Wednesday, 31 August 2011

BULLAS MARKET AND "TAPAS ROUTE". SEPTEMBER 4TH

This coming Sunday, September 4, and every first Sunday of the month, the traditional Market of The Zacatín in Bullas takes place, and this month you can enjoy the traditional demonstration of different jobs in textiles.


The environment of the central Old Town Square and the Castle is the setting for a demonstration of the local group of bobbin lace, accompanied by lace from different parts of the Northwest region. On the other hand, you can watch demonstrations of embroidery skirts by Lorca craftsmen, whose reputation in this art is deservedly popular, and finally you can see the exhibitions of weaving and the spinning wheel, with printing, silk fabrics and paintings, all carried out by the skilled hands of the artisans at the market.

In addition, you can enjoy the rich local gastronomy, by way of The Tapas and Cocktail Route….for only 2 euros you can take a tapas and drink in any of the 36 participating establishments. This takes place between August 19 and will end on September 18.

The tourist information point which is located at the Bullas market will continue to offer information on local tourism, including the wine route. This weekend there is a special event in the hamlet of La Copa de Bullas, which is held from 2 to 6 September. Their festivities honor Our Lady of Consolation and Our Lady of Perpetual Help. And as in every one of the Bullas markets, you can take advantage of the free guided tours of the Ruta Modernista(Modern Route)



NEW WALKING ROUTES TO BE ANNOUNCED. 8 SEPTEMBER



"DISCOVERING MORATALLA"

From Moratalla, northwest of the municipality of Murcia, we invite walkers throughout the region, and why not the world, to know a land that contains well-kept secrets among its cliffs, canyons, mountains and rivers in its rugged terrain that, somehow, has influenced the character of its people and spirit of this "land border".

And its geological history tells us of ancient times, where the man was not just a project. Time passes, and these lands are home to those first men to leave the imprint of their daily struggles, fears, desires and needs in the rock art.

Time and man continues to walk with him, and their evolution bequeathed us not only their genes but also archaeological remains attest their presence and remind us, teaching us how they lived.

The mountains of the Northwest are the lungs of the region, not in vain and is the most rural, and probably as a result, has kept its natural spaces in many cases great and invaluable. The diversity of ecosystems, from the river Segura to the "roof" of the region in Sierra Seca (2015 mts pico de Los Obispos), contain a wealth of biological species, as shown by the presence of endangered ones such as otter and dipper and other important creatures such as the golden eagle, mountain goat or the Griffon Vulture. Remains of mixed forest, gallery forests, forests of juniper and maples are linked to meandering canyons, and the only mountain stream in the region, completes exceptional hiking .

Walking through these mountains, not only means doing outdoor sports. Some of the scenery is so awesome that the walker really gets to communicate our most basic instinct and gets lost to the forces of nature, reminding us that we are part of it.

We intend, through a series of excursions, visiting the places most important to publicize these places full of beauty, history and nature at its purest.

The presentation of these field trips will take place in the Auditorium of the City Council, Moratalla on 6 September at 8.00pm



Monday, 29 August 2011

Active, Inspiring and Successful End to Murcia Dance’s Summer Term

What a fun packed and busy Summer Murcia Dance Dancers have had. From successfully fund raising for much needed dance resources to working in new studios, from participating in Fiestas Camposol events to winning top awards at the Mazarron Festival de Baile, the Murcia Dance programme goes from strength to strength.

Now working under as a project member under the registered charity Arts & Cultural Association of Murcia, Murcia Dance has something to offer for everyone. Principal, Louise Bremner states that “the enthusiasm for the programme from both participants and children’s parents has been overwhelming this term and I’m looking forward to the new term with a whole new activity programme for both adults and children”.

Children from Murcia Dance have raised approximately 700€ in 2 different fund raising events. Their Annual Performance and Presentation held during May raised around 200€ towards a much needed dance mat. 50€ of their funds was donated to the Lions Lorca Appeal.

Their second fund raising event was the Camposol Fiesta Fun Run where already 240€ in sponsorship money has been handed in. Well done to all the children and their families and friends who have supported this new element to the programme in order to help keep costs low for children participating in the many dance activities on offer.

Some children for the first time participated in the Mazarrón Festival de Baile and they did their school, community and families proud. The Camposol Urban Dance Crew, who meet on a Saturday morning during term time, came 1st and joint 2nd in their Under 9 Novice group section. Judges commented that it was good to see boys dancing and to see different levels and abilities working together.

Holly Ryan and Kian Davies won joint 1st place duet in the beginners under 13 section and the schools seniors, Charlotte Moore and Shannon Robertson, received joint 2nd place in the over 13 Beginners Duet. Both heats had a very competitive group of entries from other schools so all dancers in these sections have dome extremely well.

Two top awards were also given to Murcia Dance. Jack Dawson and Shannon Moran placed 1st in their duet also won the highest marked duet from the Under 13 category winning over more advanced duets which is just fantastic for very young dancers at a Novice level.

The lovely Jack Dawson who is a dedicated young dancer won one of the most prestigious awards from the festival, The Most Promising Dancer, Under Age 13, Award for his stage personality, interacting with others whilst showing individuality, musicality, and interpretation of different choreographic material. Teacher Louise states “Jack is a model pupil.  He works very hard, is caring and encouraging in class to other children and has an natural dancing ability. I’m very proud to not only be working with Jack but also all of the young dancers who collectively make up a vibrant community making my work as a teacher of dance relatively easy”.

A whole new programme of dance and performing arts will be running for children, young people and adults from the new Camposol Community Centre and Sensol Hotel from mid September. We have lovely venues suitable for dance, mirrored with barres and suitable flooring. The new timetable will include licenced Zumba Fitness, jazz, street dancing and theatre dance. We will have visiting guest teachers to support the programme for all abilities. For more details visit our website www.murciadance.co.tv or telephone Louise on 655 421 120.

Friday, 26 August 2011

SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR THE LAST WEEKEND IN AUGUST IN MAZARRON



Playa del Paseo, Puerto de Mazarron

Saturday August 27
10:00am to 1.00pm Summer School
11:00am Beach Soccer Tournament (in conjunction with La Oasis, Bolnuevo)
5.00pm- 9.00pm Summer School
7.00pm Beach Soccer Tournament (in conjunction with La Oasis, Bolnuevo)
9.00pm to 11.00pm Evening Summer School

Sunday August 28
10:00am to 1.00pm Summer School
5.00pm to 9.00pm Summer School
9.00pm to 11.00pm Evening Summer School

Monday August 29. Night Hiking.
8.30pm "Route, Bolnuevo-Paseo Marítimo del Puerto". Difficulty: Easy. Need suitable footwear, preferably minimally closed shoes with soles thick and rough, as well as flashlight. Meeting point: Bolnuevo, in front of La Oasis. Limited capacity to the capacity of the train (45). Essential pre-registration and collection of tickets at the Tourist Office.

Tuesday August 30. Walking Tour
6.00pm Historic Route of  Mazarrón. Duration 3 hours. Need drinking water and to wear appropriate footwear for walking trails of loose soil. Complete tour and circular walk (return to original meeting point). Visit the most interesting monuments of Mazarrón Town and tour the mines. Meeting point: Mazarrón. Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

All the above activities are free but you need to register at the Tourist Office (Coopers Square, s / n Puerto de Mazarrón. Remember to bring ID.



Thursday, 25 August 2011

Fiesta in El Sabinar, August 2011

FIESTAS IN EL SABINAR 2011

(In honor of St. Bartholomew)
Programme

- August 21
“Verea” starts from Santiago de la Espada
19.00 h. Arrival of cattle to "Tena Slab" to spend the night

- August 22
08.00 h. Transfer of the cattle from Tena to the dam
14.00 h. Arrival of the cattle at the dam where we stop for a snack and rest
18.00 h. Passage of cows from the village center (Vereda and Yeste).
00.00 h. Start of the festivities accompanied by the brass band "Los Mixtos."

- August 23
11.00 h. Children's entertainment in the garden for the kids from each house, with clowns and stilt walkers (balloon twisting, face painting, songs, storytelling, parachute games ...).
13.00 h. Opening of Las Rejas for anyone who wants to see the cows
17.00 h. Batukada "Dakatuba" through the streets of the town.
18.00 h. Traditional “unlocking” of the bulls for running through the town square
23.30 h. Performance of "Duo Gala" in the garden square.

- August 24
08.00 h. Performance by “Banda de Musica de Letur”
12.00 h. Solemn Mass in honor of our Patron Saint Bartholomew and the Blessed Virgin of the Rogation, accompanied by the Parish Choir Sabino, and later floral offering to the saints.
14.00 h. All to drink beer to celebrate our big day .. San Bartolomé
17.00 h. Childrens games in the garden of the town (train, bull, inflatables and WiI) 

22.00 h. Solemn procession of St. Bartholomew and the Virgin of Rogation, accompanied by the Band.
23.30 h. Magnificent Castle Fireworks "Piromusical"
00.00 performance "1st Line".

- August 25
11.00 h. Fantasy show and games for all ages in the garden square.
17.00 h. Parade with Batukada "DAKATUA."
18.00 h. Traditional running of bulls in the square and streets of the town
21.00 h. Release of calves.
00.30 Great performance of "ENBRUJO" - MOYTO CANALLA.

- August 26
12.00 h. A beer to celebrate ... it's Friday!
17.00 h. Water war accompanied by the brass band "Los Cuatros Gatos".
18.00 h. Traditional running of bulls in the square and streets of the town
23.30 h. Great performance of the orchestra "D-3".

- August 27
11.00 h. 1st child “ imprisonment” by the Association Taurine Al-Limon.
14.00 h. Lunch
17.00 h. Parade with the brass band "Los Cuatros Gatos".
18.00 h. Final running of bulls throught the square and streets of the town
23.30 h. Great performance of the orchestra "Cache."

- August 28
09.00 h. After a long night ... relax ...
22.00 h. Various live performances
00.00 h. Fireworks finale


Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Trade fair at IFEPA / Institución Ferial Villa, Torre Pacheco


From 30/09/2011 to 02/10/2011 Trade fair
at IFEPA / Institución Ferial Villa, Torre Pacheco
2011 Antiques Fair is a great track to direct selling objects that combine pieces restored without restoring. This is a demonstration centre where attending antique auctions and other merchants offer for sale pieces with a minimum of 40 years old. This Antiques Fair is the largest in Spain with a massive turnout of visitors

FIESTA EN EL SABINAR 2011

Started on 21st August in Moratalla

24 August
08, 00 h. Diana in charge of the music band, Letur.
12, 00 h. Mass in honour of our Patent Saint accompanied by the Virgin of Rogativa Bartholomew, accompanied by the parish choir of Sabinar, with floral offerings to the Saints.
14, 00 h. Drink beer to celebrate our biggest day... San Bartolomé
17, 00 h. Children's playground in the garden of the town with train, toys and inflatable castle.
22, 00 h.  Solemn Procession of St Bartholomew and the Virgin of Rogativa, accompanied by the music band.
23, 30 h. Magnificent Castle of Fireworks "Musical Fireworks"
00, 00 H. Great performance of "1st Line". 

25 August
11, 00 h. Show of fantasy and games for all ages in the garden square.
17, 00 h. Passacaglia with Batukada "DAKATUA".
18, 00 h. traditional 2nd exhibition of wild cattle and subsequent release in the square and streets of the people in charge of the livestock Antonio "El Zorro".
21, 00 h. Letting lose the calves.
00,30 Great performance of "enbrujo" - moyto rogue. 

26 of August
12, 00 h. Drink beer and welcome today is Friday!
17, 00 h. War of water accompanied by "The four cats" charanga.
18, 00 h. Traditional 3rd exhibition of wild cattle and subsequent release in the square and streets of the people in charge of the livestock Antonio "El Zorro".
23, 30 h. great performance of the Orchestra "D-3".    

27 August
00 h. 1st child exhibition in charge of the Al - lemon Taurina Association.
14, 00 h. Food in the garages of local houses.
17, 00 h. Passacaglia with charanga "Los Cuatro Gatos".
18, 00 h. Traditional 4th and last exhibition of the brave animals and later sheep are set loose in the square and streets of the people in charge of the livestock Antonio "El Zorro".
23, 30 h. Great performance of the Orchestra "Cache". 

28 August
09, 00 h. After a long night, everyone has breakfast and ensures that they always remain healthy.
19, 00 h. Everyone eats until stock is exhausted.
22, 00 h. Performance of the team of Animeros of the Sabinar, see the Holy and Saint Juan… watch the performance of "The Entourage".
00, 00 h. Fireworks and end of fiestas and subsequent transfer of power to the new Commission. 

Thanks to the people and especially to Diego Carrasco collaboration both earlier this year. The Commission of celebrations reserves the right to alter, modify or cancel the order of the festivities.   THE COMMISSION: SONIA, INMA, ANA, BEA, JOAN MARI.

British Consular team deployed to Murcia fire

A team from the British Consulate in Alicante travelled to Murcia on Friday morning to ascertain the situation of the British residents in the La Manga and Cartagena during the fire outside the village of Portman.

After making the initial contacts with the local authorities and the emergencies services, the Consul Paul Rodwell and Vice Consul Liz Bell travelled to the region of Murcia visiting British evacuees and speaking to the local authorities and representatives of the emergency services. Meanwhile, back in the Consulate in Alicante, staff were checking with the hospitals in the area of Cartagena for any British casualties whilst regularly updating the Foreign Office, the British Embassy in Madrid and the Consular network in Spain. Consular officers from other posts in Spain were on standby and were ready to travel to Murcia.

The British Consulate in Alicante, Paul Rodwell, said:
“Crisis management is a key part of our role. We work alongside the Spanish authorities to ensure that British nationals are safe and well. This is the third time we have deployed since I became Consul last August, the previous occasions being a hotel fire in Benidorm and the earthquake in Lorca. I was impressed by the coordination and determination of the emergency services which have saved lives and homes. I have personally thanked at the crisis centre, the President of Murcia and the Mayor of La Union for the support received by British residents taken to the evacuation centre”

No British nationals were injured or saw their properties damaged during the fire. The British Consular team deployed to Murcia returned to Alicante on Friday afternoon. It highlights the importance of crisis deployment for the Consulate who have deployed three times in the last nine months.

THE RESIDENT THAT PUT OUT THE RUBBISH BAGS NEXT TO A FULL CONTAINER

Plainclothes officers will continue to ensure compliance in the town.

Mazarrón Local Police is carrying out effective work in regard to the inspection and monitoring of municipal ordinances. The police came to punish a resident of Puerto de Mazarrón for violating the ordinance of street cleaning by depositing several bags of trash outside the container by the entrance to Francisco Martinez Muñoz.

The accused left the rubbish bags on the floor next to the container, a move that was seen by officers who proceeded to impose the corresponding sanction. Police have reported that plainclothes agents will continue to monitor for compliance with municipal rulesand sanction those who break them.

We were also involved in a report that two people were urinating in public and third to be discovered bathing in the company of his dogs on a beach in the region. A fourth citizen was sentenced and inquiries against fifth neighbor who was driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol.


In addition, five stores were reported for breaching the closing time and proceedings concerning a traffic accident on Avenue of Castellar in which there were two minor injuries and several property damage. Finally add the police we stopped 21 vehicles, 2 of them where the driver tests positive for alcohol!

Tapas and Best Cocktail!

August 20, 2011 On the morning saw the start of The Tapas Route and Top Cocktail of 2011 in the Museo del Vino de Bullas.  This initiative of the Department of Tourism and Celebrations, in collaboration with bars, restaurants and cafes in the town . The event was attended by the Mayor of Bullas, Peter Chico Fernandez, Regional Representative for the Northwest District, Gregorio Morales and President of the DO Wines of Bullas, Francisco Carreño.

The route, involving a total of 36 establishments in the county, 22 do so in the Path Cover and Route 14 in the cocktail. For just $ 2 local restaurateurs will offer the public a special tapa and a drink to choose from either wine, water, beer or soda, all at the scheduled time of 13:00 to 24:00, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Also you can will enjoy different varieties of cocktails as well for the price of 2 euros.
The Municipality of Bullas, with the intention of providing customers traveling between these establishments have a free bus service during all four weekends ending on 18th September.

Until September 18, customers can score their favourites by completing the tapas route form and / or Cocktails, duly sealed and placed in the ballot box. There is also a variety of raffle prizes, which will be presented on Friday 23 September, the opening of the Feria de la Tapa 2011, (23 to 25), which put the climax to these gastronomic events in the town of Bullas.http: / / www.bullas.es/

Healthcare authorities confirm attendance at Consulate in Community event in Torrevieja on 8th Sept 2011

The Valencian healthcare authorities have confirmed that they will attend the Consulate in the Community event on 8th September. This is the first time that they have agreed to attend a Consulate event and shows that they recognise the importance of working with the British community to ensure that they are correctly registered for healthcare.

Martyn Standing from the Pension, Benefit and Healthcare team said: “I’m really pleased that the healthcare authorities have agreed to attend this event.  This will enable us to work together to ensure that British nationals living in Spain can access healthcare correctly. In the Valencian region, everyone can register for healthcare, it’s just a question of finding out which cover to get. Having the experts at this event will enable people to find out which cover to apply for and how.”

Other local charities attending the event have also explained why they are looking forward to it. Jacqui Phillips from the association MABS said: “Work done by the Consulate to advise British nationals about where to seek assistance in Spain is invaluable.  Having attended meetings, like the one being held on 8th September, I feel without a doubt, they bring people closer to the department and charities, putting names to faces.

Peggy Wyatt from the Royal British Legion added: “We are delighted to be invited to take part in the “Consulate in the Community” evening.  This is a tremendous opportunity for local British residents – prior to the main meeting - to chat with the many charities and organisations established in Spain offering assistance and advice in co-ordination with the British Consulate.  For the Legion, we appreciate the Consulate giving us an occasion to speak with these organisations and the large numbers of British residents and visitors.  Our aim is to offer assistance and comradeship via our Legion Branches.  By all working together we can improve the “sign posting” of information and aid integration.”

The Consulate in the Community event will be held on 8th September between 19:00-21:00 in the Centro Cultural Virgen del Carmen theatre in Torrevieja. The event will be divided into two sections; the first is a “well-fayre”, whereby you will be able to get information from local authorities and different charities that will each have a stand.

Organisations represented are Social services, the Diputación, the healthcare authorities, Age Concern, RBL, MABS, Help Vega Baja, the Alzheimer’s Association and many more.

The second part of the event consists of a presentation given by the Consul in Alicante and the Pension Benefit and Healthcare team to focus on access to healthcare and welfare issues in Spain followed by a short open question and answer session.

Event details
Centro Cultural Virgen Del Carmen
C/Del Mar, 28,
03182 Torrevieja 
Time: 19:00-21:00

Anyone wishing to attend can book a place by going to ukinspain.fco.gov.uk and completing the appropriate online registration form. If you are having problems using the online booking form, you can reserve your place by calling 902 10 93 56.

Britain’s Supermoto Ace heads for Pontevedre this weekend.

This weekend will see the best supermoto racers in Spain making the long journey to Pontevedre for the 4th round of the Spanish Supermoto championships.

Among the racers is Britain’s Anthony Ford – Dunn who will be setting out from his home in Bullas, Murcia to make the 9 hour journey to the circuit that is situated above Portugal on the North West coast of Spain.

Anthony is starting to get his season back on track after a crash had previously forced him out of the Oliva round with no points. 

Last time out at Villena, Alicante, Anthony came away with second position after two fine rides saw him secure his current position of 4th in the championship standings. Anthony is pushing hard for wins this year and the Pontevedre track is where he secured his first ever win in the championship last year, so it ranks as one of his favourite circuits. 

The www.supermotoland.com team that Anthony rides for has been testing new suspension and chassis parts at a test track near benidorm with continued success. Anthony is delighted with the set up of the bike and will be running Michelin race tyres this weekend for the first time. Michelin have agreed to support Anthony by supplying him with the latest specification Michelin tyres so that he can continue to fight for the top step of the podium.

If you wish to follow Anthony’s progress then further details can be found at :

Spurs Supporters Spain

Spurs Supporters Spain, based in Cabo Roig at Moores Bar, is pleased to announce that it has received formal recognition that it is now an Offficial Tottenham Hotpsur FC Supporters Club - the first anywhere in Spain.
 
Moores Bar shows every game live on the big screen and other screens both inside and on the sun terrace, with members getting a free half time buffet, while Spurs Supporters Spain holds special Spurs themed events and organises trips to selected away games, including last season´s match at Real Madrid. This is to continue but will be extended to include more events in the future.
 
Membership is a one off payment of 15 euros and an annual subscription of 15 euros.
 
Members receive a limited edition polo short, membership card and a bumper sticker, plus access to a range of discounted products and services all supplied by local businesses run by other Spurs fans.
 
For more information check the website www.spurssupportersspain.com which also includes details of how to find Moores Bar.

Graeme
Secretary Spurs Supporters Spain
The future is bright - The future is Lilywhite

Art exhibitions - Casas Consistoriales, Plaza de Ayuntamiento in Mazarrón

On the 9th of September two artists, Ans van der Linden and Tina Watts have the inauguration of their exhibitions by the mayor of Mazarrón, in the Casas Consistoriales, Plaza de Ayuntamiento in Mazarrón.

In the exhibition room on the second floor you will find Ans van der Linden´s exhibition “Los Colores de la Luz”. Ans is Dutch and has lived in Los Vivancos, Murcia since 2003. She paints mainly in acrylic and it is interesting to see how she uses light and shade to achieve that what she means with “colouring of the light”.

In the sótano you will find Tina Watts´ exhibition “Está en el detalle”. Tina is British and studied at Yeovil College and the Somerset College of Arts & Technology. She has lived in Mazarrón for 13 years. She works mainly in watercolours, but has recently started painting with acrylics. Her style is distinctive for its fine detail.

Ans and Tina are delighted to invite you to their forthcoming exhibitions.

They run from Saturday 10 September until Friday 7 October 2011.
The opening times are Monday to Saturday from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm (except last Saturday of September). Thursday and Friday also from 5.00 to 8.00 pm.


Monday, 22 August 2011

Mazarron Tourist figures up!

MAZARRÓN showed an increase of visitors during the first half of 2011 over the previous year.

Mazarrón has had this year a greater number of visitors compared to 2010 in regard to the first half. According to data from the web portal "Murcia Turística", in relation to the number of travellers in hotel occupancy, ie, those travellers who have stayed in hotels or pensions in the municipality, the visitors have gone from 15,595 in 2010 to 16,282 in this year. This represents an increase of 4% during the first 6 months of the year compared to the time period between January and June 2010.

Also, note that travelers who have visited our town come mostly from within Spain. Of the 16,282 visitors we had in the first half of 2011, 13,087 were domestic tourists. This has meant an increase of 339 people compared to 2010. This increase in domestic tourists has also given the number of foreign visitors, 3,195 visitors in 2011 compared to 2847 in 2010.

But Mazarrón has not only grown in number of visitors, but has also been a notable increase in overnight stays and average stay of these visitors, 14% and 12.8% respectively. At regional level, presents the same statistics at the local level with an increase in the number of visitors, both in the number of foreign and domestic tourists. Specifically, it has seen a 18% increase in hotel occupancy, up 29.8% of foreign tourists and 15% of Spanish rather than in the first half of last year.

There is a lack of official data at the moment but it also promises a positive summer for tourism in Mazarrón. with an expected increase in occupation over the past year. Also, the first data concerning the month of July collected by the Tourist Office Puerto de Mazarrón show a clear increase of visitors is also expected to occur during the month of August.

Mazarron Grand Prix!

Cañada de Gallego WINS THE "GRAND PRIX" MAZARRON

The Cañada de Gallego team emerged as champion of the first edition of "Grand Prix" which was played last night Mazarrón in the bullring in the Playagrande area.

Attendees enjoyed this show in a big way with five tests of which three of them had the release of several heifers who had more than a romp with the participants, to the delight of the spectators!

Bolnuevo team came second while third place was won by the Team from The Ferreteria in Camposol." "Mugutu Boys" was the team that placed fourth, while "The Shirelles" and "Oro and Albero" were in fifth and sixth place respectively. All took a prize for participating in this funny game, such as Iberian hams and loins of pork were delivered by the council of Celebration of the Town of Mazarrón, Isidro Coy. The mayor of Mazarrón, Ginés Campillo, and the councilman of Youth and Sports, Andrew James, participated as part of a team.

The laughter and fun were predominant t throughout the night. At the end of the show attendees requested that next year they repeat this initiative promoted by the Department of Festivities. Also, on Friday a flamenco show took place which including dancing of Spanish pure bred horses, with their respective riders and a group of dancers who danced with them in time to music. More activites are planned by the "celebrations team in The Council".

Friday, 19 August 2011

GAÑUELAS FESTIVAL, 2011

Friday, August 19
22:00 pm Opening of the festivities of Gañuelas 2011 by Maria Fernandez Garcia
22.45 h. Performance by Morata Sevillanas
23.30 h. Election of 2 young people from Gañuelas
Crowning of Queens: Child - Youth & Mayor
Crowning of “Miss and Mr Visitor”
00.30 h. Performance by Faustino Fernandez, Marisa Ferrero "La Puncha"
and Elias Caballero.
Refreshments for those that been dancing !

Saturday, August 20

17.00 h. Soccer Championship
22.00 h. Performance by Theatre of “Puntas de Calnegre” and “Las Atrevidas”
23.00 h. Flamenco Performance and David Andreu "El Morao"
01:30 h. Party for the young and election of Miss Wet T-Shirt.

Wednesday, August 24
20:00 pm Mass. Floral offerings in honor of the Patron Saint Bartholomew.
22:30 pm Musical performance from Mazarron artists, "Los Luisos" and Tania
01:00 pm Party and dance contest. End of Fiesta
Chocolate for everyone

Nightly Raffle to take place

Thursday, 18 August 2011

End of Summer Party at Casa La Pedrera

Info at www.thingstodoinspain.info or call Jenni on 660816620.  Keep up to date with all our summer events on facebook:  Casa La Pedrera - The Grand Designs House.  The next event is our Jazz Evening with traditional jazz music from Äll That Jazz¨ at our End of Summer Party on September 3rd.  Tickets are 5€ and kids are free!! 

THIS WEEKEND IN MAZARRÓN


The new portable bullring that has been installed on the fairgrounds of Playa Grande hosts a dance equestrian extravaganza!

The Department of Celebrations of the City of Mazarrón is ready this year to make us spend an unforgettable summer, and this weekend has produced two of the funniest shows.


On Friday August 19 at 10 pm, a flamenco show is scheduled where you can enjoy the dance of Spanish horses, along with their riders and a group of dancers to dance with them to the beat of music. The ticket price is 5 euros for adults and children over 10 years. Children under this age may go to the show for free.


On Sunday 21, there will be guaranteed fun with the "Grand Prix", where neighbours, friends and visitors of the municipality may pass a good time and have a few laughs. In this show there will be a performance of "Lola" and six teams made up of residents of the municipality will have to rush to get prizes.


Gold and Albero, Mugutu Boys, Hardware Camposol, Bolnuevo, Café Buenavista and Cañada de Gallego make up these six teams. Quite a show for adults and children alike for 10€. Be sure not to miss these two fun-filled events taking place in the mobile bullring , located on the road from Playagrande to Bolnuevo.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Young people have enjoyed a paella, a visit to the Roman Factory Salted and a boat trip in the Bay

200 pilgrims, mostly young, have enjoyed a few days of sun and beach in Puerto de Mazarrón before leaving for Madrid to attend the World Youth Day (WYD) 2011 to be held from 16 to 21 August in the capital of Spain. These pilgrims not only belong to the municipality of Mazarrón, but a large number of them have come from Argentina and Ecuador to attend this celebration. All have been hosted by different families of Mazarrón who opened their doors to welcome and accommodate them.

The faithful gathered on Sunday in the church of San José de Puerto de Mazarrón where a Mass was officiated by the Episcopal Vicar of the Diocese of Cartagena, Francisco Fructuoso. In the Eucharist also helped the mayor of Mazarrón, Ginés Campillo, and the Councillor for Culture, Tourism and Education, Maria Celeste Soria, who have welcomed them. After the Mass, pilgrims, among whom were also followers of Totana and Lorca La Hoya, have enjoyed a seafood paella in the coastal village.

Also, the City of Mazarrón has organized for all of them to visit the Roman Salt Factory museum where they were treated to bags of promotional gifts in the municipality, and a tour of the bay has by boat. The parish priest of San Jose, Justo Sanchez, thanked the consistory and families have welcomed the collaboration with these young pilgrims, of whom the vast majority will leave tomorrow for Madrid.

The World Youth Day (WYD) is an event organized by the Catholic Church to bring together young people from around the world. Held annually in each diocese in the world on Palm Sunday with a main ceremony at the Vatican. But every two or three years there is a major international meeting that takes AACB in a venue whose main ceremony is presided by the Pope. This is the second time it is celebrated in Spain, after which took place in Santiago de Compostela in 1989.
 

Sunday, 14 August 2011

The Youth and The Red Cross Drug and Alcohol Awareness Campaign

YOUNG RED CROSS REPORTS ON DRUG RISKS

In association with the driving school "Costa Calida" warn of the risks of driving under the influence of narcotics.
Red Cross volunteers have a "Mazarrón Youth" stand today at the Pier Plaza promenade of Puerto de Mazarrón, an information stand to prevent drug use and reduce risks , especially among the young. Specifically, the campaign "Drive-T 'points to a new philosophy on the use of drugs and alcohol, and the positioning of the Red Cross in reducing the risks that these substances can cause.

This activity is also contributing with the driving school "Costa Calida" who have installed a driving simulator in which citizens can check what are the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs through special glasses. The simulator is also used in the above driving school for aspiring drivers can get a first touchdown before getting behind the wheel of a car.

Also tonight, the Young Red Cross will perform the distribution of various gifts to those attending the booth can get if they hit a question correctly, which will be chosen through a roulette wheel in which the name appears in various topics related to substance drugs. This activity aims to promote among young people a culture of leisure unrelated to substance abuse.

Moreover, volunteers are also handing out information leaflets on the beach of the Port under the slogan "On the road, Love yourself a lot," explains how we can avoid traffic accidents and what to do if they happen. The president of Red Cross in Mazarrón, Carmen Navarro, explained that "from Red Cross believe that prevention is living through these leaflets and present what the manual of good driver, drive AVA (Advise, Assess and adopt an attitude) and conduct PAS (Protect, Warn and relief). "



All these initiatives are complemented by the distribution of cones, ashtrays and brochures that the Town of Mazarrón has published in collaboration with the hotel "Balneario de Mazarrón - Sensol" to promote citizenship values ​​of respect towards the environment in general and on the beaches of the municipality. All these ideas are being well received by the citizens who are making financial contributions to the Red Cross. Also participating in this campaign the Councillor for Health, Social Policy and Equality, María Martínez, and the wife of Mayor of the Municipality, María Sabina Moreno.

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YOUNG RED CROSS REPORTS ON DRUG RISKS

In association with the driving school "Costa Calida" warn of the risks of driving under the influence of narcotics.

Red Cross volunteers have a "Mazarrón Youth" stand today at the Pier Plaza promenade of Puerto de Mazarrón, an information stand to prevent drug use and reduce risks , especially among the young. Specifically, the campaign "Drive-T 'points to a new philosophy on the use of drugs and alcohol, and the positioning of the Red Cross in reducing the risks that these substances can cause.
 
This activity is also contributing with the driving school "Costa Calida" who have installed a driving simulator in which citizens can check what are the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs through special glasses. The simulator is also used in the above driving school for aspiring drivers can get a first touchdown before getting behind the wheel of a car.
 
Also tonight, the Young Red Cross will perform the distribution of various gifts to those attending the booth can get if they hit a question correctly, which will be chosen through a roulette wheel in which the name appears in various topics related to substance drugs. This activity aims to promote among young people a culture of leisure unrelated to substance abuse.
 
Moreover, volunteers are also handing out information leaflets on the beach of the Port under the slogan "On the road, Love yourself a lot," explains how we can avoid traffic accidents and what to do if they happen. The president of Red Cross in Mazarrón, Carmen Navarro, explained that "from Red Cross believe that prevention is living through these leaflets and present what the manual of good driver, drive AVA (Advise, Assess and adopt an attitude) and conduct PAS (Protect, Warn and relief). "
 
All these initiatives are complemented by the distribution of cones, ashtrays and brochures that the Town of Mazarrón has published in collaboration with the hotel "Balneario de Mazarrón - Sensol" to promote citizenship values ​​of respect towards the environment in general and on the beaches of the municipality. All these ideas are being well received by the citizens who are making financial contributions to the Red Cross. Also participating in this campaign the Councillor for Health, Social Policy and Equality, María Martínez, and the wife of Mayor of the Municipality, María Sabina Moreno.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Mazarron Fiesta Programme for today and tomorrow

Programme Fiestas de la Virgen del Cisne 2011 Mazarron

Saturday August 13
06:00 h. Bells ringing in honor of our Queen and Mother of the Swan
09:00 h. Opening of the Church of the Immaculate (visit until 22 hours)
14:00 pm Sports Meet, Foursquare men's volleyball and women's teams with the participation of neighbors, Murcia - Totana, Fuente Alamo - Mazarrón
16:00 pm Foursquare indoor - male and female football, Totana - Lorca, Mazarron - Puerto de Mazarrón
19.00. Solemn Mass in honor of the Virgen del Cisne
19:45 h. Procession accompanied by live DC. Tropicana Field and DJ. Patrick then Wreath
22:30 pm Welcome Address by the President of the Brotherhood, Luis Alberto Poma Macas
23:00 h. Grand Raffle  first prize  a roast suckling pig, donated by Mr. Galo Medina and Nancy Gonzalez Calva
23:30 h. Dance Team
00:00 pm Opening of the carnival ride "La Vaca Loca" and fireworks
00.10h. Burning "Chamiza" by the delegation of San Javier ADIMUR association members
00:30 pm Presentation of guest artists and dance entertained by the "Mobile Disco" DJ Doll. and Ivan Cargua as a presenter.

Sunday August 14
14:00 pm Final home run indoor volleyball and men's soccer and women's
16:00 pm Awards
17:00 pm Popular Games for children and adults (dancing chair, sack races, etc.).

The festival will feature different fairground stalls where you can taste typical Ecuadorian food.

Rock Group Apache in The Port tonight!

The seafront in The Puerto De Mazarron puts on COLOR AND MUSIC THIS WEEKEND!

The famed group "Apache" will liven up Saturday night TONIGHT!!


The Department of Celebrations of the Town of Mazarrón has organized a weekend filled with color and music, in which both children and adults can have fun in the square on The Paseo of Puerto de Mazarrón.

This Saturday August 13th will be, from 10 at night, group "Apache", considered to be one of the best rock bands in the country. With them, all attendees will dance to songs such legendary group known as the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and Queen. On Sunday there will be a fireworks display at 11 the night to finish off the holiday celebrations.


Also, next weekend the Town hall has organised a "Grand Prix" to Mazarron. Yincana is a sport which involved eight groups composed of citizens of different districts and towns of Mazarrón.


This show, which will have great fun like the TV show will also feature the release of a heifer. The fabulous gathering of residents and friends of Mazarron and vicinity will be held at the fairgrounds, where they will install a mobile bullring. Quite a show for those that feel like having fun and good company, for the modest price of 10 Euros.

Friday, 12 August 2011

NEW COMMERCIAL AND SOCIAL FACILITIES FOR CAMPOSOL

A weekly market, an internal train and Social Centre office are part of the first steps for improvements for the urbanisation.

Thursday 11th August day saw the first weekly market on Camposol which will be held every Thursday. In total we had 126 stalls selling all kinds of items among which include a large number of fruit and vegetable stalls, dozens of stands of clothing, bags, glasses and various accessories, as well as household items, ceramic and even music CDs. Kiosks have been installed for take-away roast chicken, churros and hot dogs.

Councillor in charge of Foreign Residents, José Gómez, has visited the merchants of posts accompanied by the councilman of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Coy Isidro, and the Mayoress of El Saladillo, Raquel Conerlia Ensor a hamlet belonging to urbanisation. Gomez commented that "there has been an influx of buyers especially first thing in the morning and were almost entirely foreign." Gomez has also explained that in the coming weeks will expand the number of traders attending the market "as there are fifty applicaions that are pending processing and approval."

The market is located in sector "A" next to the shopping area and train stops. This train has also been enabled by the new government team that has struggled to meet the historic demand of the citizens of Camposol. The train, which passes through the 4 sectors of the development, open daily from 12 noon to 3 pm and 6 pm to 12 pm, linking the major tourist areas such as trade and hotel "Sensol Balneario de Mazarrón."

Also, the Town Council has authorized an office in the Social Centre so the residents of Camposol can collect various documents or ask for help to solve the problems they face with some services such as lighting or water. An employee of the consistory conveniently speaks several languages ​​and can process their requests. It is anticipated that this service will soon be expanded and can function as if it were a single window by using a bag of mail.

Gomez, Coy and Cornelia, who have received the congratulations of the residents have also heard some of their proposals and demands. In this regard, some improvement that have already occurred in the provision of water service and have requests that are also being addressed with regard to problems that exists with the street lighting. Gomez explained, "we are already working on the issue of lighting and from September we should be seeing the first results."

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Summer Cinema Screenings, Puerto de Mazarrón

Summer Cinema Screenings,
Via Axial, Puerto de Mazarrón

16, 17 and 18 August

Green Lantern and Bad Teacher

19 and 20 August

Gnomeo and Juliet, Super 8

21 and 22 August

Super 8 & Friends

23, 24 and 25 August

Conan the Barbarian and Invasion Earth

26, 27, 28 and 29 August

The Smurfs and Mad Zoo

FESTIVAL OF MUSIC AND GOING TO THE BEACH Percheles

For 3 days Percheles beach will have various activities and performances ..

Percheles beach, situated in the village of Cañada de Gallego, will host a varied program of activities and performances for their summer festivities during 13,14 and 15 August.. On Saturday 13 is an upcoming show of Fabi "The Pinilla" from 10 at night. In addition, during the evening a raffle will be held and at 1am the music will be presented by Dj Javi Aledo.


On Sunday 14, from 9am, there will be a petanca tournament and in the evening, from about 8pm, the Palochivo competition will take place. The music will be the star of the night with a performance from Rondalla de Mazarrón from 10pm and the DJ will take over.


On Monday there will be music from guitarist Sebastian Fernandez, from Orihuela, and the singer "The Poquerito" Algezares.

The Virgen del Cisne to be celebrated THIS SATURDAY(13 August)

Ecuador invites community residents and tourists to participate in their festivities and learn about their culture

Saturday August 13 Mazarrón Ecuadorian community celebrates its big party in honour of the Virgen del Cisne. The events begin with a peal of bells at 6 am in honour of "The Churonita" popular name known to this “Marian” image. At 9 am the doors of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Mazarrón will open until 10 pm for those who wish to worship the image.


At 2 pm a quadrangular volleyball sporting event will be held, in both male and female categories, with the participation of the municipalities of Murcia, Fuente Alamo, Totana and Mazarrón. Two hours later, indoor football with take place and will feature teams from Totana, Lorca, Mazarron and Puerto de Mazarrón.


At 7 pm a solemn Mass in honour of the Virgen del Cisne, followed by the procession with the image of "The Churonita" through the streets of Pintor Agustín Navarro, Manuel de Falla, Mayor Juan Paredes and Plaza del Convento. The procession will be accompanied by DC Mobile Tropicana and DJ Patrick. In addition, offerings of flowers to the Virgin will take place before continuing with the festive events.


At 10.30pm at the fairgrounds in Mazarrón, the participants will be welcomed by Alberto Luis Macas, president of the brotherhood "Virgen del Cisne". Then there will be a great raffle with a prize of baked pork (donated by Galo Gonzalez and Nancy Calva), and second prize will be a surprise.


At 11.30pm there will be the presentation of the Dance Group, which consists of people from the municipality, and half an hour later the fireworks. After midnight expect performances from several artists presented by Ivan Cargua and dance that will be enlivened by the DJ.


On Sunday beginning at 2 pm, the final of the quadrangular volleyball and indoor football will take place, with awards presented at 4 pm. The festivities will end with recreational games for children and adults such as pots enchanted career sacks, chair dance, dance tomato, egg-air, greasy pole and food binges!!!

The Ecuadorian community in Mazarrón extends these celebrations to all residents and tourists who want to participate in events like this and know a little more about their culture. The kiosks installed at the fairgrounds will feature dishes from the Ecuadorian gastronomy among which include Creole chicken broth, the guinea pig Johanan, tamales, sausages, kebabs, fried pork and typical dishes of Ecuador.

Friday, 5 August 2011

Campaign of public awareness in Mazarron

Mazarrón Town Council  will launch a campaign of public awareness in regard to cleaning beaches and the distribution of 10,000  cone-ashtrays on the beaches of the municipality. Also involved in this campaign are the hotel "Balneario de Mazarrón - Sensol" and The Red Cross.

Cartagena will host the fourth stage of the Med Cup races between 23 and 28 August.

The Minister of Culture and Tourism highlights the economic and tourism impacts of the event to be held from 23 to 28 August.

The Minister of Culture and Tourism, Pedro Alberto Cruz, yesterday attended the presentation of the fourth stage circuit race 'Audi Med Cup', to be held for the fourth consecutive year in the waters of Cartagena, between 23 and 28 August. The Minister stressed the commitment made by the regional government for an event that resulted in the 2010 "economic impact, direct and indirect, over 9 million euros and measurable media coverage, according to the organization, more 40 million potential supporters. "

Cruz, who was accompanied by the deputy mayor of Cartagena, Joaquin Segado, and CEO of Santa Monica Sports Group, Juan Antonio Samper, emphasized that the prestigious regatta over the years has proven its ability to "serve a lever and stimulus for the economy at a time when society is especially in need of them, "as evidenced by the support of key institutions, associations and Cartagena, particularly those linked to the trade, have given the continuity of event, now considered essential.

In this regard, the Minister of Culture and Tourism said that "it takes a lot of effort and involvement to take the project forward and ensure that the Cup remains in Cartagena Med." And advocates "believe in the potential of Cartagena and the region to continue to invest to remain home to the Med Cup."

The counselor noted that it is "an event that has been confirmed as one of the pillars of regional tourism and one of the largest for the sector in Cartagena, and as a social phenomenon that brings wealth, and is now part of the vertebral structure of the city. "
Pedro Alberto Cruz ended by reiterating the Government's determination to continue supporting the Regional Med Cup "because it is objectively good for the region, a commitment that, because of their relevance, should generate the consensus of society."
Cartagena Circuit Stage 'Audi Med Cup' will be held from 23 to 28 August and will be the penultimate of the current edition will be completed by mid-September in Barcelona. Thirteen competing boats fall into two categories, 52 series and 40 series.
 
The Federation of Carthaginians and Romans offered a preview of their September festivities on stage to be installed at the Port setting in which you can also see a sample of Cartagena carnivals, exhibitions and sports competitions.

Currently, 'Audi Med Cup' is recognized as the best racing circuit in the world, because it attracts the best crew, technicians and designers. His appeal has encouraged owners and professional teams to compete in it and be part of a story that has lasted seven years.


The proof of Cartagena, which has been played since 2008, has revealed both the local organizational capacity as the seaworthiness of Cartagena, which is among the favorites of competitors and fans, it has hosted some of the most extreme tests ever remembered in the circuit.