Tuesday, 31 May 2016


The Artist Juan Mariano Balibrea will exhibit at the Town Hall until June 11 at the same time as developing, during these weeks, an educational project aimed at schoolchildren in the Municipality with his work about young people and future creators. 

Students from different schools in Mazarrón are visiting The Town Hall and will then attend a practical discussion with the painter.

The Councillors of Education and Culture, Patricio Sánchez and Pedro Martinez have already witnessed two such visits. The deputies accompanied the artist during the practice session he had with students from La Cañadica and Miguel Delibes.

Juan Mariano Balibrea activity runs parallel to the exhibition “Desde mi ventana (zen)”. Balibrea is a Professor of Fine Arts and graduated in Art History at the University of Murcia. He has given numerous workshops, courses and conferences.

The visit from the schools are divided into two stages. First, a tour in which the artist talks about his work, the perception of the landscape in the natural environment and the various expressive forms subsequently used during the workshop to express their ideas, experiences and emotions. In unison, and always with brevity and adapting the presentation to the ages of the children, Juan Mariano focuses on a few works, depending on the generic theme chosen by the school. 

Before the creative workshop, the painter presents some images to provide context for the proposal for further work. Secondly, and after a brief explanation of the expressive possibilities of the material (soft waxes), children begin their own creations based on a proposal of wide and divergent nature which may vary according to the number of visitors who come in the group.

The exhibition “Desde mi ventana (zen)" can be seen in Town Hall in the mornings from Monday to Saturday between 10am and 2pm, and in the evenings of Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 5.30pm and 8.30pm. The exhibition is closed on public holidays.


 The Mazarron hamlet of La Atalaya has a new weekend of celebrations in honour of the Corpus. The suspension of the events planned for Saturday May 28, due to inclement weather, led to the organization to be postponed to this Saturday June 4. 

The Department of Celebration confirms that from 10pm dance groups from Juan Antonio Iglesias and de Rosa Aznar will perform. Later there will be a foam party with mobile disco
La Atalaya began their celebrations on 27th May that combined religious events on the Sunday with recreational and cultural activities. 

Friday night saw the opening of an exhibition dedicated to the work of yesteryear linked to agriculture and livestock. The Councillors of Celebration and Culture, Patricio Sánchez and Pedro Martinez, attended this cultural event about the work of the ancestors to the younger generations.

 Then there was a performance by the group "La Espartera" which preceded the expected migas competition and the show “Tú sí que vales Atalaya”. During the evening Lorena Perez was elected Miss Atalaya and Ana Gambin as Junior Miss Atalaya. Mr. Child was Julio Vivancos and Visiting Guest Mr was announced as Pedro Mendez. Miss Guest was Marta Sanchez and Miss Congeniality, Maria Leonor Lorente.

On Sunday May 29, at 9am there was a cycle route around the village, thanks to Club Ciclista 9 y media. At 12pm, Mass of Corpus was held in the presence of the Municipal Authorities and officiated by the Parish Priest of San Andrés and San Antonio, Francisco José Fernández. 

At 2.30pm a great paella was presented for all attendees, with the collaboration of the "Puntas de Calnegre” Assocation. A dessert competition and gin and tonic tasting and music by Fluor DJ encouraged all on the dancefloor. 

At 10pm the "Mangas Cortas" group entertained everyone to a great evening. At 11pm it was time for piñata and awards presentation with the assistance of the Mayor of Mazarrón, Alicia Jimenez. Festivities finished at midnight with the traditional tasting chocolate and donuts.

Thursday, 26 May 2016


Come and join Lisa at Yoga Shala Studio in Isla Plana for some new events -

15 June Dance Zone at 5.30pm
22 June Tarot Introduction & Play 3.30pm

For further information on the above or times and dates of other classes, contact Lisa on 626 960 354 or email yogawithlisa@hotmail.co.uk

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Free Guided Tour – 28 May - Moratalla

This visit, called Moratalla "Villa Santiaguista" is an hour long walking through the old quarter of the town, starting at 11.30am from the Tourist Office and finishing at the Castle, where you can see inside the castle fortress for the price of 2 euros.

To participate in the event, it is necessary to make a reservation at the Tourist Office until a day before the start of the activity, by telephoning 968 730 208 or e-mail: turismo@ayuntamientomoratalla.net

You can find further information in the following link, where it is also possible to make online reservations 

It is recommended you wear comfortable clothes and shoes.


The City of Moratalla, from the Department of Environment and Citizenship convenes for next May 28 from 9am, a Day of Volunteering for cleaning the Pozo del Somogil and its surroundings.
Registration for this event can be made at the Tourist Office, Informajoven and Local Employment Centre. In addition, it can be done through the Facebook page of "Juventud Moratalla" through a private message stating name, identity number and telephone contact. Alternatively, via Whatsapp to 602216644 indicating the same information.

The Department of Environment will provide the resources for cleaning but it is advisable to go with a hoe 


About 300 participants have already confirmed their presence in the 3rd Bay of Mazarrón Triathlon to be held on Saturday 21 May from 5.30pm. The test organized by the Club Bahía Mazarrón and the Department of Sports in Mazarrón was presented at the Paseo de Bolnuevo, one of the stages of the competition.

The Triathlon will start with 750m swim from the beach at Bolnuevo. Once completed, participants will head to the esplanade of Erosiones of Bolnuevo to start the cycling race that will cross the RM-D6 along the Sierra de las Moreras, to complete a journey of 20km with the finish line in Bolnuevo. Once there triathletes will complete the test with a run totalling 5kms along the Paseo in Bolnuevo.

Fund raising afternoon in aid of Los Infiernos Dogs Home.

Lo Santiago (was Trampolin) 28th May 2 pm NEW YORKS BAR –

We are planning a car boot sale €5 per car. There will be many stalls, shoes, handbags, make up, raffles etc. Also a “good as new stall”. There will also be entertainment. 

Please come along and give your support to this worthy cause, the refuge are desperate for funds to help with the huge vet bills and the vast amount of food needed for these abandoned dogs (many who have suffered so much abuse in their short life). 

Car boots can set up at 1 p.m for any stall holders who would like to join us. 

Thursday, 12 May 2016



Mazarrón is hosting this week the Campeonato de España de Fútbol Sala in the junior category. Tuesday 10 May sees the arrival in the Town of the 12 participating teams: Galicia, Castilla La Mancha, the Balearic Islands, Andalusia, Canary Islands, Aragón, Murcia, Madrid, Cantabria, Catalonia, Ceuta and Melilla.

The championship will be played in the halls of the La Aceña, La Cañadica and Miguel Delibes and the event was presented Monday by the Mayor of Mazarrón, Alicia Jimenez, the President of the Football Federation of Murcia, Luciano Herrera, the Councillor for Sports Patricio Sánchez and President of CD Bahia de Mazarrón Futbol Antonio Urrea.

Alicia Jimenez stressed the importance of sporting events like this, "as they impact on businesses and the hotels of the town and serve to seasonally adjust tourism".

The final will take place on Sunday at 12:00 in the Municipal Pavilion La Aceña


Puerto de Mazarrón will be host on Saturday June 18th to "Survival Zombie" – an event organized for the first time, in the Municipality but which in previous editions within other Spanish Cities has come to gather more than 1,000 people. 

"Survival Zombie" has recently been successful in Gijon and Santander and recently in Cartagena with two events in La Aljorra and Santa Ana.

 A group of unidentified actors stage a screenplay with participants who wish to enroll. Its organizers have guaranteed fun all night. The event will begin at 23:00 and end at 07:00 hours. Tickets are on sale at Cafe "La Fundicion" in Mazarrón, in the Municipal Pavilion La Aceña, at the Tourist Office of Puerto de Mazarrón, in the comic book store "7 Heroes" of Murcia and on the website www. survivalzombie.es

Those wishing to see the event as can be assured safety and security. The organizers have passed a playful and funny message that promotes the activity, which, as indicated, has set rules banning physical contact and consumption of alcohol. The locations will be revealed at the start of the event


On Saturday 14 May Mazarrón celebrates International Museum Day. This year, like other localities, Mazarrón is changing the official date (May 18) to coincide with the weekend and therefore able to offer to a much wider audience a wide range of activities starting at 11 am. The activity programme was presented on Tuesday by the Councillor for Culture of the City of Mazarrón, Pedro Martinez and the Head of the Cultural Association "La Lanzadera" Miguel Tebar.

All scheduled activities are free and are on a first-served basis. Highlights include a guided tour of the various archaeological sites, stories, dance,  folk concert by Bando del Pepo in the Church of San Andres of Mazarrón, a performance by of the winner of Filon prize in the Cante de las Minas, Abdon Alcaraz, in the Factoría Romana de Salazones and closes with music by M. Lacroix, with tasting of local products on the terrace of the Torre de Los Caballos.

 Saturday, May 14

 11: 00-13: 00  Archaeological Sites. Guided route with Dani Megías from departure of C.I. del Barco Fenicio and arrival to the Villa del Alamillo (Port)
 17: 00-18: 00 Tales from here and there. Dramatization for the whole family by Fran Bermejo in the  Centro de interpretación del Barco Fenicio (Puerto)
 18: 30-19: 30  Sara Guirado. Dance exhibition opposite Town Hall (Mazarrón)
 20: 00-21: 00  La Banda del Pepo. Folk concert by the Church of San Andrés (Mazarrón)
 21:00 Video-art. Night projected above Bolnuevo Erosions
 21: 30-23: 30 Abdon Alcaraz. Semi-acoustic concert flamenco at the Museo Arqueológico Factoria Romana de Salazones (Puerto) 
00: 00-02: 00  DJ session. End of celebration by DJ M. Lacroix and tasting of local products in the Torre de los Caballos (Bolnuevo)

This year the theme chosen to mark the International Museum Day has been "Museums and Cultural Landscapes". The main mission of museums is to watch over the heritage, whether it is inside or outside its walls. The International Museum Day gains increasing participation from museums around the world. 

In 2014 more than 35,000 museums in 145 countries participated in the event. It is celebrated every year on May 18th or around that date and the events and activities organized for the celebration can last a day, a weekend or a week.

Last chance to register for a postal vote in the EU Referendum – deadline 16 May!

British expats living in Spain have until Monday 16 May to register for a postal vote in the EU Referendum. That is the deadline for making sure you can receive your ballot papers in the post and send them back in time for your vote to be counted. Voting papers will be sent out in the week beginning 23 May.

If you do miss the deadline for a postal vote, you can still register at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote but you will need to choose someone in the UK to vote for you, known as a proxy vote.

Alex Robertson, Director of Communications at the Electoral Commission, says:

“If you register to vote by 16 May it should be easier to vote by post, as postal votes for the referendum will be sent out earlier than usual, giving you more time to receive, complete, and return your ballot pack to the UK.

“If you wish to vote by proxy, bear in mind that the person you choose to vote on your behalf must be registered and eligible to vote at the referendum.

“The EU Referendum is going to be a significant event and we know lots of UK citizens will want to make their voices heard. Please spread the word. You can go to www.aboutmyvote.co.uk for more information.”

British Ambassador Simon Manley adds:

“I know there is a huge amount of interest among Brits in Spain in the EU Referendum. Almost 100,000 people with Spanish IP addresses have so far visited the government webpage where you can register to vote.

“Ultimately, it is for the British people to decide whether we should remain in or leave the European Union, but, whatever they think on the issue, I would appeal to my fellow Brits in Spain not to miss the chance to have their say in this once-in-a-generation referendum.”

Worldwide, more than 140,000 Brits living overseas have now completed the voter registration process since the start of the year. But nearly half of British expats in Spain who are eligible to vote in the UK still remain unaware that they can go online to register to vote, according to a survey by expat website AngloInfo, carried out for the Electoral Commission.
In fact, you can apply online in five minutes with just your National Insurance number and passport to hand. Simply go towww.gov.uk/register-to-vote by 16 May, and apply for your postal vote.
Expats who are active on social media can use http://bit.ly/22zluRK as the short link that will take other British residents in Spain to the ‘register to vote’ webpage.

Thursday, 5 May 2016


Seymour Krelborn is a young botany enthusiast who works for and is exploited by Mr. Mushnik, a Jewish immigrant who runs a flower shop on Skid Row, a ruined and violent slum who longs to escape. Seymour is secretly in love with his colleague, Audrey, another girl marked by an unfortunate past that is in a relationship with a sadistic dentist who mistreats her. She also wants to leave the neighbourhood and start a new life, although chances are slim for them all.

The fate of the boy seems to change when an exotic plant, fuelled with his own blood, acquires prodigious proportions and attracts many customers to Mushnik, who, selfishly, promotes the young Krelborn to the status of partner. Also Audrey, shocked by the sudden success of Seymour, begins to reciprocate his love.

But the plant,  now turned into a giant fern is revealed as a predatory human blood, pushing the innocent boy to murder.

This play has a strong rock accent and is reminiscent of the horror film series B, which becomes the object of satire. It is a criticism of the American dream and represents a metaphor of how greed and desire for victory can lead a person to create 'monsters' that end up destroying it.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016


Last Friday took place in Bolnuevo a traditional dinner announcing the festivities of San Isidro district of Puerto de Mazarrón. José Ortuño was this time the crier in a ceremony attended by the Mayor of Mazarrón, Alicia Jimenez. Ortuño is from a local fruit and vegetable company and well known amateur photographer, besides being a founding partner of the partnership F-20, recently participating in the latest edition of the Contest of Photography "Francisco Garcia Jorquera".

The celebrations of San Isidro district officially begin on Friday May 13 at 8pm with fireworks to start of celebrations and a parade by the brass band "The Piggy Bank". From then until May 22 a full programme will entertain all audiences which hascome to be one of the most popular celebrations of the Municipality. The garden of the la hermita of San Anton is the meeting point.

Theatre, music, children's performances and sports activities are combined during the nine day fiesta. On Sunday May 15, at 9pm, is Mass and a procession in honour of San Isidro, which the Party Commission invites all attendees to come in huertanos dress. The anticipated contest and masquerade ball will be held on Saturday 21 May from 6pm.

The Commission, as a novelty this time, gives its partners a handkerchief with the image of the Patron to adorn the balconies of the neighbourhood


 Mazarrón advances its programme of leisure activities for this summer with a festival that will take place on La Isla beach during the weekend of 21 and 22 May. An event of major proportions, the first of its kind to be held in the Municipality, will also be a preview of everything offered by the Municipality in the coming months. "La Isla Funny Fest" was created with the idea of ​​projecting the wide possibilities of leisure Mazarrón has. The event was presented Monday by the Mayor of Mazarrón, Alicia Jiménez and Councilman Celebration, Patricio Sánchez.

There will be three permanent elements as its main attraction: an Ibizan fair, gastronomy offered by food trucks, and a childrens fair, which will be permanently installed in this place for the summer months.

Activities are varied and take place all day on Saturday and Sunday and will run from morning till night, both on the paseo and the beach itself. Free kayaking and paddle surfing will be offered, there will be a human shuttle, balloon, Zumba with gyms and beach volleyball for men and women

The idea is to amuse all the public with this event which includes films and performances for children. For other age groups there will be zumba with gyms and concerts from 10pm by the sea. An exhibition of classic cars and fireworks complete a full agenda that still hold some surprises


Club Ciclista Moratalla (Murcia) celebrates the 20th test of Cicloturista Internacional Sierras de Moratalla, a popular sporting event that brings together 1,000 amateur cyclists on 21 May