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Month: April 2014

Classy classical music in Torrevieja

Concert by the Elche Symphony Orchestra on May 2nd At 9pm on May 2nd, a special concert will take place at the Auditorio Internacional (International Auditorium) in Torrevieja, where the Ciudad de Elche Symphony Orchestra will perform, conducted by Leonardo Martínez and with violinist Laura Rodríguez. The programme includes Felix Mendelssohn’s concierto for violin and orchestra op.64, ‘Capricho Español’ by Rimski Korsakov, and the 2nd suite of ‘El sombrero de Tres Picos’ by Manuel de Falla. Tickets are available from the website Instanticket, the Municipal Theatre box office, and the International Auditorium, before the concert, for between 6 and 15 euros....

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Farmland in photos

Exhibition in Rojales opens at 12:30pm on May 1 A photographic exhibition is being opened in Rojales tomorrow, May 1, which shows off the work that has been done in municipal farmland by the ‘Parque Agropecuario Huerta Viva’ (Living Farm Agricultural Park) group. This travelling exhibition, organised by the Town Hall, is free to visit and will open at 12:30pm in the Mercado de Abastos building, where it will stay until the end of the month. Next, from June 2nd-15th, it will be on show at the Ciudad Quesada Centro Cultural from Monday-Friday, 9am-2pm and 4pm-8:30pm. Then, from the 16th-30th of the month it will be at the Heredades Centro Cultural from Monday-Friday, 9am-2pm and 5:30pm-7:45pm. Also tomorrow, May 1st, at noon a statue will be inaugurated in homage to the ‘Certamen Nacional de Nanas y Villancicos Villa de Rojales’ (Rojales National Carols and Lullabies Contest), on the Malecón de la Encantá (opposite the Town Hall). The sculpture is the work of Maite Gilabert, who has donated it to the...

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Jaguars – Palmeras and Pussycats

The Jaguar Enthusiasts Club in Spain just goes from strength to strength Written by Eric Arnold The club is just coming up to its third anniversary. We have something special planned for that anniversary meeting so why not come and join us. Our last meeting was on Sunday the 27th April, and was held at Las Palmeras, hotel and restaurant in Crevillente. It was our first time at this venue and what a lovely surprise, I have to say. Las Palmeras is a little lacking as far as “kerb appeal” is concerned but the restaurant, function rooms and the terrace and pool areas are stunning. On top of that, there are plenty of parking spaces for our beloved Jaguars. We were blessed with yet another beautiful sunny day, we are so lucky. On arrival, most people congregated around the pool terrace, a few G&T’s, a beer or two, coke of course for us drivers, or just a tonic, slice of lemon! Great to meet our old friends again. We sat down for lunch just before 2pm in a private function room overlooking the pool, very nice. Hot bread, garlic and tomato to start, a plate of succulent ham and Manchego cheese then a choice of starters. I had a thick, flavour- some vegetable soup, lovely, many of the health conscious had the tuna salad, presented in the “deconstructed style”....

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National football tournament in Torrevieja

Watch some of the best youth teams in the country for free Spain’s first National Interclub Under 17 Football Tournament is being held in Torrevieja from May 2nd-4th. The event is free to attend and is going to be televised on state broadcaster TVE’s Teledeporte channel. Competing are the youth teams of Atlético de Madrid, Getafe, Rayo Vallecano, RCD Español, Villarreal, Levante, Hércules, Elche, Athletic Club de Bilbao, Real Sociedad, Osasuna, Celta de Vigo, Sevilla, Real Betis, Almería and Torrevieja CF. The event has been organised by Torrevieja Town Hall and the Costa Blanca Tourism Board. This national championship will be played on the Nelson Mandela, Esteban Rosado and Gabriel Samper municipal football grounds. The competition will take place in the mornings and afternoons of Friday, May 2nd and Saturday, May 3rd, playing the semifinals on Saturday afternoon and the game for third and fourth place, followed by the final on Sunday, May 4th in the morning. The morning sessions will start at 10am and finish at 3pm, with the afternoon session at 4:30pm to finish at 9pm. In total 44 games will be played in the competition, where we will be able to enjoy the future stars of Spanish football. Entry is free throughout the weekend and RTVE will show 12 of the matches on its channel Teledeporte. The schedule is as follows but subject to alterations based...

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A fun weekend of arts and crafts

The caves in Rojales host three days of activities and entertainment A three day celebration of arts and crafts is being held at the Cuevas del Rodeo cave houses in Rojales from May 2nd-4th. There will be exhibitions, live music, plays and workshops for all ages. Here is the programme of events:   Friday May 2nd 7pm: In Mengolero’s cave, opening of the Bartolomé Marín Fernández painting exhibition, ‘Colour, Matter and the Dream of imagination’. An invitation into the pictorial collections of this artist from Jerez, displaying his latest creative experiences. 7:30pm: Opening of 15 different Cave-workshops with artists and artisans displaying their work. 8:30pm: At the Rodeo Caves Square, opening of historical recreation of ancient Iberian customs and traditions by the Pobladores de Elche Historic-Artistic Association. Recreating an Iberian settlement with educational activities and explanatory signs. The settlement includes an Iberian house, a hand loom, a pottery workshop, a grain mill, cattle raising activities, armaments, funeral rites and sculpture. All the activities will be dramatised wearing traditional costumes. The recreation will continue all weekend. 10pm: At the Replaceta del Teatro, The Moggio Band in Concert. They play their very own compositions as well as Jazz and Latin cover versions. The band is made up of: Antonio Martínez (trumpet), Antonio ‘Samba’ Pérez (saxophone), Venancio Espinosa (trombone), Luis Suria (piano), Pablo Egio (drums) and Víctor Cano (bass).   Saturday, May...

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