In June the Summer School takes over Porto with daily free events

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 10:11

June marks the start of a new edition of the Porto Summer School on Art & Cinema, which anticipates unique sounds, aesthetics and conversations. The activities offered to Porto's cultural community take place not only at School of Arts, but also in venues around the city. Between June 17 and 21, a diverse, bold and entirely free public program is anticipated.

It Wasn't Cabral: Reviewing Silences and Omissions is the theme of this edition, which aims to reflect on decolonialism, hosting for the first time in Portugal the exhibition “Enciclopédia Negra”, one of this year's highlights.

The program begins with music, on June 17, with a showcase by Portuguese artist Dino D'Santiago, one of the most important and awarded voices of our time, who will perform for the first time at School of Arts, accompanied by students. The event will take place at 7pm in the Ilídio Pinho Auditorium (Blackbox).

The following day, on June 18, Pátio das Artes will host an exclusive screen for the broadcast of the Euro 2024 match (Portugal vs. Czech Republic), inviting all Portuguese and soccer enthusiasts to join in and show their support for the Portuguese team, in good company and with snacks.

The program also includes a film screening on June 19 at 9.15pm at the Batalha Centro de Cinema, where “Sankofa and her Mirrors” will be shown. The short film screening is followed by a talk with the director Keila Sankofa and Ellen Lima.

The following day, June 20, at 7 p.m., Enciclopédia Negra opens at School of Arts, an exhibition by Flávio Gomes, Jaime Lauriano and Lilia Schwarcz, which will be shown for the first time outside Brazil. Enciclopédia Negra recalls the silenced memory of millions of black people who built Brazil's history. The exhibition gives a face to these people who were enslaved and have not been portrayed throughout history.

Afterwards, the Brazilian artist MC Carol, whose music inspired the title of the Summer School, takes to the stage of School of Arts for a concert, entitled “Roda de Fala”, with Farofa, cultural agitator and DJ, and DJ Dorly.

On the last day, June 21, anthropologist Lilia Schwarcz talks with visual artist Jaime Lauriano about “Slavery and reparations: our past in the present”, at 7pm in the Ilídio Pinho Auditorium at School of Arts.

The events are free of charge.


How do I get to School of Arts?

We suggest using the following public transport: Line 200 - Bolhão - Castelo do Queijo | Line 203 - Marquês - Castelo do Queijo | Line 204 - H. S. João - Foz | Line 207 - Campanhã - Foz (Market).


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