This Sunday, on November 21st, Faro presented it’s candidature to be the European Capital of Culture 2027.
It was early in the morning that an entourage of about three hundred people and dozens of bikers from the Motoclub of Faro and Moto Malta Faro, left the Algarve capital, heading for Lisbon, to accompany Rogério Bacalhau, Mayor of Faro, in the delivery of the Bidbook, at the Ministry of Culture. A part of this entourage was the Folkloric Group of Faro, the Choral Group Ossónoba, the Faro Philharmonic Band and the group Urban Xpression which performed during the ceremony.
The candidature of Faro for the European Capital of Culture has received a wide participation and many groups and associations that have been collaborating in the process, wanted to join the delegation, namely Associação Doina Algarve, Associação Nossa Senhora dos Navegantes, Associação de Proteção à Rapariga e à Família, Refood and Sociedade Recreativa Bordeirense. Many other citizens, who understood the importance of the application for the long-term development of the region, also joined the delegation and made their way to Lisbon.
In a festive spirit, all the people in the entourage applauded the arrival of Faro’s Bidbook and formed a human line and through the hands of all the people the Bidbook was passed until it reached Rogério Bacalhau, to be delivered to the Ministry of Culture. After this moment the Mayor of Faro thanked immensely for the presence of all and recalled that: "The delivery of Faro's Candidature for the European Capital of Culture in 2027 represents an important milestone in a project of all and for all. A mobilizing project, made with a lot of work and dedication, which affirms the potential of culture as an important tool for the economic and social development of the region. For all this, and the commitment and involvement of the entire population in our candidacy, we have reasons to celebrate today. We are already winners''.
After the Bidbook delivery ceremony at Palácio da Ajuda, Faro2027 took 45 children supported by the Doina Association (Mudaki Project) and the Association for the Protection of Girls and Family to the MAAT - Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, in a partnership that aims to affirm Faro 2027 as an inclusive candidacy, where everyone has the access to culture.
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