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October 2017


Mon 2nd

New Activity: Get Googled

Understand the basics of emailing your friends and family, arranging your life on an e-calendar, invite others to join you or share your location with them. Additionally, store your files in the cloud and find out how to share them with freinds, open a virtual office or explore the endless hours of Youtube.

Learn how to view the World from space and how to place your house on the map.

Come along and discover just what your smartphone or tablet can do to make your lesisure life more interesting. No previous knowledge necessary.

Informal course structure.
Laptop/Smartphone or Tablet essential!

Entry 5€ (Amigos 4€)

Monday 2nd October, 16:00 - 17:00

Tues 3rd

AAA Talk: Indigenous Phoenicians in the Far West by Ana Margarida Arruda

The presence of Phoenicians in what is now Portugal territory dates back to the 8th or even as far back as the 9th century BCE. This presence is exemplified in various ways. These include domestic and defensive architecture, building techniques, archaeological remains, language and texts. Found mainly on the littoral, the Phoenician presence had a deep regional impact on social, economic, technological, religious, cultural and social levels and reached the interior in a more or less marked way and at different rhythms.

The arrival and settlement in Portugal of peoples coming from the east was part of a larger planned colonisation in the Iberian Peninsula by communities of Near Eastern origin. Preparations for this process had been probably undertaken by the western Phoenicians of Huelva, since the 10th century and the first half of the 9th century BCE, respectively, and with the active collaboration of indigenous peoples.

Neither their presence nor their relatively early arrival is surprising. On the one hand the abundance of metallic resources like tin, found in these western regions, was a source of attraction, and on the other, and since the Late Bronze Age, large areas - now within Portugal - formed part of a Mediterranean-Atlantic network wherein artefacts from various sources were in circulation since the end of the second millennium BCE.

Ana Margarida Arruda is a Professor and Researcher of the University of Lisbon. She has more than 200 titles published, among books, articles in national and international journal, chapters of books and contributions in Proceedings of Congresses. She works in archaeological sites in Algarve and in the Estuary of the Tagus river, where the Phoenician and Greek presence is notorious and important.

Entry: 6 € (free to members of AAA only)

Tuesday 3rd October, 14:30

Sat 7th

Charity Concert: New Orleans Jazz Band

Entry 10€

Saturday 7th October, 17:00

Sun 8th

Traditional Portuguese Dance

Entry: 1,50€

Sunday 8th October, 15:00

Tues 10th


Visit to the Herbs Garden Dias de Aromas

Guided tour to a local organic herb garden

Booking essential

Entry 6 €

Tuesday 10th October, 16:00

Sun 15th

Jazz Club @ The Museum: Miguel Martins Quintet, with Manuela Lopes

Manuela Lopes: Vocals
Miguel Martins: Guitar
Alexandre Dahmen: Piano
Luís Henrique: Bass
João Melro: Drums

Entry: 10 € (Amigos 8 €)

Sunday 15th October, 17:00

Fri 20th


A guided walk in the Ria Formosa Natural Park observing the bird life, flaura and fauna.

Booking essential

Entry 15 €

Friday 20th October, 9:00

Sat 28th

Mediterranean Garden Fair

Org. The Mediterranean Garden Association of Portugal

For further information, click here Download this PDF document

Entry 1€ (under 16 year old free entry)

Saturday 28th October, 11:00-16:00

Sun 29th

Fado Night with guest fadistas, plusVítor do Carmo (guitar), José Santana (Portuguese guitar) and Tó Correia (contrabass)


Bar service available from 20:30

Entry: 4 € (Amigos 3 €)

Sunday 29th October, 21:00

Bar available

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