Every year in Spring, Guimarães becomes a music city. Portugal’s first showcase festival and pro music conference offers a very groundbreaking experience with Artist Residencies, Conferences, Talks, Showcases, Concerts and Canada as guest country. From 10th to 13th of April, Westway LAB connects Portugal to Europe and the world with a strong focus on the international music industry. 🚂🌍🎸🎹
After the biggest ever edition (the 5th), with 28 Concerts, City Showcases, Artist Residencies, PRO Conferences and Talks, Westway LAB is preparing to once again bring together the public, artists and professionals from the music industry, all in Guimarães.
The 6th edition of #WestwayLAB takes place from April 10 to 13 and the candidacies to be part of the festival closed on December 31. And we’ve beaten by large numbers both applications of the previous edition. Thank you for the the biggest response ever!
It is in this path that Westway LAB will continue to be an international territory of creation, networking and enjoyment in the universe of music.
Happy to have a bunch of portuguese projects selected trough #INEStalent – artists recommended by #WestwayLAB – and a special taste for Mister Roland, who participated in the last edition of the festival in Guimarães.
Until April 15th, the Artistic Residencies happen at Candoso Creation Centre, this year bringing together Rui Souza (PT), Dede (UK), Seru (Serushiô) (PT), Pedro Lucas (MEDEIROS/LUCAS) (PT), Bowrain (SLO), We Bless This Mess (PT), Rolando Babo (PT) and Ivan & István (Ivan & The Parazol) (HU) towards musical creation. The result is presented in showcases on 14 and 15 at the CCVF Café Concerto.
A edição de 2015 do Westway LAB Festival prepara-se para trazer à cidade de Guimarães, pelo segundo ano consecutivo, muita música e criatividade, reunindo um conjunto de artistas nacionais e internacionais, consagrados e emergentes, assim como profissionais internacionais da indústria musical. Aguarde mais novidades brevemente!
The 2015 edition of Westway LAB Festival is preparing to bring to the city of Guimarães, once again, lots of music and creativity, meeting a set of national and international artists, established and emerging, as well as international music industry professionals.More information coming soon!
“Smoke Signals” é um projeto singular que marca, de forma muito especial, o terceiro momento do WestWay Lab Festival.
Na noite de 05 de julho, celebraremos o terceiro momento do WestWay Lab Festival com um projeto muito especial. Pelas 21h00 revelaremos os vídeos produzidos durante o momento 1.0, com projeção de um mini documentário e outros registos artísticos, reveladores das diferentes dimensões deste projeto especial, permitindo a fruição, por todos os públicos, dos principais resultados desenvolvidos neste contexto.
“Smoke Signals” é o título do outro momento de encerramento do WestWay Lab Festival, da autoria de Glen Calleja, artista de Malta, que irá mostrar as experiências quotidianas de três cidadãos vimaranenses com mais de 90 anos, cujo foco essencial é a perceção e uso da cozinha enquanto espaço. O projeto tem uma parte de documentário e outra de poesia, bem como uma fusão de reportagem, pesquisa e interpretação para criar uma reflexão sobre a vida em Guimarães.
Adere e participa no evento do facebook aqui.
“Smoke Signals” is a unique performance which marks the third gathering of the WestWay Lab Festival in a truly exceptional way. In the night of July 5th, we will celebrate the third gathering of the WestWay Lab Festival with a very special event. At about 9pm, we will show the videos produced during Gathering Nº 1 as well as a mini-documentary and other exhibitions that show the variety of scope attained by this special project, which allows the general public to develop within the broadest of scopes.
“Smoke Signals” is the title of the WestWay Lab Festival’s closing performance, created by Glen Calleja, an artist from Malta who will shed light on the daily experiences of three Guimarães residents over the age of 90, focusing essentially on their daily use of the kitchen space. The performance is part documentary and part poetry, as well as a blend of reporting, research and interpretation in the context of reflecting upon life in Guimarães. Join and participate the facebook event here.
Westway Lab Festival is a collaborative platform, a living and organic laboratory, of experimentation and stimulus to creativity whose goal is to bring together, in the same city, acclaimed and emerging, international and national, innovative and purists artists during a period of music creation, video, urban interventions, architecture and thought played out through the development of activities such as artistic residencies, creative ateliers, showcases, concerts and talks.