The Costa Blanca Branch of the Royal Air Forces Association held a service of Thanksgiving and Commemoration at the La Siesta Church on Saturday 14th September in honour of all those who lost their lives during the Battle of Britain.
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Last Saturday, the Immigration Association ASILA, chaired by María Salazar Nubia took part in the Kitchen La Plasa, in which they demonstrated a variety of dishes of Honduras, Indian and Pakistani cuisine.
These included Honduran favourite “baked stuffed eggplants” as well as “Gulab Jamun”, a traditional Pakistani sweet in which the main ingredients are milk powder and flour, fried in oil.
At the end of the demonstration the students were treated to a tasting which surprised everyone with their flavors and textures as individuals.
Prior to the cookery demonstration, there was a tour around the central market where the various ingredients were selected by the students.
These cookery classes, take place on the first Saturday of every month from 12:00 pm, and they open to everyone: residents and visitors of all ages and nationalities.
The classes allow the students to enjoy the recipes from many different geographical areas of the associations which provide the demonstrations.
La Cocina de La Plasa aims not only to teach cooking, but also to publicise the fresh produce market which can provide the very best ingredients for appetizing and healthy food.
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Last Thursday morning a special session was held by representatives of Commerce and Catering . It was chaired by the Mayor of Torrevieja , Eduardo Dolon.
The meeting was called in order to address the results of the summer season as well as to confirm the schedule of activities planned for this next quarter of 2013.
It was agreed that the commercial sector experienced a significant turnaround compared to previous summers, mainly due to the growth of tourists leading to an increase in sales. It was said that in general, the summer, for both traders and restaurateurs had been good.
Most hotels had achieved an occupation figure of at least 88% which had resulted from a significant increase in French tourism as well as positive figures reported from the British, Scandinavian and Russian markets.
The Mayor said that he hoped to receive a formal reply from Valencia within the next few days on the liberalization of trading hours in Torrevieja in order to prevent the loss of competitiveness to their Orihuela neighbour who had already obtained this permission.
A number of new activities were announced beginning on 21 September along the Paseo Vista Alegre , with a day of “Street Tennis” which would be attended by Juan Carlos Ferrero. This would coincide with a Sports Gala expected to involve some 400 children aged between 4 to 16 years.
In addition there would be raffled gifts and tickets to the ‘Valencia Open 500 ATP World Tour ‘ 2013. A local trade Outlet will be held from 9-13 October, a Traditional Beer Festival on 18 and 19 October and an Associations Day on 20 October. The mayor added that a Christmas Market would also be held in the pedestrianised area of Torrevieja, the dates of which would be announced soon.
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Cantemos! the highly successful Children’s Choir start their new season of rehearsals on Saturday 21st September. The choir currently consists of girls and boys from 10 different nationalities, between the ages of 7 and 16 years. The choir sings mainly in English.
New members are sought and will be given a very warm welcome. We already have 5 Spanish children amongst us, and communication is no problem as all members are fluent in Spanish as well as English. Children are taught how to sing properly and how to be a team player within the group.
Tuition is given by the choir director, Nigel Hopkins, who has an impressive reputation around the world as a singer, conductor and voice trainer. Many of his former private pupils hold positions in the West End and on the concert platform. Anyone with solo potential will receive the encouragement and expertise to further their singing career.
Choir director Nigel Hopkins says, “Singing is excellent training for discipline, teamwork, and personal achievement. Rehearsals are fun, but we work hard at the same time”.
Why not give it a try? Further details can be obtained by telephoning 966 775 976, or come to our rehearsal at the salon underneath the church near La Zenia island.
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