The Adeje Cultural Centre will host the 11th theatrical event for people with diverse needs on Thurday June 11th, with the participation of members of the Guía de Isora occupational centre, the Candelaria Arcoiris centre, Orobal, based in Los Cristianos, and the Los Olivos functional diversity centre. Entrance is free and the shows begin at 6pm.
“This is the only event of its kind in the islands and is a firm fixture in the Adeje cultural calendar, very popular with the public,” commented a council representative, adding that they were hoping for a full house again this year.
The users of the participating centres have played a very active role in choosing the show/play they will present, casting and presentation.
The Los Olivos centre has 119 users as well as working with 65 more individuals outside the centre. The centre works with people in the fields of education, integration, preparing many socially, helping them enter the labour market, strengthening their personal autonomy and independence and their ability to develop as individuals and improve their quality of life and that of their families.
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The Adeje department of creative development, under councillor Adolfo Alonso Ferrera, is bringing comedy back to the stage this September for the second year running with the ‘Adeje je je’ festival of laughs, continuing to promote theatre as a tool for cultural enrichment.
The councillor stressed that “cultural activities help us reinforce the importance of creativity and creative development. In Adeje we are constantly working to offer initiatives that appeal to all sectors of the public and we know that comedy is always in demand, something we saw last year. That’s why we have decided to mount the festival for the second year running, bringing laughter to the theatre during the month of September.
The comedy nights will be on four Fridays during next month, the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th of September, in the Adeje Cultural Centre theatre, from 8.30pm. Tickets will be on sale in the centre or at the door on the night. All works are in Spanish.
Friday September 8th, Palante producciones y Darío López with Echadito Palante
Friday September 15th, Abubukaka, with Cuenta Deluxe
Friday September 22nd, Juan cállate with Un Leñador no es un diseñador
Friday September 29th, Doble M with Inspector Sullivan.
There are a host of activities to choose from in Adeje this weekend. On Friday an exhibition of painting by Russian artist Lev Budin will open in the Adeje Cultural Centre at 8pm, and at 8.30 in the theatre La Nona will be staged by the ‘Comedia Municipal del Trienta y Tres’. Tickets for the theatre are on sale now in the Cultural Centre.
On Friday and Saturday, Tijoco Bajo is hosting the X Memorial Máximo Moreno Baseball Cup, junior cycle, with the Halcones from Adeje, Aguilucho from Granadilla, Semillitas from S/C de Tenerife and Escuderos from Agüimes in Gran Canaria.
Saturday is also the day for the solidarity football tournament in the Fañabe pavilion, where each participating player will donate a kilo of non-perishable goods as his/her entry fee into the tournament. More information and registration on www.adeje.es.
It’s almond blossom time, and on Sunday February 5th a group from Adeje will be taking part in a walk through the Santiago del Teide countryside as part of the ‘Ponte las Botas (put on your walking shoes) 2017. Adeje’s seniors are also on the move with a trip to Puerto de la Cruz during which they will be visiting the town’s emblematic buildings and learning about the region’s history and gastronomy.
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Midsummer Night’s Dream, Adeje, this Friday
Given that we are celebrating 400 years since the death of Mr William Shakespeare, it’s nice to see the Adeje Municipal Theatre Group staging a performance (in Spanish) of “El sueño de una noche de verano” or Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Entrance is free, the performance starts at 8.30 and is on in the Adeje Auditorium in the Cultural Centre. First staged in 1595, it is considered one of theatre’s classic comedies. This version has been adapted from the original by David Martín and directed by Laura Marrero and is just one of the activities the borough has hosted to mark the 400th Anniversary of the death of the Bard.
With the participation of the local municipal school of music and dance (EMMA), “this work will bring a touch of modernity and a singular perspective to this theatrical classic”, says councillor for creative development, Adolfo Alonso Ferrera.
The cultural councillors from the Tenerife south town halls recently met to discuss how co-ordinating their resources could benefit everyone.
The councils have created a working group with representatives from Adeje, Arafo, Arona, Fasnia, Granadilla, Guía de Isora, Güímar, San Miguel de Abona, Santiago del Teide and Vilaflor. They plan to meet once every two months and look at how they might best strengthen the cultural offer across the region, looking in particular at film showings, staging theatrical shows, and other events that, if working together, will benefit the public in each borough. They will also look at how to put the human resources they have to best use to take full advantage of cultural events on offer.
The idea is still evolving, but according to Adolfo Alonso Ferrera, Adeje’s councillor, “together we can all be stronger in this area, and we can establish lines of mutual help with the aim of benefiting everyone in the south”.
One of the first themes to be tackled will be security plans being drawn up under a general Public Events law, which will be looked at during the next meeting.
Adeje hosts VII Theatre Meeting for people with special needs
The Adeje Cultural Centre Auditorium is hosting the seventh Theatre Meeting for special needs individuals on Thursday June 12th. The event is organised by the Adeje department for special needs care under councillor Carmen Rosa González Cabrera. More than fifty people from the Occupational Therapy Centres of Guía de Isora, Candelaria, Arona and Adeje will attend the event.
The councillor said, “it is an honour for us to be hosting this event for the seventh time, an event which is staged to emphasise the value of the creative and expressive work of the users of these centres”:
Carmen Rosa González Cabrera added that “in previous years we have seen an excellent level of participation and we see merit in continuing with the event because it is a manifestation of the relevance placed on the expressive and creative process which persons with different abilities can achieve. The event allows them to project their artistic endeavours, and chose which theatrical work and character they wish to interpret within that framework”.
The event begins at 6pm with participants from the following associations and centres – Orobal in Los Cristianos; Rosas del Guache in Arona; Arcoíris in Candelaria; Guía de Isora and the Los Olivos Occupational Centre in Adeje.
This is a pioneering initiative in the Canary Islands, and has been very well received by the Adeje public, who fill the theatre in the Adeje Cultural Centre every year. In this way too the public have shown their appreciation of the creative and interpretive work achieved by those who attend the occupational centres as well as that of the collectives working with them. Entry is free.