Exhibit "As ilhas do Ouro Branco” (The islands of the White Gold)
15 November 2017 - 30 March 2018
Venue: Lisboa
Preço: 6€

Until the 18th of March 2018, the Museum of Ancient Art of Lisbon will host the exhibition “As ilhas do Ouro Branco” (The islands of the White Gold).

The Madeiran Art Commission (15th - 16th centuries) “is the initiative that began as a celebration of the 600th anniversary of the Discovery of Madeira and Porto Santo and whose exhibition brings together a total of 86 works never before gathered in the same museum space, in a rich display of the Region’s artistic heritage.”
 
The exhibition covers six centuries of history and places a particular emphasis on the period of the introduction and large-scale development of sugarcane cultivation in the Madeiran archipelago in the late fifteenth century and the early stages of its export to Lisbon and then to the rest of Europe through the ports of Flanders, Bruges and Antwerp, where merchants traded “white gold” for mostly religious art pieces, including sculptures, paintings and religious jewellery.
 
Highlights of the pieces on display include the “Virgin and Child” (15th century), the Altarpiece of the Magi (16th century) and the Triptych of Our Lady of Mercy flanked by Saints Christopher, Paul, Peter and Sebastian by Jan Provost of the Flemish school, dated 1529.
 
600th Anniversary Programme - Official Presentation
20 March 2018
Venue: Porto Santo
Preço: Gratuito

Official Presentation of the 600th Anniversary of the Discovery of Madeira and Porto Santo islands' programme

The Official Programme of the 600th anniversary Celebrations of the Discovery of Madeira and Porto Santo is presented to the public today in Porto Santo island. The Celebrations, which will take place between 2018 and 2020 and are included in the Governement Programme for the current political term, are considered a cultural priority and are intended to be inclusive os all sectors of society so as to achieve the type of national and international projection that can confirm Madeira's role as source of cultural, historical and intellectual development. 

 

Read the Ceremony's Programme here.

Cycle of Concerts "Music in Nature" - Calheta Beach
6 April 2018
Venue: Porto Santo - Calheta Beach
Preço: Gratuito

Three concerts held in emblematic nature areas of Porto Santo island, identified as safe, accessible and areas of interest: Calheta beach.

Three distinct and eclectic groups and musicians were invited to perform in this Cycle of Concerts taking place in Porto Santo island. 
EcoTrio (Jazz) - Trumpet; Guitar; Contrabass.
• Vítor Sardinha & Nuno Nicolau (Traditional / World Music) - "Violas de arame" (string guitar); Rajão
• Triângulo (World Music) - Accordion; Guitar; Bass-guitar; Percussion.


CONCERT -  Calheta beach - April 6th, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
Sunset Concert to the sound of the guest Trio under the light coming from west side of Porto Santo island.Taken into account, the fact that the low tide is at 6.49 p.m, ensuring a greater range of the beach area, where the concert will be held.

 

Established in 2015, the EcoTrio band was launched with the purpose of bringing the sounds of jazz over to new locations. This is an itinerant and solid trio formation consisted by Alexandre Andrade (Trumpet); Vitor Anjo (Guitar) and João Sousa (Contrabass).
 
The band first stable line-up begun with Miles Davis in "Birth of The Cool" called West Coast Jazz.
 
Chet Baker, along with Philip Catherine (guitar) and Jean Louis Rassinfosse (bass), reformed the band first alignment into a trio, deprived of drums, creating "a sharp and subtle sense of swing without reverie" but with a great deal of lyricism.
 
 
 
CONCERT PROGRAMME:
 

•Whisper Not…………………….…………..B. Golson

•It Could Happen to You………….Jimmy Van-Heusen

•All The Things You Are………………...JeromeKern

•I´ll Be Seeing You……………………….SammyFain

•Manhã de Carnaval……………………….Luís Bonda

•Garota de Ipanema……………..António Carlos-Jobim

•Wave……………………………António Carlos Jobim

•Just Friends……………………………...John Klenner

•Take The A Train……………………..BillyStrayhorn

 

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Cycle of Concerts "Music in Nature" - Portela viewpoint
7 April 2018
Venue: Porto Santo - Portela viewpoint
Preço: Gratuito

Three concerts held in emblematic nature areas of Porto Santo island, identified as safe, accessible and areas of interest: Portela viewpoint

Three distinct and eclectic groups and musicians were invited to perform in this Cycle of Concerts taking place in Porto Santo island. 
• EcoTrio (Jazz) - Trumpet; Guitar; Contrabass.
Vítor Sardinha & Nuno Nicolau (Traditional / World Music) - "Violas de arame" (strings guitar); Rajão
• Triângulo (World Music) - Accordion; Guitar; Bass-guitar; Percussion.

 

CONCERT -  Portela viewpoint - April 7th, 2018, 8:00p.m.
​Taking advantage of the sunset over the area of “Eiras” located on the south side, while enjoying a unique moment of Madeira´s traditional and World music in one of the most beautiful panoramic views of Porto Santo island.
 
 
The musicians and composers Vítor Sardinha and Nuno Nicolau have been playing strings guitar (Viola de Arame), performing in solo both in concerts and recitals.
 
 
In 2018, they´ve undertaken a new project, promoting the Viola de Cinco Ordens in an alternative format - a duo. This approach conveys the possibility of listening to both solo compositions and joint themes, exploring several music registers, where erudite music, Jazz, and the traditional Portuguese and Brazilian Chorinho, bring a different feel and sound. 
Furthermore, their entire repertoire is integrated in the Atlantic Lusophony and the dynamics of the Viola de Cinco Ordens in recent years seeking their place in the history of music of a vast geographical area – from Minho (northern Portugal), to Rio Grande do Sul (southern Brazil), to the archipelagos of the Azores, Madeira and Cape Verde since the early days of settlement.
 
 
The Viola de Arame (is a five-stringed Portuguese guitar also known as Baroque guitar) is associated to Madeira and Porto Santo musical traditions, a mandatory instrument, in both Charamba and in the Baile da Meia Volta music styles, recognised as the most emblematic musical instrument of Porto Santo island, and unique in Portugal.

 

 

CONCERT PROGRAMME:

 

• "Do outro lado do mar"

•"Águas Mansas"

•"Ilhas afortunadas"

•"Valsinha do Regedor"

•"Valsa de embalar"

•"Rabaçal"

• "Fortaleza"

•"Pavão e Victória"

•"Caminhos da viola"

•"Chamarrita"

•"Levadas da Laurissilva"

• "Mares Cruzados"

•"Ribeiras de Lágrimas"

•"Encostado Norte"

• "As bordadeiras"

 

(Vitor Sardinha and Nuno Nicolau – Original repertoire )

 

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Cycle of Concerts - Pedreira
8 April 2018
Venue: Porto Santo - Pedreira
Preço: Gratuito

Three concerts held in emblematic nature areas of Porto Santo island, identified as safe, accessible and areas of interest: Pedreira

Three distinct and eclectic groups and musicians were invited to perform in this Cycle of Concerts taking place in Porto Santo island. 
• EcoTrio (Jazz) - Trumpet; Guitar; Contrabass.
• Vítor Sardinha & Nuno Nicolau (Traditional / World Music) - "Violas de arame" (strings guitar); Rajão
• Triângulo (World Music) - Accordion; Guitar; Bass-guitar; Percussion.
 
 
CONCERT - Pedreira -  April 8th, 2018​, 7:40a.m.
Sunrise concert, while enyoing the excellent light exposure over Vila Baleira.

 

The musical references of this group is vast, based on additional experiences and artistic backgrounds undertaken by the following musicians: Slobodan Sarcevic (Accordion); Rodolfo Cró (Guitar); Carlos Figueira (bass guitar); Duarte Salgado (Percussion). Thus, and based on their personal thoughts, ideas, the band Triangle presents different sonorities, performing a varied repertoire, based on popular music from different countries. Balkan music, tango or French music make up the musical interpretation explored by this group.

 

CONCERT PROGRAMME:

 

• Viaggio.................................................Richard Galliano

• Christopher´s Bossa..............................Richard Galliano

• Tango pour Claude...............................Richard Galliano

• Oblivion...................................................Astor Piazzolla

• Adios Nonino...........................................Astor Piazzolla

• Suite hellenique........................................Pedro Iturralde

• Balkan Rhapsody......................................Pedro Iturralde

• Whiskey Before Breakfe.................Tradicional Irlandesa

 

Entity responsible for the event production 

Presentation 600 Anniversary of the Discovery of Madeira and Porto Santo Islands
12 April 2018
Venue: Infoart gallery
Preço: Gratuito

Official presentation of the brand and communication campaign regarding the commemorations of the 600 Anniversary of the Discovery of Madeira and Porto Santo Islands.

Rally Porto Santo Line
13 April 2018 - 14 April 2018
Venue: Madeira
Preço: Gratuito

600 years cellebrations are present at Porto Santo Line Rally .

The 600 years of the Discovery of Madeira and Porto Santo celebrations are present at Porto Santo Line Rally, on April 13th and 14th.

The Executive Committee president, Dr. Guilherme Silva, will deliver the prizes for the first 3 winners.

the 20th edition of the Porto Santo Line Rally 2018, is the second race of Madeira's rally championship.

“HISTORY AND CREATIVITY"
17 April 2018 - 19 April 2018
Venue: Porto Santo
Preço: Gratuito

Children and youth Cartooning Activities- Porto Santo island

A set of activities programmed for children and youth, held in Porto Santo island, aiming to raise public awareness regarding the archipelago's historical wealth and encouraging the artistic talent of local youngsters in the area cartooning, based on texts about Porto Santo, taken from the book "The Saudades da Terra" and the collection "As Fantásticas Histórias da Madeira”, published by the Sétima Dimensão bookshop.

The event includes various activities taking place on four local schools, covering a wide range of activities, planned as to enhance the creative process and artistic feeling for both children and youth.

To be held between 17 and 19 April, the campaign includes activities in 4 local schools and various other activities to promote and enhance the creative process and raise historical awareness among young people.
 
All materials use excerpts from texts on the History of Madeira, as well as quotations from notable authors in this area, including:
- 'As Saudades da Terra, Livro II', by Gaspar Frutuoso, 1873 edition with annotations by Álvaro Rodrigues de Azevedo;
- 'Descobrimento da Ilha da Madeira', by Canon Jerónimo Dias Leite, 2016 edition by Imprensa Académica, with commentary by Cristina Trindade, Raimundo Quintal and Rui Carita;
- 'História da Madeira, Volume I, Século XV - Matriz da Expansão Portuguesa', by Rui Carita;
- Texts from the 'Passos na Calçada' blog by Nelson Veríssimo.
“HAPPY ISLAND”
17 April 2018 - 19 April 2018
Venue: Porto Santo
Preço: Gratuito

Artistic residence with the group "Dançando com a Diferença" for the coreographer La Ribot.

The artistic residence in Porto Santo island is the scope for a Contemporary Dance show.
 
Choreography: By La Ribot for “Dançando com a Diferença” dance group.
Co-production: Cia. La Ribot in collaboration with “Dançando com a Diferença” dance group, an event sponsored by the 600 Years Celebrations  committee.

 

As an internationally renowned artist known for multidisciplinary and unique work within contemporary art, La Ribot, began his work in July 2017, at the invitation of “Dançando com a Diferença” artistic direction,formed by a group of small artistic residences located in the Autonomous Region of Madeira, getting to know more details about the artistic work of this dance group.

Captivated by the quality of work and the unique dynamics of this group La Ribot agrees to lead this show as a co-production between the two companies, Cia. LA RIBOT and “Dançando com a Diferença”. This formation will set the difference for its uniqueness considering that this event will represent his first experience with a cast of dancers with special needs, the group HAPPY ISLAND.
 
Apresentação da Festa da Flor
17 April 2018 - 17 April 2018
Venue: Madeira
Preço: Gratuito

The Flower Festival promises 4 weeks of great entertainment.

Following the commemorations of the 600th anniversary of the discovery of the Madeira and Porto Santo islands, the Flower Festival will be held for the fiirst time over the course of four consecutive weeks. 
From April,19  to May 13 the Flower Festival festivities will feature outstanding entertainment and activities held not only in downtown Funchal but throughout  the region, with several official goverment endevours promoted in tribute to "the flowers". 
 
The event programme was presented this afternoon's during the official event conference by Regional Secretary for Tourism, Mrs. Paula Cabaço, with special reference to some of its main highlights such as the Wall of Hope Ceremony (21 April), the Great Allegorical Flower Parade (22 April), the Wall of Solidarity Ceremony (27 April), the Madeira Car Parade (29 April), Concerts in Homage to the Flower (5 and 6 May). This year´s programme integrates some novelties programmed for the fourth and final week of the event (between 10 and 13 May), namely the installation of Flower instalattions to be placed at Praça do Povo and also along Avenida Sá Carneiro area.
 
Other attractions featured in the official programme included the making of Flower Carpets, the Flower and Regional Foods Markets, the Madeira Embroidery and Regional Handicrafts Exhibition and the varied entertainment that will take place in the Largo da Restauração, presented by the IVBAM. There will also be entertainment throughout the duration of this event at Praça do Povo and the 63rd Flower Exhibition – Flower Pavilion, organised by the Regional Secretariat for Agriculture and Fisheries.
According to a poll conducted by the Regional Tourism Directoratein in the last week of March the overall rate of hotel occupancy was at the time, over 85%. Another poll is programmed for the following thursday, on occasion of the official opening day of this festival.
Flower Festival 2018: "Madeira - 600 years in blossom"
19 April 2018 - 13 May 2018
Venue: Madeira
Preço: Gratuito

The Flower Festival is a tribute to spring, and the celebration of metamorphosis and rebirth, fertility and the abundance of the flowers that colour, perfume and inebriate the surrounding environment and that give value and take the good name of this tourist destination across borders.

Find out more about what to expect from the Madeira Flower Festival, which will take place between the 19th of April and the 13th of May:
 
Saturday
On Saturday morning the Children's Parade takes place, in which hundreds of children, dressed for the occasion, parade to Praça do Município to build a beautiful flower mural symbolically named “Wall of Hope”.
This initiative, which has been held for over three decades, combines childhood innocence and the delicacy of flowers in a ceremony calling for peace in the world. Each child takes a flower and the ceremony usually culminates with a release of doves and a children's show.
 
Friday to Sunday
On Sunday afternoon, the streets of Funchal city centre are once again filled with music, colour and soft aromas, with the sumptuous float parade, which harmoniously combines numerous floral species with blooming decorations full of creativity. The Flower Festival Float Parade, held since 1979, is one of the most striking and eagerly anticipated events of the entire festival, for tourists and residents alike. This event is known for the magnificence and splendour of the floats and costumes of the hundreds of participants, mostly children, richly adorned with numerous, varied and magnificent floral species, parading along a planned route to the sound of festive musical themes and performing both simple and elaborate choreographies.

The Flower Festival is also a cultural event. Tradition is particularly associated with the event, whether through the performances of folk groups, or through the construction of the beautiful floral carpets. At the same time, homage is paid to flowers at the magnificent Flower Exhibition and the city is animated with music concerts and variety shows.
 
Other initiatives that are included on the schedule:
 
 

Flower Market
The flower market contributes to raise public awareness to the countless ornamental and floral species on the island. Visitors and locals can buy them in a picturesque setting.

Flower Exhibition and Workshops

The Flower Exhibition is held in the centre of Funchal, at Praça do Povo. This exhibition is an extension of the exhibit held at the former Ateneu Comercial of Funchal. This unique flower display shows the finest flowers grown with much care and devotion, all around Madeira. The flowers in display are judged under various categories and the best are awarded prizes by a panel of experts.

In addition the Praça do Povo will also be the centre stage of several workshops and crafts exhibits.


Flower Carpets and Decorations
The abundance of Madeiran flora has greatly contributed to the establishing of this art form. This traditional creation of flower carpets thrives a little bit throughout the island and had its origins in the decoration of religious processions. Due to its undeniable beauty and detail, for the past several years, the flower carpets have been reproduced on the streets for the Flower Festival, establishing alongside the floral sculptures, a major contribution to the magnificence of the city’s decorations, as their careful construction is shared and admired by visiting tourists. These wonderful pieces of floral art are displayed in the central walkways of Avenida Arriaga.

Madeira Auto Parade
The “Madeira Auto Parade" is an exclusive event that integrates the Flower Festival festivities. Organized by the Association "The Classic Motor Exhibition" - ACME and the Clube Carocha da Madeira, this enterprise intends to join both the glamour of classic vehicles and motorcycles, alongside with the flowers of Madeira, incorporating one of the largest exhibitions, and national restoration and elegance contests, an opportunity to admire some of the best vehicles and auto parts, which will be on display at Avenida Francisco Sá Carneiro.
The vehicles registered in this parade, will circulate in pairs, an exhibition that will promote moments of pure entertainment, colour and beauty promoted by various musical bands and extras, dressed in costumes inspired by the flowers of Madeira.

 

Download here the programme for the Flower Festival 2018.

 

Download here the Flower Festival Parade route.

Openday 2018
5 May 2018
Venue: Bruxelas
Preço: Gratuito

Brussels, European Union political capital served as center stage to promote our region to other countries and regions members of the European Community an event integrated within programme for the celebrations of the 600th anniversary of the Discovery of Madeira and Porto Santo islands.

On May 5th, last the Madeira Regional Government took part in the event Open Day 2018, an endevour held in Brussels under the theme of the "European Year of Cultural Heritage". 
This initiative sought to bring together and to invite member countries of the EU as to partake in these commemorations but also, to promote our islands among the many thousands of visitors that visited the European Council building.
This was an excellent opportunity to give greater visibility to the celebrations of the 600th anniversary of the Discovery of  Madeira and Porto Santo Islands. The event included a photographic exhibition of the region's cultural heritage and a promotional video specifically made for the occasion, a showcase of typical regional products and cuisine, in addition to a distribuition of promotional brochures depicting general tourist information and tips on experiences not to be missed by visitors during their holiday in both Madeira and Porto Santo Islands.
Maria Monda Concert - "600 years in Blossom"
5 May 2018
Venue: Forte de São Tiago
Preço: Gratuito

This is a concert by the female trio designated - " A Monda Teatro- Música’" composed by the following elements, Sofia Adriana Portugal, Susana Quaresma and Tânia Cardoso.

Launched in  2015, this project directed to all types of audiences mixing Theater and Music, scenic and musical research, as well as the discovery of polyphonic singing.

'That cloud and the others - story and dance', Casa Museu Frederico de Freitas
6 May 2018
Venue: Casa Museu Frederico de Freitas
Preço: Gratuito

A project for families by "A Monda Teatro Música" group.

"DISCOVERING MUSIC"
10 May 2018
Venue: Auditório do Centro Cultural e de Congressos do Porto Santo
Preço: Gratuito

“Discovering Music” is a project designed for children and youth, combining both culture and history, with music.

Public: children and youth

Timetable: 2pm to 6pm (2 sessions)

Project coordinator: Paulo Jorge Viegas Anselmo

 

“Discovering Music” is a project designed for children and youth, combining both culture and history, with music. This project, developed in partnership with schools, has a main purpose, which is to promote a first contact between children and music as well as with a selection of orchestra instruments.

 

In each session students will be introduced to instruments, so that they can learn their playing method, tone and the musical family that they belong to. Afterwards, several compositions will be interpreted with the presented instruments, creating an interaction with the public and giving children the opportunity to try out the instruments and not just listening to it.

 

In addition, films will be projected, an occasion when children will be able to identify some of the instruments previously presented, closing each session with an interactive game with the orchestra.

 

These sessions intend to raise children´s interest and awareness for the relevant role of music in people´s lives and hence motivate their learning skills.

Flower Installations
10 May 2018 - 13 May 2018
Venue: Praça do Povo e Avenida Francisco Sá Carneiro
Preço: Gratuito

2018 Flower Festival is on its final week.

Between the 10th and 13th of May, it will be on display in two different locations at Funchal flower Installations, dedicated to this year's theme "600 years in blossom". 

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“Discovering Music”
11 May 2018
Venue: Auditório do Centro Cultural e de Congressos do Porto Santo
Preço: Gratuito

“Discovering Music” is a project designed for children and youth, combining both culture and history, with music.

Public: children and youth

Timetable: 9am to 12:30pm (2 sessions) and 2pm to 6pm (2 sessions)

Project coordinator: Paulo Jorge Viegas Anselmo

 

This project, developed in partnership with schools, has a main purpose, which is to promote a first contact between children and music as well as with a selection of orchestra instruments.
 
In each session students will be introduced to instruments, so that they can learn their playing method, tone and the musical family that they belong to. Afterwards, several compositions will be interpreted with the presented instruments, creating an interaction with the public and giving children the opportunity to try out the instruments and not just listening to it.
 
In addition, films will be projected, an occasion when children will be able to identify some of the instruments previously presented, closing each session with an interactive game with the orchestra.
 
These sessions intend to raise children´s interest and awareness for the relevant role of music in people´s lives and hence motivate their learning skills.

Conservatory Concerts
12 May 2018
Venue: Auditório do Centro Cultural e de Congressos do Porto Santo
Preço: Gratuito

Concert by the Academic Conservatory Orchestra

Concert by the students from the Madeira Music Conservatory at Porto Santo Cultural and Congress Center Auditorium 

Project Coordinator: Francisco José Pereira Loreto

 

During the Celebrations of the 600 Years of the Discovery of Porto Santo, it is with great pleasure that the Conservatory’s Academic Orchestra presents, for the first time, a concert on this island that could be offered in any concert stage in the world. Famous compositions like Ravel’s «Bolero» or «Phantom of the Opera» are among the symphonic repertoire.

 

When João Gonçalves Zarco discovered the island of Porto Santo in 1418, after a storm, it set the beginning of a new Era, the Discoveries, during which the Portuguese were of great importance. This discovery of new worlds significantly contributed for the appearance of the Enlightenment period in the 17th century, a fundamental matrix in the occidental world for the past few centuries. As a result, the Performing Arts, including public concerts, have taken their own space in the cultural spectre of the European people, which we are proud to be part of.

 

In this small island, “where it all began” 600 years ago, and despite the double ultra-peripherical situation that characterizes this Atlantic island, it is a reason of great joy to be able to celebrate with a Concert this stoic, brave and immortal achievement. The concert will culminate with the interpretation of Edouard Elgar’s Nº1 March.

 

Concert’s Programme:

«Bolero» de Maurice Ravel

Suite nº 1 «Carmen» de Georges Bizet

Suite nº 2 «L´Arlesienne» de Georges Bizet

«Fantasma da Opera» de Andrew Lloyd Webber

Marcha nº 1 «Pompa e Circunstância» de Edouard Elgar

The Heirs of the Donee's Captains
14 May 2018 - 20 May 2018
Venue: La Vie Shopping Center
Preço: Gratuito

Exhibition of the first Donee Captains in Madeira, Tristão, Perestrelo and Zarco.

The exhibition of the first Donee Captains in Madeira, Tristão Vaz Teixeira, Bartolomeu Perestrelo and Gonçalves Zarco is proposed in the context of the 16th Century Market project by Escola Básica e Secundária de Machico.

The purpose is to acknowledge the men who led the colonization process of these Atlantic islands.

It also serves as a mark and commemoration of Madeira’s 600 years by reviving and reinforcing the connection of the community to its heritage and its past.

Aimed for students, residents and tourists.

International Life Stories Day
16 May 2018
Venue: CEHA - Rua das Mercês 8
Preço: Gratuito

On the lnternational Life Stories Day, Centro de Estudos da História do Atlântico (CEHA) will organize a round table discussion dedicated to the memories of Porto Santo.

ln the context of the project "Memory of the People Who Make History", stories witl be told, photographs will be visualized, talking about the lsland, not always remembered, but which Ìs a fundamental part of  the Region. The round table will be atended attended by José Júlío Castro Fernandes, Bernardo Vasconcetos, Ana Teresa Klut, José Campinho, Lucília Gomes de Sousa, Rui Camacho.
The guests witl share memories of their experiences and/or visìts to the Golden lsland and Xarabanda Association will also participate with their collective archive of the lntangible Heritage, between 5pm and 6:30pm.
The tribute witl be followed by a cocktail, in the backyard and, in the tíee of life, an evocation of the memories of Porto Santo.

Golf Trophy - Madeira's 600th anniversary SGF/ACIF
18 May 2018 - 21 May 2018
Venue: Santo da Serra Golf Course, Madeira
Preço: Gratuito

This event has the goal of promoting Madeira's 600th anniversary through golf.

Event that seeks to promote Madeira as a preferential destination for the practice of golf, associating to the tournament the name and image of the celebrations of the 600 Years of the Discovery of Madeira and Porto Santo. Because it is organized in partnership with various entrepreneurial associations, the event also seeks to stimulate the local economy, including sector that may not be directly related to golf.

 

Target: Regional and national entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial associations, entrepreneurial confederations, union leaders, bankers, public institutions 

 

 

Quarto Crescente - Young musicians gathering
18 May 2018 - 19 May 2018
Venue: Praça do Povo
Preço: Gratuito

This event includes ten performances by a group of young musicians to be held over the course of two nights,

Each of the 10 groups of young students partaking in the event are considered especially talented in their respective musical areas, ranging from classical music to traditional music, including jazz and pop-rock.
The concert aims to provide the general public with free access to different genres of music and to promote the quality of regional training in different musical genres.
All participants are students from the Conservatório - Escola Profissional das Artes da Madeira, the Gabinete Coordenador de Educação Artística, Estúdio 21 and the GIG - Escola de Artes.
 
Programme:
18 May
9pm – CEPAM Wind Orchestra
930pm – GIG school 
10pm – CEPAM Academic Orchestra
1030pm – GIG school 
11pm – CEPAM Jazz Orchestra 
 
19 May
9pm – DSEAM Accordion Ensemble
930pm – Estúdio 21 
10pm – DSEAM Si Que Brade
1030pm – Estúdio 21 
11pm – CEPAM Jazz Combo

The Heirs of the Donee's Captains
21 May 2018 - 30 May 2018
Venue: Madeira Airport
Preço: Gratuito

Exhibition of the first Donee Captains in Madeira, Tristão, Perestrelo and Zarco.

The exhibition of the first Donee Captains in Madeira, Tristão Vaz Teixeira, Bartolomeu Perestrelo and Gonçalves Zarco is proposed in the context of the 16th Century Market project by Escola Básica e Secundária de Machico.

The purpose is to acknowledge the men who led the colonization process of these Atlantic islands.

It also serves as a mark and commemoration of Madeira’s 600 years by reviving and reinforcing the connection of the community to its heritage and its past.

Aimed for students, residents and tourists.

Colloquium 'Autonomy and Statutory Evolution'
28 May 2018
Venue: Madeira Legislative Assembly
Preço: Gratuito

Event that seeks to debate, with the help and guidance of renowned academics in matters of Autonomy, the history of the evolution of the madeiran autonomic regime, as well as the challenges that it currently faces.

International Archives Day
8 June 2018
Venue: Madeira Regional Archive and Public Library (ABM)
Preço: Gratuito

To mark the International Archives Day, celebrated on June 9th, the ABM carries out an initiative, divided into three different moments, honoring in this way the Island of Porto Santo.

Programme: 

1) Conference Pozolana, PXO: between terrain and archive, by Jorge Freitas Branco, from the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE).
2) Documental exhibition of the arquive of Porto Santo Town Hall.
This exhibition is open to the public from June 8 to August 15
3) Online availability of municipal documentation of Porto Santo. 

 

Other relevant information: ABM - Caminho dos Álamos, 35, Santo António - Funchal

 

Launch of CTT new stamps collection - 600th anniversary of the Celebration of the Discovery of Porto Santo Island
22 June 2018
Venue: Porto Santo
Preço: Gratuito

Almost six hundred years after the earliest debates and declarations about the discovery of Madeira, there is no doubt that Madeira was not discovered by the Portuguese as much as it was recognised and occupied.

Is this a task less noble than one of chance, a journey into the unknown without a guide by which to ply the ocean and uncover the unknown?
 
Since the 1980s we have worked to gather all the necessary information as to better understanding this subject ,and today, after more than thirty years, we embark on new mission to learn more on this topic.
 
Venue:Town Hall "Noble Hall"
 
3.30pm – Launch of CTT new series of stamps depictin" The celebrattions of the 600th anniversary of the Discovery of Porto Santo Island".
4pm – Book launch: "The (Re)discovery/(Re)cognition of Porto Santo and Madeira", by Alberto Vieira
 
"The postage stamp is the largest multiplier of art in the world; the most democratic way of bringing art to all, wherever they are. Millions of people, whether experts or not, look at the stamps in a critical way, analysing the artist's interpretation, the quality of the printing, the techniques used, etc.
When someone describes a stamp as being "beautiful", they are expressing a complex assessment, because besides the primary intimacy of the affective relationship between the stamp's theme and the observer (the origin of the affirmation), the observer is also unconsciously evaluating the printing technique and the artist's work, the quality of the paper and its grammage, among several other varied details.
Although the history of Portugal's stamps and their design seems to contradict this (considering the great painters who have illustrated stamps through the ages), the fact is that great artists, painters and sculptors do not always make great stamp illustrators.
The extreme reduction in the scale of a work – up to 60:1 when moving from a canvas to a stamp – is not often compatible with dense formal artistic expression.
It's a very specialised technique which requires a restraint and "cleanliness" of aspect that allows any person to read and understand the themes presented on a rectangle of only 30.6 mm x 40 mm.
The degree of artistic difficulty is further heightened by the fact that it is also necessary to incorporate into the original design mandatory elements such as the name of the country, the printing house, the stamp's value etc.
Thus, the choice of original images for the stamps commemorating the "Discovery of Porto Santo Island" had to be closely monitored not only by the regional authorities but also by the art and design services of the CTT, so that the final result met the requirements of the original brief. This is a task of significant responsibility as these stamps will go around the whole world giving testimony (whether perfect or imperfect) of the event they commemorate."
Exhibition: Chorão Ramalho and Porto Santo Island
22 June 2018 - 30 July 2018
Venue: Porto Santo
Preço: Gratuito

This intervention aims to recognize the patrimonial modernist heritage, built on the island of Porto Santo; recognizing his work in Porto Santo implies identifying and preserving it so that no element is lost or is (more) damaged.

This initiative, an alert for the protection of the modernist architectural heritage, aims to distinguish what is excellent about the island of Porto Santo, in terms of modern heritage.
Raul Chorão Ramalho (1914-2002), a Portuguese architect graduated from the School of Fine Arts of Porto, has since 1945 buit  in Portugal, Azores, Macao , Brazil, Madeira ... and Porto Santo.

 

Exhibition Room of the Porto Santo Congress Centre
Untill July 30th

 

 

Water screen show - “600 Years of the Discovery of Madeira and Porto Santo”
22 June 2018
Venue: Praça do Povo - Time: 10:30pm
Preço: Gratuito

As part of the initiatives integrated in the 2018 edition of the Atlantic Festival programme, the Regional Secretariat for Tourism and Culture promotes a "Water Screen" show in honor of the 600th anniversary of the Discovery of the Islands of Madeira and Porto Santo. It is an unprecedented multimedia spectacle in the region, with the use of images in a "water screen", which aims to portray some of the most emblematic landmarks and historical moments in the history of the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo.

Water screen show - “600 Years of the Discovery of Madeira and Porto Santo”
29 June 2018
Venue: Praça do Povo - Time: 10:30pm
Preço: Gratuito

As part of the initiatives integrated in the 2018 edition of the Atlantic Festival programme, the Regional Secretariat for Tourism and Culture promotes a "Water Screen" show in honor of the 600th anniversary of the Discovery of the Islands of Madeira and Porto Santo. It is an unprecedented multimedia spectacle in the region, with the use of images in a "water screen", which aims to portray some of the most emblematic landmarks and historical moments in the history of the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo.

The Heirs of the Donee's Captains
2 July 2018 - 20 July 2018
Venue: Machico – Solar do Ribeirinho
Preço: Gratuito

Exhibition of the first Donee Captains in Madeira, Tristão, Perestrelo and Zarco.

The exhibition of the first Donee Captains in Madeira, Tristão Vaz Teixeira, Bartolomeu Perestrelo and Gonçalves Zarco is proposed in the context of the 16th Century Market project by Escola Básica e Secundária de Machico.

The purpose is to acknowledge the men who led the colonization process of these Atlantic islands.

It also serves as a mark and commemoration of Madeira’s 600 years by reviving and reinforcing the connection of the community to its heritage and its past.

Aimed for students, residents and tourists.

Regional Circuit of Traditional Canoes
11 July 2018 - 29 July 2018
Venue: Madeira
Preço: Gratuito

The Regional Canoeing Association (Associação Regional de Canoagem) continues the Regional Circuit of Traditional Canoes on the second fortnight of July.

The Regional Circuit of Canoas Tradicional, an event organized by the Regional Association of Canoeing (Associação Regional de Canoagem), and supported by the Regional Secretariat of Tourism under the scope of the Commemorations of the 600 Years of Discovery of the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo, includes four regattas, namely in Paul do Mar (30 June), Funchal (15 July), Madalena do Mar (22nd July) and Porto Moniz (29th July).
Tradicional Canoe Race in Funchal
15 July 2018 - 15 July 2018
Venue: Funchal
Preço: Gratuito

Funchal will be once again the scenery of a traditional fishing canoe race. Included in the Regional Circuit of Traditional Fishing Canoes, on July 15, a Traditional Canoe Race will be held in the Madeiran capital. This event, organized by the Associação Regional de Canoagem (Canoeing Regional Association), is supported by the Regional Secretariat of Tourism in the scope of the Celebrations of the 600 years of the Discovery of Madeira and Porto Santo Islands.

Dances with History
31 August 2018 - 31 August 2018
Venue: Palácio de São Lourenço - Funchal - 6pm
Preço: Gratuito

Dance performance.

15th century
The world arrives to Madeira
 
It was in the 15th century that the world arrived in Madeira. First to Porto Santo, then to the great island of Madeira, thus named for its many trees (Camões, Os Lusíadas, Song V).
It was the discovery of a paradise. Then came the captaincies, the people, the products. More than a paradise, the archipelago would become an open warehouse on the high seas from which Portugal and Madeira would depart for the world.
Dances with History
1 September 2018 - 1 September 2018
Venue: Fortaleza do Pico - Funchal - 6pm
Preço: Gratuito

Dance performance.

17th century
From Madeira to the world


For centuries, Madeira was a land of arrival and of departure. A paradise in the middle of the ocean, the archipelago also gave its people to the world.

Settlers, adventurers, merchants, simple and hard-working people all came from here. People of unfailing genius and courage, like João Fernandes Vieira, who in another paradise, Brazil, raised the flag of Portugal and the honour of the Madeirans.

 

Dances with History
2 September 2018 - 2 September 2018
Venue: Fortaleza do São Tiago - Funchal - 6pm
Preço: Gratuito

Dance performance.

17th century
From Madeira to the world


For centuries, Madeira was a land of arrival and of departure. A paradise in the middle of the ocean, the archipelago also gave its people to the world. Settlers, adventurers, merchants, simple and hard-working people all came from here.

People of unfailing genius and courage, like João Fernandes Vieira, who in another paradise, Brazil, raised the flag of Portugal and the honour of the Madeirans.

 

Dances with History
3 September 2018 - 3 September 2018
Venue: Porto Santo - 9pm
Preço: Gratuito

Dance performance.

15th century
The world arrives to Madeira
 
It was in the 15th century that the world arrived in Madeira. First to Porto Santo, then to the great island of Madeira, thus named for its many trees (Camões, Os Lusíadas, Song V).
It was the discovery of a paradise. Then came the captaincies, the people, the products. More than a paradise, the archipelago would become an open warehouse on the high seas from which Portugal and Madeira would depart for the world.
The Heirs of the Donee's Captains
10 September 2018 - 30 September 2018
Venue: Porto Santo
Preço: Gratuito

Exhibition of the first Donee Captains in Madeira, Tristão, Perestrelo and Zarco.

The exhibition of the first Donee Captains in Madeira, Tristão Vaz Teixeira, Bartolomeu Perestrelo and Gonçalves Zarco is proposed in the context of the 16th Century Market project by Escola Básica e Secundária de Machico.

The purpose is to acknowledge the men who led the colonization process of these Atlantic islands.

It also serves as a mark and commemoration of Madeira’s 600 years by reviving and reinforcing the connection of the community to its heritage and its past.

Aimed for students, residents and tourists.

Columbus Golf Trophy - 600th anniversary of Madeira & Porto Santo Discovery
15 September 2018
Venue: Porto Santo Golf Course
Preço: Gratuito

The event will gather on the island of Porto Santo golf lovers and enthusiasts, who, in a relaxed and friendly environment, will compete for the title of best golf player of the tournament, taking place between 9am and 3pm.

Taking place on one of the best greens in Europe, designed by the iconic Severiano Ballesteros, the event promisses to be an original way to celebrate de 600 Years of the Discovery of Madeira and Porto Santo islands, stating the unique conditions that the archipelago of Madeira has for the practice of a sport with millions of followers around the world.    

II International Poetry Meeting: Porto Santo 2018
10 October 2018 - 12 September 2018
Venue: Porto Santo
Preço: Gratuito

From October 10th to 12th, the second International Poetry Encounter will be held on the Island of Porto Santo, which will bring together about two dozen poets from different nationalities, where will be discussed the poetry and its role will in a new globalization.

Madeira Organ Festival - Funchal
19 October 2018
Venue: S. João Evangelista (Colégio´s Church)
Preço: Gratuito

9th edition - Madeira Organ Festival - six centuries of Music. in held at the S. João Evangelista (Colégio´s Church).

Integrated in the celebrations of the 600th anniversary of Madeira and Porto Santo islands' discovery, the Madeira Organ Festival presents a programme including music styles ranging from the 15th to the 21st centuries. Featuring style ranging from “primitive” polyphony to contemporary music (including local music and musicians), the festival´s programme presents the evolution of European musical taste, during the course of the 600 years of Madeira´s history. 
 
These concerts will be held in several local liturgical venues namely at the Cathedral of Funchal (Sé), Colégio´s Church, Santa Clara´s Church and Convent, S. Pedro´s Church, Church of N. S. de Guadalupe (Porto da Cruz), Church of Nossa S. da Conceição (Machico), amongst other venues, between the 19th and the 28th of October.
Madeira Organ Festival - Porto da Cruz
20 October 2018
Venue: N. S. Guadalupe Church
Preço: Gratuito

9th edition - Madeira Organ Festival - six centuries of Music. a concert held at the Church of.N. S. Guadalupe.

Integrated in the celebrations of the 600th anniversary of Madeira and Porto Santo islands' discovery, the Madeira Organ Festival presents a programme including music styles ranging from the 15th to the 21st centuries. Featuring style ranging from “primitive” polyphony to contemporary music (including local music and musicians), the festival´s programme presents the evolution of European musical taste, during the course of the 600 years of Madeira´s history. 

These concerts will be held in several local liturgical venues namely at the Cathedral of Funchal (Sé), Colégio´s Church, Santa Clara´s Church and Convent, S. Pedro´s Church, Church of N. S. de Guadalupe (Porto da Cruz), Church of Nossa S. da Conceição (Machico), amongst other venues, between the 19th and the 28th of October.

Madeira Organ Festival - Funchal
21 October 2018
Venue: Funchal´s Cathedral (Sé)
Preço: Gratuito

9th edition - Madeira Organ Festival - six centuries of Music. a concert held at the Funchal´s Cathedral (Sé).

Integrated in the celebrations of the 600th anniversary of Madeira and Porto Santo islands' discovery, the Madeira Organ Festival presents a programme including music styles ranging from the 15th to the 21st centuries. Featuring style ranging from “primitive” polyphony to contemporary music (including local music and musicians), the festival´s programme presents the evolution of European musical taste, during the course of the 600 years of Madeira´s history. 

These concerts will be held in several local liturgical venues namely at the Cathedral of Funchal (Sé), Colégio´s Church, Santa Clara´s Church and Convent, S. Pedro´s Church, Church of N. S. de Guadalupe (Porto da Cruz), Church of Nossa S. da Conceição (Machico), amongst other venues, between the 19th and the 28th of October.

Madeira Organ Festival - Funchal
21 October 2018
Venue: S. João Evangelista (Colégio´s Church)
Preço: Gratuito

9th edition - Madeira Organ Festival - six centuries of Music. in held at the S. João Evangelista (Colégio´s Church).

Integrated in the celebrations of the 600th anniversary of Madeira and Porto Santo islands' discovery, the Madeira Organ Festival presents a programme including music styles ranging from the 15th to the 21st centuries. Featuring style ranging from “primitive” polyphony to contemporary music (including local music and musicians), the festival´s programme presents the evolution of European musical taste, during the course of the 600 years of Madeira´s history. 
 
These concerts will be held in several local liturgical venues namely at the Cathedral of Funchal (Sé), Colégio´s Church, Santa Clara´s Church and Convent, S. Pedro´s Church, Church of N. S. de Guadalupe (Porto da Cruz), Church of Nossa S. da Conceição (Machico), amongst other venues, between the 19th and the 28th of October.
Madeira Organ Festival - Funchal
22 October 2018
Venue: Funchal´s Cathedral (Sé)
Preço: Gratuito

9th edition - Madeira Organ Festival - six centuries of Music. a concert held at the Funchal´s Cathedral (Sé).

Integrated in the celebrations of the 600th anniversary of Madeira and Porto Santo islands' discovery, the Madeira Organ Festival presents a programme including music styles ranging from the 15th to the 21st centuries. Featuring style ranging from “primitive” polyphony to contemporary music (including local music and musicians), the festival´s programme presents the evolution of European musical taste, during the course of the 600 years of Madeira´s history. 

These concerts will be held in several local liturgical venues namely at the Cathedral of Funchal (Sé), Colégio´s Church, Santa Clara´s Church and Convent, S. Pedro´s Church, Church of N. S. de Guadalupe (Porto da Cruz), Church of Nossa S. da Conceição (Machico), amongst other venues, between the 19th and the 28th of October.

Madeira Organ Festival - Funchal
23 October 2018
Venue: S. Pedro´s Church
Preço: Gratuito

9th edition - Madeira Organ Festival - six centuries of Music. a concert held at S. Pedro´s Church.

Integrated in the celebrations of the 600th anniversary of Madeira and Porto Santo islands' discovery, the Madeira Organ Festival presents a programme including music styles ranging from the 15th to the 21st centuries. Featuring style ranging from “primitive” polyphony to contemporary music (including local music and musicians), the festival´s programme presents the evolution of European musical taste, during the course of the 600 years of Madeira´s history. 

These concerts will be held in several local liturgical venues namely at the Cathedral of Funchal (Sé), Colégio´s Church, Santa Clara´s Church and Convent, S. Pedro´s Church, Church of N. S. de Guadalupe (Porto da Cruz), Church of Nossa S. da Conceição (Machico), amongst other venues, between the 19th and the 28th of October.

Madeira Organ Festival - Funchal
24 October 2018
Venue: S. Martinho Church
Preço: Gratuito

9th edition - Madeira Organ Festival - six centuries of Music.a music concert to be held at S. Martinho Church.

Integrated in the celebrations of the 600th anniversary of Madeira and Porto Santo islands' discovery, the Madeira Organ Festival presents a programme including music styles ranging from the 15th to the 21st centuries. Featuring style ranging from “primitive” polyphony to contemporary music (including local music and musicians), the festival´s programme presents the evolution of European musical taste, during the course of the 600 years of Madeira´s history. 

 
These concerts will be held in several local liturgical venues namely at the Cathedral of Funchal (Sé), Colégio´s Church, Santa Clara´s Church and Convent, S. Pedro´s Church, Church of N. S. de Guadalupe (Porto da Cruz), Church of Nossa S. da Conceição (Machico), amongst other venues, between the 19th and the 28th of October.
Madeira Organ Festival - Funchal
25 October 2018
Venue: Bom Jesus Church
Preço: Gratuito

9th edition - Madeira Organ Festival - six centuries of Music.a music concert to be held at Bom Jesus Church.

Integrated in the celebrations of the 600th anniversary of Madeira and Porto Santo islands' discovery, the Madeira Organ Festival presents a programme including music styles ranging from the 15th to the 21st centuries. Featuring style ranging from “primitive” polyphony to contemporary music (including local music and musicians), the festival´s programme presents the evolution of European musical taste, during the course of the 600 years of Madeira´s history. 

 
These concerts will be held in several local liturgical venues namely at the Cathedral of Funchal (Sé), Colégio´s Church, Santa Clara´s Church and Convent, S. Pedro´s Church, Church of N. S. de Guadalupe (Porto da Cruz), Church of Nossa S. da Conceição (Machico), amongst other venues, between the 19th and the 28th of October.
Madeira Organ Festival - Ponta do Sol
26 October 2018
Venue: N. S. da Luz Church
Preço: Gratuito

9th edition - Madeira Organ Festival - six centuries of Music.a music concert to be held at N. S. da Luz Church.

Integrated in the celebrations of the 600th anniversary of Madeira and Porto Santo islands' discovery, the Madeira Organ Festival presents a programme including music styles ranging from the 15th to the 21st centuries. Featuring style ranging from “primitive” polyphony to contemporary music (including local music and musicians), the festival´s programme presents the evolution of European musical taste, during the course of the 600 years of Madeira´s history. 

 
These concerts will be held in several local liturgical venues namely at the Cathedral of Funchal (Sé), Colégio´s Church, Santa Clara´s Church and Convent, S. Pedro´s Church, Church of N. S. de Guadalupe (Porto da Cruz), Church of Nossa S. da Conceição (Machico), amongst other venues, between the 19th and the 28th of October.
Madeira Organ Festival - Porto Santo
27 October 2018
Venue: Main Church of N. S. Piedade
Preço: Gratuito

9th edition - Madeira Organ Festival - six centuries of Music. in held at the Main Church of N. S. Piedade in Porto Santo island.

Integrated in the celebrations of the 600th anniversary of Madeira and Porto Santo islands' discovery, the Madeira Organ Festival presents a programme including music styles ranging from the 15th to the 21st centuries. Featuring style ranging from “primitive” polyphony to contemporary music (including local music and musicians), the festival´s programme presents the evolution of European musical taste, during the course of the 600 years of Madeira´s history. 
 
For the first time, Porto Santo island is integrated in the festival´s official programme a concert held on October 27th, featuring the “Organetto”, an instrument very similar to a common organ except for its dimensions. The organetto, or portable organ was used since the Middle Ages, during processions and other occasions that implied mobility. The young organist Catalina Vicens will present this concert playing a portable organ, in a musical journey that will take us back to the time of the island´s discovery.
Madeira Organ Festival - Machico
27 October 2018
Venue: N. S. da Conceição Church
Preço: Gratuito

9th edition - Madeira Organ Festival - six centuries of Music.a music concert to be held at N. S. da Conceição Church.

Integrated in the celebrations of the 600th anniversary of Madeira and Porto Santo islands' discovery, the Madeira Organ Festival presents a programme including music styles ranging from the 15th to the 21st centuries. Featuring style ranging from “primitive” polyphony to contemporary music (including local music and musicians), the festival´s programme presents the evolution of European musical taste, during the course of the 600 years of Madeira´s history. 

 
These concerts will be held in several local liturgical venues namely at the Cathedral of Funchal (Sé), Colégio´s Church, Santa Clara´s Church and Convent, S. Pedro´s Church, Church of N. S. de Guadalupe (Porto da Cruz), Church of Nossa S. da Conceição (Machico), amongst other venues, between the 19th and the 28th of October.
Madeira Organ Festival - Funchal
28 October 2018
Venue: St.ª Clara Church and Convent
Preço: Gratuito

9th edition - Madeira Organ Festival - six centuries of Music.a music concert to be held at St.ª Clara Church and Convent.

Integrated in the celebrations of the 600th anniversary of Madeira and Porto Santo islands' discovery, the Madeira Organ Festival presents a programme including music styles ranging from the 15th to the 21st centuries. Featuring style ranging from “primitive” polyphony to contemporary music (including local music and musicians), the festival´s programme presents the evolution of European musical taste, during the course of the 600 years of Madeira´s history. 

 
These concerts will be held in several local liturgical venues namely at the Cathedral of Funchal (Sé), Colégio´s Church, Santa Clara´s Church and Convent, S. Pedro´s Church, Church of N. S. de Guadalupe (Porto da Cruz), Church of Nossa S. da Conceição (Machico), amongst other venues, between the 19th and the 28th of October.
Photography Exhibition
1 November 2018 - 13 January 2019
Venue: Old building of the City Hall of Porto Santo
Preço: Gratuito

ABM presents on the island of Porto Santo an exhibition of photography with the images captured by Priest Eduardo C. N. Pereira, author of the classic As Ilhas de Zarco, during his passage through the Golden Island.

This exhibition aims to show photographs of Porto Santo captured by Priest Eduardo, which are part of his collection deposited in the ABM, in the period before the emergence of political and administrative autonomy and the structural changes of the last quarter of the twentieth century, from before from the 1940s to the 1970s. The photographs, ethnographic and sociological, represent humanized landscapes and daily scenes and are important documents for the knowledge of the history and culture of Porto Santo.


This exhibition is open until January 13th, 2019.

 

During the opening will be presented the Catalog of the Exhibition.