30 Nov 2022 - 04 Dec 2022
Ílhavo, Portugal
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LEME is an innovative arts festival, which explores the new languages of the contemporary circus and the artistic creation of unconventional spaces, searching for different creative approaches, in confrontation with experimentation. An active transfiguration of the traditional vision of the cultural space of our times, opening doors to new artistic perspectives, focusing on multidisciplinary and different, makes this festival an area of collective connections for all ages.

Promoted by 23 Milhas, a cultural project of Ílhavo Municipality, and Bússola, LEME arises from the desire to create a "new" space of contact between Portuguese creators and the international perspective, responding to the wishes of a sector in full evolution. In one hand, the festival intends to represent a space of opportunity for contemporary Portuguese artistic creation in these domains, while simultaneously aiming to promote contact with international trends.

Key ideas such as internationalization, supporting new artistic creation and the presentation of new projects (Portuguese premiere), connecting to the family audience, promotion of meeting for the specialized public and discovery of new territory, are concepts that describe the guiding principle of the project, towards an edition that intends to create references and bring new audiences.

Involve new contexts, extend artistic contact to new languages, transform the community's vision under the circus, go beyond the classical image and transport the public to new realities or new contexts, and create opportunities for new generations to contact, experience and observe artistic visions distinct, international and disruptive.

Practical info

Pricerange per day



Partner hotel , Youth hostel , AirBnb


Fast snack , Snack bar

Directions & transport

Car park , Train/tram/bus , Shuttle service


City center , Nature , Suburbs

Average attendence per day

500 to 2000 attendees

Art disciplines

Circus , Interdisciplinary

Support for disabled people