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to Sept 9 | FESTIVAL | Festa do “Avante!” | Seixal | 20 – 37,50€

September 7, 2018

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“No universal selfishness can bring social good to all. Communism — the effort to give all men what they need and to ask of each the best they can contribute — this is the only way of human life.”*
W. E. B. Du Bois
*Editor’s note: this applies to women, children, and the LGBTQ community too.

Communism is becoming a less and less dirty word in the West these days. In no small part due to capitalism, we’re sure. But hope dies last…
Nevertheless, every year since 1976, on the first weekend of September, the town of Amora hosts Festa do “Avante!” (“Forward!”), named after the official newspaper of the Portuguese Communist Party (PCP). This year, to celebrate Karl Marx turning 200 years old (because, you know, Marx is forever), the three-day festival invites hundreds of Portuguese and international bands and performers, on 10 stages, along with artist booths, ethnography, gastronomy, debates, workshops, science, a book fair, theatre (“Avanteatro”), cinema (“Cineavante”), sporting events, a disco festival — yes, a disco festival — and tons more all-inclusive fun.
Take the whole family across the river and get your inner commie on in style.
We, for one, are looking forward to it!
NOTE: Tix ar 25€ before Sept 6th, and then depend on the day (more here).
Here’s some Ana Bacalhau in the meantime, one of the many party leaders in the lineup.

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Date:
September 7, 2018
Cost:
€20
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Amora, Seixal
Avante, Av. Q.ta da Atalaia 20, 2845 Amora, Portugal
Amora, Setúbal 2845 Portugal
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