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5 June Concert by Wind Quintet “Pasu”

CasaculturaLast year’s  concert, was the most successful yet!  Comments from our guests were ” Best event I have been to in the Algarve since we moved here”, “Lovely evening well done” and “a delightful concert and  a lovely evening”.  This year’s concert is on the 5 June at 18:30. The evening will start with drinks and canapés in the moorish gardens before guests are treated to an interesting programme of music by the quintet “Pasu”at the delightful Casa da Cultura Islâmica e Mediterrânica in Silves.


1mittelPasu was founded in 20 August 2008, on the occasion of ” International Summer Academy of Chamber Music Niedersachsen” of students from the four conservatories in North Rhine -Westphalia , Detmold, Dusseldorf , Essen and Cologne . The members of the ensemble , Julia Bremm (flute) , Louise Rummel (oboe) , Yousef Eisa ( clarinet), Olivia Comparot (bassoon) and Anna Katharina Swartman ( horn ), are all still studying with renowned professors in their field and are currently working in various German orchestras . They continue to expand their repertoire and present in their concerts, and chamber music for the pleasure of their audiences. This young ensemble accepted in the spring of 2011 an invitation to the festival ” 3mittelMusicales de Grillon ” in France and they played several concerts in Provence.  In their varied concert programs they present both classical wind quintet pieces. Whether a formal concert or as musical accompaniment, the quintet ” Pasu ” offers an energetic and distinctive ensemble sound , which creates a memorable experience for each of their concerts.

Their exciting and varied programme for this event consists of:

W.A.Mozart – Fantasie,

Félix Mendelssohn – Quintette,

Maurice Ravel – Le Tombeau de Couperin,

Antonín Dvořák – Streichquartett

György Ligeti – Six Bagatelles  More detailed Programme

Places are limited as this unusual venue only seats 80. It is a wonderful opportunity to share good music in interesting surroundings. Please book directly at Rotary Club de Silves for you and your friends or telephone 919240882. A minimum donation of €15 per person is required and all profits from this event will go to support our Education Programmes.

We are extremely grateful to the Câmara Municipal de Silves for the loan of such a lovely venue. Directions


Presentation evening for the Cookery Competition 2014

The guests of honor

The Guests of Honour, Students of Silves Sul and Almancil

The Silves Rotary Club joined with Almancil Rotary Club on the 2 April to celebrate the finalists for the jointly funded cookery competition between the Schools of Silves Sul and Almancil and to officially declare the winner. Guests were welcomed at the Conrad Hotel, Almancil to be served the winning menu but this time cooked by the chef’s of the Conrad Hotel themselves. The students and teachers of the schools were present to witness the delight with which the winning menu was received by Rotarians and their guests. The executive chef Andrew  Mc Gee was surprised by the desserts of both teams and served them in combination to perfection.

Winning Menu 001Throughout the month of March,  The judges spent 6 days tasting food prepared, cooked and served by the students of Almancil and Algoz schools. They have been treated to some interesting and delicious dishes. The grand final took place at the Conrad Hotel on the 24 March. The students were presented with a black box of ingredients and ask to cook and serve a three course meal. They mastered the high tech kitchen at the Conrad Hotel and Pedro’s team from Almancil produced prawns in garlic, filet steak with spinach, potatoes and caramelised onion followed by a chocolate mousse. Erica’s team from Algoz cooked prawns in a Marie Rose and brandy sauce, filet steak with spinach and parsnip pureé and an orange desert. The competition was very close but after much debate, Algoz School were declared the winners by a squeak.


The students received personalised aprons and certificates. The Silves Sul School was presented with the trophy which they will be able to display in school for the year, alongside a replica which they will be able to keep. The runners up Almancil School also received a crystal plaque to display in school.  Both teams have been offered works experience in the Conrad Hotel.

Runners up Almancil

The Runners-up Agrupamento Vertical de Almancil

Winners Silves Sul

The Winners Agrupomento Escolas de Silves Sul











Next year it is hoped to offer the opportunity more schools  as part of both rotary clubs work in promoting educational opportunities for the students of the Algarve.

Well Done Everybody!



Successful Exhibition of Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales

Grimm 001This Brothers’ Grimm Bicentary Exhibition ” Imagination of the Brothers’ Grimm showed a cross section of over 100 pictures, by different artists, covering a wide spectrum through the history of Fairy Tale illustrations over the last 200 years.  It was complemented by the paintings, murals, sculptures and mobiles produced by the students of Lagoa and Silves in workshops held in their schools.  It has already been shown in Germany, Denmark, Japan, New Zealand and Scotland. It was organised by German artist Gudrun Bartels and assisted by Rotarian David Trubshaw. The exhibition was supported by :

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Some examples of the childrens work:

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There will be a second chance to view the Exhibition when it moves to Armação de Pêra later this year. The closing ceremony was attended by Gudrun Bertels (centre) and Berhhard Reuter (President South Niedersachsen, Gottingen) with (l to r) Isabel Flores, David Trubshaw, Michael Bach (Hon German Consul) and Alan Winn, President of  Silves Rotary.


God Save Our Leaking Roof 16 April 2014:

Guests enjoying outdoors


Silves Sul Student

Silves Sul Student

This delightful revue written and directed by club member David Butler Cole was full of comedy and music. The Gala Night was supported by the Silves Rotary Club and guests enjoyed drinks and canapés prior to the performance. 100 guests gathered at the Teatro Mascarenhas Gregório in Silves and enjoyed an evening of laughter and fun. Guests also had an opportunity to view paintings and art by BJ Boulter and David Trubshaw. The students of Silves Sul served the guests with their usual style, making the evening one to remember. The Gala night raised €1522. The money raised goes to Castelo de Sonhos, one of our favourite beneficiaries.

David and guest

David Trubshaw (Artist) and Guest

President and Guests

Alan Winn (RC Silves President) and Guests

President and picture display

Alan Winn (RC Silves President) and Art Display.