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DECEMBER

El puente de la Constitucion

Early December is one of the times of year in the Spanish calendar when the word 'puente' or bridge acquires a special significance. For big city dwellers it's a signal to jump into the car and, whatever the weather, head for the coast, the country, the mountains, anywhere that's not big city.

Chronicles by Nick Butcher

Christmas Episode.

Given the significance of what Christmas celebrates, the birth of God made man, it's strange to reflect that one of the few certainties about Christmas and all its accumulated traditions is that nobody really has any idea when Jesus was born.

Chronicles by Nick Butcher


 
   

NOVEMBER
We can learn from the Spanish attitude to death, which is not to shy away from it. 

They respect their dead, and every year they take time out to do so in a formal
framework, with the feast day, on the first of November, of All Saints, known here
as 'El día de Todos los Santos'.


OCTOBER
Feria de Nerja  
10 - 14 OCTOBER - PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

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Wednesday 10th
11:30 – Concert by the Municipal Band in front of the Town Hall
12:00 – Opening address by Antonio Cortes from the Town Hall balcony
12:30 – Caseta Oficial: show for the children with “La Carpa”
13:30:  Election of the junior Feria King and Queen.
20:00 Mass, in honour of the saint patrons of Nerja, sung by the Coro de la Peña Nerjeña, 
followed by the procession of the statue of Nuestra Señora de las Angustias back to  la Ermita chapel.
23:30 Grand Gala in the Caseta Oficial: election of the Feria Queen and King..
With performances by Máximo Perlanga , Grupo de Baile de Elena, Sondelarte, Christian Callejón, Sara, Grupo de Baile de Juan Torcuato, los Jóvenes de “La Carpa” y las “Señoritas de España”

Thursday 11th
12:00: opening of the day Feria in Tutti Frutti Plaza
14:00 – Election of the Senior Feria Queen and King and Grandparents 2012
24:00 Concert by David DeMaria.
02:00: concert by Ñ CLAN

Friday 12th
12:00 – Mass in the El Salvador Church in honour of the Virgen Del Pilar (Nationa Sapin Day)
Grand procession through the streets of the town.
23:00: Caseta oficial: LA PARODIA NACIONAL: LOS QUILLOS
24:00 Concert by Antonio Cortes. 

Saturday 13th
18:00 Show for the children by the group Payasos
24:00 Concert by Los Mojinos Escozíos. 
02:00: Caseta Oficial: EL BESO DE JUDAS
Chronicles by Nick Butcher

 

 


SEPTEMBER
Feria de Maro  -  6 - 9 DE SEPTIEMBRE

JUEVES DIA 6
Especial día del niño. Todo mitad de precio

VIERNES DIA 7
11:00 h. Diana Floreada, amenizado con Charanga
13:00 h. Feria de día en la Plaza de las Maravillasdegustación de paella por gentileza del Merendero”Ayo” con la Actuación de Placido y los Gruposde baile de Cristian y Ángela.
18:00 h. Carrera urbana Feria de Maro 2012. Organizadapor el club Nerja de Atletismo.
19:00 h. Ofrenda floral a la Virgen de las Maravillas,con la participación del Coro Mareño.
21:30 h. Pregón a cargo de Miguel Angel BustoGallardo
22:00 h. Gran gala especial para la elección delas reinas de las fiestas y sus damas de honor, ycaballeros infantiles, amenizado y presentado porCristian David.
23:30 h. Verbena en el recinto ferial amenizadopor el magnifico grupo Al Alba.

SABADO DIA 8
9:00 h. Diana floreada amenizada por la Charangalos Tropicales
12:00 h. Santa Misa en honor de Nuestra Patronala Virgen de las Maravillas. Oficiada por nuestroPárroco Andrés Pérez González y por el PadreLuis Viñolo con la participación del Coro Mareño.
13:00 h. Concierto en la plaza por la Charanga.
14:00 h. Recorrido por los bares y cantinas denuestro bonito Pueblo.
19:30 h. Verbena amenizada por los Grupos NuevaImagen y Al alba.
21:00 h. Procesión de Nuestra Señora de las Maravillas,por las calles de nuestro pueblo, acompañadosde la Banda Municipal de Nerja.Vista de fuegos artificiales, a la llegada a su temploserá recibida por el Grupo Rumba 2000 y losCoros y Danzas de Maro.
23:00 h. En el recinto Ferial los grupos Al alba yNueva Imagen.
1:00 h. Gran actuación del famoso grupo PlazaSur. Entrada gratuita

DOMINGO DIA 9
11:00 h. Diana floreada a cargo de la Banda deCornetas y Tambores San Miguel Arcángel deNerja.
13:00 h. Feria de día en la plaza de las Maravillas,degustación de callos por gentileza del RestauranteCueva de Nerja. Actuación del grupo SondelarteCoros y Danzas de Maro y la academia de bailede Elena Gálvez.
17:00 h. Juegos infantiles en la Plaza del Pueblocon Animación.
18:00 h. Carreras de cintas a caballo, junto al jardínde la Marquesa.
18:30 h. Homenaje a nuestros mayores en el CentroSocial, con la actuación de Plácido.20:00 h. Verbena amenizada por el grupo NuevaImagen
24:00 h. Se anunciará la nueva Junta de Festejos ,traca fin de Fiestas. Hasta que el cuerpo aguante


tourist day

AUGUST

NERJA OUTING TO THE GARCIA Y LORCA FESTIVAL IN GRANADA

lorca festival

Friday 27 July and Saturday 25 August, residents of Nerja and its surrounding area will be able to enjoy the eleventh anniversary of Lorca y Granada en los Jardines del Generalife, a unique Granada cultural event,

This year’s event is a double-bill spectacular and will combine an homage to Lorca along with an ode to the flamenco world. In the world premiere of Garcia Lorca’s work, Llanto por Ignacio Sánchez Mejías, choreographer and director Rubén Olmo presents his admiration for Granada and one of Spain’s favourite sons, Federico García Lorca.

Metáfora Flamenca, choreographed by Rubén Olmo specifically for the Flamenco Ballet of Andalucia, explores the human condition of inquiry, curiosity and exploration through romances, tangos and bulerías.

The Flamenco Ballet of Andalucia will return to the Alhambra stage with special guest performers, Antonio Canales and Pastora Galván, and will also introduce some brand new talent to seasoned audience members.

This year there will be two coach trips – Friday 27 July and Saturday 25 August. The trip ticket includes the Lorca y Granada event ticket and return coach transportation from Nerja.


The coach leaves the Verano Azul Parking at 18.00. Tickets are 30€ and are available at La Tienda, or “Jimmy’s” immediately across from the Nerja Post Office and Clinica Santa Cecilia, Calle Los Huertos, 46.

The Lorca y Granada en los Jardines del Generalife coach trip is part of an ongoing collaboration between the Nerja Cultural Centre and RSA 87.8fm


Festival 3 culturas - Frigiliana
23-26 August 2012
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visit their website photo gallery here

 


JULY

THE 53rd INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MUSIC AND DANCE - CUEVA DE NERJA
17 - 22 JULY 2012

more details about the Festival


MAY

SPRING CONCERTS IN THE CUEVAS DE NERJA

orchestra

The Cueva de Nerja has announced a series of concerts to be held in the cave’s Sala de la Cascada,
every Sunday for May and June
at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
, in the cave’s Sala de la Cascada, where the annual Festival takes place.

On Sundays 27th May, 3rd June 10th June, the newly formed Nerja Chamber Orchestra will be
performing a programme of Baroque musique:
Giovanni Benedetto Platti’s Oboe Concerto in G minor,
Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Violins in A minor, and
J. S. Bach’s Concerto for oboe and violin in D minor.

On 17th June, they will add a horn section and present a new selection of music.

The programme will be different in June, as follows:

Concerto in G minor for Oboe, Strings and Continuo
Allegro – Largo - Presto
Giovanni Benedetto Platti  (1697 – 1763)

 Concerto in A minor for two Violins, Strings and Continuo
– L’Estro Armonico, Op. 3, Concerto No.8
RV 522: Allegro - Larghetto e spiritoso -  Allegro
Antonio Vivaldi  (1678 – 1741)

Concerto in B-flat Major (HWV 301) for Oboe, Strings and Continuo
Adagio – Allegro – Siciliana- Vivace
George Frederic Handel  (1685 – 1759)

Concerto in B-flat Major for Oboe, Violin, Strings and Continuo
RV 548: Allegro – Largo - Allegro
Antonio Vivaldi  (1678 – 1741)

Entrance to the cave is free to Nerja residents on presentation of identification.

The Orchestra is composed of David Laguna, oboe; violins byJorge Lu, Sara Muñoz,
Raúl César López y Elena Ruiz; Helena Fernández, viola, y Virgilio Menéndez, cello.


SAN ISIDRO - 15th May every year.

Photo Gallery on Flickr | Alternative Gallery

In Nerja we can get an earlier taste of what an Andalusian 'romería' involves on the 15th May, the day of San Isidro, Saint Isidore, the patron saint of all those who work the land. (see Nick Butcher's chronicles)

Short slide show from Flickr below


RESIDENTS DAY 2012

The Nerja Town Hall Foreigners Department will celebrate Residents Day on Sunday, May 6th, 2012.
Residents Day is dedicated to all foreigners, locals and tourists so they may come and have a nice time
visiting the stands and enjoying the musical performances.

It takes place at the square Plaza de España (behind the Town Hall) from 12:00h to 19:00h. Stands will be open util 17:00h.
There will be 33 participating stands with different foreign associations and clubs of Nerja and several Spanish groups very related to the foreign community. Also there will be 8 bars serving typical food and drinks from their country.

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There will be a stage with live music during all day from 12h to 19h (and later if required). Dancing, singing, musicians, exhibitions will be offered by the different clubs.

We would like to invite all residents and visitors of Nerja to Residents Day 2012 and enjoy the activities we have prepared for you.
HAPPY RESIDENTS DAY 2012

Photos on Flickr here     |    Photos on Facebook by Nerja Today

Flickr SlideShow below:


APRIL

SEMANA SANTA schedule, processions and routes

( You can read and listen to Nick Butcher's Chronicles on Semana Santa: click here )

Semana Santa begins with the blessing of the palms and a procession through Nerja.

PALM SUNDAY April 1st

11:30 – Blessing of the Palms at the Church of Ntra. Sra. de las Angustias in Plaza de la Ermita.
PROCESSION: Plaza de la Ermita, Calle Angustias, calle Pintada, Calle Puerta del Mar, Paseo Balcón de Europa
to the iglesia El Salvador.
12:00 – MASS at iglesia El Salvador, Balcón de Europa.
20.00 – MASS at iglesia El Salvador, Balcón de Europa.

EASTER WEDNESDAY April 4th

18.00 – PROCESSION: Ntro. Padre Jesús Cautivo y María Santísima de los Desamparados.
Route: Iglesia El Salvador, Calle Puerta del Mar, Calle Pintada, Calle Angustias, Plaza de la Ermita, Calle Granada,
Plaza Cavana, Paseo Balcón de Europa.

MAUNDY THURSDAY April 5th.

18:00 – MASS at the iglesia El Salvador.
21:30 PROCESSION: Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno y Mª Stma. De la Esperanza
Route: Iglesia El Salvador, Calle Puerta del Mar, Calle Pintada, Plaza Cantarero, Calle Mendez Nuñez, Calle Bronce,
Calle Angustias, Plaza de la Ermita, Calle Granada, Plaza Cavana, Calle Carmen and back to the Balcón de Europa.

GOOD FRIDAY April 6th

18:00 – MASS at the iglesia El Salvador.
21:30 – PROCESSION: Santo Entierro y Mª Stma. De los Dolores
Route: Iglesia El Salvador, Calle Puerta del Mar, Calle Pintada, Plaza Cantarero, Calle Mendez Nuñez, Calle Bronce,
Calle Angustias, Plaza de la Ermita, Calle Granada, Plaza Cavana, Calle Carmen and back to the Balcón de Europa.

EASTER SUNDAY April 8th

11:00 – MASS at the iglesia El Salvador.
12:00 – PROCESSION: Jesús Resucitado y Mª Santísima de la Asunción
Route: Balcón Europa, Calle Puerta del Mar, Calle Pintada, Calle Arropiero, Calle los Huertos,
Calle Frigiliana, Calle Carretas, Calle Pintada Calle Angustias, Plaza de la Ermita, Calle Granada,
Calle Carmen, Balcón de Europa.
20.00 – MASS at iglesia El Salvador.

You can read and listen to Nick Butcher's Chronicles on Semana Santa: click here


JANUARY

IN MEMORIAM: BOB WALKER, RSA PRESENTER, DIES IN A PLANE CRASH IN THE USA.

bob walkerRobert H. Walker, 68, of Waquoit, formerly of Worcester (USA ) died in a plane crash in Brewster, USA, this January 15th, 20112.
 
Bob was a licensed volunteer pilot for the charity Angel Flight Northeast  and a member of the Cape Area Pilots Association.

In 2002 he enjoyed a wonderful retirement life with his beloved wife Molly Johnston.
Every year, they visited Nerja for 3 months, always in time to participate in the annual Residents Day. 

During their vacation, he hosted a radio show with RSA, under the name of Bourbon Street Bob, featuring Dixieland jazz, his favorite genre.| more here |

RSA radio would like to offer their sincere condolences to Molly and Bob's family. He will be sorely missed and fondly remembered... 
When the Saints go marching in..
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