Due to the restrictions for COVID-19, many of the usual events in the area have been cancelled or changed. Street Markets have been reinstated with the usual conditions such as keeping social distancing and the wearing of masks. Please adhere to these conditions for everyone’s safety. Check at Tourist Offices to confirm that events are still taking place.
The health and safety measures established by the health authorities for the prevention of COVID-19 must be respected. The minimum safety distance must be maintained (2 metres) and a mask must be used, as well as disinfectant gels. During the visit, do not touch surfaces. If you sneeze or cough, do so on your elbow and discard the tissues once they have been used. Physical contact with the guide is not allowed. If you have symptoms compatible with COVID-19 do not go to the tour. Avoid crowding and walking in crowded places.
Cabo de Palos – Market Sun
Cartagena – www.cartagena.es – Tel 968 128 800 – Market Wed
Exhibition – Etopeia In Brushstrokes by Rosa Conesa from Cartagena at Ramón Alonso Luzzy Cultural Centre (until 18th November)
A sample of portraits reflecting the feelings and thoughts that accompany the lives of the protagonists of the paintings through oil.
Exhibition – Japanese Prints: The feminine in ukiyo-e prints in the Bambara Gallery (until 27th November)
A series of Japanese prints with scenes in the houses of geishas, transvestite actors with a female role in the theatre, romantic moments in nature, intimacy at home and sensuality in love.
Open Tues-Fri 5pm-8pm
Exhibition – The End Of A Civilization by Fernando Peñalva at Archaeological Museum of Cartagena (until 10th January 2021)
The exhibition brings together about 20 archaeological drawings by the artist Fernando Peñalva, describing in detail the beauty of a ruin or a sculpture made in ancient times invarious dimensions and techniques; watercolour, pencil, charcoal, wax etc; the relief of the Ara Pacis; ruins of the Temple of Olympus; the bust of Antinous, or Athena Leimna.
Tues-Fri 10am-2pm & 5pm-8pm
Sat & Sun 11am-2pm
Closed Mondays & holidays
Exhibition – Photographic Exhibition at The Roman Theatre of Cartagena in Temporary Exhibition Hall – Future Projects (until 28th February 2021)
The exhibition conveys the Museum’s journey since its inauguration on July 11th 2008 and future projects. The exhibition is divided into three thematic blocks:
Photographs; some from the Museum’s photographic archive; others from Díaz Burgos, José Albaladejo or José Gabriel Gómez the evolution of the Museum after its inauguration.
Future projects and the current state of knowledge of the post scaenam porticus. This space is located at the back of the scenic building. One future project is to undertake the archaeological excavations of this space and its enhancement.
Mural paintings carried out in the western sector of the portico in 2006, which revealed the existence of two rooms that compartmentalized the interior gallery, whose collapse levels presented a rich pictorial programme.
Online Chess (until 28th May 2021)
‘Chessline Cartagena’; an online chess platform that under the slogan ‘Ajedrizate’ aims to serve as an educational tool after school hours and to stimulate participation of schools to set up a Municipal Chess League. The approximate cost is 15€.
The online chess platform ‘Chesslang’, will enable both monitors and students to make video calls with a shared chess board, as well as options for different types of tournaments, online training and many other activities.
There will be group classes of 8-10 with specialized platforms to teach chess, for one hour a week divided by levels, education and age.
The International Trovo Congress Moves to the Web.
The event was going to take place on November 5th, 6th and 7th with more than twenty academics and researchers in front of about 100 attendees. Given the development of the health situation, the organization of the event, with the collaboration of the Cartagena City Council, has decided to maintain the plenary sessions through UNED technology.
Juan Diego Celdrán Madrid, Secretary of Congress, has indicated that the online option guarantees and motivation. From the UNED headquarters in Cartagena, technology will be implemented so that the congress is developed as the institution’s own course.
From the Cartagena City Council, with Carlos Piñana at the helm, everything has been easy, but the situation today requires new directions. During the congress, Carlos Ferrándiz, a distinguished figure in ethnographic studies and organizer of the Trovo symposium in 1976 and the artists Pedro Cantares (trovero) and Paco Pedreño (singer) were honoured.
Participants will send their communications in a video that will be indexed on the UNED platform and from there distributed among the congress registrants and the entire educational community.
Registrations are reopened through the link on their website in the ‘assistance’ section
The Symphony Orchestra of the Region of Murcia (OSRM) will offer a new season from Thursday, November 12th. The concerts will bring together some of the best soloists in the orchestra, as well as renowned musicians such as the pianist Joaquín Achúcarro or the violinist and conductor David Grimal. Tickets for the concerts and the subscription, for the four scheduled concerts, can be purchased at the box office of the auditorium and the Nuevo Teatro Circo and on www.auditorioelbatel.es
Thursday 12th November – Mario Calvo, main trombonist of OSRM will perform the ‘Concert for Trombone’, by the Danish composer Launy Grondah l. The concert will also include the ‘Symphony No. 3, Scottish’, by Felix Mendelsson, performed under the baton of Virginia Martínez.
Cartagena Jazz Festival
The venues for this year’s Jazz Festival are: Nuevo Teatro Circo, the El Batel Auditorium and the Ramón Alonso Luzzy Cultural Centre. Due to the pandemic, street concerts will be replaced by the ‘Jazz y Cañas’ programme. These will take place on the Batel Wall Terrace on Saturdays at noon with tables of 4, 3 and 2 people. There will be no bar service.
Saturday 7th November – young Sevillian María Yfeu, one of the most famous representatives of the new Flamenco Jazz.
Saturday 14th November – Antonio Lizana
Saturday 21st November – Tito Ramirez
The Nuevo Teatro Circo and El Batel started their celebrations on October 31st with the singer María José Llergo who received the Paco Martín award for the best artiste of global music 2020. She also presented her first album ‘Sanación’.
Friday 6th November – live performance of Zenet
Saturday 7th November – the fresh and cosmopolitan band, representing the new generation of Spanish jazz; PATAX presenting the ‘Mayor of Culture’, Carlos Piñana.
Friday 13th November, the festival continues with two of the greatest musicians in this country, Chicuelo and Marco Mezquida who will present their album ‘No Hay Dos Sin Tres’, in which the percussionist Paco de Mode also participates.
Saturday 14th November – virtuoso pianist from Murcia, Abdón Alcaraz, accompanied by one of the great musicians of the jazz scene in Spain, Javier Colina.
Friday 20th November – Chano Dominguez accompanied by the singer Martirio. Together they have united with the album ‘A Bola de Nieve’ where they pay tribute to the Cuban composer and singer.
Saturday 21st November – closing night with what is undoubtedly the most important jazz voice in Spain, the Catalan singer Andrea Motis.
The Ramón Alonso Luzzy Cultural Centre will host two concerts; jazz singer Sara Zamora and the Cartagena musicians Pedro Nuñez Quintet.
At the Luzzy, on Wednesdays, there will also be a documentary film series.
The Jazz Festival will also feature the exhibition ‘Burnt Keys’ – the sound of 20th century keyboards of electric pianos that belong to the private collection of Lucas Albaladejo . Workshops for adults will also be launched together with the JAM School of Modern Music.
Limited tickets from jazzcartagena.com and on the El Batel and Nuevo Teatro Circo websites and ticket offices. El Algar Circo Polo Theatre of Reading, Thinking and Imagining/ the programming at the Archaeological Museum
Thursday 5th November – The Compañía Lírica Española is in charge of reviving the ‘Zarzuela’ with ‘Luna y Zarzuela’, a show where the most significant characters of the zarzuela meet, telling the relationship that the moon with the lyrical genre. 9pm 7€
Saturday 21st November & Friday 27th November – two of the most significant plays of this summer in Cartagena: Isidoro Máiquez, ‘A Statue Without Pigeons’ and ‘Othello’. The first is written and directed by Pedro Segura – the life of the most important Cartagena actor unfolds. Like ‘Othello’ by Ditirambo Producciones, it is part of the events that the Cartagena City Council has organized around the bicentennial of the death of Isidoro Máiquez. 9pm 7€
Saturday 28th November – ‘El Secreto de las Hadas’, a play designed for children where a magical world is explored full of creatures of wild beauty that are not governed by the rules of humans. 7pm 5€
Capacity is reduced to 100 seats that will be assigned in order of arrival. Doors open 45mins before show. Tickets from teatrocircoapoloelalgar.es
La Union – www.ayto-launion.com/http://www.ayto-launion.org/ – Tel 868 049 941/692 925 970 – Market Tues
Los Alcazares – www.losalcazares.es – Tel 968 575 756 – Market Tues & Sat Los Narejos
Saturday 31st November – 1hr Boat Trip to Mar Menor from Los Alcázares Paseo en Barco. Departure 11am
Booking at Tourist Office essential
Be at the departure point 15 minutes before. All the security measures against COVID-19 are in place. Capacity reduced to 50%. It is mandatory to wear a mask.
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
Santiago de Ribera – 968 571 704 – Market Wed
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 Mon Roldan, Thurs Balsicas & Sat Dolores & Torre Pacheco