The Municipality Day of Loulé was marked by the signing of protocols related to the ABC Loulé Active Life Health & Research and for the presentation of the Literary Prize to Pedro Mexia.
The Day of the Municipality should be a day of "recognition and exaltation to institutions, associations, companies and citizens". The opening words of Vítor Aleixo, Mayor of Loulé, at the Commemorative Session of the Municipality Day, which took place yesterday morning (May 30), in the Hall of the Municipal Assembly.
The Loulean mayor made a positive assessment of the work carried out in the municipality and pointed to the municipality of Loulé as a "future-oriented council".
"We are designing and investing a lot, in a planned, structured and conscious way," said Vítor Aleixo in his speech.
"Loulé is increasingly a modern, competitive, internationally recognized city, geared towards the future of its territory, but above all of its people," concluded the mayor.
Pedro Mexia wins Literary Prize
In a week dedicated to the municipality of Loulé, the attribution of the Literary Prize of Chronicles to Pedro Mexia marked the Commemorative Session of the Day of the Municipality.
A jury made up of Carina Infante do Carmo, Isabel Cristina Rodrigues and Liberto Cruz decided unanimously to award the APE / C.M Literary Grand Prize. of Loulé – Chronic and Scattered Literary to the book "Lá Fora", by Pedro Mexia (Ink-of-China).
The Gran Premio de Crónica e Dispersos Literários, established by the Portuguese Association of Writers with the sponsorship of the Municipality of Loulé, is destined to annually award a work in Portuguese, by a Portuguese author, published in a book and first edition in Portugal, in the year of 2018.
The Grand Prize for Chronic and Dispersed Literary has already distinguished authors José Tolentino Mendonça, Rui Cardoso Martins and Mário Cláudio.
Pedro Mexia was born in Lisbon in 1972. He graduated in Law from the Catholic University. Literary critic and chronicler in the newspapers "Diário de Notícias" and "Público", he writes in the weekly "Expresso". He is one of the members of the "Government Shadow" (TSF / TVI24), and co-author, with Inês Meneses, of "PBX", a Radar program and podcast of "Expresso". He was deputy director and acting director of the Cinemateca Portuguesa.
He published six poetry books, anthologized in "Menos por Menos" (2011), which followed "Once Upon a Time" (2015). He edited the volumes of newspapers "Out of the World" (2004), "Proof of Life" (2007), "Civil Status" (2009) and "Dry Law" (2014), and "First Person" ), "Nothing of Melancholy" (2008), "The Lives of Others" (2010), "The World of the Living" (2012), "Cinematheque" (2013) and "Library" (2015). In Brazil, they left "I wanted more is that it rains" (chronicles, 2015) and "Contratempo" (poetry, 2016).
ABC Loulé Active Life celebrated protocols
The president of the Parliamentary Commission on Education and Science, Alexandre Quintanilha, was present in Loulé, where he participated in the protocols and presentation of the ABC Loulé Active Life Health & Research project.
The deputy who presides, in the hemicycle, to these areas directly linked to the project joined the event on behalf of the Assembly of the Republic.
The ABC – Loulé Active Life Health & Research is a partnership between the Algarve Biomedical Center and the Municipality of Loulé. It will be born as a structure in favor of science, with the aim of resolving several gaps that have existed for decades in this region related to research, especially in the health sector. On the other hand, the aim is that this project will provide better health care to those who live here and the thousands of tourists who visit the Algarve throughout the year.
The Algarve Medical Entomology Research Center, the National Public Bank of Umbilical Cord Cells, the Seroteca or the Center for Training and Simulation of Donation and Transplantation of Organs and Tissues and Cells are some of the structures that will work here.
"The man who only wanted to be Tóssan"
Until August 31st, the exhibition "The man who only wanted to be Tóssan" will be open to the public, at the Art Gallery of the Convento Espírito Santo, in Loulé, which deals with the life and work of this important man of the arts of Algarve origin.
The exhibition alluding to the work of Tóssan opened to the public yesterday (May 30), as part of the commemorations of the Municipality Day of Loulé.
Tóssan would have liked the coincidence: the 30th of May, the day of his birthday, closes the centenary of his birth and opens, during the municipal holiday, an exhibition of his life and work, in the city where he left indelible memory and talent in the decoration of old courtship carnival.
The exhibition, besides going through his illustrious journey in the Portuguese visual arts, shows his deep admiration and brotherly relationship with the poet António Aleixo.
Tossán (António Fernando dos Santos) was born in Vila Real de Santo António in 1918 and died in Lisbon in 1991. He was a multifaceted man who dedicated his life to art as a painter, illustrator, set designer, humorist, decorator, designer and graphic. But what stood out to him was his enormous talent and his way of being fun, sharp and storyteller.
The exhibition can be visited from Tuesday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.