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V Imoque Festival in San Sebastian

The Imoque Cultural Association, formed in Adeje in 2013, will host a festival tomorrow (Saturday June 9th) in San Sebastián, a showcase, the association says, for the borough’s cultural roots and heritage.

The association has worked, since its inception, to keep and promote Adeje’s traditions and folklore. Tomorrow’s event will see a display of indigenous animal breeds with the collaboration of local farmers as well as hosting craft and artisan stands, food stalls and Canarian folk music and dance.

The Imoque festival is an excellent meeting place for residents, visitors, lovers of folk music and craft, and also works to bring together those who live here with those who see our borough as their top choice holiday destination.

Adolfo Alonso Ferrera, councillor with responsibility for creative development in the borough, says, “the work that this group, and similar associations, is carrying out, reflects the commitment the people of Adeje have to their traditions, and here in the council we are very happy to support this drive to recover our cultural roots”

From midday tomorrow there will be an arts and crafts fair and food stalls with local products as well as local animal breeds on show. At 12.30 people can enjoy a demonstration of different cultural activities, a workshop on gofio (toasted grain) with the H10 Gran Tinerfe chef Esteban Gómez. The afternoon will also feature sheep shearing, Gomeran whistling, Canarian wrestling, and much more.

Event will run throughout the day with music, dance, food and drink until 11pm.

 

 

 

 

 

Adeje’s student grant programme


The Adeje council have just published the requirements for financial aid for students in many courses in third level education (2017-2018) at university or attending recognised professional training centres. The assistance is for Adeje residents who have been on the padrón for at least six months.

The norms for application and allocation were approved at an ordinary Town Hall meeting on April 18th 2018 and are available (in Spanish) on the Adeje webpage, www.adeje.es. People can apply from today, June 5th, 2018 until July 2nd and the paperwork needs to be presented to the department of Education in the Adeje cultural centre. Applicants will need to present documentation showing the centre they are registered in, the course they are studying, results from last year’s exams, and financial statements regarding family income, as the grants are means tested.

The offices are open, Mon – Fri, 9am – 2pm, or you can request an appointment by calling 922-75-62-00 ext 4243.

Costs covered by the grants may include transport, accommodation, books and materials. “We these grants we are working to help and encourage Adeje students to continue their studies this year”, said councillor Adolfo Alonso Ferrera.

When the application period is finished the department will publish a list of those who may need to add further information/documentation. Successful applicants will receive between €500 – €550, according to individual circumstances. All notices regarding the process will be posted in the official council channels

 

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Salt and devotion will fill the town

This weekend, from Saturday afternoon, the centre of Adeje will be taken over by one of the oldest celebrations in the borough – Corpus Christi. 445 sacks of sea salt will be coloured and used to make carpets along the full length of the town’s Calle Grande and the Calle Corpus Christi.

“For many years the making of these carpets has been a meeting point for the people of Adeje, an exercise in social harmony. Corpus Christi, as well as being a religious ceremony, allows us meet with people from other walks of life in the town, as we work together on these carpets, sharing ideas, suggestions, stories, building the creative richness of the community”, commented the councillor for culture, Adolfo Alonso Ferrera.

Over 11 thousand kilos of salt will cover 330 metres of road in the two streets. Among the groups and associations taking part will be the Hermandad del Santísimo, Cáritas, Focus international residents group, the children from first communion and confirmation classes, Adeje volunteer firefighters, Colegio Costa Adeje, Club Deportivo Águilas San Áquilino, children from activity groups in Fañabe, Los Olivos and Armeñime, the Adeje senior citizens association, the Halcones baseball school, the Comunidad Hindú Tenerife Sur, the Los Olivos occupational group, Ballet Beanky, and many more.

Why not visit the Calle Grande this Saturday afternoon from 5pm and see these carpets being made – they won’t be there for long as they will be walked over as part of the religious procession following mass the next day.

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Sports for all in Adeje

There is a full sporting agenda in place for the coming months. “From May to August sports is a major part of the local offer, offering fun, leisure and healthy options,” says sports councillor Adolfo Alonso Ferrera, adding, “we have always supported sport as a tool for social involvements and to that end we also invest a lot of resources in improving our sports base and the youth teams that we have in Adeje, and the results are already very positive and of direct benefit to Adeje and our sports women and men. We have an ample range of sporting installations and will continue to work to offer our sports’ fans the best and encourage Adeje sports to travel far and wide”.

Among the headline events is the Adeje Rally taking place this week, an event that is also a classification event for the Spanish championships, and this year the rally is also listed as a pre-inspection event for inclusion in the future in the European trophy competition. The event takes place around the borough on May 11th and 12th.

This month there is also a number of important basketball events in the Tijoco and Las Torres sports pavilions, and over the last weekend in May the borough hosts both the II Martial Arts Adeje Open and the Canarian Youth Volleyball championships.

In June the Tenerife Blue Trail comes to Adeje for the first time, leaving from the Playa Fañabe taking the maritime trail to La Caleta, up to the town along the Calle Grande, and over through the Boca del Paso, la Quinta, Ifonche to Vilaflor, arriving to Puerto de la Cruz. More information on www.tenerifebluetrail.com.

And the month of June closes with the family day celebrating the end of the sporting term on June 20th and International Yoga Day on June 24th in El Galeon.

July will see a series of summer camps in Adeje, in basketball, goalkeeping, football, and the Adeje Youth Football tournament on August.

 

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Conflict resolution in families

The social education programme “Educar en Familia” continues in 2018

The Adeje council and the regional department of education, in collaboration with the regional federation of parents associations (FITAPA) and the Tenerife Cabildo, have announced details of this year’s social education programme “Educar en Familia” (education within the family). The aims of the programme are to provide a space where the families with school-going children are able to explore social themes and also arm themselves with the tools and strategies they may need to resolve conflict within the family.
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This training programme is structured through two-hour workshops with different themes looking at the practical and participative themes for families. In Adeje there will be ten such workshops during February, March, April and May, all taking place in the Adeje cultural centre.

Education councillor Adolfo Alonso Ferrera says this is a huge help for parents since its inception a number of years ago, with excellent results. “The course contents have been specialised to deal with certain themes of major interest, such as bullying, drug dependency, how the adolescent brain operates, sexual adolescence, diversity, family harmony, sport and emotional education, prevention of gender violence, etc. “

 

The first session for parents is on February 20th at 6pm, dealing with bullying, and the talk will be given by sociologist, Patricia G Ojeda. All the talks and workshops are in Spanish. Although the workshops are free, you will need to register to take part as places are limited. Email campus@adeje.es. Further information is also available on the council webpage www.adeje.es. During the hours of the workshops care for under 3s is also provided.

Costa Adeje’s Happy Streets!

 

 

As part of their presentation at Fitur, the Spanish tourism trade fair, the Adeje council through the Costa Adeje Brand, launched the Happy Streets booking concept allowing people to buy a huge range of tickets for different events on one webpage.

Under the tagline, “Wherever you look, 360º of fun” the council detailed the creation of a web platform allowing visitors to look for information on events and book directly. The activites are both public (Council organised) and private and include cultural, music, sports and social happenings. The platform sees the Costa Adeje brand working with private institutions such as Siam Park, Hard Rock Hotel, Fara Producciones, Monkey Beach, La Terrazza del Mare, Le Club and Creventy.

“For us it is very clear that what is increasingly important and what is the main challenge for us is meeting the needs of a diversity of tourists, and coming up with a leisure offer to meet all needs and expectations”, said the Adeje mayor, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, who has been attending Fitur with the borough tourism councillor Ermitas Moreira.

Events detailed online include The Passion (the Good Friday street theatre on the town’s Calle Grande every Easter), concerts in Siam Park, the Children of the 80s gigs in the Hard Rock Hotel and happenings in popular night-time venues such as Monkey Club, Terrazza del Mare and Le Club. “We are offering different activities for all kinds of visitors, from those who are travelling alone or with a partner to families with children of all ages”, commented the tourism councillor.

Under the Happy Streets label visitors can chose the kind of event they are interested in. By visiting www.costa-adeje.es and clicking on the Happy Streets option they will have a menu to choose from, and can view the calendar of events planned throughout the year as well as buying tickets where and when they wish to.

During Fitur details of the XXVIII Rally Villa de Adeje Cicar were also presented with the news that the organisers will be working to include the circuit on the international stage. During the 2018 rally technical inspections will be taking place and if all goes well the rally could be a European circuit. Present at this event were Adeje sports councillor, Adolfo Alonso, the president of the Adeje Rally Poli Delgado, the director general of Cicar and the president of the Spanish automobile federation, Manuel Aviñó.

 

 

 

 

Kings arrival and parade through the town!


Their majesties, the Magi, the three kings of the Orient, Melchior, Gaspar and Balthazar, will fly into Adeje by helicopter on this Friday evening shortly before 6pm where they will be greeted in the municipal football ground by hundreds of Adeje families, and the mayor, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, who will give them the master key to the town, which, for one night only, opens the door for their majesties to the borough’s houses, so gifts may be left.
There is a nominal cover charge for entry into the football ground of €1, and this year the seating on both sides of the pitch will be open to the public as, for reasons of security, the helicopter won’t be landing in the actual grounds.  Tickets are on sale in the Cultural Centre and at the door of the football grounds tomorrow.  The public are advised to arrive before 5pm.


Once their majesties have received the key from the mayor, they will rest before joining the parade, which will start at the Adeje health centre at 7pm and make its way up the Calle Grande to the Plaza de España.  The parade is in two parts – the first is ‘Fantasía’, with steel drums, dancing groups, tumblers, and famous cartoon characters as well as local performers from Ballet Beanky and Los Angeles.  The Adeje volunteer fire brigade will also be on hand as will postal workers to collect and deliver letters to the Three Kings from the borough’s children.   The second part of the parade will be more traditional with their majesties accompanied by biblical characters.
The councillor with responsibility for the parade, Adolfo Alonso Ferrera says “this parade is one of the most eagerly awaited events of the season, bringing together thousands of people not just from Adeje but from all over the south of Tenerife.”  He added that the night’s events will “mark the end of the Adeje Christmas programme in which we have sought to reflect and stress the importance of social harmony, well-being and harmony among all our people”.
When the parade is finished there will be a traditional offering at the doors of the Santa Úrsula church and then their majesties will be in the Plaza de España to receive letters and talk to children.
PRESS ACCREDITATION: Members of the press interested in covering the events must contact the Adeje press office (by return of email) before 11am tomorrow, Friday January 5th, with your name, contact details and name of the media organisation in question.

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20 years of music and dance

 

This evening sees the start of the annual Adeje Dance and Theatre showcase, marking twenty years staging works in the borough. Every Friday the Adeje cultural centre will host a performance, starting at 8.30pm.

According to cultural councillor Adolfo Ferrera, “this has become a firm and favourite part of our annual calendar of artistic events and is evidence of our commitment to the art in general. And for the second year running the showcase coincides with the Adeje Gastronomy Fair with both events coming together at various stages during the month”.

This event the Morfema company stage a comedy, “El buen Samaritano”, and next Friday Burka Teatro offer “La Batalla”. The following week Paula Quintana interprets a poetic staging of “Siempre, en algún lugar”, combining dance, theatre and video and the showcase festival closes with “Me llamo Suleiman” staged by Una hora menos producciones.

Tickets for all performances are on sale in the Adeje cultural centre during the week or at the box office on the evening of the performance.
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Everything ready for ‘back to school’

 

Adeje’s schools are ready to receive the hundreds of students who are finishing up their summer holidays this weekend. Primary schools reopen their doors on Monday September 11th and the borough’s secondary schools on Wednesday September 13th.

During the months of July and August the council have invested over €50,000 in repairs to centres in the borough. The Adeje education councillor, Adolfo Alonso Ferrera says “this year we have invested money in improvements in all of the borough’s public centres following specific requests from the schools and the works carried out have improved security for pupils in the schools too”.

The works were carried out in conjunction with the department of works and local development under councillors Esther Rivero Vargas and Manuel Luis Méndez Martín. In Fañabe the entrance to the school has been upgraded with resurfacing and improvements to the park as well as an improvement in telecommunications in the school. In Adeje Casco the pavement outside the school’s main lower gate has been extended to offer greater safety to pupils, there is a ramp for those with reduced mobility, the steps to the courts have been improved and there is a new zone for the AMPA (parents’ association).

In Los Olivos the canteen floor has been renewed and there is a new archive area. In Las Torres the school farm has been completed, in Armeñime the sports courts have been resurfaced, the gardens and the school farm upgraded, and in Tijoco Bajo there is a new pavement with adapted paving and the centre’s façade is being redecorated.

While the secondary schools are actually run by a separate body, the council have met some of their outstanding needs and will be installing a new pedestrian access to the IES Adeje II (El Galeón) and installing benches in the IES Adeje I (Los Olivos) patios.

Sanitation facilities have been repaired in all of the borough’s infant and primary schools, classrooms and communal areas painted and garden and greens attended too. Adolfo Alonso Ferrrera: “We have been able to work to meet the requests of the schools in the borough as it is important that the centres are ready for the start of the 2017/2018 academic year. We hope that the students can look forward to a year full of hope, learning and discovery”.

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Slam dunk in Adeje!

Top basketball teams face off this Saturday in a pre-season derby
The Trofeo Costa Adeje, this Saturday (8pm) will see the two top Canarian teams, Iberostar Tenerife and Herbalife Gran Canaria, face each other in the first derby of the season.

Launching details of the match, to be held in the Las Torres pavilion, were Adeje sports councillor Adolfo Alonso Ferrrera, Roberto Konrad from Tenerife Top Training, and Iberostar Tenerife president Felix Hernández.

Both teams have enjoyed a headline grabbing season in 2016/2017, with the Tenerife side classifying for the Kings Cup and the title play-offs with the icing on the cake being victory in the Basket Champions League Final Four. The Gran Canarian side were crowned European Supercup champions. And while Saturday’s game may be a friendly, there is a healthy rivalry between the two sides. “The game has become a fixed part of the national pre-season calendar”, said Adolfo Alonso and Iberostar’s Felix Hernández. The councillor added that these kind of sporting events were very important for Adeje, and thanked both sides for bringing the derby to the borough for the second year in a row.

Tickets for the game are at “affordable prices, as we want to ensure that fans can come and see the game”, added Adolfo Alonso, with the sports department also announcing an increase in seating for the match. Hernández said this was a very important tournament for the players and the public, given that this year they would be seeing the Champions League title holders play the European Super Cup winners, here in Adeje. “Despite the fact that this is a pre-season game we have spent weeks in preparation to guarantee the public that they will see a top class sporting event”.

Hernández detailed too how many of this year’s new season tickets holders were from the south of the island –more than in previous years, “proof that the team is consolidating its base here in the south”.

Roberto Konrad said Tenerife Top Training was delighted to be the sponsors of the match. “Our doors are always open to Iberostar Tenerife. Being able to sponsor events of this kind is part of our commitment to sports in general.”
The match will also be broadcast on Television Canarias on Sunday September 3rd at 11.25am.
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