The inauguration of the new cultural centre will take place on February 28th, between 10am and 12pm.
This new centre will become the headquarters of the Art and Culture Foundation, said the institution in a statement sent to VerAngola, stating that this space will include a cultural centre, a community centre with various activities, an amphitheatre with capacity for 300 people and will also host "even the most emblematic projects of the Foundation, the 'Tamar Golan Gallery' and the 'Casa da Música'".
According to the document, this new centre will be one of the largest and most complete in the country, and will contain "rooms for specialised training in various areas". Among the various training courses, explains the Foundation, are guitar, piano, percussion, dance, capoeira, plastic arts, cutting and sewing and computer rooms.
"The new space also has a carpentry workshop, a children's library and a community vegetable garden", the statement adds. The garden, according to the foundation, aims to "encourage children to value family agriculture and the power of organic food".
"With this new space of creation and development we want to counter the negative side that the world exposes to children and adolescents (...). This new Cultural Centre (...) is a place of learning and valorisation, a safe haven where children and young people in vulnerable situations find activities", considered the General Director of the Foundation, Naama Margalit.
So far, more than 350 children and adolescents and 30 women are registered for the inauguration.