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The annual Holi Mela Festival of Colours in Adeje will be this Sunday, 24 March, in the parking area to the side of the new hotel in La Caleta from midday. As always there will be music, dance, entertainments, and above all, colour, in a living and colourful prime example of the convivencia which has become Adeje’s byword. The event is organized by the Tenerife South Hindu Association, and is getting more popular each year with tourists and residents alike.READ MORE

The annual “Guanche Cup” regatta, Fenautica, will be held in the Marina del Sur in Las Galletas on 8 & 9 June. It is now an established great success, with a huge marine fair and additional events for children, food stalls, music, competing yachts, charter craft, and much more … a great weekend for any sea-lovers! Fenautica is a genuine sea fiesta which organizers intend to appeal to residents, locals, visitors, tourists, adults, children, and sports people. There is further information on the Marina del Sur website HERE, and the video below will hopefully give a taste of the event, one not to be missed!READ MORE

Tenerife has its own version of the Karate Kid, though hardly a “kid” at 94 years of age! Island president Carlos Alonso has said he found the following performance of Eduardo Oramas and his group of palo Canario fighters from south Tenerife jaw dropping. It will also have brought the sport to a far wider audience in Spain nationally now that they’ve appeared as contestants on Spain’s Got Talent! How many actually knew of this sport? Or that you could be so good at it at the grand age of 94! You can have a look at it HERE!READ MORE

Updated 3pm: The UK’s Ambassador to Spain Simon Manley has written this open letter to British nationals living in the country. An open letter from HMA Simon Manley to British citizens living in Spain I’m sure you have been watching events closely, both in Brussels and in London, so I wanted to give you a quick update about what all of this means for British people living here in Spain. Following the recent votes in the House of Commons and then the ruling by the Speaker of the House of Commons not to allow another vote on the Withdrawal Agreement this week, PM Theresa MayREAD MORE

Photo: Arona Ayuntamiento. Arona Ayuntamiento has announced the imminent demolition of the Casa de los Bethencourt on the front in Los Cristianos. The council says that the building has become a significant health risk, and that the demolition should take place in the next few weeks, restoring the coastal space of the paseo de Los Tarajales to the public, and allowing for the refurbishment and updating of the park above. The council says that the works are part of the overall plan that has been carried out over recent months, works including reformation of the Chalet de los Peña, demolition of the Casa de losREAD MORE

Adeje’s Easter passion play is full of drama and emotion, and this year’s preparations for the performance on Good Friday, 19 April, are now underway. Although some 300 actors take part each year, by far the majority of performers are residents in the municipality. And again this year, Adeje Ayuntamiento has issued a call for those who would like to be more than a spectator, and to take part in the Pasión. You can register in the Cultural Centre in Adeje between 8am and 10pm, or by phone to 922 756 246. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult when registering. The eventREAD MORE