Reading Rooms The Library is ... "A democratic institution of education, culture and information. " "illustrate the faith of democracy in education for all at all ages (...)". "the principal means of giving everyone free access to the treasury of human thoughtand ideas and the creation of the imagination of man (...)".In the Unesco Manifest on Public Libraries The work at the House of Botica since 1993, initially as the Calouste GulbenkianLibrary until the extinction of SBAL FCG, with the provision of library collection to themunicipality of Póvoa de Lanhoso, Casa da Botica has strictly municipal library withits own fusion their library collection. And now have about 15,000 titles surveyed, the Municipal Library has a separateregulation.In the House of Pharmacy, we found two areas of reading:Room Childrens LibraryReading Room.Hours:The operation of the Library is provided over an extended period:Monday to Friday:09h00 / 18h00Saturday:10h00 / 13h00
Main Room Apart from books for reading in the presence and request for house arrest, are available to readers and users of four computer terminals for consultations and work as well as newspapers and magazines and daily newspapers, national, regional and local levels. Regularly promotes awareness activities to books and reading.
Childrens Room In the Childrens Library, in addition to books and reading tables, has a set of support equipment playful. Are regularly promoted awareness-raising reading, staged and dramatized readings, story hours, among many other activities.
Auditorium With a capacity of 50 seats, the Auditorium serves primarily in support of libraries, although it can be made available to the community through their representative institutions.
Over One Hundred Years of Theatre 21 Parts 49 Parts 33 Parts 9 Parts 6 Parts 11 Parts1886-1900 1911-1920 1931-1940 1951-1960 1971-1980 1991-2000 1901-1910 1921-1930 1941-1950 1961-1970 1981-1990 2001-2005 17 Parts 29 Parts 10 Parts 4 Parts 11 Parts 6 Parts
Theatro Club Built in 1904 and opened in 1905. Designed by Ascension Machado and built by the action of the largest benefactor of Póvoa de Lanhoso - Antonio Lopes, the Theatre Club is especially characteristic of Art Nouveau, especially between the halls in Portugal for its unique architecture, expressive decor. Nicknamed "theatrinho" by the small size of its main room (currently with a capacity for 120 spectators) and after more than 20 years closed, became a reality in 2001 and reopened its operation, seeking to occupy a space of reference in the region with a regular weekly schedule based preferably in the Theatre. The Project for the rehabilitation of the Architects and Mario Abreu Abreu Adelaide (awarded by the European Union, supported by the Gulbenkian Foundation and funded by the Operational Plan for Culture), adapting its functionality and preserving its artistic worth.
The Theater Club serves as the main space in the city municipal cultural activities andentertainment. The programming of the Theatre Club, a weekly basis (Saturday -21.45) is based mainly in the theater. Information about the programming schedule for this space can be found on or appliedto www.theatroclub.com or requested for theatro.club @ cm-povoadelanhoso.pt. Póvoa de Lanhoso there is a particular sensitivity to art that is the theater for over acentury. This sensitivity is demonstrated immediately by the building whoseconstruction has already exceeded 100 years of history linked to the TheatreAmadores.A tradition of the theater is still marked by the existence of six groups ofamateur dramatics in activity in the county. In conjunction with the art of theater, also works on building the municipal galleryexhibition.
Gallery Theatre Club The Municipal Gallery Exhibition works in the building of the Theatre Club. Open 3. to 6. Monday (10h00-12h00 / 15h00-17h00), Saturday, Sunday and Holidays (14h00- 17h00) and at times of other achievements / performances at the Theatre Club, promotes regular monthly exhibitions with a diverse . In addition to solo exhibitions or themes, the Municipal Gallery promotes annually in the month of August, an Exhibition of Fine Arts Open targeted to those who demonstrate sensitivity or interest in exhibiting their work. Contacts: Tel: 253 639 706 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Schedule: 3. to 6. Mondays:10h00-12h00 / 14h00-17h00 Saturday, Sunday and Holidays (14h00-17h00)
Poles Theatre in Póvoa de Lanhoso Theatre Club Independent Theatre Theatre School Theatre Workshop of ESPL Artemanias “Prof. Gonçalo Sampaio”
Theatre Groups Chamber Theater of the Cultural Association of Youth Povoense BACKGROUND Created the Chamber Theatre in 1985, this has led to the scene the following work: 1986 - Ghost of the foot of the door, Campos Monteiro 1987 - The Gebo and the Shadow, Raul Brandão 1987 - Old Iron, Alcantara Chaves 1987 - Life for Life, Adaptation of A. Sousa e Silva 1988 - Camões, Quirino da Fonseca 1988 - The Boggart and the Dream King, Jose Jorge Letria 1988 - A respectable gentleman, André Bruno 1989 - Soup Juliana, Ascensão and Barbosa Abreu e Sousa 1989 - A monkey to do math, author unknown 1990 - Morgado Fafe in Lisbon, Camilo Castelo Branco 1991 - Ugly Girl, Manuel Frederico Pressler 1992 - The Ink Exchange, Arnaldo Campos and Leite Monteiro 1993 - The Journey of a paper boat, Sílvia Ortoff 1993 - The Press Eugenia, Manuel Fragoso 1994 - Mr. Ventura, Arnaldo Campos and Leite Monteiro 1996 - The Revolution of Maria da Fonte, Dino de Sousa 1998 - The Miser, Moliere
1999 - The Boggart and the Dream King, Jose Jorge Letria2000 - Bed and table linen-Washed, Arnaldo Leite and Luis Barbosa2002 - The Rector, Diogo Freitas do Amaral.2003 – The Sin of Being a Man, Dino de Sousa2004 – Theres Oil in Beato, Raul Solnado.2005 – The Other Side of Life, War Earl Junior.Contact:ACJPApartado 74830 Póvoa de LanhosoATIPAACRDGalegosWorkshop Theatre School of Póvoa de LanhosoArtemanias – EB 2-3 Prof. Gonçalo Sampaio
Municipal GalleryThe Municipal Gallery Exhibition works in the building of the Theatre Club.Open 3. nd to 6. Monday (10h00-12h00 / 15h00-17h00), Saturday, Sunday and Holidays(15h00-18h00) and at times of other achievements / performances at the Theatre Club,promotes regular monthly exhibitions with a diverse. In addition to solo exhibitions orthemes, the Municipal Gallery promotes annually in the month of August, an OpenExhibition of Visual Arts directed to those who demonstrate sensitivity or interest inexhibiting their work. In the summer period is usually promoted an Open Exhibition ofVisual Arts to round 20. edition, whose participation has its own regulations.Contacts:Tel: 253 639 706e-mail: email@example.com Schedules*: 3. st 6. Mondays: 10h00-12h00 / 14h00-17h00 Saturday, Sunday and Holidays (15h00-18h00)* in moments of other achievements / performances at Theatre Club
Room Territorial Interpretation A Territorial Interpretation cafe, opened in 2009, is a reference to the level of the cultural heritage of Póvoa de Lanhoso, while valuable tool put to work in tourism and the various school communities. One of the primary goals is awareness of the importance of our common heritage as well that can represent the identity of a region and externalize the value of a culture, whether through a historical reference or a simple manifestation of a tradition. This area basically consists of an exhibition and interpretative route, invites visitors to look or an assessment of some of the assets and ethnographic manifestations or representations, are generally associated with any particular community or as to each of the parishes of the municipality of Póvoa de Lanhoso.
The use of interactive digital media, the field of information technology andcommunication as a core element of our times, to entice the visitors curiosity, thedesire to see, again, recognizing the immense potential of indigenous resources in allaspects of cultural heritage, folk Artistic, religious or natural. How to know the heritage is to protect it, the Room for Interpretation of the Territory,through a plan that aims to seasonal and dynamic, especially through thematicexhibitions on different approaches to the strong asset value counties, plays a pivotalrole in contributing to growing pride in the condition of Lands or Lands of Lanhoso ofMaria da Fonte. For all of the services provided and developed, the House of Botica isassumed as a major focus of the radiators work in Póvoa de Lanhoso in culture.Any information, request or proposal can be requested / submitted to: House of Botica Courtyard Artists4830 – 513 Póvoa de LanhosoTelef. 253 639 708 / 253 631 435Fax.: 253 634 754e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other exhibition venues In addition to the Municipal Gallery, exhibitions are promoted in other municipal and private spaces, including:• Municipal Library• Youth Space• Watchtower Castle Lanhoso• Restaurant Velho Minho• Coffee Fura
Cultural Entertainment / Events, Fairsand Pilgrimages
Municipal Holiday - Feast of St. Joseph The animation is a culture of ever-increasing roles played by local authorities. Surpassed the urgency of basic infrastructure, welfare, leisure and cultural enjoyment is a desideratum of our growing responsibilities. Póvoa de Lanhoso, while county located in the heart of Minho, has disseminated a little for all communities, an important and significant set of Festivals, Fairs and Pilgrimages to complement the available supply by the municipality. The dynamics of municipal cultural entertainment in addition to regular dynamics ensured by various municipal areas, is particularly at the level of expression outside the Annual Festival, Fair of S. Joseph, March 19, days Holiday Hall in the summer period and evoking other commemorative days and events.
The festivities of the municipality of Póvoa de Lanhoso, fair and frank, S. Joseph, arethe first of the great pilgrimages of Minho. With a longstanding tradition, the first fairwas established in 1895, some of the main references of this tradition and stillmaintain that spirit.With a fundamentally dynamic economy, which remained the main engine propellantbooster and for decades, where traders took their vital share of responsibility in theorganization and promotion of individual initiatives, as part of these festivities, inwhich key moments were, of course In addition to the contest and livestock fair, frank,horse racing.
History of Open Fair and the Feast of St.Joseph The history of fairs in Póvoa de Lanhoso find references and prior to the fair of S. Joseph First Letter of the Provincial D. Dinis (1292, September 25), or the first reference to a Market Charter dates from the fifteenth century. The first fairs in existing Póvoa de Lanhoso, thanks to its rural character, chose a way nearly indistinguishable from the period of seasonal harvests of late summer (the "San Miguel September), there are several references to fairs to weekly or monthly Throughout the nineteenth century. The most significant bibliographic reference for monitoring the history of the Feasts of St. Joseph is the study of Dr. José Bento da Silva, "Open Fair and Feast of S. Joseph, "published in 2003. There we can provide with documents, among other facts, institutionalized by the city of Póvoa de Lanhoso, Feira de S. Joseph, in March 1895, mindful of the feel and pulse of the community. Today is killing private moments of tradition, that the livestock competition is exactly one of the references of the day March 19 in Póvoa de Lanhoso. In 1887 premiums totaled 50,000 for the kings oxen and horses, "split between the best team of oxen, ""better seal bulls","best horse"and" best horse. " Todays awards, although not very big but you are outnumbered.
The first party until today there are traditions that still remain. In addition to the fairand contests, music (brass bands) are still present. In 1897 he was the "band musicPovoense" to brighten up the party. Today is the Musical Band of the VolunteerFiremen of Povoa de Lanhoso and Banda Musical Calvos.In 1898, another important attraction of the festivals were the horse races on the roadto Guimarães, "there remain horse races (gallop) on lands annexed to the EN 310which connects to Guimarães. If the fireworks, fireworks still stands in the tradition, while "rose to the large amountof air rockets, " the sessions of fireworks, fireworks now "garden" is one of theimportant moments of the festivities, with their audience, connoisseurs and simple butnumerous admirers. Many are also lovers of folklore Minho, which meets in theFestival of Festivals S. José with the participation of folk groups of the Council 7.
Tradition and religiosity From what is expressed, the Feasts of St. Joses very popular tradition that, on the other hand give it a strong sect, which was even the subject of downsizing, or at least strong awareness in order to dignify this particular moment is the procession. Despite the religious component to support an aspect of commercial and festive celebrations, because only after the creation of the parish of Nossa Senhora do Amparo (in 1925) the sect of the parties started to follow the strong economic component. In fact, from 1928 is that the High Mass is held regularly, with the procession still takes place later, with regularity from the 60s (sporadically in 1935, 1949 and 1950). The municipal character of the festivities is assumed in several directions, and is now participating in a majestic procession of its exponents. The institution of the day March 19 as a day of Municipal holiday brings you, of course, a more significant local dimension, is the involvement of institutions, or popular participation and membership. At March 19 are also associated with some of the best moments in recent history of Póvoa de Lanhoso (opening of City Hall, Court and particularly with the imposition of municipal honors).
Because of the Pilgrimage of S. Joseph is the first one of our great pilgrimages in theMinho, the subject of much popular participation, in a mixture of faith and profane, theProgram seeks to achieve other objectives, including promotion, by patenting thestrands sites, establishing itself as a showcase of work and activities of people from theLands Lanhoso.The local cuisine is one of the references, in addition to all the signature dishes of theregion, highlight the concrete to the "Kid to S. Joseph "that almost all the restaurantsput on the menu during this period.
Cultural Entertainment - Theatre Theatre is another strong focus of the animation summer, creating a distinctive cultural poster, and even preferred alternative, with the holding of shows Lanhoso Castle (and other space assets) on the nights of Friday and Saturday of July and August. More information www.theatroclub.com.
Summer ConVida The Municipality of Povoa de Lanhoso tested and said a new formula for the development of animation summer, based on elementary assumptions as to create an attractive and pleasant space for vacationers, residents and tourists, it was proposed that a daily entertaiment extends over almost two months. With a multifaceted program characteristics was found that this animation was able, by its diversity and heterogeneity, boosting the development of habits sustained by cultural programming directed to different target audiences, meeting the individual sensitivities and preferences oflarger number of people. To this end, we opted to choose the most central area of the town of Povoa de Lanhoso, which simultaneously meeting the conditions necessary to conform to the new philosophy, conditioning of traffic and pedestrian movement calling for, helped change the Square Eng Armando Rodriguez in a reference during the summer. During summer, the image of "going to the Plaza de gained new common denominators: welfare, leisure, entertainment, music, fun ... and is now synonymous with a simple" go to the Square. " Starting from the central square of Eng Armando Rodriguez have been further tested various formulas, will occupy public spaces, where the activities are distributed in continuity, daily in July and August.
With an intense program based mainly on small animations ranging from StreetEntertainment, Theatre, Music, Cinema, the Kids Fun ... among other activities, theyshow themselves capable of a dialectic able to sustain an increased pace and surgingdemand for space created. The success of the initiative called "The summer turns ... in the Square! "is measuredthrough nuances as the regularity, the flow and the infectious spirit that couldpromote. The Square has become a new social space as long not seen happen in Póvoa deLanhoso, gaining a momentum and life of its own identifiable only in localities wheretourism transforms seasonally.This programming philosophy has revealed that the Póvoa de Lanhoso, as elsewhere,has a potential that can transform the findings when appropriate formats and capable.The initiative "The summer turns ... in the Square! "is definitely an appropriateformula to the desired transfiguration of Povoa de Lanhoso during the summer, so itwill be repeated in identical molds in the year 2006 Benefiting from the experience, the Hall of Póvoa de Lanhoso preparing to transformthe Square Eng Armando Rodriguez in a social and cultural center of the mostsuccessful yet.
Festivals, Fairs and Pilgrimages One of the private wealth of our region and our county is the vast array of Festivals, Fairs and pilgrimages throughout the year that take place. The Weekly is at the Village Market on Thursdays. The municipal holiday is March 19, S. Joseph.
PilgrimagesMostly religious in nature, they are distributed by all the 29 parishes in the County as follows: Águas Santas Fontarcada ♪ S. Bento – 11 of July ♪ Stª Luzia – 13 of December ♪ N.S. da Conceição – May ♪ S. Francisco – 4 of October Ajude ♪ Stª António – 13 of June ♪ S. Pedro - 28 of June ♪ S. João – 24 of June Brunhais Frades ♪ S. Bento – 11 of July ♪ S. Roque – 16 of August ♪ S. Mamede – 17 of August Calvos ♪ Stº André – 29 of November ♪ Stª Marta – 1st Sunday in August Friande ♪ Nª Srª Encarnação – 25 of March ♪ S. Gens – 25 of August ♪ N.S. da Ajuda – August ♪ S. Tomé – 1st Sunday in January Campo Galegos ♪ S. Martinho – 11 of November ♪ Nª Srª do Rosário – 1st Sunday in ♪ S. Martinho – 11 of November August ♪ Stª António – 13 of June Covelas Garfe ♪ S. Julião – 9 of January ♪ S. Roque – 16 of August ♪ N.S. Rosário–1st Sunday in October Esperança Geraz do Minho ♪ Stº António – 13 of June ♪ Stº António – 22 of August Ferreiros ♪ N.S. do Rosário – 15 of May ♪ N.S. da Conceição – 8 of December ♪ Stº Estevão – 26 of November
Lanhoso Santo Emilião ♪ S. Tiago – 15 of August ♪ S. Bento – 11 of JulyLouredo ♪ S. Martinho – 11 of November ♪ Srª da Alegria – 1st Monday after Easter São João de Rei ♪ Divino Salvador – 6 of August ♪ Stº António – 13 of JuneMonsul ♪ S. João – 24 of June ♪ S. Martinho – 11 of November Serzedelo ♪ Stª Maria de Rendufinho – 15 of August ♪ S. Sebastião - 20 of January ♪ Stª Luzia – 13 of December ♪ S. Pedro – 29 of June ♪ S. Tiago – 25 of July ♪ Stº António – 13 of June ♪ Nª Srª das Arcas – 15 of August ♪ S. João – 24 of June ♪ Festa do Imigrante – 15 of September ♪ Stª Luzia – 13 of DecemberMoure Sobradelo da Goma ♪ Santa Maria – 2 of February ♪ St.º António – 13 of JuneOliveira ♪ S. Tiago – 25 of July ♪ S. Tiago – 25 of July Taíde ♪ Stª Cruz ♪ N.Sr.ª. de Porto D’Ave – 8 of SeptemberPóvoa de Lanhoso ( Nª. Sr.ª. do Amparo) ♪ N. S. Da Graça – 25 of March ♪ S. José – 19 of March Travassos ♪ S. Brás – 3 of February ♪ St.º Elói – 1st Sunday in December ♪ N.S. do Pilar – Penultimate Sunday in Verim May ♪ Nossa Senhora do Ó – 18 of December ♪ S. Pedro – 29 of June VilelaRendufinho ♪ Nª Sr.ª das Maravilhas – 17 of August ♪ Stª Maria de Rendufinho – 15 of August ♪ St.º António – 13 of June
Bands FolkloreBanda Musical de Calvos Rancho Folclórico da Póvoa de LanhosoBanda Musical dos Bombeiros Voluntários Rancho Folclórico “Maria da Fonte” deda Póvoa de Lanhoso Fontarcada Others Rancho Folclórico de GarfeCentro de Criatividade da Póvoa de Lanhoso Rancho Folclórico de Porto d’Ave – TaídeAssociação Cultural da Juventude Povoense –Grupo de Teatro Rancho Folclórico de St.ª Maria de VerimOficina de Teatro da Escola Secundária da Rancho Folclórico de S. Julião de CovelasPóvoa de Lanhoso Rancho Folclórico Infantil e Juvenil da PóvoaArtemanias de LanhosoATIPAACRD GalegosACRD Póvoa de Lanhoso