Rhymes and reason in Adeje

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Books, flowers, poetry recitals and workshops, all part of the XIII Adeje Book Fair
The Adeje council via the departments of libraries, education, heritage and economic development, under councillors Juan Desiderio Afonso Ruiz, Andres Pérez Ramos and Ermitas Moreira García, have organised the XIII Book and Flower trade fair which will also see a number of book signings, theatrical presentations, and flower sales points. The fair takes place from April 23rd to 27th in the car park of the Municipal School of Music and Dance (EMMA) and the Adeje Cultural Centre.

The organisers say that with these types of activities they want to achieve a number of things including encouraging people to read more. In parallel they hope the fair will help book shops and florists from a sales points of view, and also help writers to promote their work.

Activities start at 10am on Thursday April 23rd in the Adeje Cultural Centre with storytelling and a puppet show. At 7pom that evening El Fausto, a new book by Luis J Velasco Quintana will be launched, and the exhibition, Cuéntame un cuento: Arte Sano San Juan will be opened.

On Friday April 24th the fair in the EMMA parking opens at 10am with a visit from local school children. During the day there will be storytelling, theatre, puppet shop and a book launch at 7pm with the presentation of Era cierta la vida después del divorcio, by Eusebio Marrero. The day ends with a performance at 8.30pm by soloists from the EMMA.

On Saturday activities kick off at 10.30 and continue throughout the day, with a public signing of a ‘Manifesto Mas Cultura’ at 12.30pm and the presentation of two books, Apostol, by Manuel Pérez Cedrés and Dos días al año by Laura Delgado González. The evening ends with the IV Shared Verse event at 8.30pm. In the Cultural Centre at 9pm that evening local singer Maria Herrera will also launch her debut album, Memories which features a selection of original songs in English.

In parallel and during the week, a number of businesses in Adeje are running promotional campaigns offering discounts to encourage local trading and shopping.

(For a full listing of events and readings (in Spanish) see http://www.adeje.es/educacion/agenda/1422-xiii-feria-del-libro-y-las-flores-de-adeje)