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Day: August 29, 2014

Daya Vieja invites you to party

The end of August is not the end of summer fiesta fun Daya Vieja, near San Fulgencio, may be a small village but it has a significant expat community who, along with the locals, have been preparing the activities for the fiestas in honour of their patron, Nuestra Señora del Monserrate (Our Lady of Monserrate). Just because August is ending, the summer fun is not over and, as well as the religious activities, there is plenty of dancing, parades, concerts, children’s activities, concerts, competitions, sport, flamenco, fancy dress, food and, of course, fireworks ahead. The Town Hall has supplied a full programme in English and a warm welcome is assured for everyone who comes to join in with the party spirit.   FIESTA PROGRAM Friday, 29th August At 8.30 p.m.: “Novena” in honour of Ntra. Sra. de Monserrate. At 10.00 p.m.: Disco fiesta in the Municipal Sport Area. (By pool). Saturday 30th August At 8.00 a.m.: All the “Cañeros” will meet at the Bar-Restaurante “Los Quincenos”. At 10.00 a.m.: The traditional “PASACALLES DE LA CAÑA” will pass through the streets of the village with their typical songs and music in the true fiesta spirit. At 4.30 p.m.: V “Chinchón” championship in kiosko-bar Raquel. At 6.30 p.m.: The “PASACALLES DE LA CAÑA” procession will enter into the urban area in order to show us the donations received and to transmit...

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Formentera fiesta finale weekend

Football, fancy dress, foam party, fireworks and family entertainment from tonight The patron saint fiestas in Formentera del Segura come to a climax this weekend and there is plenty of fun left to have. Today, Friday August 29th has the final of the Veterans Soccer League at 9pm at the multi sports track of Los Palacios Centro Socio-Cultural. This is followed from midnight by music and dancing into the small hours at the fiesta clubs’ (peñas) camps. Tomorrow, Saturday August 30th begins at 6pm with a foam and fancy dress party. At midnight there is a firework display to kick off another night of music and dancing at the fiesta clubs’ camps. Sunday, August 31st is the final day of the festivities, starting at 12.30pm with a Solemn mass in honour of San Roque and San Miguel at Los Palacios Socio-Cultural Centre, after which rockets will be launched into the sky at 2pm. To finish, at 7pm, there will be a show for all the family, called “Cantajuegos” (Sing-games) and “El patio de mi casa” (My house’s patio), with free drinking chocolate for everyone at the Sports Court of Los Palacios Socio-Cultural...

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Sing with the Velvetones

The Ladies Harmony Chorus invites you to join Has the long hot summer left you bored and in need of exercising your grey matter? Do you like to sing whilst having fun and finding new friends? Well this Ladies Harmony chorus starts back after the summer break in Torrevieja – Restaurant El Paraiso, Jardin del Mar (behind Carrefour and McDonalds) from 9.30am Wednesday 3rd September. Learn to sing in 4 part harmony – in a relaxing atmosphere. New members always welcome – or just come along and listen! For more details why not check out our website www.velvetones.org or call Ena on 965 707 598 or Lorraine on 663 751...

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Access no areas

Torrevieja inaccessible for people with mobility problems You do not have to walk far, or scour many streets, to note that Torrevieja is not a friendly city for those with reduced mobility. You might even go as far as to say that the municipality is virtually inaccessible to wheelchair users, who have to overcome all kinds of obstacles to navigate the city, often risking their own personal safety. Many of the pavements are extremely narrow, ramps of only forty centimetres ending in a step down; lack of access ramps; traffic signs placed in the middle of pavements preventing the passage of wheelchairs. These are just a few of the issues, which are compounded by the lack of sensitivity of drivers who park in the designated handicapped zones, or across wheelchair access ramps, along with residents who place tables and chairs in the streets, making life even more difficult for people with physical disabilities. Mari Carmen, a wheelchair user for the past 8 years due to a spinal injury, and a member of AMFA, explained some of the problems that this group faces on a daily basis. In spite of significant improvements in certain areas of the city, they are still made to feel like second class citizens in others, which they simply cannot access and feel completely helpless. She went on to say that she finds it unbelievable that...

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