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Artists Kit and Samantha Jennings leave the security of their jobs in the UK to start a creative holiday business on the Silver Coast. More Info

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Artists Abroad

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Summer guests – the little things that matter

August 7, 2015 by Kit and Samantha Jennings

When we left the security blanket of our British shores nearly two years ago, to run arts holidays in Portugal on the Silver Coast, our main concern was that we… Read more…

Categories: arts, General, Photography

The art of community and community artists – Open Studios July 11/12 2015

July 13, 2015 by Kit and Samantha Jennings

The art of community and community artists – Open studios Silver Coast  event July 11th to 12th 2015 It was  a shame that the ‘open studios’ event clashed with the… Read more…

Categories: arts, community event, General

Understanding Kizomba – Portugal’s favourite dance style

July 6, 2015 by Kit and Samantha Jennings

(Samantha runs art holidays with her husband Kit in Portugal. She is the award winning directing choreographer of UK’s first dance company Beaus & Belles, and was for many years… Read more…

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Let’s Play – Paint and Wine Cortem June 23 2015

June 29, 2015 by Kit and Samantha Jennings

Let’s Play! Paint and wine day at Cortem vinhos June 23 2015 Although Mags our South African visitor had been to art school, it was partner Kevin’s first time to… Read more…

Categories: arts, General

Preparing for the ‘Open Studios.’ Marquees and chickens!

June 11, 2015 by Kit and Samantha Jennings

  The phrase ‘Open Arts Studios’ has now become synonymous with a ‘non for profit community event, where local visual artists exhibit their work and open their home or studio… Read more…

Categories: arts, General

Azulejo – the art of hand painted tiles

April 19, 2015 by Kit and Samantha Jennings

Azulejos seem to be having a ‘renaissance of interest’ at the moment. Due to popular demand, Kit and I are planning further ‘tile making workshops’ this year.  We absolutely love… Read more…

Categories: arts, General, Photography

Painting and wine – a heady mix?

April 5, 2015 by Kit and Samantha Jennings

I must say it was very pleasant sipping an organic red with Chris and Helga last October,  admiring the trailing ivy tumbling down the old stone walls of the adega…. Read more…

Categories: General, Photography

Migratory habits of family and friends

March 26, 2015 by Kit and Samantha Jennings

We have found that early Spring is a popular time for friends migrating from the UK and that in Portugal we are slap in the middle of their flight path. … Read more…

Categories: General, Photography

An arts matter of miscommunication

March 12, 2015 by Kit and Samantha Jennings

On New Year’s day, with only the wood-burning stove to keep us warm here in Sao Martinho do Porto, huddled over the computer, Kit and I made a skype call… Read more…

Categories: General

The Fun, the Laughter and the Blood, Sweat and Tears

March 5, 2015 by Kit and Samantha Jennings

It’s a common phrase ‘blood sweat and tears’ in the dancer’s language, and it’s also a good analogy to some of the dramas we have encountered in our move to… Read more…

Categories: General