Tuesday, 21 February 2017


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


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.


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 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 2017

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

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


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



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 ***


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 ***


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


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.


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