Tuesday, 25 April 2017

SECRETOS DE UNA BUENA FOTO - 20 MAY, MORATALLA


MOUNTAIN DRIVING COMPETITION - 7 MAY

Next Sunday, May 7, Mazarrón returns to the longest test of the car calendar in the Region of Murcia. 

The arrival of more than 30 drivers are expected to participate in the 35 Subida Automovilística Playas de de Mazarrón, a competition that takes place on the RM 332, the road that links the municipality with Cartagena, passing through Tallante.

The competition was presented by Sports Councillor, Patricio Sánchez, along with the delegate of the Federation of Motor Vehicles, Antonio Bernal and the President of the Carthago Escudería, Jorge Juan García.

The best mountain drivers, including the national champion Raul Borreguero, will meet in Mazarrón to compete in one of the classic competitions in this category. 

The drivers will complete four stages, with a distance of 5 kilometers.

The presentation of the vehicles taking part will take place on Saturday May 6 in El Alamillo (Café Buenavista), from 5pm. The trophies will be delivered at the same venue on Sunday at around 2:30 p.m.

More information and inscriptions can be found at http://www.farmu.es/2017/05/07/35-subida-playas-mazarron.asp


Various road closures will take place between km points 22.2 and 18.3 on the RM332 during the hours 9am and 2pm on 7 May

FREE SINGING COURSE - 20 MAY - LOS ALCAZARES


JULY MUSIC CONCERTS IN PTO DE MAZARRÓN


 This summer to be repeated in Mazarrón is "El Muelle Music Festival" whose second edition will take place on the fishing pier of Puerto de Mazarrón between 20 and 22 July. 

The agenda of concerts was presented at the Royal Casino of Murcia by the Mayor of Mazarrón, Alicia Jiménez, accompanied by the Councillor of Festivals, Patricio Sánchez and Antonio Murcia, responsible for AK Productions, together with artists Carlos Vudú and Ricardo Ruipérez, 

Patricio Sánchez presented the programme of the festival that will begin on July 20 with the performance of Siempre Así and El Luiso, a Mazarrón artist who participated this year in a well-known television programme. 

On July 21 will be the turn for Duo Dinamico and on July 22 will see performances by M-CLAN, Rosendo, Los Zigarros and Carlos Vudú. All the concerts will be at 10.30pm and will be held on the esplanade of the fishing pier of Puerto de Mazarrón.


On July 19 there will be a concert dedicated to the children's audience with the performance of "La Patrulla Canina", as reported by Antonio Murcia of AK Productions. Tickets can be purchased on the Internet, at the authorized points of sale and at the Tourist Office of Puerto de Mazarrón.

JOB VACANCIES

The Mazarrón City Council Recruitment Agency recalls the existence of seven new job offers to cover opticians, commercial security, sewing supervisor, beautician and farm manager.

Interested persons should contact the Placement Agency at 968592767 or go to the Center for Municipal Employment Initiatives (CIME), a subsidiary of the Department of Employment and Local Development, located at Avenida de la Constitución nº 65.

Persons who have not previously registered with the Placement Agency must provide the following documentation:

D.N.I. Or N.I.E. Original.
Updated resume
Updated Work Life.
Registration as job seeker at the SEF.
Training certificates, driver's licenses and professional cards if they are owned.

Certificate of disability (if applicable).

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

EASTER PROCESSIONS - MAZARRÓN AND PUERTO DE MAZARRÓN

PROCESSIONS OF MAZARRÓN

HOLY THURSDAY
Procession of the Prendimiento 9pm departing from Santuario de La Purísima

Pasos: Cristo de la Columna, Verónica, Jesús Nazareno, Calvario, Cristo de la Soledad y Virgen de la Amargura

Itinerary: Plaza del Convento, Plaza Callao, Avenida Constitución, calle San José, jardín de La Purísima, calle del Pino, Pilar, Boquera, Mamí, Pintor Miguel García Vivancos, plaza del Calvario, calle Monche Ríos, Gómez Jordana, San Antonio y plaza del Ayuntamiento.

HOLY FRIDAY
Vía Crucis del Silencio y Encuentro de Nuestro Padre Jesús con la Virgen de la Amargura 6.30am departing from Santuario de La Purísima

Pasos: Jesús Nazareno y Virgen de la Amargura

Itinerary: plaza del Convento, calle Agustín Navarro, Lardines, Rodríguez de la Fuente, San Andrés, Santa Rita, Cuesta Carrión, Ceballos, Cruz del Calvario, plaza del Calvario, calle Monche Ríos, Gómez Jordana, San Antonio, plaza del Ayuntamiento, calle Agustín Navarro y plaza del Convento.

Procession of the Holy Burial 9pm – Departing from Santuario de la La Purísima

Pasos: Pasos: Cristo del Sagrario, La Piedad, Virgen de la Cruz, Santo Sepulcro, San Juan y Virgen de La Soledad

Itinerary: plaza del Convento, plaza Callao, avenida Constitución, calle San José, jardín de La Purísima, calle del Pino, Pilar, Boquera, Gómez Jordana, San Antonio y plaza del Ayuntamiento

 PROCESSIONS OF PUERTO DE MAZARRÓN
  
HOLY THURSDAY
Procession of Our Father Jesus Nazarene 9.30pm- Departure from the Church of San José
Steps: Pasos: Negación de San Pedro, San Juan, Virgen de Las Penas, Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno, Virgen de los Dolores

Itinerary: plaza de la Iglesia, calle Cartagena, calle Trafalgar, calle Progreso, calle Mayor, calle Juan Sebastián Elcano, avenida Tierno Galván, calle González Ballesta, calle Mayor y plaza de la Iglesia. 

HOLY FRIDAY
Procession of the Holy Burial 9:30 pm - Departure Church of San José

Pasos: San Pedro, San Juan, Cristo del Perdón con la Virgen de la Soledad, Santo Sepulcro, Virgen de Las Penas


Itinerary: plaza de la Iglesia, calle Cartagena, calle Trafalgar, calle Progreso, calle Mayor, calle Juan Sebastián Elcano, avenida Tierno Galván, calle González Ballesta, calle Mayor y plaza de la Iglesia.

SKATE DAY - 16 APRIL - PUERTO DE MAZARRÓN


After the success of the first year, it is organised again for the next Sunday of Resurrection (popularly known as "Domingo de Mona" on 16 April) an event called Skate Day. 

Routes, exhibitions and games will give the opportunity for the family to spend a day practicing skating along part of the coast of the Municipality. The activity, to benefit the Spanish Association against Cancer (AECC), was presented by Sports Councillor, Patricio Sánchez, along with officials of the Mazarrón Patina club.

Patricio Sánchez encouraged all the family to enjoy an activity that last year saw 200 participants take part and this year will see collaboration from the local cycling club “El Esollon”, whose members will act as volunteers in the development of the route.


The route will start at 10:30am in the Rihuete and will continue along the bay until reaching Bolnuevo. In Playa Grande (about 11:00 hours), a stop is scheduled next to the children's area where games will be developed for younger participants, while the participants continue to march up to 16 kilometers. 

The arrival at the Paseo Marítimo de Puerto de Mazarrón is estimated after noon. From that moment, in the Plaza de las Comunidades Autónomas , there will be an exhibition of skating, children's activities, gymkana, paella for all attendees and different raffles, as informed by Patricia López, a member of the Mazarrón Patina club.

MARINER'S MARKET, PUERTO DE MAZARRÓN. 13-16 APRIL

The Plaza Toneleros of Puerto de Mazarrón will host a Marinero Market from 13 to 16 April. More than 45 craft exhibitors will offer their products from Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday. The event that accommodates the local artisans coincides with one of the most visited tourist holidays of the year in Puerto de Mazarrón, in a renovated Plaza frequented by passers-by.

This activity was presented by the Councillor of Festivals, Patricio Sánchez, in the company of the Councillor for Tourism, María Ángeles Román and the Head of the Mercados Arlekin, Juan José Martínez.

The market will be completed with a schedule that will be repeated every day. So at 12pm and 6pm, there will be a parade with music and animation. At 8pm sees a musical performance and at 11pm are parades and a night fire show. A children's corner is available throughout the business hours for the little ones to enjoy.


Patricio Sanchez encouraged everyone to visit this market, an attraction for all the public that seeks to make Mazarron a place of enjoyment during these days.

10KM WALK IN MORATALLA - 23 APRIL

On April 5, Mayor Candi Marín, the Councillor for Tourism, Environment and Sports of Ayuntamiento Moratalla City Council together with the organizers of the VI Rural Race and Calar de la Santa Hiking, presented this sporting activity to be held on 23 April in the hamlet of El Calar de la Santa.

A race of 10 km that will run through one of the most attractive places of the town, in a natural environment of great interest and reference for rural tourism. It will be a race in which everyone who wishes can practice sport in a healthy way in an extraordinary natural environment, starting at 10.30am in Plaza del Pueblo


Inscriptions can be made until April 20 at the following link www.crono3.es and at the end of the race, the organization invites everyone to eat in the sports hall of El Calar de la Santa.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

CHILDRENS ACTIVING - FRIDAY 17TH APRIL

The Municipal Library Network of Mazarrón has scheduled a new activity aimed at children aged 8 to 12 years. 

It is a Workshop of Tricks and Magical Experiments that will take place first Thursday, April 6 in the library of Puerto de Mazarrón and on Friday, April 7 in the library of Mazarrón, both days from 17:30. 

The activity is free and has a maximum of 20 participants. Entries can be made at each of the municipal libraries.

WALKS AROUND MAZARRÓN DURING APRIL

The Council of Tourism of the City of Mazarrón offers for this month two new routes that invite you to know the scenic beauty of the Bay of Mazarrón. 

The first of them will take place next Saturday April 15. It will be a family trekking route through Cabo Tiñoso and the military battery of Castillitos from where you can see one of the most spectacular views of the Mazarron coast. With a duration of 4 hours, it has a limit of 40 places and the registration period remains open until April 14

The second of the guided tours for this month  will be held on April 29. It will be a visit of 4 hours and a half between Percheles and Puntas de Calnegre, a stretch of virgin coast that maintains its natural state, passing by the beach of Palazuelos and Los Cloques. It will have 4 hours and a half, with a limit of 40 places and a registration period that will remain open until April 28.


More information and reservation of places at the Tourist Office of Puerto de Mazarrón, by calling 968594426 or online at http://visitamazarron.com/en/organiza-tu-viaje/visitas-guiadas-gratuitas/

EVENTS IN APRIL - MAZARRÓN

The Municipal Network of Public Libraries of Mazarrón, a subsidiary of the Department of Libraries, has developed an extensive programme to encourage reading coinciding with the month in which World Book Day is celebrated. Activities for all ages will focus on this objective, including novelties such as free workshops of magic tricks and experiments and the activity "The Library goes out to the street". This programming will be continued in May with a special tribute to the famous author of "Matilda", Roald Dahl.

April begins with visits to the libraries of the schools, the open classrooms and the Alzheimer's Unit. 

Also one of the main novelties of this year will be the Free Workshops of Magic Tricks and Experiments, an activity directed to readers from 8 to 12 years with a maximum of 20 participants. It will take place in the Library of Puerto de Mazarrón on Thursday, April 6 at 17:30 and in the Library of Mazarrón on Friday, April 7 at the same time. Entries can be made in both libraries.

Another novelty of the spring reading of 2017 will be the activity "The Library goes out to the Street", carried out on Tuesday, April 18, in the Plaza Toneleros in Puerto de Mazarrón and on Wednesday, 19 April in the Garden of La Purisima in Mazarrón from 16:30 to 19:30 hours.

The selected students will have, on Thursday, April 20 at 20:30 hours in the Cultural Centre, a new opportunity to improve what they have learned and to prepare for their exams by access to the University with the conference "Generatcíon del 98", being taken by Vicente Cervera, professor of Hispanic American Literature. This conference gives continuity to the one made by Carmen María López on March 30 and which dealt with the Generation of 27.

Storytelling, Cinema in the Library, Bibliopatio in Puerto de Mazarrón and crafts workshops in both public libraries complete the programming of the month of April.

In May it will be the turn to pay homage to the celebrated Welsh writer Roald Dahl, author of "Matilda". For this, the students of the different educational centres will perform a theatrical performance on May 4 and 5 in the Cultural Centre, starting at 20.00 hours.

On May 5 sees the awards + Children's Reader, + Adult Reader and the photographic contest "We Like to Read". It will also be from 20:00 hours at the Cultural Centre.


Finally for May 18, the Municipal Library Network has organized an trip to the Teatro Guerra de Lorca to attend the play “La velocidad del Otoño” performed by Lola Herrera and Juanjo Artero. Entries for this activity can be made in the libraries of Mazarrón and Puerto de Mazarrón

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

DAILY MARKET ON THE RM3 BY MAZARRÓN COUNTRY CLUB

Apologies from the staff at the market, but due to unexpected problems with water, they are unable to open at the moment 


They are, however, hoping to be up and running on 12 April in time for Easter 


The opening hours will be 10am-2pm every day so please pay them a visit and bring the family - there is something to entertain everyone


Wednesday, 29 March 2017

EVENTS IN ALHAMA - W/C 27 MARCH


CHANGE TO BUS STOPS WEEKEND OF 1& 2 APRIL - MAZARRÓN

The Local Police in Mazarrón reports that, due to Vuelta Ciclista a Murcia Masters, the bus stop of Mazarrón, located in Avenida de la Constitución changes its location to Calle La Via on Saturday 1 April from 6am until Sunday 2 April at 3pm. 

The stops will be those already used: next to Sports Centre La Aceña and in front of the Garden Miguel Ángel Blanco.


Traffic will be diverted along Calle La Vía, during the celebration of the sports events during both days during approximately 8am and 3pm

CYCLING EVENT - 1 AND 2 APRIL - MAZARRÓN AREA

Mazarrón will once again be a benchmark for regional cycling. 

This weekend, on 1 and 2 April, the Municipality hosts the VIII Vuelta a Murcia Master. It is estimated that about 200 cyclists will participate in this competition.

The VIII Vuelta Ciclista Master of Murcia will start on Saturday 1st of April with a double stage. In the morning the riders will face a route of 33 kilometers predominantly flat with a start from and finish in Mazarrón passing through Gañuelas, La Majada, La Atalaya and Leiva. 

The start will take place at 9.30am on Avenida de la Constitución.

In the afternoon, around 4pm, a time trial of about 7 kilometers will begin, starting at on the road RMD4 (Casa Colorá) and ending at La Majada.


On Sunday, April 2 sees the most demanding stage with climbs to the highs of Cedacero and La Cuesta if the Municipal boundaries of Mazarrón. The route of this stage will complete almost 100 kilometers.

UK TV PROGRAMME LOOKING FOR PARTICIPANTS


Friday, 24 March 2017

FOOTBALL TOURNEMANT - 14-16 APRIL - PTO DE MAZARRÓN

On April 14, 15 and 16 the beach of Bahía de Mazarrón will host the I Beach Soccer International Cup "Playas de Mazarrón".

The championship was presented by Sports Councillor, Patricio Sánchez, along with the sports director of CD Playas de Mazarrón, José Jerez. 

With a maximum of 12 participating teams the tournament will award the top three ranked teams, the best player and the best goalkeeper. Registration will be free.

 The event, organized under the auspices of the rare disease associations D'GENES and ELIP, will be sponsored by Ramiro Amarelle, considered one of the best beach soccer players and current captain of FC Barcelona.

Patricio Sánchez, Councillor for Sports of the Mazarrón City Council,  highlighted the importance of "a championship that casts the name of Mazarrón and promotes beach soccer in the Municipality."


José Jerez, Sports Director of CD Playas de Mazarrón said that work is being done to "implement a tournament that is a fixed event in the national calendar of beach soccer and that Mazarrón is a benchmark in terms of beach soccer."

KAYAKING IN PUERTO DE MAZARRÓN

Bahia Surf, with the support of the Department of Sports of the City of Mazarrón, will offer new tourist routes in kayaking in the Bay of Mazarrón. 

Given the demand of last season, when around 4,000 users experienced this leisure practice, Bahia Surf has opted to expand the offer with three new routes that will cross the lighthouse cove, Cueva de Las Palomas, Cala Negra y Mojón and a trip through Isla Plana with bathing in  Cueva del Agua. 

The duration of the route ranges from an hour and a half to two and a half hours in groups of 20 to 30 people with a monitor, as announced by José María Cascales, Director of the Bahía Surf School.

Patricio Sánchez, Councillor for Sports of the Mazarrón City Council,  highlighted the promotional work carried out by companies such as Bahía Surf that help to project the tourist name of Mazarrón, in addition to training children and young people in the management of water sports during the year .


Inscriptions can be carried out on www.bahiasurf.com and in Bahia Surf located on Calle Progreso 97 in Puerto de Mazarrón (next to the Paseo Marítimo). More information also in the Tourist Office and Council of Sports of the City of Mazarrón.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

EXHIBITION IN MAZARRÓN UNTIL 29 APRIL

The artist Jean Carlos Puerto will exhibit his work in Casas Consistoriales until April 29. Under the title "Open myths", the natural painter from Venezuela brings to Mazarrón an exhibition of great beauty where realism predominates and in which the the author desmonstrates the use of light and colour.


The exhibition will be opened on Friday, March 24 at 8:30 p.m. Thereafter, you can visit in the mornings from Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and in the afternoons from Wednesday to Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. On April 13 and 14 (Holy Thursday and Holy Friday) the exhibition will be closed.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

VISIT TO MUSICAL IN MURCIA WITH "CULTURE VULTURES" - 31 MARCH

The Congress Hall in Murcia is staging the musical Pricilla, Queen of the Desert on 31st March at 6pm


Tickets are from €20 to €55, and the coach will be €15.


PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT 
  
Based on the winning movie of an Oscar, the musical PRISCILLA narrates the amusing experiences of three drag artists that cross the Australian desert on board the rickety bus that gives name to the musical, representing its daring show in a trip in search of the love and of the friendship. 
With the extraordinary setting in original scene with the one that was used for the first time in London, included 40 artists in scene, the exuberant award-winning wardrobe with an Oscar, the spectacular bus that gives name to the musical one and a sound band that it gathers the danced successes in the history, PRISCILLA is the musical one more spectacular and more amusing. PRISCILLA is the Party of the Parties. 
Acclaimed for more than 400.000 spectators and with the highest valuation in all type of publics in channels of sales and social nets, PRISCILLA was rewarded by Broadway World Spain and the Prizes of Musical Theater as the best Musical 2015 in Madrid.


For further information contact culturevultures.mazarron@gmail.com

TAPAS ROUTE ENDS ON 19 MARCH - PUERTO DE MAZARRÓN

Participating establishments and their tapa offered

HIKING ROUTES IN MAZARRÓN


The Council of Tourism of the City of Mazarrón offers for this month of March and early April new free routes that invite you to know the beauty and history of the Bay of Mazarrón.

A guided tour for this month of March will be a hiker route of high difficulty and with a duration of three hours by the beautiful spot of La Perdiz. It will take place on Saturday 25 March. The limit of places is 40 and registration can be made until Friday March 24.

On Saturday, April 1, the guided tour "After the tracks of the past" is a two hour route that takes you to one of the archaeological sites of Puerto de Mazarrón,  the necropolis of Molineta, the Roman house on Calle Era and the Factoría Romana de Salazones. The limit is also 40 people with a deadline for registration of 31 of March.


All the registrations can be formalized in person at the Tourist Office of Puerto de Mazarrón, by calling 968 59 44 26 or online at www.visitamazarron.es

SAN JOSÉ FIESTA - EVENTS FOR WEEKEND OF 18 & 19 MARCH

The fiestas of San José of Puerto de Mazarrón continue this weekend with children’s activities on  Sunday, March 19, at 11am in the Plaza de las Comunidades Autónomas (Paseo Marítimo)with various workshops. And in the afternoon, from 4pm, in the Church of San José.

A music concert takes place at 10pm also at Plaza de las Comunidades Autónomas (Paseo Marítimo) with a performance by Conecta2 on Saturday 18th, and a Concert of Sacred Music in the Church of San José also on Saturday at 7pm

Sunday, March 19, at 11:30 am, sees a Charity Master Class of Zumba, organized by the Juan Antonio Iglesias Dance School. This takes place in the Plaza de las Comunidades Autónomas (Paseo Marítimo)

The main religious acts will be celebrated on the Patron's Day at 7:00pm with the Solemn Mass conducted by the Parish Priest Abel Rosa, and continuing with the traditional procession of the image of San José.

Another attraction of the Festival of San José is the Tapa Route, where this year 17 establishments are offering their best snacks for the delight of the palate of Mazarroneros and visitors. Three representatives of the registered premises (Restaurante Avenida, Nueva Bodeguita and Tapería Perra Chica) accompanied the Councillor of Festivities in the presentation of the programme and encouraged everyone to participate in a route that will have numerous prizes for those who fill out their passports (with a minimum of 10 stamps) that can be collected in participating establishments. The passport must be presented at the Tourist Office. The deadline will be Sunday, March 19th at 3pm, and the passport can be deposited at the ice cream parlour “Venecia” on that day. The prize draw will be held at 5pm in the Plaza de las Comunidades Autónomas (Paseo Marítimo).

The expected fireworks display by the sea will take place at midnight from Saturday 18th to Sunday 19 March.

CHARITY EVENT - AN EVENING OF MEDIUMSHIP


Wednesday, 8 March 2017

11 MARCH - CELEBRATING CUISINE AROUND THE WORLD

This Saturday 11 March at Shorty's Diner & Restaurant on Camposol not only sees an appearance by popular female vocalist Kelli Vinelli but an amazing buffet of different cuisines from around the world including English, French, Spanish, Mexican, Italian, Chinese and American. All for just 7€

So prepare your tastebuds and book your ticket now as places are limited

968 153 355


Tuesday, 21 February 2017

WORKSHOP IN MAZARRÓN

The Fundación de la Obra Social "la Caixa", in collaboration with the City Council of Mazarrón, develops the "Workshop Entrena" in the Municipal Centre of Elderly People of Mazarrón.

This workshop is aimed at elderly people of the Municipality who find it difficult to carry out the activities of daily life.

The "Workshop Entrena" is one of the workshops that make up the health and wellness area of ​​the Senior Programme of the "la Caixa" Obra Social Foundation. It is a preventive and promotion workshop on healthy aging that promotes autonomy and physical activity in the elderly. It is also a space for reflection that offers the opportunity to improve and / or change daily habits of life, physical exercise, pain management, balanced diet, fall prevention, personal autonomy and social participation .

The objective of the workshop is to provide the elderly with the tools and advice necessary to maintain autonomy, take care of themselves and resume physical activity.

The duration of the workshop is eight sessions, lasting two hours, and commenced on February 16th. The next sessions are to be held on Thursday, February 23rd and 2nd, 8th,, 16th, 23rd and 30 March, with the final session being on April 6. 

All sessions take place from 11:30am-1.30pm in the auditorium of the Mazarrón Municipal People's Day Centre.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

REMEMBRANCE SERVICE IN HONOUR OF MAZARRÓN MINING VICTIMS


Mazarrón will remember the victims of mining accidents Sunday 19th February, at an event organized by the City Council that will take place from midday next to the monument located at the roundabout by access to the Avenida de Las Moreras.

The event will begin with the performance of the piece "Andante" by J. Adson, in charge of the Music Band of the "Maestro Eugenio Calderón" School. Next, the Mayor, Alicia Jiménez, will address a few words to those present, before handing over to the Parish Priest of San Andrés y San Antonio, Francisco Fernández   . 

Afterwards, Maravillas Silva will recite a poem in homage to the victims who died in the mining accidents registered in Mazarrón.

After the interventions, the Mayor, the Parish Priest and members of the Municipal Corporation that are attending the ceremony will proceed to deposit a laurel wreath next to the monument. This gesture will be accompanied by the chords of the Music Band with the interpretation of "Andante y Maestoso" by L. Maurer. 

The event will conclude with a third musical interpretation, the one of the subject "Allegro" of J. Adson.

This event was incorporated, last year, to the calendar of institutional acts of the Municipality and joins others as the tribute to the Mazarroneros victims in the concentration camps of Mauthausen, whose memory takes place every December 6 in the Jardín de la Paz de Mazarrón

Accident in the María Elena Well

The reason that the month of February is the date chosen to claim this tribute must be sought in what was the greatest tragedy in the mines of Mazarrón.

On February 16, 1893, 28 miners were killed in an accident at the Maria Elena well of the Impensada mine. It was the most tragic of many accidents in the mining hills during the development of the activity developed mainly from the late nineteenth century to the mid twentieth century. The accident at the Maria Elena Well occupied pages of newspapers nationally and even internationally, since among the deceased were engineers and mining officials of European nationality, hired by the company that exploited the mines of Mazarrón.

The numerous losses of that date shocked the people who lived with the constant threat of having to register a new accident. The casualties continued to occur punishing those families who worked in the mines, according to the chroniclers, in situations of precarious work. Deaths in accidents were later added to deaths due to diseases such as silicosis, a lung disease that affected many miners.


More than a century later and 50 years after the ceasing the mining activity, neighbours and relatives of those who lost their lives or became ill from work in the mine asked the City Council to pay homage to those victims.

BMX CHAMPIONSHIP - MAZARRÓN

More than 200 participants have confirmed their attendance to a test that will be aiming for the championship of Spain. The majority of the international cyclists are in attendance, registering more than 120. Several European teams will arrive in Mazarrón, among them the Germans who arrived on Monday 13th, according to Héctor Gómez, Organizer of the test together with the Council of Sports of the City of Mazarrón.


Patricio Sánchez, Councillor for Sports, points out the importance of this test, given its wide international projection, as well as the benefits it brings to the Municipality, especially the hotel sector, since many of the participants will be staying in Mazarrón for a week. 

Sánchez encourages the Mazarroneros to come and watch the event on February 18 and 19 at the circuit BMX of the Sports Complex of La Media Legua, unique in the Region of Murcia, between 10am and 2pm and 3pm and 6pm. Mazarrón also has a municipal sports school dedicated to this cycling specialty, which makes use throughout the year of the facilities where this event takes place

MAZARRÓN CARNIVAL - 24 FEBRUARY TO 4 MARCH


Mazarrón will enjoy their carnival with the participation of more than 40 clubs and 2,000 participants who will parade through its streets in the three parades included in the schedule presented by the Councillor of Festivities, Patricio Sánchez. 

The Mayor was accompanied by the outgoing musicians Maria Hernandez and Nuria Fernandez who along with the musician Juan Antonio Iglesias encouraged Mazarron to enjoy a party that will have, for the second consecutive year, its continuity in the Marquee installed on Avenida de la Constitution during the parade days.

The amount of the prizes amounts to a total of 8,150€. There will be three prizes for dance schools and three prizes for schools in the children's parade. The local clubs will see 4,500€ being distributed in prizes, awards going to the top 5. The three best visiting groups will also receive a distinction with financial contribution.

The gala of Musa's election will be held on Friday, February 24 at the Municipal Pavilion of La Aceña, starting at 9.30pm. In juveniles there will be no more than one muse being chosen, by joint decision of the Peñas for 2017, Ana Cristina Hernández of la Peña La Cañadica. The Muse Juan Antonio Iglesias repeats yet another edition. There are five nominations for the election of children's muses.

On Saturday, February 25, the parade of children's clubs will take place, starting at 5pm, with the participation of the Escuela Infantil de Mazarrón, Escuela de Baile Antonio Jara, Peña El Tolín, De Rosa, Guardería Hadas y Duendes y las Ampas de los colegios Ginés García, La Aceña, Siglo XXI, Infanta Leonor, Francisco Caparrós, Manuela Romero, Miguel Delibes y Bahía.

On Sunday, February 26, from 5pm, it will be the turn of the local clubs with the participation of El Salitre, El Tolín, Río Amazonas, Titanes&Bahía Sur, Los Guiris son también Mazarroneros, Asociación de Vecinos Barrio de San Isidro, Caño del Molino, Ambarela, Ana Ruiz, Playas de Percheles, Los Salaitos, Marmará, Salsalá, Terpsícore, La Atalaya y La Cañadica.

The parade of the visiting clubs on Saturday March 4, have in attendance the Escuela de Baile Sandra Tomás Estarlich, Comparsa Faisán, Comparsa Samaná, Kissamba, Calirroe, Campánula, Tymbalia, Mahula, Shambala, Amay, Acay y Rompe el Ritmo.


The awards ceremony, after the corresponding evaluation by the jury, will take place in the Marquee at the end of each parade.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

LIVE SCREENINGS IN MURCIA REGION - FEBRUARY TO JULY

Live Screenings 2017

At NeoCine Mandrache, Cartagena
NeoCine Parque Mediterranio, Cartagena
Cines Almenara, Centro Comercial Parque Almenara Lorca
Cinesa, Nueva Condomina, Murcia

FEBRUARY
BALLET 8 February WOOLF WORKS, Royal Opera House  – 20:15
BALLET (Grabado)  9 February  EL LAGO DE LOS CISNES (Tchaikovsky)  Teatro Bolshoi de Moscú  – 19:45
ÓPERA (Directo) 16 February COSI FAN TUTTE (Mozart)  Ópera Nacional de Paris  – 19:30
BALLET (Directo)  28 February LA BELLA DURMIENTE  (Tchaikovsky)   Royal Opera House – 20:00

MARCH

ÓPERA (Directo) 9 March PARSIFAL 4K Spain – 18:30 ***
ÓPERA (Directo) 16 March THE FORCE OF DESTINY Bavaria State Opera – 19:30  ***
BALLET 23 March SONG OF SUMMER NIGHT  France  – 19:15 ***
ÓPERA (Directo) 30 March MADAM BUTTERFLY Royal Opera House  – 20:15

 

APRIL

ÓPERA (Directo) 6 April RIGOLETTO  Spanish Opera – 19:45 ***
BALLET 11 April  JEWELS, Royal Opera House – 20:15
ÓPERA (Directo) 25 April LA FILLE DE NIEGE  French Opera  – 18:45 ***



MAY

ÓPERA 4 May I DUE FOSCARI  Italian Opera – 19:30 ***
ÓPERA 11 May I PURITANI  Spanish Opera – 19:30 ***
ÓPERA 18 May FAUST Italian Opera – 19:30 ***

JUNE

BALLET 7 June MIXED PROGRAM OF WORKS BY FREDERICK ASHTON, Royal Opera House – 20:15
ÓPERA 19 June EL RAPTO DEL SERRALLO Italian Opera – 20:00 ***
ÓPERA 20 June LA CENTERENTOLA French Opera  – 19:15 ***
ÓPERA (Directo) 28 June OTELLO Royal Opera House  – 20:15

JULY

ÓPERA  13 July CAVALLENA RUSTICANA Salzburg – 19:30 ***

For more information please contact culturevultures.mazarron@gmail.com

*** At the moment these events are only on at the cinema in Nueva Condomina, Murcia.

ENROLLMENT FOR TRAINING COURSES - MAZARRÓN

La Universidad Popular de Mazarrón keeps open until February 10 a new term for enrollment of its training courses planned between February and May. In total there are 22 courses announced, belonging to six different themes: IT and Business, Languages, Creativity, Maintenance, Education and Courses in Pedanias. 

For the first time this year, the University extends its programme of Courses and Workshops to other districts of Mazarrón including La Majada and Camposol

Basic and Level 1 and 2 courses are offered in computer and business. In languages, English up to B1 and preparation for B1 test, German (levels 1 and 2), Spanish for German and Spanish for English (levels 1, 2 and 3 ). The creativity element will focus on a guitar course, aerobics, step and toning courses, ballroom dancing, yoga and tai-chi. The educational element includes a Reading Club and the "Learning to Live" activity. The hamlet of La Majada has a course in English and in Camposol, a Spanish course, divided into two groups.


The registration of the courses can be formalized on the Internet through the web www.upmazarron.es and in person at the headquarters of the Universidad Popular and in the Cultural Centre of Mazarrón from 10am – 1pm  and 8pm-10pm. Members of large families, the unemployed and retired have access to discounts, while language students will receive a 100% bonus in the course of Language Exchange

CHARITY EVENT FOR HELPING HANDS - 4 FEBRUARY


Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Iberian Peninsula lynx exhibition


The Office for Socioeconomic Impact of the Environment (OISMA) Ministry of Water, Agriculture and Environment, in collaboration with the City Council, will hold an exhibition and informative talks about the Iberian Peninsula lynx in the towns of El Sabinar and Moratalla between January 26th and February 10th. 

This exhibition is intended to publicise the European project 'Life + Iberlince' and the current situation of Iberian lynx ('Lynx pardinus') in Spain and Portugal, as well as informing the population of their conservation.

The exhibition can be visited in El Sabinar and Moratalla on Monday to Sunday from 5pm to 8pm, although organized groups (schoolchildren, associations) may request the visit in the mornings by calling the Town Hall (968 730 0 01), or the Tourist Office (968 730 208).

• Exhibition Hall (El Sabinar): from Thursday 26 January (7 pm) to Thursday 2 February.
• Convent of San Francisco (Moratalla): from Friday 3 (7 pm) to Friday 10 February.

In addition, at the opening of the exhibition (January 26 and February 3 at 7:00 p.m.), there will be an informative talk about the characteristics and problems of the lynx, and the main actions of the "Life + Iberlince" Project to achieve conservation of the species.   The project "Life + Iberlince" involves about twenty partners, and involves two countries, Spain and Portugal, which account for the entire historical range of the Iberian lynx Worldwide.


Thursday, 26 January 2017

BABIES MASSAGE WORKSHOP - MAZARRON & PUERTO

The Centre for Early Childhood Development and Early Warning (CDIAT) in Mazarrón offers, within its programme of preventive activities, a new cycle of children's massage workshops. The first of the sessions will take place on Friday, January 27, at 11:45 am in one of the rooms of the facility located at Virgen de Fátima Street, in the neighborhood of La Cañadica of Mazarrón.

This workshop is aimed at all babies up to 6 months and their mothers, with the sole aim of putting at your fingertips the knowledge of a technique and work tool that allows you to achieve the greatest possible well-being, to strengthen the bond between parents and children, relieve birth tensions and prevent ailments such as colic in the baby.


The activity is organized in collaboration with the midwives of the Health Centres of Mazarrón and Puerto and is supervised by a physiotherapist of the Centres. The sessions will continue on the following two Fridays (3 and 10 February). More information can be obtained by calling 968 590 623

SIGN LANGUAGE COURSE - MORATALLA - FEBRUARY

The City Council of Moratalla, from the Department of Youth and Social Policy continues to promote training in sign language, with the aim of further training and raising awareness about the importance of sign language in our society.

The course "Language of Signs Level 2" will begin next February 21 and will have a total duration of 20 hours. In this training, which will be developed over seven sessions and through Adinor, it will cover adjectives, classifiers, verbs, hours, places and spaces ... new concepts that will facilitate more complex conversations and a better knowledge of the language of deaf people. 

In order to perform this training it is advisable to have performed level I in LSE since the dynamics and contents are quite complex.


Those interested in this training must register at the Local Employment Centre of Moratalla before February 17. A novelty for this edition is the discount of 25% for those who have the Youth Card or are enrolled in the Youth Guarantee Programme.

CROSS TRAIL COMPETITION & HIKE - BOLNUEVO - 29 JANUARY

The Department of Sports of the City of Mazarrón and the Sports Club Bahía de Mazarrón have organized for this Sunday 29 January, the IV Cross - Trail Calas de Bolnuevo. Two tests of 21 and 11 kilometers that will see more than 450 runners of the Region of Murcia and adjoining Municipalities take part. This year, as a novelty, the organization has included a 9 km hike.

The Councillor for Sports, Patricio Sánchez and Pedro Lorite, responsible for the Club Bahía de Mazarrón , visited the location of the event on Monday and from there invited the citizens of the Municipality and those who visit to come to watch this event.

The departure will take place at 10.30am, from the esplanade of the Erosions of Bolnuevo. The 21-kilometer test will reach Percheles and return to the starting point. There will be five categories in both events, and specific prizes available. The 9-km hike will not be a competition as such, but will accommodate a wide participation of family runners from the two main events.


Patricio Sánchez, Councillor for Sports, called on residents and visitors to enjoy this event, demonstrating the commitment of the City of Mazarrón with the organization of events of this type that serve to de-seasonalise tourism. Therefore, he said, "we will continue to support clubs such as the Bahia de Mazarron by continuing to organise events that show the visitor the possibilities offered by the Municipality for Sports."

TRIP TO MURCIA - 23 FEBRUARY

On January 18, the Centro Municipal de Día de Personas Mayores (Municipal Centre for Elderly People) travelled to Alicante and Alcantarilla, within the workshop called "Know your Region", which allows you to travel each month to a Municipality in the Region of Murcia and neighbouring Provinces to learn about its history, gastronomy, customs and monuments. 

In this case, the visit covered the City of Alicante, the old quarter known as El Barrio, Puerta del Mar, Explanada de España, the Cathedral and the Port, where they had a lunch in a restaurant. The journey then continued to Alcantarilla to visit the Museum of the Orchard and its famous Noria.


The next trip within the "Know Your Region Workshop", is scheduled for Thursday 23 February to Murcia capital. Those who want to know more information about the trip, can go to the Mazarrón Municipal People's Day Centre, located at Calle Reverendo Luis de Anta No. 2 in Mazarrón.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

TRIP TO SIERRA NEVADA - 28 JANUARY

The Youth Council of the City of Mazarrón through the Directorate General of Youth of the Region of Murcia encourages those between the ages of 14 and 36 in the Municipality to practice winter sports such as downhill skiing and snowboarding by the way of one-day trips to Sierra Nevada and four-day stay in the Pyrenees. 

The programmed activities include transportation, start-up or improvement classes, rental of equipment, insurance and, where appropriate, accommodation.

The trip to Sierra Nevada takes place on 28 January, departing from Mazarròn at 3:15 in the morning, from the bus stop on Avenida de la Constitución. 

The price of the activity will be 59€. The young holders of the Youth Card and / or Murcia Total Card will be entitled to applicable discounts.

More information can be obtained in the Department of Youth, located in the Municipal Pavilion of La Aceña, by calling phone 968 591810 or by email at juventud@mazarron.es


Information can be completed at www.mundojoven.org

FREE WORKSHOP "INTRODUCTION TO THE WORLD OF CINEMA", MAZARRÓN

The filmmaker and writer Benito Rabal will give in Mazarrón on Friday 20 and Saturday January 21 a free workshop entitled "Introduction to the world of cinema and interpretation (From idea to screen)." 

The activity will be carried out in the classroom 2.3 of the Centro de Iniciativas Municipales de Empleo (CIME) de Mazarrón from 5pm-9pm on Friday and from 10am-2pm on Saturday.

Given the good reception this training offers, the Department of Culture have expanded the number of seats to 25.

The activity was presented last week by the Councillor for Culture, Pedro Martinez and Benito Rabal himself. 

It will be the first of a cycle of four workshops that will bring the world of the image closer to the public, with a special focus on narration and the applications of the craft. 

The experienced filmmaker has four decades of work in the world of celluloid along with great national and international names of the cinematography and has been awarded  with the most important distinctions by its participation in several films and works.


The rest of workshops, also to be developed in Mazarrón, will have as a theme the script, direction and interpretation of actors, direction, production and assembly.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

GUIDED WALKS IN ENGLISH IN MAZARRÓN IN JANUARY

The Council of Tourism of the City of Mazarrón offers two new routes for January with an English speaking Guide, giving you the opportunity to get to know the beauty and history of the Bay of Mazarrón. 

The first of them will take place next Saturday, January 14th. It will be a hiking route between Isla Plana and Cabo Tiñoso and has  40 places available

The second of the guided tours will be held on January 28. With the title “Paseos con Historia por Puerto de Mazarrón” (History Walks in Puerto de Mazarron), it will include a visit to the Centro de Interpretación del Barco Fenicio, la Casa Roma de la calle La Era, el Museo Arqueológico-Factoría Romana de Salazones  (Centre of Interpretation of the Phoenician Boat, the Roman House and the Archaeological Museum-Roman Factory of Saltworks). There is also the option to climb to Cabezo del Faro y al Sagrado Corazó (Lighthouse and the Sacred Heart). This walk also has 40 places available


The registration deadline was opened on Monday, January 9, and the applications can be formalized in person at the Tourist Office of Puerto de Mazarrón, by calling 968 59 44 26 or online www.visitamazarron.es

FIESTA - LAS BALSICAS - 13-15 JANUARY

The hamlet of Las Balsicas is celebrating its Patron Saint festivities next weekend. The festivities, scheduled for mid-December, were postponed by the rainy season and will now take place from January 13 to 15 when the Mazarron people enjoy celebrations that have a wide popularity and follow a tradition of more than two centuries.

On Friday, January 13, at 9pm, Cristóbal García Pérez will give the proclamation of the holidays. This is followed by a musical bingo at 10pm with free chocolate and cake for all attendees. At 10.30pm, the band Las Balsicas will perform.

On Saturday January 14, at 9.30am, sees the procession, held in honour of the Patrona con Cante de Pascua. At 1pm, it´s time for their Migas Contest. The Festival Committee will provide the flour and the oil to the participants and there will be a prize for the one judged the best. At 4pm, children's games, inflatable castles and men's and women's caliche championship. At 6.30pm, a dance performance by the School of Juan Antonio Iglesias. And at 10:30pm, it will be the turn of a performance of the crew of Paretón. There will be musical bingo and piñata, whose winner will be presented with a dinner for two in a restaurant in Puerto de Mazarrón.

On Sunday, December 18, at 10:30am, the exhibition of classic motorcycles will open with participation from the Classical Vehicle Association of Mazarrón. At 1.30pm, Mass takes place followed by the traditional "braying" by Bartolo El Tabillla and Paco El Ministro.

Las Balsicas "bray" follow a tradition of more than two centuries of history and have their origin in the construction of the small hermitage in honour of the Purísima Concepción. It was then, when the donkeys, which were the main elements of transport, had to raise the materials to the top of the hill where the hermitage was. Everyone ended up exhausted except one, who, according to neighbourhood testimonies, romped and brayed non-stop. The young people gathered there laughing at the animal's attitude and began to imitate him. The anecdote was remembered year after year to become a popular celebration.

The brawler, wearing a hat with coloured ribbons, chooses an audience member and simulates his grooming with a large comb, a horseshoe, barbs and hammer. Good humour and understanding, always within the logical festive context, reign during a day of fun


At 3pm, will be a giant paella for all attendees and musical bingo, followed at 6pm with a performance from David Andreu. At 11pm, fireworks close the fiesta

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

THREE KINGS PROCESSION - MAZARRÒN AND PUERTO DE MAZARRÒN

The Three Kings from the East will arrive by boat this Thursday in Puerto de Mazarrón. Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar are already on their way and their arrival at the fishing pier is expected at around 4:00 p.m. on January 5. Their Majesties will climb aboard a chariot to start the expected cavalcade that will cross the main streets, first in Puerto de Mazarrón and later in Mazarrón. 

They will be accompanied by a parade that will include scenes of the Birth, of Shepherds and Chestnut Trees, and will also include performances from the dance schools Antonio Jara, Juan Antonio Iglesias and De Rosa. A group of riders will close the parade in Mazarrón. In Port of Mazarrón, their Majesties will visit the Church of San José where they will adore the Child.

During the tour the Three Kings will not throw gifts as previous years. They will have a gift for each child, at the end of the procession, in the Plaza de Abastos of Puerto de Mazarrón, at around 5.30pm and in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento de Mazarrón, at 8:30 p.m.

In Puerto de Mazarrón, the itinerary will be the following: Muelle Pesquero, Plaza del Mar, Calle Hernán Cortés, Calle Mayor, Calle González Ballesta, Avenida Doctor Meca and finishing at Plaza de Abastos, where the delivery of gifts takes place

In Mazarrón their Majesties will visit the Residencia de Ancianos La Purísima. From there, around 7:00pm,  the journey starts  from Calle Filomeno Hostench towards Avenida de la Constitución to the top of the street close to Universidad Popular heading towards Plaza del Convento. The delivery of gifts will take place in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

At the end of the procession in Mazarrón, in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, a draw will take place  among participants who have filled out the passport of the Ruta de los Belones, that was organized by the Department of Culture.


 On January 6, at 11:30am, in the Plaza Juan Pablo II, sees Auto de Reyes Magos and at midday, in the Church of Cañada de Gallego, Mass with Cuadrillas takes place