Thursday, May 31, 2012
Continuing the tradition of previous ones, Serralves em Festa! (Party at Serralves) is the biggest contemporary arts festival in Portugal and one of the largest in Europe, featuring 40 hours of non-stop activities for all ages. It is also the opening event of Oporto festivities.
The 9th edition starts with the "Mono, The Ambulant Monkey" 30 minutes puppet theatre performance on the 1st of June at the Oporto airport (repeats at Serralves on 2 June at 13h15, 15h30 and 17h30and on 3 June at the same schedules.
Also at the airport, the public will have the chance to watch "Blue Tired Heroes," a 40 minutes performance that will take place in the same day at 14h00, 15h30 and 17h00, at Serralves on 2 June at 13h00, 16h00 and 18h00, and 3 June at 10h30, again at the airport.
Serralves em Festa! will take place in several places of Oporto historic centre.
Between June 2nd (8AM) and June 3rd (Midnight), the park, the museum, the auditorium and the villa, will host more than 220 events: Exhibitions, Photography, Cinema, Theatre, Contemporary Dance, Performance, Contemporary Circus, Music, Acrobacy, Guided Tours, and Activities for children and families.
In all the spaces where activities take place, there will be duly intentified assitants (wearing yellow t-shirts displaying the word "info") prepared to answer all your questions; except the next lottery numbers.
A map showing where all activities take place, plus other useful information is also available.
You can download the complete programme in PDF.
Admission is free to all cultural events at Serralves em Festa!