1 of 2
Portugal Convida 2010 home
2 of 2
The fourth edition of Portugal Convida takes place this month with a mix of cultural offerings from Spain’s next-door neighbour. The festival runs for a week and takes in architecture, photography, music and cinema. The first event is an exhibition to be held at the Colegio de Arquitectos de Cataluña (COAC), featuring the work of Portuguese architects Aires Mateus, Ricardo de Carvalho and Joana Vilhena, amongst others. The second exhibition on the programme is based on the photography collections of two Portuguese institutions, BES Photo and the Museu de Serralves. Cinematic offerings come in the form of Portuguese director António Pedro Vasconcelos, with the Alexandra cinema screening his recently released romantic comedy A Bela e o Paparazzo. The music side of things is taken care of by Razzmatazz, which plays host to pop group X-Wife and DJ Dezperados. The week ends with a special party including a concert by perpetual sunglasses wearer Pedro Abrunhosa.
Portugal Convida: June 7th to 12th, various venues. www.portugalconvida.net