An eventful spring 2015 in Porto
If you are yet to choose the place to spend the most optimistic season of the year, there should be no doubt in your mind: come spend an eventful spring 2015 in Porto, the capital of Northern Portugal.
As one of the most culturally relevant centers in Portugal and the heart of the industrialized side of the country, Porto is usually a place buzzing with excitement, where there is always something “up”.
Here are some of the highlights of the spring 2015 events that will convince you it is worth coming to the unconquered city of Oporto.
Between February 27th and March 7th 2015, the beautiful Baroque city of Porto welcomes us to the European and worldwide film festival Fantasporto, which has reached its 35th edition. This edition is dedicated to Orson Welles, as we celebrate a century from his birth. Dancing also has a special place in Fantasporto 2015, as a great retrospective dedicated to the undying Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire has been planned, along with contemporary dances and more surprises.
Trade fairs are an essential part of the life of Porto, so in March 2015, be prepared for two such events: the EXPORT HOME-Furniture, Lighting and Household Goods for Export – Exhibition held between the 4th and 7th of March, and the Portugal Print-International Graphic Arts, Advertising, Communications and Promotional Textiles Exhibition, scheduled to be on display between the 19th and 21st of March.
Finally, Porto re-attests its place among the relevant cultural centers in Europe and the world in April, between the 15th and 16th, as research and academic institutions gather in a Conference of PARC and COAR to discuss ways of redefining the roles of the academia as agents promoting change and enabling access to information.