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Welcome to Competa for the 7th village Artwalk, for four days during Semana Santa (1, 2, 4, 5 of April).

The intention of this event is to offer, to all those who are interested in the world of art, an opportunity to meet with the diverse, international and multicultural artistic community of this "Pueblo blanco". Art will be shown at different locations in the centre. Competa is well known for its artistic and creative environment, is has an open, tolerant, friendly and welcoming culture whihc is the reason why you will find a wide range of artists, sculptors, writers and musicians, all looking for creative inspiration in this countryside at the foot of the mountains.


What is Purple Day? It is a day designed to promote a greater understanding of epilepsy on a global scale and to help reduce the stigma attached to epilepsy.

There are about 600,000 sufferers in the UK and almost as many sufferers in Spain. Nearly 3000 deaths occur as a result of epilepsy each year.

Charities such as Epilepsy Action and Sudden and Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP), work to improve the lives of sufferers, and donations go to research for a greater understanding of the condition, and the prevention of Sudden and Unexpected Death in Epilepsy.


2015 is a very special year for us!

This month, the Garden Centre is celebrating its 15th birthday and my book, Mediterranean Garden Plants, also has its 10th birthday. And because this year is so very special, a double celebration, we'd like to share it with you so we are making big plans.

We are scheduling four Open Days through the year at the Garden Centre and, on those days, there will be lots of special offers and discounts. At the Open Days, either myself or an invited guest speaker will be giving a talk on gardening or a related subject, followed by free tea/coffee/soft drinks with home-made cake and, of course, I will be there with my team to answer all your queries.


The day will commence at 10.45am with the annual 5km sponsored walk, for those who wish to participate – around the village of Competa, finishing at The Alberdini Rural Hotel, Pago la Lomilla 85, Competa. Telephone 952516294.

The idea first started in 2006 as sadly many of us had lost friends and family to cancer. Instead of travelling back to the UK to join a “Race for Life” in aid of Cancer Research UK where annually up to 750,000 participate at one of the numerous venues across various towns and cities across the UK, we decided to arrange a local event “Walk for Life” and support Cudeca. To celebrate a decade of Walk for Life, we'd like everyone to join in the celebration and walk wearing the colours of Cudeca, green and/or yellow or dress up as a Sunflower. There will be three separate prizes for the best dressed female, male and youngster. Also for the first time, en route there will be a “special Cudeca watering hole.” Full details to be announced in next month's Grapevine.

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