Lisbon - Festivall TODOS: A celebration of interculturality (Unofficial translation)
This 8th edition of the Festival TODOS (ALL) will take place from 8 to 11 September in Colina de Santana and Campo dos Mártires da Pátria neighbourhoods. The Festival promotes the encounter of cultures and intercultural dialogue through contemporary arts and this year, the organisers focus on ways To Surprise the Everyday Life. All activities are free.
Performances range from music and theatre to circus, dance, photo exhibition, street food and urban art. Artists from various countries (Argentina, Brazil, Bangladesh, France, Angola, Italy, Morocco, Bulgaria, Mongolia, etc ...) will surprise inhabitants in their daily activities in public squares, gardens, churches, hospitals, palaces, galleries, gyms and warehouses located in the 2 selected areas.
With these 'surprise activities', organisers want inhabitants to reflect on neighbours origins and seek to attract new people to the neighbourhood by gradually introducing values such as interculturalism in everyday life. The idea is to stimulate curiosity about the neighbourhood’s past and create expectations for a future based on knowledge and understanding.
Set up in 2009, the Festival has contributed to the elimination of territorial ghettos associated with immigration, opening the entire city to all people who are interested to live and work here. It is an initiative of the Lisbon City Council which is organised in partnership with the Academy of Cultural Producers (Academia de Produtores Culturais), with the support of Arroios and Santo António civil parish councils.