DigameXtra No. 1516 Saturday, Jan. 18th 2020

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Kitty Harri’s Sculpture Garden – Open Sunday 10-4:
Rain or shine, we’ve something new for you in the Sculpture Garden!
2 amazing murals by our latest Artist-in-Residence, Rikardo Druskic from Sarajevo – they’ll keep your eyes occupied for hours!
And as usual there’ll be live classical chamber music to keep your ears happy too!
Only 20 minutes from Almuñecar, open from 10 to 4.
Directions at www.kittyharri.com
There are still places available on the next MOSAIC and MOSAIC TABLE WORKSHOP on Feb 5th.
Bring your friends – they’re super social events! Please ask us for details.
See you on Sunday!
Jete, Granada
609 706 210


Cinema In English – January 17th to 23rd
Cinesur – Velez Malaga El Ingenio
JoJo Rabbit – Dir. Taika Waititi. With Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell . Weekdays (not Thu) 16:45, 19:05 Sat/Sun 12:25, 16:45, 19:05; Thu 23 15:45, 18:05.
1917 – Dir. Sam Mendes. With George Mackay, Dean-Charles Chapman. Weekdays (not Thu) 17:00, 19:30; Sat/Sun 12:10, 17:00, 19:30; Thu 23 16:00, 18:30.
Bad Boys For Life – Dir. Adil El Arbi. With Will Smith, Martin Lawrence. Fri 15:45, 18:10, 20:05; Sat/Sun 12:00, 15:45, 18:10, 20:05 .
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker – Dir. JJ Abrams. With Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver. Fri-Wed 21:20; Thu 23 20:20.
Richard Jewell – Dir. Clint Eastwood. With Paul Walter Hauser, Olivia Wilde. Tue 21st 19:55, 22:30.
Little Women – Dir. Greta Gerwig. With Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson. Tue 21st 18:45, 21:30.
For opera lovers, there will be a screening of Verdi’s Aida live from the Teatro del Liceo in Barcelona. This will be on Wednesday 22nd at 19:45.
For those in the West of the region, Tuesday is VOSE day at Yelmo – Rincon De La Victoria (https://www.yelmocines.es/cartelera/malaga/rincon-de-la-victoria). On the 14th they will be screening JoJo Rabbit (20:15), Bad Boys For Life (22:30), Little Women (19:45), Richard Jewell (20:10), and 1917 (19:30). (Thanks to Doug for these. -Ed.)


Proyecto Mandarina: Hi Mandarin@s! This Sunday 19th from 15:00 we will be with our ska and reggae at the Miguel el Manga Restaurant (Varadero), Nerja. FB Link


Jazz Jam Session: Every Saturday, Jazz Jam Session in Cafe Pub Jabeque de Almuñécar. It will start from 5pm. Enjoy!
C/ Aduana Vieja, Almunecar. FB Link


New in El Morche: Food and Art
Yesterday evening on the beautiful sea front of El Morche, BioBeach Club Restaurant/Cafe and Art Gallery opened its doors. Hundreds of invited guests were treated to bio tapas made by the proud new owners Erik and Gaby Avalos(from Chiki Beach Restaurant).
Local artist Coby Bloemsma is the first artist exhibiting her work for 4 weeks in the spacious gallery inside to the restaurant. Her exhibition is called “Body Language”. Coby paints in oils and acrylics, figures and portraits, realistically and in the abstract. She also is exhibiting objects. The exhibition ends on 19th of February.
Every month a new artist will be featured.
BioBeach Club is closed on Tuesdays.
For more information send an email to
cobyinspain @ gmail. com


Art exhibitions: Local artist Margaret Riordan has two art exhibitions running until end April, one in Dental surgery Denta Danes in Maro and some paintings in restaurant Sevillano, Calle Alegria in Nerja. For more information mariordan at aol dot com.


One For My Baby in Concert: Pre-Valentínes Day. Friday, February 7, 2020 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM. Casa De La Cultura Almuñecar, Puerta de Puerta de Granada, 19 Bajo, 18690 Almuñécar.
The new formation of One For My Baby, presents its new themes of Jazz and Funk, in a very special concert, on the eve of the great day of Love … “SAN VALENTÍN”
The band founded in 2014 has integrated different musicians since its inception, and the current training consists of eight top-level musicians of Andalusian jazz:
Dirk Van Halewyck – Voice / Kiko Aguado – Guitar, Arrangements and Musical Direction / Rogelío Gil – Alto Sax / Sergio Fernández – Trumpet / Andrew Lynch – Tenor Saxophone / Jaume Miquel – Piano-keyboards / Nicolás Medina – Bass and Double Bass / Julio Pérez – Drumz.


Aire Flamenco: Live at La Lola Taperia’s 1st anniversary party. Sunday, 26Jan. Beers, tapas, drinks and to move the body the performance of Aire Flamenco. Pl Gloria Fuertes 7, La Cala del Moral (Rincon) Tel 691 50 19 81 FB Link


The Salon Varietes Theatre: NOISES OFF. Tues 21st – Sun 26th Jan 2020
The funniest play of all time?
You decide as director David Vincent shepherds his cast through the pitfalls of the final dress rehearsal, taking a look both onstage and backstage at what really goes on in putting a stage show together!
A real coup for the Salon Varietes Theatre, this is a technically adventurous production that is sure to have you belly-laughing off all those seasonal excesses!
To book: please visit our website www.salonvarietestheatre.com
or call in person or telephone the Box Office on 952474542 between 11:00 and 2:30 Monday to Friday or from one hour before any Salon show. (Box Office closes 26th, 27th of December and 1st January)  FB Link


La Vaqueria:
-Sun 19Jan. Ali Sparey live + Dinner 1:30-6pm. Choose from over 25 home made dishes with lots of vegetarian and vegan choices, traditional roast too. FB Link
-Valentines Day Brunch. Friday, February 14, 2020 at 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM. Serve yourselves from our Romantic Brunch Buffet for just 21 euros per couple. Enjoy a mimosa in our beautiful garden or charming interior. A tranquile day to remember. FB Link
Calle del Arroyo Limón, Benamargosa 29718 FB Link


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Tony Roam Removals Departure and Arrival Dates:
Celebrating 15 years Removals To & Fro Spain / UK Spain
Scheduled all year every month on time.
Leave UK 17th January – Arrive Spain 19th January.
Leave Spain 28th January. – Arrive UK 2nd February.
Removals & light haulage company that have scheduled trips all year from UK to Torrox and back at approximately the same time every month.
We can add too or amend these dates if viable.
We cover the UK and Southern Spain.
Full or part loads undertaken.
Full loads 20 cubic meters or 2.5 tonne.
Full insurance with British Insurance Company.Evidence of insurance can be supplied by email on request, hard copies always carried on vans.
Your goods are handled only by us and moved on our vans and kept in our own storage.
We live just behind Torrox Pueblo in Spain and South Wales in UK and have vans going back and forth UK to Spain to UK by way of Santander / Portsmouth / Plymouth Ferry.
Also if you have small or large items that you might like to purchase off internet sites ie Amazon, furniture world, eBay etc. and have them delivered to our depot in the Uk collection or delivery can then be made here around Torrox area.
For more information and prices please visit our website www.euroam.co.uk
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Tel Spain 0034636393542 – UK 00447973362003.
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Services Required Mobile Mechanic: Does anybody know of a mobile mechanic to do some work on a Fiat Ducato? Vehicle based near Almayate. Please contact Derek/Archez.
690 066 309
Email: dereksvillas at hotmail dot co dot uk

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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Beolab 4000 set speakers, black and silver with wall brackets. €100. Jan/Canillas de Aceituno
633661957 ; mareljb@live.nl


For Sale: Leather corner setter, light tan 2.6 m by 2.2 m, 90 cm depth very good condition. Buyer must collect from Torrox Park. 100 euros. Jill, Telephone or whatsapp 00447738683506.


For Sale, 2 items: Double Beds
#1. In very good condition complete with steel base which has nine supporting legs. Size – 135cm wide x 190cm long. Price €60
#2. In excellent condition complete with matching covered material steel base which has nine supporting legs. Size – 135cm (w) x 180cm (l)
Price €55
Buyer collects. Frigiliana
Peter on mobile +44 7465848855


For Sale: 2 Baby items.
-Baby travel cot. Immaculate, used by 1 baby for 5 days! Standard fold up and down and store design. For babies from 8 weeks to 9 months. Cost 55€ new. For sale for 18€.
-Child car seat Maxi cosi. Really good used condition. Removable cover for washing. Full instructions on the seat for fixing into car and strapping baby in! For babies 10K upwards so about 8 months to 3 years. €12.
Tell or WhatsApp 07856859255. Frigiliana. More pics on request.
Lesley and John


Wanted: Stationery Exercise bike needed for therapeutic exercise on my new knee. A few scratches here and there doesn’t matter as long as it works, can collect Nerja area. Reasonable.
Call Gerry/Nerja : 620 008 539



Reply to bank problems, when an account is stopped: This has been a problem for lots of people who have Spanish bank accounts but are not resident, due to money laundering regulations.
The banks have been requesting identification documents from all non Spanish residents who have Spanish bank accounts. Some banks notify their customers but I know a lot of people haven’t been notified and only discover the problem when their bills go unpaid or their electric or water supply cut off.
I would check with you Spanish bank to see if they need any updated documents from you. You should be able to phone your bank and then email them your identification documents and any other details they need. Contact your branch, not the head office.
When they have these documents they will lift the block on your account.
You must check that any debits or standing orders you have on this account have not been stopped as well. Because when the bank block an account all transactions in and out are stopped.
I hope this is helpful.
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Gibraltar trip: Can anybody shed any light on whether the Soltour trip to Gibraltar Including a dolphin watching boat tour is worth doing. All looks good on their website but we cannot find any reviews anywhere. Also seen them on Facebook but again no reviews. We are aware of other trips on offer, but we need the date to coincide with a visitor who is with us from March 20th to 24th and they appear to be the only we can find. Thanks Steve/El Morche.
Email agentthommo@icloud.com
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News & Articles

Drivers and businesses call for action as ITV test centres fail to cope with demand: Motorists’ patience begins to wear thin, as waits for the regular compulsory test can reach up to a month and a half.
Full story: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202001/17/drivers-businesses-call-action-20200117103132-v.html


Nerja residents left stunned after wild boars ‘tour’ the town centre:
Thirsty, hungry wild boars invaded the Balcón de Europa in Nerja, as the drought in Southern Spain keeps forcing animals into town centres to raid the bins and fountains. Do not approach these animals as they can be aggressive, with several “jabali” attacks on humans and dogs reported each year in Malaga. Do report them to animal control or local police. Read more:


Churches / Worship

Fellowship of Jesus Christ the King
Whether you live in Nerja, or are visiting the Nerja area, we would be delighted to welcome you to the Fellowship of Jesus Christ The King in Nerja. Our meetings are characterised by uplifting songs and relevant sermons and a modern but reverent service, followed by free tea or coffee & biscuits. Why not come along and make new friends, every Sunday at 10.30.
Prayer Meetings on Thursdays at 11.00.
Facebook: https://fb.me/FOJCTK
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/CN8qXQJUfms


Cornerstone International Church
Services on Sunday mornings at 11:30 am. Bible based, Non-Denominational Christian Church in Torre del Mar area of Malaga, Spain. A culturally diverse family of believers in Jesus Christ.
Cornerstone International Church, C/Solera 2, Local 2, 29740 Torre del Mar.
Whatsapp: +34.634540519


Puente Christian Fellowship
Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national Bible-believing community of Christians who meet in the church’s meeting room each Sunday at 11 am to worship the Lord. The church hall is underneath Maroma Immobilaria, Puente Don Manuel Cruce de Periana – 29713.
The location and directions of how to find us are on our
website: https://evangelicalchurchelpuente.com


Welcome to the services of the Anglican Parish of Nerja and Almuñécar:
Our parish seeks to serve the spiritual and pastoral needs of the mainly English-speaking community in Nerja, Almuñécar, and surrounding area. It is our commitment to draw them into a closer relationship with God and his church. We are kindly offered the use of local Roman Catholic churches.
Sunday Eucharist Services
9.30 am – Capilla de Nuestra Señora del Carmen (The Fishermen’s Chapel). This small chapel is situated towards the western end of the beach and set back near the Chinasol Hotel and seafront. There is a Eucharist every Sunday from November through to March, and there is a Eucharist service on every alternative Sunday (1st and 3rd Sundays of the month in April, May, September and October). There are no services during the hot summer months of June, July and August.
12.00 noon – Iglesia de San Miguel, Plaza Andalucía. There is a Eucharist service at this time throughout the year. The church is within easy walking distance of the first large roundabout as you drive into town from the Malaga direction, by the bus station.
All further information regarding the parish and the weekly services is to be found on our website – www.nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk
If you wish to contact us directly, the e-mail is; cofenerja@gmail.com
The Revd Nigel Thomas, Priest in Charge


Church Services in English, Cómpeta:
-Normal Services at 11 a.m. each Sunday at the Lux Mundi Centre, Torre del Mar.
Our thanks, as ever, to Father Liviu and to Bishop Jesús of Málaga
Enquiries to the Rector of the Congregation of St. Barnabas:
952 03 04 61

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

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

Phone numbers for emergencies
Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

Local Police
Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
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