are associated with local social and cultural
December Events at the Cultural Centre in Nerja.click 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.
9-12: the annual Feria
"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. .."
2 at 7.30pm- LFC End of Summer Charity Ball |click
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. | more
from Nick Butcher here |
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 |
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.
here for details|
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
8th: The International Women's Day 2009: A
tribute to 8 women who were an inspiration to
many across the ages.
6th: Adventures with
Early Music, with Grupo Cantilena Cultural
Centre, Nerja at 21:00 h
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
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
Thursday 5 th at 21:00h- Cultural Centre
The Mending Hearts Duo, from Scotland
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
4th. The Nerja Players present Blithe Spirit
Cultural Centre in Nerja at 20:h One
of Noel Cowards 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.
2-10: 3rd Festival of Arts in Nerja: Open
11:00-13:00 and 18:88-21:30
Mercado (old covered market), Calle San Miguel
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
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.
28: Maro Carnaval
19-22 : Nerja Carnaval
Nerja,Carnaval takes the form of a three part
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