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Day: September 14, 2016

ComarCON fantasy games conference in Torrevieja

Thousands expected this weekend for role playing, cosplay, manga, anime, comics, video games, board games and more A weekend of alternative recreational activities awaits in Torrevieja, where the ComarCON16 event will be on at the Palacio de los Deportes on September 17th and 18th. Councillor Pablo Samper, Román Mrozowycz of La Comarca Youth Association and Youth Centre (CIAJ) worker Rosa María Lárazo said it is special because of “the free entry, the variety of activities and the work of dedicated associations”. Just a few of the activities include role playing games, cosplay (dressing as characters), video games, board games, workshops and talks, meetings with artists, themed competitions, soft combat, Jugger, water fights, dancing and raffles. The new location at this sports centre will enable them to use open air facilities for some activities and cater for a lot of people. This year they are expecting about 3,000 visitors. There will be a free Manga room, local associations dedicated to alternative forms of recreation and related products for sale. Samper said it will show people from other places who are seeking alternative ways to enjoy themselves what Torrevieja has to offer. Despite having 100,000 inhabitants, the only registered youth association is La Comarca but there will be information and help to show the advantages of setting associations up. Mrozowycz informed the event will run from 10am to 9pm, but visitors...

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Tour on Saturday will bring Orihuela’s history to life

Dramatised walk with actors playing historic local characters The Town Hall in Orihuela Costa has advised that the next Dramatised Theatre Walk will take place on Saturday September 17th in the historical centre of Orihuela Town. “You will enjoy it accompanied by the most emblematic people of our city!” For more information and bookings contact the Tourist Office Orihuela Coast: 96 676 00 00 ext 32 or International Residents Department ext. 24. Times: 7pm and 9pm. Price: €4 The visit will be in...

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Almoradí to host a County Tourism Fair

16 Vega Baja municipalities will be represented from September 23rd-25th Almoradí will host the first ever County Tourism Fair this weekend, September 23rd-25th in the Plaza de la Constitución, where 16 municipalities from the Vega Baja will be participating. This fair is aimed at residents of the area but also tourists from elsewhere as well. It will show the attractive aspects of these municipalities and, as the host, Almoradí will put on a mini parade of Moors and Christians, a cookery show using artichokes, a tasting of migas and a concert of procession marches. Callosa will put on demonstrations of hemp working and nativity scene making; Albatera will show esparto weaving; Torrevieja a habaneras concert; Guardamar a choir concert; and Dolores horse and cart rides. There will be tastings of typical products, like meatballs from Catral, fruit from Cox, sweet pastries from Rojales and Christmas ones from Rafal and Los Montesinos, and milfeuille from Pilar. Concerts will include a charanga from Algorfa, a quartet from Rafal and acoustic rock and roll from San Fulgencio. All the activities can be viewed at this link: https://turismoycomercioalmoradi.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/interior.jpg One of these is a free night time tour of local cultural places given by actors (in Spanish) on the 23rd, for which you have to register by sending an email to [email protected] Almoradí councillor Rosana Martínez said they had invited all 27 Vega Baja...

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Police arrest Orihuela bag snatcher

Man attacked five women in Los Huertos last week The National Police arrested a Romanian man aged 25 in Orihuela last week for allegedly committing five robberies with violence and intimidation last week in the area of Los Huertos, which had caused considerable commotion and concern among residents. The robberies happened between September 6th and 10th. Over five days five women were attacked in the street by the same man, who always acted in the same way. He always picked on women and surprised them, and yanked their handbags from them always using violence and intimidation. When the Orihuela Judicial Police Brigade found out about this series of offences, they immediately started an operation to find out the identity of the person responsible. A few days later, thanks to the description given by the victims, they managed to identify the suspect, a 25 year old man of Romanian nationality who had been living in Spain for just two...

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