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From tomorrow, Friday, April 9, and until next September 26, the Esteban Vicente Contemporary Art Museum offers its visitors the possibility of immersing themselves in the artistic universe of Gonzalo Borondo and in his vision of the inheritance acquired, both in terms of material as well as the immaterial, due to the land occupied by the current museum space, which was previously a palace, a house for nobles and even a 'hospital for the elderly'.

'Hereditas', which is the name of the new exhibition that Esteban Vicente houses, is a combination of modern art and transformation of the past that, as Miguel Ángel de Vicente, president of the The Provincial Council and the Museum Consortium, alluding to the definition of 'inheritance', has succeeded in making Borondo "cultivate the Museum space in a way that has never been seen before, both for the land and for the artist himself." And it is that, 'Hereditas', which takes the witness of 'La Montaña plana' by José María Yagüe in the 'Semillero de arte' - dedicated to the incipient talent of the province and sponsored and promoted by the Provincial Council since last year - is , as argued by its curator, José María Parreño, "a complex intervention in the Museum space whose purpose is to question the past from the presuppositions of the present and, specifically, to value the nature of the Museum as a place in which to preserve our Heritage for generations to come and show the wonderful ability of art to bring back to life objects that lost their original function. "

For his part, the artist explains the exhibition as "a kind of reconciliation of the place with the past"; a concept that started from the idea "of understanding, as in other works, the History of the place, its function, everything that encompasses the space and derives from the idea of ​​reflecting on Heritage, heritage and the past; and that past understood as the facts and events that make up a city that ends up being what it is against what it could not be ".

Through very different languages ​​and supports such as installations, painting, projections, animations, optical illusions, sound effects or making use of digital technology, Borondo, which for 'Hereditas' has not lost the opportunity to recover pieces from the past such as sculptures, columns, pieces of plasterwork or niches that are sometimes shown as they were conceived and on other occasions recreated in a contemporary key, pay homage to the natural heritage at the same time. Dividing the sample into the chapters Herba, Petra, Carnis and Eter, the artist alludes with his work to the vegetable kingdom, the mineral, the animal and the realm of the immaterial respectively; something that for Miguel Ángel de Vicente "brings out his creativity and his art in the middle of the nature of the Museum, in the same way that he manages to make nature sprout in the middle of his work and his original proposal, transforming the space into an unexpected place. for those who know him well and are faithful to the exhibitions that Esteban Vicente usually hosts ".

Nor is a museum a natural habitat for Borondo, who opens with 'Hereditas' in one and to whom both the Museum's director, Ana Doldán, and Miguel Ángel de Vicente appreciated having shown themselves "willing to experiment, interact and dialogue with this place , leaving your inspiration locked in a museum for the first time ". "I hope you have felt that at all times he was in full freedom", continued the president of the Provincial Council before ending by inviting the Segovians to come to Esteban Vicente "willing to experiment, to interact, to dialogue ... not only with the walls of the Museum, but with all its surroundings and its atmosphere ".

'Hereditas' will propose, until next September 26, an immersive and free trip to those who visit it from Tuesday to Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 14:00 p.m. and from 16:00 p.m. to 19:00 p.m. until June 30 and from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 20:00 from July 1 to September 26; from 11:00 to 20:00 on Saturdays; and from 11:00 to 15:00 on Sundays and holidays.

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The Juan Bravo de la Diputación Theater begins this afternoon, starting at 19:30 p.m., a new programming calendar with music as the main protagonist, which will have The Cuban Jazz Syndicate as the first guests on its stage. The band led by drummer Michael Olivera will inaugurate, in turn, a new edition of the international cycle 'The best jazz, blues, rock and soul', which will offer the Segovian public three consecutive evenings of melodies that, with the performances of Mike Sánchez & his Doopin 'Five tomorrow Friday 9th and Red House on Saturday 10th, they will go from Cuban son to elegant and powerful blues.

To begin with, the Cuban union formed by Michael Olivera himself, Pepe Rivero, Miryam Latrece, Carlitos Sarduy, Ariel Brínguez and Yarel Hernández, will bring the most festive version of jazz from the Caribbean to Segovia; one in which saxophones, trumpets and pianos play with the rhythms proposed by the drums. The concert will serve the group to present their new album, 'And there came the light', and the Cuban drummer already warned the audience of Juan Bravo last week on his social networks that "if they want to enjoy, if they want joy, if they want enjoy "you cannot miss the Theater this afternoon.

Nor does it seem that tomorrow's concert at the same time, with Mike Sánchez at the head, will be lacking energy. The British musician with Spanish roots has been bringing swing, boogie-woogie and r & b to stages around the world for more than three decades, where he has come to accompany musicians such as Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Little Willie Littelfield. With a combination of explosiveness, elegance and creativity, the founder of the mythical Big Town Playboys of the eighties, will propose to the Segovian public a show in which he will try to evoke the sound of the most classic rythm and blues, accompanied on the boards of Enric Peidro on tenor sax, by Père Peiró on guitar, Andrés Lizón on double bass and Simone Zaniol on drums.

Finally, to complete this musical beginning of the quarter, on Saturday 10, also starting at 19:30 p.m., it will be the turn to go to the stage of the Juan Bravo to Red House, a group that has its origin in the dissolution of the Flying Gallardos, and that, with Jeff Spinoza and Francisco Simón in the leadership of the band, present an elegant blues that features Manuel Bagües on bass and Carlos Sánchez on drums. Tours and collaborations with The Vargas Blues Band, Blues Brothers, Duncan Dhu, Antonio Flores and Tom Jones endorse this group of musicians, who have a powerful live show, recognized among the historical figures of the Madrid blues scene.

Tickets for each of these concerts can be purchased at the price of 13 euros or 10 euros for young people up to 25 years old, while those interested in attending the three performances will be able to purchase a 30-euro pass (20 euros for young people). ).

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The second quarter of the year will begin with music at the Teatro Juan Bravo de la Diputación and practically with music the auditorium plans to say goodbye until a new season, whose director, Marco Antonio Costa, this morning accompanied the deputy for Culture, Youth and Sports, José María Bravo, in the presentation of the programming for the months of April, May and June. "It will be a quarter marked by good melodies, to have some joy in these rare days and, we hope, also to celebrate that the show can continue and that safe culture can be made," said José María Bravo, announcing that April will begin with postponed performances by The Cuban Jazz Syndicate, Mike Sánchez and Red House, who will compose a new cycle of 'The best jazz, blues, rock and soul' on April 8,9, 10 and XNUMX.

Since the theater's objectives include attracting all types of audiences, a few days later these genres, more typical of the American musical spectrum, will give way to Castilian folk and the arrival of Celtas Cortos on the Juan Bravo stage, who, like explained the vice-president of the Provincial Council "they will try to honor, in a certain way, with their music and their presence, the name of the Theater, since with their concert, scheduled for April 23, the Provincial Council intends to contribute to commemorate the half thousand years that have passed since Juan Bravo led the revolt of the Comuneros ".

The music, which as detailed by both José María Bravo and Marco Antonio Costa, will be the metronome that marks the passage of spring in the Theater, will continue its poster on May 14 with a group like M-Clan, which despite having passed the two decades on stage always seem to be current, and the next day with Nil Moliner, one of the pop composers with the greatest projection at the moment on the national music scene. The Plaerdemavida Ensemble, of zarzuela and Spanish concert song, will finish closing the purely musical proposals aimed at adult audiences on May 30.

And it is that, as regards the theatrical field, the assembly 'Horror, the show that should never be done', a tribute to 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show', also promises to make the followers of this cult film of series B, as explained by the deputy, who in the specific section for family and children also made it known that the show by the Other's Band, 'Yeehaw!', which combines circus and music, and planned for months ago, it was rescheduled for May 2 when the health situation forced a restructuring of the Juan Bravo calendar.

"Looking at the programming for this quarter, many of the theater's regular spectators will realize that there are titles or performances already announced some time ago", affirmed José María Bravo, adding that "this is nothing more than a reflection of the important work carried out by the institution and the Theater Directorate to talk with the companies and readjust everything, in order not to deprive our audience of the opportunity to see some productions that had generated a lot of expectation and that had to be canceled due to the worsening of the health situation ". Among them, the long-awaited 'María's room', with Concha Velasco at the helm, which, if nothing prevents it, will finally visit the Segovian theater on May 8 or the improvised theater piece 'Jardines', which will go up to the Juan Bravo tables a day before, on May 7.

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Regarding the theatrical novelties that had not been announced until today, José María Bravo highlighted Gabino Diego's visit on May 1 with 'Los mojigatos' and the trip in 'Bla bla coche' led by Pablo Carbonell on May 21 May. In addition, the works 'Headliners' on April 17, 'Gruyère' on May 9 and 'Comedians', on May 29, will complete the theatrical programming for adult audiences in a quarter in which there will also be days dedicated to the youngest, who, in addition to attending the aforementioned 'Yeehaw!', may also take their older brothers, parents, uncles or grandparents to the pieces 'Acrobat and Harlequin' on April 16, based on Picasso's circus, 'The Color Monster' on April 25 and 'The Extraordinary Story of the Cow Margarita' on May 23.

Once again, both the deputy and the director of the Theater pointed out that "they have tried to set prices for tickets affordable for all budgets" which, in the case of performances for the elderly, will range between 7 and 25 euros depending on of the show, the location in the room and the ages of the spectators, and in the case of performances aimed at children, they will vary between 5 and 10 euros. The sale, which will be segmented again in order to avoid refunds in the event that the situation forces the Theater to close again, will begin tomorrow, both at the box office and on the Tickentradas platform, for the shows scheduled in April and for those performances scheduled in May will not begin until April 21.

To all this programming, the Juan Bravo Theater will add, in principle, on April 11, the dance gala of Los Comuneros of the group La Esteva, whose proceeds will go to the AECC, and other institutional or solidarity events that will take place during the month of June.

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Source: Diputación de Segovia

Choosing Sepúlveda as your destination for this Easter holiday means visiting a beautiful medieval town in the northeast of Segovia, walking and admiring its streets and corners, knowing the rich Romanesque it has, its historical buildings, its wall and its seven gates, its museums and centers of interpretation, its history and its culture. It means walking and disconnecting on one of the trails that can be carried out in the Hoces del Río Duratón Natural Park and savoring the rich cuisine and its star dish, the roast suckling lamb, according to the Sepúlveda Tourist Office.

This week can also be synonymous with tourism, but this year, these days of vacation and enjoyment will be different, although they should not be any less special. During these days, several of the Romanesque buildings and museums will remain open, with the aim that those who visit us can also get to know the rich heritage of Sepúlveda, this year with reduced capacity and special measures.

Among the visitors there are many who decide to enjoy nature and relax in it, therefore, the Hoces del Río Duratón become a perfect place for it. Of the routes that can be done, three begin or are in Sepúlveda. On the one hand, the Path of the Two Rivers, circular and chosen by many to enjoy and breathe nature, art and history at the same time; Another of the trails is known as La Senda Larga that starts from Sepúlveda and reaches the Villaseca bridge, important for those who are going to have it get a permit at the Casa del Parque, since it is the breeding season of the king of the heavens of this earth, the Griffon Vulture; and finally, the Path of the Glorieta.

But these days religious tourism also becomes the protagonist, and although this year again the processions and most of the acts cannot be carried out, as is logical, whoever wants to can enjoy a little of Holy Week of Sepúlveda thanks to the exhibition that the Board of Brotherhoods of the town has organized in the church of Our Lady of the Virgin de la Peña. The idea is to recreate, through the steps, the three most important processions held in Sepúlveda, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

The church will be open on Thursday 1, Friday 2, Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 from 11am to 2pm and from 4pm to 7pm.

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Holy Week, in addition to liturgical acts and exposition of the steps that usually process through the streets of the town, comes to Cuéllar recovering the usual rhythm of cultural activity, hand in hand with exhibitions, cinema, music and escape games.

The first activity launched by Culture is the photographic exhibition 'The Yellow Horseman' by Fidel Raso, which comes from the Miguel Delibes Foundation and the E-Lea center of the Villa del Libro de Urueña. In the exhibition the written word and the image are combined, united by Delibes's book 'A dying world' and the photos that Raso has grouped under the title 'The yellow rider'.

Each of the photographs is accompanied, and vice versa, by a fragment of 'A dying world', the speech that Miguel Delibes wrote for his admission to the Royal Academy of the Language in 1975. The exhibition can be seen in the exhibition hall of the Tanneries space until April 25, from Wednesday to Sunday from 17:30 p.m. to 20:00 p.m.

Holy Week continues with cinema in the Alfonsa de la Torre room and screenings such as La Oveja Shaun (for all audiences) or While the war lasts, by Alejandro Amenábar (recommended for those over seven years old). For a little older (from 14 years) a new activity is recommended that will arrive in the town on Wednesdays and Thursdays. It is an 'Escape room' or mobile escape game, which will be installed in the walks of San Francisco.

In the activity you can participate in groups of a maximum of five people and always under the strict Covid security regulations of the space. Registrations can be made in the Alfonsa de la Torre room and in the Tenerías space until tomorrow Tuesday, while on the days of the activity registration must be made directly in the initiative's trailer, which will be located at the place where it will take place. .

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The end of the holidays will come with music, an Easter concert that will be held on Sunday, April 4 in the church of San Martín at 19:00 p.m. and will be carried out by the musical group Trío A Tempo. , composed of oboe, clarinet and cello, which will bring processional music to the town in which a solemn repertoire will be performed to close this atypical Holy Week.

The cultural programming for the month of April will continue with an Israeli film series included within the program 'Other glances, a same language', which will run from Thursday 8 to Sunday 11 and in which 'Las Medusas' by Etgar Keret will be screened ; 'The final victory', by Haim Hecht; 'The band that visits us', by Eran Kolirin; and 'The Flood' by Gay Nattiv Yoni.

The following weekend, specifically on Saturday 17, in the Alfonsa de la Torre room, the Pies Fríos company, directed by Juan Casado, presents 'Creo en Buda', a comedy of two characters who coincide in a train car where a hilarious conversation sparks through their lives.

In addition, to celebrate Book Day, the municipal library Cronista Herrera is preparing a program of activities that will take place around April 27. To conclude the month, on Friday 30, the Alfonsa room opens as a space of the Scenic Circuits program, and will do so with the Fresas con Nata dance company, which will present 'La Silla', a show that talks about individuals, personalities and how everything can change in a time of need.

Those interested in obtaining more information about the program or making their reservations can do so in the Alfonsa de la Torre room from Tuesday to Sunday from 12:30 to 14:00 and Tuesday to Saturday from 17:30 to 20:30 . On Sunday afternoons and holidays, the box office will only open in the event of a show and one hour before the start.

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· THE DESIGN CONTEST FOR THE 4 YEARS OF THE SEGOVIA ACCESSIBLE BALLOON ALREADY HAS A WINNER
· WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF PROFESSIONALS AND FANS, THE FIRST PRIZE WAS GOING TO CRISTINA ACOSTA DE LA FUENTE.
Segovia, accessibility and balloons are the theme of this poster design contest has had a great participation of professional and amateur designers. The award, a weekend in style in Segovia for two people, has gone to Cristina Acosta de la Fuente.

The Accessible Globe of Segovia has completed four years. The aerostat, operated by Always in the clouds and sponsored by the Segovia Provincial Council, PRODESTUR, the City Council and the Municipal Tourism Office, has made more than 250 inclusive flights throughout Spain. In each of them, the globe has served as a showcase for the commitment of the province and city of Segovia to accessibility.

For this fourth anniversary a poster design contest was organized. This contest has a virtual exhibition and a weekend prize for two people in Segovia. During it, the winners will enjoy the entire tourist offer of the destination. Both the famous gastronomy of the region, as well as its most outstanding accommodations or activities such as the balloon flight, of which Segovia is a world reference.

DESIGN CONTEST WINNER AND FINALISTS
Not all posters presented will be displayed in the virtual exhibition. The first three selected and the most outstanding will be able to be seen, from the wide sample of styles and proposals received. The first ones created for the first anniversary will also form part of it, as well as the posters for the Segovia Accessible Balloon Festival, a direct consequence of the incorporation of the Segovia Accessible balloon into the province's tourist offer.

The votes of the Provincial Council and PRODESTUR of Segovia, the City Council and the Municipal Tourism Office, as well as Always in the Clouds, an adapted aerostat operating company, have awarded the first first prize to Cristina Acosta de la Fuente. His minimalist, clean and direct work has pleased all the jurors, perfectly representing the spirit of the proposal.

The second classified has been Óscar López, with a work that brings us a well-known and common image in the Segovian skies. Thirdly, Manuel Puertas, whose design reminds us of a stained glass window in the cathedral where all the elements for which Segovia is known worldwide appear.

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Winners of the Accessible Globe Poster Contest
Winners of the Accessible Globe poster contest. 1st, 2nd and 3rd Classified
THE AWARD AN UNFORGETTABLE WEEKEND
The awards, in charge of the organizers, have the objective of showing the wide tourist offer of the province of Segovia. Among all this offer, the monuments of the capital and the famous gastronomy of the region are just a small sample of everything that Segovia can offer.

The winner will be able to enjoy a very complete weekend in Segovia accompanied by the person of their choice. The experience will begin on a Friday with a dinner at the Claustro Restaurant, inside the Hotel San Antonio el Real, where they will also spend an unforgettable night. On Saturday morning both of you will experience a balloon flight with Always in the Clouds in Segovia, one of the 10 destinations chosen by travelers from around the world to fly in a balloon. They will be able to tour the city visiting its most outstanding monuments or explore its many corners full of history before tasting the specialties of Juan Bravo, Fonda Ilustrada, the gastronomic experience led by Rubén Arnanz.

As of Saturday, the province will enjoy three prizes. The first a delicious lunch or dinner at El Restaurante Cristóbal de Sepúlveda where you can visit the Hoces del Río Duratón Natural Park. Also a fantastic lunch or dinner at La Vereda Restaurant, in Riaza. There they will be able to know the "Route of Color" with its black, red and yellow towns. As a culmination, they will stay one night at the magnificent Posada Real Finca Fuente Techada de Sotosalbos. This location will allow you to contemplate the privileged night sky that the province of Segovia has.

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The territorial delegate of the Board, José Mazarías, together with the mayor of Aguilafuente, María Luisa López, and the director of the Museum of Segovia, Santiago Martínez, has inaugurated the temporary exhibition 'Images of Antiquity. Return to Roman Architecture in Segovia ', an exhibition that brings together images of Roman buildings, cities and urban complexes of the capital and province, recreated with digital techniques, and which is completed with informative posters and archaeological and architectural pieces of the time.

In his speech at the inauguration, the head of the Board in Segovia has stopped in the Roman past of Aguilafuente to highlight the relevance of this exhibition precisely in this municipality, “a town where our culture and history are palpable: the Villa de Santa Lucia and the Roman past, the Aguilafuente Synodal, the sculptor Trapero… There is much of our Segovia among you ”, the territorial delegate pointed out.

'Images of Antiquity' is an opportunity to visualize a part of the history of Segovia, as a journey through the graphic documents produced thanks to the technical means available today. Images taken by computer that document the path of archaeological investigations in recent years. The presentation offers the opportunity to contemplate the influence of Rome in the province of Segovia. In addition to these images, the posters add information about the methodology used in the recreations, so that viewers can learn about the creative process of these digital images.

The exhibition also shows some archaeological pieces from the Segovia Museum's collection, as well as a mosaic fragment from the Roman town of Santa Lucía, in the town of Aguilafuente. Thus, the Aguilafuente City Council now hosts the exhibition to which it has given one of its pieces and collaborates as a borrowing entity.

For the elaboration of the graphic materials, we have had the collaboration of the archaeological teams that work in the province, as well as graphic design and drawing companies, topography, photogrammetry and planimetry.

The exhibition can be visited from March 27 to May 2 from 12.00:14.00 to 605:842. There is the possibility of visiting the exhibition at other times by appointment by calling 481 XNUMX XNUMX.

A tour of Roman cities, buildings and villas

The 65 pieces that make up the exhibition, including documents, images, planimetry, drawings, architectural elements and publications, are distributed in nine sections that begin with the one that gives the exhibition its title: 'Images of Antiquity', which, as has been explained allows the viewer to recover the image of Segovian antiquity.

The following sections are: Urbs, with infographics of the reconstructions of the cities of Segovia, Confloenta, Cauca and Termes; Acquaeductus, which presents infographics with reconstructions, plans and explanatory texts of the Aqueduct of Segovia; Forum, which shows the reconstructions, plans and images of the forums of the cities of Segovia and Termes, with their explanatory texts; Forum livestock, with infographics of reconstructions, planimetry and explanatory text of the livestock forum of Confloenta; Thermae, which presents infographics with reconstructions, plans and explanatory text of the Confloenta Baths; Domus, on the domus of the Cinco Caños de Cauca; Marmora, which brings together construction materials in limestone and marble pieces; and Villae, which presents the reconstruction, planimetry and explanatory text of the village of Santa Lucía in Aguilafuente and Matabuey in Navas de Oro. It is completed with graphic information and text on the photogrammetric documentation process of Aguilafuente.

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The Scenic Circuits program that, co-financed by the Junta de Castilla y León, the Provincial Council and the town councils of the province, brings different artistic proposals to the stages of some Segovian towns every year, will incorporate in this 2021 its poster of participants, and after the removal of Cantimpalos, to the municipalities of Cuéllar and the Real Sitio de San Ildefonso.

This program, to whose collaboration agreement between the different entities gave its approval this week the Governing Board of the provincial institution, currently has the participation in the province of the towns of Carbonero el Mayor, Coca, El Espinar, Fuentepelayo, Palazuelos de Eresma, San Pedro de Gaíllos and Sepúlveda, in addition to the two new additions, and will handle a total budget of 2021 euros in 116.969,72, of which the Provincial Council contributes 40.000,02 euros. With regard to the remaining amount, 41.634,60 euros are contributed by the autonomous administration, while the other 35.335,10 euros come from the coffers of the participating municipalities.

The Scenic Circuits, which are part of the many cultural proposals that the Provincial Council offers to the towns of the province so that the residents of the entire territory can have access to culture in a simple and economical way, try to favor the at the same time to the artists of Castilla y León and to integrate the sectors of creation, production and distribution of shows in the Community. Thus, the groups and companies of the nine Castilian-Leonese provinces, which must be registered in the ARES program to be part of the programming of these Scenic Circuits, have the opportunity to publicize their artistic works throughout Castilla y León.

The System of Scenic Circuits of Castilla y León, made up of about a hundred town councils and Provincial Councils, has an annual program that is prepared from the activities preselected by a Commission made up of four representatives of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, six of the entities integrated in the Circuits, two belonging to the Provincial Councils and four to the rest of the integrated entities, to which a rotating system is applied.

Among the Segovian artists who have participated in these Scenic Circuits in recent years are magicians such as Héctor Sansegundo, theater companies such as Mutis or Saltatium Teatro or musical groups such as Los Pérez Cabaret or Tutto Voce, while as regards the artists who who will soon visit the province within this program include the flamenco group of Lita Blanco, the group A66 Producciones, the company REA Danza, The Freak Cabaret Circus, the Iberian Dance Company, the musical group Happening, Teloncillo Teatro, Miguel de Lucas, the magician Jorge Luengo or El Patio Teatro.

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The Juan Bravo de la Diputación Theater will once again live tomorrow, Saturday, March 27, at 20:00 p.m., an afternoon of contemporary dance with the Gipuzkoan company LaSala as the protagonist. Directed by Judith Argomaniz, who is also in charge of the dramaturgy and choreography, the group will perform the show 'Luz' in Segovia, based on the contrast of the antagonistic worlds of light and darkness.

This piece, which, due to the luminous part, dances on the sacred, purity, delicacy, subtlety or fragility, delves, in its dark area, in brutality, the wild and the bestial world, giving rise to a montage of silver, red and black colors in which Carla Diego, Garazi Etxaburu, Jaiotz Osa and Miren Lizeaga present an aspect close to the galactic, while moving to the rhythm of compositions as opposed as the music of Johan Sebastian Bach, Henryk can be. Górecki, David Lang or Jean François Vrod before that of Marilyn Manson.

Since its creation in 2013, LaSala Danza, which is made up of artists from the field of dance and photography, has sought to reflect a physical language and current aesthetics in its montages, which have not only received awards and recognitions from the sector, but also by the spectators, achieving, among others, the audience award for the best dance show for 'Now' at the Huesca International Theater and Dance Fair or the audience award for 'Hooked' at the XIX Concours Chòreographique Contemporain Jeunes Compagnies - Les Synodales in the French town of Sens.

After 'Piedra', by the company Cielo Raso, 'Luz' completes the Innovative Dance Cycle of the Juan Bravo Theater, for which an entry price of 13 euros (10 euros for young people up to 25 years old) or a subscription was established , available only at the box office, for 20 euros (15 for young people).

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In April 2018, the spectators of the Juan Bravo Theater of the Diputación had the opportunity to see the Companhia do Châpito represent, in a sarcastic way and based on objects, mainly spoons, the life of Electra. Then, the Portuguese company accumulated laughter among the public with a way of doing theater that gave the public the ability to imagine a lot with very little and that conquered the Segovians with a good tragicomic dose. Tomorrow, Friday, March 26, the Companhia do Chapitô returns to Juan Bravo starting at 20:00 p.m. and does so accompanied by another character, less mythological, but more historical: Napoleon.

The republican general and his life full of ups and downs, battles, ambition and determination, serves the company to make a portrait of a character who, despite not having been a funny being, provokes laughter; sometimes out of eccentricity and sometimes out of pity. With a scenography, again, based on objects and a staging in which the gestural theater has special relevance, Companhia do Chapitô tries to understand the man who was the French military and the entire phenomenon created around his figure. "We are torn between fascination and rejection", say the members of the company, who, through the history of Napoleon, end up noting that, despite having died in 1821, is still current.

While Cláudia Nóvoa and José C. García are in charge of directing 'Napoleón or the Epic Complex', the interpretation is provided by Jorge Cruz, Susana Nunes and Tiago Viegas. The three of them, and little else, are used to recreate Napoleon's personal ambition or his audacity and his ability to work to expand the territory and appropriate the ideals of the French Revolution. At the same time, the Portuguese actors make the public participate in the other side of Bonaparte; He is capable of centralizing power in his person and coming to despise all his initial principles to proclaim himself emperor, becoming a feared tyrant throughout Europe for leading millions of people to war and seeking to be so epic that not even the passage of time arrives , really, to defeat him.

For 12 euros, people who wish can purchase their ticket both at the box office and through Tickentradas, thus earning the right to witness, from the romance between Napoleon and Josephine to their exile on the island of Saint Helena, through their famous coronation, portrayed by Jacques Luis David, or his no less well-known battle of Waterloo, where he was definitely defeated. Of course, all this seen from the creative point of view of the Companhia do Chapitô, an expert since 1996 in a visual and physical comedy, in which a good gesture is worth a thousand words.

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Source: Diputación de Segovia

The Culture Area of ​​the Provincial Council has opened the deadline for municipalities to request a performance within the framework of the '921 Musical District' program, which aims to disseminate music through concerts by various formations and groups, with proposals that can include together musical interpretation, workshops or combinations with other scenic disciplines. Requests can be made until April 16, and the performances will take place between May 14 and December 30 of this year.

'921 Musical District' is a program that is framed within what is understood as 'cultured music', that is, old and classical, but also other styles such as jazz or versions for classical formations of other popular music, and executed by interpreters whose quality is endorsed by their selection by the Don Juan de Borbón Foundation. It will be the latter, in contact with each applicant city council, who determines the specific action to be carried out in their municipality, respecting the type of grouping requested and the proposed dates.

The initiative has the initial intention of associating very careful interpretations of music not usually programmed, with equally cared and 'alternative' spaces, so it is suggested to the city council applicants for this activity that they choose, as far as possible, some singular space in your municipality.


The Provincial Council will pay directly to the contracted party a percentage of its cache that will vary depending on the number of inhabitants of the requesting entity, with the following sections: 30% for municipalities with more than 1.200 inhabitants; 40% for those with between 601 and 1.200 inhabitants; 50%, between 251 and 600 inhabitants; 60%, between 101 and 250, and 70%, up to 100 inhabitants.

All the artists that will be scheduled are active concert performers, professionals with a recognized artistic career, with the exceptions of the youth orchestra (made up of music students) and some music groups and Segovian amateur choirs dedicated to the preservation of various types of music.

Different types of shows are offered, such as family concerts, aimed at children, which are usually presented together with other performing arts in a fun and playful way. There are also concerts of varied programs that combine music of different styles and eras (classical music). The program also includes opera and / or zarzuela recitals, as well as music and poetry.

And the chapter 'Other music', offers concerts of folk, jazz and fusions between these and other genres. There are also multidisciplinary shows, with performances where other arts converge with music, such as cinema, dance or theater. And varied workshops on the performing arts of various contents: listening to music, painting, dance, music, to get closer to the performing arts.

921

Source: The Adelantado de Segovia

On February 20, the Junta de Castilla y León lifted the perimeter closure between provinces, maintaining that of the Community and last Monday the opening of the hotel industry was allowed inside with a 33 percent capacity. Little by little steps are being taken that allow greater mobility of people and this is beginning to be noticed in certain sectors, in addition to those directly affected, such as bars and restaurants. As soon as a ray of sun has come out, the temperatures of last February reminded that spring is yet to come and that has resulted in a greater influx of visitors who take to the countryside to enjoy nature.

The so-called nature tourism seems to be returning after overcoming the third wave of the pandemic one year after its onset. In very small groups of five people plus the guide, it gives the option that a family or at most two couples with a child can enjoy routes in the open air or natural proposals. The open air spaces have become the escape route. In some cases, you can enjoy them freely, but in others, activities are organized at a minimal cost, such as the routes through the Pradena olive tree that the Tourist Office organizes every Sunday. Its manager, Marta Cervel, comments that "people want to move no matter what, even in the province."

Route through the Acebal de Prádena.
Before the opening between provinces, it did receive some groups from Segovia capital and province but do not forget that January was a very bad month with only 12 people who passed through the office throughout the month. In the last three weekends the demand has increased with families arriving from other provinces. However, given the limitations, groups fill up quickly and there is a waiting list. There is also demand for the rental of electric bikes that they offer, and couples or families do not mind paying the two euros it costs to make a route through the holly with the accompaniment of the guide. «It is a very familiar route where you tell them curiosities and they know other things. They like it better than going alone, ”says Marta.

This small movement is not very noticeable however in the reservations of rural houses, although with diversity of opinions. Last weekend in Prádena most were full although the closure with Madrid is accused. On the contrary, Enrique García, who combines rural accommodation with activities in nature in his company 'Mas que monte', comments that in rural houses there is little movement while there is more demand for activities, routes or workshops. In his case, at the beginning of the month he offers a complete program throughout each weekend and so far this month he has filled the groups with good acceptance and with several monitors. "People are encouraging themselves to do activities, they see what there is, what you offer them and on demand things are made easier," he says. In fact, although it is located in Peñarrubias de Pirón, it already has a complete route through the Hoces del Duratón for next weekend, since the offer it makes covers different areas of the region.

Although it was not until this week when the Natural Park Houses were opened, the three protected areas of the province have also noticed an influx of visitors during the last weekends. Especially in the Hoces del Rio Riaza Natural Park, where last Saturday they filled the quota of 50 people to do one of the trails and throughout the weekend they reached about 87 permits, which are free. There has been less demand in the Hoces del Duratón, according to the technician of Natural Parks in Segovia Raúl García, who also recognizes that as the weekends go by, more visitors are arriving from provinces such as Palencia, Ávila or Salamanca, when the public more common was from Burgos or Valladolid, which now also come. The influx, especially of families, is also noticeable in the parking lot of the hermitage of San Frutos. “You can tell that people want to go out on the weekends. They come wanting to do activities. All despite the fact that Madrid residents cannot come yet, because if not, we would be overwhelmed », he says. Making a comparison of recent data, free permits to make the trails in natural parks account for 30 percent compared to before the pandemic.

With the opening of the houses of the Poarques, both in Sepúlveda, Montejo de la Vega de la Serrezuela and Pedraza, from now on they will begin to offer guided tours for groups of up to five people. They are routes with telescopes to be able to see the birds on the rocks among other activities. As the hotel business opens, they consider that more public will be able to arrive but they are aware that the majority of hoteliers in areas such as Sepúlveda live from Madrid tourism and, as long as they cannot come, it is not profitable to open. The same occurs in the case of rural houses, which also have capacity limitations for a maximum of four people who are not living together, so interested callers tend to reject the reservation because the price does not compensate them and the establishment cannot accommodate more people as it is mandatory to send the guest registration to the Civil Guard. Something similar happens in the case of active tourism companies, almost to zero.

Acebal

Source: The Day of Segovia

Lovers of good music have received with joy the news published by the association Taller Cultural de Fuentepelayo in the sense of recovering their Musical Days. The health situation derived from Covid-19 took ahead the edition scheduled to have been held last year.

The gradual improvement in the data of the pandemic has led the organizers to embark on the design of the programming of the 28 Musical Days that will take place during the summer months of June and July. To date, this cultural and musical cycle will be sponsored by the Caja Cega and Cajaviva Foundation and the Taller Cultural association itself. The usual collaboration of the Town Hall of the town is also expected, as has been happening in previous editions.

The Musical Days of Fuentepelayo emerged as a platform to support the musical groups of the event's own organizing entity (Coral Polifónica and Rondalla de Pulso y Púa). In its early years it also brought together musical groups from the Segovian capital.


In the design of these concerts, the safety of the spectators and the performers themselves will prevail and therefore, all the recitals will be held outdoors and with the mandatory social distancing in the incomparable setting of the Plaza de Gracia in the town. under the shelter of the rear façade of the parish church of Santa María la Mayor.

Another of the criteria to be followed will be that of the quality of the participating groups. The desire of the Fuentepelayo Cultural Workshop to try to offer concerts of a contrasted artistic level is known and they have focused their first efforts on that task. As is customary in previous editions, the cycle will be made up of half a dozen recitals of very different styles and formats. It is still too early to make public the contacts that are being carried out, but it can be firmly affirmed that the negotiations can come to fruition.

In the last edition the program included, among others, the performances of Rumen Tsvetkov, one of the best accordion musicians in Bulgaria, the duo Raúl Olivar (flamenco guitar) and Miguel Ángel Recio (piano), the Segovian group Cover Band Ruta 66 .

Fuentepelayo

Source: The Adelantado de Segovia

 

On March 22, World Water Day is celebrated. For this reason and in order to promote and disseminate Hydrogeology as a science, and the profession of hydrogeologist, of great importance within our society, from the Geology Association of Segovia, this year they have wanted to dedicate it to one of the geological routes within the Valseca municipal area offered by the Geomuseum and where water was a vitally important resource for the area in other times.

The day consists, in other editions, of free activities guided by specialists and open to all types of public, regardless of their knowledge in hydrogeology.

However, due to the pandemic, they have been forced to carry out an activity virtually, with the idea of ​​trying to materialize an excursion in this area in future editions in which they can go out into the field to disseminate hydrogeology.

To do this, they have made a short video (about 10 minutes approximately), which reflects the route detailing the places to observe according to a small summary script prepared for the occasion.

As a result, the video along with the itinerary summary guide will be posted on the website of the International Association of Hydrogeologists: 

http://www.aih-ge.org/hidrogeodia-2021/

Geomuseum 2

Source: Geology Association of Segovia

To what extent can a story that is handed down from generation to generation be true in its entirety? That is the question that the Galician company Teatro Chévere tries to answer in 'Curva España', the montage that, combining the techniques of the documentary genre and fiction, will be offered tomorrow, Friday, March 19, at the Juan Bravo Theater of the Diputación at 20:00 p.m. as a plan for a cold afternoon.

The work starts from the story passed down from father to son for decades about the death in May 1927 of the civil engineer José Fernández-España y Vigil. He died, according to the official version, when he rushed with his car, due to poor night visibility, through a ravine near the town of Riós in Ourense while he was working on the study of the route of the southern variant by Verín of the railway between Puebla de Sanabria. and Ourense. The fatal accident would not have given rise to more questions, if after the death of Fernández-Spain, it had not finally been decided to build the railway line through the Massif Central Ourense, discarding the route that the engineer was studying and prolonging the delay and the isolation of many Galician towns. This decision was a disappointment for the inhabitants of the area, who proceeded to ask themselves some questions that, in turn, gave rise to an alternative version of the accident that gained so much force that it has ended up prevailing over time.

In this way, the legend about the death of Fernández-Spain ended up convincing Teatro Chévere to consult archives, libraries, papers and digital documents and to interview people who investigated the events years ago, in order to question the story on stage. , through a documentary cinematographic narrative constructed live. Thus, reality and fiction coexist on the stage with an actress, an actor and two video operators and force the viewer to ask "why is lying so effective in finding simple explanations for complex problems".

For Teatro Chévere, a company focused in recent years on exploring the possibilities of documentary theater and collective memory as triggers of a real fiction, the piece directed by Xron and performed by Patricia de Lorenzo, Miguel de Lira, Lucía Estévez and Leticia T. Blanco, "baby of the police genre, adopts the format of a documentary and functions as an allegory of the construction of the Spanish nation-state as if it were the promise of a train that never arrived." Segovian viewers, who have tickets available at a single price of 16 euros, will have to decide whether to keep the events narrated or what happened.

TBJ 19

Source: Diputación de Segovia

“We hate fake mustaches and talcum powder in our hair to look like an old man. We do everything with the body, the voice and the theater. Because in the end the theater is a dialogue between the spectator and the performers who are on stage. A communication so that the public believes everything ”. This is how Segovian Esther Berzal, director of the play 'My pain is ...' sums up, in which the same actress plays women of different generations or recreates a man simply with his movement, without props. Few exercises stem so much from the soul of the actress, so convinced of the role that she does not need outside help to convince.

It is autofiction, a genre in which the author also goes on stage to tell a passage related to his life; In this case, Berzal uses the example of his maternal grandmother and the importance of names when defining who we are. “The line that divides fiction from reality is very blurred. There is the trick. The story of my grandmother is true but there are many things that I have invented ”.

There are three interpreters; Alicia Calero, Alicia de Pablo and Esther herself. The first, known among the group as Alice, plays Esther's grandmother at 7, 17, 47 and 89 years old, the age her grandmother really is, who will attend the premiere at the Juan Bravo Theater on Sunday at 20:00 p.m. hours. Meanwhile, De Pablo plays people who caused this woman pain, intentionally or not. What follows are small spoilers such as a sister who turned out to hide key elements of her identity, an untrustworthy businessman or a doctor who did not exactly follow the canons of his profession.


The atmosphere is key. "We play a lot with the stage space." There is no set design as such, since they act in a black box, but there are elements such as a ramp, a scale or painted Pringles potato jars. The coloring of the wardrobe is based on a white tableware with blue flowers from her grandmother.

Action theater
The company H El Arte is characterized by action theater. It is a physical theater in which the body and actions predominate over the text; if 'Romeo and Juliet' had to be performed, they would kiss each other instead of telling each other that they love each other. In this way, actresses change character depending on the body. "Alicia Calero, to become my grandmother at the age of 89, finds a different body than the one of 7 or 17. And with that her voice, attitude and all the development of the character are modified. The same happens with Alicia de Pablo, who passes through men and women.

Self-fiction was, in part, an exercise in survival. “People started to fall from the work and I said: 'I can't do the work with just two people. I have to get in to fill the stage a bit. ' And the only way to direct the play and be part of the cast was by being me ”, underlines the Segovian, who asks never to underestimate the process of getting into a character and to respect the main role of the casting. The book 'Autoficciones', by Sergio Blanco, finished giving shape to the idea.

And the result is surprising. “Suddenly you see that your friend is your grandmother… And what is cool about the theater is that you believe it. Being inside is true. And the thing is that Alicia's eyes change; they are green and they turn brown. It is very strong ”. One of the most exciting parts of the story is that her grandmother, who never spoke to her father, asks her to write to her father. In essence, resurrecting someone who was never alive. The play is part of the New Values ​​Cycle of the Segovian Provincial Theater, it lasts approximately one hour and 20 minutes and the price of tickets is seven euros.

They also deal with the influence of names; De Pablo plays three different women called Concepción; the two Alicia, the actresses, are very different. Esther asks questions: Do names unify us? Is the name the only thing capable of equaling us or is it what differentiates us? Despite being the same, do two people who are called differently have more in common than two different people who are called the same? “Esther with H has more personality than without her. I would not be the same person if my name was Esther. How ugly ”, he smiles. "I get excited". The work promises.

Work

Source: The Adelantado de Segovia

The new headquarters of the Board of Brotherhoods, the Convent of San Juan de Dios, has hosted this afternoon the presentation of the poster announcing Holy Week in Segovia 2021, the work of the painter José Luis López Saura. In this painting a giant extinguished torch plays a leading role as a synonym for the absence of processions, in a design from the heights of La Piedad with the illuminated Cathedral, and the banners of the 10 brotherhoods, brotherhoods or congregations.

In addition, Javier García Nuñez has been presented as a town crier that last 2020 could not start the Passion Week, which will be 'In Memoriam', this is the title of the video made by Manu Rodrigo. Except for the liturgical acts with the restricted capacity of the temples, there will be no events organized for this Holy Week in person.

Video: Here

Holy Week Segovia

Source: The Day of Segovia

Saturday, 20 March 2021 / 18: 00h

Maureen Choi is a unique, magnetic violinist, who with an enviable technique is capable of mesmerizing the audience with the sensitivity that emanates from her violin.

Listening to it live is something difficult to forget.

From a Korean family and born in the United States, she graduated in classical violin from Michigan State University and jazz from Berklee College, where she is now also a professor.

He formed his quartet in 2012 upon his arrival in Spain and since then they have won international jazz competitions and toured stages and festivals throughout Spain and the United States. In 2016 they presented their second album Ida y Vuelta (2015) in the prestigious AIEnRuta-Jazz cycle, and in the largest music market in the world, the South by Southwest Festival in Austin (Texas).

“Not everything is invented in music. This group led by the almost mythical and very young violinist Maureen Choi, offers us a luxurious mixture of jazz, flamenco, folk, Latin song ..., with a common denominator to everything, beyond its originality: its quality. "
(Larry Harlow, Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award)

In 2017 they have played throughout Spain, and they have filled the Café Central in Madrid for the fourth consecutive year, just before embarking on their second tour of the United States: 10 concerts that took them to cities such as Chicago, Cleveland, Akron, Detroit, Baltimore , Boston and New York and that will end with the recording of his new album. In this new work, Choi delves further into Spanish music with his band, between flamenco, Spanish classical and folklore, to recreate a very personal music, full of emotion and originality.

In July 2017 they presented a new show with the music of the Maureen Choi Quartet and the choreographies of two of the solo dancers of the Spanish National Ballet that premiered at the Castillo de Tiedra (Valladolid) and that combines Spanish dance with improvisation of the jazz world.

 

Since her arrival in Spain, the North American violinist of Korean origin Maureen Choi has been revolutionizing the improvised music scene.

Inspired by the rhythms and sounds of the Spanish diaspora, classical music, and jazz, she describes her music as "Spanish chamber jazz."

That search for his own voice, breaking gender stereotypes, became “Ida y Vuelta” (2015), the first album with his current quartet: Daniel García on Piano (Spain), Mario Carrillo on Contrabass (Spain) and Michael Olivera to the Battery (Cuba).

After 7 years of working together and more than 500 concerts throughout Spain, 3 tours in the USA and excellent reviews from the specialized press such as Downbeat or All About Jazz, the band has reached a level of maturity, interconnection, subtlety and musicality that is difficult to explain. Maureen's ability to connect emotionally with audiences through her violin is unmatched.
The new album "THEIA" is the musical consequence of the evolution of the band, both individually and collectively.

Maureen choi

Climate change returns tomorrow, Friday, March 12, to sneak behind the scenes of the Juan Bravo Theater of the Diputación with the intention of raising awareness among the little ones about the importance of caring for the environment and the need to create customs that respect the environment and the nature that populates the planet. The Valencian company La Coja Dansa will be responsible, starting at 18:00 p.m., for capturing the attention of children and their families, which with its show 'Deshielo' will dance on the solutions that can modify the fate of this climate change .

Inuit Girl, a young woman who lives in a village of igloos, cold and flowers among the frost, as the protagonist, La Coja Dansa poses, in her third show for family audiences, a delicate, careful montage with a rhythm that dances to the beat of children's reflections. 'Thaw' begins with the girl realizing that something strange happens when she sees her holy stone break. For this reason, he soon decides to undertake a journey that will provide him with answers; a journey that La Coja Dansa turns, thanks to the presence of the white fox, the man who plants trees and the trash transformer, into a look at the strength of friendship and how joining wills and generating routines can make any little person help make a big difference.

For forty-five minutes, and supported by a system of projections and illustrations by Konkoko that give the montage a certain cinematographic aspect, the interpreters Olga Clavel and Santiago de la Fuente will move to the beat of the music of Damián Sánchez to stir the consciences of older and younger.

La Coja Dansa has been touring the stages for more than twenty years and participating in choreographic encounters, both nationally and internationally. The company, directed by Tatiana Clavel and Raúl León, has been selected for various competitions and after 'Portraits inhabited' in 2008 and 'Escondite' in 2011 they have once again bet on the family audience for this show, whose tickets can be purchased for 10 euros both at the Theater box office and on the Tickentradas platform and in which they once again bet on the harmony between dance and audiovisual resources.

Thaw TJB

Source: Diputación de Segovia

The organization of the Huercasa Country Festival of Riaza announces this Thursday the suspension of the edition for 2021 due to the pandemic generated by Covid-19. As the organization explains through a statement, they maintain the "will to prioritize, above all else, the health and safety of the public and workers, who at this time continue to be challenged by the health situation."

In addition, the uncertainty about the evolution of the pandemic and the possible restrictions in force at all times, as well as the limitations to move international artists, "are preventing us from developing our organizational tasks with a minimum normality." Therefore, as in 2020, this summer there will be no festival, but the organization trusts that by 2022 the country will return to the province.

Huercasa

Source: The Adelantado de Segovia

For the second consecutive year, the El Espinar Center for Tourism Initiatives (CIT) has been forced to cancel the Fiesta de los Gabarreros. As they reported a few weeks ago, all activities and events have been suspended "in an act of responsibility" due to the current health situation caused by the coronavirus.

The only face-to-face and non-public activity took place yesterday at the entrance of the town, where a huge statue of a bargeman pays tribute to all the men who for decades dedicated themselves to lowering firewood from the mountains. The traditional act of homage to the deceased bargemen was chaired by Juan Andrés Saiz, president of the CIT, and by the mayor of the town, Javier Figueredo. Nor did other members of the CIT and councilors of the City Council want to miss the appointment.

The assistants observed a minute of silence and deposited the traditional crown in memory of the deceased. Without the possibility of the public attending, those who were missed the most were the children of the Arcipreste de Hita school, who traditionally attend the tribute act to know first-hand what the barge shop was and recite some poetry. with this theme.


From the CIT they have organized a contest that consists of the recording of a short thirty-second video, the theme of which must be related to the Fiesta de Los Gabarreros. Among all those who send a video a series of prizes will be raffled. The last day to participate is Sunday 14. The videos must be posted on the CIT Facebook page. In addition, to promote the party, the CIT has created a video that explains how important this job was for many families in the town, a job inherited from parents to children, as the images show, and that tells the story of an entire family that it has always been dedicated to the barge.

Bargemen

Source: The Adelantado de Segovia

The church of San Miguel was the place chosen for a simple and concise presentation of Holy Week 2021. The Board of Brotherhoods of Cuéllar took advantage of the end of the Eucharist to publicize the poster that will represent Holy Week and the few acts who understand it given the global pandemic situation that prevents it from being held normally.

"The Board has decided that for Holy Week to continue alive, the images that procession are exposed in the churches"

Fernando Santana, president of the Board of Brotherhoods, explained that the restrictions of the health authorities have marked the preparation of the program of events, since the prohibition of processions and the limitations in places of worship prevent most of what was being done at local Easter. "The Board has decided that in order for Holy Week to continue alive, the images that procession are exposed in the churches of San Miguel, San Esteban and San Andrés," he said.

In the first of the temples will be exposed to Our Lady of La Soledad and Our Father Jesus Nazareno, in addition to the Reclining Christ, the Christ Tied to the Column, Christ of El Calvario, La Borriquilla and the Risen Jesus. The temple of San Esteban will be crowned by La Oración en el Huerto, the Virgen Dolorosa de Los Cuchillos and La Verónica. In San Andrés there will be the Christ of San Gil, the Encounter with Veronica, La Compassion, the Christ of La Encina and the Christ of Santa María de la Cuesta.


The rich imagery of Cuéllar can be seen in the churches, always respecting the capacity limits, ensuring that too many people do not accumulate and do not exceed 15 people; a rotation of the public will be sought in case of accumulation to avoid any type of agglomeration. The Eucharistic schedules are maintained as in previous years, but taking into account the normal security measures. These schedules will be updated through the Parish and its various information media.

A sober poster
"We wanted to express the time we are living"

Easter 2020 left in the drawer the poster and program already made before the imminent arrival of a confinement that broke any forecast. This year we wanted to have a poster to symbolize what this Passion Week in 2021 will be like. The chosen image, by Jesús Santana, shows the solitary Cross of Santo Domingo, in semi-darkness and with a sunset light; It has been wanted to symbolize the situation that is currently experienced, as explained by the president of the Board of Brotherhoods. "It is a time of darkness, of darkness, in search of a light of hope," he commented. They did not want to show any of the images that are usually processed in Cuéllar since this year they will not do so: "We wanted to express the time we are living," he added.

The Board of Brotherhoods will not organize more events, only the Lenten talk is held by the Parish, which will be in charge of one of the Cuellaran priests, and the Holy Offices, for which the time will be informed once it approaches. the date.

The restrictions have forced the Parish and Board to work together to maintain the spirit but not organize anything that involves breaking the rules. What is going to be tried is to maintain virtual contact, and that is why previous Easter videos of the town are being projected. Likewise, they hope to make it possible to broadcast the Eucharist on Holy Thursday through YouTube or Instagram, in order to reach all the faithful.

Two years without celebrations
Resignation is the sentiment that prevails among Cuellaran brothers. "Another year in which you can not leave, there is discouragement, but we have to comply, health comes first," said Fernando Santana.

"The memory of last year is much harsher and harsher than this year"

Fernando Mateo, also present at the event, explained that despite not having public events and limited capacity among all the restrictions, but “at least we are going to celebrate something, because last year, at least for me, was the Tríduo Pascual and the saddest Holy Week of my life ”, the parish priest was sincere. He recalled how the church was closed, there was only one person and the three priests who gathered for the Lord's Supper, the Offices of Good Friday and the Easter Vigil. Some videos served to connect with the faithful through the internet, but sadness and loneliness took over Easter 2020. "The memory of last year is much harsher and harsher than this year," acknowledged Mateo.

Holy Week in Cuéllar was at a high point that stopped short and could not even start a new route of processions such as the one on Holy Thursday. For the local parish priest this may be an opportunity to come out strengthened in that aspect, "a renewal in the brotherhoods and much more strength so that in successive years we celebrate with much more strength and fervor," said the parish priest before Easter is approaching. and even in the season of Lent.

Holy Week Cuellar

Source: The Adelantado de Segovia

After a cultural break motivated by the third wave of the pandemic, culture returns to Cuéllar from this month and with a very interesting annual projection. The delegate councilor of the area, Maite Sánchez, explained what are the benefits of having become part of the network of scenic circuits, so desired by the cultural sector of the town. "Cuéllar wants culture, it is culture," said the mayor, who hopes that this adherence to the network will last a long time.

The program includes about seven performances that will run from April to the end of the year, but will focus on the months of October and November. "We want to know how the pandemic evolves due to the issue of capacity and when carrying out the programming we have gone more towards those months, but it also has to do with the need to brighten up 'sad' months, such as November," said Sánchez. These are months known as “non-seasonal” tourism, and in this way we intend to fill the end of the year with activity.

The most striking feature of the program will be the variety of performances and genres: from dance and theater to the most traditional or modern music. In addition, it is designed for all audiences; "We are going to try to ensure that, in addition to adults, a child audience and a young audience, that is our goal, that the younger kids approach culture in a different way," said the councilor. For this reason, a great variety of styles have been sought: traditional theater, innovative theater, sound stories, digital puppets and all kinds of shows that aim to surprise the public of Cuéllar and the region.


The councilor explained that another important part of this powerful cultural program will be the affordable price of most shows. "We want to encourage everyone to have access to culture," he commented, and therefore the general price will be 5 euros, and 8 for slightly more relevant performances. The reduced visibility minimizes the price to 3 and 4 euros respectively.

Likewise, it has wanted to encourage the public even more and has created a subscription of 35 euros with which they save 6, a little more than one performance. The problem that arises is in the gauges; we have worked with the current restrictions so as not to “bring us surprises”. This implies that the season tickets may run out shortly, although there will always be ticket sales at ticket offices; however, the mayor encourages to get the fertilizers as soon as possible. Likewise, for all those who do not manage to get a subscription, a list will be drawn up in case the capacity opens.

Current restrictions only allow the Alfonsa de la Torre cultural hall to be filled to 40 percent of its capacity. This means that the possibility of filling is significantly reduced, but it is expected that little by little this capacity can even be doubled.

March offer
This month the cultural offer returns to the room with the micro-drama contest that occupies the stage this weekend, but for the next few days a cycle of Brazilian cinema in its original version has already been programmed that had to be suspended due to sanitary measures. Another Israeli cycle is already prepared, and the intention of the councilor is to bring all kinds of films, from the commercial to the most distant. For Saturday 20 a classic is planned. the play 'Ay, Carmela!', which was suspended due to the storm Filomena last January.

A very successful schedule
FRIDAY, APRIL 30: Company Strawberries with cream; 'The chair'. Dance show for young / adult audiences.
SATURDAY JUNE 12: Arawake Company; 'The man and the fire'. Digital puppets for family audiences.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9: Tahona-Traditional Music Company; '8 songs, 8 stories'. Music for adult audiences.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23: The Cross Border Project Company; 'The girl who dreamed'. Forum theater for young / adult audiences.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31: Induo Producciones Company; 'The shadow of the Tenorio'. Comedy for adult audiences.
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 13: Poniente Theater Company; 'Secondary, life of a provincial actor'. Tragicomedy for adult audiences.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27: The Freak Cabaret Circus Company; 'Sound stories'. Theater for family audiences.
The price varies from 5 to 8 euros.

Scenic Circuits Cuéllar

Source: The Adelantado de Segovia

After a month closed again, due to the restrictive measures established to stop the spread of Covid19, the Juan Bravo de la Diputación Theater will reopen its doors tomorrow, Friday, March 5, at 20:00 p.m., to receive Juan Diego Botto and the play 'Una noche sin luna', which will repeat the show the next day at the same time.

The montage, which takes as a reference the life and texts of Federico García Lorca, is written by the Argentine actor himself and directed by Sergio Peris-Mencheta, who already impressed the Segovian public with the show 'Lehman trilogy' exactly two years ago, for what the expectations around 'A night without the moon' are so high that, once the tickets for the two functions were put on sale, on February 24, they did not take many days to sell out. Thus, Juan Bravo will present two consecutive full -within the allowed capacity- on his return from this small 'quarantine'.

In 'Una noche sin luna', Juan Diego Botto plays a Federico García Lorca who recounts his own life in the first person; from his passage through the student residence to the tension of his last years, through the criticism received for some of his works, his relationship with the press or, of course, his love life and his love for literature. For this, the author and interpreter has resorted to the texts that the Granada poet wrote, but also to his answers in interviews, his talks or his lectures; and he has done it in a way that Lorca presents himself on stage as present and not as past. Alive and current.

And it is that, for both Botto and Peris-Mencheta, who met again in this work after the success of the winner of four Max Awards 'An invisible piece of this world', the fact of presenting a current Lorca responds to the reasons that led Lorca himself to get involved in the La Barraca theater group to bring classics like Lope de Vega or Calderón de la Barca to those who had never seen them performed. At that time, Federico García Lorca pointed out that it made no sense to show the works of the classics if it were not to extract from them what he was talking about today. "We do not intend to bring Lorca to do an archeology exercise, but to, from its essence, rescue what we find pertinent today", indicate Juan Diego Botto and Sergio Peris-Mencheta.

'A night without the moon', which premiered in November 2020 at the Principal Theater of Vitoria, will discover Segovians twice, in a dynamic and daring way and through the most unknown Federico García Lorca, as in a moment of crossroads human, social and cultural it is necessary to look back at the roots to understand who we are.

Juan Bravo

Source: Diputación de Segovia

Friday, 05 March 2021/18: 00h

THE SOLDIER'S STORY (Music by Igor Stravinsky)

The interpretation will be in charge of the septet of string, wind and percussion of the Symphonic Orchestra of Castilla y León and the actress / narrator Belén Otxotorena.

In 1917, in the middle of the First World War, the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky decided to join the Swiss writer Charles Ferdinand Ramuz and the conductor Ernest Ansermet and create a different work, a work conceived for a very short staff: 1 actor and 7 instrumentalist. (violin, double bass, clarinet, bassoon, cornet, trombone and percussion)

The story is based on a Russian folk tale taken from Afanásiev's anthology that tells the legend between a deserter soldier who makes a pact with the devil: in exchange for the latter giving him a magical book that has the power to predict the future. , the soldier will give you his violin.

A pact that does not come out as the soldier expects and ends up snatching his soul.

A work in the words of Stravinsky to be read, played and danced with a direct text and without great concessions that shows us how in this life you cannot have everything, you have to choose and it is not always correct and in which Stravinsky reached an agreement so that his music was independent of the text, with the clear intention that it could be interpreted as a concert suite.

A music in which we see a break with the previous orchestration pointing out new sound paths in which his interest in the new discovery that had fascinated him is already heard: jazz.

Thirty minutes of music structured in eleven numbers of the most varied in which we find ourselves from polyphonies, polymetries and motivic constructions typical of Russian music, more traditional forms such as fanfare or march and stylizations of rhythms such as waltz, ragtime, the tango and even, in La March Real, a Spanish paso doble.

Symphonic Orchestra

The website specialized in taking 360-degree photographs, 'Panoramum', has created a virtual tour, in this format, of the exhibition 'Images of Antiquity'.

In it, you can see recreations of the Roman cities of Segovia, Confloenta, Termes and Cauca. It is a great opportunity to visualize a part of the history of our province, a journey through graphic documents produced thanks to current technical means. In addition to touring the exhibition, in the same way as in person, visitors can stop and read in detail each of the explanatory panels that make it up.

This exhibition, organized by the Junta de Castilla y León and the Coca City Council, was present in the town last January, located in the premises attached to the retirement center.


In addition, from the 'Panoramum' website (www.panoramum.es) a multitude of virtual tours can be carried out in the town of Coca, visiting both the interior and exterior of the main monuments, as well as some shops and tourist accommodation. You can also enjoy photos and videos in 360 degrees of different events of the municipal festivities.

Digitization

Source: The Adelantado de Segovia

A month has passed since the Teatro Juan Bravo de la Diputación closed its doors due to the intensification of restrictions by the Junta de Castilla y León and, taking into account the latest news, which point to an improvement in the health situation of the province and also taking into account the fact that the Autonomous Administration has agreed to alleviate some of these measures, from the Provincial Council and the Theater Directorate it has been decided to resume the activity as of next March 5, as it had been scheduled on January 26.

For this reason, the Theater box office will open again from tomorrow, Wednesday -at its usual hours from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 18:00 to 21:00 from Wednesday to Friday and from 11:00 to 14:00: 18 and from 00:20 to 00:XNUMX hours Saturdays and Sundays- for the purchase of tickets and, in the same way, the Tickentradas platform will enable the sale of tickets for all the functions programmed in the month of March.

In addition, due to the delay in the curfew at 22:00 p.m., the Provincial Council and the Theater Directorate, which during these months have been working tirelessly - modifying schedules and rescheduling shows - in order to guarantee spectators a culture that brings together variety and quality and, at the same time, be safe, they have once again changed schedules for the greater convenience of the public and companies. "As the advance of the curfew forced us to schedule the shows at unusual and more complicated hours for those who work or have occupations in the middle of the afternoon, we have wanted to adapt to the situation again, being aware that our public is used to seeing them Adult performances do not begin before eight o'clock in the afternoon, "says Marco Antonio Costa, director of the venue, who points out that this also benefits companies, which have more time to set up their shows.

In this way, the Theater will reopen its doors on March 5 at 20:00 p.m. with 'Una noche sin luna', directed by Sergio Peris Mencheta and starring Juan Diego Botto, and will repeat the next day with the same show, that, set in the life and work of Federico García Lorca, has received great praise from the public and critics. That same weekend, the family audience will be able to enjoy on Sunday 'Semente, the man who planted trees' and then on the 12th 'Thaw', on the 13th 'Piedra', the 14th 'Don Quixote we are all', the 19 'Curva España', 21 'My pain is ...', 26 'Napoleón or the epic complex' and, finally, on March 27 the company La Sala Danza will close the program of the month with 'Luz' .

All the shows for adults will start at 20:00 p.m., while the performances of 'Semente, the man who planted trees' and 'Deshielo', aimed at the little ones, will begin at 18:00 p.m.

In any case, both the Provincial Council and the Theater Directorate want to remind viewers that, due to the health situation, the programming is subject to possible changes at any time, which, in all cases, would be governed by the regulations and restrictions established by other Administrations. Both are grateful once again for the understanding shown by the spectators throughout this year and hope that normality can soon reach the room, which until then will continue to take extreme precautions and disinfection measures and keep its capacity reduced.

TJB

Source: Diputación de Segovia

The network of cultural centers dependent on the Junta de Castilla y León developed 2.181 activities during the past year, of which 538 were rescheduled on other dates as they were affected by the COVID-19 health pandemic and another 76 will be held this year. to support the continuity of cultural activity in the Community.

The Ministry adapted and redesigned all the activity, both of its cultural programs and that programmed in its cultural centers: archives, libraries, provincial and regional museums, as well as the programming of the Network of Theaters and Scenic Circuits, or of the Film Library and the Symphony Orchestra of Castilla y León.

The objective was since then that the activity reaches the citizens by any 'online' means, not in person possible and, with this, that the activity of the cultural industries of the Community is affected the least that the circumstances of the global health crisis allow .

The wide range of activities that take place in them - from congresses, conferences, stage and musical activities, workshops, presentations, exhibitions of all kinds, reading clubs, or audiovisual projections of any kind, among many others - were affected and this has made it necessary to reprogram some or all of them.

A total of 169 of these activities were rescheduled with local entities. “The 'online' formats allowed to a large extent that it has been possible to continue and redesign the cultural activity, in these moments in which,

The Ministry intends for none of the committed activities to be stopped, the commitments acquired in the 'Pact for Economic Recovery, Employment and Social Cohesion in Castilla y León' are fulfilled, where two agreements were reached to formalize the total of the execution of the programmed expenditure for 2020 in cultural activities of all kinds, as set out in point 40 of the agreement.

"This guarantees access to the functioning of stable and regular cultural activity in places such as museums, libraries or archives, among other cultural and artistic centers of the Community," they specified from the Board.

As long as this health crisis situation continues, the Ministry will offer a large part of its cultural activity 'online' and, specifically, in this month of February, with the face-to-face closure of its centers, telematic and audiovisual formats of all kinds are covering largely the access of citizens to culture and safeguarding as much as possible the activity of the cultural and creative industries of Castilla y León.

Theater

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Mayor Clara Luquero and the Councilor for Culture and Tourism, Gina Aguiar, have presented the training campaign + Maj @ s, framed in the Tourist Reactivation Plan of the City Council to promote the speed of the recovery of tourism as a local economic engine. The mayor explained that the pandemic forces to improve the tourism model of Segovia and with this initiative, taking advantage of the forced stoppage in the activity of the sector, businessmen and professionals of the same are invited to train in three areas that are already relevant: sustainability, new trends and online reputation.

One of the commitments of the aforementioned plan, presented last year, is to develop training programs that increase the competitiveness of professionals in the tourism sector. + Maj @ s includes workshops and free guided tours.

The conference will open on Thursday, March 11 with the conference 'Sustainability, the only possible future', by Patricio Azcárate and Iñaki Gaztelumendi. The tourism model that was known until now has come to an end. Sustainable tourism is considered worldwide the only possible way, an opportunity to build better cities and destinations. It is a proposal to reflect on what sustainability is, what its benefits are and how to implement it in companies and services. Azcárate is responsible for the management of the Responsible Tourism Institute and Gaztelumendi is a consultant specialized in tourism strategies.


On March 18, the second day will be in charge of Ángel García Butragueño and David Mora, who under the title 'New post-Covid-19 tourism trends', will address the evidence of the change in the way of traveling: new visitor profiles, their demands and interests and tourist reactivation strategies for companies. The former is director of the Tourism area of ​​the multinational consulting firm BRAINTRUS y Mora, coordinator of the Master of Gastronomic Tourism at the Basque Culinary Center.

On the third and last day, on March 25, the expert Rafael González will offer a talk on 'Management of online tourism reputation in difficult times'.

The guided tours will take place between February 22 and March 26 distributed in three degrees on knowledge of the city: 'Essential Segovia', 'Segovia one step further' and 'Unknown Segovia'.

In addition, a training program is being developed for official tourist guides that addresses aspects such as cinema, gastronomy, sculpture, literature, industrial heritage, sustainability, etc.

"Future vision"
On the other hand, the councilor has informed El Adelantado that this municipal area is working intensively to finalize the project that the City Council will present to the call for the Tourism Sustainability Plans in Destinations that the Ministry of Industry is expected to open next March , Commerce and Tourism through the Secretary of State for Tourism.

Aguiar explains that, through a contract of less than 12.100 euros (VAT included), the consultancy Tourism Experts was hired in November to prepare the city's proposal, in collaboration with the municipal tourism company and, without wanting to enter In details, he adds that it is "an exciting project that I believe is one of the few ways in which tourism can grow in Segovia, with a vision of the future, beyond the concept of a heritage city."

Ayto Courses

Source: The Adelantado de Segovia

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to prevent the normal course of events around the world. The town will live, like the whole country, its second consecutive year without Easter as such, so this 2021 the Board of Brotherhoods has wanted to reinvent itself by adapting to current regulations. It does not leave many possibilities and it is unfeasible for there to be processions and events that involve overcrowding of the public, so a concise and simplified program of events carefully studied for their celebration has been chosen.

Yesterday, Ash Wednesday, would have been the day of the presentation of the program and poster of the Cuellarana Holy Week 2021, but even the liturgical act had to be reduced. The convent of Santa Clara, that of La Concepción and the church of San Miguel hosted the event but reduced to a capacity of 25 people. The Sanctuary of El Henar broadcast the celebration through its YouTube channel, and thus shared the beginning of Lent with all the faithful.

This was the starting gun for this unusual Easter, but it will have a poster and will be presented later. There will only be one Lenten talk this year. Normally, there are two or three that dominate the beginning of Holy Week, but only one will be held on Saturday, March 20 at 18.00:XNUMX p.m. Eight days later and as the beginning of Holy Week, a brief Palm Sunday will be celebrated: the Eucharist will be normal, with its reduced capacity in the temple, without distribution of bouquets or procession; the faithful who want will be able to come with their house bouquet.

 
The central act that will denote that they are designated dates is the exhibition of the steps of the different brotherhoods in their headquarters: San Miguel, San Esteban and San Andrés will host the steps as in previous years they have done before their respective outputs in procession.

This year they will not, but the public will be able to enjoy them. The temples can only accommodate 25 people for a maximum of 15 minutes. The images will have explanatory posters and the history of each brotherhood. The images, object of devotion of the faithful, will be placed as a symbol of the celebration.

The Stations of the Cross will take place on Good Friday at 10.00:19.00 am in the temple of San Miguel; Holy Thursday and Good Friday will have the usual Holy Offices. On Saturday the Easter Vigil would be held at night, but it is brought forward at 10.00:11.00 p.m. in the two convents and in the church of San Miguel. To conclude with Easter Sunday, Eucharists have been arranged at 11.30, XNUMX and XNUMX hours, as they announced at the last meeting of the Board of Brotherhoods.

Streaming broadcasts
The Parish of Cuéllar wants to bring the events to the entire public and for this it adapts to new technologies. As in the Sanctuary of El Henar, they want to broadcast live, but they need at least 1.000 subscribers on YouTube, so they invite everyone to subscribe and spread their messages without direct contact.

Holy Week Cuellar

Source: The Adelantado de Segovia

The Segovia Accessible Balloon Festival celebrates four years with the announcement of a poster design contest that precisely has accessibility and balloons as its common thread. The prize will be a weekend in Segovia for two people in style, with activities, accommodation and first-class cuisine.

For the first anniversary, seven posters were designed that announced this date on social networks. This idea motivated a virtual exhibition and the proposal of a design contest based on the theme of accessibility and balloons. The contest is open to design professionals and amateurs.

The posters presented will serve to complete this virtual exhibition and to promote Segovia as a tourist destination. The contest has one more year with the collaboration of Turismo de Segovia, Prodestur and several private companies that provide the prizes for the winning poster. The design contest, organized by the sponsoring companies and the balloon operator, will remain open until March 16. The bases can be consulted on their web pages.

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Source: North of Castilla Segovia

The Cantalejo City Council has convened the 'Ciudad de Cantalejo' Short Story Contest under the motto 'Let your imagination fly'.

The Councilor for Culture, Marisa Gimeno Cortés, has presented the contest, a "deeply rooted" cultural event in the briquera town that this year celebrates 15 editions.
Under the motto 'Let your imagination fly', the participation period has been opened in which people from eight years old can present their work. They will be distributed by age in five categories and must submit their original and unpublished works under a pseudonym. Each contestant may participate with only one work.

The deadline to participate will end on Wednesday, March 31, the day on which the jury will come into play, which will be made up of three people related to the world of education, literature and the social sciences.


The ruling, which will be final and will be based on the artistic quality of the works, their creativity and innovation, will be published on April 23, coinciding with Book Day.

The bases are published both on the notice board of the City Council's electronic headquarters and on the page www.cantalejo.es.

The Department of Culture of the Cantalejo City Council has encouraged people to participate in this contest with so much travel and that shows the taste for reading and writing of the native town of journalist and poet José Rodao.

Cantalejo Town Hall

Source: The Adelantado de Segovia

The Group of World Heritage Cities of Spain has held the meeting of the first Commission for Education, Culture and Sports, chaired by the mayor of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Luis Yeray Gutiérrez, who has highlighted that “last year we already demonstrated that this Group is the standard-bearer of safe culture and in 2021 we will continue to organize major events, such as 'The Heritage Night' or the continuity of the Chamber Music Cycle, which this year will reach its eighth edition offering free concerts of high level in heritage spaces ”. This year, a further step will be taken with the creation of a national platform for performing and artistic arts in the 15 World Heritage Cities that complements the offer of the Festival Scene Heritage.

Luis Yeray Gutiérrez has announced that “The Heritage Night will celebrate its third edition simultaneously in the 15 World Heritage Cities in the month of September, with a program that will increase the quality of its programming in monumental spaces and that will also delve into the roots, tradition and culture of our cities. In addition, this edition will feature great dance figures at the Festival Scene Heritage and will reinforce its international projection with the help of UNESCO, which began last year. This year we will have new international partners ”.

The Councilors for Culture, by Segovia Gina Aguiar, and the technicians of the 15 Cities have already received the first advances in programming, in a

Telematic meeting in which the director of the Scene Heritage festival, Lorenzo Papagallo, participated. Luis Yeray Gutiérrez stressed that “the commitment to safe culture must continue to be one of the hallmarks of the Group of Heritage Cities. We have an immense cultural wealth that is manifested in a particular way in each of the 15 cities and in a general way in the joint program of actions that we have addressed in the Commission, both in the programming of a new edition of the Heritage Night, as well as the Chamber Music Cycle or the promotion of a National Platform for Dance in Heritage Cities ”.

The Commission has approved holding the VIII Chamber Music Cycle in the autumn, specifically between the months of October and December, in collaboration with the Reina Sofía School of Music. The director of the School, Juan Mendoza, also took part in the meeting, who indicated that this Cycle will be part of the celebrations of the 30th anniversary of the School.

Among the great challenges of this Commission is also the organization of the Forum "World Heritage Cities, Cities of Safe Culture" that will be held in the first half of this year in Alcalá de Henares. As Luis Yeray Gutiérrez recalled, “it will focus on debating and analyzing the organization of first-rate cultural events (performing arts, literature, plastic arts) and the new post-Covid reality. In this Forum, good practices will be analyzed, as well as the development of protocols for new post-Covid19 formats with the presence of prestigious national and international cultural managers, and representatives of the Ministry of Culture and Sports. This Forum will be organized in the first half of 2021, when security measures advise it, in Alcalá de Henares ”.

Another of the great projects for this year is the new edition of the 'Heritage Classroom' program, which has received a new boost in 2020 by incorporating new features to increase the participation of schools and promote projects in digital format, which must be presented before of March 31, 2021. The president recalled that the Group's Education, Culture and Sports Commission will select a single national absolute winner from among the local winners of the 15 cities. The ruling will be made public before April 23, 2021.

Luis Yeray Gutiérrez, with the unanimity of the councilors and technicians of the 15 Cities, has regretted the cancellation of the Racing Circuit in the World Heritage Cities in 2021 due to the pandemic. The organizer of the Circuit, Daniel Gutiérrez, participated in the meeting, and explained the impossibility of organizing the tests in the current circumstances caused by COVID-19. It is canceled due to responsibility and safety, but work begins for 2022 so that it is celebrated with all the guarantees and is a success.

The Group of World Heritage Cities of Spain is a non-profit association created in 1993 whose objective is to act jointly in the defense of cultural heritage and the tourist promotion of the cities that comprise it: Alcalá de Henares, Ávila, Baeza, Cáceres, Córdoba, Cuenca, Ibiza / Eivissa, Mérida, Salamanca, San Cristóbal de la Laguna, Santiago de Compostela, Segovia, Tarragona, Toledo and Úbeda.

Heritage Cities

Source: The Day of Segovia

It seems that this year the carnivals will be like this: at home and through social networks. The residents of Palazuelos de Eresma have organized a virtual costume contest for these carnivals. It is about pulling the trunks of suits, fabrics, false beards and costumes to spend a fun afternoon with the family recreating a famous painting, a movie, a superhero, attention, integrated only by the family nucleus (coexistence unit). Take a photo and send it to neighborspalazuelosderesma @ gmail before Friday, February 12. Throughout the following weekend the photos will be uploaded and there will be prizes for the categories of children, adults and pets. The one who gets the most likes in networks wins.

Palazuelos Carnival

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The Department of Culture of the City of Cuéllar intends, throughout this year, to complement the programming oriented to the more conventional or commercial cinema, bringing proposals of other types of filmography to the municipality, covering other formats and interests, such as questions scientific, intercultural or cinema in original version.

Under this premise, this year the town becomes the new virtual headquarters of the thirtieth edition of the International Biennial of Scientific Cinema (BICC), thus offering the possibility to residents of the town and their region to enjoy the works finalists of this contest through a virtual room set up by the Cuéllar City Council. Viewings can be made throughout the month of February, by requesting an access code, which can be requested through a form hosted on the Consistory website.

The International Scientific Film Biennial was created in 1977 as one of the first festivals dedicated to audiovisual that is generated from and for science in Spain and Europe. With 29 editions carried out, the BICC has become the international showcase for scientific cinema, with headquarters in Spain, among which are now Cuéllar, Moscow, Mexico, Argentina and Ecuador.

On this occasion, through the virtual room of the Cuéllar City Council, you can enjoy 35 audiovisual works that have been finalists from among the more than 180 participants. They compete for different awards in the categories of research, development and scientific innovation; didactic resources for scientific training and education; scientific audiovisual culture for children and young people; and scientific and technological dissemination ...

In parallel, during the biennial, academic and audiovisual events are held, such as exhibitions, recognitions, courses, exhibitions, conferences and round tables for debate on different scientific topics of universal knowledge and culture.

The Culture area hopes that in the near future it will be possible to reach all the interested public, also in person, but given the current capacity limitations, the proposal is that those who want to be able to enjoy this proposal from home, through from which the latest and most innovative scientific cinema is about, an alternative for leisure and learning with which it is tried to contribute to cope in the best possible way with the health emergency situation.

Exhibitions
Those who prefer to enjoy culture in person, from this Saturday until February 16, two exhibitions have been scheduled that can be visited in different municipal spaces, always with the pertinent hygienic and sanitary measures and with limited capacity and reduced hours.

In the first place, the exhibition hall of the Espacio Tenerías hosts 'Francia, an illustrated look', in which 26 illustrators of national and international relevance pay homage to the literature of France, illustrating some of the classics of the country's children's literature Gallic. Characters such as Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, The Little Prince or The Three Musketeers can be seen in this exhibition portrayed by authors such as the French Rébecca Dautremer, considered the most influential illustrator in Europe in these moments. Along with her, the Emilio Urberuaga and Jesús Gabán national illustration awards also participate.

The exhibition can be visited from Wednesday to Sunday, from 17:30 p.m. to 20:00 p.m., the same time that you can enjoy in the Alfonsa de la Torre room the exhibition 'Paisajes del Duero', a collective work of photographers Félix Navarro and his son Rafael Navarro, composed of high-resolution digital and analog negative images spread over murals. In it, the Duero Landscapes try to speak to the viewer about the true identity of its people, its history, what is ours, what is close and familiar, the essence of the Spanish-Portuguese spirit, to bring a land built step by step through history. and legend; and its villages, a true rural treasure. The photographs are accompanied by selected texts by journalists Celedonio Pérez and Juanma de Sáa and verses by poets Claudio Rodríguez and Gerardo Diego.

Félix Navarro has collaborated with different media such as a television camera in Castilla y León, as well as being a graphic correspondent in Zamora for some newspapers. For his part, Rafael Navarro, who studied film and television director and producer, has a production company.

This exhibition is part of the Alacarta Expositions itinerant program promoted by the Regional Ministry of Culture and Tourism to recover and disseminate the Castilian and Leonese photographic heritage, promote visual art, support exhibition centers and encourage the development of rural areas.

Expo Cuéllar

Source: North of Castilla Segovia

The Cuéllar City Council is going to celebrate an atypical Carnival this year that will be 100% virtual, there will be no parades or contests as on previous occasions, in an appointment that had its dates from February 11 to 17.

The children's contest that had been taking place on Carnival Sunday, moves within educational centers, both schools and nurseries. This will not be a contest so all centers will have a gift for their libraries, in addition to a gift that will be given to all children in the centers. Boys and girls from 0 to 11/12 years old may participate in it. They will do so by sending their photographs that will be posted on social networks.

The adult contest that took place on Carnival Saturday will also be virtual. In it, groups of up to 4 people may be presented, from 12 years onwards, always respecting sanitary measures. They will have to register in the Alfonsa de la Torre room from Wednesday to Sunday from 17.30:20 p.m. to XNUMX:XNUMX p.m. or by downloading the registration on the town hall page and send it completed along with the video of the costumed choreography with a maximum duration of one minute and the photo to the mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. from February 3 to February 11.

The prizes will be:

1st prize € 200, 2nd prize € 150 and 3rd prize € 100 (all of them to be spent until 31/12/2021 in establishments in Cuéllar)

Finally, the city council points out that "Carnival Sunday is Valentine's Day and we don't want to forget anyone, so we propose from the City Council that you register and send us a video with a choreography of 1 minute maximum duration and a photograph to the mail of the Alfonsa de la Torre room This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. disguised with the theme of Valentine's Day (example: Romeo and Juliet, Asterix and Obelix ……) ".

The prize will be a dinner valued at € 120 to spend before 31/12/2021 at a restaurant in Cuéllar.

The bases can be consulted on the website of the consistory.

Cuellar Carnival

Source: The Day of Segovia

The organizers of the national band contest 'El bandazo Fogorokero' have announced the name of the ten groups that have passed all the phases so far. These bands will perform in Ayllón, Riaza, Boceguillas, Cerezo de Abajo, Santo Tomé del Puerto, Sepúlveda, Campo de San Pedro, La Matilla, Maderuelo and Grajera.

The contest had 70 registered groups, of which 20 were selected. These have participated in the digital phase during January, in which they have defended their proposals through video clips. The ten finalists are: Oktopussy, Bicho Pal Monte, Bisonte, Transmission N, ECHO, Entretiempo, Noprocede, American Ghost, Tangle and Akeroa.

The physical phase will take place in May and June, with ten concerts in the villages.
A new round of voting will take place, from which the two winning groups will result. Both will receive a financial award and will perform at the Fogo Rock 2021 festival.

Fogorock

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We inform you that, as the situation is in the province of Segovia, we believe that the most responsible decision on our part is to temporarily postpone all Multicultural Enclave shows. Therefore, our programming is postponed to May. We will inform you of the new dates through this channel. We hope that soon we can enjoy a #SafeCulture in our region. And, please, take good care of yourself, take care and that they take care of you.

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Next Sunday, January 31 at 10.30 am we will do the guided hiking route to Acebal de Prádena. We will visit the Acebos forest and its wonderful environment, full of beautiful oaks and Sabinas. 6 people maximum. Book by calling 674 146 726. We are waiting for you!

- Prádena Tourism Office. 674 14 67 26

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Heritage Sundays 2021, from Turismo de Segovia, is made up of 12 visits that show lesser-known themes and aspects of Segovia, led by a specialized guide.

24 de Enero: Visit to the House of Joaquín María de Castellarnau, with Javier Giráldez.
21 February: The architect Alberto García Gil will be the guide for the walk "From the Azoguejo to the Plaza: the living room of the Segovians"
March 14: The House of the XV Century will be the protagonist of the dialogue between Aurora de la Puente and Ángel Serrano, which will have the journalist Angélica Tanarro as moderator.
11 April: Mercedes Sanz de Andrés, historian and specialist in sacred art, will guide the participants through the Altos de la Piedad.
May 16: Route to discover the amazing birds of the city of Segovia, guided by the biologist, teacher and great connoisseur of the birds of Segovia and the Sierra de Guadarrama, member of the GeoBiosphere Forum, Abel Herrero, and by the physicist by profession and naturalist by vocation , President of the GeoBiosfera Forum, Francisco Javier Sáez Frayssinet.
6 June: María Pía Senent Díez, director of the Provincial Historical Archive of Segovia, will be the guide through the facilities of this center.
11 July: The architect Alberto García Gil proposes this time the visit 'Walk through the Canonjía and its unknowns', through the medieval enclosure whose powerful and suggestive origin has vanished messages that persist under the old plasters.
August 8: Taller Vetraria Muñoz de Pablos, of which the founder, Carlos Muñoz de Pablos, and his sons Pablo and Alfonso Muñoz Ruiz are part of the workshop team.
September 12: The third themed visit on Disappeared religious buildings will take place, guided once again by the graduate in Geography and History and assistant to the Archive in the Municipal Archive of Segovia, Isabel Álvarez González, and by the historian and researcher, Alberto Herreras Díez.
10 October: Visit to the Aqueduct weir, this time guided by the biologist David Martín, on the occasion of the celebration of the Aqueduct Day that will take place one day later, on October 11, coinciding with the date of its declaration as a National Historic-Artistic Monument by Royal Order on October 11, 1884.
November 21: The doctor in Information Sciences and president of the Segovian Association of Numismatics and Collecting, Francisco Javier García Herrero, will make an itinerary through the traces of the currency and its production in the city of Segovia.
December 5: Heritage Sundays 2021 concludes with the World Heritage guided tour, which will address the reasons why UNESCO included Segovia on the World Heritage list, with a pleasant walk through the historic center of the city. On this occasion accompanied by a Segovia Tourism guide authorized as an official guide of Segovia.


GAME

As in previous years, Sundays of Heritage 2021 also proposes a game. Whoever guesses on which façade the window of the program's image is located will enter the raffle for a place for one of the visits. Answers can be brought to the Visitor Reception Center between March 1-7.


Schedule

Visits will begin at 10.30 am, except for the discussion table on March 14, which will take place at 12.00 at the Casa de la Lectura-Municipal Library, and the visit to the Provincial Historical Archive which will have in addition to the 10.30 am pass another at 12.30 pm.
The meeting point for the rest of the visits will be communicated at the time of registration.


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Visits have a fee of 10 euros, except for the talk-colloquium on March 14 and visits to the Provincial Historical Archive, which are free.
* The sale or prior registration for those activities that are free will begin on the 1st of the month in which the activities take place.
Tickets for Patrimony Sundays 2021 can be purchased and reserved at the Visitor Reception Center.


For more information you can see our calendar of events.

The Palladio Arte Association presents the XIII edition of "Saturdays at the theater", which proposes a total of seven dates for children.

The program of 'Saturdays at the theater' will run until March 27 at the Sala Teatro Paladio (Calle Camino la Piedad).
 
 
Program
Saturday 16th January. Xocolat, Paraíso Theater.
 
Saturday January 23rd. Of Tailors, Toilet Paper.
 
Saturday, February 13. The best gift, Elia Tralará.
 
Saturday, February 27. A day with the grandfather, Triguiñuelas.
 
Saturday 6th March. The Pappet Circus, Aluda Theater.
 
Saturday March 20. Cinderella. Teatro El Andamio.
 
Saturday, March 27. A little piece of Luna, A La Sombrita.
 
 
 
The shows, organized in collaboration with the Segovia City Council and the Caja Rural Foundation, will begin at 18:00 p.m. and tickets can be purchased through the giglon.com platform
 
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Workshops, exhibitions, cinema and educational sessions fill the calendar of activities that the cultural center renews from Monday to Saturday.

Quintanar Palace as well as all the cultural centers managed or attached to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism or Siglo Foundation for Tourism and the Arts en Castilla y Leon, has closed its doors to stop the spread of the coronavirus, but it continues to have access to its rooms and its activities through online channels and profiles on social networks.

The innovation and development center for design and culture Quintanar Palace maintains and intensifies a varied program of weekly activities for children and adults that can be followed comfortably from home while enjoying art and design.

Once the face-to-face activity was suspended last Friday by order of the Castilla and leon meeting, given the critical epidemiological situation that the Community, The team of Quintanar Palace who leads Gianni Ferraro reinforces the dissemination of its online programming, renews content and in the coming days will give greater presence to sections such as 'Pinches'.

The first articles of 'Pinches' They have been very well received, so in February it will have a day of its own in our weekly calendar, according to sources from Quintanar Palace. This section contains a collection of resources in video format to enjoy and learn to observe, reflect and experiment with the artistic. These are articles that come from the Palacioquintanar.com website and social networks to train the gaze before works of art and learn about architecture.

The week starts with 'We said yesterday', a tour of the exhibitions that have taken place in the Palace in its nine years of experience. They are virtual visits, prepared with material from the center's photographic archive and videos. Tuesdays are dedicated to the world of design, giving visibility to the columns of different references such as: Joan Costa, Emilio Gil, David Barro, Eugenio Vega, Teresa Jular and Luis Montero.

Workshops led by the educator are offered to families every Thursday Gael zamora so that they can develop them from home. Instructions on how to do it with the help of images are given through social networks and the website. Thursday and Friday are the days dedicated to 'The actuality of the Quintanar Palace'. The artists and artisans who participate in the collective exhibition pass through this section 'Identities', present in the rooms of the exhibition center.

Saturday is movie day. The cycles and films of Cinema Forum Quintanar they keep changing. On the 30th it will be possible to see, with prior information, 'Nebraska' (2013) within the cycle 'The American dream'.

 

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Source: The Adelantado de Segovia

The Tourism area of ​​the City Council of Segovia has advanced the programming of the XII edition of the cycle of visits 'Heritage Sundays' that, as in the previous ones, seeks to 'discover' the cultural and natural heritage of the city less known or semi-hidden for the general population. In addition, another of its attractions is again the selection of guides or drivers of the twelve activities scheduled on a Sunday of each month of this year 2020.

The program begins next Sunday, the 24th, with a visit to the House of Joaquín María de Castellarnau with Javier Giráldez, a relative of Castellarnau, as a guide through this property that belonged to the distinguished forest engineer, born in Tarragona in 1848, who arrived to Segovia in 1871 and died there in 1943.

Castellarnau held the position of engineer of the Commission for the Service of the Pinar de Valsaín and in 1913 he was appointed president of the Corps of Forestry Engineers; In 1934, the Royal Academy of Sciences awarded him its highest award, the Echegaray medal.
His scientific interests were very broad, his activity extended to microbiology, microscopic photography, botany, zoology, ornithology or astronomy.

Castellarnau's house is located on Calle de Martínez Campos, in the walled area of ​​Segovia. In the garden of the site, the one known as the Cedro de Castellarnau, a great cedar from Lebanon, is remarkable both for its age and for its size and location.

The architect Alberto García Gil will star in February the walk 'From the Azoguejo to the Plaza: the living room of the Segovians', a historical, perhaps nostalgic, tour through the Calle Real de Segovia as a meeting place and management of its inhabitants .

Instead of a visit, in March there will be a dialogue about the House of the XV Century between Aurora de la Puente and Ángel Serrano, with journalist Angélica Tanarro as moderator. The historian and specialist in sacred art Mercedes Sanz, one of the regular patrimony Sundays and always with interesting proposals, will guide in April through the Altos de la Piedad, while in May the cycle will be dedicated to the birds of the city of La hand of Abel Herrero (biologist and professor) and Francisco Javier Sáez Frayssinet (physicist by profession and naturalist by vocation), both members of the GeoBiosphere Forum, who chairs the second.

María Pía Senent Díez, director of the Provincial Historical Archive of Segovia since 2014, will be the host in June for the facilities of this center located on Capuchinos Alta Street, a building that housed two houses, possibly from the 1702th century, that the knight from Alcántara Juan de Ortega Lara y Angulo converted, starting in XNUMX, into a single larger house.

Alberto García Gil repeats in July but in the Canonjía, which is considered a unique example of Romanesque civil architecture. The prestigious architect will speak about this old neighborhood of the canons of the Cathedral and its unknowns.

The Vetraria Muñoz de Pablos Workshop will open its doors to lovers of Heritage Sundays in August, hand in hand with the two generations of artists from this Segovian family.

For the third consecutive year, the themed visit on disappeared religious buildings with Isabel Álvarez González and Alberto Herreras will be held in September.

The last quarter still holds interesting proposals: visit the Aqueduct weir in October, a tour about the important past of the manufacture of coins in the city, by the president of the Segovian Numismatic Association, Francisco Javier García Herrero, in November , and, to close, in December, a reminder visit of why Segovia was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco.

Competition
As in previous years, Domingos de Patrimonio proposes a game: whoever guesses on which façade the window of the image that appears in the program is located (the one in the top photo) will enter the raffle for a square for one of the visits . Answers, in the CRV from March 1 to 7.

The program
January 24. House of Joaquín Mª de Castellarnau.
February 21st. From the Azoguejo to the Plaza.
March 14. The House of the XV century.
April 11. Altos de la Piedad.
May 16. Route of the birds of the city of Segovia.
June 6th. Provincial Historical Archive.
July 11. Walk through the Canonjía and its unknowns.
August 8. Vetraría Muñoz de Pablos Workshop.
September 12. Disappeared religious buildings.
October 10th. Weir of the Aqueduct.
November 21. Traces of the currency and its production in the city of Segovia.
December 5th. World Heritage.
INFORMATION: Visitor Reception Center and www.turismodesegovia.com

Heritage Sundays

Source: The Adelantado de Segovia

The town of Cuéllar will be part this year of the network of Scenic Circuits of Castilla y León. This was stated this week by the deputy for Culture, José María Bravo, in an announcement received with satisfaction by the Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage of the Cuéllar City Council, which positively values ​​the incorporation of the Alfonsa de la Torre cultural hall in said program , a system of collaboration between administrations "that will make it easier for us to carry out annual programming of performing arts and musical shows."

The Culture area pointed out through a statement that the incorporation of the town "makes us especially excited", taking into account that it had been requested on several occasions and it had not been possible to access the network so far due to the limitations of the cultural infrastructures of the municipality.

Likewise, they were hopeful that the measure taken in this call by the Junta de Castilla y León, opening the program to other smaller scenic spaces «is not something specific and allows us to continue opting to bring higher quality groups to the town and maintain a cultural program that enriches life in the town, and even makes it more attractive to tourists.

The incorporation of the locality is due to a new regulation, which included innovations regarding the integration of new entities and spaces, as well as the elimination of administrative obstacles to facilitate the extension of the program. The new modification is intended to comply with some of the objectives of the Ministry, among which is to ensure access to culture for all citizens and in a very special way to guarantee that those who reside in rural areas of Castilla y León can exercise that right under equal conditions.

Among the objectives of Culture is also to ensure the quality of the programming and to favor the access of all citizens to the cultural creations of the professionals of the performing arts and the promotion of the sector in Castilla y León. Thus, the new regulation of the Scenic Circuits incorporates new mechanisms that guarantee the quality of the programming by professionals of the performing arts and also incorporates innovations to extend the collaboration system and make its management more effective.

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In addition to showing their satisfaction for joining the network, the Cuéllar Culture area wanted to thank their support to the older and younger residents who have participated in the cultural events that have taken place in a "difficult and strange Christmas", in addition to congratulating them for their respect for the established norms and for the illusion that the little ones showed in the arrival of Santa Claus and the Three Wise Men to the town.

Although they emphasize that they would have liked to do "much more" as a parade, they emphasize that all those regulations that were being implemented by the Board of Health have been followed and they have adapted to the circumstances to avoid the formation of agglomerations in public roads.

They also highlight that, when relevant, it has been the local government itself, in view of its powers, that has instituted some measures of a more restrictive nature, "in order to favor the maintenance of the healthiest environments possible, in view of this emergency situation that concerns us all ».

They extended their gratitude to the schools, which gave their facilities to be able to establish bounded enclosures with different entrances and exits for the public, to the Ampas and to the Culture staff for their "tireless work", as well as to all the Cuellaranos "for continuing to attend to culture and maintain interest ”, in addition to relying on the strict hygiene protocols for spaces established by the City Council since the beginning of the pandemic and for responsibly complying with the regulations established in municipal premises. Still, they ask the neighbors not to lower their guard to continue enjoying culture.

Film screenings
A culture that returns next week, from January 21 to 24, with a cycle of Brazilian cinema, which is launched thanks to the collaboration of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Junta de Castilla y León and its project 'Others looks, the same language '. With this film proposal in its original version with subtitles, the General Directorate of Cultural Policies of the Junta de Castilla y León and the embassies and cultural institutes, reveal a small but important range of themes and stories representative of the cinematographic moment of each country, collaborating with the dissemination of quality cinema that is sometimes difficult for citizens to access, promoting a taste for auteur cinema.

During the week, four films will be screened in the Alfonsa de la Torre room, in the original subtitled version of Brazilian cinema, which can be accessed by reservation, with free admission until full capacity is reached. You can also visit the exhibition of plastic artists from Cuéllar 'Puntos de Artista', in the Tenerías room until next January 31.

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Source: North of Castilla Segovia

Within the network of trails of the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, the National Parks Autonomous Organization has selected some representative routes of this natural space, in different locations, varying in length, duration of the route and degree of difficulty.

This program allows the visitor to discover the northern slope of the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park accompanied by an interpreter guide.

To participate in the guided tours it is advisable to book in advance, being the order of reservation the criterion used to prepare the admission list.

 

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Variety and quality were the words chosen this morning by the president of the Provincial Council, Miguel Ángel de Vicente, to qualify the programming that will fill the Juan Bravo Theater between January and March of this 2021, in which, as they have anticipated itself president, the deputy for Culture, Youth and Sports, José María Bravo, and the director of the Theater, Marco Antonio Costa, "the obsession of the Provincial Council and the Theater Directorate will continue to be to guarantee a safe culture, trying to affect, as little as possible. possible, to the quality of the programming offered ".

The qualifiers for this calendar, which will begin next Sunday, January 17, and will end on March 26, were justified by Miguel Ángel de Vicente, referring, first of all, to the different shows that will be on the Segovian stage and that include From comic theater, musical theater, documentary theater or improvised theater, to contemporary dance and theatrical dance or the musical genres of blues, rock or jazz. "It is something that we repeat often when we announce the new programming at a press conference, but I think this time that combination of variety and quality is more in line with what the months of January, February and March are going to be like. in the Theater ", indicated De Vicente.

Second, the president of the Provincial Council, offered three names with which to argue the quality of the programming. First, that of Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, who gave birth to a text of the applauded in Segovia Juan Carlos Rubio and under the direction and accompaniment of the prestigious dancer Chevi Muraday, will open the theater on January 17 with 'Juana', the montage that had to be postponed at the gates of confinement in March and that, like other shows that were once scheduled for the third quarter of 2020 have been recovered and rescheduled by the Theater Management for this 2021. "That many shows are in This calendar is the result of the determination and effort not to deprive Segovians of important functions that were already included in the Theater's plans before the pandemic began, "said Miguel Ángel de Vicente, also referring to the presence of Concha Velasco in Segovia on February 20 with 'La habitacion de María'.

The third name contributed by De Vicente was that of the Argentine actor Juan Diego Botto, who will perform at the Juan Bravo Theater under the direction of the no less important Sergio Peris-Mencheta, who already delighted the Segovian public in February 2019 with 'Lehman Trilogy' and now presents 'A night without the moon'. The text is inspired by the work and life of Federico García Lorca and, as Miguel Ángel de Vicente anticipated, "it will be one of the great productions of these months". Confidence in the duo formed by Botto and Peris-Mencheta is such that the Theater has confirmed two performances: one on March 5 and another on March 6.

"Fly for the tickets", recommended the president, explaining below that the Juan Bravo seats will also witness multiple formats of theatrical productions with the representations of 'Don Quijote we are all' on January 30, 'Curva España' on February 5, 'Horror, the show that should never have been done', the improvised theater piece 'Jardines' on February 12,' My pain is ... 'by Esther Berzal from Segovia on March 12 and' Napoleón or the complex de Épico ', with which the quarter will end on March 26.

In addition, Miguel Ángel de Vicente indicated that music and dance will not be missing in the calendar for this first quarter of 2021 and announced for the months of February and March, on the one hand, the performances of Red House, Tricia Evy, Andrea Motis and the R&B and rock & roll group Mike Sanchez and his Doopin 'Five, within the Cycle' The best jazz, blues, rock and soul 'and, on the other, the presence of the companies La Sala and Cielo Raso in the dance cycle' Innovadanza '.

Theater for the whole family and prices for all budgets

After reviewing the programming for adults, Miguel Ángel de Vicente gave the floor to José María Bravo and Marco Antonio Costa, who, in addition to emphasizing that both the Provincial Council and the Theater Directorate continue to use themselves thoroughly to "create the spectators of the future and instill in the little ones that love for the performing arts and that interest in knowing the ins and outs of theater, dance or music", they also highlighted the fact of trying, with entries ranging between 5 and the 22 euros, "that the prices adjust to the pockets of our spectators".

Thus, for the little ones, the Theater proposes on January 24 the musical circus show 'Yee haw!' and on January 29 the montage inspired by Picasso's circus 'Acrobat and harlequin'. In addition, and with the sustainability of the planet and the power of small gestures to achieve great changes, on February 28 the theatrical dance piece 'Deshielo' will be performed for them and on March 7 the play 'Semente, the man who planted trees'.

Finally, and as has been carried out in recent months, the director of the Theater explained that the sale of tickets, which will be available at the box office and on the Tickentradas platform, will be carried out progressively. In this way, from this week until next February 20, tickets for the shows scheduled between those dates can be purchased. Tickets for performances scheduled between February 21 and March 26 will go on sale starting February 10.

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Source: Diputación de Segovia

The Official Gazette of Castilla y León (Bocyl) today publishes the resolution of the General Directorate of Commerce and Consumption approving the Calendar of Trade Fairs of Castilla y León for the year 2021. The calendar initially includes the celebration of five activities trade shows throughout the year in Segovia, the province with the fewest fairs planned for this year.

In this way, the province of Segovia will host the celebration of fair activities in Cantimpalos, where the Cantimpalos Chorizo ​​Fair will take place on April 24 and 25; in La Losa, the Handicraft and Gastronomy Fair, on May 15; in Cuéllar from July 19 to 21 the traditional Book Fair will be held; The Cuéllar Mudéjar Artisan Fair will also take place in the town; and, finally, in the capital, between November 5 and 21, Segovians will be able to attend the Old, Antique and Occasion Book Fair.

According to the documentation, Castilla y León would host a total of 2021 fairs in 202, grouped into 13 thematic blocks, the largest block being the agri-food fairs, with 73 scheduled events. The artisan fairs -with 36 scheduled appointments- constitute the second thematic group in terms of volume. The calendar also includes 17 livestock fairs and another 17 trade fairs, 15 medieval markets, 12 book fairs, 10 agricultural machinery, 5 dedicated to leisure and free time, 3 related to companion animals, as many related to world of textiles and fashion, 2 dedicated to transport and the automotive industry, another two to culture, education and employment, an antiques fair and another 6 with heterogeneous content.


By provinces, Salamanca leads the number of fairs, with 61 scheduled. They are followed by León, with 30; Burgos, with 25; Valladolid, with 24; Palencia, with 20; Soria, with 15; Zamora and Ávila, with 11 each; and finally Segovia, where five appointments are planned. On the other hand, the vast majority of the contests are scheduled to be held as of May; meanwhile, during the months of January, February and March two, three and nine events have been included respectively.

Finally, it should be noted that the vast majority of the trade fairs included in the calendar will take place in rural areas, especially in municipalities with fewer than 5.000 inhabitants, where these types of activities contribute to economic, social and cultural dynamism.

Fairs 2021

Source: The Adelantado de Segovia

The Concentration to be held from January 7 to 10, 2021 in Cantalejo (Segovia), as reported in a statement on December 3, 2020, is suspended.

The organization affirms that, since that communiqué, “this terrible pandemic continues even more virulence, for this reason and because of our social responsibility with our community, it forces us to protect the health of both motorcyclists and their families, based on the recommendations , regulations and prohibitions agreed between the Government and the Autonomous Communities. "

The new call has already been announced for the dates of January 6 to 9, 2022 and it will be then that the motorcyclists will meet again and share that camaraderie, friendship and solidarity on which the International Winter Motorist Concentration "The Legend Continues" is based. .

For all this, "The Legend Will Continue" in Cantalejo in 2022.

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Inauguration last Saturday, January 2, of the exhibition 'Images of Antiquity. Return to Roman architecture in Segovia '.

This photographic exhibition accompanied by explanatory panels is located in the premises attached to the town's retirement center and will be open to the public until January 10, from 16.15:20.00 p.m. to XNUMX:XNUMX p.m.

In addition, the Cauca historian Víctor Cabañero will carry out several guided tours next Saturday, January 9 at 16.15pm, 17.15pm, 18.15pm and 19.15pm. That same day, the exhibition will open from 11.00:14.00 to 30:XNUMX for children in passes of XNUMX minutes each.


In the aforementioned exhibition reconstructions of the cities of Confloenta, Cauca, Termes and Segovia can be seen. It is a great opportunity to visualize a part of the history of our province, like a journey through graphic documents produced thanks to current technical means.

This exhibition is part of the Christmas activities proposed by the Coca City Council, which will end with the parade of the Three Kings, scheduled for today from 18.30 pm in the Plaza Mayor. Unlike other years, it is a static parade, but they will have the musical accompaniment of the Municipal Music Band.

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Source: The Adelantado de Segovia

 

Get to know the Archaeological Classroom of Aguilafuente and its mosaics, let yourself be enchanted by the church of San Juan, that great treasure full of precious stones and hallucinate with the anatomy and movement of Florentino Trapero's sculptures.

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In the Tenerías room, a selection of works by local artists will be exhibited, both pottery and painting. 

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The Zuloaga Museum in Segovia hosts the exhibition 'La Cueva de la Griega, art of many times' on the Project for the Diffusion of Heritage Resources of the Villa de Pedraza, as one of the most important prehistoric and historical enclaves of the town. This exhibition will be open to the public until January 31 and its visiting hours will be from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10.00:14.00 a.m. to 16.00:19.00 p.m. and from XNUMX:XNUMX p.m. to XNUMX:XNUMX p.m., according to the information published by the ICAL Agency.

This initiative is part of the PAHIS 2020 Plan for the Cultural Heritage of Castilla y León, with a total investment of 32.930,84 euros co-financed with FEDER Funds. The sample dedicated to this singular sanctuary that contains manifestations of rock art and epigraphy that illustrate different periods and brings together information and images about the prehistoric, Roman and medieval engravings that it possesses.

The territorial delegate of the Junta in Segovia, José Mazarías, visited the exhibition on this cave sanctuary from the end of the Paleolithic Age, with art and epigraphic manifestations that illustrate different periods of the prehistoric and historical past. The exhibition wants to promote and disseminate this cultural asset and explain in a simple way the characteristics of the cave and the context in which the different engravings found in it are framed. It also provides information on the different investigations and actions carried out to increase knowledge of the enclave, and highlights the cultural and historical value of this jewel of Segovian heritage.

The exhibition is part of the Project for the Diffusion of Heritage Resources of the Segovian town of Pedraza, which includes the dissemination of two enclaves in this municipality: the Griega Cave and the Hontanilla Tower. In the Zuloaga Museum, only the one corresponding to the Griega Cave is exhibited, the complete project will be shown in February in Pedraza, and will gather information about the Cave and the Tower, as well as two documentary videos about each of the two heritage spaces.

The Cave of the Greek

The Griega cave is located in the foothills of the Sierra de Guadarrama. The engravings found make it an essential reference for the study of prehistoric art and Roman rock epigraphy of the Northern Plateau, due to its extensive series of Palaeolithic and post-Palaeolithic engravings and Roman inscriptions.

It draws attention for its repeated human presence throughout history, from the advanced Paleolithic to the Bronze Age or the first years of the Iron Age, and during the centuries from I to III AD There are also epigraphs dated from those of the XIII and XIX. 119 Upper Palaeolithic and 311 post-Palaeolithic engravings dating from 13.000 to 11.500 years have been described. The engravings are zoomorphic in nature, with deer, horses, fish or bovids; anthropomorphic and signs. Post-Palaeolithic engravings correspond to the XNUMXrd or XNUMXst millennium BC and as for their subject matter, geometric abstractions predominate, without human or zoomorphic figures being found from this period.

Another hundred of the engravings correspond to inscriptions from Roman times. The reason why the Roman population entered the cave to make the engravings is unknown. But it is curious that Roman spellings respect Palaeolithic drawings, since they placed their signs near the ancient engravings, without affecting them.

Most of these Roman inscriptions are personal names, along with the names of two Roman divinities. Certain votive-religious formulas used by the Romans have also been found, such as the expression 'votum solvit', ('fulfilled the promise'), which confirms the use of the cave as a sanctuary. The engravings corresponding to medieval, modern and contemporary moments prove that the cave was frequented by visitors throughout history.

Diffusion in the XNUMXth century

According to the information of the Territorial Delegation of the Board, the Griega Cave was discovered in 1898 by Tomás and Llorente, but then it did not detect rock carvings or archaeological remains of any kind. It was not until 1970 when E. Ballesteros and J. Herrera, from the Speleological Section of the Sociedad Deportivo-Excursionista de Madrid, discovered a horse engraved on clay existing about 45 meters from the entrance of the Cave.

From then on, new engravings began to be discovered and the need for an in-depth research project called 'Inventory, study and conservation of prehistoric rock art in Castilla y León (1989-1993), funded by the Junta de Castilla and León in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture.

In 2010 work was resumed within the framework of a new project financed by the Board, in which priority was given to the application of new technologies in the documentation and conservation of the parietal art of the Griega Cave.

The cultural project highlights the uniqueness of the goods and at the same time the high degree of historical representation of both: on the one hand, the Griega Cave, a sanctuary of Segovian rock art since the Paleolithic, and on the other, the fortification of one of the village and land communities in which the medieval repopulation was articulated south of the Duero.

The Project for the Diffusion of Heritage Resources of the Segovian town of Pedraza is part of the series of Cultural Projects that constitute an initiative launched by the Historical Heritage Plan of Castilla y León 2004-2012 (PAHIS) and continuing with the PAHIS Plan 2020 Cultural Heritage of Castilla y León.

These cultural projects use an interdisciplinary methodology and a program of participation and public dissemination. On the other hand, they promote consultation and patronage as a formula for joint responsibility and social awareness of the value of cultural heritage.

Zuloaga Museum

Source: Segoviaudaz

With a selfish and rude little prince and a duck with a broken wing that cannot emigrate with the rest of the family, it begins tomorrow, Monday, December 21, from 19:00 p.m., Christmas week at the Theater Juan Bravo of the Diputación.

After the children of the family had the opportunity to embark on the adventures of the pirate Barracuda on Friday, the smallest of the house - and it is necessary to emphasize the term 'little' -, will be the main protagonists of the auditorium tomorrow . And it is that, 'El princi-pato', which is the name of the play that Juan Bravo will visit, is aimed at children between 3 and 7 years old, an age that, both from the Presidency of the Provincial Council and from the Theater Directorate , is considered "ideal" to begin to bring children closer to the performing arts.

Panduro Producciones and Marmore Producciones put this piece on the stage in which two characters, a prince and a duck, discover that there is nothing more fun in the world than having someone to share and play with. The show, which takes place with puppets, tells how a boy of just five years old who has been educated with a heavy hand and cruelty shows the same values ​​that he has been taught; despotic values, which will soon find their counterpoint in one of his vassals, Candela, who is the same age. She, with the invaluable help of a duck that cannot fly with her flock, will teach him the meaning of patience, kindness and respect.


'Unique', the story of a dethroned prince
On generosity and the importance of knowing how to share, also treats 'Unique', the piece that will take the witness on the Juan Bravo tables on Tuesday 22 at the same time. With another child as the protagonist and also directed at the public between 3 and 7 years old, this piece by Teatro Paríso written by Iñaki Rikarte will sound like many of those parents who have seen their only son become a dethroned prince.

Until the arrival of his little sister, whom Hugo himself wishes before knowing what that implies, the protagonist of this nothing unique story was the center of attention. His whims were granted and his toys were his alone. When Elisa was born, Hugo had to learn that, despite or precisely because of this, he is still unique, but not 'the only one'. The company proposes, with this story, a transversal story for parents and children with which the whole family can learn to better understand why it is so difficult to give up the throne when a new member arrives.

Tickets for these two shows, as for the rest of the Juan Bravo Theater children's programming, can be purchased at the box office and on the Tickentradas platform at the single price of 5 euros.

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The Municipal Band of Music of Coca will offer a concert of Christmas carols in the Plaza Mayor of the town next Saturday, December 19 at 18.00:XNUMX p.m.

Given that the Christmas concert that they usually perform cannot take place due to the health crisis of covid-19 - since it takes place in a closed space and the public is usually made up of people of all ages, some of them are population risky - it will be a simple performance of about an hour that the musicians have prepared for Christmas.

This initiative is not a substitute for the traditional Christmas concert. The group does not normally perform Christmas carols concerts, although they do perform during the parade of kings.


The Coca City Council proposed to Asier Doval, director of the band, if there was the possibility of carrying out an act during the Christmas holidays and they decided to start this small open-air concert.

“We are living a difficult time in terms of culture and it is difficult to disseminate music, especially in small towns, where everything is quite stationary. The shows in closed spaces are limited, even the preparation and rehearsals of our group are complicated because we play wind instruments, so you cannot use a mask; we have to respect distances, so it is not the best time to play in a closed place ”, says Asier Doval.

Attendees will be able to enjoy different popular Christmas carols under the Christmas lights arranged in the Plaza Mayor. The public will be seated and guarding all security measures. As it is a genre that the municipal band does not usually work on, it is a very special concert for them, since, in addition, they have not been able to perform before the public for a year.

“We have not performed with spectators since the Christmas concert last year, so for the band it is exciting to play for the people again since we are not living an easy moment in that regard. I think that continuing to play and maintain what we have is essential, even in very basic conditions such as doing a simple Christmas carol performance. This will give a bit of encouragement both to the musicians, who play altruistically, and to the public that always accompanies us ”, concludes Doval.

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In a year in which illusionism is more necessary than ever, the province of Segovia will once again experience magic in an intergenerational way, thanks to the involvement of the Diputación de Segovia and its purpose of bringing closer residents-young and old- of peoples to the different performing arts. For the fourth consecutive year and again as part of the program of the International Festival Live the Magic that takes place in Castilla y León, 'Segovia, magical province' will host up to sixteen performances and three workshops that, in this edition, will have a very marked accent Segovian.

And the thing is, the Segovian magicians Quiquemago, Gele Rodrigo, Iván Asenjo and Héctor Sansegundo will be part of a line-up that will run from December 19 to January 5 and which also includes Amélie from Madrid, Mag Malastruk from Alicante, the Argentine Cristian Miró and the magicians of the Vive la Magia School. As in previous editions, all of them will demonstrate that there are many ways to do and understand magic, and will unleash the imagination and assumptions of the public through words, objects, effects, melodies, nonsense, dances, handkerchiefs, letters or stunts.

In this way, while Quiquemago, a musician as well as a sleight-of-hand artist, will offer a 'Magic Musician Concert' accompanied by his violin for the audience of Sacramenia on December 27, Coca on January 2 and Carbonero el Mayor on January 3, Gele Rodrigo will add humor to music and magic to present to the residents of Fuenterrebollo on January 2 the show 'Musicomic Magic'. With the company of his enchanted guitar and his inseparable pet Corky, the Segovian will demonstrate the reasons that have led him to receive more than twenty national comedy and magic awards and that have made him a benchmark 'youtuber' in this matter.

Regarding Iván Asenjo and Héctor Sansegundo, the other two Segovians participating in this edition and better known by the general public, their performances will be distributed among the municipalities of Cantalejo on December 19, Navas de Oro on December 26, Hontanares from Eresma on December 27, San Pedro de Gaíllos on January 2 and Bercial on January 5 (Iván Asenjo) and Brieva on December 30 (Héctor Sansegundo). The television Ivan Asenjo will combine heels, androgyny and dance to give strength to his magic of impossible effects under the title of 'Atrévete' and, for his part, Héctor Sansegundo will act as 'Head magician' making participants of a crazy and comical show all attending families.

And since there is no Christmas in which dreams have no place, Rosana Vidal, through her alter ego Amèlie, will present on December 19 in Riaza 'Consiste en dreaming', a journey to the culmination of a dream in which the The artist reveals the wishes of the public aided by comic situations, amazement, poetry and even the circus.

The 2020 calendar of performances of 'Segovia, magical province' will be completed with the presence of Mag Malastruk in Bernuy de Porreros on December 26 and in Campo de San Pedro on 27 and Cristian Miró in Palazuelos de Eresma on December 19 and in Valseca and Grajera on January 2 and 3, respectively. The first has specialized in family magic for more than twenty years and has been the promoter of the Infantomagic Days, in which a small group of magicians from all over Spain specialized in children's magic study and research in order to enrich the magic sector. childish. Regarding the second, who started in the world of show business as a tango dancer, his ability to modulate his voice will be able to amuse, entertain and surprise the spectators who come to applaud 'El mago de la ventriloquía' live.

Finally, and so that the little ones can know some of the secrets -but not all- that the illusionism keeps, two magicians from the Vive la Magia School will travel to Cuéllar on December 28, Cerezo de Abajo on January 2 and Navalmanzano on January 4 to carry out workshops and share with the children the steps of the process of some of the most surprising tricks.

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The organization of the Ayllón Fogo Rock music festival has scheduled a national band contest that will take place during the winter in an online format, mainly in January, and in the spring in ten towns in the northeast of Segovia. Sepúlveda, La Matilla, Cerezo de Abajo, Campo de San Pedro, Ayllón, Maderuelo, Santo Tomé del Puerto, Riaza, Grajera and Boceguillas are the locations chosen to develop the first edition of this contest physically.

In total there are 70 groups registered, of which a selection of 20. During the first phase, both the public and the professional jury will choose the ten best groups, which will be the 10 that perform the concerts in the municipalities mentioned.

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Christmas comes to the Gonzalo Menéndez Pidal Theater in El Espinar

The Auditorium's management wants to put the finishing touches to a very complicated year due to the health situation with a great offer of theater, music and dance and several surprises that will be launched soon
 
Christmas is coming and at the Gonzalo Menéndez Pidal Theater in El Espinar they want to live up to such important dates. As is tradition, as the end of the year approaches, the Auditorium's management wants to put the finishing touch to the fourth quarter's programming and thereby round off the theater, music and dance offer that the space usually provides to all the Shire. In addition, in the Culture Area of ​​the City Council they are immersed in the preparation of several surprises that will be announced soon.
 
The first date to enjoy will be today Saturday, December 5, at 19:00 p.m. José Corbacho and Javi Sancho promise to have an evening of laughter with their monologue show entitled #lodelarisa. These two great television figures combine their abilities to generate good humor in the purest comedy style, standing in front of the public and with a microphone as their only props. A sample of their particular visions of life, in which they sharpen everything. Between the sharp tongue of the first, and the spontaneity of the second, they get those present to laugh at ease, something more necessary than ever in the current situation.
 
But let the viewer not believe that he will only come to listen, he will also be the protagonist. Captained by one of the classics of humor, such as Corbacho, they appear before the public with this format, framed in a tour throughout the national territory.
 
The December bridge will also count for a show that will make the family enjoy thanks to the proposal on December 6, at 18:00 p.m., entitled 'Glove Story'. Through the music of a piano, the protagonists use the comedy and the frenetic rhythm of silent movies to tell a love story. Set in a cinematographic space, a man and a woman appear as if they came out of an old-fashioned development in sepia tones. Both use two ladders, a trunk and a bunch of balloons to make up swings, storms, mountains, babies, boats, beaches, or hearts. A love affair that, without saying a single word, will passionately live his comic adventures.
 
The month will be closed with the appointment of December 12, at 19:00 p.m., where dance takes the lead with the adaptation of 'Fígaro, barbero de Sevilla', presented by the Iberian Dance Company. 27 years of intense work, through research, innovation and dissemination of the heritage of Spanish dance, guarantee the prestige of the company directed by Manuel Segovia, which is considered one of the most consolidated in the scenic panorama of our country.
 
Inspired by the iconic Beaumarchais trilogy, with a markedly eclectic character, the work becomes a game, a nod to three cities in a timeless and clean space. Only through his dances and music, viewers will travel to different times and demarcations, without losing the course set by Rossini's transgressive opera bufa, which 245 years later remains one of the most relevant works of comedy within music, in a mockery of established morality.
 
In addition, in order to expand the offer of safe leisure during this time, the Department of Culture and the direction of the Theater are already preparing a series of premiere cinema in which to enjoy a wide variety of titles. The dates and times of these screenings will be announced very soon, which will turn the space into a cinema of the highest level located in El Espinar.
 
 
 
 
 

The Federation of Rural Women, FEMUR, a pioneering organization and reference in the defense and promotion of rural women, launches the XXIII International Fair of Rural Women, PRONATURA, through an e-commerce that aims to accelerate digitization in rural areas and innovate the lives of rural women to achieve their full empowerment.

 
The www.feriafemurpronatura.com initiative is a pioneering pilot project that aims to support and help women artisans in these difficult times. For this reason, FEMUR has worked to make it a very new Fair, where they join forces to promote with a greater scope the more than 2.500 products that rural women make in a traditional, sustainable way, respecting their origin and with the maximum commitment to the rural world.
 
There are food products such as lavender honeys, gins of various flavors, sausages, pasta, anchovies, preserves, cheeses, etc.… and in crafts you can buy clothes, umbrellas, costume jewelery, leather bags, headdresses, crochet purses… Facts with the best ingredients, with great care and affection, always committed to the rural environment.
 
This marketplace of rural products, which is financed by the Junta de Castilla y León through the Ministry of Family and Equal Opportunities, will remain active for a whole year, with special emphasis on the week of December 7 to 13, the eve of the Christmas holidays where a discount of ten percent will be applied. All those interested in acquiring artisan food and handicraft products (honey, cheeses, nuts, condiments, jewelry, clothing, leather, books, glass, soaps, etc…) can visit www.feriafemurpronatura.com.
 
The National President of FEMUR, Juana Borrego, advances that they have opted for this initiative because it makes progress, grow and adapt to the rural world towards new technologies. "This proposal means thinking about a future with more possibilities for rural women, and that is one of FEMUR's objectives."
 
In addition, according to Juana Borrego, that constant support is essential for their entrepreneurship “we will continue to train them to promote the development of rural environments, diversifying the rural economy and equating women in the era and the digital economy
 

The association inaugurates its creations this year in the churches of San Miguel and Santo Tomé, the Plaza Mayor of the town and the Sanctuary of El Henar

 

Cúellar does not renounce its traditional nativity scene route. Despite the difficulties, and with the appropriate security measures to prevent the transmission of the covid, the Asociación Cultural Belenistas has not stopped working in its workshop to fill the town and its surroundings with new creations. This year's route includes some new spaces where the portals have been installed.

The president of the group, Sonia Martín, explained that it has been the passion of the members of the group for the tradition of birth that has led them this year, despite the circumstances, to create new initiatives "to keep that flame burning and that love for nativity scenes that fills us so much ». Thanks to this, they have managed to create a route that runs through spaces such as the Santo Tomé chapel, outside, where you can see a Neapolitan cloth; in the cloister of the Sanctuary of the Virgen del Henar, a biblical nativity scene entitled 'Among angels the Lord sleeps'; and in the church of San Miguel, a monumental birth. Added to them are the nativity scenes by Jesús García, which can be admired in a shop window next to the Plaza Mayor, and the installation of the plaza itself, which this year will feature a luminous lamp acquired by the Cuéllar City Council.

 
The nativity scene of the church of San Miguel, where the route was inaugurated, has part of the Olot pieces of the parish, such as the Magi and the annunciation of the shepherds. Clay pieces from the Cerrada Brothers have been included in the background. And to top it off, a spectacular forty-centimeter high Nativity by the sculptors Daniel Alcántara and Montserrat Ribes.

In the background appears the wall of Jerusalem, which has eight gates, of which two of the most important are reproduced: Herod's, so named because it led to the house of this king; or the Golden Gate, also called 'of mercy'. Martín explained that the latter has a great meaning for the Jews, since, according to the sacred scriptures, this will be the door through which the Messiah and the liberator of Israel enter. In the nativity scene it has been outlined with scaffolding, under construction, to be opened later after birth.

The president of the group pointed out that all creations "convey something and have a why and a meaning." This year, as a special element, the baby Jesus will wear a white rose, in all births, in memory of Carles Tarragó, president of the Spanish Federation of Nativity Scene bearers, who died on December 1 from the covid.

Martín praised her figure and highlighted the confidence she showed in the Cuéllar group and how every Christmas she toured Spain visiting the nativity scenes of the local associations. As a symbol of their support and appreciation, they have joined the federation's proposal and there will be white roses in their honor at all nativity scenes.

During the inauguration of the route, in which the nativity scenes were accompanied by political officials, such as the regional attorney for Citizens Marta Sanz, the mayor of Cuéllar, Carlos Fraile and the councilor Raquel Gilsanz, as well as by several parish priests and the vicar of the Diocese, Martín announced that Cuéllar will host the national congress of nativity scenes in 2022, something he has been working on almost since the birth of the local group. The president was proud of the achievement, although she is also aware that "much work remains to be done." There is "great enthusiasm for this project", which will allow "to carry the name of the town, the province and the nativity scene throughout Spain." This year's congress, scheduled in Córdoba, had to be held virtually, commissioning. The Cuéllar association was in charge of the moderation of some workshops.

At the inauguration of the route, the priest Fernando Mateo who sent a message of hope to the attendees, before blessing the nativity scene installed in San Miguel. The event closed with the words of one of the nativity scenes and the homage of the group to three of its members, thanking them with a diploma for the work in favor of the association and the creations that have been made this year. The entourage then moved to the Sanctuary of El Henar, where the rector, Carlos García, blessed the creation installed in the cloister of the Sanctuary

During the toughest weeks of the pandemic, the nativity scenes of Cuéllar did not stand still and launched their initiative of stones of hope, adorning them as figures of the nativity scene. Finally they made more than 8.000 pieces, which they distributed among health personnel and volunteers from different corners of Spain. They also carried out more than a hundred nativity scenes, which they put up for sale in order to pay for the materials of the initiative. «Those days when we were all confined, we were united by the illusion of filling every house or every corner of hope, being the star that, as in our nativity scenes, illuminated the day to day of some of those people who were in first class line in the pandemic ”, highlighted Sonia Martín.

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November ended and, with its end, will also arrive tomorrow Friday, December 4, the conclusion of the twenty-third Provincial Theater Show, a cycle that has once again highlighted the important love of theater that exists in the towns of the province and that has not let the pandemic end tradition, being one more exponent of safe culture.

It will be La Herradura Teatro, which was already on the boards of the Juan Bravo de la Diputación Theater on November 21 with 'We are up to ... ¡¡¡', the group in charge of closing the curtain of an Exhibition that, without the possibility of fill the auditorium as in previous years, has registered 1308 spectators in the sixteen performances represented so far, averaging close to one hundred spectators per appointment.

This time, the group, led by Pedro Sanz, will perform from 19:00 p.m. 'Baby a la carte', a play in which sixteen people are involved, including performers and technical team, and which is a true reflection of what could happen in any meeting of friends from school who decide to meet again years later. After a long time without seeing each other and having become mature women, throughout the meeting the friends will share their problems and frustrations, among which the fact that they have not yet been mothers stands out.

Showcasing humor, like most groups that have participated in this Provincial Theater Show, La Herradura will let its protagonists decide that it is not yet too late to experience motherhood, but it will also show them that the process to achieve it will not be easy. With baby or without baby, with the applause for the farmer group, an exhibition in which a total of twelve groups have participated representing seventeen functions, among which comedy has predominated and in which, once again, the Classic and contemporary scripts have interspersed their presence on the stage of the most important stage in the province.

 

Ray Gelato & The Giants concert canceled

In another vein, the Juan Bravo Theater wants to inform that, due to mobility problems of the Ray Gelato & The Giants group due to the pandemic, the concert scheduled for Saturday, December 5 has been canceled and, in initially, postponed to a date yet to be determined. The Directorate of the Theater works to find a possible date in this same month of December, although everything will depend on the situation and the exceptional circumstances.

For the moment, the rest of the programming is maintained and during this bridge of the Constitution, Segovians will have the opportunity to enjoy on Sunday 6 their countrywoman Gema Matarranz in 'The island' and the play 'Caravan, the story of María and Manuel 'on Tuesday the 8. Due to the curfew, the time of both functions has been advanced.

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