By Laura Kemp •
Published: 04 Jun 2021 • 12:32
'Poetry In The Street' In Mijas Pueblo. Image - Mijas Ayuntamiento
A new activity, ‘In full light. Poetry in the street’ has been presented in Mijas Pueblo.
A NEW activity, ‘In full light. Poetry in the street’ has been presented in Mijas Pueblo. Mijas Pueblo is painted with poetry, the walls, corners and squares of the nucleus are filled with verses of classic poets. A new activity from the Department of Culture was presented yesterday, June 3, by the mayor of Mijas, Josele Gonzalez, and the mayor of Culture, Veronica Ensberg.
“It is an innovative initiative that puts even more culture at street level. What we seek is to continue adding attractions to our municipality, so that those who visit us have even more frames to be photographed,” said the mayor of Mijas, Josele González, who says that this is a pilot initiative that hopes to be extended to other parts of the municipality in the future:
“This circuit of poetry has started in Mijas Pueblo to see what the feedback is from the residents of Mijas, but we are already talking about the future to continue expanding this tour throughout the municipality. We want to continue promoting Mijas not only from an aesthetic point of view but also through culture, which is an attraction in itself.”
“I invite the Mijeños to walk the streets of Mijas to find the phrase that represents them, share it through social networks and at the same time ask neighbours to protect these small pieces so that, in addition to the white streets, these verses are part of the route of our beloved town,” concluded González.
The mayor of Culture, Veronica Ensberg explained that “everyone who wants to participate in this cultural activity can come to the House Museum of Mijas Pueblo and pick up some triptych maps where they will be able to see where these verses are located and take a book of poems with all the verses displayed in the streets.”
In total 22 verses of classic poets such as Miguel Hernandez, Federico Garcia Lorca, Gloria Fuertes, Rafael Alberti or Antonio Machado or Malaga as Lorenzo Salval, Alvaro Garcia, Isabel Bono or Maria Jose Coronado Luque coming to Mijas to “promote and enhance the value of writing and reading poetry. We will continue betting on these safe cultural initiatives such as taking poetry to the streets,” added Ensberg, “we have tried to make it a route that covers much of the town.”
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