LEME, an innovative Portuguese arts festival, brings new forms of circus and expression to audiences around the Ílhavo municipality. The European Festival Association has given LEME its 2022-2023 EFFE Label, a stamp of quality given to remarkable festivals that show deep engagement in their community and in the greater field and world of arts.
Organized in partnership between Bússola and Ílhavo’s own 23 Milhas project, the LEME festival explores the new language of contemporary circus and gives the stage to unconventional art forms and multidisciplinary acts. An active transfiguration of the modern cultural landscape, LEME challenges traditional views of art by opening the doors instead to new approaches and challenging perspectives. By awarding the festival an EFFE Label, the European Festival Association (EFA) distinguishes LEME for embedding itself deeply in the current artistic, cultural, and social realities of Europe. International experts evaluated the festival per the EFA’s list of quality standards, such as supporting ongoing art...
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