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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!

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

(scroll down for english version)

[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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  • Flower Festival Madeira 2017

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    Flower Festival Madeira 2017 – May 4th to 21st

    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.MadeiraAuto 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.

    Information by http://bit.ly/1Fe2FcC

    Madeira-Film-Festival

    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 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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    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. 

    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.

    MACHICO GASTRONOMIC FAIR 
July,29th to August,7th

    Promoted by the Municipality of Machico this event has as main objective promoting the regional cuisine, in particular the delicacies of this municipality located in the eastern part of the island.
    The event also offers a lot of entertainment, live music and musical attractions at the regional and national levels, for a week full of flavours, snacks and typical food from the seaside.13692995_1807121139509946_1299825269888674882_o