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Festivals and events

The Romería de San Isidro in 2012
The Romería de San Isidro in 2012 / SUR
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San Isidro

Almuñécar.20 May,.

The VII Romería de San Isidro takes place this Sunday. The procession will leave the centre of the town after 9am mass in the San Salvador church and head towards the Vega via the Río Verde.

Día de Caracol, Ríogordo.

Día de Caracol, Ríogordo. / SUR

Bee day

Colmenar.20 May.

Organised by the Malaga Bee Keepers Association the Museo de Miel (honey museum) will be having an open day from 10am and winners of the honey races and their families will be given a free guided tour. There will also be a candle making workshop for children and drawing competition. www.mieldemalaga.com

Fiesta de la Naranja

Coín.20 May.

Declared a a festival of cultural interest, the fiesta includes tastings of dishes made with the local oranges, including traditional cod salad.

Día de Caracol

Riogordo.27 May from midday. Recinto Piscina Municipal.

The day of the snail celebrates the culinary tradition of eating snails prepared in many different ways.

Magpie International Gallery

Marbella.18 May. C/Virgen del Pilar. 200m from port.

‘Art as an Investment’ is a discussion with Andreia Pina, Gregor Nusser and Prof Christophe de Landtsheer.

'The Marriage Settlement' by Hogarth, one of the artists to be discussed by John Iddon.

'The Marriage Settlement' by Hogarth, one of the artists to be discussed by John Iddon. / SUR

Gaucho Festival

Torremolinos.18-20 May, from 1pm. Plaza de la Nogalera.

The cultures and traditions of Argentina will be celebrated at this festival. There will be stands with Argentinian crafts and gastronomy as well as live music. www.torremolinos.com

Hard Drink and Harlots in Art

Benahávis town hall.22 May at 6.30pm. Benahavis Town Hall.

John Iddon will deliver a talk on the themes of sexuality and alcohol in art by discussing the works of great artists such as Hogarth, Degas, Lautrec and Picasso.

Ronda Romántica

Ronda.23-27 May. Streets and plazas of the town.

Town’s people dress in costumes from the 19th century and recreate events from Ronda’s past. There is a procession and historic fair and everyone joins in to bring back the time when Ronda was home to the ‘bandoleros’.

Ronda Romántica

Ronda Romántica / ÁLVARO CABRERA

Seasonal clothing one day sale

Fuengirola.24 May , 10am-12.30pm. Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre.

A sale of clothing for all seasons at the Lux Mundi shop in Fuengirola. Coffee, cake and tapas available. Full details contact Fundación Lux Mundi Fuengirola, C/Nueva 3. Tel: 952474840

Phoenix Club trips

Lavender gardens in Alpujarras.25 May. Various pick up points including Maro. 25€. Optional lunch 15€.

A delightful Mediterranean mountain garden. Price includes entry, coach fare and driver’s gratuity. Email: phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk