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Enjoy a crafty time at Hondón de las Nieves

CRAFT demonstrations are returning to Hondón de las Nieves. For the fifth time on August 11 and 12, Hondón de las Nieves are hosts to an original arts and crafts fair which is due to feature between 20 and 30 craft experts not only displaying...

Footwork Summer Dance raises the roof in Los Montesinos

Footwork
A VERY successful school year for the Footwork Dance was brought to an end with their latest production, Summer Dance. In front of a packed audience at the Culture and Music Theatre in Los Montesinos which was hot on the heels from their brilliant performance...

The Deadwood Stage Company takes the adult panto route

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SINCE the success of their last production May – Granma Mia – the Deadwood Stage Company certainly haven’t been sitting on their front stalls.  Under the direction of David Whitney, they’re looking ahead and planning their latest theatrical venture which promises to be a show...

Jane Austen, a truth universally acknowledged

Jane Austen
ARRROYO DE LA MIEL’S public library has payed homage to Jane Austen in an event to commemorate the bicentennial of the author’s death. The day, which celebrated the writer of novels including Pride and Prejudice, Emma and Sense and Sensibility, took place at the town’s...

What’s on at Finca San Miguel de Salinas

What's on at Finca San Miguel de Salinas
FINCA SAN Miguel de Salinas had a sad start to the month of July as Rita – a dog they rescued – passed away. Rita leaves behind her 2-year-old daughter, Zara who is looking for a forever home. Despite the sad feeling amongst all at the...

Torrevieja stroke support benefit again

ORREVIEJA STROKE SUPPORT BENEFIT AGAIN
THERE was never any doubt that as soon as people knew that Woody & The Peckers were providing the entertainment for the recently held charity night for the Torrevieja Stroke Support (TSS) it was going to be a sell-out.  And sold out it was...

Classic car and motorbike meet

A CLASSIC American car and motorbike meet will take place at the Mercadillo Del Toro in Pilar de la Horadada on Sunday July 30. There will be a BBQ, food and drinks, a music show, a children’s play area and many market stalls – promising...

Magnets Children’s Holiday Club 2017

FOR the fourteenth year running, Steve and Irene-Maria Campbell will be leading MAGNETS, a Holiday Club for children from four years and over at La Siesta Church, Calle Granados, opposite the Aquapark Flamingo in La Siesta Urbanisation. Founded in 2004 with only three sisters in...

Med Bar Golf Society, El Raso

Med Bar Golf Society, El Raso
The latest instalment of the Individual Stableford took place last Wednesday and the merry throng made their way to Altorreal; albeit some earlier than others! With the sun was blazing down as early as 8.30am, plenty of liquids were needed as the temperature reached 39ºC...

Footwork takes centre stage in Los Montesinos

Jun Int Sen ISTD modern Jazz exams
AT THE end of June, the students of Footwork Dance completed their International Society of Teachers (ISTD) examinations, in Tap, Modern and Jazz dance discipline, with the youngest entrant being just 5-years-old and the oldest a remarkable and sprightly 75, proving that you’re never...

Summer sing-along with Crescendo

THIS year’s summer sing-along with Crescendo was held at Bar El Paraiso in June where the choir meet every Friday morning to rehearse. The money from ticket sales and a raffle at the summer sing-along and the Christmas sing-along enable the choir to pay their...

Can Help at Home Mar Menor help someone you know?

Help at Home Mar Menor
Help at Home Mar Menoris a charity founded some 8 years ago - fully registered in Spain and manned entirely by volunteers. The Help at Home Mar Menor team is made up of caring members of the local community and the charity aims to support...

Elche Children’s Home street party

Street Party
SUMMER HAS arrived and what better way to celebrate than with a Street Party which lasts all weekend! It all starts at 4pm on Friday 28 July and goes right through the weekend finishing late on Sunday night.  There will surely be something for everyone...

Tabarca bomb scare

TABARCA BOMB SCARE
THE UNDERWATER Special Operations Group (GEAS) of the Guardia Civil has detected an explosive device, possibly a depth charge left over since the days of World War II, in waters near the island of Tabarca off the coast of Alicante and Santa Pola. The object...

Military model exhibition pulls in the crowds

Military Model Expo
THE MILITARY Model Exhibition attracted hundreds of visitors over the weekend at the MOE HQ, Detachment Teniente Morejón, in Cabo Roig, the military barracks just along from the Cabo Roig Marina. Early visitors included Eduardo Dolon, the Valencian Minister for Tourism and two Orihuela Councillors,...

Cardenal Belluga Theatre Group

THE CARDENAL BELLUGA THEATRE GROUP.
WE ARE busy rehearsing our show Let Us Entertain You, which is going well. We will be at the above theatre on the 18th,19th ,and 20th of October 2017,To entertain you with dancing, singing,and comedy,infact it will be a family show. Tickets are now available, at...

Rojales Pantomime Group seeking new members

Pantomime
DO YOU love pantomime? Would you like to appear in one and raise money for local charities? Then why not come along to Quesada at 7pm on 21 July where the Rojales Pantomime group are holding an open evening. They are actively recruiting for people to design...

Diverse Dance Mix comes to Los Montesinos

2017 has been quite the year for Footwork Dance so far – following a hugely successful Christmas show, the opening of a second studio in Cabo Roig and all students receiving nothing short of exceptional exam results, it was Principal and Owner Erica Dorrill's...

Costa Blanca entertainer organises weekly charity market

STEVIE SPIT, entertainer, entrepreneur and creator of the amazing Fusion show, a great supporter of the Elche Children's Home, recently had his heart strings pulled once again by visiting the San Jose Obrero Orphanage in Orihuela. He has decided to throw his efforts into helping...

News from the Ex-Servicemen’s Association of Mazarron District

THE Ex-Servicemen's Association of Mazarron District (ESAMD), founded in 2006 is a non-profit organisation based in Mazarron which aims to encourage the type of camaraderie experienced in the Armed Forces whilst raising funds to support other military and local charities. Current membership has risen to...

New rugby club in Torrevieja looking for players

BETTAS TORREVIEJA RFC, a new rugby club, based on traditional ethics and  respect are looking for players for the upcoming rugby season. The players train at the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Torrevieja on Wednesdays and Sundays between 8.30pm and 10.00pm Anyone interested in finding out more...

Broadway and West End magic in Orihuela

LOVERS OF musical theatre in Orihuela are in for a treat this weekend. Two fabulous concerts, showcasing songs from a number of popular musicals, will be held at the Orihuela Costa Resort, this Saturday June 24 at 2.00pm and 8.00pm. Melody Makers International under their conductor,...

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Summer of lost children

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