Lyric Festival for San Juan


24 artists will perform in Madrid to raise funds for the Adeje centre

The “III Fiesta de la Lírica” (II Lyric Festival) benefiting the Asociación San Juan in Adeje, takes place in the Teatro Real in Madrid next Wednesday from 8pm.

At a press conference this week the Adeje mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, councillor for Special Needs Carmen Lucía Rodríguez del Toro and the president of the Asociación San Juan, Ana Oneida Borges Medina, outlined details of the concert in Madrid and the 24 different artists – 21 singers and three pianists – who will take part in the event. The mayor said the event underlined “the commitment we have to helping those with special needs and improving levels of co-existence”. He added that the borough’s “co-existence plan is an integral part of the borough, for us it is fundamental that no-one who lives in Adeje feels side-lined, we are working to guarantee that integration is genuine, and in that regard the Asociación San Juan gives us the stimulus needed to work with those who have special needs”.

The mayor said he wished to pay tribute to the association as their very presence stimulates the solidarity in the borough, “makes us better human beings, invites us to reflect and discover capabilities we might not have even known we had”.

The Asociación San Juan is a centre for curative education and social therapy promoting an education and a way of life which promotes human rights and a level of auto- determination, and the integration of individuals who need special assistance. The centre works for the social, cultural and profession integration for adults who have developmental problems and who need special care.

The president of the association, Ana Oneida Borges Medina, gave special mention to “Isabel Rey (soprano), the godmother of the Asociación San Juan, who has always underlined the fact that culture can play a very important role not just in enriching a society, but also as a bridge between different aspects of our lives.”

This year the classical music concert also enjoys the support of sponsor Endesa. Provincial commercial director José Manuel de la Cruz said they were delighted to be associated with the event, “and to reinforce our commitment to the Canary Islands and its institutions”.

The executive producer of the gala event, Carlos Marén Artists, said they had received many requests from artists who wanted to participate . Artists who would be performing included Canarians Nancy Fabiola Herrera, Francisco Corujo, Davinia Rodríguez, Juan Pons and Isabel Rey.

If you would like tickets for the concert, log onto the theatre webpage, . Alternatively, and as in previous years, there is a “Row Zero” for people who cannot actually attend the concert but wish to donate, via donations to the bank account (Triodos Bank 1491 0001 21 2006288324).

GM Cash&Carry open in Adeje

The stores sell a vast range of goods, from food to electrical, bathroom and cosmetics, drinks, frozen goods, and also have a large range of quality own-brand items


The Grupo Miguel have just opened their first Cash & Carry in Adeje, between the BP garage and Hipertrebol near the Adeje roundabout.
Grupo Miguel are a large chain in Spain, in fact they were the very first Spanish Cash & Carry to open in the country, and their entry into the market in Tenerife will see an investment of up to 29 million euros and the creation of 158 jobs, they say. Ramón Miquel Ballart from Grupo Miquel, said his wish was that “our clients are happy shoppers and return again and again to buy our products which have already earned us thousands of loyal clients in Spain”. At the inauguration of this, their first shop in the Canaries, the company also thanked the Adeje authorities for their assistance and added that the company was now in the Canaries to contribute, where possible, to the islands’ development.
Present at the inauguration were the regional minister for employment, industry and commerce, Francisca Luengo, the Cabildo vice-president and councillor Efraín Medina, and the mayor of Adeje, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, as well as over 300 invited guests including business representatives, suppliers and clients, among others. Efraín Medina said he was very pleased to see the company setting up shop in the island. “This is a reason to celebrate, and our common objective is to generate economic development and the Tenerife Cabildo is delighted to invite all of you to work together with us to achieve this”.
The Adeje mayor, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, said that the presence of the Grupo Miquel would improve the network of services available in the borough which welcomes almost 2 million tourists a year, and congratulated the group for their inclusion of many Canarian products on the shelves.

The regional government minister Francisca Luengo said she was very happy indeed to see this project come to fruition with increased investment and employment for the islands. She too congratulated the company on their promotion of locally sourced produce and their commitment to sell Canarian goods in the Spanish peninsula on particular days, such as Día de Canarias.
The new GMCash & Carry Adeje has 69 parking places and is 3.385 m2, 2.473 m2. The store has over 9,000 products on sale of which 2,500 are Canarian.

Grupo Miquel began with Pere Miquel Estela in 1925 when he set up a small business in the wholesale marketing of fruit, cereals and colonial import, the small beginnings of a company that today is the international wholesale Miquel Alimentació Grup.
The company operates along similar lines to other wholesalers and deals with clients who have a business or are self employed. The stores sell a vast range of goods, from food to electrical, bathroom and cosmetics, drinks, frozen goods, and also have a large range of quality own-brand items. Nationally the company also operates a vertical franchise with the Spar brand. The company plans to open a Cash & Carry soon in Santa Cruz, in San Bartolomé in Lanzarote and in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.