"Bella A Cappella"

Bella A CapellaWe are a multi-national Barbershop Chorus in the Algarve. - always on the look out for enthusiast ladies and men singers to swell our ranks. 

Why not come along to one of our Tuesday evening rehearsals in an old Lagar in Moncarapacho?

Rotary at a glance

Rotary ClubRotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders who dedicate their time and talent to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members from more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world.

The long and winding road

Leia & Brendan Bowler with their Honda Gold WingPaul Burgess organised the ride and lunch for the ASB on Saturday 12th April and also acted as lead rider for the day. Starting in Porches the group took an interesting if somewhat winding route to the first stop in Purgatorio for coffee and a chance for a chat with some new members.

Steve Wills rode at the tail and made sure no one went missing enroute.

The Rain Did Not Dampen RBC Event

Royal British ClubRBC Comes to Algarve - The Royal British Club made a great splash last Tuesday, when it held a Cocktail evening for around 150 guests and local dignitaries at the historic Estoi Palace. Attendees braved the elements for the inaugural event of the Royal British Club in the Algarve; there is already another event planned for May.

Silver Mask Theatre Group ride the rollercoaster of success

Silver Mask Theatre Group ride the rollercoaster of successThe Silver Mask Theatre Group have received high priase for their latest production Travel With Us, which took place over a period of three consecutive nights.

The cast harvested many laughs from delighted audiences.

Senior Bikers out in record numbers

Senior BikersOn Tuesday 11th March a record number of members attended the lunch provided by and at the invitation of The Moto Clube de Faro. There were so many riders that the the group was split into two for the ride before lunch, with organiser Mike Sanders leading the main group for a ride to Dogueno.

Estoi Palace Rotary visit the Querença Project

Querença ProjectJoão Ministro, Technical Coordinator for the ‘Querença Project’, gave a very interesting talk to members of the Estoi Palace Rotary Club and following the presentation a number of club members decided to visit the Querença area to find out more.

The ‘Querença Project’ was started in 2011 in response to concerns that rural communities and previously cultivated regions in the Algarve were suffering substantial decline, as land owners and residents were leaving the countryside. Much of the land whilst in private ownership was left in a very poor condition due to neglect or abandonment and was close to being beyond effective recovery.

Chaîne des Rôtisseurs February Dinner

Chaîne des Rôtisseurs February DinnerThe February event of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs was a most entertaining evening at the charmingly rustic Moiras Encantadas restaurant in Paderne. Our hosts, the owners, Rogelio Cabrita Jorge and his wife (and well known painter) Carla Neto, prepared for some 30 members a fascinating and original ´local´ menu which reflected not only their skills and creativity but the atmosphere and environment which they have so imaginatively created.