Events in Mallorca

June in Mallorca, events

TUESDAY 4TH JUNE is a special day for Cocos Deli in Portals. Not only will they turn 3, but they are dedicating this day to mental health awareness, something which has deeply touched their hearts recently after the sudden loss of a man very dear to Coco the owner. The cafe will be supporting mind.org and 100% of all profits made on the day will be donated to them. They want to bring together the whole Island community to spread more light and awareness on this topic. There is simply not enough help and awareness around, with suicide being the highest killer of white males under 35 in Europe. This has to change. Coco and the staff want everyone to know that “We ALL have our own battles and it’s okay to talk and feel vulnerable. We are all humans, all connected, and no matter who we are, or what we do, we all deserve that love and support.” So please go along and support them today.

Wine industryWine Industry will be at two different events in June. On Tuesday 4th Pechakucha, a creative evening with 9 different presenters showcasing their work. They will be serving wine, beer, soft drinks and some platters prior to the presentations and during the interval.wine dustring 2 On the 27th June, they are collaborating with The Galley Club for a 5-course wine pairing dinner.

meditationOn the 6th June at 7.30pm there will be Meditation with Sacred Sound: Tibetan & Quartz Bowls. With Marie (medium and healer) at the  Pont d Inca. +Info/Booking: 675 359 989. 12€

 

Also on June 6th

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elvisThis is a one-off event being run by ESRA (English speaking residents association ) South East on Majorca in conjunction with the Ajuntament de Santanyi. Steven Pitman is an American tribute artist who has won several European titles. He loves the island and is a regular visitor. Among his very busy concert schedule, has kindly donated his time for free because he knows Guy Watson and Andy O’Connor ESRA members and promoters of the concert. All proceeds from the event will go to needy local families.

ESRA south-east has a strong record of the English speaking community supporting local charities every year (4500€ last year) and this event should help even more.

There will be bars and food and a grand raffle.

The first prize being an Amethyst Geode Crystal a meter high – it is currently on display in the ance to the Ajuntament offices in Santanyi. Tickets are only 5€ and children under 12 free. Tickets are available on the door, from the Ajuntament in Santanyi, or ESRA southeast.

 

FlaMallorca daytime Flamenco Experience at the Arena in Alcudia on Tuesday and Sunday at 11am, 12 and 1pm and FlaMallorca evening Flamenco Experience in Alcudia on Thursday and Sunday at 9pm

 

dogs8th June Dog parade in Son Reus, looking for forever homes for their dogs and cats

From 9:30am – 12:30pm.

3th of June the summer season opening kicks-off with the Nikki Beach White Party 2019,  live music acts, guest DJs and secret surprises. Dress code: Strictly white. Doors open at 6PM and will close at 09:30PM. Flip-flops or beachwear are not allowed. Smart white dress code – applies strictly

14 June in Muro Correfoc

15 June SUP race in Port Adriano

Mar Balear SUP Center, is already getting ready for the SUP Race of 2019. This race will bring the best of European paddle boarders to the shores and marinas of Mallorca. You can still register to race with all the details on my website. For registrations, send your full name and category (Senior, Sub18, Sub16, Sub14, Sub12 or Sub10) to supmarbalear@gmail.com. Registration payments will be made on the day of collection of starting numbers (Friday, June 14th).

WTA Mallorca Tennis Open, Santa Ponsa

International WTA Tournament in Santa Ponça

17th to 23rd June

With five natural grass courts, the competition is set to be high and will bring some of the biggest names in international tennis to Mallorca ahead of the world-famous Wimbledon. Toni Nadal, Rafa Nadal’s uncle and trainer, is the Tournament Director for the event and his famous nephew usually makes an appearance.

23 Jun 2019, evening Brutatlo Andrat a crazy obstacle course in fancy dress

23 Jun 2019 The largest Nit de Foc of the year and in Palma. It is celebrated on the eve of Sant Joan fiesta, and includes street parties, bonfires, fireworks, pop concerts, devils & demons and the infamous ‘correfoc’ – the fire run, where the ‘devils’ run through the streets with firecrackers and fireworks – not for the fainthearted!  The main action is in Palma’s Parc de Mar by the cathedral. From around 22:00 there will be a correfoc (fire run) and then a concert at 23:30. Bring your dancing shoes and be ready to party!

24 Jun 2019

Fiesta of Sant Joan, Mallorca Time to purify yourself after the excesses of the night before. Wearing white, burning candles on the beach and walking into the sea backwards at midnight are all part of the fiesta. As is wine.

 

Sant Pere Festes, Andratx

10 June to 8 July Traditional fiesta in Andratx celebrating Saint Peter with parties, live music and activities for all ages. The entertainments include concerts, dancing, sporting events, children’s activities, parades and markets.

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Events in Mallorca for April

Tonight there will be a Chocolate and Wine pairing at Bikini Beach Boutique in Palma. The event is from 5.30pm until 7.30pm. There are also half price back and shoulder massages. Call 871 57 78 36wine

On Thursday evening you can go to see Shrek the Musical at the Auditorium. It is based on the much-loved movie and is on in Palma until April 22nd.

It’s Easter weekend and so there will be a lot of parades to mark the occasion, check with your local church or ayuntamiento for details of exactly where and when, but you can definitely expect to see them on both Friday and Sunday.  

The Anglican Church in Puerto Pollensa is having an evening service on Maundy Thursday at 7.30pm, a Good Friday service at 2pm, and an Easter Sunday service at 10am.

If you are up in Alcudia then look out for FlaMallorca performing flamenco at the Arena. They will be performing every Sunday and Tuesday during the day until October and then every Thursday evening as well.

On Friday evening at the new club in Port Adriano, the Playhouse, their resident DJ Steve Altman will be joined by a special guest DJ Tom Crane.

For the 4th year running Anita Vince and her team are braving the GR221  through the Tramuntana Mountain Range to raise money for Cancer Support Mallorca.

A core team of 7 ladies, plus many others who will join for individual days, will leave Pollensa on the 19th of April and arrive in Es Capdella on the 26th. They will cover some 150km of rough mountain terrain during the week’s walk.

Anita herself was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer in 2014 and had to undergo surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and a hysterectomy. She started “Walk the GR221 for Cancer Support” in 2016 and in the last 3 years has raised thousands of euros which have been donated to Cancer Support Mallorca and other Cancer charities on the Island.

This year the walk will end with a fundraising event on the 26th of April, in Restaurante Sa Vinya, Es Capdella. From 5pm there will be food, live music and entertainment as well as a cake competition.

free cavaThis Saturday, April 20th the charity shop Second Time Around in Palma Nova is inviting all of their customers and friends to enjoy free cava and cake from 10am until 4pm.  

 

SarracoAlso on Saturday in my village of s’Arraco near to Port Andratx there will be a handcraft market from 9 until 2pm featuring art, textiles, flowers, food and drink and live music.

On Friday, April 26th there will be a table top sale of books clothes, home baking, and arts and crafts at the St Andrews Anglican Church in Puerto Pollensa. Doors open at 10.30am.

Anyone who wants to go to the Fira Del Ram has until the end of April to go, the last date is April 28th so don’t miss out!

sofafestStarting at the end of the month on April 30th and going until May 4th there will be SofaFest! It’s a music and arts festival being held in small venues all over Palma.

On May 3rd there will be an open day at Escola Global school in Palma for any families interested in the school.

julie.jpgStarting in May there will be a Mindfulness Awareness course run by Julie Waller at the Get Strong Performance gym in Palma. Mindfulness Awareness Coaching allows you approach life’s challenges with passion and joy. When practiced regularly it helps you build strength and resilience to live a life you love.

– Discover the present moment and its value in reducing stress and making effective decisions for your wellbeing.
– Explore the ‘art of allowing’ and encouraging you to have a positive mindset and body.
– Connect your mind and body for a happier life.
– Experience life, people and your potential to the full.

Join a 4 week Level 1 course. For each 2 hour weekly session you will be guided by Julie Waller a fully trained mindfulness coach to support you through the process.

Call Julie on +44 7909 803085 for further information.

Alaro Beehive is looking for artists, creator and makers to participate in their next pop up, which will be from May 3rd to the 5th. You can contact them to apply for a space. Food, drink, art, design or lifestyle products.  https://www.facebook.com/thealarobeehive/

56764577_10217585375761725_1089510972520923136_nTickets are already on sale for a musical event to raise money for a local charity called Asdica which helps adults with learning disabilities. It will be held at Casal de Peguera on the 4th, 5th and 10th of May . 

 

Events in November

Although it´s still November, everyone is ignoring that and instead is looking ahead to Christmas!

This Friday evening ‘The Christmas Shop’ will preview at Estudio 3 between 4 & 7pm in Portals Nous. There will be plenty of cava flowing and tasty samples from El Toro Foods. Contact http://www.estudio3portals.com/ 

 The Irish community in the Balearics are meeting this Friday, November 16th in Port de Pollensa from 6.00pm Full details search “irishcommunityinthebalearics” on Facebook.

The next morning, Saturday, November 17th from 11am to 1.30pm there will be a children’s book launch at the Universal Bookshop in Portals Nous. It’s for a beautifully illustrated children’s reading/bedtime book called “The Rescue” by Wendy Balfour. It’s going to be a child-friendly event of course, so take the kids. There will be treats for the children and cava for the adults, and there will be cake for everybody.  Contact  www.bookshopportals.com


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This weekend in Son Antem Golf on the 15, 16 and 17th November there will be the First Wheelchair Golf Open Championship Mallorca 2018, players from 21 countries, and 5 continents will be on the course. The event is organised by Handisport Mallorca.


On Thursday 15th and 22nd November, you can join a beginner’s Powerlifting Workshop run by Elspeth Storrar. The workshop is suited to anyone interested in developing strength. Ideal for complete gym beginners as in introduction to powerlifting to regular gym goers wanting to improve their techniques in Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift with expert guidance. Powerlifting can benefit anyone from any age or athletic background, it’s never too late or early to start.  Contact https://www.coachelspeth.com/

Every Weds St Andrews, (next to Burger King) in Puerto Pollensa, has a coffee morning from 10.30 – 1pm. We are now serving hot soup and Gluten Free Cake. This week the Cats Protection League will also be there for fundraising and information.


46074265_747606375593869_8818529029419171840_nOn November 20th Haven Finance will be holding a breakfast meeting at Mojo Bar in San Agustin (free breakfast on us for anyone that would like to come along) all over the Island for an informative, informal chat on peoples’ financial situations.  It’s a networking and information event for expats and yacht crew. You can contact them at Lesley@havenifa.com


Bikini Beach Boutique and Spa is holding weekly meditation and yoga classes and will be doing a Black Friday event on November 23rd offering. 25 per cent off clothing and treatments with beer and cava all day.  Contact https://bikini-beach.odoo.com/


Christmas fairs to get in the diary are:
Dogs For You on 2nd December. 10am till 3pm .At the Inca dog refuge. Stallholders are welcome to come and sell/ promote their businesses for a small donation (15€). Bring their own tables, please. Contact http://dogsforu.org/

45931279_2223759537913876_4374776537208061952_nFrom 10 till 3 pm on Saturday 17th at The Anglican Church in Palma. Attractions include live music, the Christmas Choir from BIC, lots of stalls selling potential gifts, crafts, decorations, mince pies and so on. Games like Guess the Weight of the cake, Lucky Dip, and Tombola. Father Christmas will be there! They will also have a silent auction for some more valuable items including folding bikes, and some lovely prints and jewellery.

Events in Mallorca in September

Sunday 9th September Almond harvest day at Eden Animal Sanctuary . Got a little frustration to get out? Bring a big stick and take it out on out almond trees for their almond harvest! They will start at around 10/ 10.30with tree whacking and have some kind of vegan lunch together. The funds from the harvest will go towards transport which is much needed for rescues, vet visits etc and all the rest will go directly to the animals, especially for upcoming vet bills. Apparently, they can make up to 700 EUR! Contact Nicole at http://www.edensanctuary.org

Extatcic danceTuesday, September 11th at Sala Oshum in Palma there will be an ecstatic dance night which is an evening dedicated to dance without alcohol or drugs. This will be a monthly event.

If you are new to ED, it is pretty easy…
1. Move however you wish
2. No talking on the dance floor
3. Respect yourself and one another
4. Ecstatic Dance is a Drug & Alcohol Free Space
Friday 14th September there will be Prawn Star night at The Boat house. Grilled King Prawns, salad bottle of rosado, live music and the coveted title of Prawn Star 2018….your first pet’s name and your favourite sea creature…fun night.

september songAlso on Friday 14th September at 8pm at the Anglican Church in Palma there will be an evening of music and comedy in aid of the church. Tickets are 10€ each including wine and nibbles. You can buy your tickets in advance. Phone numbers on the blog. 634200242, 659734899, 971737279

street foodThe following week on the 20, 21, and 22 September Peguera is having a street food festival every evening with live music, and activities for kids as well. On Saturday 22nd September there will be the annual American Car Club at Port Adriano from 11am onwards. Music and street food. Also on that Saturday there will be an Indian Head Massage workshop in Palma from 4pm to 8pm at the Kika Health and Wellness Centre. You can learn this wonderful technique from India which is very relaxing and easy to give. No prior experience is needed. Reservations: 653 207963 Taught by Sarjan (sarjanbiodinamica@gmail.com)

Sunday 23rd September SOS Animal Party at Puerto Portals which is a very important fundraising event for the charity. Every year they have a flea market, dog competitions (mixed breed dogs, pedigree dogs, and seniors get prizes), our raffle and delicious cakes, face painting and music.

Cat behaviour posterLooking forward into October there will be a pet behaviour seminar focusing on cats and their crazy ways. On 27 and 28 October Palma. You can email info@canatess.com to book your spot.

The big event of the month happens at the end, in Binissalem. The Festa des Vermar which is the annual grape harvest festival that includes parades, celebrations, grape-crushing competitions and a wine tasting contest. You can look forward to live music, activities for children, wine tasting sessions, grape-stomping competitions and a popular picnic where the traditional “Fideus de Vermar” (a type of paella made with short noodles instead of rice, cooked with lamb, tomatoes, sobrassada and Binissalem red wine) is served. One of the highlights of the festival is the grape battle, if you are planning on going, wear OLD CLOTHES! Look out for the Dimonis and the Corre Foc, and the wine fair as well at the Parc de Sa Rectoria and Plaça de l’Esglesia. The final day of the festival sees traditional entertainment in the main square. Enjoy the Binissalem giant puppets accompanied by ‘xeremiers’ earlier in the day as well as free wine served from 16:00 in the church square. The full programme and dates have not yet been released so you will have to keep an eye on the Binissalem website.

UPDATE:

  • Sat 22nd is the grape fight
  • Sun 23rd pressing grapes competition
  • 28th is dinner in the street
    29th floats around the village
    30th last day

August events in Mallorca

It’s August, and it’s hot. A lot of people are taking a daily siesta and turning nocturnal to try to escape the heat. Most events are outdoors this time of year, and all of them happen in the evening!

Tonight, if you’re quick, then you can get tickets to see UB40 play at Port Adriano, and Afrojack is playing at BH Mallorca in Magaluf.

There are many fiestas happening all over the island, Sencelles, Alcudia, Sineu, Cala D’Or, Valldemossa, Montuiri, Can Picafort, and Puigpunyent all have something going on at the moment.

Alternatively you can go to the outdoor cinema in Palma, the films are either in English with Spanish subtitles, or in Spanish or Catalan with English subtitles. Entry is free and there is no need to book. Tonight it is an American movie called Maudie. Every Saturday evening they will show a movie suitable for children. Most of the showings start at 9.30pm.

Or on a hot summer’s night you’d like to listen to some jazz then get yourself over to Sa Pobla where there Jazz festival is going on. Tonight is the Mallorca Jazz Collective lead by pianist Toni Voquer.

There is a lovely Sunset Market every Wednesday and Thursday in August in Puerto Portals from 6pm to Midnight. There are stalls, live music and activities for children as well as some nice stalls to browse.

Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Port Adriano if you are dining out then watch out for the micro flamenco performances which are happening all over the port. Dancers, singers, and musicians will tour around the restaurants giving diners a taste of flamenco with their meal.

The 24th Illes Balears Classic yacht race begins tomorrow and runs over the weekend. The marina at Club de Mar will host an exhibition of classic boats, the oldest being the Marigan yacht from 1898 which the public can visit on Friday 17th.

From August 17th through to the 29th of September there are activities planned at the Es Baluard museum with their summer festival. Many of the events are free. Check their website for more info. https://www.esbaluard.org/en/actividad/fes-2018

Over in Felanitx from the 24th of August to the 1st of September you can enjoy art at night. Galleries and other cultural spaces will open their doors for the evening and anyone and everyone can wander in and out enjoying the art and the atmosphere.

If you’re feeling fit then you could sign up to the first nighttime triathlon which will take place on August 25th in Sa Pobla. The course is a 400 metre swim, 20 kilometre cycle, and 5 kilometre run. You can sign up via the website, www.elitechip.net

From the 31st August until 9th September there are the annual fiestas in Santa Ponsa, on Tuesday September 4th there will be the fire run at 10pm and on the night of September 8th there will be the annual reenactment of the invasion of the Moors and the battle with the Christians followed by a huge concert on the beach. The following day in the evening there will be a Holi Party which is inspired from the Indian festival of colour, everyone is asked to wear white, but beware as you will soon be covered in non toxic paint powder of every colour! Finally the fiestas close that night with fireworks.

(PS From September the Writers Group will start again to meet every Thursday at the L’Antiquari Cafe in Palma from 11.30 to 1pm).

April events for Mallorca

During the day tomorrow, Wednesday April 11th, there is an Open Day at Palma College for any young person interested in studying there. In the afternoon there will be a fundraising event organised by Inquisitive Crew at Galibos Bar in Astilleros de Mallorca. This event starts at 5.30pm. It is to raise money for cancer charities and is for women by women.  Finally for tomorrow in the evening there will be a Charity Jazz Night organised by the Rotary Club of Calvia starting with dinner at 8pm at the Hotel Saratoga and followed by live music. You can book by emailing info@kate.es

The Road Bike Festival also kicks off tomorrow  and continues for four days. It’s a festival is dedicated to road cycling. You will find it on the road linking Playa de Muro and Alcudia, and will feature parties, live music and stalls with the latest road cycling gear, workshops with experts, test rides, cycling races and lots more.

On Thu 12th Apr the Mallorca Walking Event starts in Peguera. Over four days hundreds of people will hike along paths and trails in Peguera. Different routes will take participants along nature paths through charming villages, and beautiful beaches taking in the Mallorcan coast and the impressive Tramuntana mountain range. There are routes of 30, 20 or 12.5 kilometres each day. You can register at http://www.mallorcawalkingevent.com

Over the coming weekend of April 13, 14 and 15th up in Alcudia you will get the chance you’ve been waiting for to try cuttlefish, it’s not just for your budgie! Alcudia will be hosting its annual cuttlefish fair and there will be an exhibition, a craft market, a boat show, children’s parties and a playground, and a food market.

On Saturday the 14th you can watch the final day of cycling racing of the Six Day Series.
Having competed in London, Berlin and Copenhagen the final is in Mallorca with a party like atmosphere on the Palma Arena track.  www.sixday.com/mallorca/ On Saturday April 14th there will be a Violin and Piano concert at the Teatro Municipal at 8pm. The duo will perform Vivaldi, Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Paganini and Malte Kahler.

Also on the 14th the Lions Club of Palma will be present an evening of music at the Shamrock in Palma. You can book by emailing singen@lionsclubpalma.com the price is 40€ per person and includes a welcome drink, finger food and a donation to their charity.

Over the weekend of April 20th, 21st and 2nd there will be a comedy performed by the Anglican Church Drama Club, called Murdered to Death. I understand that is a very clever Agathat Christie / Miss Marple spoof. Tickets go really fast for these events so get your as soon as you can. Call 971 510 587, 634 200 242 or email rns@psi-mail.com

On Saturday April 21st there will be an open day at Fit Club in Son Caliu, they will have a DJ, a healthy food tasting including smoothies and the menu from Fitness Kitchen Mallorca. There will also be a competition to win a month’s training at the gym.  On Sunday April 22nd there will be a Wim Hof Method day held at Finca s’Almudaina. The WimHof method has been proved to strengthen your immune system, you learn a unique breathing technique during the day. It is also a fantastic challenge because at the end of the day you sit in a bath of ice! You can get more information on my site.

If you are an early bird then you can go to business networking events in Calvia on Wednesday mornings at 7.30am, for more information please visit http://www.mallorcamatters.com. You have to request an invitation and the email address is on my site. john@kavanaghconsulting.com

The Palma Boat Show starts on April 27th and goes through the weekend. At the same time, on the other side of the road the Palma Beer Festival will be doing its best to keep us all hydrated with 200 beer brands on offer.

On Saturday 28th April the roads of Mallorca will be filled (even more so than usual) with cyclists doing the 312 when they attempt to cycle around the island.

On Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th there will be a dog training course organised by Heather Whitehouse featuring  John McGuigan, also known as “The Glasgow Dog Trainer”. Based in Glasgow, Scotland, John has been dedicated to behavioural modification for many years in an evolutionary way, constantly training and refining his knowledge. After many years combining his work with the police service he retired four years ago and is now focused on offering education.  His specialty is the “difficult” cases, many times being dogs that have already passed through several educators with wrong or ineffective ways.  He believes that when dogs do not do what we ask, there are simple explanations – They either do not understand  or they are not motivated to do it. For info and reservations: info @ forcefreedt.com

The International Day of Jazz is on April 30th, there will be several events and concerts on the Saturday the 28th and Monday the 30th to celebrate this. The organisers have not yet released details but look out for them on my website after April 19th.

MARCH EVENTS FOR MALLORCA

Tomorrow evening, Tuesday the 13th March there will be a “Mad for Mutts” Palma Dog Quiz Fundraiser. It starts at 7pm at The Boathouse in Palma. There will be loads of prizes on offer and it’s a big support for animals which need rehoming. DETAILS HERE: Mad For Mutts

On Thursday March 15th there will be a book launch for Samantha Meade-Newman Whittington, her first book “Rosamunda y las Montanas del Norte” will be  Biblioteca Can Sales in Placa Porta de Santa Catalina from 7pm.  Also that same evening Club Ultima Hora has organised a conference with Chris Sharma, a famous climber from California who will talk about sports climbing in Mallorca. The event is free and starts at 8pm at the Trui Theatre. You have to pick up an invitation from the Palau de la Premsa in Palma beforehand. DETAILS HERE

On Friday March 16th at 8pm you can join the Mood Singers for The Rhythm of Life concert in aid of Cala Nova Cancer Care. The event will be at the Anglican Church in Son Armadans Palma. Tickets are 10€ per person including a drink and nibbles.

Also on Friday evening it’s the opening night of Stereo in Magaluf, marking the beginning of their season. DETAILS HERE

From the 16th to the 18th of March you can try out the island’s best craft beers and live music at the Bierkonig Centre in S’Arenal.

On Saturday 17th March there will be a mindfulness workshop. Designed as an entry level to mindful meditation you will practice meditation, mindful waking and eating and talk about the health benefits. DETAILS HERE

On Saturday evening at MariSol Yoga in Placa del Progreso in Palma there will be a women’s circle event from 8pm to 9pm. It’s an open event and all women are invited to join.  DETAILS HERE

Sunday the 18th of March will feature the St Patrick’s Festival in Santa Ponca, there’s plenty of market stalls, entertainments, and the Guinness will be flowing!

On Wednesday 21st March there will be the grand opening of a new handmade ice cream shop in Palma, called Bo Bom Gelato. They will be offering “true” Gelato, gelato cakes, Italian hot chocolate, Easter Eggs, and freshly made Italian Easter cakes called Colomba, and plenty of Prosecco as well!  DETAILS HERE

Also on Wednesday 21st March from 10am to 1pm there will be a Spring Equinox inspired session, the Sacred Chant Awakening the Divine Femine. It will be at Peopletree in Alaro and led by yoga teacher Jeanne Lurie. It will include a gong deep relaxation session.

On the evening of the 21st of March you can catch the Moscow Ballet at Palma Auditorium performing Swan Lake.

On the weekend of the 24th and 25th of March there will be the Sheep and Goat fair in Calvia village. There’s always loads going on, including plenty of animals to go and see, pony rides for children, market stalls and plenty of fun and games.

On Saturday March 24th there will be a  Car Boot Sale at the BIC school in Magaluf from 1.30 to 4.30pm. Anyone who wants a pitch should contact the school in advance.  Also on the same day you can catch the Fiesta de la Primavera at Port Adriano, El Toro where they promise to offer loads of family friendly activities.

Also over the weekend of the 24th and 25th there is a theatre event called Spring In The Magic Forest. It’s aimed at kids and will be performed at the Palma Auditorium. The show is in Spanish and English and the kids will be invited up on to stage so make sure they wear their animal costumes. DETAILS HERE

Also on Saturday March 24th there will be a March For Our Lives event held in Palma. This is a protest in support of the kids and families in America who are marching all over the country on this day in an attempt to change the gun laws. The march organisers are asking for everyone to come and join them in the peaceful protest to send a message from across the world to the US government.  Meet in Plaza La Lonja at 10am, wear a white shirt with red or blue, bring friends, family, neighbours and anyone who cherishes peace and life.     DETAILS HERE

28th March art exhibition opening at the Century 21 Palm Beach offices in Paseo de Mallorca. The artist Sebastian Bispo will be showing his most recent works.

On Saturday 31st March the next edition of the Vegan Day Out will be hosted at the Son Alegre Vinyard in Calogne. It starts at 1pm and will feature live music, yoga, meditation, cooking workshops, an organic wine bar and more. DETAILS HERE

If you like fun fairs then you have until the 15th of April to go along to the Fira del Ram. It’s down beside the Son Castello industrial estate in Palma and is open every day.

Looking into April, there will be an training event for entrepreneurs on the 13th to the 15th April called Woha.  DETAILS HERE

What’s on in November 2017

So, let’s start with some free curry! Tomorrow evening at Bindi’s in Santa Catalina in Palma from 7pm they will be serving complimentary Indian street food, playing good music and welcoming everyone. It sounds like a great chance to get to meet some new people.

On Thursday 9th from 5 to 7pm you can hang out and enjoy music and drinks at the Estudio 3 Christmas preview in Portals Nous village.  

On Friday the 10th there will be a soul, funk, rock and blues night featuring the saxophonist Norbert Fimpel at Finca Can Corem in Campos. The night starts at 9pm and entrance is 12 euros. Finca Can Corem is also the venue for a flea market on this coming Sunday, November 12th from 10am. And the following Friday, November 17th there will be a disco night.

Pray for clear skies this Saturday morning as it is the EL FENÓMENO at 8am in Palma Cathedral. The sun shines through the 12m eastern window and lights up the back western wall above the western round window, to form a perfect 8. It only happens twice a year.

This weekend coming there will be a big Wedding Fair at Finca Son Termes in Bunyola. It runs daily from about midday to 9pm. There will be exhibitors for everything bridal on Mallorca so if you’re thinking of getting hitched or you work in the industry it is a must see. There will be a fashion show on the Saturday evening featuring many of the dress shops in Mallorca.

Next week is TaPalma which is a fun food event in Mallorca.  You can try out tapas and cocktails on various routes around the city from November 15 to 19 . on Monday, November 13, two days before the start of the tapas and cocktails route, the 2017 TaPalma Contest will take place at the Escola d’Hoteleria de les Illes Balears. A professional fair aimed at professionals in the sector and the general public will be held in the same venue. You can get more info on my website.

If you want to support a local artist then please go along and see “Tramuntana Lines” by Lesley Woodward which is at the Aina Pastor Art gallery on Costa de Santa Creu in Palma.  The exhibition is on until November 18th.

Thursday 16th Mallorca has its biggest fair of the year. Dijous Bo in Inca. It is enormous and features a great range of different agricultural supplies, animals, crafts, foods, and much more. You can get the train to Inca for the day which might be better than trying to park.

Every Saturday there is a car boot fair at the Jolly Roger in Alcudia

The first of the Christmas Fairs will be at the Anglican Church in Palma on November 18th from 10.30am to 1.30pm. There will be plenty of gift options to purchase, like handmade items, candles, and jewellery. This may also be your first mince pie of the season. There will also be games and a raffle to take part in. Christmas songs will be performed by the British International College choir and Father Christmas will be there as well!

18th of November A ma Maison Restaurant in Santa Catalina will be celebrating their 6 year anniversary. Tickets are on sell at the restaurant. Price is 45 euros include drinks food and entertainment. Places are limited.

This is also the weekend for the Caimari Olive Fair  which runs over Saturday and Sunday. It’s in Caimari which is one of Mallorca’s prettiest villages.  There will be displays of olive oil making, local products, a wide range of market stalls, folk performances, pony rides and loads of things for children.

On Sunday the 19th there is the Honey fair in Llubi, and the following weekend on Sunday November 26th there is the Mushroom fair at Mancor de la Vall.

On Wednesday 22nd November I am organising a friend making networking event in Palma, go and join the Mallorca Matters Meet Up Facebook group for more information.

On the evening of Wednesday 22nd November at the Boathouse from 7.30pm there will be a fundraising pub quiz for the Palma Dogs group organised by Caroline Stapley.

And finally, at Thursday 23rd the Christmas lights go on in Palma. Get to the Borne about 5.30pm for the warm up fun with circus performers.

Rotary Walk Success

748A1522“Walking Works Wonders” was the theme of this year’s Charity Walk organised by the Rotary club of Calvia International and over 350 people turned out on Saturday 21 October to make sure that it does. There were over many schoolchildren from the eight International Schools taking part as well as adults, not overlooking a large contingent of canines who joined in too.

748A1553The walk was planned by the Rotary Club with very close collaboration from the Ajuntament of Calvia, the police and an army of volunteers from the Club and other associations on the island. There was a 10km walk for the older children and the fitter adults (and the more energetic dogs) from the Sports Centre in Magaluf to the Agora School in Portals and back. The less young and children and some dog walkers did the 2km walk from the same starting point went but went down through Magaluf and back. All of those walking enjoyed the warm sunshine weather and the social atmosphere.

748A1531The aim was to raise a substantial sum of money for three charities – RANA which focuses on help to prevent child abuse of any description, JoyRon, which raises money for children in the Balearic Islands and in this case, money will go to help meet the cost of constructing and fitting out a cinema in Son Espases for children who are undergoing palliative care. Last but by no means least, money raised will also go to Association Ondine which is trying to preserve the marine environment in the Balearics for the benefit of future generations. Three very worthwhile causes.

748A1527This year too, in association with Association Ondine the Rotary Club Calvia International sought to discourage the use of single use plastic bottles and promoted the use of reusable bottles by providing free water at the start/finish and mid-point of the walk: another positive step by the Club to help others and the environment.

748A1521The International Schools are the main contributors to the walk, not only from their participation on the day of the walk itself but through the young children in the infant schools of some of the schools walking in the grounds of the Schools. Money was raised not only by the Rotary Club charging a registration fee to enter the walk (the fee included some food and refreshments on completion) but a lot of the walkers were sponsored by parents, friends and colleagues.

748A1493After the walk, everyone enjoyed the refreshments and entertainment provided by Izzy Newman and children from BIC as well as a belly dancer. Some even joined in the performance! Casa Corazon a beautiful luxury property development in Son Gual sponsored the after walk refreshments  (www.casascorazon.es), Generali, the insurance company covered the walk’s public liability insurance as they do every year (www.generali.com), Spectrum IFA (www.spectrum-ifa.com) sponsored the water, and Nice Price donated chocolately treats (www.niceprice-mallorca.com).  The Town Hall in Calvia provided their full support for the event.

748A1470Club President thanked all participants for generously giving up their time and the various sponsors for their contribution. It will take time to determine how much money has been raised, currently they have received 5000€ but it is likely that the three charities which are to benefit will not be disappointed.

 

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Halloween

It’s the spooky Halloween edition of the Grapevine. It seems like Halloween gets bigger and crazier every year on the island. This year I was asked to photograph the Pirates Adventure show which is always hugely popular. I arrived early to capture Sade and Nikki creating some very creepy makeup looks for the cast. And then roamed around taking photos of as many people as I could. The show was a mixture of the acts from the family friendly Pirates Adventure and the much more risque Reloaded with some extra special additions such as the excellent violinist who performed reworked versions of pop hits. The show was a great way to finish the season, and I hope the cast and crew enjoy their time off before they restart next year.

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After the glitter had settled at Pirates I was off into Palma for the next part of my Halloween evening which was taking photos at SoCial, a new club on the Paseo Maritimo opposite Titos. Fire breathers, contortions, dancing girls, acrobats, creepy doctors and a sword swallower entertained the big crowd of revellers. I had a quick chat with the Great Bendini (the contortionist and sword swallower). I asked him when he had realised that he could swallow swords and he looked at me as if that was the dumbest question he’d ever been asked, “I had to learn how to do it” he replied, err, yeah, Vicki, of course. Doh. He really does swallow swords, they weren’t trick ones! And they go all the way down to his stomach. Yuck!

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