The Festival Aqui_Acolá, promoted by the Town Council of Ponta do Sol, has the collaboration of several local cultural entities / personalities, assuming itself as an event that promotes Arts, Culture and Traditions.
Its genesis shows the pretension to bring together the most varied artistic manifestations in an event that deserves to be dignified and, above all, that honorably elevates the noblest artistic, cultural and traditional parchments through a pragmatic stylistic eclecticism assumed.
Ponta do Sol is a creative town, or it would not be the birthplace of pioneering projects in the regional and national culture, being per se one of the cultural centers of reference in Madeira island.
The Festival Aqui_Acolá comes in some way to raise and praise all this dynamics. A festival that is held for the 5th consecutive year and intends to continue in the field of reflection on creation, art, culture and tradition, with a multidisciplinary program. This year takes place from May 30 to June 2, always beginning on the Feast of the Ascension, that used to be a local holiday, and brings together music, dance, theater, cinema, literature, photography, among others.
The Festival has involved the school community, from which were selected volunteers who collaborated in the Festival. In 2019 it is intended to bring the schools to the Festival, preparing a set of artistic manifestations specifically for the students of Ponta do Sol, by enrolling the student classes.
The Aqui_Acolá Festival is an authentic celebration of art, culture and tradition that attracts thousands of people of various generations and preferences for four days, or it would not be the most eclectic festival in Madeira.
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The Festival Aqui_Acolá takes place in the most emblematic places of Ponta do Sol, with outdoor and indoor stages, including the sea front of the village, the old Town, the John dos Passos cultural center, an art deco cinema of the 30’s and two chapels.
Several rooms are also used for artistic exhibitions, thus making the festival an immersive experience strongly influenced by the natural and architectural environment where it takes place.