Saturday, 25 June 2016

Statement by HMA Simon Manley, British Ambassador to Spain, on the outcome of the referendum

Simon Manley, British Ambassador to Spain, today issued a statement to the English-language media in Spain which serves British nationals living in the country.

He said:

“I am very aware from the questions that we have been getting that some Britons living in Spain are uncertain about what the Referendum result means for them.

“As the Prime Minister has said, there is no immediate change. You still have exactly the same rights. You can still live and work here, travel back and forth in the same way, and access Spanish healthcare and other public services just as before.

“There is no change to your residency status, nor any need for visas for travel to other EU countries, and you don’t need to change your passport. Your pension rights continue.

“Leaving the EU will be a gradual process. The Prime Minister will continue to do his job for the next three months. The UK will only begin negotiations with the European Union after we have a new Prime Minister in October.

“He or she will have to decide when to start the process of leaving the EU. The negotiations could take two years or more and until they are concluded, the UK remains a full member of the European Union.”

A videoclip from the Ambassador can be found on Twitter at @ukinspain and on the British Embassy Madrid’s Facebook page

The Open Door Christian Centre, Condado de Alhama

The Open Door Christian Centre in Al Kasar Condado de Alhama has a change of opening hours on Saturdays, starting this Saturday.  We will be closed in the mornings now and open in the evenings from 6pm... To be open when the market is on

Condado de Alhama Market

The Condado de Alhama Market starts on Saturday 25th June.
Starting at 6pm. 
It is held on the car parking areas outside the main entrance.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016


The Secondary School Antonio Hellín in Puerto de Mazarrón continue in the coming days to hold V Festival of Theatre which this year incorporates a guest performance from IES Diego Tortosa of Cieza. 

The event was presented by Councillor of Culture and Education, Patricio Sanchez, with the Director and Head of Research Centr, Carlos Corvalan and Jose Hernandez. 

The Theatre Workshop Group on Friday June 17 opened the schedule in the University Popular with  “En Mala Hora”, an adaptation of Rafael García Castillo.

On Monday June 20 was the turn of the Theatre Group CEIP Miguel Delibes with the interpretation of “La ratita presumida”. 

On Tuesday 21 sees a performance by IES Domingo Valdivieso with “Un extraño hotelito”. On Wednesday June 22, "La Marabunta" by IES Antonio Hellín perform “La estrategia del caracol”adapted from Maria Lopez and Mari Carmen Marin. 

On Thursday June 23, the Theatre Group CEIP Manuela Romero  perform  “La aventura pirata de Manuela Romero” and closing the event is IES Diego Tortosa Cieza with “T.O.C.ados”, adapted by Juan Carlos Gómez,, on Monday, 27 June.

All performances are at 21:30 pm in the courtyard of IES Antonio Hellín.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016


During the days 9 and 13 June (Regional and Local Holidays) the Study rooms at the Cultural Centre in Mazarrón will be open as normal between 9am and 2pm and 4-9pm

This new Municipal service began operating on May 14 and will run until July 16. The goal of the Department of Education is to give students facilities within the Municipality so they can prepare for their final exams.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016


The Mazarron hamlet of Cañada de Gallego begins on Tuesday June 7 its festivities in honour of San Antonio. Festivities will last until Monday, June 13, Day of the Patron. So on Tuesday at 9pm sees the start of a full programme with a dinner tribute to the elders of the village.

On Wednesday 8 June will be Children's Day, with a fair for 1.50€ from opening to closing. At 10pm is  the opening speech by José María Zapata "Don Pepe", Director of CEIP San Antonio Cañada de Gallego between 1986 and 2010 and currently secretary of the school. At 10.30pm, firecrackers and at 11pm,  musical performance by the group "Autogiro".

Thursday June 9 will continue the children's activities with the children's musical "Sonrilandia" and their special guests, well known by the little ones as the "Patrulla Canina".
That will take place at 9.30pm and at 11pm, will be the tribute to Sabina de “Conductores sucididas”.

On Friday 10th, at 10pm, it will be the turn of  Dance Academy "De Rosa" and from 11.30pm Juan "El Sevillano" will liven up the evening with a repertoire of Spanish songs.

On Saturday June 11, at 4.30pm, is a petanque championship for all ages and during the evening, performances by regional groups take place including the band "Iguana Show".

On Sunday the 12th, at 10am, the day begins with a Mass offered with the participation of "Aires de Mazarrón" group and later a procession from the church to Percheles and around the Salar. At 2.30pm is paella for all attendees and in the evening, at 9.30pm, a taekwondo display. It will close with a performance of the group "Al relente".

The Day of the Patron, San Antonio is Monday, June 13 and at 11:30am Mass and communion takes place and at midday a procession with the image of the Patron of the hamlet. At night, Maribel Castillo livens up the evening, culminating with fireworks.

All activities will be held at the fairgrounds behind the  Local Social.