Be part of Adeje’s Easter celebrations

Representacion de la Pasion, Calle grande, Adeje.14 Abril 2017 ©Phil Crean

 

 

Preparations in Adeje for the annual Easter week events under way, both for those who are travelling to the borough for a welcome beach break and those who are interested in observing and taking part in the many religious events and processions, among them the Good Friday performance of the last days of Jesus Christ.

 

Known as ‘La Pasión’, or The Passion, the performance takes place along the town’s Calle Grande and the Plaza de España for the finale.  Stages are erected along the street for a series of acts depicting the Last Supper, the court of Pontius Pilate, the Garden of Gethsemane, etc.  The actors, principal and crowd extras are amateur performances from Adeje and this week registration is open for those members of the public who would like to be involved in the crowd scenes.

Representacion de la Pasion, Calle grande, Adeje.14 Abril 2017 ©Phil Crean

While some understanding of Spanish is necessary to understand the follow the directions, these are crowd scenes, and no actual speaking roles are involved.  Costumes are provided, and children and adults are welcome.   This is one of the most important cultural happenings in Adeje every year, so why not be a part of it!

 

Full details about registration and participation are on the council’s main webpage, www.adeje.es, where you can also download the entry form which should be filled in and dropped off at the Adeje Cultural Centre (weekdays, 8am – 10pm).  Under 12s must be accompanied by an adult.

 

“Every year ‘La Pasión’ is something of a meeting point for the people of Adeje as well as people from elsewhere who come together to be part of this significant act, representing the life and death of one of the most important people in world history, Jesus Christ”; commented cultural councillor Adolfo Alonso Ferrera.

Representacion de la Pasion, Calle grande, Adeje.14 Abril 2017 ©Phil Crean

 

 

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Be part of the greatest story every told!

Representacion de la Pasion. Adeje. 25 Marzo 2016. ©Phil Crean.

 

With Easter Week fast approaching the borough of Adeje is planning a full schedule of related events as well as making sure the 17 beaches and all of the tourist areas are in prime condition for what is a hugely busy holiday season. The religious side is also of prime concern, with solemn processions and masses taking place over the coming weeks.

One of the most popular and eagerly awaited Adeje-based events is the street performance of the last days, trial and crucifixion of Jesus Christ which takes place along the Adeje Calle Grande on Good Friday (April 14th). This event is now considered one of the key Easter events nationally.

Representacion de la Pasion. Adeje. 25 Marzo 2016. ©Phil Crean.

With almost the entire cast made up of amateurs, members of the Adeje public are, as always, invited to participate and join the cast of hundreds. According to the Adeje councillor for creative development, Adolfo Alonso Ferrera, the number taking part increases every year and this year they are expecting the same – so they are calling on anyone interested to sign up now. There will be a number of rehearsals and costumes and props are supplied by the council.

To participate you would need to have some Spanish, and if you have children who would like to be in the theatrical work, those under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. The form that needs to be filled in is on the council webpage, www.adeje.es

Representacion de la Pasion. Adeje. 25 Marzo 2016. ©Phil Crean.

Representacion de la Pasion. Adeje. 25 Marzo 2016. ©Phil Crean.

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Designing tomorrow’s world

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A new Adeje project is asking the children and young people in Adeje’s primary and secondary schools to use their skills to work on designing the Adeje of their future. This initiative is the work of an ‘expert group’ made up of children of different ages from the borough, as well as families and representatives of different groups and collectives.

“We are in a process of building the future for our children. Today’s youth are tomorrow’s adults and that’s why we want them to be part and parcel of this process. We want them to think, to dream, to imagine the Adeje they want in the future. And then we want them to explain their ideas to us, to let us know what is important for them in their lives and what needs to change”, explained the councillor responsible for the mayor’s department and conviviality, Zebenzui Chinea Linares.

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The participative workshops that are being held in schools are with students of third and sixth classes in primary schools in Adeje, with children being asked to outline their projected view of a town where children are happy. In parallel a group of children of between 12 to 15 years of age is coming together to look at similar ideas and develop plans to make these ideas into reality.

Adeje council has made sure that the project design is open to the public and adaptable to new ideas and proposals. “Every new suggestion will enhance the overall proposal. We want this to evolve into a movement that will grow, with the enthusiasm of the people of Adeje, who will make it their blueprint for the future of the borough”, the councillor added.

After the conclusions of each group have been received a children’s conference will be planned, “where all the ideas will be shared and where strategies to move ahead will be designed along with the people who have participated in the process, to ensure that the dreams of Adeje’s young people can be realised”.

Anyone who would like to join in the project can find our more information at the School of Security and Conviviality in Las Nieves or by phoning 922 775190.