DigameXtra No. 1406 Wednesday, Sept. 25th 2019

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14th Edition of the Marbella International Film Festival: 2nd – 6th October 2019
The list of nominated films for screening in Marbella as part of the 2019 festival will be revealed shortly. It’s never been easier to enjoy the Marbella International Film Festival, including its reception, screenings, red carpet events, film workshops, VIP after parties and gala dinner and awards ceremony. We’ve tried to make the event as accessible as possible for all to enjoy, and with that in mind we have a number of ticket packages available that allow you to enjoy the 14th edition of the festival in person. Attendees come from all over the world and include filmmakers, industry professionals, exhibitors, dignitaries, celebrities and VIPs, special invited guests and the rich and famous of course!  https://www.marbellafilmfestival.com/


Torrox Spanish History Group:
-Our next talk will be on October 1st and our speaker will be Roy (Vernon) who is giving a talk on Guernica entitled “Why Guernica!”
The bombing of Guernica on 26 April 1937 was an aerial bombing of the Basque town of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War by the Nazi’s German Luftwaffes Condor legion.
The bombing is the subject of the anti-war painting Guernica by Pablo Picasso
-On September 3rd we enjoyed an excellent talk given by Anne (Hayes) who gave a talk about the evacuation of the Basque children in 1937 when just under 4,000 children arrived at the Southampton Docks on 23rd May 1937. They traveled to Britain on the steamship Habana. An area of the Spanish Civil war which has not been covered a great deal by Civil War historians. One of our new members is the daughter of one of the teenagers who was sent to Britain at a later date in 1939 and she has the original news papers reporting about the evacuation of Basque children at the time and she will be bringing in copies for us to look at, at our next meeting.
-Our coach trip in November will be to Gerald Brenans house in Alhaurin el Grande.
The Torrox Spanish History Group meets every first Tuesday of the month at El Parquesol at 11am. If you would like to join us then please email me at
patricianerja at hotmail dot com


Phoenix Events: The Phoenix club is based in Torre del Mar.
16th – Salon Varieties, Fuengirola ‘Oliver!’ €30pp includes Show, coach and drivers gratuity
20th – Casariche Sunday Market (Cordoba Province) €15pp
25th – Bolonia Roman Ruins and Lunch at Tarifa €23pp (excludes lunch)
1st – Trip to Gib €12pp
For more information contact Gail by email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk or check out our Facebook page FB Link


Ventana Abierta Jazz Club: Ventana Abierta Jazz Club presents the project of the Italian pianist Yuri Storione, who attends with a quartet of great musicians and the special participation of saxophonist Enrique Oliver.
Coming from classical music, Storione began playing at age 4. Once in the world of jazz, he earned his bachelor’s degree at the Berklee Music School and was a finalist in the prestigious piano competition of the Montreaux Jazz Festival. He studied with musicians like Larry Grenadier, who said of him: “Yuri has been one of my favorite students at the the Jazz Campus in Basel. It’s been my extreme pleasure to watch him the last couple of years mature into a very fine piano player. Yuri has all the things going for him to make him a player of great distinction in the near future. I look forward to witnessing his continuing growth as a musician.”
In this project, Storione offers a repertoire of original compositions, reflecting various aspects of current jazz, aimed at highlighting the individual virtues and versatility of the accompanying musicians.
Day and hour: September 25th – 8’30pm
Place: Hotel Plaza Cavana
Address: 3, Granada Street – Nerja
Price: 18’00€ Armchair / 12’00€ Bar Stool
Booking: 690073871 / ventana.abierta.acp@gmail.com
Coming events, see pics below the video:
-Edu Cabello Quartet. October 5th -8’30
-Daniel Amat & Francis Posé. October 25th -8’30 Visit us on the Web: www.ventana-abierta.es


The Bandits: We will be playing live at La Plaza, Canillas de Albaida this coming Friday 27 Sept from 8.30pm.
To reserve a table call 952 553254/609 167127


Costa Animal Society dog show Scruffs: Ladies and Gentlemen, The Costa Animal Society is pleased to announce that our annual dog show
Scruffs will be held on Sunday 13 October from 12:00 – 3:00pm in the
Plaza de España in Nerja. Registration of dogs begins at 10:30am.
Stalls available! Two standard-sized tables and four chairs will be provided. The event takes place inside the pavilion erected for the annual Nerja feria so
there is no need for umbrellas or awning. Unloading will begin at 10:00am directly onto the Plaza de España. An ugly guy who looks a lot like me will be there to assist you. Parking for stall holders is free in the carpark beneath the Plaza. For more information or to reserve a stall
contact Scott Huston on 603 416 632 or
email: info AT dentadanes DOT com


Busker’s Irish Bar, Nerja: Every Thursday presenting Flip at 10:30PM.  FB-Link


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Stuffed Baked Potato Delivery- Torrox: Papas Asadas La Feria. Thurs-Sun. 7pm-11:30pm. 12 different stuffed potato combos from €2 to €5.50 plus wings, nuggets, chips, sandwiches and salads. Full menu on FB page. Delivery €1. Tel 744 612 954. C/Almedina 48, Torrox Pueblo  FB Link


Weekend Work Wanted: Hello, my name is Mario. I’m from Caleta de Velez and I’m 16. I’d want to work weekends because I’m student and I need to earn some extra money. I can do any job and I am reliable and hardworking.
If you want to contact me please call on 688275610.


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Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga:
We have Lemon Grass, it’s great for cooking Thai cuisine or simply used in plain old chicken soup.
We now have Moringa trees available. See the photo below.
We have Vetiver in trays of 18 plants that are 3-4 months old.
Visit the Blue buttons on our website for many interesting articles about Vetiver, Moringa and Lemon Grass.
Contact: Dave
Email: info at Vetiverspain dot com.
Mobile: 34 692 288 657
website: http://www.vetiverspain.com
Check out a short video showing the numerous uses for Vetiver titled “Vetiver – A farmer’s friend.” Youtube Video


For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center, Av. Castilla Perez 10. More info in poster.
-3 matching easy / rocking chairs with loose covers Price €35 each
-2 matching natural wood bedside lockers with new handles . Measurements Width 48cms Depth 33cms Height 59cms Price €45each
-2×2 passion fruit color leather sofas some scuff marks very comfy ideal for rental. Measurements Width 165cms Depth 95cms Price €150 for both
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale: Citroen C1 petrol, first registered 2006, 2 owners from new, 175,000 Kms
New ITV 26 August, 4 new tyres 13th August. Can be seen in Caleta de Velez
Price 700 euros
Contact: Jennifer/Derek, phone/WhatsApp +34 655 62 98 21


For Sale: Portable Folding Magnifier, 12cm diameter lens, 2X magnification, Built in L E D illumination for night time use. In original packing. Price 15 €.
John Torrox Costa
email: jn po tx 32 at gmail.com (no spaces) or phone 686 681 009.



New Year: Can anyone recommend a restaurant in Frigiliana to celebrate New Year please? Jan/Torrox


Insect photo: Is it possible that the recent identification of the “Water Boatman” insect may be wrong? Could it be a “Backswimmer”? They are very similar to the “boatman”, but will attack small creatures such as tadpoles, and even inflict a painful bite on humans! Details here: https://bugguide.net/node/view/423421
John: Torrox Costa. jon108 AT hotmail DOT co DOT uk


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Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Valez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa
Sunday: Valez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
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Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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