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Silver Coast Arts Events

Kit and Samantha are pleased to offer events for our local community, in Portugal´s Costa da Prata region.

All events take place at Sozo Arts Retreat Centre just outside Sao Martinho do Porto, unless otherwise stated. For details of how to find us, drop us an email to saying which event you want to join.

Arthouse Film Night …  8 November 2016 … Mulholland Drive

Tuesday 8 November 2016 (19:45 – 22:00)   Sozo Arthouse Film Night


The second Sozo Arthouse Film Nite features David Lynch´s 2001 noir masterpiece.  Mulholland Drive tells the story of an aspiring actress named Betty, newly arrived in Los Angeles, who meets and befriends an amnesic woman hiding in an apartment that belongs to Betty’s aunt. The story that unfolds includes some surreal and darkly comic scenes and images that relate to the cryptic narrative.  It is now widely regarded as one of Lynch’s finest works, and as one of the greatest films of the 21st century.

Join us to see this projected film and share in some post-show chat. Friendly, fun and free – bring a drink and snack if you wish. If you are coming let us know by email or via the event on our facebook page.



Azulejo Workshop (Paint-your-own Portuguese tile)

Sunday 16 October 2016 at the Casa Cultura, Sao Martinho do Porto

Come and enjoy painting your own Azulejo using our simple process. With our help you can devise your own design or simply transfer one of our prepared designs to your tile. Then apply a range of coloured glazes (paints). We will take the tiles to be fired and collect them for you within a few days. Your tile can be simple or more advanced, it is up to you!


11:30               Optional guided walk around Sao Martinho do Porto to view Azelujos,

                          including the chapel of Santo Antonio (Viewpoint) and the old town

13:00               Optional lunch as a group at a restaurant in Sao Martinho

15:00–17:00  Workshop in the Art Studio, Casa da Cultura, SMP


Special price €15 for the workshop (includes guided walk, tuition, materials for painting 1 tile and the firing process)

Approx €10-€15 for lunch

Your finished Ajulejos will be ready to pick up a few days later, from the “Union Jacs” shop in SMP.

Places are limited and must be booked in advance by sending an email to, or visiting Union Jacs to purchase a ticket.

Tile Designs may involve Abstract/geometric patterns or Figurative design


Originally, azulejos (meaning ‘polished stone’) were made with geometric patterns stemming from an Arabic influence. The designs later diversified into the blue Baroque style, in which individual tiles have a figurative design, and in some cases whole scenes are depicted in a large “tableau”. Colourful azulejos adorn many buildings throughout Portugal, from simple dwellings to elegant manor houses.

Arthouse Film Nights …  starting July 2016

Thursday 21st July 2016 (19:45 – 22:00)   Sozo Arthouse Film Night – “Wings of Desire”, Wim Wenders

wings of desire

Join us once a month for a new and exciting ‘art house’ evening with a projected film and optional post show discussion. Friendly fun and free – bring a drink and popcorn if you wish. The first showing is Wim Wenders´ Wings of Desire.  If you are coming let us know by email or via the event on our facebook page.

Wings of Desire synopsis:

“Damiel and Cassiel are angels who watch over the city of Berlin. They can travel unseen through the city, listening to people’s thoughts, watching their actions and studying their lives. While they can make their presence felt in small ways, only children and other angels can see them. One day, Damiel finds his way into a circus and sees Marion (Solveig Dommartin), a high-wire artist, practicing her act; he is immediately smitten. After the owners of the circus tell the company that the show is out of money and must disband, As he watches her, Damiel makes a decision: he wants to be human, and he wants to be with Marion, to lift her spirits and, if need be, to share her pain. Wim Wenders’ Wings of Desire is a remarkable modern fairy tale about the nature of being alive. The angels witness the gamut of human emotions, and they experience the luxury of simple pleasures (even a cup of coffee and a cigarette) as ones who’ve never known them. From the angels’ viewpoint, Berlin is seen in gorgeous black-and-white — strikingly beautiful but unreal; when they join the humans. Peter Falk appears as himself, revealing a secret that we may not have known about the man who played Columbo, and there’s also a brief but powerful appearance by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. Wings of Desire hinges on the intangible and elusive, and it builds something beautiful from those qualities.”

Rating: PG
Genre: Art House & International , Drama , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Romance
Directed By: Wim Wenders
Year: 1987
Language: German with English subtitles
Runtime: 123 minutes

Painters´ Group  … planned start date September 2016

There is interest in a weekly session for Painters to come along and paint, forming a group that is sociable and offers help and tips when needed.

We intend to start a weekly group that meets at our SozoArts studio just outside Sao Martinho do Porto. The intention is to keep the cost affordable whilst making a contribution to the SozoArts premises and the ongoing project. If you like the sound of joining a friendly group of painters, drop us a line.

Dance Lessons July 2016

social dance 1

Friday 1st July 2016 (11:00 – 12:00)    “Danca com Samantha” – Dance lesson for absolute beginners – lesson 1: Disco Fox

Friday 8th July 2016 (17:00 – 18:00)    “Danca com Samantha” – Dance lesson for absolute beginners – lesson 2: Disco Fox + Social Foxtrot

Friday 15th July 2016 (11:00 – 12:00)    “Danca com Samantha” – Dance lesson for absolute beginners – lesson 3: Disco Fox + Social Foxtrot

Friday 22nd July 2016 (11:00 – 12:00)    “Danca com Samantha” – Dance lesson for absolute beginners – lesson 4: Disco Fox + Social Foxtrot

Come and join these sessions led by our hugely experienced dance teacher Samantha, as she shares her passion for dance and creates an enjoyable and fun environment for all. This series of 4 lessons will help you to learn some simple dances that will get you up and dancing at the disco, and similar social events. You can come to individual lessons; in case you missed something we will help to fill in the blanks. We start with “Disco Fox”, a style which is currently very popular. In lesson 2 we will consolidate last week’s steps and add a very basic social fox trot step, so you can travel around the room as well. Price is €8 pp or €15 per couple. The first lesson was greatly enjoyed by all.