DigameXtra No. 1743 Thursday, Oct. 1st 2020

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The fabulous NEW LOOK mini market: Friday 02 October 10:30 at
TU PUNTO DE ENCUENTRO ASADOR, Calle Buena Vista, 29711, Puente Don Manuel.
A great way to start the weekend, meet up with friends and enjoy the 20+ stalls, from cakes and pies to tarot readings, maybe even grab a great bargain or early Xmas gift.
Masks must be worn and hands sanitised on entry. Entrance and exit, one way through the market, to help with social distancing.
Any questions please contact Michelle Palin on
fincapepito @ gmail.com or 616787815


ESCAPE- an exhibition of prints by Nigel Gilbert:
at Bio Beach Club, El Morche, from 1st to 28th October 2020.
I want my hand-made work to be seen as a welcome escape from the manufactured anxieties and antagonisms of today. So here are pictures of life’s unguarded moments, portraits of human character and attitude, landscapes of stillness and solitude, and images conjuring up memories and dreams.
My style is influenced by comics panels and Japanese woodcuts. Ink line and wash are used to set down shapes, tones and textures. Colours washes are overlaid to build up a graphic effect in-depth. I am an award-winning UK artist now living and working in Andalusia. Formerly an architect-illustrator with an international portfolio of clients, I have in recent years exhibited at the Mall and Anise Galleries in London, the National Waterfront Museum, the Oriel Ynyws Mon, and the Royal Cambrian Academy, all in Wales.
Nigel Gilbert BA B Arch(Hons)


Coby Bloemsma in Ruta del Arte Frigiliana: Tomorrow the Ruta del Arte starts in Frigiliana. Its an art walk where 40 artists will showing their work in 35 different locations in the lovely streets of Frigiliana.
Torrox based artist Coby Bloemsma will be exhibiting her latest paintings and objects in lokal 22 on Calle Real, the main street through the village. Her painting shown here is called” Golden Boots”. It’s a mixture of different media on paper, size 69 x 48cm, framed, for sale in Frigiliana.
The art walk is on for 3 consecutive days: this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The opening times are 11 to 2 in the morning and 4 to 7 in the afternoon. Maps with the numbers of the venues clearly marked are available at the tourist office and at all the venues that are clearly signposted. Covid rules apply.
You can also see Coby’s work on her new website www.cobybloemsma.com
or email her at cobyinspain @ gmail . com
Have an arty weekend!


Maika Lavera- Acoustic Duo: Friday 2nd Oct, 19:30
Bio Beach Club, Paseo Marítimo Nª5 El Morche 29793
657 364 594 FB Page


Think Twice Band: Sat 03 OCT, 10pm.
Mogador Beach Club, Carretera El Penoncillo, Torrox Costa
+34 951 55 10 79 FB Page


Nando’s BBQ: Every Sat, Mon, Tues & Wed. BBQ from 7pm. Burgers, sausages, pork loin, steaks, currywurst, and more.
Music at 9pm. 

With live music Sat & Mon
With DJ Tues & Wed
Bea’s Postamt, Av Europa, BLQ 80, Torrox Costa 29793
+34 679 87 37 41 PHOTO:Facebook FB Page


Nathan Dean show: Friday 2nd Oct., 8:30pm.
La Sierra Restautant, Cerrado del Aguil Golf & Resort
Av Maria Civiero S/N (8.11km) 29649 Mijas
Reservations: 951 667 018


Liquid Lunch band: At Bar Atila, Puente Don Manuel on Sat 3 Oct. We will be joined by the awesome Sam Woodrow performing her spectacular fire act. Please call Bar Atila on 630393290 for table reservations.


Howlin’ Ramblers show: Sat, 24Oct 2PM. Presented by Bar Allioli. Pl San Roque, Estacion de Jimera de Libar, Malaga 29392. Resv: 606 692 753


PALI PALI elviria: Coming Events- October
-OCT2 Fri 8:30 PM, Rock of Ages
-OCT3 Sat 8 PM Tribute Show, ABBA, Karen Carpenter, Dusty Springfield
-OCT4 Sun 8:30 PM Diva night with Laura Elen
-OCT9 Fri 8 PM George Michael tribute
-OCT11 Sun 8:30 PM Disco diva night with orla
-OCT16 Fri 8 PM Cher and Kylie tribute night
-OCT23 Fri 8:30 PM Southern impact live
-OCT30 Fri 8:30 PM Ollie Hughes
-Free Quiz and Bingo Nights Thursdays 8PM
Tel. +34 951 56 96 69
Centro comercial Pino Golf, Local 18 29604 Marbella


Award-winning Japanese violinist Lamaya: At D Wines in Calle Norte, Marbella on Wed., October 28 from 7.30pm. She will be playing electric violin with a range of modern and classical music.
Tickets cost €20 or €65 to include a 3 course meal with wine.
To make a reservation which is essential, email pmmtickets@mail.com.
PHOTO:Lamaya Facebook


Car Boot/Market: Sunday 4th October. El Pantano Restaurant, Lake Vinuela. This popular monthly Car Boot/ Market is on Sunday 4th October at El Pantano Restaurant car park. Overlooking Lake Vinuela. Time 9.30 am to 1pm.
Please be assured, that we are taking all the necessary precautions to abide with current restrictions and requirements that the Government have in place.
Please remember to wear your face masks.
Location is easy to find on the A356 towards Colmenar.
Drive over the bridge crossing Lake Vinuela and the car park/bar is just ahead on the right hand side. Plenty of parking.
There are always bargains galore, old and new.
-Always a good selection of D.I.Y. tools.
-Lots of local grown fruit and veg.
-Homemade Jams and Marmalades and Chutneys (including Mango)
-Household and garden items for sale on many of the stalls
-Plants, shrubs, flowers and herbs.
-Greetings cards.
-(New) Ladies clothes and accessories.
-Large selection of paperback and hardback books, CD’s & DVD’s
Come along and enjoy a morning browsing and picking up a few bargains at this well established monthly market, which attracts visitors from far and near. A super location. The restaurant has shaded terraces overlooking the lake and many customers sit and enjoy a coffee or a tapa and a drink and catch up with friends and acquaintances for a chat. Many even stay and choose lunch from the varied menu available.
Bar is open from 9.30am serving coffee/drinks/food.
Please note: If the market has to be cancelled at short notice, it will automatically be re-scheduled for the following Sunday. For further info please contact Sandy (Vinuela) by telephone, on 619 471 301


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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-JVC 37in flat screen tv on rotating stand great picture with 1 hdmi socket Price 70€
-Small useful bamboo shelf. Width 31 square Height 78cms Price 15€
-Matching bamboo tv unit with useful side shelves Width 60cms Depth 48cms height 44cms Price 20€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale: Round Tile and wood Dining Table. Extendable dining table. Extends out from circular table seating 4 people comfortably to seating 6 people comfortably. Lovely tiled top and wooden table in great condition.
Dimensions approx 106 cm (round) with extension of 38cm, totalling approx 142 cm. Available for pickup upon arrangement from Algarrobo Costa. Buyer to arrange collection. Price €80. More pics on request. Kath, email only at
grahamandkathryn At Yahoo DOT co DOT UK


For Sale: Beautiful carved wooden cock clock. No glass. Sorry the cock doesn’t crow! 15€ ono.
Nick, Almuñécar/La Herradura, 609 706 210
keelsway @ yahoo dot co dot uk


For Sale: IKEA Karlaby sofa bed, purple cover only used a couple of times it was in our spare room but took up to much space. As a bed it’s 140cm wide x 200cm long. €50 We are in Nerja. email michaelkelly5 at talktalk dot net ; Mike.


For Sale: Plunge Saw ( HOLZHER ). 1000 W / bevel angel 45° / max. cut dep. 56mm. Orange casing is damaged ( see picture ) but good working conditions. Price 35€. To be picked up / Torrox Campo area. Contact Anne : 685 247 505


FREE: Ornamental glass equipment. Includes Taurus Ring saw, Grinder, Soldering iron, Lead coloured glass, Pattern books, etc.
Collection from Almayate. Contact Jean, Mobile; 642315109 email; jprundlett@hotmail.com


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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.


UKTVEverywhere IPTV Service Shutting Down: UKTVEverywhere, an IPTV service that streamed UK TV channels globally, has reached a shutdown settlement with the BBC and ITV. After being championed as a great platform by business giant Lord Sugar and outspoken broadcaster Piers Morgan, the domain of UKTVEverywhere is now in the hands of Britbox, the digital subscription service owned by the BBC and ITV.
As many expected, the demise of the service was linked to legal action by BBC Studios and ITV, a fact now confirmed by a message on the site’s homepage. “This domain name has been transferred to the BBC and ITV in settlement of their copyright dispute against its former owner,” it reads. “BBC One, BBC Two, BBC iPlayer, along with ITV and ITV Hub are not lawfully available outside of the UK. It is an infringement of copyright to distribute, publicly perform or reproduce the content on these channels, without the consent of the respective copyright owners, or to induce such infringement.” (see pic)
A joint statement from the BBC and ITV explains.
“As producers and distributors of premium content, we have the right and obligation to take action against piracy, in accordance with relevant laws in the territories we operate. Ensuring that our content is viewed legally, equally ensures we will be able to bring our viewers the programs they love and expect,” the companies say.
“BBC Studios and ITV both produce thousands of hours of quality British programming, which in turn gives vital employment to writers, producers, cast and crew. Illegal streaming of this content means a wide range of workers were being deprived of their rightful earnings.” Full article: https://torrentfreak.com/bbc-itv-reveal-settlement-to-shut-down-uktveverywhere-iptv-service-200930/


Several Spanish regions reject deal to confine areas with high coronavirus contagion levels: Most Spanish regions on Wednesday supported a plan to introduce new coronavirus restrictions in large cities with high transmission figures. But Madrid, Galicia, Catalonia, Andalusia and the exclave city of Ceuta rejected it, while Murcia abstained. Full story: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-09-30/madrid-catalonia-reject-deal-to-confine-areas-with-high-coronavirus-contagion-levels.html


Covid-19, What we know so far about Spain’s new plan for high risk zones: Spain’s Health Ministry has drawn up a new plan for municipalities where coronavirus new infection rates soar above an acceptable threshold. The draft proposal which needs the agreement of regional authorities aims to place new restrictions on movement and limit social gatherings in those areas where coronavirus is spiralling out of control.
The new measures have been unveiled just days after Spain’s government warned the Madrid authorities of drastic measures if the region failed to move decisively to slow the uncontrolled spread of coronavirus infections. Full details at: https://www.thelocal.es/20200930/covid-19-what-we-know-so-far-about-spains-new-plan-for-high-risk-zones


Spain seizes 30 tonnes of hashish hidden in 4 sailing boats: In their biggest drug bust at sea, local authorities said on Wednesday nine Bulgarian and Russian citizens were arrested in the raid. PHOTO:REUTERS/Borja Suarez
Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-spain-drugs/spain-seizes-30-tonnes-of-hashish-hidden-in-sailing-boats-idUSKBN26L2Q9


Axarquia ecologists file complaint for closure of Aerodrome in Velez-Malaga: Axarquia Nature Studies Office (GENA) have pushed for the definitive closure of the Velez-Malaga Aerodrome, which belongs to the Real Aeroclub de Malaga, after various complaints due to noise pollution and dangers of aeroplane flights.
The group filed a complaint with the Velez-Malaga Town Hall on Sunday, September 27, demanding an agreement from the local administration and the aeroclub “to ensure that no operations are ever flown or carried out over Velez and Torre del Mar”. PHOTO:Twitter


Amazon Prime Day date has finally been set for Tuesday, October 13 after the company had to reschedule due to the coronavirus pandemic: The eagerly awaited event is exclusively available for Amazon Prime subscribers (or those who sign up for the retailer’s free trial) and allows huge discounts for shoppers across all departments, including Amazon’s own-brand devices, such as Echo speakers and Fire TV streaming gadgets.
Amazon Prime Day has become an annual event, which normally takes place in July, with last year’s event actually being extended to 48 hours due to popularity. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/09/30/amazon-finally-delivers-their-prime-day-date/


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Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:

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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

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
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