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Congratulations Matosinhos Municipal Market

On the 27th of May, the Matosinhos Market celebrates its 70th anniversary


To mark the date, the Municipality of Matosinhos presents a program that will celebrate its 7 decades of life, for 7 months, from May 27 to December 27.

The program to celebrate the 70 years of Mercado de Matosinhos is aimed at current and potential customers, but also at operators, inviting them to take an active part in this “also their” anniversary. The program will be based on 7 pillars - People, Nature, Gastronomy, Art, Crafts, Healthy Life and Community.

During the afternoon of tomorrow, May 27th, a new illustration mural will be created curated by Adélia Carvalho and illustration by Cátia Vidinhas and the following day an original theme will be presented in homage to the people of the Market and the sea. The theme will be presented in the concert “Seven”, created by Saphir Cristal, which will propose a musical tour through the seven decades of the Market’s life, with the interpretation of 7 songs, one for each decade, the last being the original theme of the Market.

Also tomorrow, an artistic residency will begin with the artist “Xico Gaivota” which will result in an installation developed together with operators and customers that will be inaugurated on June 8, World Oceans Day, becoming another point in the Market history. As part of the event-movement “If I were the sea”, whose program intersects with this celebration, two more initiatives will take place, having as their main concern the preservation of the environment and the importance of adopting the best practices proposed by the Circular Economy on a daily basis. day. The first edition of Mercado Circular will take place between the 27th and 28th of May and the Conversa Salgada, on the 8th of June.

The anniversary of the Market will also be associated with Children's Day, with the beginning of the artistic residency of the artisan Simão Bolivar, “Mercado de Brincar”, who during the months of June and July will create a toy inspired by the day of the Market of Matosinhos.

At the end of July, the exhibition “Faces of the Market” will open, which will occupy the public space outside the Matosinhos Market and in which the current operators of the Market will be honored.

At the same time, a booklet will be launched so that the younger generations of customers can collect the faces that are so often unknown and that rise so early so that we can have the best and freshest products at our table. The initiatives scheduled for the end of July aim to highlight, in a special and official way, the date on which the Matosinhos Market opened its doors to the public, that is, August 1, 1952, along with the opening date of the Market that marks the beginning of this celebration program.

70 YEARS OF THE MUNICIPAL MARKET OF MATOSINHOS


SCHEDULE / MAY AND JUNE'2022

• May 27 / “Todos ao Mercado” Illustration Mural

Curator: Adelia Carvalho

Illustration: Cátia Vidinhas

Synopsis: Developed under the motto “All to the Market”, this mural aims to highlight the role of the Matosinhos Market as a meeting point for generations, flavors and knowledge.

Different generations, with different aspirations and motivations, but who feel at home in this market, due to the way it provides daily this encounter between past and present with an eye on a future where no one wants to lose sight of the best flavors, nor forget the best knowledge. .

• May 27 and 28 / Circular Market (“If I were the Sea”)

• May 27th to June 7th / Xico Gaivota artist residency (“Se eu Fosse Mar”)

• May 28 / 11:30 / Concert “Seven”

Concert with Saphir Cristal, Celso Miguel, Sérgio Marques, Jade Tavares and the special participation of Sofia Silva.

Synopsis: seven songs to celebrate seven decades. An original song for decades to come.

ARTISTIC DETAIL: An initiative of the Municipality of Matosinhos / Author: Saphir Cristal / Composition and Lyrics: Saphir Cristal / Musical arrangement: Celso Miguel / Voices: Saphir Cristal; Celso Miguel; Jade Tavares; Sofia Silva / Guitar: Celso Miguel / Percussion: Sérgio Marques / Production: Saphir Cristal / Music recording and editing: João Oliveira / Video: Celso Miguel

• June 1st to July 31st / Artist Residency “Mercado de Brincar”

Artistic residency with the artisan Simão Bolivar. Synopsis: The Matosinhos Market will be transformed into a toy… by the hands and talent of artisan Simão Bolivar! And everyone is invited to see this beautiful game born. The process will be developed in the market, together with operators and customers, and the objective is to create a large-format toy that will represent the day to day of the Market. Within the scope of this residency, a small format toy will also be developed to offer to current market operators.

• June 8 / World Oceans Day

the 8th of June / Inauguration of the artistic installation by Xico Gaivota (“If I were the Sea”)

o Salty Conversation III

o Launch of a video clip of the original music by the Municipal Market of Matosinhos on the social networks of the Municipal Markets

ARTISTIC DETAIL: An initiative of the Municipality of Matosinhos / Author: Saphir Cristal / Composition and Lyrics: Saphir Cristal / Musical arrangement: Celso Miguel / Voices: Saphir Cristal; Celso Miguel; Jade Tavares; Sofia Silva / Guitar: Celso Miguel / Percussion: Sérgio Marques / Production: Saphir Cristal / Music recording and editing: João Oliveira / Video: Celso Miguel

o Launch of the collectible “Specialties from Matosinhos Municipal Markets”

Synopsis: A collectible, which will be published monthly, in paper and digital format, that will reveal some of the most secret gastronomic specialties and tricks of 7 of the restaurant spaces that are currently found in the Matosinhos Market.

o Exhibition and presentation of the book “Faces full of Tide”

Initiative developed within the scope of Gal Costeira Litoral Norte, integrated by

Synopsis: (to be confirmed)

UPCOMING INITIATIVES (end of July): Exhibition “Faces of the Market”; “Faces of the Markets” book; Inauguration of the Toy developed within the scope of Simão Bolivar's artistic residency.

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