Portugal: Fifth edition of the Festival ALL – Walk of cultures
(Communication - Portugal - Portuguese) (Unofficial translation)
Begin 12/09/2013 - 09:00
End 15/09/2013 - 23:00
Venue São Bento Street and Poço dos Negros area, Lisbon, Portugal
Organiser Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, GLEM & Academia de Produtores Culturais
For the fifth consecutive year, Lisbon City Council is promoting the Festival ALL – Walk of Cultures in partnership with GLEM – Lisbon Crossroad of Worlds Office and the Academy of Cultural Producers. This intercultural event is centred in its new territory, in the area of São Bento Street and Poço dos Negros area, fulfilling its vocation of a nomadic festival that takes place in different neighbourhoods. The organizers intend to find out new multicultural and intercultural foci in the city of Lisbon, fighting down the idea of ghettos and bringing people from diverse cultural backgrounds and age groups closer to each other. The programme of the festival points to the interculturality present in Lisbon and the inter-religious dialogue is the sub-theme associated to that idea.
This year’s edition will take place between 12th and 15th of September and include street performances, an itinerant photo exhibition, theatre, gastronomy, music, drawing, dance, visits, walks, and meetings, among many initiatives that will foster another look on the city and its relation with other cultures.
The neighbourhood is rich in diversity. From the African bars and restaurants like A Lontra and B.Leza, where one can have cachupa and listen to Cape Verdean music, to the Brazilian hairdressers and restaurants, shops from Pakistani and Nepalese merchants, to the Passos Manuel High School, one of the partners in this initiative, where children from 33 different nationalities can be found.