MARCH 25 TO APRIL 2
The proposal for the 4th edition centres around living and rediscovering Lumiar ‐ the oldest council of the city which celebrates its 750th anniversary in 2017. It also happens to be the area of the city with the highest number of inhabitants. The historical and patrimonial relevance of this location will be a prominent feature of the programming along with the importance of the experiences felt by locals daily. The objective is to decentralize the attention given to more visible areas of the city and create a new interest in the many unique neighbourhoods which make this a fascinating metropolis , by bringing to the forefront the relevance of the spaces and its immaterial heritage. "In each neighbourhood, a city." ‐ will be the mission statement of the 4th edition of LisbonWeek as a reference to a re‐discovery of a city that will last no less than ten days.
LisbonWeek tickets can be found on sale on the Ticketline online platform. Visitors will be able to purchase individual tickets for each activity they would like to partake in as well as access to the promotional Passport. The LisbonWeek Passport, bought at a cost of €25, includes 3 guided tours – ‘the Lumiar Palaces’, ‘Churches & Convents’ and ‘the Lumiar Farms’ – and an additional 4th visit which can include a tour of the local rich Urban Art or a meditative walk in the Monteiro-Mor botanical garden. The Passport offers a saving between €9 and €12 compared to tickets bought individually that cost €7 or €10 depending if the visit includes a bus tour – with the help of Gray Line – or if the tour is by foot.
LisbonWeek will place Lumiar on the map as a neighbourhood rich in public art with interventions that will stay on. During the weekend visitors can get to know more about the works by artists like: Vhils, Felipe Pantone, Vanessa Teodoro, Francisco Vidal, RAF and Ricardo Guerreiro. For 2 hours, in a Gray Line bus we will travel from Alta de Lisboa to Telheiras, diving into a contemporary Artistic Universe less known by the general public.
This tour will include a visit to the Angeja-Palmela Palace, named after the two successive families that owned it and the Monteiro-Mor Palace. A visit to the inside of the palaces will be included which now house the National Costume Museum and the National Theatre and Dance Museum. A visit to the over 250 botanical plant species found in the 11 acres of the Botanical Park will also mark its presence.
Sites of a religious theme of varying characteristics will be visited. From medieval to contemporary churches passing by a monastery in an old farm and also a church inside a school. A stop at the Our Lady of the Doors of Heaven Church in Telheiras, the Lumiar Church or the Saint Mary Monastery to name a few, will be visited by bus.
From Thursday 30th March there will be music in the Noble Salon of the Junta de Freguesia. From jazz to fado, LisbonWeek will present three concerts that are sure to animate the neighbourhood. Starting with Fado Redux featuring Bela Quarteto and Mike Stellar (30th March), passing through the local hip hop scene with Estraca (31st) and finishing with the intimist ambience with Patricia Vasconcelos with her soulful jazz.
The biggest Hindu Temple in the Iberian Peninsula, the Radha Krishna temple is located in Lumiar. On the weekend of the 1st and 2nd April, the Hindu Community will take us on a trip to the India – with a rich mix of workshops that go from Spiritual Dance, Yoga, Saree and Henna designing to Chai rituals and gastronomical adventures. Come discover the Indian culture with a series activities which are part of the programmes "Indian Afternoon" and "Experience India".
➜ COSTUME EXHIBITIONS @ MNTD
Museu Nacional do Teatro e da Dança
➜ Entre-acto modernista: o Teatro e a Dança na obra de António Soares : An opportunity to get to know the scenic and off stage work of this great modernista artist of the 20th Century.
➜ Vestir hoje o Teatro e a Dança – Novos criadores portugueses nos palcos de Lisboa : Exhibition dedicated to a number of designers, like José Antonio Tenente, Filipe Faiscaand Dino Alves that have dedicated some of their artistic work between fashion and performative arts – especially for the Lisbon theatrical stages.
➜ Peças em Peças | Do figurar e do Trajar : Two groupings have been curated showing figurines by António Lagarto, Bernardo Monteiro and Nuno Carinhas, to name a few. Occupying part of the National Museum of Costume and the National Museum of Theatre and Dance.
Exhibitions with regular tickets price of MNTD
The human heritage of Lumiar
In 2017, LisbonWeek launches a new look over the aspectsthat define the essence of a city. The photography project ‘Lumi’ is a celebration of the inhabitants of Lumiar – all of them, the ‘light of the neighbourhood’. The photographers Carlos Ramos, Rui Aguiar and Luis Mileu will reflect the diversity and grandiosity of this neighbourhood through the people who inhabit it. From the 25th March, in the Liminare Gallery on the Alameda Linhas de Torres 156.
Al. Linhas de Torres 156 Lisbon
25th March - 2nd Abril
9.30 am - 5.30 pm
••• FREE ENTRY
Just one century ago in this neighbourhood we would have found one of the bucholic areas of the city. Farming estates from that period have lasted to our current times. Farms like the Our Lady of Carmo estate are situated along some of the principle circulation routes like the Alameda da Linha de Torres or Paço do Lumiar.
In this edition, LisbonWeek will present two cinema cycles which will include long and short films, from Monday 27th March to 2nd April (no screening on Saturday 1st) in the auditorium of the Orlando Ribeiro Library. Films like “As Cartas da Guerra” (Ivo M Ferreira) and “Singulariedades de uma Rapariga Loira” (Manuel de Oliveira) will be screened. Other cult films will be shown daily in the auditorium of ICA – the entity responsible for the programming of the LisbonWeek cinema cycles.
Address : ICA - R. Luís Pastor de Macedo 25A Lisboa
Biblioteca Municipal Orlando Ribeiro
Estrada de Telheiras 146 Lisboa
➜ PUBLIC ART @ PARQUE QUINTAS DAS CONCHAS
The final result of LisbonWeek’s Educational Project which envolved over 2,000 students from the local schools can be viewed from the 25th March to the end of the week in the Parque da Quinta das Conchas. Each participating school will create a letter decorated with plastic material that will together read: ‘Salva os Oceanos’ (Save the Oceans).
A unique opportunity to forget you are in the middle of Lisbon! A guided walk in the Monteiro-Mor botanical park led by Shirin-Yoku evoking Therapy of the Forest, invite participants to partake in an innovative pratice preaching mental well-being and a connection with nature.
➜ PLAY ME
Quinta das Conchas and Telheiras metro stations will become the most melodic ones in the city, thanks to LisbonWeek. From the 25th of March you'll be able to find a piano at each one of these metro stations. "Play Me" is an invitation to everyone who passes by, to join the sound of the piano.
➜ CONVERSATION ON URBANISM
The theme ‘Urbanism’ will be debated in a round table format presided by the architect Manuel Salgado. It will delve into the Musgueira / Alta de Lisboa theme as well as look at the urbanization of Telheiras of the 1970s. This discussion will take place on the 29th March at the Quinta do Lilases’ winter garden.
••• FREE ENTRY
★ Discover Lisbon
LisbonWeek is a cultural event co-produced by Actu and the Lisbon Council since 2012.
In each edition, LisbonWeek invites the public for one week to explore a neighbourhood. An invitation to discover not only material patrimony – through guided visits to unique locations – but also to immaterial patrimony through multi-discinplinary and creative approaches. Starting with the unique dynamic of the neighbourhood in question, the LisbonWeek programming is created to bring focus to the differentiating characteristics of the area - offering the city a cultural and artistic product that supports plurality of experiences.
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