DigameXtra No. 1519 Tuesday, Jan. 21st 2020

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Madness Announce Spanish Concert Dates: Madness will be “Catching the Ghost Train” to perform this summer opening their tour at the Plaza de Toros, in Murcia, Friday 26 June. The show starts at 22.00. €35-€50. The only other Spanish show scheduled for this tour is in Barca June 28th.
Hardcore Madness fans will want to note another show, in the UK. House of Fun Weekender, Minehead, UK on Nov 20th. See video below.


Nerja Tango: The Culture Center in Nerja is putting on a Tango show on Friday 24th at 2100. Entrance for 10€ is excellent value, previous events have been sold out. Tony/Nerja sjc2714@gmail.com


Tonight at The Nerja Players: The Nerja Players are holding their AGM tonight, 7pm at the Nerja Bridge Club, the blue doors next to ‘Joker’ at the top of Calle Castilla Perez.
This will be followed by the short play ‘Knightsbridge’ by John Mortimer. Set in an apartment behind Harrods, much confusion surrounds the question – Is she or isn’t she?
Complementary refreshments will be available – all are welcome to attend.
johnbrentley At hotmail DoT co dOt uk


Phoenix Club: The Phoenix club is based in Torre del Mar.
-January – 31st – Trip to the Ski slopes of the Sierra Nevadas 17.50pp.
-February 7th Trip To Gib €12pp
-February 21st – Trip to Almeria city. Price €29pp includes Guided tour & coach fare.The Alcazaba is an imposing Moorish fortress overlooking the city. The fortified, 16th-century Almería Cathedral has a Gothic ribbed ceiling. The Museum of Almería displays archaeological finds from across the region. Underground lies a network of tunnels, the Civil War Shelters of Almería. The English Cable is a huge iron pier and symbol of the city’s former mining industry. The Cathedral has a fortress-like appearance due to its towers, merlons and protected paths, created to defend it from Mediterranean pirates. Originally designated as a mosque, it was later converted into a Christian church, before being destroyed in the 1522 earthquake. In the 16th century it was rebuilt in the Renaissance style, whilst keeping some of its defensive features.
All our trips include the driver’s gratuity of €1.
Both trips depart from Torre del Mar with pick ups in Algarrobo, BP Garage, Torrox and Maro
For more information contact Gail on 951067723, by email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk or check out our Facebook page FB Link


Phil Collins Tribute: Wednesday 18th March 2020
La Sala, Puerta Banus Tel: 952 81 41 45
Bookings must be made directly with the venue.


Festival de Blues de Málaga: Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 9 PM – 11:30 PM
Featuring James Amstrong & Susan Santos.
La Cochera Cabaret, Avenida de los Guindos 19, 29004 Málaga FB Link


Burns Night Supper: Fri 24 Jan 8pm. La Sala, Puerto Banus. 4 Course Supper, music by Mark Connor. €50. Och, ye dinny hae a clue if ye dinny go tae this shindig!
Awe the usual stuff includin piper, a wee fella addressin the haggis (freshly caught that mornin!) his name is Graeme Ward and he is up for a right giggle! And of course yours truly singin ma lungs oot! Awe this and braw fodder as weel!
Now dinny be stingy it’s only €50 for awe this! FB Link


Rock of the Ages: Perform live Fri 14 Feb, €5. VALENTINE’S NIGHT, at the Olive Tree, Coin. A great night to be had, no slushy mushy stuff, just hard Rock!
(dont leave it to the last minuite to get your tickets as u may not get in )
Maria Zambrano No. 17, Coín 29100 +34 952 45 25 54


The Jersey Boys: At La Raqueta, Nerja. La Raqueta & The Axarquia Social Club welcome The Jersey Boys! The Costa del Sols #1 Franki Valli & Four Seasons Tribute. Saturday, January 25th from 7pm. Menu to be announced.
All tickets include a choice of main meal.
Tickets- Axarquia Social Club Members: 15€ Non-members: 20€
You can reserve your tickets by sending me a private message on FB, commenting on this post, ringing me or the bar or by popping into La Raqueta in Nerja.
Tickets are on sale now, don’t delay this will be a sell-out event!
Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Contacts: PJ: +34 603 113 931
La Raqueta: +34 951 835 796
Email: info@laraquetanerja.com


Rocky Horror Madrid Show- Malaga: La Cochera Cabaret, Avenida de los Guindos 19, 29004 Málaga. Two nights only. Thu Jan 23 2020 9pm and Fri Jan 24 2020 8pm. FB Link


Ruta Tapa Nerja, Bar Signup: This year, the official date of the Nerja tapa route is from April 15 to May 14. If you have an establishment and want to participate in this edition, send us a Facebook message and we will contact you to inform you of everything you need!


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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center.
-4 white Castillan chairs 20€ ( for the 4 )
-Pine display unit with wicker Width 105cms Depth 45cms Height 206cms Price 130€
-Tiled top bamboo table Width 82cms Depth 63cms Height 67cms Price 35€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale: Lounge / Dining room Display units. Glass fronted display unit with light oak colour surround. In good condition with matching drawer unit of same colour and condition.
Display unit dimensions are 100cm (w) x 103cm ( h) x 43cm (d).
Drawer unit dimensions are 200cm (w) x 51cm (h) x 53cm (d).
Price €65 for both. Buyer collects. Frigiliana
Peter on mobile +44 7465848855


For Sale: Thick, Winter Coat. Bought as a Christmas Gift, but the size is too small and I am unable to return it due to the receipt being out of date. Size: S. 30€ or closest offer.
Georgia from Cómpeta.
gstepien@hotmail.co.uk or
Whatsapp on (0034) 671 122 787.


Wanted: wall heater. Has anyone a heater similar to the photo for sale
if so please ring 952557863 or 609546009
Not a glass fronted one please.
helen/canillias de albiada



Lawyer: Hi, can anyone recommend a good lawyer in Torre del Mar or Velez Malaga to draw up wills and the possible fees. Bob/Sedella
e-mail robertinsedella@gmail.com.


News & Articles

University project aims to involve citizens in local research in Rincón de la Victoria: The collaboration between the local council and the University of Malaga aims to protect marine life on the town’s coastline. Rincón de la Victoria town hall signed an agreement earlier this week with the University of Malaga’s foundation, FGUMA, to roll out a yearlong project which aims to involve citizens across Malaga province.
FGUMA’s objective is to bring the classroom to all citizens and not just university students by running a series of courses and workshops outside of its city campuses.
In Rincón de la Victoria, the initiative will investigate ways to regenerate and protect marine life along the town’s coastline, including the reef in the El Cantal area. The idea started in 2018 with courses being held in areas including social networks and emotional intelligence.
Source: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202001/17/joint-project-aims-involve-20200117103137-v.html


Should Nerja sort out it’s beaches’ water quality issues before spending money on high-tech virtual reality demonstrations at tourist-biz trade shows?: Nerja goes all out for FITUR tourism fair in Madrid. Nerja is beginning 2020 with a new promotion strategy at the International Tourism Fair in Madrid (FITUR). The stand that will represent Nerja in Madrid has been designed to create an immersive virtual reality experience. Nerja is giving special attention to the Sierra Almijara natural park with the new motto, ‘Nerja, between the sea and the sky’. The Town Hall proudly highlights that the municipality is home to the highest peak on the peninsular coast, the Pico del Cielo (peak of the sky). Notice they are not mentioning the water quality at the beaches?

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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

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