The village of Árchez is today celebrating its second Residents’ Day as part of the annual cultural week. There will be music from Jukebox Bandits at 8pm and Proyecto Mandarina at 10pm as well as a market selling food from the countries represented in the village and beer tastings.
For the fourth year running, a group of Finnish artists has been in Árchez for the week and they will be displaying their work until tomorrow, Saturday 2 June.
Árchez residents, Krisse and Jukka Sulonen, who are originally from Finland, run the painting course from their home in the village every year and the end of the week one of the works is given to the town hall.
About 23 per cent of the 500 people who are registered on the town hall’s Padrón are foreign and include Brits, Finns, Belgians and Dutch. Mayor Mari Carmen Moreno explained at a press meeting about the week that the population of foreign residents “enjoy participating in village life”and that she feels that it is “important to celebrate the village’s diversity.” More information: www.archez.es