February 23, 2020 English news blog from the Algarve

Scotland and Tavira come together to celebrate poet Álvaro de Campos

The heteronym of Fernando Pessoa, Álvaro de Campos, will be celebrated throughout the months of October and November in Glasgow and Tavira

Residents and visitors of Tavira are in for a treat during the months of October and November, as several activities will take place celebrating the work of poet Álvaro de Campos, a heteronym of Fernando Pessoa, who was “born” in Tavira in 1890 and “worked” as a naval engineer in Glasgow.

His work will be remembered through concerts, art exhibitions, poetry reading and several performances in town. There will also be events in schools and restaurants, and even the local Tuk Tuk services will get involved in the celebration of the work of Pessoa.

Since 2015, resident Tela Leão from the Partilha Alternativa Associação has been bringing together local and International artists for this event. The aim is to create in the city of Tavira a repertoire that celebrates the work of Fernando Pessoa and of Álvaro de Campos.

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Some of the Events:

Photography Exhibition at Museu Casa da Fotografia Andrade, in Tavira’s city centre, from October 1 to November 30

MUSICAL BAND OF TAVIRA, concert in the Coreto of Tavira’s Square, Saturday 5 October at 12pm.

POETAS CANTADOS in Herdade da Corte, jazz and Brazilian music will accompany the verses of celebrated poets in Herdade da Corte, on Saturday 12 October, at 6.30 pm.

WHISKY GALORE, a recital of Portuguese and Scottish poetry and music for piano will take place at the Tavira Club on Sunday 13 October at 6pm.

POEMUS, a poety reading in Casa Álvaro de Campos by actor Pedro Monteiro, accompanied by musician Ricardo Martins, Saturday 19 October at 3pm.

THE JAPANESE CONCUBINE (work in progress) at Casa Álvaro de Campos on Saturday, 9 November at 2.30pm.

TUK TUK trips visiting the poems of Álvaro de Campos spread around the city.

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