Thursday, 18 December 2014


Next weekend the food market Cresta del Gallo of Mazarrón hosts the first Christmas Fairorganized by the departments of Commerce and Local Development in collaboration with  la Asociación de Comerciantes de Mazarrón y Comarca (ACOMA). Eight businesses join existing ones here and occupy the empty stalls to offer their products in a Christmas atmosphere.

Whilst in Mazarrón, shoppers can leave their children to participate in games including workshop mime, musical activities, storytelling and crafts. The schedule of the toy library will be Friday 19th between 6pm and 9pm,   Saturday 20th between 12pm and 2pm and 6pm-8pm and Sunday 21 from 12pm-2pm.

Santa Claus will be collecting letters from young children and there will be a raffle for a set of garden furniture donated by Natura Garden. This will take place at 7.30pm on Sunday and tickets may be obtained with purchases in the participating shops.

The First Christmas fair in the Cresta del Gallo is an initiative to revitalize the mall. It has further scheduled other fairs and  activities in the coming months for that purpose, as confirmed at a press conference with Councillor of Commerce, David Fernández. For her part, Councillor for Local Development, Matilde Blázquez, expressed her intention of the Department to maintain the children's playroom during weekends. An activity, said Blázquez, which seeks to stimulate trade in Mazarron.

The President of ACOMA, Francisca Madrid, expects the fair to boost the small traders and facilitate easy shopping in the town.

Participating merchants include: Dárome, Paqui Martínez, Topitos Boutique Infantil, Chapineta, Urban Style, Bonalea, Pedro Modas y Alzare que se unen a los ya existentes: Pescadería Antonio Raja, Panadería Coyfer, Deportes Méndez, Vinoteca El Colmado, Dietética La Purísima y Carnicería Casicas.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Christmas events with Cavalli

Cavalli Christmas School and Pony Club dates:
December: 23rd, 26th, 27th, 29th, 30th
January: 2nd, 3rd, 5th.
Tel 636 172 198 for more information

Wednesday, 10 December 2014


This year´s  ADAPT  Pantomime,  Aladdin,  is as usual a traditional favourite played with an unusual twist to an English and Spanish speaking audience.

The recent performance at San Pedro raised 1,775€ in ticket sales and donations will go to El Samaritano Association.

The Spanish community of San Pedro have come to love the traditional English Panto which is written and produced in English and Spanish each year by Jane Cronin and Eric Berg.

If you missed the performances of Aladdin in San Pedro there will be another opportunity to see this Panto in the Centro Social Jacarilla  (near Bigastro) on Friday  12th of December at 7pm.
Payment of two euros is at the door and in aid of local charity.   Please contact 620 94 65 08 or for more details.

Thursday, 4 December 2014




Under the theme “Paisajes de Mazarrón”  ("Landscapes of Mazarrón") invite all those painters who want to participate shaping their art on canvas, wood or any rigid surface with a minimum size of 65x50 cm and maximum 120 cm and with any technique they wish.

There are two categories: adults (16+) and children (from 9-15 years) and registration will take place on the 7 December at the Centro Cultural of Mazarrón from 8-11am and delivery of the work will take place from 4-6pm.

The prizes for the adult category are 2500€ for the winner, 1500€ for 2nd place and 1,000€ for 3rd place. There will be a special prize for Watercolor of 600€ and new for this year, four second prizes of 350€ will be awarded. In the junior category first prize will be a painters briefcase worth 100€, a second prize of painting items worth 60€ and a third prize also consists of painting articles worth 40€.

The winning works will become property of the City of Mazarrón. The Mayor of Culture, Ginés Campillo, remembered in his presentation last years event which was a great success in terms of participants. In collaboration with the Department of Culture , Cartagena painter Javier Lorente once again has been linked in the organization of the event. The painter highlighted the rich landscape that provides the town of Mazarrón and encouraged as many artists as possible to participate.


 Murcia Red Cross presented on Wednesday 3 December, a campaign to help alleviate child poverty. This is a solidarity run which wants to raise awareness about the need to help the child population suffering from economic  family hardship. According to the ONG, more than 20 percent of children live in households below the poverty line.

The Regional President of the Red Cross, Aurelio Luna, and Vice President, Juan Luis Chillon, presented what will be a march of 200 kilometers for runners between 6th and 8th December in Cartagena, Mazarrón, Aguilas, Puerto Lumbreras and Lorca.

Runners leave Cartagena on the GR92  reaching Mazarrón around 4pm on December 6.

In addition to this initiative, the organization have provided a telephone number 28092 where you can send an SMS with the word “infancia” at a cost of 1.20€ which will be donated to the Red Cross.

Chillon mentioned a multitude of issues that need addressing, large and small, for example the purchase of a textbook that is asked for by the teacher or a school trip that children are unable to take part in as parents are unable to afford. These are all issues where children feel marginalized and it is in many schools in the Community.

The initiative is completed by a concert on 13th and December 14th in Cartagena and Murcia by the Federation of bands in the Region.


From 12 to 14 December, in the middle of celebrations, short film fans will meet in Mazarrón. They will have 45 hours to shoot and edit a short film that includes a theme that will be focused on a genre, a location and a surprise element that can be a phrase, a character or object. All short films must present images that identify Mazarrón.

According to the organizer, Miguel Jesús Morales, the idea will prevail over technical capacities shown. The contest is completed with other activities such as workshops, screenings of short films and musical performances. The participants (up to 20 teams of 20 people) must deliver their work on Sunday December 14 at 17pm.

The winning team will receive a prize of 1000€, the runners up will receive 500€ and there will be a special prize of 500€.

The inscriptions can be taken in the web

The Councillor for Culture, Ginés Campillo, highlighted in his presentation of this contest "this is a great innovative idea that develops and promotes creativity landscapes of Mazarrón".


 Until December 13, shoppers visiting Mazarrón establishments belonging to la Asociación de Comerciantes, will participate in a draw for 300€ and 50 gifts. The draw will take place on Sunday December 14 at the Marquee in Plaza del Convento in Mazarrón. Customers will need to make at least six purchases at different stores and fill out a ticket that entitles them to participate in the draw. The first prize of 300€ may be used for purchases at local establishments.

With this initiative, la concejalía de Comercio and la Asociación de Comerciantes de Mazarrón seek to encourage purchases in the Town during the festivities. This was highlighted in the presentation of this event by the Councillor David Fernández and the President of ACOMA, Francisca Madrid, who thanked the City's for allowing a space to the Association during these dates.


The Feast of the Immaculate 2014 has already started its journey. On Saturday 29th November, 24 candidates for Infant Queen and  7 for Juvenile Queen were presented in a popular hotel in the town, in an event organized by the City of Mazarrón which was attended by the Mayor, Francisco Garcia, and Councillors of Celebration , Isidro Coy and for Culture, Ginés Campillo.

The event was presented by Lorena Coy with attendance from the queens of 2013, Ángela Madrid and Maite Martinez. Both were responsible for giving a gift to welcome the applicants this year. Ángela remembered with grace, her experience last year, while Maite Martinez wanted to share her impressions with new candidates.

The 7 aspiring Juvenile Queen of 2014 are: Salomé Buchukuri of la peña El Polvorín, Ángela López of Hotel Restaurante Guillermo, Carmen Méndez of Lacaña de Luxe, Miriam Dos Santos of Heladería Borondo, Elena Pérez of la peña El Salao, Tania Calvo of Aires de Mazarrón and Sofía Terrestre of Restaurante El Caldero.

The 24 candidates for Infant Queen 2014: Marina Lardín, Lucía Mendoza, Laura Vivancos, Yolanda Catevilla, María Elena Hernández, Neus Hernández, Génesis Alba, Ana Alarcón, Eva Alarcón, Marta Villar, Cristina García, Mireya Pedrero, Nerea Pedrero, Mireya González, Conchi Lorente, Paula Moreno, Aurora Agudo, Ana Margaret, Aitana Raja, María Pérez, Sandra Sánchez, Elena Hernández, Ana Paredes and Marina Calvo.

The Infant Queen election will take place on Saturday, December 6 at 4.30pm at the Marque installed in the Plaza del Convento. The choice of Juvenile Queen will be held from 9.30pm.


Until March 8, Mazarrón residents and visitors have the opportunity to appreciate a particular attractive exposure and links to local identity. Through hydraulic models Antonio Paredes takes us through some of the most interesting places of Mazarrón. The exhibition can be seen in the Universidad Popular in Avenida de la Constitución and in the Centro Cultural in Mazarrón.

Titled "Matri Terrae",  Paredes refers to land that has provided support throughout the centuries. Something that does manifest with the models in this exhibition based on the Castillo de los Vélez, la Fábrica de Alumbre, la Mina de Luisito y Finca Coqueta.

The opening of the exhibition was attended by the Mayor of Mazarrón, Francisco García, Councillor for Culture, Ginés Campillo and other members of the Municipal Corporation. Garcia thanked the work done by the Universidad Popular to enable and prepare the space and conditions to allow this exhibition to take place.

Visiting hours are from 8am-3pm and 7-9pm Monday to Friday at Universidad Popular and 8am-10.30pm in the Centro Cultural of Mazarrón, also Monday through Friday. Both exhibitions will be open weekends that co-incide with Fiestas.