Between Wednesday and Saturday (July 25-28), Angra do Heroísmo will be the meeting point of the World Heritage cities located in the Atlantic, in the scope of the Project City 2020, being the host of its congeners of the Canary Islands, Municipality of La Laguna, of Senegal, represented by the municipalities of Saint Louis and Isle de Gorée, and the municipality of Ribeira Grande de Santiago in Cape Verde.
In this way, on July 25 will take place the III Meeting of Partners, where they will continue with the work started in the two previous editions, in the Canary Islands and Cape Verde, betting on an exchange and joint work to pursue the objectives set within the scope of the project, in particular the promotion of sustainable, innovative and quality tourism products and services; promotion of local commerce in the five cities and support for small and medium-sized businesses in the tourism sector, which is why Angra’s local partner for the event is the Chamber of Commerce of Angra do Heroísmo, explains the city council’s note.
In addition to this meeting of partners, the initiative also includes three events open to the public, namely the II Annual International Seminar – Interreg Mac “City2020”, the White Night City 2020 and the City 2020 Night Fair.
In relation to the International Seminar, this year’s theme is “Cultural Tourism in World Heritage Cities” and is on July 26 at the Cultural and Congress Center of Angra do Heroísmo, between 9:30 am and 5:30 pm.
The seminar aims to discuss the advantages and limitations of tourism in these cities and the commitment to Cultural Tourism as an added value of World Heritage cities. At the end of this international event, at the CCCAH Foyer, a concert by the internationally acclaimed young cellist, André Gunko, accompanied on the piano by Olga Lysa, adds the note.
On the 27th and 28th the City 2020 events will take place in the streets of the Historic Center of Angra do Heroísmo, with the co-organization of the Chamber of Commerce of Angra. Thus, on Friday, the Rua Direita, Rua de S. João and the Pátio da Alfândega receive the Night Fair, which lasts until the following day. In the White Night City 2020, the artists Azul, Rita Evangelho, Vasconcelos and Weip One participate, there is street entertainment with the Spirit Group and the Dr Vi Band Groups, Big Muffin Orchestra, Bossa Quintet and Dj Rodrigo do Ó.
Only in the field of the City 2020 Night Fair, on July 28, concerts of the Philharmonic Society Recreio Serretense and the Myrica Faya are scheduled in the Páteo da Alfândega. There is street entertainment with the Spirit Group and the concert of Walter & Friends and guests at Praça Velha.
The Night Fair will put emphasis on regional products and will include the participation of the Urban Craft Show of the Regional Craft Support Center.
The local commerce adhered to the challenge launched by the municipality of Angra do Heroísmo and the Chamber of Commerce of Angra do Heroísmo and, during the last two events mentioned, the establishments will be open. There will be a “Happy Hour” in the bars and cafeterias and special menus during the two days from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, designed to signal the City 2020 in Angra, in the restaurants and cafes of the city.