THE ENGLISH PAGE
Welcome to this pretty new ENGLISH PAGE online!
Here you’ll be able to find ideas of where to go and what to see… But not only!
You may also find works from your school fellows; and there are many who really love writing…
Of when the red iron pits ran a-plenty
But the cardboard-filled windows and old men on the benches
Tell you now that the whole town is empty
But I was raised on the other
In the wee hours of youth my mother took sick
And I was brought up by my brother
The drag lines an’ the shovels they was a-humming
‘Till one day my brother failed to come home
The same as my father before him
My friends they couldn’t have been kinder
And my schooling was cut as I quit in the spring
To marry John Thomas, a miner
With the lunch bucket filled every season
What with three babies born, the work was cut down
To a half a day’s shift with no reason
And the fire in the air, it felt frozen
‘Till a man come to speak, and he said in one week
That number eleven was closing
They say that your ore ain’t worth digging
That it’s much cheaper down in the South American towns
Where the miners work almost for nothing
And the room smelled heavy from drinking
Where the sad, silent song made the hour twice as long
As I waited for the sun to go sinking
This silence of tongues it was building
‘Till one morning’s wake, the bed it was bare
And I was left alone with three children
The stores one by one they’re all folding
My children will go as soon as they grow
Well, there ain’t nothing here now to hold them
A DAMA DAS CAMÉLIAS
If you are a theatre lover you shouldn’t miss “A Dama das Camélias” in Oeiras. This play is based on Alexandre Dumas’s novel with the same name and it tells us about the love story between Marguerite Gauthier and Alfredo Germonti in Paris in the mid nineteen century.
You will find there many familiar faces from TV, such as Sofia Alves, Ruy de Carvalho, Joel Branco and others and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it much.
Auditório Municipal Eunice Muñoz, Oeiras
Till April 3rd. Wednesday to Saturday at 9.30 p.m. And Sundays at 5 p.m.
A PASSION OF MINE
At first I didn´t know what I should write about but then I realized that maybe I should write about what I love the most and that is dancing.
I love dancing and this is the first year that I have the chance to dance properly. I don´t know where I got the courage to sign in the dance school group.
Last Saturday I had my first real competition and it was amazing. I was scared at first but when I started dancing the first choreography it all blew away; I was excited and full of energy when we finished (the first choreography). All I wanted was to go back there again…
When we started our last choreography and also the last of the competition I was full of energy and adrenaline because my parents and my friend were there watching me so I danced as I never did before. When we finished I went to hug my friend, I almost cried.
We ended up in the first place, I was so happy and proud of me and my team mates. The sweat, tears and hours rehearsing paid off.
This is my passion and I will never stop doing it.
Daniela Gomes – 10ºH1
Do you like Cartoons? Most young people do. In Lisbon at Casa da Imprensa, you may see more than one hundred humorous cartoons and many publications which remind you of the values of freedom of speech. This initiative of the National Museum of the Printing Press, reminds us of the journalists who died in Paris in 2015 in the attack at “Charlie Hebdo”
Galeria da Casa da Imprensa, Rua da Horta Seca, 20
Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 20.00pm – Till March 31st.
MUSICAL EVENINGS AT THE PALACE OF PENA
The year commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of the king consort of Portugal, Ferdinand II (1816-1885) sees the return of the “Musical Evenings in the Palace of Pena”. The music makes up an intrinsic part of the Palace’s historical fabric. Its creators were always inherently interconnected with music. Firstly, Ferdinand with Maria II, the queen of an intrinsically musical dynasty, and, subsequently, already as a widow, with Elise Hensler, herself an opera singer, who would go onto marry the king.
This cycle is back for the 2nd edition and it will take place at Salão Nobre till March 4th.
This is a unique opportunity to listen to the same romantic musical tones which once were listened in that same place, the magnificent Salão Nobre.
Alan Rickman, Professor Snape in Harry Potter’s films, died yesterday. In this video he says a poem: The Long War for Peace Day.
Do you like musicals? And the music of the ABBA from the 70s ? Is it familiar to you because of old records at home?
Now you have the opportunity to listen to the music of this famous band in the show “Mamma Mia” at Campo Pequeno, Lisbon, from January 12th to 24th.
The plot is famous: one mother, one daughter and three possible fathers. After reading old diaries from her mother, where she got to know she had 3 lovers, the young girl decides to find out who her real father is and invites them to her wedding in a marvelous Greek island.
“Mamma Mia” was on stage for the first time in 1999 in the West End, London, and then in 2001 on Broadway and it was seen by more than 54 million people.
Don’t miss it!
QUARTETO by Heiner Muller
Till February 14th at Teatro da Politécnica, Lisbon
Ivo Canelas and Crista Alfaiate, two well-known Portuguese actors, give life to this vision of the “Quartet” by Heiner Muller, adapted by Jorge Silva Melo.
And it changes a game of seduction between two ex-lovers into a manipulating instrument. “What interests me the most is to analyse the relationship between male and female, to show them as I think they are, to destroy prejudice. My main aim is destruction” said Muller about his play.
On Tuesdays at 7 pm you can see this play for just 6€.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!
Welcome back to school. We hope you’ve had great Xmas Holidays with Peace and Love around…
Now it’s time to go back to work; we’re counting on you. Have a great time at school this 2nd term!
Christmas Holidays at last….
After such hard work at school it’s time to relax and enjoy the warmth of your home, family and friends.
Have a great time in this Xmas Season and try to make the most of it.
We’ll be waiting for you next term and hope you come back in 2016 with new strength in order to have a great school year.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Thirty years after the victory of the Rebel Alliance over the Galactic Empire, the Star Wars saga is back with secrecy as well as a new cast. After the fall of the Palpatine and Vader Empires, a new group was born, the First Order, being the conflicting and instable Kylo Ren one of the team. Opposition still exists in a far galaxy, a Resistance, to which belongs Poe Dameron – the pilot. There are now two young central characters, Finn, a storm trooper, Jakku Rey from the desert planet and a new droid, BB-8.
If you are a science fiction addict, go and see this movie; it’s at Forum Sintra and it may be a good way to enjoy your Xmas Holidays.
CHOOSING A CAREER
Choosing a career is probably one of the most important decisions I will ever make. As far as I am concerned, I have already decided what to be in the future.
I definitely want to be a football player but I also want to finish my studies because I know that if I have a higher education I will be more prepared to deal with people in any situation or in any area.
Anyway, in the future, as I said before, I would like to become a football player. At the moment, I am preparing my future career. In fact, I have been training football for ten years, hoping to become a professional and a successful football player. I train three times a week and I would not mind training every single day because that is what I love doing. I want to play in Sporting Clube de Portugal and later in Manchester United, Liverpool or even in Barcelona.
As a football player, I have the possibility to get to know many people and many cultures because I will travel all over the world.
I hope my dream will come true because, as Confucious said, if I choose a job that I love, I will never have to work a day in my life. I will play football just for the pleasure of doing it.
Tomás Rosa – 10ºH1
CHOOSE A JOB YOU LOVE
The sentence “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life” by Confucious means that when people are doing something that they enjoy, it stops feeling like an obligation and starts to feel like something more fun and not boring.
Confucious, by saying that, wanted to tell us that we should choose a job that we really love because if we don’t, we will become more depressed people and going to work will feel like an unpleasant thing and this should never happen.
If we are doing something every day of our lives that we really love it’s not going to feel like work even though it is our job and we are getting paid to do it!
I believe that getting paid for doing something that we really love is one of the best things ever because you are receiving money to do something that does not feel like work, so we are getting paid to have a nice day every single day of our lives.
Gonçalo Dias – 10º H1
A BAND OR A CAREER AS SOLO PLAYER
Hello! My name is José Maria, I’m fifteen years old and I’m on the tenth grade. Before I came to high school I studied at D.Carlos I, Sintra and in Conservatório de Música de Sintra (CMS). I started at CMS with ten years old. At the beginning I had to choose a musical instrument , and I chose the saxophone. In the beginning I learned how to play saxophone and from that moment on, I knew that saxophone was going to be part of my life. It has been five years from that moment, and ever since I have been getting better.
Now I’m in high school, and before starting school I decided that I was going to CMS, so at the moment I dedicate my life to music. At CMS I have many subjects, but my focus in on the saxophone, I need to study a lot to make my dream come true, which is to be a great saxophonist and one of the best.
Whilst I have CMS, I also attend Chemistry lessons because if I don’t have an opportunity to be a saxophonist, I’m going to University to study Chemistry.
When I finish high school I’m going to Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa and to achieve this I will have to do some exams. I’d like to go to France because there are many great teachers there , but it’s necessary a lot of money, so probably I’m going to stay in Portugal. When I finish Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa I’d like to constitute a band or do a career as a solo player.
José Maria – 10ºC7
Travel all around the world
My name is Catarina. I’m 15 years old. I was born on 24th January 2000. I’m a student of the 10th grade at Leal da Câmara High School.
After leaving school, I would like to be a reporter/journalist to travell all around the world, talk to many people, listen to their stories, see a lot different things and report them. I want to do this type of job because I’ve always wanted to see the whole world and know the different types of people around it. But to achieve this I need to conclude the 12th grade and get a degree at university.
Personally, I’m understanding, quiet and a mysterious person. I really like to listen to music, hang out with my close friends, write and surf. I love my cat Nina more than anything and I also like to sing, but only when nobody is around. I don’t like maths, physical education, lies and fake people.
Catarina Quinta – 10ºH1
My name is Estrela…
My name is Estrela, I’m 17 years old, and I’m in 10th grade. After leaving school, I would love to become a writer. I’ve always loved to write. Since I was a little girl, I always looked at the world in a different perspective. But, back then, I didn’t know how to write properly, so I used to draw what was on my mind. Now that I actually know how to use words correctly, I love being able to express myself through them, mostly because I’m really shy.
If I want to become a writer, I don’t really need a degree or an apprenticeship, I only need to write what’s in my heart and give people the confidence that the “real world” doesn’t. Because words have that power.
Estrela Correia – 10ºH1
It’s just next weekend, 27th and 28th November, one more edition of this Festival. Last year it simply sold out every stage at Liberty Avenue in Lisbon. Characterised as usual by innovative and surprising projects, Vodafone Mexefest presents the best of alternative and independent music in a wide amplitude of genres capable of reaching even the most demanding ones…
From stage to stage, Music moves in the city.
Allo’ Allo’ em versão teatral
Do you remember the famous TV series with that same name? Of course, you do! Now you can see it by yourself on a Portuguese stage at Teatro da Trindade in Lisbon.
Till the 27th December you can see the adventures of René, in a comedy where there is no peace. By the time of the 2nd World War, René is the owner of a Café where the French Resistance, Gestapo agents, German officers and war prisoners get together without knowing their real identity. After the news that the fuhrer is going to visit the village, René will have to use all his smartness in order to keep his Café a safe place –and his life as well…
Steve Jobs (the movie)
Adapted from the biographical best-seller by Walter Isacson and directed by Danny Boyle, this is a movie about one of the most important icons of our time: Steve Jobs, executive president of Apple, one of the most relevant American multinationals. The action follows his personal and professional life and it portrays the way he used to see himself as well as the way others used to see him. Boyle reveals the personality and character of a visionary man till his death in 2011. In the cast you may find Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet and Jeff Daniels among others.
You may see it at Forum Sintra.
Real Bodies – discover the human body
REAL BODIES – discover the human body
“No matter the race, no matter your religion, no matter your political orientation, no matter if you are rich or poor … we all share a common element: The Human Body”
You can see this exhibition till the end of the year at Cordoaria Nacional, Belém in Lisbon.
Real Bodies is a fascinating journey through the extraordinary riches that lie hidden beneath our skin. Its purpose is to explain the anatomy and structure of the human body, while admiring its beauty and perfection. The Real Bodies exhibition consists of 10 galleries, each dedicated to a human body system, representing a unique opportunity to explore the anatomy of the human body, its structure and its operation.
It may be seen every weekday from 10.00am to 20.00 pm, Monday to Sunday, including holidays. Don’t miss it.
Atelier-Museu Júlio Pomar
Lisbon, Rua do Vale, 7
Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 am to 18.00 pm.
Opened in April 2013, this place of the well-known painter is situated in a narrow street in São Bento, near the Parliament. In a building now recovered by Siza Vieira, it is possible to find the collection of works from the Júlio Pomar Foundation. The building, an old store from the XVII century is close to Jesus Church and Passos Manuel Secondary School.
Júlio Pomar and Rui Chafes were invited to think the space of this building and to show their relationship with the practice of drawing, constantly present in the process of their work. There you can see drawing by Pomar and two sculptures by Rui Chafes.