Cabo de Palos
Market Sun

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  

International Women’s Day
Wednesday 6th March – Soirée French Cinema – La Belle et La Meute/The Beauty and the Dogs

Wednesday 13th March – Opening Exhibition – Les Belles de la Tour Beauties Tower/ our Eiffel – Paris
Resembling a lighthouse with an international projection, the Eiffel Tower is the subject of visits and passionate pilgrimages. This Iron Lady receives the same generosity to those who travelled from distant countries as those who came from a Parisian district.

Wednesday 27th March – Night of Literature – L’amant/The lover.
This is a cultural event where books and reading are the protagonists; a perfect time to share the magic of words and cultures. The readings and interventions in Spanish and in French, has an intercultural dialogue that allows to share different views about great French literary works. This autobiographical novel by one of the greatest French writers of the 20th century, Marguerite Duras, published in 1984, won the prestigious Goncourt Prize and was translated into 43 languages.

Friday 8th March – Concert of Stringed and Brass Instrucments @ Auditorium and Convention Centre the Batel 8.30pm 
The winner of the X String and Brass Competition, Ana Mba Flores. The violist from Granada together with the Cartagena Symphony Orchestra will pay tribute to Clara Schumann, a 19th century German pianist and composer, world premiering the arrangement of her work ‘Piano Trio OP. 17’ adapted  for symphonic orchestra by Gines Martinez Vera. In addition, the ‘Concert for Viola and Orchestra’, by Hoffmeister and the ‘Symphony No 3’, by Mendelssohn will be performed.
Tickets 5€/8€ from ticket office. 

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. 

20th March – 1st Semi-final Woodwind
21st March – 2nd Semi-final Woodwind 
25th March – Semi-final String
26th March – Semi-final Brass

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

Sunday 24th – Route 2019 – 5km Walk – Autism We Are All for people with autism, organized by the Department of Sports of the City of Cartagena together with the association Autismo Somos Todos. 11am from Town Hall Square.
Book through  

Museum of the Roman Theatre:
Guided Route: Cartagena Under The Pumps Of Hitler 11.30am 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.

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.  

Family Concerts @ The Auditorium El Batel de Cartagena
Thursday 14th March – Madam Butterfly with the Japanese choir Hirosaki 9pm

Saturday 16th March – ‘Special John Williams’ film music 7.30pm

Friday 22nd March – ‘La vida no es La La La’ with Café Quijano 9.30pm

Sunday 24th March – Ben and Holly musical 6pm

Friday 5th April 9pm & Saturday 6th April 8pm – Odio with Dani Rovira

Sunday 28th April – La Avispa Artista 

Pay at ticket office or phone 968 123 827

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

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€ from box office or tel 968 123 827

Winter Programme at Teatro Circo Apolo, El Algar
Saturday 9th March – Trouper’s Swing Band 9.30pm
Saturday 16th March – La Bella 7pm
Saturday 30th March – Un Dia En La Montaña 6pm

Tickets from,
the box office on Wed 6pm-8pm or call 902 646 289

XXV Pozo Estrecho Theatre Competition @ Civic Centre (until April 13th) 
Saturday 9th (9pm) & Sunday 10th (8pm) March ‘La Molinera de Arcos’, first performed 25 years ago, returns to the stage.

Saturday 30th (9pm) & Sunday 31st (8pm) March ‘The Brief Love’ 

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’.
Saturday 2nd March – ‘Los Caciques’ with Alquibla Teatro 9pm

Saturday 16th March – La Cómico and Jo! – ‘Bocata and Fuga’ 9pm

Saturday 23rd March – ‘The 9 and 43’ 9pm

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

Santiago de Ribera – 968 571 704 – Market Wed
Saturday 9th March – Free Boat Trip 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
Tel 968 182 301 – Market Mon & Thurs (Lo Pagan)
Sunday 10th & Sunday 24th March– Free Visit to Las Salinas 11am from Visitors Centre

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