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GAUCÍN: Balcony of the Ronda Mountains where the Holy Child appeared to St. John of God.
The illustrious, always noble, very hospitable village of Gaucín.
Please see the poster below for the annual pasodoble competition. The music is provided by the village band and it will take place in the Plaza on Saturday August 26 at 21:30hrs. No need to put your name down, you can just turn up and be brave. There's a trophy for the winners...

Pasodoble 2017
Feria 2017 1
The 'Flamenco' fashion show

Urban mile 2017
The 'Urban Mile' race
Santo Niño is celebrated every year beginning with the Romería a la Adelfilla on Sunday 27 August, followed by daily masses until the main parties in the Plaza on the nights of the 7th and 8th of September. 
The schedule for Sunday 27 August is as follows:

0830hrs: the image of Santo Niño leaves the church and proceeds through the village towards the Camino de Gibraltar.
0900hrs: the Romería heads down the Camino de Gibraltar towards the Ermita de San Juan de Dios. 
1100hrs: official mass and singing by the choir from the Manilva music school. 
1300hrs: the party begins with music by "Los Latidos", a paying bar and free paella for all.
1830hrs: the journey back up the hill begins and the image is taken to the castle where it will stay until the fiesta of Santo Niño on September 7/8.



Romeria de Adelfilla 2017
The A-377 Gaucín-Manilva road will officially open again on Friday 11 August at 12 noon. 
The road markings, signs, water run-offs etc. will be finished along with the final layer of asphalt during the first 2 weeks of September. The road will need to be closed for these final works but just for one day, date to be advised.
GAUCIN FERIA PROGRAMME 2017

3-6 AUGUST


THURSDAY 3 AUGUST

23:00 HRS - The procession IN honour OF THE FERIA QUEEN will leave from the Old Convent on its way to the fairground at Portechuelo accompanied by the village band “Villa de Gaucín” AND MEMBERS OF THE peña caballista “El Potro”.

23:30 HRS - Switching on the lights of the Feria and OFFICIAL inauguration by the Mayor of Gaucin.

24:00 HRS – CORONATION OF THE FERIA QUEEN 2017, HER MAIDS OF HONOUR AND MISTER 2017. AWARD FOR THE BEST “RINCON ANDALUZ” PATIO DISPLAY. PRESENTATIONS AND PRIZEGIVING BY PALOMA CUBILLAS FERNANDEZ.

01:00 HRS - START OF THE PARTY IN THE YOUTH TENT AND THE BAND “BUDA” IN THE MUNICIPAL Pabellón.

FRIDAY 4 AUGUST

14:00 HRS - Lunch in honour of our senior citizens in the Pabellón. Entertainment provided by copla singer .............


VILLAGE FAIR

16:00 HRS - Infants water park in the school sports ground with water TOBOGAN, bouncy castle, WATER GAMES, etc.

20:00 HRS – MOTORBIKE RACES AT “FINCA MICAELA”.

23:00 HRS - START OF FRIDAY NIGHT IN THE Pabellón WITH DANCE GROUP “LAS RUMBERAS”. DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY ELENA MARTIN.

24:00 HRS - OPENING OF THE YOUTH TENT. DANCING IN THE Pabellón WITH MUSIC FROM “BUDA” AND “GRUPO LATIDOS”.

SATURDAY 5 AUGUST

VILLAGE FAIR

14:00 HRS – STREET Music THROUGHOUT THE VILLAGE from the brass band “Amigos de la Música Gaucín-Estepona”.

18:00 HRS – FOAM PARTY IN CALLE TENERIAS (OPPOSITE “LA CAVERNA” BAR).

Feast of Our Lady of the Snows, patron saint of Gaucín

19:30 hrs: Recital of the Holy Rosary.

20:00 hrs: Mass and floral tribute in honour of Our Lady of the Snows.

21:00 hrs: Drinks in the parish hall.

23:00 HRS – OPENING OF THE YOUTH TENT. START OF SATURDAY NIGHT IN THE Pabellón WITH “BUDA” AND “GRUPO LATIDOS”. DANCE UNTIL YOUR BODY CAN TAKE NO MORE!

SUNDAY 6 AUGUST

11:00 HRS - HORSE-RIDING COMPETITIONS AT “FINCA MICAELA”.

12:00 HRS - Concentration of horse riders on the Paseo Ana Toval; moving on to the fairground with a trophy for the best-dressed horse and rider.

SUNDAY ‘ROCIERO’ FAIR

EVERYONE IS INVITED TO ATTEND WEARING TRADITIONAL COSTUME.

13:00 HRS – “Venencia”: SHERRY-POURING SERVICE, provided by “Catering Antonio Ramos”.

14:30 HRS – IN CONCERT: LIDIA GOMEZ, WINNER OF THE CANAL SUR “SE LLAMA COPLA” COMPETITION.

15:00 HRS - FREE PAELLA FOR ALL ATTENDEES.

16:00 HRS - FLAMENCO FASHION SHOW WITH DESIGNS CREATED BY MARIA DEL MAR CORBACHO REINALDO.

23:00 HRS – OPENING OF THE YOUTH TENT. IN THE Pabellón WE SAY GOODBYE TO THE FERIA WITH MUSIC FROM “GRUPO LATIDOS”.

24:00 HRS – PRIZEGIVING FOR THE VARIOUS SPORTING COMPETITIONS HELD DURING THE FERIA.

02:00 HRS – GRAND FINALE OF THE FERIA 2017.





For the programme for this year's Cultural Week, see below.

Semana Cultural 2017

MONDAY 17 JULY

07:30HRS - WALK TO THE FOREST TO SEE THE CORK HARVEST. (LEAVE FROM THE ‘BIRD PARK’ - ON THE LEFT OF THE RONDA ROAD JUST OUTSIDE GAUCIN – NEXT TO THE BANDSTAND). BRING BREAKFAST.

20:30HRS - CHILDREN’S MIME THEATRE PRESENT “BULLYING”.

21:00HRS - DANCE GROUP “LAS RUMBERAS”, PRESENTING THEIR NEW SHOW. DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY ELENA MARTIN.

22:00HRS - CHILDREN’S THEATRE OF SHADOWS PRESENT “LA VITA”.

THE THEATRE SHOWS ARE PERFORMED BY PUPILS FROM GUZMÁN EL BUENO SCHOOL, GAUCIN AND ARE DIRECTED AND STAGED BY ISLHA ANDRADES LIAÑO.

TUESDAY 18 JULY

10:00HRS - ‘GENERAL KNOWLEDGE MARATHON’ FOR ALL AGES (GUADALINFO CENTRE, PASEO ANA TOVAL). 10:00-14:00HRS AND 16:00-19:00 HRS.

21:00HRS - WINE TASTING WITH WINES FROM ‘BODEGAS CEZAR’, INCLUDING A DEMONSTRATION OF ‘JAMON’ CUTTING BY PROFESSIONAL MANOLO LOBATO.

22:00HRS – JAZZ AND BLUES CONCERT WITH “BEAUTIES AND THE BEAST”.

WEDNESDAY 19 JULY

20:00HRS - INAUGURATION OF THE EXHIBITION OF WORK FROM THE SENIOR CITIZEN’S WORKSHOP. OPEN FROM WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY 10:00-12:00HRS AND 19:00-21:00HRS (PORTICHUELO BUILDINGS).

21:00HRS - FIESTASUR PRESENT “HOLLYWOOD, THE MUSICAL”, FOR ALL AGES.

THURSDAY 20 JULY

19:30HRS - PRIZE-GIVING FOR THE 5TH POETRY AND STORY COMPETITION FOR PUPILS FROM GUZMAN EL BUENO SCHOOL, GAUCIN. ORGANISER: ANTONIO GARCIA CORBACHO.

20:30HRS – PRESENTACION OF THE MAGAZINE “HERCULES CULTURAL”, FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE MULTPLE SCLEROSIS ASSOCIATION.

- MUSIC DIRECTED BY THE COMPOSER MANOLO BAEZ
- POEM RECITAL BY WRITERS FROM THE HERCULES CULTURAL ASSOCIATION.
- RECITAL OF GARCIA LORCA BY RADIO PRESENTER JUANA M.ª MORENO.
- MICRO THEATRE PERFORMED BY THE ACTRESS ELISABETH ALSINA.

FRIDAY 21 JULY 

11:00HRS – OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION “CAMINOS Y SENDEROS” BY ARTIST JUAN TOLEDANO FERNÁNDEZ (IN CASA DE LA JUVENTUD). OPEN FROM FRIDAY 21 - SUNDAY 23; 11:00 - 14:00 AND 18:00 - 20:00 HRS.

21:00HRS – CONCERT BY THE MUNICIPAL BAND “VILLA DE GAUCIN”.

22:00HRS – CHILDREN’S MUSICAL THEATRE. FIESTASUR PERFORM “PITONISA LA POETISA”, A TRIBUTE TO THE POEMS OF GLORIA FUERTES.

SATURDAY 22 JULY

12:00HRS – 1ST COMPETITION OF CHAINSAW WOOD CUTTING. PRIZES FOR THE BEST THREE WORKS.
 
16:00HRS – WATER PARTY WITH “SUPER TOBOGAN ACUATICO”. FROM BARRIO ALTO TO TENERIAS.

20:30HRS – 3RD NIGHT-TIME WALK. DIFFICULTY: EASY. SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN AND DOGS. CIRCULAR ROUTE OF 7KM. BRING FOOD, WATER AND A TORCH. LEAVES FROM LA PLAZA SANTO NIÑO.

23:00HRS - CONCERT “40 YEARS OF ROCK”. EQUIS AND BIAGRA WITH THEIR SHOW “CABARET ROCK”.

SUNDAY 23 JULY

THE LAST DAY TO ENJOY THE EXHIBITIONS WHICH WILL BE OPEN IN THE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
 
22:30HRS – SUMMER CINEMA. THE ASSOCIATION OF ALMUÑA (ADA) PRESENTS THE ORIGINAL VERSION OF “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” (WITH SPANISH SUBTITLES).

NOTE: ALL OF THE EVENTS WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE MAIN SQUARE, LA PLAZA SANTO NIÑO, UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.





Patrick Elvin has published a second book of walks called 40 HALF DAY WALKS IN THE SERRANIA DE RONDA AND JIMENA AREA. This is a companion volume to his first book WALKS AROUND GAUCIN which has been reissued with much better maps and with 'wikiloc' tracks.

Both books are available on amazon.es and amazon.co.uk for about 10 Euros each. If you order both its free postage on amazon.es!

For those of you in and around Gaucin both books are on sale in the Papeleria for 10 Euros each.  If you buy them there the profit stays local with the Papeleria rather than Amazon...

Patricks book
Leaving the Plaza del Santo Niño at 20:30hrs, the 7 km circular walk, suitable for children and dogs, will last approx. 3 hours. Difficulty: easy. It is recommended that you bring food, water and a torch. Cost 1 Euro, includes insurance.  For more information: Tel 648 043 111 (Spanish)

Ruta nocturna3
This year's Flamenco Festival will be held in the Plaza del Santo Niño on Saturday 29 July at 22:30hrs. Free admission!

Flamenco festival 2017
Please note that, in order to prioritise roadworks, the A377 from Gaucín-Casares will be CLOSED to traffic from 21 June and until 15 August apart from the following WEEKDAY times:
05:00 to 07:15hrs
15:30 to 16:30hrs
19:00 to 20:00hrs

When open, the road will only be passable with great care due to the poor surface conditions.

At all other times, which includes evenings and weekends, the road should not be used. If you do so, it will be at your own risk with regard to personal safety, damage to vehicles and possible fines from the traffic department!

Residents along the road/river, emergency services and public transport may continue to use the road at all times.

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