Russian Ballet returning for Festa da Flor; Festa da Flor: 20 e 21 de Abril; Volunteer work in Madeira; Young people to help pensioners; ‘GICO’ – Geração Imaculado em Companhia; Mystery shopper; Dog surveillance; Festa da Flor: 20 e 21 de Abril; Concert Tuesday evening 9pm Funchal salão nobre of City Hall; MTV Portugal casting in Madeira; St Valentines Coral beer; FT article: Portugal’s plight needs to be addressed within weeks not months;

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MTV Portugal casting in Madeira

MTV Portugal casting in Madeira with VJs including Diogo Dias, o primeiro VJ da MTV Portugal.

From dia 13 de Fevereiro, the ‘caça ao talento’ –the nationwide hunt for
talent will begin.

Madeira ............  ...read more

Birds of prey in Madeira; Sailing in Madeira; Transquadra 2012 Madeira; The ‘panelo’ in Seixal; Last sailing of Naviera Armas Ferry; Colégio Church Funchal Monday Concert 12.30pm; “Voz Celeste” series of free concerts; Mourinho to leave Real Madrid for UK Premier League?; Portuguese scientists win €6.6m in scholarships & prizes since January;

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Last sailing of Naviera Armas

Thanks for the photos from readers of the last sailing from Funchal unfortunately the blog software says they are too large to post so the image is from the Diario Newspaper.

image from frontpage of Diario ............  ...read more

Madeira’s Financial Adjustment Programme: Press Conference; Events this weekend Madeira; Churches of Madeira: Igreja de São Pedro, Funchal;

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Again, thankyou for the contributions from Peter and other blog readers in the comments section on the termination of the Madeira-Portimão Sea Transport

Events this weekend some with free admission in Madeira include:

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Funchal Biological Agricultural Market rated v good or excellent by consumers; Free concert at Centro de História do Atlântico, Funchal 9pm, Friday night; Boot Sale Funchal Sunday?; Near perfection doesn’t save Mourinho; Portugal’s airports busier in 2011; Easyjet results; Lisbon Airport: exclusive family area; ‘Canter’ plant at Tramagal will double work force to 675;

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Thankyou for the contributions from Peter in the comments section on the termination of the Madeira-Portimão Sea Transport

Boot Sale Funchal Sunday?

Mercado de Agricultura Biológica, Largo da Restauração, Funchal, every Tuesday

71% ............  ...read more

Madeira-Portimão Sea Transport; Madeira’s Financial Assistance Programme; Telegraph: ‘How to save money in Portugal’; Portugal: a particularly attractive option for summer holidays; Frida Kahlo tributes at Casa das Mudas Calheta; Madeira’s natural rock pools; Eusebio: the Black Panther turns 70; Justice Minister pledges reforms;

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Madeira-Portimão Sea Transport

The Commercial Director of Naviera Armas, Javier Jalvo Garcia comes to Madeira this Thursday to explain communications announcements that the Spanish company that runs the passenger ferry freight service between ............  ...read more

Armas to end ferry operation between Portimao & Funchal; Extra flights to Madeira including Belfast, Edinburgh and Cardiff; Ponta do Pargo Golf Course; Santana Madeira UNESCO biosphere reserve; President explains pension gaffe; Portuguese shoemaking: record year in 2011 on strong exports; Art lovers flock to Lisbon; Prazeres art exhibition; Mysteries of Lisbon film wins another international award; Levada Walk: Levada do Moinho na Lombada da Ponta do Sol;

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From Peter in the comments section. Thanks Peter for all your contributions.

Armas to end ferry operation between Portimao and Funchal

from the dnoticias.pt…. Naviera ” .. The Naviera Armas this morning sent an information to its largest ............  ...read more

Opening Ceremony: Guimarães, Portugal one of two European Capitals of Culture 2012; Giant horse symbolising Portugal united with a giant man, representing Europe; Barroso: “Without culture, Europe has no direction”; Concert Monday Lunchtime Funchal in Igreja do Colégio, Funchal City Square;

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Concert Monday Lunchtime Funchal in Igreja do Colégio, Funchal City Square

Organ Concert in the series ‘A Voz Celeste’ with the organist Nelson Quintal from 12h30 until 13. Free Admission at Igreja do Colégio, Funchal ............  ...read more

Reid’s Hotel Madeira in World Top 25; Art Exhibition in Calheta; Tried the Carros do cesto in Monte?; Monte toboggan ride; Ernest Hemingway wrote: the “most exhilarating experience” of his life; Markets contradict “turning point” forecast by Finance Minister; Portugal’s first sustainable community garden; Slovakia opens consulate in Madeira;

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Dear readers, events this weekend include:

Art Exhibition in Calheta region at The Centro Cívico da Ponta do Pargo

titled:’Art West 3 – Islands and Men’with works of Ruben Freitas of Madeira e Carlos Mota of The Açores ............  ...read more