50 years of freedom

Following the challenge launched by the Algarve Museums Network, Alcoutim Municipal Museum/Alcoutim City Council is developing a project on the theme “Freedom”, consisting of several actions. This project will be developed in the 2023-2024 biennium in close collaboration with various local institutions and members of the local community, where actions such as music shows, theater, plastic expression workshops, workshops, survey of PCI-Memories, among others, will be integrated. that are directly related to April 25 and the individual and/or collective definition of freedom.

  • The pre-launch of the project was the 90th Birthday Celebration of Mr. Carlos Brito, which took place on February 11, 2023, with: Inauguration of the outdoor exhibition “Carlos Brito – life and work”, open until February 8, 2024, at Praça da República, in Alcoutim;
  • Pre-presentation of Mr. Carlos Brito, “Estar Presente”, with a moment of declamation of poetry and poems set to music by Mr. Afonso Dias.

The project’s first official action is the Commemoration of April 25, 2023, whose program has already been closed and will be announced shortly on this website and on the official pages of the municipality.

Two actions are also part of this project, the creation of an author video based on the book “Águas do Meu Contar”, by Mr. Carlos Brito, and a cycle of short stories based on the same book and other stories of resilience and freedom, which are part of the “FORTours IB” project, operation code “0779_FORTOURS_IB_5_E, Frontier Fortifications: promotion of cross-border cultural tourism”, approved under the 6th .th call for the INTERREG V Spain Portugal operative program (POCTEP 2014-2020), and will be developed until June 2023.

We highlight the work of surveying memories and stories/histories of the 25th of April, which consists of collecting testimonies from before, during and after 25th of April 1974 and stories of resilience and freedom, in an intergenerational work, to be developed in conjunction with the institutions locations and the local community.

The Museum is currently collaborating with Associação Alcance in actions integrated in the CLDS Project, such as “Evenings in my land”, “Senior Gatherings”, “Sharing knowledge” and “Adopt a grandfather”, which also address the theme of the 25th of April 1974 and the concept of freedom.

All actions included in the project will be disclosed in a timely manner.

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