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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

São Vicente Festivities

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For a week, the picturesque town of São Vicente, located on the North coast of Madeira, hosts the festivities in tribute to the municipality with the same name.
This initiative, which is already a well-known regional reference, offers an intense program of cultural and social events, in addition to plenty of cuisine and entertainment.

As in previous years, this event will also have the participation of some regional and national bands.
+ Info Turismo da Madeira

Gastronomy Exhibit of Santana

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Santana

July,22nd to 29th
The municipality of Santana annually promotes the Gastronomy Exhibit, an initiative whose main objective is to contribute to the promotion and appreciation of local cuisine.


This exhibit has a varied programme of events, with the participation of some artists of the regional and national music scene.

Spa Package

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Package includes:

  • Accommodation in Double Garden Wing Room
  • Transfers Airport – Hotel upon arrival and departure
  • 30 minute Aroma Facial
  • 30 minute Body Scrub
  • 30 minute Back Wrap
  • 30 minute Back Massage
  • Access to all Palheiro Spa’s facilities which include: Indoor heated hydro pool, Finnish sauna, Turkish steam bath, Experience showers, Relaxation areas, Changing rooms with lockers, bathrobes, and towels.
  • Fitness Room which includes: Power Plate with programs, cardio machines, free weights, stretching mats and exercise balls.
  • Complimentary access to Palheiro Gardens
  • Conservatory where a Snack Bar menu is available

“Nature trails at Palheiro Estate”

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Synopsis: Jonathan 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.

The landscape of Palheiro Estate in now very different after the fires on July 18th 2012, when a large amount of forest was destroyed. Since then, with the help of government funding, a huge reforestation programme has begun, planting indigenous Madeira species such as; Til, Barbusano & Laurel, as well as the removal of invasive trees that were introduced to the Island – Mimosa and Eucalyptus. The result is a landscape offering stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Desertas islands, the bay of Funchal and the mountains of Madeira.

The Palheiro nature trails can be enjoyed on bikes, hiking or just a simple stroll in nature.

Speaker: Jonathan Fletcher

Venue: Palheiro Estate Gardens

 Price: 20 €

Free for Festival filmmakers and Guests with the Festival Pass

 Info & Enrollment:

elsa@madeirafilmfestival.com

 

Pinto the Palheiro Pony

“Pinto” the Palheiro pony is doing well. His favourite treats are carrots!
He will be 6 months in November and is enjoying his Autumn walks around the Quinta.
Pinto was born in May this year in the field next to the quinta and has become the Palheiro mascot!

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Bird Watching at Palheiro

On the 7th of November Palheiro estate will be hosting a bird watching excursion together with SPEA (Portuguese Ornithological Society) in an attempt to spot some of the rarer species to be found at Palheiro Estate.

There are more than 20 species of birds at Palheiro Estate, a fair share of those to be found on the island. We are also privileged to have two rare endemic species nesting at Palheiro (The Macaronesian Sparrowhawk and Trocaz Pigeon) and have recently been visited by several migratory birds such as the Red-footed Falcon (in pic) and Cuckoo.

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It’s Wahoo Time

From late summer into early winter, large wahoo prowl the inshore grounds in search of mackerel, needlefish, large flying fish and other baitfish. Madeiran wahoo are well- conditioned fish that normally average 40 to 60 lbs with occasional larger fish exceeding the 70-lb mark.

These sleek razor-jawed predators can be surprisingly elusive and wary, but when hooked up are turbocharged performers on light to medium tackle. Most of the productive wahoo marks lie close to the island’s remarkable cliffs, offering a spectacular view whilst you await the bite.

Balancal offers full and half day charters for these agile beasts. For reservations please contact the Casa Velha at +351 291 790 350

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