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Nerja prepares for the White Party

Nerja is preparing to celebrate in style a new edition of the White Party, an event that usually brings together thousands of people. Locals and tourists all gather at Burriana Beach dressed in white to dance to techno music under the stars.   This year’s party will take place on August 14, from 9:00 p.m. to 03:00 a.m., at Burriana …

Southern Spain to witness spectacular meteor shower

This year’s Perseid meteor shower reaches it’s peak viewing time between August 12th and 13th when the moon is absent from the night sky.   To see the spectacle at its best, either stay up late or get up just before dawn when you can to see an expected 100 meteorites falling per hour. The meteor show can be viewed …

The best food to eat during a heatwave

As Spain sizzles in some of the hottest weather on record, we thought we would offer some tips on what foods to eat as the mercury rises.   The truth is that when the temperature gets really hot the last thing on our mind is food. In fact, many of us hardly eat at all, preferring to eat light meals …

Music and Cinema under the stars

Starting Sunday, August 5th Summer Film Nights will take place in the Plaza de la Iglesia in Maro starting at 10pm.   The screening will take place every Sunday night throughout the month of August commencing with the Spanish comedy “Lord, Give Me Patience”. The following Sunday, August 12th will be the animated children’s movie “Pets” with “Miss Peregrine’s Home …

150 people evacuated from Nerja hotel

Hotel workers called 112 early Friday morning after a fire broke out in the kitchen of the Hotel Marinas de Nerja.   150 hotel guests who were mostly still in bed were told to evacuate their rooms by the Guardia Civil until the fire was put out by the emergency services. Once firefighters had extinguished the fire and it was …

A new ferry between Malaga and Tangier

Commencing Saturday, August 4th a new ferry service between Malaga and the Moroccan city of Tangier will be inaugurated.   The roll-on-roll-off ship has a capacity to accommodate 430 cars and 400 passengers and is owned by a newly launched company, Marítima Alborán, created by Baleària and Marítima Perega. Ticket prices for the five-hour crossing start at 14.43 euros for …

Riding between the seams

This summer, don’t miss the chance to have a wonderful night out under the stars that combines a fashion show, orchestral music and live equestrian show.   Riding between the seams brings together on stage 10 horses and riders from the Equinarte David Chaves. The show also presents 10 fashion designers and their creations together with a Philharmonic Orchestra conducted …

XXII Swim Across Nerja

The 22nd annual Swim Across Nerja will be held on Sunday, August 5, at Burriana beach.   Categories are divided up into age groups from juniors to senior citizens with different swimming lengths for each age group. Registration for the event will take place on the beach at 9:00 am with the first race at 11:00 am for children who …

Burriana Beach prepares for the Media Legua race

Nerja Councilor for Sports Cristina Fernandez and honorary president of Nerja Athletics Club Francisco Ortega announced the date for this year’s Burriana Beach race.   This year marks the 28th edition of the race on Burriana Beach which will be held on August 17th with a start time of 7:00 p.m. Athletes, non-athletes, their supports and spectators are invited to …

Temperatures soar in Malaga

The thermometer at the Meteorological Centre of Aemet in Malaga recorded the hottest temperature in Spain on Friday with the mercury topping 38.8 degrees centigrade (101.8°F).   The official high temperature for statistical reasons is taken at the airport where they recorded a maximum of 37.9 degrees. It may not have felt as hot as it was, however, thanks to …

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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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