Lagos celebrates the Portuguese Language and Lusophone Culture

Lagos celebrates the Portuguese Language and Lusophone Culture


The Municipal Library of Lagos – Júlio Dantas has prepared a program to celebrate the date, marked annually on May 5, which includes literature, cinema, music and conversations around books. These initiatives come in addition to others that mark the return to face-to-face activities in the library throughout the month of May.

The World Day of Portuguese Language and Lusophone Culture was instituted in by CPLP – Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (Brazil, Portugal, Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe, and Timor-Leste) to honor the language and recognize the cultural and historical traits shared by these countries. The Municipal Library of Lagos, which this year celebrates 30 years of existence, is associated with the celebrations.

Between the 4th and the 8th of May, the “Espalha-Mundo” Cinema and Lusophone Cycle will take place, with the exhibition of the films “The Architect and the Old Town”, by Catarina Alves Costa (day 4, at 6:30 pm), "Letters of War", by Ivo Ferreira (day 6, at 6:30 pm) and “Alda and Maria – Here Everything is OK”, by Pocas Pascoal (day 8, at 3:15 pm).

The meetings “The Library of Lost Books. Conversations that Burn ” will also refer to the day, with “Vagamundo Portuguese: The origin of the Portuguese language and its travels around the world”, a lecture to discuss ideas with Fernando Venâncio and Marco Neves (May 5, 9:30 pm).

On the 8th (at 17h00), it is the turn of “Both (a) sea”, a conversation with Angolan director Pocas Pascoal moderated by Angolan writer Branca Clara das Neves. To close the schedule of these celebrations, the next day, at 4 pm, the show will take place "What's up?", where the Portuguese language is extolled in its different accents to the sound of guitars, percussion and the words of Dany Silva (Cape Verde), Mick Trovoada (Angola), Guto Pires (Guinea), Mingo Rangel (Mozambique) and João Mouro ( Portugal).

During the month of May, other initiatives related to literature and well-being will take place, namely the sessions "Tales from Mouth to Ear" (May 2, 11 am) and “The Place Where Words Live” (May 2, 3:30 pm), with Cristina Taquelim, “Guided Mediation to the Sound of Tibetan Bowls, Gong and Other Sounds”, with Sandra Marreiros (May 22, 10:30 am), “How to Edit a Book: Author's Edition”, with Jorge Serafim (May 22, 2:00 pm) and "The Therapeutic Power of the 4 Natural Elements", with Sofia Loureiro (May 29, 3:00 pm). The May program ends on the 30th (4:00 pm) with the presentation of the book "The Sea and its arts" with the presence of the author João Neves and presented by Marco Vicente.

All activities in the library are free. However, to ensure the safety of all participants and compliance with current health standards, the initiatives are limited in capacity and require mandatory prior registration which can be done by calling 282 767 816, message via the library's facebook page or email [email protected]

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