Weekend activities around Torrevieja

ALTHOUGH the activities of Holy Week are behind us, cultural activity in Torrevieja continues.

If you have not had the opportunity to do so, do not miss out on visiting the Park of Nations where the IX Exposición de Modelismo Naval y Estático y Radio Control ‘Ciudad de Torrevieja’, or Model Boat exhibition, is taking place.

On the weekend, from about 10.30am, radio control boat enthusiasts sail their boats around the ‘lake’, and everyone is invited to visit and view, or even bring down their boat, for free.

In the Exhibit Hall Vista Alegre in Calle Concepción, you can relive the Semana Santa processions through an exhibition of Easter Miniatures, all handmade and crafted by two fellow photojournalists, Alfonso Pascual and Pedro Grimao. Across the road in the Real Club Nautico on Paseo Vista Alegre, you can see the Painting Exhibition Ortuño.

Further along the seafront on the Paseo de la Libertad, the XVI International Book Fair is taking place, where you will find the latest titles and also a selection of English books, at great prices, from Bargain Books.

And finally in the exhibition hall of the Centro Cultural Virgen del Carmen, you can visit an exhibition that the Ceramics Workshop students have made under the heading ‘Women’. Just a few of the local events taking place this weekend.

Antic Auto is the largest classic, vintage and antique car show in the region is taking place at the IFA exhibition centre, beside Alicante airport this weekend too.

Along with the cars on display there are many other activities; music, kids stuff, demonstrations all there to pass away a couple of hours or more.

There are sales of classic and vintage cars, motorcycles and spare parts, clubs and associations, journals, magazines, kids toys, organizations and institutions, old toys and collector’s items, clothing and accessories.

It takes place today (Saturday) and Sunday at the IFA Exhibition Centre, located beside Alicante Airport.

On Saturday it is open from 10am to 8.30pm and on Sunday from 10am until 7pm.

In the adjoining building to Antic Auto is the first collectors and antique fair to be held at the IFA. It features clubs and private sellers and exhibitors of such items as weapons and equipment, stamps, old books, toys, watches, dolls, records, coins, comics and pens.

The entrance fee is €7 to both shows with discount details available from: http://anticauto.feria-alicante.com/.

And least you forget, on Monday it is another fiesta day in the region, so many of the public buildings and banks will be shut, so plenty to plan ahead for on this last long weekend before the summer.

By Keith Nicol

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