Latest Nerja News

A good day of fishing in Nerja

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Recently the Nerja Yacht Club held its latest fishing contest the “Fondo de Pesca” attracting 20 boats to participate in what is fast becoming an annual attraction.   The contest  lasted 5 hours starting at 09:00am. Then, in the “Moyano” picnic area of Playazo, each boat weighed in its catch before sitting down to a meal of traditional migas and …

A night of Jazz Fusion

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Yin Jazz comprising musicians Jesús Mata, on sax; Roberto Joya, on drums, Pedro Arcusa, on bass, and, Ian Arthur, on piano Yin Jazz offers an interesting take on modern jazz.   Lovers of this musical style will be treated to a fusion of sound that incorporates jazz, funk, soul, flamenco and Latin beats. Venue: Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja, Calle …

New Mega Yacht Marina planned for Malaga

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Bids are now being accepted for a mega-yacht marina to be built at the Marques de Guadiaro dock in Malaga’s port.   Interested investors have three months to put their proposals forward with a maximum allowed bid fixed at 9.5 million euros. The new marina will comprise a 770-metre pier with mooring facilities for up to 40 vessels that range …

Exploration game for families to make a self-guided tour of Nerja

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The Nerja Department of Tourism has announced their initiative for promoting family tourism in the town of Nerja.   Marco Topo, is an educational exploration game for families with children.  Kind of like a scavenger hunt but with historic and notable places rather than clues, families are encouraged to go out and discover Nerja while having a good time. The …

Caminito del Rey seeks UNESCO World Heritage status

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Andalucía’s Caminito del Rey walkway has gotten one step closer to becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site after provincial government leaders approved launching a bid to gain UNESCO status.   The provincial council has agreed to put together a working committee with the help of local town halls before sending a proposal to Madrid. The provincial council has also proposed …

From Broadway and the West End – Orchestra comes to Nerja

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The Orquesta Promúsica de Málaga returns to the stage of the Cultural Centre Villa de Nerja, to interpret the music of “The Great Musicals”.   After having scoured Broadway and London’s West End, the Orquesta Promúsica de Málaga will play their rendition of hits from the following musicals: The Sound of Music West Side Story High School Musical Les Miserables …

Contemporary jazz in Nerja

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The Norvege Hot Club are innovators in the rebirth of France’s jazz hero, guitarist Django Reinhardt’s music. Established in their home country of Norway, the Norvege Hot Club’s first performance was at the Molde Jazz Festival in 1979.   They maintain their own unique sound, while continually seeking an expression of contemporary gipsy jazz. They also enjoy a great following …

Folk music concert Nerja

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Luar Na Lubre was born in La Coruña, Galicia, in 1986 with the idea of making traditional Galician music available to the world. Based on a repertoire of traditional Celtic music from the area,  Luar Na Lubre is the most celebrated band of its kind in Spain. Luar Na Lubre has performed more than a thousand concerts in 23 countries …

Coverland tribute band comes to Nerja

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If you miss the music of the 60’s 70’s and 80’s be sure to visit the Nerja Cultural Centre on Friday, October 5th when Coverland will perform some of music’s greatest hits. Rock & Fun is what it’s all about when Coverland takes the stage to pay tribute to the likes of Bill Withers, Tom Jones, Joe Cocker, Eric Clapton, …

Nerja to hold free skin cancer screenings

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On Monday, September 24th the town of Nerja is holding skin cancer awareness class in the Plaza de la Ermita between 10:00 and 13: 00. Doctors will be on hand to explain what skin cancer is and how it can be treated, as well as offer advice on good habits for skin exposure to the sun. Anyone who has a …

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What's On in Nerja and nearby

The Cultural Centre Villa de Nerja celebrates 20 years

With this initial concert began what has come to be known as “the week of open doors”, a time when local musicians and performers can take to the stage and showcase their talents.   Now 20 years on and over two thousand shows later the Villa de Nerja Cultural Centre is celebrating the event by holding a concert by the …

Marty Elkins Jazz Trío

Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, Marty Elkins grew up listening to soul stations broadcasting out of New York City, and the late night R&B shows like Jocko’s Rocket Ship.    Later while at college in Boston, Marty came across a copy of Billie Holiday’s “Lady in Satin” and instantly fell in love with jazz, a theme which is reinforced …

Ocean Boulevard- Eric Clapton Tribute

The 1974 album 461 Ocean Boulevard was Clapton’s first release after recovering from a three-year addiction to heroin and features the Bob Marley and the Wailers cover “I Shot the Sheriff.”   After overcoming his drug addiction Clapton realized that he had wasted three years of his life just watching television while getting out of shape and decided to take …

New Photo Exhibition for Nerja Market Hall

Born in Malaga in 1966, Pozo realized at a young age he had a  passion for travelling and taking photos “I see life in black and white and that is why they are all those tones”, explained the photographer. The travelling spirit of the artist has been captured in photographs where “the essence of what is found on the other …

Tango Nights

Classically trained and influenced by jazz, Fernando Egozcue brings his own interpretation of the world-renowned dance that originated in lower-class districts of Buenos Aires in the late 19th century.   Together with Claudio Constantini on the bandoneón and the choreography of dancers, Rebeca & Guillermo, the ensemble aims to create a show full of technique and feeling.   Tickets for …

The Animals Band To Perform in Nerja

Formed in Newcastle upon Tyne in the early 1960s, the English rhythm and blues and rock band was a part of the British invasion taking America by storm with hits that included, “House of the Rising Sun”, “We, Gotta, Get Out of This Place” and  “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”. Altogether, the group had ten Top Twenty hits in both …

Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of Cologne

The motto of the orchestra is “classical music the world over “with its talented musicians performing with the same zeal whether they are playing in a small theatre, the Cologne Cathedral or in the Sydney Opera House. The object of the orchestra is to inspire all generations of people from around the world to appreciate and enjoy classical music. In …

Malaga Quartet of Harps

The Quartet of Harps of Malaga was formed in 2014 and is made up of four harpists Lidia del Río de Miguel, María Jesús Bedoya Ruiz, Tibor Tejeda del Río and Thaïs Tejeda del Río. Their performance on Saturday will include adaptations of classical works along with contemporary scores that many people will be familiar with.

Jazz and Poetry Concert

Those taking part in the concert include: Poet: TOMÁS HERNÁNDEZ. Tomás Hernández Molina was born in Alcalá la Real in 1946. Dedicated to teaching throughout his career he has received, among others, the City of Zaragoza Award, the Manuel Alcantara Prize, the Jaén Prize, the Antonio Oliver Belmás Prize and the City of Pamplona Prize. Jazz Band DANIEL AMAT (Piano) …

Great Tuna Competition comes to Nerja

Tuna competition comes to Nerja

While for the uninformed this may sound like a fishing competition, it is, in fact, a Spanish tradition dating back to the 13th century when poor students would sing together in the streets for money to pay for their tuition fees. Over the years it has evolved into a singing competition where students dress in traditional costumes and sing serenades to …

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