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Re: Dates for your diary

Post by Slartibartfast » July 3rd, 2011, 11:37 am

Isla del Ray / Isla del hospital - Kings Island / Hospital Island

Situated in Mahon's harbour near Es Castell. Everyone is welcome to visit the Island, the boat leaves from Cala Fontanillas [between the Ray Carlos and the Agamenón hotels] at 08:45 on Sunday mornings, with the return around 11:00.

There is an excellent guided tour in Spanish and a separate one in English after which you are invited to breakfast where you'll be able to taste local delicacies. No tea or coffee, but you can wash the breakfast down with beer and vino :razz: or a soft drink.

The entire trip including the boat there and back is free, but we hope you will dig deep when the donation bowl comes round.

There web site is http://www.islahospitalmenorca.org/ but it only works in Internet Explorer :???:

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Re: Dates for your diary

Post by Sunseaker » July 3rd, 2011, 3:08 pm

:razz: We took my two sisters this Morning, they, as we had a great Morning :razz:
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Re: Dates for your diary

Post by watta » July 3rd, 2011, 3:12 pm

Thats a great link Steve and glad you enjoyed yourselves Denise this morning. Must make a visit the next I'm over. :finga: :finga:

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Re: Dates for your diary

Post by the mad buyer » July 4th, 2011, 7:43 pm

ooooooooooooh. we will deffo do this :grin:
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Re: Dates for your diary

Post by JanSchofield » July 4th, 2011, 10:00 pm

think we might go too, though getting up and there for 9.00am might be a tad optimistic with my son and his girlfriend :lol: :lol: :lol:
Feels good to be home :ele: :ele:

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Re: Dates for your diary

Post by Slartibartfast » July 6th, 2011, 9:00 pm

Casa Andaluz and the Asociacion Rociera Isla de Menorca to their celebration of their Romeria 2011.

Taking place this coming weekend, Saturday and Sunday 9th and 10th July there is an extensive programme of events for your enjoyment. Not to be missed!!

The procession of Horses and Carriages along Cami d'en Kane, typical Costumes, Food, Wine, Flamenco, Sevillanas and the legendary Andaluz hospitality.
I attach a copy of the programme ,which you should be able to understand although in Castellano, of the event on their annual commemoration of Nuestra Senora la Virgen del Rocio.

Enjoy

Apologies for the poor translation but you should get the gist of it.

VIERNES DJA 8 DE JULIO
Por la tarde-noche, el bar situado en el Recinto Ferial de Es Mercadal estara a disposition del publico en general.
FRIDAY JULY 8 DJA
In the evening, the bar in the Fairgrounds Es Mercadal will be available to the public in general.


SABADO DIA 9 DE JULIO
A las 6:00h. - Concentration en nuestra sede de Ramon y Cajal n° 6 de Mahon.
At 6:00 pm - Concentration at our headquarters in Ramon y Cajal n ° 6, Mahon

A las 6:30h. - Salida de la carreta con la VIRGEN DEL ROCiO y demas carretas rocieras. Recorrido: CI Ramon y Cajal, CI Virgen de Gracia, CI Anuncivay, Plaza Principe, Bajada al puerto, carretera de Mahon-Fornells, Cami den Kane, parada en Alior a desayunar y de nuevo Cami den Kane hasta la localidad de Es Mercadal.
At 6:30 pm - Check the cart with the Virgen del Rocio and other rocieras carts. Route: CI Ramon y Cajal, Our Lady of Grace CI, CI Anuncivay, Plaza Principe, Down at the port, road Fornells Mahon, Cami den Kane, Alior stop for breakfast and again given Kane Cami to the town of Es Mercadal.

A las 11:30h. - Encuentro de carretas y recibimiento oficial por parte del Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Es Mercadal en la Plaza Pere Camps.
At 11:30 h. - Meeting of carts and official welcome by the Hon. City Hall is in the Plaza Mercadal Pere Camps.


A las 12:30h. - Espectaculo ecuestre a cargo de la Asociacion Menorquina de Criadores y Propietarios de Caballos de Pura Raza Espanola.
At 12:30 h. - Horse show by the Asociacion Menorquina Breeders and Owners of Purebred Spanish Horses.


A las 14:30h. - Comida campera en el "REAL DE LA ROMERiA", compartida por todos los romeros y el publico en general. Ademas nuestro bar regentado por el restaurante "2 G's" estara en disposition de servir "riquisimas tapas", la "manzanilla" y el "rebujito".
At 14:30 h. - Dinner jacket in the "REAL 'Pilgrimage', shared by all the pilgrims and the general public. Also our bar owned by the restaurant "2 G's" will be in disposition to serve "delicious tapas", the "chamomile" and "rebujito."


A las 17:00h. - Inauguration del "REAL DE LA ROMERIA" y de las casetas de los romeros.
At 17:00 h. - Inauguration of the 'REAL' Pilgrimage 'and booths of the pilgrims.


A las 18:30h. - Se recibira a nuestras primeras Autoridades insulares y locales en el "REAL DE LA ROMERIA".
At 18:30 h. - You will receive our first island and local authorities in the 'REAL' Pilgrimage. "


Alas 19:00h.- SOLEMNE SANTAMISA ROCIERA, celebrada por D. Florenci Sastre, parroco de la parroquia de San Martin de Es Mercadal y cantada por el "CORO ROCIERO" de La Casa de Andalucia de Menorca.
At 19:00 h. - SOLEMN SANTAMISA Rociera held by D. Florenci Sastre, pastor of the parish of St. Martin de Es Mercadal and sung by the "Chorus ROCIERO" La Casa de Andalucia de Menorca.

Finalizada la Santa Misa, se hara la Ofrenda Floral y Productos Tipicos a Nuestra Senora la VIRGEN DEL ROCl'O.
A continuation, actuation del "CORO ROCIERO" de La Casa de Andalucia de Menorca.
After the Mass, the wreath will be made and local products to Our Lady the Virgen del ROCl'O.
A continuation, actuation of the "Chorus ROCIERO" La Casa de Andalucia de Menorca.



A las 21:15h. - Actuation del "CORO ROCIERO" de La Casa de Andalucia de Calvia.
At 21:15 h. - Performance of "Chorus ROCIERO" La Casa de Andalucia Calvia.

A las 22:30h. - Actuation de los Cuadros de Baile "AMOR" (Lucero, Alegrias, Caireles y Semblanza) de La Casa de Andalucia de Menorca, a cargo de Mayte Castillejos en Sevillanas y Rumbas y Luis Miguel Lopez en Danza Espanola y Flamenco.
At 22:30 h. - Actuation of Tables Dance "LOVE" (Lucero, Alegrias, Tassels and Portrait) La Casa de Andalucia de Menorca, by Mayte Sevillanas and Rumbas in Castillejos and Luis Miguel Lopez in Spanish Dance and Flamenco.

A las 00:00h. - "ROSARIO DE LA AURORA". Salida en procesion de Nuestra Senora la VIRGEN DEL ROCIO.
At 00:00 h. - "Rosario de la Aurora." Departure procession of Our Lady the Virgen del Rocio.


DOMINGO DJA 10 DE JULIO
A las 14:30h. - Comida de hermandad en el "REAL DE LA ROMERIA", compartida por todos los romeros y el publico en general. Ademas nuestro bar regentado por el restaurante "2 G's" estara en disposition de servir "riquisimas tapas", la "manzanilla" y el "rebujito".
At 14:30 h. - Food of brotherhood in the 'REAL' Pilgrimage ', shared by all the pilgrims and the general public. Also our bar owned by the restaurant "2 G's" will be in disposition to serve "delicious tapas", the "chamomile" and "rebujito."

A las 17:00h. - Actuation de baile a cargo de la "ASOCIACIO DE DANSA ESPANYOLA I FLAMENC DE CIUTADELLA".
At 17:00 h. - Dance performance by the "ASSOCIATION OF FLAMENCO DANSA I CIUTADELLA Espanyol."

A las 18:00h. - Baile de los Grupos de Alumnos cargo de nuestra "ESCUELA DE BAILE ANDALUZ".
At 18:00 h. - Dance of the Student Group in charge of our "DANCE SCHOOL OF ANDALUSIA."

A las 19:15h. - XIII CONCURSO DE SEVILLANAS Y VII CONCURSO DE CARRETAS.
At 19:15 h. - XIII SEVILLANAS CONTEST CONTEST CARTS AND VII.

A las 20:00h - Baile de los alumnos de la escuela de baile de la "ASOCIACIO DE DANSA ESPANYOLA I FLAMENC DE CIUTADELLA".
At 20:00 pm - Dance students at the dance school of the "ASSOCIATION OF FLAMENCO DANSA I CIUTADELLA Espanyol."

Alas21:00h. - Entrega de TROFEOS.
Alas21: 00h. - Awards ceremony.

Finalizara el acto con la despedida de la Carreta de la VIRGEN DEL ROCiO a los sones de la Salve Rociera y del Himno de Andalucia, y con el agradeci-miento sincere por la hospitalidad al querido pueblo de ES MERCADAL.
Ended the event with the departure of the cart of Virgen del Rocio to the strains of Hail Rociera and Anthem of Andalucia, and the growth sincere gratitude for the hospitality the beloved town of Es Mercadal

Nota: Los interesados en montar una carpa, caravana o acampar, deben dirigirse a La Casa de Andalucia de Menorca para obtener el permiso correspondiente. Rogamos respeten las indicaciones de la organization.
Note: Those interested in setting up a tent, caravan or camping should be directed to La Casa de Andalucia de Menorca for permission. Please respect the directions of the organization.
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Re: Dates for your diary

Post by Slartibartfast » March 31st, 2012, 9:13 pm

To coincide with the Queens Jubilee [2nd - 3rd of June] there will be a number of events around the Island.

Hort Sant Patrici are making a special vintage wine to celebrate.

As last years British Menorca weekend was such a success, it will be held again this year on the 2nd - 3rd Of June in Es Castell to coincide with the Queens Jubilee. Some great events/entertainment is planned, full itinerary when I receive it.

There will be a classic car rally across the Island stopping at various points, again more details as I get them.
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Post by Slartibartfast » March 31st, 2012, 9:17 pm

Red Arrows

Are again coming to Menorca on the 26th of September [not as some websites say in June] So if you are in Menorca them make sure you are in or near Mahon in a good vantage point for this spectacular show.

Make a note its on the 26th of September
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Post by Grumps » April 1st, 2012, 8:47 am

So dissapointed....had read in Local papers they were going to be their 25th June........... :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:
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Sat 2nd June

Post by Slartibartfast » May 6th, 2012, 5:19 pm

PROPOSED PROGRAMMES FOR THE WEEKEND OF 2nd./3rd. JUNE

These two programmes are for guidance only. They could be subject to some slight changes in timings, additional acts and/or cancelations due to funding prior to official publication.

SATURDAY JUNE 2nd.
DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS A COMMEMORATION OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II’s 60 YEARS AS MONARCH

11.00,
A PEAL OF WESTMINSTER ABBEY BELLS. To announce the start.
CAVALCADE OF VINTAGE CARS, CARRIAGES, MOTOR BIKES, BICYCLES & OTHER FORMS OF TRANSPORT. This will make two circuits of the Plaza Esplanada (The inauguration of the year of Richard Kane, the 300th anniversary since he was made first British Governor of Menorca in 1712)
OFFICIAL OPENING SPEECH BY BRITISH CONSUL DEBORAH HELLYER ACCOMPANIED BY THE ALCALDE OF ES CASTELL LUIS CAMPS & OTHER OFFICIALS.

THROUGHOUT THE DAY
STREET MARKET comprising stalls of
Asociacion Rociero de Menorca—Gipsy caravan with typical Spanish products, Jamon, Chorizo etc
Gin Xoriquer—Gin & Tonic, Pomada etc. Special limited edition labelled Gin bottles.
Hort Sant Patrici—Wine and cheese tastings and special limited edition wine.
Rotary Club—Tombola and cake stalls.
Club de Jubilados—Cerveza y refrescos
Probus Club—Pimms stall
Cruz Roja—Craft stall and providing First Aid
Manos Unidas—Craft Stall
Rosemary Garland—Photographic Exhibition
Menorca Britannia—Information and direction
Accompanying music of the 50’s
CHILDREN’S GAMES & PONY RIDES

13.30
AFTERNOON BREAK

15.30
KARAOKE/MUSIC OF THE 50’s by Colin Cork

16.30
BRITISH CHOIR

17.30
PEAL OF WESTMINSTER ABBEY BELLS announcing
JUBILEE SIT DOWN STREET TEA PARTY (ticket only)
[Tickets can be bought through this site. Please contact me either via E-mail or PM]
PIANIST during party

18.30
MENORCA CHARITY PLAYERS

19.00
EXHIBITION OF HORSES by Linares--to be confirmed depending on funding

20.00
LIVE MUSIC TO THE BANDS “REVIVAL” & “THE LEGEND”
Starting with a JIVE DEMONSTRATION
Followed by POPULAR DANCING for everyone
Continues till 23.00 FINISH

SUNDAY JUNE 3rd.
THE EVENT ----“BRITISH MENORCA” A DAY CELEBRATING THINGS ANGLO /MENORQUIN OF THE XVIII CENTURY

11.00
ARRIVAL OF CAVALCADE OF VINTAGE CARS, CARRIAGES, MOTOR BIKES, BICYCLES & OTHER FORMS OF TRANSPORT. These will be parked around the square for inspection (The inauguration of the year of Richard Kane, the 300th anniversary since he was became first British Governor of Menorca in 1712)
INAUGURATION BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE CONSELL INSULAR, SANTIAGO TADEO, THE ALCALDE OF ES CASTELL, LUIS CAMPS AND OTHER DIGNITARIES
THROUGHOUT THE DAY
STREET MARKET comprising stalls of
Asociación Rociero de Menorca—Gipsy caravan with typical Spanish products, Jamon, Chorizo etc
Gin Xoriquer—Gin & Tonic, Pomada etc. Special limited edition labelled Gin bottles.
Hort Sant Patrici—Wine and cheese tastings and special limited edition wine.
Rotary Club—Tombola and cake stalls.
Club de Jubilados—Cerveza y refrescos
Probus Club—Pimms stall
Cruz Roja—Craft stall and providing First Aid
Manos Unidas—Craft Stall
Rosemary Garland—Photographic Exhibition
Menorca Britannia—Information and direction
VARIOUS ARTISANS STALLS DEMONSTRATING MENORCA CRAFT MAKING OF THE 18th. CENTURY
CHILDREN’S GAMES
PONY RIDES

12.00
CHOIR OF THE CLUB DE JUBILADOS , ES CASTELL

12.30
FOLK LORE GROUP “ES REBOST”

14.00
REST BREAK

16.00
ORCHESTRA—BAND OF MAHÓN

17.00
FOLKLORE GROUP “CASTELL DE SANT FELIPE”

17.30
SINGER/S –to be confirmed

18.00
FOLK LORE GROUP “CASTELL DE SANT FELIPE”

19.00
SPECTACULAR HORSE SHOW BY “SON MARTORELLET”—depending on funding

20.00
POPULAR DANCE TO LIVE MUSIC BY THE GROUP “ESTELL”

23.00
FINISH
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