Lisbon 5L is a Lisbon City Council initiative to promote language, literature, books, bookshops and reading in the city.
It began with the idea of creating an International Festival of Portuguese Language and Literature in Lisbon, a festival that would be in different spaces with all the letters and in all forms. The Covid-19 pandemic made us postpone the 5L Festival to May 2021, but we did not cancel our wish to create a Lisbon space dedicated to the letters.
Lisbon 5L will be, for the time being, a digital platform where the letters come together. It was launched alongside the Portuguese Language World Day, May 5, signalling the first time this day was celebrated worldwide.
During 2020, we will be here, respecting social distancing. In the meantime, we take the opportunity to invite those of you who visit us to embrace all the letters in 2021, from 5 to 9 May, in the 1st 5L Festival.