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exhibition-the-tile-room-at-the-time-of-the-espozendense-assembly

Thursday, 20 July 2023 to Tuesday, 31 December 2024

EXHIBITION | THE TILE ROOM AT THE TIME OF THE "ESPOZENDENSE ASSEMBLY"

This exhibition, on display at the Esposende Municipal Museum, is part of the celebrations of the Municipal Museum's 30th anniversary and recreates the atmosphere that existed around a century ago in this space of the old Theatre-Club building, where the Espozendense Assembly met, a select group of Esposendenses, formally constituted, with defined statutes, who got together for recreational and leisure purposes.

Through the wide range of objects and pieces on display, visitors will be able to understand what life was like in the Sala dos Azulejos, with mannequins dressed to the nines, its century-old piano and snooker, as well as other furniture and various artefacts, such as grafonolas, crockery, walking sticks, bowler hats and top hats, women's artefacts, documents and newspapers from the time.

Location:

Municipal Museum - Tiled room

More Information:

Free entry

exhibition-echoes-of-the-santiago-paths

Saturday, 15 June 2024 to Thursday, 25 July 2024

EXHIBITION "ECHOES OF THE SANTIAGO PATHS"

By Vitor Machado

In a fusion between contemporary art and the ancient tradition of the Camino de Santiago, the exhibition "Echoes of the Camino de Santiago" is born.

The exhibition "Echoes of the Camino de Santiago" celebrates the cultural and spiritual richness of the ancient tradition of this pilgrimage, presenting works that embody the essence of the journey towards the city of Santiago de Compostela.

The centerpiece of this exhibition is the sculptures that convey the various moments and emotions experienced along the Camino. The main material used is pebbles, collected from the coast of Esposende, which overlap with the Jacobean routes. These are combined with metallic elements, often from reused objects, in an allusion to the items found along the pilgrims' trajectory.

Each sculpture is a visual narrative in itself, telling stories of determination, faith, and discovery. The pebbles, the result of erosion, represent the passage of time and the journey undertaken by the pilgrims. The metallic elements, with distinct shapes and varied textures, symbolize the challenges overcome and the bonds created among the walkers.

As visitors navigate the exhibition, they are invited to immerse themselves in the unique atmosphere of the Camino de Santiago. Each artwork prompts reflections on their own personal journey. Despite being static, the sculptures seem to pulsate with the energy of the pilgrims who inspired them.

Location:

Centro de Informação Turística

nautical-agenda-2024

Thursday, 30 May 2024 to Saturday, 05 October 2024

NAUTICAL AGENDA 2024

Esposende Town Council, as coordinator of the Esposende Nautical Station, has launched the 2024 Nautical Agenda.

The aim is for local residents and national and foreign visitors to have the opportunity to find out about the range of nautical events taking place in Esposende.

This action is part of the Action Plan for the Sustainability, Growth and Competitiveness of Tourism in Esposende - 2023_2027, and the Esposende Nautical Station Action Plan 2023_2025.

See the programme (pdf)

More Information:

https://estacao-nautica.visitesposende.com/en/

folklore-in-the-square-11

Tuesday, 11 June 2024 to Wednesday, 31 July 2024

FOLKLORE IN THE SQUARE

After two editions warmly received by the public, ‘Folclore na Praça’ returns for its 3rd edition, invading the city streets and Largo Dr. Fonseca Lima with colour, joy and tradition. The dances and songs of the ethnographic groups from the municipality of Esposende are performed on Tuesday evenings, promising to challenge the public to interact and be part of the show.

  • 11 June | Ronda de Vila Chã
  • 18 June | Grupo Associativo de Divulgação Tradicional de Forjães
  • 25 June | Grupo de Sargaceiros da Casa do Povo de Apúlia
  • 02 July | Palmeira de Faro Folklore Group
  • 09 July | Rancho Folclórico As Moleirinhas das Marinhas
  • 16 July | Fonte Boa Folkloric Group 
  • 23 July | Rancho Folclórico Danças e Cantares de Marinhas
  • 30 July | Rancho Folclórico Sargaceiro da Vila de Apúlia

Location:

Largo Dr. Fonseca Lima

More Information:

9:30 pm

bibliographic-exhibition-500-years-under-the-pen-of-camoes

Monday, 10 June 2024 to Saturday, 31 August 2024

BIBLIOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION «500 YEARS UNDER THE PEN OF CAMÕES»

Commemorations of the 500th Anniversary of the Birth of Camões

Starting on 10th June, the Municipal Library will host the bibliographic exhibition '500 years under the pen of Camões,' as part of the commemorations of the 500th anniversary of the birth of Luís de Camões by the Municipality.

Location:

Municipal Library

More Information:

Free admission

summer-at-your-hand

Saturday, 01 June 2024 to Monday, 30 September 2024

"SUMMER AT YOUR HAND"

The main aim of the "Summer by Your Hand" initiative is to promote handicrafts and endogenous agri-food products in the module located in Esposende's riverside area.

Part of the ESlocal programme, the aim is to give visibility to "our" creativity between June and September, the months with the highest influx of visitors.

From 13 to 19 August, another joint fair will also be held on the Esposende riverfront, with the participation of various exhibitors with woodwork, embroidery, crochet, macramé, fabric painting, cold porcelain articles, candles, recycled articles and handmade jewellery, among others.

Location:

Esposende Riverside Area

summer-at-cisl24

Saturday, 01 June 2024 to Wednesday, 14 August 2024

SUMMER AT CISL'24

Download the program (PT).

Location:

Centro Interpretativo do Monte de S. Lourenço

summer-in-the-museums24

Monday, 01 July 2024 to Wednesday, 31 July 2024

SUMMER IN THE MUSEUMS'24

Download the program (PT)

Location:

Municipal Museum

exhibition-weaving-the-reed

Friday, 05 July 2024 to Saturday, 31 May 2025

EXHIBITION "WEAVING THE REED"

The exhibition "Weaving the Reed" centers on the craftsmanship of reed mats from Forjães, a "know-how" that became the main artisanal industry of this village for much of the 20th century.

This artisanal labor is portrayed through the lens of Juan Pablo Moreiras, a French photographer whose work has illustrated numerous exhibitions and publications, including those of UNESCO World Heritage, as well as features in prestigious international magazines.

Additionally, this exhibition hosts pieces from the "Water Earth Fire" showcase, which are the results of work produced over the last four editions of the academic project "'Design' and Territory" by ESMAD, the Polytechnic Institute of Porto.

Schedule:

Summer Schedule - June 1 to September 30

  • Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM | 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Winter Schedule - October 1 to May 31

  • Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM | 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM



Location:

Municipal Museum

More Information:

+351 253 960 182 | museu.municipal@cm-esposende.pt

esplorar-by-tracks-and-paths-pr4-trail-of-antas-watermills

Sunday, 14 July 2024

ESPlorar. BY TRACKS AND PATHS | PR4 - TRAIL OF ANTAS WATERMILLS

Grab your backpack and join us on an adventure to ESPlorar (explore) with us!

A leisurely walk to discover the various heritages of the municipality of Esposende, including natural, scenic, and archaeological sites.

Covering a distance of 7 kilometers with gentle topography through the Northern Littoral Natural Park and the village of Apúlia.

Location:

North Beach of Apúlia, near the windmills, at 09.00 a.m.

More Information:

Registration at: https://www.esposende2000.pt/pt/25-desporto-outdoor/

disco-fever-concert

Thursday, 25 July 2024

“DISCO FEVER” CONCERT

Coro Ars Vocalis and Coro de Pequenos Cantores de Esposende


A concert that promises to be unforgettable! A night of celebration, singing ABBA, Michael Jackson, Heróis de Mar, and many more. A night where the Coro Ars Vocalis and the Coro de Pequenos Cantores de Esposende, along with Banda EME, will ensure many surprises and lots of fun in a festive atmosphere for singing and dancing!


Musical direction: Helena Venda Lima

Coproduction: Municipality of Esposende and Esposende School of Music

Location:

Riverside Area

More Information:

9:30 pm - Free entry

s-tiago-day

Thursday, 25 July 2024 to Saturday, 27 July 2024

S. TIAGO DAY

The São Tiago Day celebrations are organized by the Municipality of Esposende, in partnership with the Via Veteris Association and the Marinhas Delegation of the Portuguese Red Cross.

The specific program includes a walk between Fonte Boa and Castelo de Neiva on Saturday, July 27th, which is a free activity open to all interested participants, with prior registration required by July 24th.

Additionally, on July 25th, São Tiago Day, a series of activities will take place, including a free snack/dinner at the São Miguel de Marinhas Hostel. Registration for the walk is also free, including insurance and transportation from the meeting point in Castelo de Neiva to Fonte Boa.

SÃO TIAGO DAY

Thursday, July 25th

RECEPTION FOR PILGRIMS: 8:00 AM, near the D. Luis Filipe Bridge in Gandra

SNACK/DINNER: 8:00 PM, São Miguel de Marinhas Hostel

"QUEIMADA GALEGA" (burnt Galician): 9:00 PM, São Miguel de Marinhas Hostel

Saturday, July 27th

WALK: Between Fonte Boa (Marco) and Castelo de Neiva (São Tiago Church), with a river crossing at Barca do Lago

MEETING POINT: 8:00 AM, Castelo de Neiva (São Tiago Church)

Registration is limited and must be submitted by July 24th.


Location:

Hostel of São Miguel de Marinhas

esposende-dancing-street-vibes

Friday, 26 July 2024

ESPOSENDE DANCING - "STREET VIBES"

PraxiStudio


A journey in motion through dance, featuring sounds of Funk music, Soul music, Hip-Hop, Rhythm and Blues, House Music, and Dancehall. A vision of modernity and the vibrant colours of urban dances and clubbing, highlighting their importance and impact on the moments of enjoyment for today's youth and adults. Urban dances are presented in their essence of true satisfaction, fun, and joy, with a strong visual impact, embodying the dance styles that are at the origin of much of today's music.


Artistic Direction: Pedro Roriz and Alda Roriz

Choreography: Teachers from PraxiStudio and the 15th PraxisStudio Dance Course (Gui Mees, Luana Oliveira, Mafalda Roriz, Pedro Silva, Vasco Alves, Fausto Bellucci, Kate Byednienko, Lúcia Oliveira, António Máximo)

Location:

Riverside Area

More Information:

9:30 pm - Free entry

esposende-dancing-dance-time-machine-80s-90s-e-00s

Saturday, 27 July 2024

ESPOSENDE DANCING - “DANCE TIME MACHINE: 80s, 90s e 00s”

Ás do Saber - Study Centre and Dance Academy


Immerse yourself in an engaging journey through the 80s, 90s, and 00s, using the universal language of dance. From Backstreet Boys to Britney Spears, from Janet Jackson to Beyoncé, each step resonates with the contagious energy of these bygone eras. With vibrant choreography and a nostalgic soundtrack, this show promises to rekindle memories and celebrate the legacy of pop music through the years. From iconic hits to captivating beats, the dancers of Ás do Saber delve into a nostalgic journey, bringing to life the characteristic movements of each era. Get ready to dance, smile, and be moved by this vibrant show that captivates hearts and minds.


Artistic Direction: Hugo Fernandes and Ana Silva

Location:

Riverside Area

More Information:

9:30 pm - Free entry

esposende-dancing-emotions

Sunday, 28 July 2024

ESPOSENDE DANCING - "EMOTIONS"

Academia de Bailado de Esposende


“Emotions” is a show that explores the complexity of human feelings. The protagonist, after a traumatic experience, sees the world in grey, devoid of colour, and becomes unable to connect with others. Embarking on a journey of self-discovery that takes him through a spectrum of emotions, he finally rediscovers the fullness of human life.


Artistic Direction: Maria Borges de Araújo

Location:

Riverside Area

More Information:

9:30 pm - Free entry

fado-by-the-fountains-sea-of-fado

Friday, 02 August 2024

FADO BY THE FOUNTAINS - "SEA OF FADO"

The Fado was born one day...
The love and passion for Fado intersect the "destiny" of the performers in this concert, uniting them with a single goal: to provide moments of mystery, nostalgia, and enchantment, recalling great names and themes of the Portuguese soul...
Marlene Rodrigues, vocals | Francisco Vieira, Portuguese guitar
Dario Rocha, Fado viola | Henrique Rabaçal, bass

Coproduction: Municipality of Esposende and União de Freguesias Belinho e Mar

Location:

Calvary fountains

More Information:

9:30 pm - Free entry

international-folklore-festival-of-esposende

Sunday, 04 August 2024

INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL OF ESPOSENDE

Esposende hosts another edition of the International Folklore Festival, bringing to the mouth of the Cávado River some of the most prominent ethnographic groups from Croatia, Spain, Mexico, Panama, Kenya, Serbia, and Portugal. This showcase of arts and traditions from around the world is the result of a partnership between the Municipality of Esposende and the Grupo Associativo de Divulgação Tradicional de Forjães. Before the main evening spectacle, the groups will parade through the streets and squares of the city in the afternoon, where the essence of their colors, rhythms, and traditions promises to immerse the community and tourists in the typical festive atmosphere of ethnographic celebration.


Participating groups:

  • Croatia: Varaždin Folklore Ensemble
  • Spain: Agrupació “S'Eixam Mallorquí”, Palma de Mallorca
  • Mexico: Conjunto Folklórico Regiomontano
  • Panama: Gran Ballet Folklorico Panamá Fuerte Raza
  • Kenya: Tarumbeta Africah Cultural Group
  • Serbia: Academic Folklore Ensemble of the Belgrade Dance Institute
  • Portugal: Grupo de Folclore da Ponta do Sol (Madeira), Grupo Folclórico de Santa Cruz do Bispo (Matosinhos), Grupo Associativo de Divulgação Tradicional de Forjães e Ronda de Vila Chã.




Location:

Riverside Area

More Information:

Afternoon and evening | Free entry

festiteatro-viii-street-theatre-festival

Thursday, 01 January 1970 to Sunday, 25 August 2024

FESTITEATRO VIII – STREET THEATRE FESTIVAL

With the objectives of motivating and introducing new creative possibilities in Street Theatre, as well as enhancing public access to arts and culture in outdoor spaces, the FestiTeatro has been successful in asserting itself, giving expression to this artistic form. Evening performances, open to the general public, are preceded by special events dedicated to children, which will take place in the afternoons of August 24th and 25th.

Please consult the specific schedule on the Esposende Municipality's online agenda.


Co-production: Esposende Municipality and Itinerantenredo

Location:

Praça do Município

More Information:

3:30 PM and 9:30 PM | Free entry

esplorar-by-tracks-and-paths-pr7-path-of-the-seafarers

Sunday, 11 August 2024

ESPlorar. BY TRACKS AND PATHS | PR7 - PATH OF THE SEAFARERS

Grab your backpack and join us on an adventure to ESPlorar (explore) with us!

A leisurely walk to discover the various heritages of the municipality of Esposende, including natural, scenic, and archaeological sites.

With a distance of 5 kilometres over gentle topography through the town of Esposende and the Litoral Norte Natural Park

Location:

D. Sebastião Square, next to the Esposende Tourist Information Centre, at 09h00

More Information:

Registration at: https://www.esposende2000.pt/pt/25-desporto-outdoor/

summer-goes-out-emigrant-day

Tuesday, 13 August 2024 to Monday, 19 August 2024

SUMMER GOES OUT & EMIGRANT DAY

The "Summer Goes Out & Emigrant Festival" takes place from August 13th to 19th at the Esposende Riverside Front.

In addition to musical entertainment, local agro-food products and local handicrafts will be available for appreciation, tasting, and purchase.

The event operates during the following hours: weekdays from 3:00 PM to midnight, and weekends and holidays from 10:00 AM to midnight.

Among the various musical performances, a highlight is the performance by "Ágata" at 10:00 PM on August 15th, Emigrant Day.

Location:

Riverside Area

esplorar-by-tracks-and-paths-pr8-path-of-the-memory

Sunday, 08 September 2024

ESPlorar. BY TRACKS AND PATHS | PR8 - PATH OF THE MEMORY

Grab your backpack and join us on an adventure to ESPlorar (explore) with us!

A leisurely walk to discover the various heritages of the municipality of Esposende, including natural, scenic, and archaeological sites.

With a distance of 5 kilometres over gentle topography through the town of Fão and the Litoral Norte Natural Park

Location:

Alameda do Bom Jesus de Fão, next to the church, at 09.00 a.m.

More Information:

Registration at: https://www.esposende2000.pt/pt/25-desporto-outdoor/

corn-husking-and-threshing

Sunday, 15 September 2024

CORN HUSKING AND THRESHING

The Municipality of Esposende, in partnership with the folk groups of the municipality, is organizing another edition of the "Corn Husking and Threshing" event, open to the entire community.

In addition to the live reenactment of corn husking and threshing, there will be plenty of entertainment with dances and songs performed by the participating groups. The event aims not only to preserve local customs and culture but also to promote social interaction among members of the municipal folk groups and the community.

Location:

(local to be determined – consult Esposende Municipality's online agenda)

More Information:

3:00 PM | Free entry

concert-talking-about-music

Friday, 20 September 2024

CONCERT "TALKING ABOUT MUSIC"

Sinfonietta de Braga invites Catarina Gonçalves

Sinfonietta de Braga Orchestra and Catarina Gonçalves (cello)


The program, woven with delicate threads of sound, sketches a narrative that transcends temporal and stylistic boundaries. The concert unfolds with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's profound and moving composition, the "Adagio and Fugue". In this opening moment, an atmosphere of contemplation and drama is established, weaving the audience through intricate emotional pathways. The musical landscape transforms as Luigi Boccherini takes the stage, presenting his "Musica notturna delle strade di Madrid, Opus 30 No. 6". This work transports listeners to the nighttime streets of the Spanish capital, full of vivacity and pulsating atmosphere. The pinnacle of the evening is revealed with Boccherini's "Cello Concerto No. 3 in G Major".


Part of the European Heritage Days.

Location:

Church of the Mercy of Esposende

More Information:

9:30 PM - Free entry (subject to venue capacity)

show-bandstand-alive

Saturday, 21 September 2024

SHOW "BANDSTAND ALIVE"

A warm late afternoon with golden light welcomes autumn. A group of friends arrives in the village. Beautiful and perfect characters in appearance, with peculiar skills. Musicians, tightrope walkers, acrobats, and jugglers bring different dimensions to this moment with their circus abilities. They come for a picnic. The logistics of this informal meal give way to impressive feats of manipulation. The space fills with joy, music, and dance. The accordion plays as the day ends. Affectionate encounters, leisurely gatherings, skill challenges, toasts to the beginning of a new season—it's almost an idyllic dream, moments of perfection...

A show for all ages, blending music, dance, and circus, where the audience is also invited to participate.


Conception, direction, and choreography: Cláudia Nóvoa

Production: Hipótese Contínua


Part of the European Heritage Days.

Location:

Bandstand at Alameda do Bom Jesus de Fão

More Information:

4.00pm | Free entry

theater-the-moira-and-the-bard

Sunday, 22 September 2024

THEATER "THE MOIRA AND THE BARD"

BOCA DE CENA – Children and Youth Theater Company

"A Moira and the Bard" delves into the legend of the Moiras, Portuguese fairies whose belief is said to have been brought by the Celts, and into the musicality of the poetry of the bards, Celtic poets who extolled the valor of heroes. Purposefully set against the ambiance of Castro de S. Lourenço, the collective dramaturgy of the actors and director from Boca de Cena - Children and Youth Theater Company of Esposende, contemplates an ode to the delightful poetry of António Correia de Oliveira, from the book "The Soul of the Trees", intertwined with legends such as the Legend of the Morena and the Legend of D. Croio, which, like a centuries-old tree, inspire the creation of eternal roots in the municipality of Esposende.

"A Moira and the Bard" premieres in a unique performance and immersive format, where the audience can join the cast to dramatize the arrival of the Celts at the Castro, the release of the Moiras in the forest, and the eternalization of the bard's poetry in every root, every trunk, every shadow, in a hymn to the soul of the trees, a troubadour's love between the Moira and the Bard.


Concept and direction: Hugo Direito Dias

Co-production: Municipality of Esposende and BOCA DE CENA - Children and Youth Theater Company


Part of the European Heritage Days



Location:

Castro de S. Lourenço

More Information:

4.30pm | Free entry

esplorar-by-tracks-and-paths-pr4-trail-of-antas-watermills

Sunday, 13 October 2024

ESPlorar. BY TRACKS AND PATHS | PR4 - TRAIL OF ANTAS WATERMILLS

Grab your backpack and join us on an adventure to ESPlorar (explore) with us!

A leisurely walk to discover the various heritages of the municipality of Esposende, including natural, scenic, and archaeological sites.

It covers a distance of 11 kilometres over gentle terrain through the Litoral Norte Natural Park, the Neiva River Ecovia and the parish of Antas.

Location:

Antas Social Centre, at 09.00 a.m.

More Information:

Registration at: https://www.esposende2000.pt/pt/25-desporto-outdoor/

esplorar-by-tracks-and-paths-pr2-nature-trail-between-the-atlantic-and-cavado

Sunday, 10 November 2024

ESPlorar. BY TRACKS AND PATHS | PR2 - NATURE TRAIL: BETWEEN THE ATLANTIC AND CÁVADO

Grab your backpack and join us on an adventure to ESPlorar (explore) with us!

A leisurely walk to discover the various heritages of the municipality of Esposende, including natural, scenic, and archaeological sites.

Covering a distance of 6 kilometers with gentle topography through the Northern Littoral Natural Park.

Location:

Nautical Club of Fão, às 09.00 a.m.

More Information:

Registration at: https://www.esposende2000.pt/pt/25-desporto-outdoor/

esplorar-by-tracks-and-paths-pr9-paths-of-faith

Sunday, 08 December 2024

ESPlorar. BY TRACKS AND PATHS | PR9 - PATHS OF FAITH

Grab your backpack and join us on an adventure to ESPlorar (explore) with us!

A leisurely walk to discover the various heritages of the municipality of Esposende, including natural, scenic, and archaeological sites.

Covering a distance of 9 kilometers with gentle topography through the hills of the parishes of Belinho and Mar.

Location:

Parish Church of Belinho, at 9:00 a.m.

More Information:

Registration at: https://www.esposende2000.pt/pt/25-desporto-outdoor/