The end of the summer in Lisbon is synonymous with Lisboa na Rua: a programme which, over a month, will bring a range of free and distinctive cultural events.
In September, we’ll be premiering Bibliófilo, an open-air library in the idyllic garden of the Palácio Pimenta in Campo Grande. Sunday mornings will be dedicated to little ones, with storytelling sessions, while in the afternoons there’ll be time for conversations about books with older readers. The garden of the Palace will also be the venue for performances by Jazz Júnior, every Saturday evening.
But Lisboa na Rua isn’t just about jazz: Thursday nights are fado nights. And come Fridays it’s cinema’s turn: CineCidade will be bringing the seventh art to Lisbon Zoo in a film cycle dedicated to adventure with films for all the family, purposely chosen for this most original of settings.
The weekend wouldn’t be complete without Sunday’s dancing matinées where we challenge lisboetas, individually or with a partner, to find their inner king of the dancefloor (and by dancefloor we mean the city’s various parks, gardens and squares, such as the recently refurbished Rossio de Palma).
Elsewhere, the Gulbenkian Orchestra concerts in the Vale do Silêncio have already become a fixture of Lisboa na Rua. On 14 September, we’ll have the chance to hear a captivating selection of arias around the inspiring theme of love, in one of the city’s biggest green spaces.
And speaking of green, the sound art festival Lisboa Soa returns to the Estufa Fria (Cold Greenhouse), focussing on the impact of the sound environment on the migrations caused by effervescent human activity. In addition to all this, there’s much more happening in a month where there’s room for festivals as varied as those for street magic, video art and even one dedicated to Roman-era Lisbon.
Enjoy the last days of summer in the city with street culture!
EGEAC Board of Administration