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General interest articles for the Axarquia area, from Bull Fighting to a Malaga C.F football match. All providing an insight as to what the Axarquia has to offer.


Walking Festival Cómpeta/4 días de senderismo Cómpeta: 21/22/23/24 September 2017. Cómpeta, 65 km east of Málaga, is a walkers'paradise! Come and enjoy it with us during our fifth Walking Festival. 
Also this year we chose several new fantastic walks. The principle will stay the same. Each day you will have the choice between an easy walk of  ± 3 – 4 hours or a moderate walk of ± 4,5 – 6 hours. 
Each day you can change your choice. We will walk with guides in groups of no more than 25 persons. You may also walk self-guided if you have a gps. 


As part of its Cultural week, the Ayuntamiento of Canillas de Albaida proudly presents the Sixth Multi-cultural Night of Music to be held in the Plaza (main square) in Canillas de Albaida on Sunday 8th October. Admission to the event is free but there will be opportunities to donate to Action for Animals local charity.

The first artists to perform will be local band Jukebox Bandits, with its new and full lineup comprising of Rod Jones on keyboards, Ian Hayton on bass, acoustic guitar & vocals, Marshall Dixon on drums, Ken Peacock on flute and saxophone & Mitch France on acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, banjo & vocals.
Jukebox Bandits will then be joined by Simon Allum from British band Tuppeny Blue who will play a selection of his own very unique songs. 


Will you be in Andalucia at Easter and do you like art and culture? Then Cómpeta is the place to be! In this beautiful mountain village an attractive international art event is taking place for the 9th time. 22 locations will be open to the public. National, international and local artists will show their art. This year the event is bigger than ever with 38 participating artists from 10 different countries. So, it will be completely in line with what Cómpeta originally means: a crossing of roads.

The fact that the Art Walk coincides with Semana Santa creates a fascinating adventitious circumstance, as at the same time the authentic and traditional Easter processions will take place in this picturesque village.


The 2nd International Art Symposium LUZ will soon take place! The concept of the symposium is to bring artists together. Professional, experienced and talented artists from all over the world are selected, from either a painting, sculpting or drawing background. The Artists will have the chance to make new contacts, be inspired, and possibly develop themselves further. They will also of course get the opportunity to enjoy the rich Spanish culture. The event will be open to the public. The Symposium will open on Monday October 17th. at 11am. There will be a welcome ceremony for the artists with each of them giving a brief talk about their art. Ten artists will participate, from the countries of; Poland, Denmark, Belgium, Spain, Belarus, Armenia and the Netherlands. If all goes as planned also artists from Azerbaijan and India. In fact the week begins on Saturday the 15th October when the artists first arrive. Sunday 16th is an excursion day in cultural Malaga. From Monday the 17th to Friday the 21st, they are at work in public areas in the centre of Competa; the Salon de Actos, 'Casa la Fabula', the home of Danish artist Eva Joensen and the gallery garden. Villagers, art lovers and tourists can come and observe the process of creation. The artists are working in their own particular style, with spontaneity, originality and creativity. The great thing about this event, is that people can meet the artist in person.


If you’re reading this on the day of issue (1 May) I will have been walking along my latest Camino de Santiago for the last eight days. This year my camino takes me along the north coast of Spain, from the French border, following the Camino del Norte from Irun to Ribadeo (625 kms), then I go ‘off camino’ and continue to follow the coast for a further 200 kms until I reach Ferrol and join a different pilgrimage route, appropriately called the Ingles, for 120 kms into Santiago de Compostela. If I have made good time and stuck to my walking schedule I will have been walking for 35 days and will have time to walk on to Finisterre and Muxia a further 120 kms, before returning to Santiago and flying home at the very end of May.

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