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Christmas Shop Benissa

This shop sells everything you would need for Christmas and is now situated on the N332 between Benissa and Gata just before Gata de Gorgos on the right hand side, next to the Repsol petrol station.

They have many offers including two for one, Christmas trees start at €15.0, there are outside lights, garlands and wreaths, Christmas decorations and much more.

Their telephone number is 669 801 333

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Posted by on 10/31/2008 15:16:00

Carol Singing, Benidoleig

There will be carol singing at La Lloma Restaurant, Benidoleig on Tuesday, December 16th, commencing at 20.00 hours.

The group of Friends of Rincon del Silencio will be singing with The Salvation Army Band and will sing 10 popular carols. There with also be a raffle.

Tickets are €10 and are available from Pat Goss on 96 640 43 29. There are limited places.

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Posted by on 10/30/2008 15:11:00

Moors and Christians, Calpe

Moors and Christians

Moors and Christians

This famous fiesta takes place in Calpe from Friday, 17th October until Wednesday, 22nd October.
It is one of the most lavish fiestas in Spain and takes place in different towns throughout the year. There are many parades with spectacular costumes and bands, and some even have horses, elephants or camels in the parade, plus floats.

The programme is as follows:

Friday, 17th. Bell ringing, brass band procession, and informal processions. Saturday, 18th. Moors and Christians parade from Calle Benissa, followed by fireworks on the Arenal beach. Sunday, 19th October. Battle on the beach. Childrens Moors and Christians parade from Calle Benissa. Tuesday, 21st. Second battle and “miracle” in Plaza Mayor Wednesday, 22nd October. Brass band processions. Solemn mass in Plaza Mayor, followed by fireworks. Solemn processions followed by fireworks on the beach. Dancing at midnight.

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Posted by on 10/17/2008 13:27:00

Multicultural Folk Festival Benissa

The Fourth Multicultural Folk Festival will commence on Friday, 3rd October and will be held in the Dolores Piera Park.

Friday, 3rd October, at 7.0 p.m.Parade will move to the Main Square in Benissa with local folk music. 7.30 p.m. Official inauguration in the main square with flag raising of participating countries:Germany, Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Spain, Great Britain, Holland, Italy, Morocco, Peru, Poland and Rumania. 9.0 p.m. Exhibition of crafts, photographs, music and gastronomy in the Dolores Piera Park. 11.0 p.m. Live musical group “La Romantica del Saladar”. 1.0 a.m. closing of the pavilions.

Saturday, 4th October. 10.0 a.m. Opening of pavilions, exhibitiion as before. 11.30 a.m. Parade of the participating countries, with music. 5.30 p.m. Polish folk dancing. 5.50 p.m. Belgian dances and acrobatic routines. 6.05 p.m. Musical by the British Stage Door Performing Arts. 6.30 p.m. Acrobatic pizza show from Italy. 6.40 p.m. Bolivian dance group. 6.50 p.m. Dutch songs. 7.25 p.m. Concert from Golden Trumpets from Germany. 7-50 p.m. Bolivian dance group. 8.00 p.m. Argentinian tangos. 8.35 p.m. Bolivian dance group. 8.45 p.m. Polish folk dancing and songs. 9.00 p.m. Interval. 11.30 p.m. Live rock music from Rumania. 1.0 a.m. Closing of the pavilions.

Sunday, 5th October. 10.0 a.m.Opening as before. 5.0 p.m. Polish folk dancing. 5.20 p.m. Argentinian tangos. 5.40 p.m. British Male Voice Choir. 6.05 p.m. Acrobatic pizza show from Italy. 6.15 p.m. Argentinian tangos. 6.35 p.m. Rumanian folk dancing group. 7.10 p.m. Polish folk dancing and songs. 7.25 p.m. Argentinian tangos. 7.45 p.m. Songs from Ecuador. 8.20 p.m. Moroccan folk dancing and songs. 8.40 p.m. Music from Peru. 9.15 p.m. Colombianl dances. 9.30 Interval — 12.0 p.m. Official Closing of the Festival.

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Posted by on 10/08/2008 18:09:00

October 9th Fiesta

The 9th October across the whole of the Valencian Community is fiesta day, approximately from Torrevieja to Valencia.

Most of the shops will be closed, also some public offices.

This is to celebrate the liberation of the Valencians 770 years ago. There will be fireworks and various bands playing in many towns.

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Posted by on 10/07/2008 17:55:00

Beer Festival Calpe (Octoberfest)

Every year in October there is a beer festival. This year the venue has been changed and it now takes place behind the Tennis Club, Calpe.

It commences on Thursday, 2nd October at 8.0 p.m. with the opening of the XXI Fiesta de la Cerveza de Calpe by the President of the Club Carnaval Calpe 1982 “Carlos Jahnke”. The first barrel will be opened by the Mayor of Calpe. The Queen of the Fiestas de Beer 2007 will present the new Queen of the Fiestas de Beer for 2008. There will be amusements with Andy and the Steinsberger Music.

Friday, 3rd October. 6.0 p.m.Andy and the Steinsberger Music will perform together with a mid-night show with Jean Pierre.

Saturday, 4th October. Music as above plus Oldie Night with music from the 70s,80s, and 90s, also Dream Show Grand Tombola.

Sunday, 5th October. Day of the Tourist. 11.0 a.m. – 14.00 hours Calpe Rock Band 12.30 p.m. – 14.20 p.m. Free beer and a paella tournament. 18.00 hours Music

Monday, 6th October. Music with Steffi and Bernd.

Tuesday, 7th October. 18.00 hours. Music with Andy, and the best songs of the last 20 years.

Wednesday, 8th October Festival of beer with Andy and Grand Tombola.

Thursday, 9th October. 11.00 – 14.00 hours. Jazz direct.

Friday, 10th Oc tober. Similar to Thursday.

Saturday, 11th October. 18.00 hours. Final Party plus Special Guest “Steffi” Singing, dancing.

Sundayd, 12th Oc tober. 11.00 hours “Bike-Day”

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Posted by on 10/02/2008 17:24:00

Fiesta of San Juan

Every year during the last week of June the fiesta of San Juan takes place in several villages, including Benissa, Els Poblets, Javea, Oliva, Torrevieva and the largest one is in Alicante.

This begins on Friday, 20th June in Alicante, with large giant processions in the town hall square, followed by loud gunpowder display in the Plaza de los Luceros. At midtnight there is the setting up of the statues and official opening of the fiesta with firework display.

Saturday, 21st June sees the judging of the giants, followed by more gunpowder displays and offering of flowers.

Sunday, 22nd June there are more parades and processions, and in the evening an open air disco in Barracas and Racos districts, commencing at 23.00 hours.

Monday, 23rd June, more processions and at 21.00 hours there is a folklore dance parade, followed by open air disco.

Tuesday, 24th June, similar to above and at 18.30 hours there is bull –running followed by burning of the statues and a firework display to end the fiesta.

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Posted by on 06/19/2008 16:53:00

Denia Sant Pere Fiestas 28-29 June

There will be open air dances and street theatre in the old fishermen’s quarters on the 28th and 29th June.

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Posted by on 06/19/2008 16:51:00

Programme for Javea International Festival

Every year there is an International Festival in Javea and this year, 2008, it begins on Thursday, 12th July. There will be 27 countries and associations showing their diverse culture and cuisine.

The festival lasts for three days and takes place on Avenida Agusta.

There will be a main stage to enjoy theatre groups, jazz bands, ethnic music and other music. The event is free of charge.

Thursday, 12th June:

19.00 Musicians from the French city of Albi in typical costumes. 19.30 Greeting in each language by participating countries. 20.15 Acrobatic Pizza. 20.15 Entertainment by Ronald McDonald. 21.30 Entertainment by students from Valerie Jean Stage School 22.30 Parade by the Moors and Christians of Javea 23.00 Rock band Dark Hose.

Friday, 13th June.

Parade by French Musicians 20.00 Acrobatic Pizza 20.30 Performance by dance group En Danza 21.300 Dance of Fire from Brazil 22.30 Hungarian group music 23.30 Music from Uruguay 00.00 Classic rock.

Saturday, 14th June

Workshops for all children from 5 to 12 years. From 12.00 until 14.00 and 16.00 to 18.00 18.30 Parade by French musicianss 19.30 Acrobatic Pizza Performances by pupils of Javea schools 20.30 Jazz with Hot Dogs 21.30 Parade of Moors and Christians of Javea 23.30 Performance by Enric Peidro and the Cuitat Bib Band

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Posted by on 06/08/2008 16:42:00

Flamenco Singing Concerts

If you are in the area of Cartagena it would be a good idea to time this visit with a visit to hear one of the many renowned flamenco singers who will be performing every Saturday from 7th June to 30th August.

These concerts will be held at the Plaza de la Comandancia de Marina in front of the harbour. Entrance to all concerts is free.

There will be famous singers from Almeria, Cordoba, Granada, Malaga, Madrid, Badajoz and La Union.

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Posted by on 06/02/2008 13:18:00