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Marbella to host event to boost sardine heritage bid

  • Three events on Thursday will help drum up support for the campaign for the 'espeto' to be decalred intangible cultural heritage by Unesco

Beach bars in Marbella will host events on Thursday 20 September to boost the campaign, supported by the town hall and the provincial government, for the traditional sardine 'espeto' to be declared intangible cultural heritage by Unesco.

Events kick off at 6pm at Pepe's Bar on La Venus beach where members of the public can sign up for a workshop demonstrating the art of threading sardines onto the traditional canes.

From 8.30pm the sardine fiesta will take place on the beaches of La Venus in Marbella, La Salida in San Pedro Alcántara and Pinomar in Las Chapas, where free sardines will be available and entertainment provided in the form of live music.