” (Compadres Feast), which takes place in Santana. The nature of this traditional festivity is part of passage from winter to spring ritual and the renewal of the local community.
    The action unfolds in a clear antagonism between male and female local residents, well represented through the satirical male and female dolls made by the participants. The feast focuses on the judgement of the “compadre” and the judgement of the “comadre”, during which social criticism is done towards the events and activities of individuals and community institutions that took place over the year.
    In the end, both the “compadre” and the “comadre” are burned as punishment. This way, the community feels renewed and social tensions are relieved, prepared to begin a new cycle in spring.

    Street Entertainment
    On Wednesday, before Shrove Tuesday, downtown Funchal, in particular the central walkway at Avenida Arriaga, is captivated by the magic of Carnival, which becomes the center of numerous street entertainment events, including carnival music, performances and countless events that contribute to rousing the spirit of revelry in tourists and locals.

    Carnival “Robberies”
    This is a tradition among Madeira natives, the so-called “robberies”, which occur during the period preceding Carnival. These were carried out by disguised groups, who entered into the houses of friends and acquaintances in order to “rob” their season delicacies: the traditional “sonhos” and “malassadas”. These incursions always ended with a private indoor party.
    Although this type of gathering still happens, is losing some strength and is being replaced by “arranged robberies”. These are scheduled in advance and now it is the robbers who take the delicacies to the party.

    Theme Parties
    Nightlife hangout spots also offers various themed nights, during the period preceding Carnival, such as “Hippies Night” and “Travesties Night”, inviting their clients to enjoy themselves disguising with a theme mask.

    Children’s Carnival
    During this period, children and their parents engage in making masks to take to school. On Friday morning, prior to Carnival, about a thousand young revellers from various schools and kindergartens of Funchal, all in disguise, parade through the city center (Avenida Arriaga), in an atmosphere of Carnival liveliness.

    Solidarity Carnival
    On Friday afternoon, previous to Carnival, the city center is once again the stage of another highly original and creative entertainment initiative: with contagious energy, hundreds of revellers from “Associação de Desenvolvimento Comunitário do Funchal” parade along Avenida Arriaga towards the Municipal Garden, where a show takes place.

    More info http://www.visitmadeira.pt/
    Photo Miguel Moniz Report https://www.facebook.com/Miguel-Moniz-Report-300670533395204/?fref=ts

     

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    Festa do Panelo 2017- Chão da Ribeira #Seixal
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    A Festa do Panelo é uma das tradições mais antigas do Seixal, freguesia situada no concelho do Porto Moniz, um
    convívio social vivido com grande expressão pelos residentes desta localidade.
    Esta iniciativa de cariz popular realiza-se no Chão da Ribeira, logo pela manhã do último domingo do mês de janeiro,
    altura em que as famílias se reúnem para preparar e degustar o “panelo”, um prato confecionado à base de legumes
    e enchidos, muito semelhante ao Cozido à Portuguesa.

    Panelo Feast 2017- Chão da Ribeira – Seixal
    January, 29th
    This is a famous and old Madeira tradition enjoyed with a special feeling by the local residents of Seixal, a small village
    located near Porto Moniz.
    This social gathering takes place at Chão da Ribeira, on the last Sunday morning of the month of January, where
    families come together to prepare the “Panelo”, a culinary dish made of vegetables and blood sausage, very similar to
    “Cozido á Portuguesa” (Portuguese stew).
    This occasion also features stalls, selling local food and drinks, along with lots of entertainment.

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    Exhibits and Entertainment in downtown Funchal 4th to 21st

    May The Wall of Hope Ceremony
    6th May Great Allegoric Flower Parade
    7th May Madeira Auto Parade – Historical Classic Car Parade
    14th May Concerts “The Sound Flowers” 21st May

    Floral species originating in many parts of the world bloom in Madeira, as the island meets specific climatic conditions that allow species from both tropical and cold regions to flourish.
    The Flower Festival is a tribute to spring, and the celebration of metamorphosis and rebirth, fertility and the abundance of the flowers that colour, perfume and inebriate the surrounding environment and that give value and take the good name of this tourist destination across borders. Find out more about what to expect from the Madeira Flower Festival:
    Saturday
    On Saturday morning the Children’s Parade takes place, in which hundreds of children, dressed for the occasion, parade to Praça do Município to build a beautiful flower mural symbolically named “Wall of Hope”.
    This initiative, which has been held for over three decades, combines childhood innocence and the delicacy of flowers in a ceremony calling for peace in the world. Each child takes a flower and the ceremony usually culminates with a release of doves and a children’s show.
    Friday to Sunday
    On Sunday afternoon, the streets of Funchal city centre are once again filled with music, colour and soft aromas, with the sumptuous float parade, which harmoniously combines numerous floral species with blooming decorations full of creativity. The Flower Festival Float Parade, held since 1979, is one of the most striking and eagerly anticipated events of the entire festival, for tourists and residents alike. This event is known for the magnificence and splendour of the floats and costumes of the hundreds of participants, mostly children, richly adorned with numerous, varied and magnificent floral species, parading along a planned route to the sound of festive musical themes and performing both simple and elaborate choreographies.The Flower Festival is also a cultural event. Tradition is particularly associated with the event, whether through the performances of folk groups, or through the construction of the beautiful floral carpets. At the same time, homage is paid to flowers at the magnificent Flower Exhibition and the city is animated with music concerts and variety shows.

    Other initiatives that are included on the schedule:

    Flower Market
    The flower market contributes to raise public awareness to the countless ornamental and floral species on the island. Visitors and locals can buy them in a picturesque setting.

    Flower Exhibition and Workshops
    The Flower Exhibition is held in the centre of Funchal, at Praça do Povo. This exhibition is an extension of the exhibit held at the former Ateneu Comercial of Funchal. This unique flower display shows the finest flowers grown with much care and devotion, all around Madeira. The flowers in display are judged under various categories and the best are awarded prizes by a panel of experts.

    In addition the Praça do Povo will also be the centre stage of several workshops and crafts exhibits.

    Flower Carpets and Decorations
    The abundance of Madeiran flora has greatly contributed to the establishing of this art form. This traditional creation of flower carpets thrives a little bit throughout the island and had its origins in the decoration of religious processions. Due to its undeniable beauty and detail, for the past several years, the flower carpets have been reproduced on the streets for the Flower Festival, establishing alongside the floral sculptures, a major contribution to the magnificence of the city’s decorations, as their careful construction is shared and admired by visiting tourists. These wonderful pieces of floral art are displayed in the central walkways of Avenida Arriaga.Madeira Auto Parade
    The “Madeira Auto Parade” is an exclusive event that integrates for the first time the Flower Festival festivities. Organized by the Association “The Classic Motor Exhibition” – ACME and the Clube Carocha da Madeira, this enterprise intends to join both the glamour of classic vehicles and motorcycles, alongside with the flowers of Madeira, incorporating one of the largest exhibitions, and national restoration and elegance contests, an opportunity to admire some of the best vehicles and auto parts, which will be on display at Avenida Francisco Sá Carneiro.
    The vehicles registered in this parade, will circulate in pairs, an exhibition that will promote moments of pure entertainment, colour and beauty promoted by various musical bands and extras, dressed in costumes inspired by the flowers of Madeira.

    More information Visit Madeira http://www.visitmadeira.pt/
    Photo @ https://www.navegabem.com/   http://www.acontecemadeira.pt/

     

    PALHEIRO ESTATE 2016 ADVENT CALENDAR

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    As Christmas draws nearer, Palheiro Estate is celebrating this festive time of year with a trivia-filled Facebook Advent Calendar.From Thursday 1st until the 24th of December, unveil a Palheiro-related question from behind each calendar window and qualify to win one of the fantastic daily prizes. 

    What’s more, we’re offering lucky winners the chance to enjoy a three-night stay in both the 5 star Hotel Casa Velha do Palheiro as well as our luxury apartments & villas in Palheiro Village. 

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    GASTRONOMIC WEEKEND at the Quinta Casa Velha do Palheiro

    28th & 29th of October 2016

    Casa Velha do Palheiro invites you to join us on a gastronomic journey. On the 28th and 29th of October, Casa Velha do Palheiro will be hosting its annual Gastronomic Weekend.

    This time we will be bringing the fine flavours of Normandy to the table with guest chef Olivier Barbarin from the fantastic Château D’Audrieu in France (Relais & Châteaux).

    Olivier will be joining Casa Velha do Palheiro resident chef Rogério Calhau and his team to present a culinary vision based on authenticity and simplicity to produce deep rooted healthy tasty cuisine.

    Specially chosen Portuguese and Madeira wines from the Blandy Wine vaults will complement this Autumnal menu.

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    Sweet and sour Mackerel cooked in a red fruit nage
    Pan-fried Duck foie gras, Watermelon and Cantaloupe candied with verbena and yuzu juice
    Marinated Tuna with beetroot and cherries, cucumber and curry foam, apple and beetroot chutney
    Snapper gently cooked with champagne, diced seasonal vegetables, pistou sauce
    Sautéed veal Medallion, mash potatoes and burgundy truffle
    Passion fruit and pineapple soup with vanilla foam
    Baba cake flavoured with local apple brandy, apple puree and sorbet

    Price per person – €90*
    *Drinks included.
    *10% discount for Palheiro Estate Loyalty Card Holders.

    For reservations or more information, please contact:
    Tel: +351 291 790 350 or email: casa.velha@palheiroestate.com

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    28th and 29th October – Gastronomy at Casa Velha do Palheiro

    Casa Velha do Palheiro invites you to join us on a gastronomic journey. On the 28th and 29th of October, Casa Velha do Palheiro will be hosting its annual Gastronomic Weekend.

    This time we will be bringing the fine flavours of Normandy to the table with guest chef Olivier Barbarin from the fantastic Château D’Audrieu in France (Relais & Châteaux).

    Olivier Will be joining Casa Velha do Palheiro resident chef Rogério Calhau and his team to present a culinary vision based on authenticity and simplicity to produce deep rooted healthy tasty cuisine.

    Specially chosen Portuguese and Madeira wines from the Blandy Wine vaults will complement this Autumnal menu.

    Price per person, per night: €90*

    *Drinks included.
    *10% discount for Palheiro Estate Loyalty Card Holders.

    More info.
    291 790 350
    casa.velha@palheiroestate.com

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    É com muito gosto que anunciamos que, no dia 25 de Setembro, o Palheiro Estate irá acolher a EVA “Era uma Vez no Atlântico” – Festival Internacional de Contos da Madeira. A Ilha da Madeira acolhe pela primeira vez um festival dedicado aos contos, aos contadores e aos escutadores de histórias. Nos dias 23, 24 e 25 de Setembro de 2016 em vários locais, todos eles bonitos, narradores de origens diversas partilham contos para público adulto e familiar.

    Sabiam que todas as sessões de contos do EVA são de entrada livre?

    EVA encanta com os locais que escolhemos para os contos! Comecemos pelo fim: Domingo dia 25 de Setembro às 17h, sessão de contos para toda a família com todos os narradores fecha em beleza nos Jardins do Palheiro (entrada livre)

    + informação https://www.facebook.com/EVAFestivalInternacionaldeContosdaMadeira/

     

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    Madeira Wine Festival August 28th to September 11th

    The Madeira Wine Festival is one of the island´s main tourist attractions that pays tribute to this precious nectar and its undeniable socioeconomic significance.

    Taking place during the grape harvest in late August, early September, this event aims to recreate the old traditions of Madeira, which were developed over centuries of labour in viticulture.
    This event has been commemorated since the late seventies of the last century. It begins in Funchal and includes European Folklore Week, ornamentations, exhibitions and live portraits depicting wine and its crafts and light and traditional music performances.
    This Festival culminates in Estreito de Câmara de Lobos, with the Wine Harvest Festival. Find out more about what to expect from the Madeira Wine Festival:
    Saturday
    On Saturday morning all attention is focused on the Estreito de Câmara de Lobos, where the Wine Harvest Festival takes place. The harvest takes place on a Madeiran farm, followed by an ethnographic parade with the participation of a large number of folklore and ethnography groups. After the parade, the treading of the grapes is re-enacted – participation is free – using a traditional press in a festive atmosphere with lots of musical entertainment and regional cuisine.
    European Folklore Week
    European Folklore Week, an event organised by the Boa Nova Ethnography and Folk Group, is a folklore festival that aims to promote an intercultural gathering and promote ethnographic realities, with the participation of national and foreign groups.
    Live Wine Harvest
    On Saturday morning all attention is focused on the Estreito de Câmara de Lobos, where the Wine Harvest Festival takes place. The harvest takes place on a Madeiran farm, followed by an ethnographic parade with the participation of a large number of folklore and ethnography groups. After the parade the treading of the grapes is re-enacted – participation is free – using a traditional press in a festive atmosphere with lots of musical entertainment and regional cuisine.
    Street Entertainment
    The city centre of Funchal, especially the central walkway of Avenida Arriaga, will be filled with various adornments comprising several viticulture tools (presses, casks, barrels, grape picking baskets, traditional means of transportation), living portraits and actors who re-enact the winemaking process in Madeira (grape pressing, re-enactment of the regional craftsmen traditional customs), food, Madeira wine tastings and exhibitions and regional handicrafts. Performances by local folklore groups, traditional Madeiran music and light music performances by the Madeira Light Orchestra will also liven up the four days of the festival.