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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


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.

Mexican Train

Mexican TrainEasy to Learn and fun to play. One of the most popular domino games played in the world today. We will be holding a Mexican Train event at the Holiday Inn on 3 February at 15:00. Each player plays a chain of dominoes called a train; they may also play on the common chain called the Mexican Train. The player with the lowest points score at the end of the game wins. There are many events along the way that block the trains and make for an exciting game. Bring friends and join visitors to the Holiday Inn for some fun. A minimum donation of €5 is requested for a Mobile Breast Screening Unit for Associação Oncológica do Algarve. Email:

Coffee and Cake

Welcome to Alvor – Portugal

The next Rotary Club Silves Coffee & Cake morning will be in Alvor at the home of Felicity Thoet on the 15 January 2014 beginning at 11.00.  If you are in the western Algarve and you like cake, this is a perfect opportunity to meet new friends and catch up with old ones.  Minimum donations of 5€ per person are requested in aid of Castelo dos Sonhos. Please let Felicity know by Monday 13 JAN if you are joining her so that she knows how many people to expect. Email:

Christmas Walk

River CrossingLunch2Rural IdyllPresident and Walkers on the Roman Bridge

Christmas Walk 2013

Walkers gathered at Paderne to enjoy a lovely walk in the sunshine. A wonderful way to start the festive season joining  with friends in stroll around our beautiful Portuguese countryside whilst supporting charities in Loulé and Silves who do an amazing job collecting and distributing food around the needy of the Algarve.

The walk was a gentle 6kms in length on tarmac roads, tracks and paths.  During the walk we visited, Paderne’s Moorish Castle on its promontory overlooking the Ribeira de Quarteira together with an ancient Roman bridge, the remains of a water mill and a well preserved bee-hive faggot oven. The walk started at the Public Laundry “Antigo Lavadouro Publico Paderne”and was followed by a traditional Portuguese lunch at Paraiso do Algarve.

Walkers suggested to get together again in the Spring when the spring flowers and orchids will be at their best.