Fantasporto 2020: will there be a next time?

On the 40th edition of Fantasporto – Porto International Film Festival, its legacy and impact, and how the world went crazy in two weeks.

Read More...

Happy 40th, Fantasporto!

A cureless epidemic spreads panic worldwide. Fantasporto 2020 celebrates its 40th anniversary. Both events are a coincidence and none of them is fiction.

Read More...

35 Azores Festivals and Cultural Events to Add to Your Calendar

The archipelago is famous for its green pastures and cows. But these 35 Azores festivals and cultural events are also good reasons to visit the islands.

Read More...

5th Pedras Negras Writers Meet-Up: the (ever-present) weight of the island

We talked openly about writing, the challenges of publishing, the pains of being an islander, and how it all magnifies and shapes who we are as artists.

Read More...

Fantasporto 2019: Out of this World (No, Seriously)

All you need to know about Fantasporto 2019 (and whether two “cachorrinhos” is one two many before a busy afternoon of movie screenings).

Read More...

Of nature and art: Azores Fringe Festival 2018

On sustainable cultural tourism, the democratization of art, and the Azores Fringe Festival – the only truly democratic cultural event that happens on all nine islands of the Azores once a year.

Read More...

6th Azores Fringe Festival: 25th May – 1st July 2018

All you need to know about the 6th edition of the Azores Fringe Festival (25th May – 1st July 2018).

Read More...

The Eurovision Song Contest explained to non-europeans

If you’re on the outside looking in, the craze around the Eurovision Song Contest is hard to understand. So, what’s this Eurovision thing all about and what does that have to do with European pop culture?

Read More...

Fantasporto: 38 years putting Porto on the horror film festivals map

My third year at Fantasporto (on its 38th edition in 2018) brought me no surprises: if you’re a fan of the horror/fantasy/SciFi genre, this is one of the best film festivals in Europe (and probably the world, too).

Read More...

Where to go for traditional Carnival in Portugal

Find out where to go for traditional Carnival in Portugal, how to reach these destinations, and what to expect from these traditional celebrations. Some of them can be traced back to Celtic pagan rituals and others are just too peculiar to miss.

Read More...