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Yvette Vieira

Yvette Vieira

Thursday, 11 October 2018 11:10

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Monday, 08 October 2018 11:14

IFD invites intrepreneurs

The Financial Institution for Development (IFD) promotes a Public Financial Instruments Disclosure session, on October 9, 10:00 a.m., at the Portuguese Business Association (AEP).

During the session, the characteristics of various financial instruments will be presented in detail to the entrepreneurs, such as Mutual Guarantee Financing Lines, among which the Capitalize Plus Line, where the financing term can be extended up to 12 years, with a capital shortage up to 3 years; the Coordination Line with Business Angels, accredited by IAPMEI, whose target audiences are startups and SMEs that develop new products and services or the Co-investment Line with Venture Capital Funds, with the same business focus but for investments of larger size.

For IFD president Henrique Cruz, this session of dissemination of Public Financial Instruments is a great opportunity to detail and present to entrepreneurs the characteristics of the various Financial Instruments available. "Small and medium-sized enterprises and mid caps are the engine of the national economy. With this session the IFD intends to disseminate the various financing instruments available and to clarify the entrepreneurs how they can access the financing and co-investment lines made available by IFD and its partners, which allow to bridge market failures in access to financing, "he explains.

Among the companies that have already received IFD funding are MindProber, the world's most innovative market research firm in the Insight Innovation Exchange North America 2017; Findster, a company that closed a seed round worth € 3,000,000, from a single investor; SenseiData, which has investors as one of the largest retail groups in the world, the German Metro Group and the American accelerator Techstars.

It is recalled that the IFD designs, structures and operates financing solutions that can bridge market failures in the access of SMEs and mid cap companies to financing and has contributed to the development of the corporate sector and for the creation of wealth and employment.


09:30 Registration of Participants

10:00 Welcome session - President of AEP Dr. Paulo Nunes de Almeida

10:10 Opening of the work with host intervention - President of the IFD Executive Committee, Henrique Cruz

10:25 Financial support instruments for companies presenting practical cases

11:15 Clarification

12:00 Finance for Growth - AEP

12:15 Closing

Monday, 01 October 2018 13:38

October fest in the TMBD

On October 11th and 12th at 9:00 pm, the actor and director Pedro Lamares will appear on the stage of the Baltazar Dias Municipal Theater for the full reading of Álvaro de Campos's "Ode Marítima".

This is one of the most challenging texts of Portuguese poetry. A mad voyage through the collective imaginary of sail voyages, through the abyss of the soul, through cruelty in delirium. The creation and interpretation is in charge of Pedro Lamares, who for 1 hour will read the Ode, naked scene and props.

Asked about the receptivity of this show, the actor says that "reactions are usually gratitude and impact. It is an absolutely brutal text, brilliant, but very difficult to read at home, inside. It is not easy to read in silence entire pages of onomatopoeia. I am convinced that it is a text to be said, shouted, sung. "

Pedro Lamares is a well known face of the Portuguese public for his participation in several national fiction novels. He was born in 1979 and is an actor, director and trainer. He studied theater at the Contemporary Academy of the Spectacle. In addition to television, Pedro Lamares has a vast curriculum also in theater and cinema. He directs plays, music and poetry. He directs actors in cinema and theater. He created projects that remain in roaming as 'The Phrase', 'Poetry is a Weapon Born of Future', 'Between Us and Words', 'Ode Marítima' (by Álvaro de Campos), 'Jacarandá' Ana Isabel Dias) and Coincidência '(with the pianist Álvaro Teixeira Lopes). He teaches theater schools and trainer in the area of ​​communication.

Tickets for the "Ode Marítima" cost € 5. This show is a production of the Funchal Town Hall with the Nutshell. It has creation and interpretation of Pedro Lamares, light drawing and technical direction of Joaquim Madaíl, production of Maria Miguel Coelho. A Casca de Noz project with a partnership of Herdade da Malhadinha Nova.


Friday, 28 September 2018 14:37


As part of the European Day of Languages ​​in Óbidos, the #EUandME initiative, set up by the European Commission to bring young people closer to the European Union, and share the opportunities they have as European citizens, will also present 5 short films, created especially for this project by five renowned European directors from Croatia, Poland, Germany, Greece and Finland. Also it will be presented the new european contest for young movie makers. 

Debut, by Dalibor Matanić (Croatia)
A young farmer dreams of becoming a football star. But before pursuing his ambition on the field, he must face the truth about who he really is.

The Loner, by Tomasz Konecki (Poland)
A wildlife lover, Jan lives alone in the mountains. But when fate knocks on your door, you have to devise a plan to follow your heart.

The Hostel wirh life, conducted by Matthias Hoene (Germany)
An old lady dreams of traveling through Europe. Your grandchildren start raising money for your adventure, but their plan will have unexpected results.

Party Animal, directed by Yorgos Zois (Greece)
Alex will do whatever it takes to continue dancing. Stuck in a job full of restraints, he is suddenly struck by a tear of inspiration.

Oona, conducted by Zaida Bergroth (Finland)
After being lost in a dense forest, a young girl has to rely on the help of an unlikely friend to find her way home.
In addition, an exhibition entitled "Word of Honor", which revisits Croatian and Polish exhibitions, and the presence of the Portuguese Language in the World will be available.

Young movie makers competition

The European Commission has opened a competition for young people aged between 18 and 35, with or without film experience, to qualify for € 7,500 and make their own short film with the support of a renowned European director.
For this contest, which ends on October 31st, 2018, all participants will have to choose one of the 5 themes (Mobility, Sustainability, Rights, Digital and Skills & Business) and through them, tell their idea of ​​a story #EUandME through a video of 60 seconds, filmed with the own smartphone and accompanied by a synopsis with a maximum of 500 words.
Results on the final winners will be announced in early 2019. For more information and to submit your application, visit this

website: https://europa.eu/euandme/en/yfc/

Friday, 28 September 2018 14:35

European day of the languages in Portugal

The European Day of Languages ​​is celebrated on September 29th in Óbidos and features a free entrance event running from 2 pm to 7.30 pm with a diverse cultural program and activities for the whole family.

This special day, organized by EUNIC Portugal and with the support of the European Commission Representation in Portugal and the Municipality of Óbidos, will bring 5 minute mini-talks in several languages, will test the knowledge participants and will allow participation in games, dances and the projection of short films.
We will have the silent movie "Cenere" (Feathers) by Febo Mari (1916) accompanied by live jazz music by Giovanni Ceccarelli (piano) and Marcello Allulli (sax). And also with the concert of the famous and young Austrian cellist Lukas Lauermann.

On this same day, in which Galician drum and bagpipes will echo through the streets of Óbidos, the special commemorative edition of the European Year of Cultural Heritage of Anthology will also be launched «Literature-Comparative World II: The World Read: Europe» , of the Comparative Studies Center of the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon, and of the Portuguese version of the book "Grays" (1904) by Grazia Deledda (Italian writer awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1926), published by Sibila Publications and presented by writer Inês Pedrosa.
The activities of the European Day of Languages ​​are concentrated in Praça de Santa Maria, José Saramago House, Santiago Bookstore, Casa da Música, Mercado Bookstore and Terreiro in Óbidos village and participants will have the opportunity to interact with 14 European languages: German, Czech, Croatian, Spanish (Castilian, Catalan and Galician), Finnish, French, Gaelic, Georgian, Greek, Italian, English, Polish, Portuguese and Romanian.

About the European Day of Languages

The European Day of Languages ​​was established in the European Year of Languages ​​in 2001 on the initiative of the Council of Europe and the European Commission, with the aim of celebrating and preserving linguistic diversity as a wealth of Europe's common heritage. This year the event is also held as part of the celebrations of the European Year of Cultural Heritage.

Monday, 24 September 2018 10:41

Sublime influences

The Art Gallery of the Convento Espírito Santo, in Loulé, receives from September 24th to November 3rd, the exhibition "Influences Sublimes", by the artist Rico Sequeira.

In this exhibition cohabit painting drawing, which the artist titled sublime influences.
"In principle there is nothing, then there is a deep nothing, then a deep indigo black blue, there is no sketch, no drawing, no line, and outlines; there is no form of foreground figure, there is no volume or mass mass; there is no cylinder, sphere, cone, cube, or triangle, there are no colors, light, shadow, lack is spaces and movements, there are no symbols or images. "
The exhibition opens this Friday at 6:00 p.m., and can be visited from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. From October 2, the schedule is as follows: Tuesday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Admission is free.

Wednesday, 05 September 2018 13:06

September on the TMBD

As usual, with the new season is also born an agenda with new graphics and new highlights.
In the course of the last few years, plans for the 2018/2019 season will continue to focus on an eclectic program that caters to a wide range of audiences and can also cover various forms of artistic expression such as dance, music, theater , conferences, exhibitions, journeys, documentaries, festivals, guided tours and staged visits. A continuing effort to make access to culture increasingly democratic and inclusive.

Monday, 27 August 2018 10:54

Feets of the floor

The AFID Difference Foundation closes the exhibition season with the artistic show "Pés Fora do Chão", written by the Foundation's artists, which will be open until August 31 at the Thalia Theater.

The AFID Difference Foundation debuted for the first time at the Thalía Theater with this fifth large exhibition of works by young people from the AFID Difference Foundation in 2018, having already exhibited in other art galleries such as Artur Bual, Arte da Terra, Museu of the East, Medeiros and Almeida House Museum and now Thalía Theater.

"The AFID Difference Foundation's Occupational Activity Center closes this year with a golden key. Feet Outside the Floor is the title of this show that invites us to enthusiastically celebrate the work of our artists and brings to the public some new and bold works. Prepared for this moment, there will be an installation realized in partnership by the paper and weaving workshops, "explains Nuno Lacerda, coordinator of the Atelier de Pintura of the AFID Difference Foundation.

Saturday, 04 August 2018 18:43


The exhibition Melancholy by Hélder Folgado, a partnership project between the MUDAS.Museum of Contemporary Art in Madeira and the Galeria dos Prazeres. This show will have simultaneous opening in the two cultural spaces on 11th August.

Galeria do MUDAS.Museu de Arte Contemporânea - 18h00 | Galeria dos Prazeres - 20h00

Wednesday, 01 August 2018 09:45


The SANTACURTAS'18 will be held, once again, in the House of Culture of Santa Cruz / Quinta do Revoredo, in Santa Cruz.

Our annual project was created in 2015 and presents itself as a distinctly contemporary reinterpretation of a Film Show, which took place in the 1990s in this same space. This new approach intends to implement a cinematic dynamic of continuity and appreciation of our cultural pole. We intend to provide the opportunity for a different movie experience, exchanging ideas and sensations, in our open-air auditorium, against the background of the sea and the Desertas Islands, listening to the sweet murmur of the waves in the rolled rock, at the same time as the farmer can contemplate the gardens of this old holiday farm.
The aim of the Film Festival is to present short films and documentaries that are outside the commercial circuit, alternative and author, contributing to the creation and training of new audiences and, at the same time, filling the lack of an alternative cinema that satisfies an audience more demanding.

It's already Friday! By 9:30 pm, we will have the Premiere of SANTAcurtas, with a special focus on Portuguese cinematography! Show up is free!

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