Check at your local Tourist Office for full details of Easter parades and events.

Cabo de Palos
Market Sun

Cartagena
www.cartagena.es
Tel 968 128 800 – Market Wed
Art Exhibition by Virginia Bernal @ Municipal Hall of the Byzantine Wall (until 21st April)
The exhibition by the artist from Cartagena, with a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Valencia, is based on memories. Her works are acrylics on canvas, acrylics, watercolour and sculptural supports combined with photographic techniques such as cyanotype and rubber bichromate. 
Opening hours:
Tues-Fri (closed Mon) 10am-2pm & 5pm-8pm
Sat & Sun 11am-2pm  

Photographic Exhibition (until 21st April) about great women of History @ The Cultural Centre Ramon Alonso Luzzy.  The photographs are of the students of the advanced photography workshop of the Popular University, who organised this exhibition to mark International Women’s Day.  

Art Exhibition ‘Tensions in Gender Stereotypes’ by artist Belén Orta @ Tomás Rico Room and Víctor Beltrí in the Town Hall (until Sunday 21st April).

Art Exhibition ‘Muses’, in the Nicomedes Gómez Hall of the Consistorial Palace showing exceptional painted paintings of the god Apollo and the Muses Calíope and Terpsícore as well as the the Emperor Heliogabalus. After several months exhibited in the National Archaeological Museum of Madrid and the Archaeological Museum of Murcia, The Palace of Cartagena (the city of origin) now hosts these magnificent paintings and murals. (until 31st May)

XXII ‘Between Strings and Metals’ competition organized by the Department of Youth and Conservatory of Music of Cartagena @ Auditorium of the Conservatory of Music of Cartagena. 

April 
1st April – Semi-final Chamber Music 
3rd April – Semi-final Flamenco 
4th April – Semi-final Percussion 
8th April – Semi-final Piano 
9th April – Final Woodwind 
10th April – Final String 
11th April – Final Brass 
24th April – Final Percussion 
25th April – Final Piano 
29th April – Final Flamenco 
30th April – Final Chamber Music

The Awards’ Ceremony and the Closing Concert will be held on May 17th at 8pm in the Batel Auditorium and Conference Centre.
More information:
Youth Council, Paseo Alfonso XIII, Nº 51
Tel 968 128 862 Ext 1 
Conservatory of Music of Cartagena, C / Jorge Juan
Tel 968 313 366
juventud.cartagena.es/entrecuerdasymetales

Trinidad García 3rd Children’s Drawing Contest
The theme is the natural region of Campo de Cartagena, ‘Our Field’.
There are more than 1,400 drawings and winners can choose prizes ranging from laptops, tablets, drawing materials, painting and crafts, sound equipment and excursions. The prizes will be awarded in several categories: collective, individual and special and will be presented on April 28th.  

Family Concerts @ The Auditorium El Batel de Cartagena
Friday 5th April 9pm & Saturday 6th April 8pm – Odio with Dani Rovira 25€

Friday 12th April – Cepeda in Concert 9.30pm 25€/30€/40€/50€

Friday 26th April – Yunkie Conjuror 9.30pm 25€/28€

Friday 3rd May – Niña Pastori 9.30pm 25€/35€/45€/50€

Pay at ticket office or phone 968 123 827

Concert series of the Symphony Orchestra of the Region of Murcia in El Batel, Cartagena

Saturday 13th April – Peer Gynt by ORM. 6pm 10€

Sunday 12th May – Violinists Laura Rodriguez & Isabel Villanueva – Sinfonia Concertante for Violin & Viola by Mozart. The Orchestra with conductor Virginia Martinez will close concert with Symphony No 104 ‘London’ by Hayden. 12€

Thursday 23rd May – The Orchestra and Pianist Joaquin Achucarro – Concerto for Piano & Orchestra by Grieg. The concert will end with poems Mi Patria by Smetana. 12€
Tel 968 123 827

Sunday 7th April @ Teatro Circo – Las Bandas Sonoras play the music from Aladdin, Titanic, Jurassic World, La Vida es Bella, La Bella y la Bestia, Gladiator and Pirates of the Carribean. 7pm 5€ & 7€

Spring/Summer Programme at Teatro Circo Apolo, El Algar
National Amateur Theatre Competition of Cartagena will take place on May 31st, June 7th and 8th, with the closing and awards ceremony on Saturday, June 15th. 
Until April 30th, amateur theatre groups from all over the country who are interested in participating, may submit their applications and the selected works will be represented during the competition. 
Awards
1st Prize 800€ and trophy.
2nd Prize 500€ and trophy.
3rd Prize 200€ and trophy.

Best Female Performance – Trophy.
Best Male Performance – Trophy.
Best Supporting Actress – Trophy.
Best Supporting Actor – Trophy.

XXV Pozo Estrecho Theatre Competition @ Civic Centre (until April 13th) 
Saturday 6th (9pm) & Sunday 7th (8pm) April ‘Nosotras’

The youth company Truño Teatro will take the stage for the first time with the play ‘La Gallarda’, on Saturday April 13th at 8pm and on Sunday April 14th at 8pm.
The theatre takes to Plaza Mayor with the Cartagena company La Murga Teatro with ‘Vuela Fantasía’.

La Union
www.ayto-launion.com
Tel 868 049 941/692 925 970 – Market Tues
Friday 18th-Sunday 20th April – Mineral & Fossils Fair @ Antiguo Mercado Publico
Exhibitors from all over the world will display minerals, meteorites and fossils including a giant shark. Free admission. Open 10am-2pm & 5pm-9pm

Los Alcazares
Market Tues & Sat (Los Narejos)
San Javier
www.murciaturistica.es/en/san_javier/
Tel 968 172 041 – Market Wed & Thurs
San Javier Squalos Rugby @ Rugby field, PDM Sports Ground
Men Tues & Thurs 8.30-10.30pm
Women Tues & Thurs 10.00-11.30pm
12-18yrs Tues & Thurs 7.30-9.00pm
6-10yrs Thurs 6pm-7pm & Sat 10am-11am

Every Monday – HAH Help at Home Table Top Sale @ La Zona Bar 10am-1pm

Every Monday – Friendship Group @ The Garden Bar & Lounge 11am

Los Alcazares Tapas Route (until 7th April)
Tapas and drink 2.50€. Cocktails 3€. 12pm-4pm & 8.30pm-11pm

Saturday 6th April – Free Chamber Music ‘Salut D’Amour’ @ Salon de Plenos, Town Hall 8.30pm

Friday 3rd May – Book Launch @ 525 Hotel, Los Alcazares 6pm
Jacqueline Carter will be there to sign copies of her first novel ‘Louisa’.
LOUISA is fifteen and living a happy contented life in Bermondsey, South East London. The year is 1937 there is unrest in Europe and World War Two is looming. Join Louisa, her lovable family and quirky friends for a decade as they encounter Love, Strength, Happiness, Sorrow, Deceit and Human Kindness. LOUISA is the debut novel of a trilogy.

Santiago de Ribera – 968 571 704 – Market Wed
Saturday 13th April – Free Boat Trip (Spanish) from Puerto Tomás Maestre in La Manga del Mar Menor to Santiago de la Ribera, round trip, discovering the history, formation, evolution and particularities of La Manga del Mar. 12.15pm Book at San Javier Tourist Office

San Pedro del Pinatar
www.sanpedroturismo.com
Tel 968 182 301 – Market Mon & Thurs (Lo Pagan)

Torre Pacheco
www.torrepacheco.es
Tel 968 579 937 – Market Thurs (Balsicas) & Sat (Dolores)
Saturday 27th April – Free Guided Visit to the Hermitage and Pasico Windmill

El Algar Teatro Circo Apolo
Saturday 6th April – El Lando de Seis Caballos 9.30pm

Saturday 27th April – Ingenioso Hidalgo 7pm