Between the 21st and the 23rd of December, the city doesn’t stop. From Friday’s 8pm (21st) until Sunday’s 8pm (23rd) our agenda is full. The initiatives programmed under the name “We are part of it! 48 hours of Guimarães 2012” will occupy the city, bringing music, performances and urban interventions to public and private spaces.
On Friday, the 21st, by night, in Multiusos de Guimarães, takes place the European Capital of Culture title handover from Guimarães 2012 to Košice and Marseille-Provence, next year’s European Capitals of Culture. Then the show “Then We Stay...” takes place, the confluence point of the artistic work developed with the different Guimarães’ communities. Hundreds of people on stage share the result of two years of artists’ residencies. With its dimension and number of people involved, this will be one of the most striking projects of Guimarães 2012. From 11:55 pm onwards, in the Historic Centre, we celebrate the “Non-end of the World Party”.
Saturday and Sunday, during the day, in Plataforma das Artes e da Criatividade, it will be possible to revisit the most striking works and projects of Guimarães 2012 in “Capital City – A Travel around Guimarães 2012”. Books, movies, storefronts, performances, exhibitions and photographs will help you remember the European Capital of Culture. At the same time, through the city, dozens of concerts fill the programme of “My City is your Home” in an augmented version of Mi Casa es tu Casa. This time, writers, comedians, actors and actresses join musicians and singers. Artists visit various houses and their owners and not the other way round.
On Saturday night, La Fura dels Baus return to Toural (the place where everything started) – by CCTAR’s hand – with the show “We are part of it”. The Children and Youth Choir of Academia de Música da Sociedade Filarmónica Vizelense and Guimarães’ volunteers also participate in the show. Right after, in the city centre, in Caldeiroa, takes place Gróia’ 12 – The First Night of the Rest of the Year.
On Sunday at 6pm is Fundação Orquestra Estúdio’s turn to go on Multiusos’ stage. This time with the Christmas Gala, a concert that will be fully recorded by RTP.
Between Friday’s 8pm and Sunday’s 8pm there are 48hours of Guimarães 2012 waiting for you! Do we have a date?