Monday, 15 December 2014

Cultural Weekend in Lisbon

As Christmas approaches Lisbon is becoming more and more active in cultural activities. After the premier of the multimedia show “The Fabulous Christmas Wish” that we talked about last week, this weekend we suggest 2 more events that will elevate your spirit.

We start with the all-time famous “Swan Lake”, a ballet on ice, that will take place on the 19th and 20th of December, in Belém Cultural Center.

The Usmanov Classical Russian Ballet offers us a ballet that combines the classical ballet with figure skating (on artificial ice). With music by Tchaikovsky, “Swan Lake” is a ballet in four acts and tells the story of a prince who falls in love with a girl swan, living an impossible but endearing love. Danced in ballet shoes and ice skates, “Swan Lake” is the show to (re) discover. 

Our second proposal, taking place on 19th, 20th and 21st of December at the Grande Auditório Calouste Gulbenkian, goes to the Christmas concert by the Gulbenkian Choir and Orchestra

The oratory Elijah by the Mendelssohn was the work chosen. Recorded by the choir in 1995 with the Gulbenkian Orchestra conducted by Michel Corboz, this piece, inspired on the biblical episodes told by the prophet Elijah, was originally composed in 1846, having premiered to great success in the British city of Birmingham, in the same year.

Choose one or attend both, either way it is a treat you can’t ignore.

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

The Fabulous Christmas Wish

Lisbon is the place to be during the Christmas season. Once again the Terreiro do Paço is home to an unforgettable show of lights and colors.

From the 14th to the 23rd of December, the Comércio Square receives a multimedia show that symbolizes the Christmas spirit. A fantastic story lived by a group of children, surprised by the personification of "Christmas Wish" which defies them to make real universal wishes such as Love, Happiness, Friendship and Peace.

With a new look at some of the most significant icons of the capital, accompanied by graphics from André Letria and music from contemporary artists, "Fabulous Christmas Wish" promises to transform Lisbon through the magic of this joyful season.

With sessions at 19.00, 20.00 and 21.00, the show will be displayed on the facade of the arch of Rua Augusta and is complemented with a new 360º projection on the central statue of the square.

Come to Terreiro do Paço ... and make a wish!

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Tomis are out there!

As being one of the most visited cities in Europe, Lisbon cannot fall behind in terms of innovation and so, in the last week, 34 Tomis were distributed in the major subway stations in Lisbon.

What is a Tomi you may ask? A Tomi is a kind of interactive billboard with space for advertising,
cultural agenda, news, a shopping and services directory and even for a selfie.

This is a Portuguese innovation, produced by TomiWorld, a company from Viseu. The billboard was designed to meet the needs of people, living or visiting the city, for information, allowing the possibility of integration with the smartphone.

The use of this interactive billboard is free of charge and provides information about the city, public transportation, places of interest such as restaurants or hotels, cultural events taking place in town and local news.

In the transportation section, for instance, simply enter your destination and Tomi indicates the best itineraries, taking into account the duration and transport use. This information can be shared by email or on a social network.

Tomis can be found in the following metro stations:

Colégio Militar
Jardim Zoológico
São Sebastião
Baixa Chiado
Terreiro do Paço
Santa Apolónia
Campo Grande
Cidade Universitária
Campo Pequeno
Marquês Pombal
Cais do Sodré

Monday, 24 November 2014

Vodafone Mexefest 2014

This weekend the Avenida da Liberdade will shake Lisbon with music from all kinds.

The Vodafone Mexefest is back with its 2014 edition and with 4 new spaces. Palácio Foz and Garagem Epal are the spaces that will receive the festival for the first time, on the other hand Ritz Clube and Starbucks are returning to the program.

The number of venues on Avenida Liberdade and its surroundings will be vast. These places will fill up to the sound of the best music of the most varied genres. The list of performers is complete and confirms the festival’s artistic diversity and above all the consistent quality of the stars on show: St. Vincent, Perfume Genius, Sharon Van Etten, tUnE-yArDs, Wild Beasts, Clã & Convidados and Capicua.

Find here the complete list of artists.