Three Kings Celebrations

There will be so many activities over the weekend of 5th/6th January with parades and shows that we cannot possibly include them all here, so check with your local Tourist Office to find out what is going on near you.

Cabo de Palos – Market Sun

Tel 968 128 800Market Wed

Exhibitions at Museum of the Roman Theatre:

Exhibition with illustrations of the Max Muscle and Nature story (until 14th January)

The story that has been beautifully illustrated by the artist from Cartagena, Margarita Ariza, whose originals, in a mixed technique of ink, watercolour, acrylic and collage, form part of the exhibition. She uses different artistic disciplines including illustrations, puppets and stage sets for the Wind Blue Theatre Company.

‘Places of Oblivion’, by Antonio Gómez Ribelles (until 14th January)

‘I Am Cloud’, by the artist Pablo Cros Bernabeu. (until 27th January)

Stories With Flavour and Fun Science (until 26th January)

On Saturdays, ‘Cartagena under the bombs of Hitler’ is an interesting route that begins in the Refuge Museum of the Civil War, where the society of the time will be explained and the reason why Cartagena had a strategic military place from the beginning of the war.

Guided Route: Cartagena Under The Pumps Of Hitler11.30am 10€ (5€ Club Cartagena Port of Cultures)

Interesting route explaining the armament used by the Republican side and National side from Italy, Germany and Russia on Spanish soil. See weapons and gas masks from Europe and Russia. This route will go through the Refugio galleries and the great rooms of the Historical Military Museum. The route ends with a gastronomic tasting. 
Saturdays 12th/19th & 26th January

Exhibition – Medicine in Times of War (until 31st January) @ Refugio de la Guerra Civil Museum

Tues-Sun 11am/1pm & 4pm

3.50€ (free for Club Cartagena Puerto de Culturas members)

PlastiHistoria de la Música (until 17th February)

The Municipal Archaeological Museum ‘Enrique Escudero de Castro’ shows the History of Music through the exhibition Plastihistoria, which tells the evolution of this art through plasticine recreations such as Flamenco and Zarzuela and the evolution of music in theatre and cinema especially composers such as Mozart and Beethoven. 

Art Exhibition Eunoia La Cara B Brushstrokes by the artist Javier Lorente at Cartagena Town Hall (until 22nd February) 

Tues-Fri 10am-1.30pm & 5pm-7pm

Sat 10am-1.30pm & 5pm-8pm

Sun 10am-1.30pm 

Isidoro Máiquez Amateur Theatre Competition (until 28th February)

The groups must send a DVD to  Five entries will be awarded 500€ and they will be shown in the assembly hall of the Neighborhood Association of the Concepción District from 22nd – 28th April.The prizes will be for best actress, best actor, best supporting actress, best supporting actor, best staging and best direction.

XXVIII Poetry Contest of the Centre for Women & XXII Painting Contest Angel Flores (until 9th March)

The Poetry Competition is open to those who have not published a book of poetry. The deadline is February 25th 2019.

The Painting Competition is aimed at people over 18 years residing in the Region of Murcia, using any pictorial technique in full colour. Each entrant may submit up to three works from January 4th to March 4th 2019.

1st prize 300€ and 2nd prize 150€ and trophy for both competitions. The winners will be announced on March 9th at 8.30pm, at the Social Centre, Urbanization Mediterranean. 

Trinidad García 3rd Children’s Drawing Contest (until 29th March)

The theme is the natural region of Campo de Cartagena, ‘Our Field’.

This will bring together more than 1,400 drawings. Children can sign up through email or school.  Participants 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.

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

Saturday 26th January – David Grimalwho as director and musician – Beethoven’s 5th Symphony for violin and orchestra.

Friday 15th FebruaryDirector Virginia Martinez will lead the American Music with Valencian clarinettist José Franch-Ballester – Concert for Clarinet and Orchestra of Corigliano/An American in Paris by Gershwin/Divertimento for Orchestra by Bernstein.

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

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.

Tickets 12€ or 30€ for all 4 concerts from box office or tel 968 123 827

Winter Programme at Teatro Circo Apolo, El Algar

Saturday 12th January – Apolo Theater Company with ‘The Corpse of Mr Garcia’ 9.30pm

Saturday 19th January – 3 Murcian & one Valencian Actor perform ‘8 Valencian Surnames’ 9.30pm

Saturday 26th January – Comedy ‘Assault on the Venue’ 9.30pm

Saturday 2nd February – Rapunzel 6pm

Saturday 9th February – Orlando by Virginia Wolfe 9.30pm
Tickets from, the box office on Wed 6pm-8pm or call 902 646 289

La Union
Tel 868 049 941/692 925 970Market Tues

Los Alcazares
Market Tues & Sat (Los Narejos)

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

San Javier and Santiago de Ribera

Check out the stunning Belen in the Plaza de España

Saturday 5th January – Three Kings
12pm – Children’s Spectacular @ The Royal Postmen’s House, Ave Sandoval.
6pm – Three Kings Arrive in Santiago de Ribera and travel to San Javier.
8.30pm – Three Kings Arrive in San Javier and give out gifts to the children.

Santiago de Ribera – 968 571 704 – Market Wed

San Pedro del Pinatar 
Tel 968 182 301Market Mon & Thurs (Lo Pagan)

Torre Pacheco
Tel 968 579 937 – Market Thurs (Balsicas) & Sat (Dolores)