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Events 2009
ACSA/RSA are associated with local social and cultural events.

December Events at the Cultural Centre in here

December 17th- Grupo Musical Cantilena
La Ermita Chapel at 21h. Admission free.
The restored 16th century La Ermita Chapel is the perfect venue for an evening of primarily a capella vocal music from 15th to 18th century England, Spain, France and Germany. Featured instrumentalists include local musicians Mike Jingle and guitarist Mark Shurrey. Commentary will be provided by local historian, Dr. Dorothy Price. Admission is free.

Until October 24: artists and Crafts people of Competa.
exhibition in Sala Municipal de Nerja - c/Cristo 14
Details of the Nerja exhibition
Competa Art group web site
Competa official site

October 9-12: the annual  Feria in Nerja
"Few events throughout the Spanish year are so eagerly awaited as the annual fair, and Nerja is no exception. Children console themselves as they return to school in late September that the fair is just around the corner. .."

October 2 at 7.30pm- LFC End of Summer Charity Ball |click here |

September 8th: Maro Annual Fair
This day, towns and villages all over Spain celebrate fiestas in honour of the birth of the Virgin Mary, el Nacimiento de la Virgen, and Maro is among them with its annual fair in honour of its patron, Nuestra Señora de las Maravillas, Our Lady of Wonders.
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August 27 to 30: The 4th Festival of the 3 Cultures in Frigiliana
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August 8th and 29th: The outing to the Lorca Y Granada Festival:
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August 15 and 16th: Dia del Carmen:
The 16th of July is the feast day of the Virgin del Carmen, the patron saint of mariners. The festivities traditionally begin the day before with a floral offering. |  click here for details |

July 21-26: 50th Festival of Music and Dance at the Cueva de Nerja
Each year the Nerja Caves,one of the most famous landmarks in Spain, celebrates the most important summer cultural event in the Costa del Sol.
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July all month - other events: |click here.|

April 24: Victoria Ivanova: Oriental Dance Festival
on the Costa Del Sol.
Information on Victoria Ivanova website:

April 19th, 2009: Residents Day
Programme and photos : click here

April: Semana Santa and Easter :
One's first experience of an Andalusian Easter procession can be bewildering. Holy statues sway past you on their 'thrones' accompanied by sinisterly robed and hooded penitents.
This, of course, is the story of the events leading up to the crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ.
Read the full story: click here

March 8th: The International Women's Day 2009:
A tribute to 8 women who were an inspiration to many across the ages.

March 6th: Adventures with Early Music, with Grupo Cantilena
Cultural Centre, Nerja at 21:00 h

Grupo Musical Cantilena presents songs and chamber music of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Europe. Cantilena, known for their standing room only Christmas and Semana Santa concerts in Nerja's La Ermita Chapel, takes the opportunity to perform secular songs this evening - celebrating themes of love, drinking, victory, tobacco and other ageless topics, interspersed between chamber works of JS Bach and Captaine Tobias Hume.

The group consists of several nationalities from varied professional backgrounds - medicine, art, music, words, physics, and education. Violin - Leo Payne. Sally Fenton, Viola da Gamba - Molly Johnston, Guitar - Mark Shurey, Percussion - Bourbon Street Bob

Why Molly Johnston and Bob Walker think ,“It’s a privilege to share our music with Nerja”: article in Sur In English, March 2009

March, Thursday 5 th at 21:00h- Cultural Centre
The Mending Hearts Duo, from Scotland

Shetland ace fiddle player Gemma Donald along with Stretch Dawson on vocals and guitar. A not-to be-missed energetic performance with a memorable line up of western swing, Scottish music with a twist, hillbilly and a unique brand of humour.”This is western swing the way it was meant to be played. Great swing, outstanding musicianship.” Dr. Gary Hartman, Director of Texas Music History, Texas State University

March 4th. The Nerja Players present Blithe Spirit
Cultural Centre in Nerja at 20:h

One of Noel Coward’s best loved comedies, “Blithe Spirit”, takes a light hearted and highly amusing look at the complications which follow when writer Charles Condomine inadvisedly decides to dabble in the occult. His efforts to extricate himself from the “ménage a trois” which includes the ghost of his first wife, Elvira, through a series of encounters with the eccentric medium, Madame Arcati, provide an original and hilarious evening`s entertainment.

March 2-10: 3rd Festival of Arts in Nerja:
Open 11:00-13:00 and 18:88-21:30
Sala Mercado (old covered market), Calle San Miguel

More than 40 artists and artisans will exhibit their work plus many other forms of art, such as tattoo, food art, healing arts, films, video, martial arts, fire dancers and more.Entrance free.

February 28: Andalucia Day.
The end of the month brings us a regional holiday. The 28th February is 'El día de Andalucía' and commemorates a referendum held on this date in 1980. The new constitution of 1978 allowed for regions to become 'autonomous communities' if their voters so wished. Andalusian voters were duly asked to approve the idea, which they did, and were rewarded for their pains with an annual day's holiday on that date.

February 28: Maro Carnaval

February 19-22 : Nerja Carnaval

In Nerja,Carnaval takes the form of a three part drama.
On the first day, the Friday, there will be a children's fancy dress competition.

The next day is the Carnival's centrepiece, the 'desfile' or parade, when in the late afternoon half the population of the town turns out to watch the other half cavort past in fancy dress.

The final act of the Carnival is on the Sunday, the Entierro del Chanquete. This is a bizarre funeral procession.

The complete text can be found on our Nick Butcher's page


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