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Municipality of Culture » Municipality of Culture 2010
Municipality of Culture 2010 - Santa Cruz  Municipality of Culture 2010 - Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz was the municipality chosen to host the title of Municipality of Culture (MC) during the year of 2010.

It was a difficult year, marked by the adverse tragedies of February 20th and by the fires of August, which have both deeply affected this municipality. However the city hall has gather efforts to continue and develop its MC project in order to accomplish as many cultural initiatives as possible.

The opening ceremony was held at the Vila Galé Hotel, with a concert by Madeira Classical Orchestra, conducted by Rui Massena and with the special guest performance of the soloist Vera Morais (flute).

At the occasion was also introduced the Honour Comission with representatives from several parishes such as: Camacha - Elsa Nóbrega, Humberto Pedras, Agostinho Silva and Maria dos Anjos; Caniço - Roland Bachmeier, Teresa Mizon and Nini Andrade; Gaula - Lourenço Freitas, Rui Lobo, Élvio Sousa and Manuel Vieira; Santa Cruz - José Baptista, Conceição Correia, Luís Madruga and Violante Matos; and Santo António da Serra - Lúcia Gouveia, José Reis, Luís Paixão and José Manuel Baptista.

Different initiatives have taken place in areas such as music, literature, theater, fashion and others specially addressed to youngsters. Some of the highlights of the programme were the Garajau Jazz Festival, the Santa Cruz Fashion Weekend and the Mountain Rock Festival.

The Casa do Povo de Santa Cruz was responsible for organizing the 3rd Regional Meeting of Theater.

Among other activities that have brought together the different representative cultural entities of the municipality, was also held the 3rd Regional Meeting of Mandolin Orchestras.

Finally, the MC event has positively assembled several parish councils, decentralizing the different events throughout the municipality, which has provided for a great participation/interaction of and with the local community.

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