Following his presentation last month on the industries of the Algarve, Peter will examine in greater detail the Algarvian Tuna Fishing industry. His talk will cover the design and construction of the armações; the years of the scarcity of tuna and the years of plenty; the tax regime that nearly killed the industry.

The presentations will take place on Friday 19th April at 11h00 in Tavira Municipal Library and on Tuesday 30th April at 18h00 in the Municipal Library in Lagoa. As normal, there is no formal charge for our presentations, but there will be an opportunity to make a voluntary donation. If you wish to have lunch with Lynne and me on 19th April, please let me know beforehand.

On Sunday 21st April at 11:00 at Quintinha da Música, we shall have a special concert featuring students from the Conservatório together with their teachers, who also perform with the Orquestra do Sul. Their programme will be varied, comprising pieces by Georg Telemann, Astor Piazzolla, Vittorio Monti, Frédéric Chopin, and even Dmitri Shostakovich, among others. This concert gives members an opportunity to support the work of the Conservatório, and to witness firsthand the progress of the students. The cost of the reservation is €25 per person, and information about this event and reservations can be had from Peter at