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Monday, March 29 2021 - 10:04
SketchTour Portugal Reload, writing and drawing Portugal
LISBON, Portugal, March 29, 2021 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Writers and Urban Sketchers show the best of Portugal 

SketchTour Portugal Reloads with routes that cross different scenarios and 
landscapes of the islands and continental territory of the country, and that 
will pass from reality to fiction through the narratives of national writers 
and the drawings of sketchers, national and international, invited to 
participate in the project.

Monocromatic or in the colors of the rainbow, portraits of the seven tourism 
regions of the country and narratives by Portuguese authors will reproduce 
unique experiences of the destination, in response to the challenge launched by 
the collective of artists Urban Sketchers, with the support of VisitPortugal, 
which aims to promote the country and literary tourism through an integrated 
project that combines writing with drawing.

After the success of the first edition in 2017, SketchTour Portugal Reload will 
return in 2021 and will count with the participation of twenty sketchers (ten 
national and ten international) from Spain, Italy, France, United Kingdom, 
Sweden and Egypt. Among the foreign sketchers, Lapin, Stefano Faravelli, Ian 
Fennelly, Simo Capecchi, Nina Johansson and Reham Ali stand out.

The novelty of the 2021 edition is the addition of eleven leading authors and 
writers of the Portuguese language from different generations to the trip: Mia 
Couto, José Luís Peixoto, Dulce Maria Cardoso, Afonso Cruz, Gonçalo Cadilhe, 
Rui Cardoso Martins, Sérgio Godinho, Marcela Costa, Matilde Campilho, Rui 
Cardoso Martins and Jacinto Lucas Pires. These authors will write Portugal, 
expand the drawings of urban sketchers with their words and narratives and 
inspire future trips of tourists.

SketchTour Portugal Reload intends to give rise to over five hundred drawings, 
ten webisodes, a documentary, a multimedia exhibition and a book that brings 
together texts and drawings with a preface by Mia Couto. The website will be continually updated with the result of the 
different editions of the project and with a library of soundscapes that will 
help to create a new perception of experiences and of the destination through 
more accessible content.

As part of the recovery plan for tourism, this project aims to position 
Portugal in the shortlists of national and international tourists and 
demonstrate that the destination is prepared to receive all those who wish to 
enjoy nature, heritage, culture and all the other assets that continue to make 
Portugal one of the destinations of choice.

SketchTour Portugal Reload will start in Madeira, from April 7th to 12th and 
will be hosted by the President of Turismo de Portugal, Luís Araújo, the French 
sketcher Charline Moreau and the writer Marcela Costa.

SketchTour's second stage will take place in the Algarve and inspire writer 
Matilde Campilho, host sketcher Pedro Loureiro and Italian sketcher Simo 

The Alentejo itinerary, vast and diverse territory, will have 2 tours with the 
participation of sketchers Nuno Branco and Marielle Duran (FR), Celeste Vaz 
Ferreira and Lapin (FR), accompanied by the writers Rui Cardoso Martins and 
José Luís Peixoto, respectively.

SketchTour also has two itineraries that cross the Center of Portugal in which 
sketchers Alexandra Belo and Santi Sallés (ES), Margarida Martins and Nina 
Johansson (SE) and writers Gonçalo Cadilhe and Afonso Cruz will participate.

In the Atlantic islands of the Azores, nature will inspire writer Joel Neto and 
sketchers Mário Linhares and Maru Godas (ES).

In Porto, the city streets, the coast and the Douro Valley and the interior 
will be recorded by Paulo Mendes and Ian Fennelly (UK), accompanied by the 
writer Dulce Maria Cardoso. In the North, passing through the border areas of 
Trás-os-Montes, Gerês, and Minho, sketchers Marco António Costa and Stefano 
Faravelli (IT) participate, accompanied by the writer Jacinto Lucas Pires.

The streets, monuments and unusual places of Lisbon will be the motto for 
sketchers Rosário Félix and Reham Ali (EG) and for the composer author Sérgio 

Throughout 2021 SketchTour Portugal Reload will write and draw Portugal, bring 
together national and foreign talent around the country and inspire future 
trips through the different territories and experiences that the destination 
offers. A destination that welcomes everyone and respects all the differences 
of those who visit it. An inclusive and sustainable destination, where better 
tourism is built in order to have a better planet.


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Source: Turismo de Portugal