Adeje’s Achievers

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Recently Adeje’s mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga spent a busy morning congratulating individuals and groups of Adejeros who have reached new heights culturally and in sport nationally and internationally.
Local singer Ainhoa Aguilar was invited into the mayor’s office days before her first ‘battle’ on La Voz, the national singing reality TV programme on Telecino (she won…), followed by the fabulous Tenerife Tigers, who arrived with just some of the 12 cups they picked up at Spain’s first national Cheer Dance competition in Madrid in October – the girls were presented with a scarf with their name and the Adeje logo, and were delighted with their surprise gift. The mayor was accompanied by sports councillor Adolfo Adolfo Alonso Ferrera, and councillor for Callao Salvaje Amada Trujillo Bencomo.
Later the same morning the mayor and the councillors welcomed another high achiever from Adeje, Víctor Chinea Oliva who recently scaled Mont Blanc the EU’s highest peak.
The mayor said he was incredibly proud of the quality of the young people Adeje is producing, “in one form or another our young people are achieving success in their chosen paths, and I am so proud, and feel it is also a great reflection on the town, and shows that we are on the right path…this is our future, our promise and commitment to our people, and our young people know that”.

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Entertainment Alive and Kicking

English Time out and about!

English Time out and about!

It’s a delight to be able to report that excellent entertainment is alive and kicking, even if it is a touch Bitter and Twisted, in Las Américas.
Last weekend I went along to the Vivo Decades show in Treasure Island and have to report that it really was a rollercoaster evening of wickedly funny songs and dances and fabulous entertainment.
John Sharples and Barry Pugh, aka Bitter and Twisted, are side-splittingly funny, and the show on Saturday, which is family friendly, also features the very versatile Decades Dancers. Bitter and Twisted have an incredible reservior of songs, costumes and routines, all deliciously choreographed and performed. Risque and raunchy, but pitched for all the family, and the bits the kids don’t get, the adults can happily snigger at.
The evening features a very nice meal, drinks, and the two hour show, which flew by at a breathtaking pace, leaving everyone begging for more.
Shows like these are a healthy contribution to the tourist offer too – and John and Barry and the team are professionals from their toes (and very very high heels) to their fingertips.