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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.

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.
This is the run that was postponed due to the rain in April. It is an evening run open to all ages. Anyone can sign up for this, just go along to the town hall or see the website shown on the poster.

Carreras Populares 01 Jul 2017
This year's Romería San Juan will take place on Sunday 25 June, beside the bridge at the Rio Genal below Gaucín. Equine events, free paella and live music!

Romeria de San Juan 2017
El Atico notice Summer 2017
This festival takes place in Ronda from Friday to Monday and celebrates the culture, history and identity of the Serranía. Each village is represented in a procession and we are all invited to attend wearing traditional clothes of the era - basically the bandoleros costumes that were seen in our "toma de Gaucín" last week. This Friday, the 26th May, there will be a free bus going to Ronda for anyone in costume. Please contact the Ayuntamiento for more details of times etc. It is a beautiful festival and worth a visit, in costume or not!

Here is the website for more details:

http://ronda-romantica.es/

Ronda Romantica2017


Please note that, due to ongoing improvements, the A-377 Gaucín-Manilva road will be closed from May 17 to July 7 between the turning to Casares and the roundabout for the AP-7 toll road. The alternative route to the coast will be via the A-7150 and MA-8300 (around the back of Casares and down to the A7 coast road).
If you are travelling from Malaga to Gaucín you can leave the AP-7 at Estepona, km 153, and pick up the A-7 coast road then turn right onto the MA-8300 at Casares Bahía. An alternative is to leave the AP-7 at km 172 and take the A-397 to Ronda then take the A-369 to Gau
cín.