By Cathy Elelman • 30 June 2020 • 13:19
COOLUTURAL GO!: Almeria city will host more than 40 cultural and music events over the peak holiday season
CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Almeria Facebook @aytoalm
THERE is a packed programme of cultural and events this summer in the Costa Almeria capital, although the original plans have been modified due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
City Mayor Ramon Fernandez-Pacheco explained the Cooltural Fest festival has become Cooltural Go!, which features more than 40 cultural and musical dates between the beginning of July and mid-September.
Among the big name acts are chart-topping Spanish bands Miss Caffeina and Amaral.
This year’s concerts will be staged in the Plaza Vieja and in the remodelled La Hoya park at the foot of the La Alcazaba fortification.
“If Almeria is Culture, as our slogan says, so it will also be in the coming months, although circumstances force us to do things differently”, the Mayor commented at Monday’s presentation
The format will be “more intimate and inclusive” this year, according to the city council.
Maximum audience numbers will be limited, and there will be strict compliance with health and safety regulations. Seats will be spaced well apart, hydro-alcoholic gel will be made available and disinfection teams will be on hand.
As well as the Cooltural Go! events, Almeria city council’s Culture department is organising its own summer programme, with comedy, classical music, rock, flamenco and more.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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