DigameXtra No. 1697 Thursday, August 6th 2020

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Kitty Harri’s Sculpture Garden – Open (almost) anytime by appointment!
Need to get out again- safely?
We are happy to remind you that the Sculpture Garden is open again for your enjoyment, however it is imperative that you contact us for an appointment and details, as this will govern our opening times.
This is to manage numbers and arrival times and ensure your safety but of course there is ample space to maintain as much distance as you need while enjoying the many facets and sculptures around the Garden. You’ll find plenty of shady areas if you need to avoid direct sun!
If we can accommodate you on a Sunday it’s still most likely that your visit will be accompanied by live Chamber Music!
We look forward to seeing you (again!).
Only 20 minutes north of Almuñécar. Directions at www.kittyharri.com
609 706 210/639 563 213
Nick at kittyharri dot com

 

For One Night Only: The Vixens are coming to Fitzgerald’s Bar and Restaurant Nerja, situated under Super Sol by the town bridge with their superb tribute to Girl Power- Bananarama, Little Mix, Girls Aloud and of course The Spice Girls!
Thursday 6th August at 9pm, Entry just €10 OR Entry and 2 x course meal just €18.50
Reservations or more information Telephone 951 550 585
Reduced Capacity due to Goverment guidelines, so get your ticket now!
Presented by Coast FM Gold

 

European Youth Orchestra, The Malaga Concert: Malaga. 17 August, 8.30pm. Teatro Cervantes. 24€.
Directed by Pablo Heras-Casado, the orchestra will play pieces by Henry Purcell, Aaron Copeland, Igor Stravinsky and Ludwig van Beethoven. The Malaga Concert forms part of the European Music Gallery Festival 2020. Tickets: www.teatrocervantes.com

 

Moraga Sound – Malaga: Until 30 August.
Locations- Auditorio Playa Virginia, Auditorio Parque Héroes de la Batalla de Teatinos, Skate Park Rubén Alcántara, Auditorio Eduardo Ocón.
A series of concerts and dance performances including flamenco, funk, rock, jazz, hip hop, punk, folk, Indie and reggae organised by Malaga town hall. http://www.malaga.eu/

 

Chamber music: Museo Picasso Málaga. 8 August, 11am, 12.15pm. The wind quintet of the OFM will be playing extracts from Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf.

 

The Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra:
-9 August, 8pm Patio of the Museo Picasso Málaga. Manuel Hernández Silva will conduct the orchestra playing pieces by Schubert and Beethoven.
-16 August, 12pm Patio of the Museo de Málaga.Proyecto Daseín will perform Arnold Bax’s The Trío Elegiaco (flute, harp and viola); Bohuslav Martinu’s duet for violin and cello; André Jolivet’s Petite Suite for flute, viola and harp and Joseph Jongen’s Concert a Cinq for flute, viola, cello violin and harp.

 

Marbella: Until 29 August. Nagüeles quarry.
A shortened version of the festival this year with many of the original stars booked such as Tom Jones, Lionel Richie and Bonnie Tyler re-scheduled for 2021. Doors open at 8pm, concerts start at 10pm.
Tickets and information: www.ticketmaster.es and El Corte Inglés.
-8 August Spanish copla and Flamenco – soul music with María Jiménez and Pitingo
-12 August Violin maestro Ara Malikian.
-15 August Renowned flamenco dancer Sara Baras.
-18 August The voice of Latin pop, David Bisbal.
-21 August Flamenco singer Miguel Poveda.
-22 August . Spanish pop – rock star Luz Casal.
-26 August Spanish pop legend Melendi.

 

La Costa de la Música- Marbella: Saturdays 10pm until 29 August. Auditorio del Parque de la Constitución. 5€.
The series of concerts include performances by África G.Project, Marcos Grimaldi & E-Gipsy, Pilar Estaban ‘LaPili’, Eneko Alberdi and la No Solo Blues Band, La Negra Mayté and Delola. Tickets: www.mientrada.es, at the box office (Tues-Sat 7-10pm) or call: 902646289

 

Alhautor Festival- Alhaurín de la Torre: 14, 15, 21 August and 11 September. Finca El Portón.
A total of eight concerts by well-known Spanish musicians including El Kanka, Arco and Annie B will take place during the summer. Places are limited. Tickets on the webpages Oh Salvaje and King Ocio as well as from post offices. https://ohsalvaje.com/conciertos/

 

Conciertos en la Cuarto Fase- Granada: 9.30pm. Plaza de las Culturas, Centro Cultural Caja Granada.
-7 August, 9.30pm Fon Román.
-8 August, 9.30pm Arco.
Info & Tickets: http://www.entradascajagranada.es/

 

The Boardwalk in Marbella is hosting a fashion show on Wednesday, August 20: Attendees can enjoy a two-course menu with cava on arrival and a guest appearance from the wonderful Spice Girls all for €30.
For information and reservations, please all 0034 952 864 736
http://www.theboardwalkmarbella.com/

 

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Great Deals From the Nerja Household Centre:
-Beautiful upcycled coffee table/ storage Measurements 61cms square height 47cms Price 110€
-2 tradional spanish easy chairs Price 30€ for both
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
Info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com

 

For Sale: Roof Bars for Opel Corsa, 35€. Available in Torrox Costa
Contact Bill at: torrox1000 at gmail dot com

 

Wanted: Mini rotavator. I am looking for a Mini rotavator (fuel driven) and a strimmer/cutter (fuel driven) in good working order. Looks not important. I can come to you. Velez Malaga, Malaga
Contact Preference is 641389265
Email:- edwardmurphy at live dot co dot uk

 

SOLD- For Sale: Petrol strimmer, good condition, €65. Puente Don Manuel / Don Manuel Bridge.  Alan

 

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Nerja has announced that free bus vouchers are now available for people over 65 and for children under the age of 12 years: The distribution is made at the Oficina de Mayores located in front of the Town Hall.
Applications can be submitted on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10am to 12pm.

 

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Please be careful about believing crisis info posts on Fakebook, Social Media and even mainline news sources: There are tons of hoaxes circulating. If there is no verifiable source provided with the info, while it may contain some degree of truth (as do all good lies) you should always have a healthy degree of scepticism. -Ed.

 

Switzerland introduces 10-day quarantine for travelers from Spain: Swiss health authorities on Wednesday said they will impose a 10-day quarantine on travelers from Spain, except those coming from the Canary and Balearic islands. The measure will go into effect this coming Saturday, and health authorities warned that self-isolation will be mandatory even with a negative Covid-19 test. Full story: https://english.elpais.com/spanish_news/2020-08-05/switzerland-introduces-10-day-quarantine-for-travelers-from-spain.html

For the latest pandemic info visit:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Worldhttps://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm 
AND
https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

UK Coronavirus:
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

 

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You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
The service also offers the option of speaking to an operator for those requiring further information or with a specific query not dealt with by the automated options. Source: https://www.thelocal.es/20200218/spain-launches-dedicated-brexit-hotline

 

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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

Taxi
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/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
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