- The event will join other activities to celebrate the holidays such as the children’s theatre show, concerts and the visit of the Three Kings
The mayor of Redován and in charge of the Department of Festivals, Nely Ruiz, together with the councillor for Culture of the municipality, Clara Ezcurra, presented this morning the activities that the Redován Council has programmed for this Christmas. “This year, and due to the situation we are experiencing in relation to the Coronavirus, we have had to reduce the number of activities, but at no time has it been considered to leave the municipality without Christmas activities during these special days,” said the first mayor, who added that “all the activities scheduled will be carried out following a strict safety protocol and with all the guarantees against the Covid-19.
The main novelty will be the first Christmas decoration competition for façades and balconies, which, as the Councillor for Culture explained, “is an initiative that was created with the aim of involving citizens in the municipality’s festive decoration, and thus contributing to creating a Christmas atmosphere in the town’s streets”. All those registered in Redován can participate, “registering for free before Monday 14 December by presenting the completed form at the Town Hall, which can be found on the municipal website, and competing for three prizes in the form of a Christmas basket”, explained Ezcurra. The decorations will have to be installed until 6th January, to be visited by the members of the jury to assess their originality and colouring, as well as the lighting used, creativity and the aesthetic result of the decoration.
This competition will be joined by the children’s theatre play “Tarzán”, which the youngest visitors will be able to enjoy on Sunday 20th December from 17:30 in the auditorium of the Casa de la Música ‘Antonio Ibáñez Serrano’. Entrance is free, “and the capacity for this activity will be limited, and children must enter with a protective mask, respecting the safety distance and complying with the prevention protocol before the Covid-19”, indicated the Councillor for Culture. This Christmas we will also be able to enjoy the performance that the Redován Musical Union will carry out on the morning of the 24th in different parts of the municipality, also starting at 10:00, and “with the aim that the carols and typical songs of this season can be heard from different parts of the town, without the residents having to move or leave their homes,” explained Ezcurra.
Similarly, the Three Kings will visit Redován again on 5 January, with a tour of its streets starting at 17:30, so that the children can greet them from their balconies and receive gifts from their Majesties. Previously, and from 28 December, “the children will have been able to deposit their letters with their wishes for this Christmas in the Royal Mailboxes, which will be installed during these days in the Parish Church of San Miguel Arcángel, in the Sagrados Corazones Primary School, and in the offices of the Local Police”, indicated the Mayor.
Nely Ruiz also wanted to invite the citizens to participate in these Christmas events and to celebrate these very special dates “always following all the indications of the health authorities and respecting the limitations established by the Generalitat for meetings of people both in public and private spaces, as well as respecting the limitation of driving at night”. Meetings with family members or friends can reach 10 people on 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st December and 1st January, while the ‘curfew’ will be extended to 1.30am on 24th, 25th and 31st December.
- The prizes, up to 1,500 euros, will be announced at the concert scheduled for June 27 at the Antonio Ibáñez Serrano House of Music
The Councilor for Culture of the City Council of Redován, Clara Ezcurra, has announced that the deadline for sending works to participate in the National Contest of Pasodoble Composition “Villa de Redován”, which this year celebrates its third edition, is already open , and whose bases were approved last Friday at the Local Government Board.
The deadline for submission of the original and unpublished compositions of the pasodoble concert mode will be Friday, May 29 at 2:00 p.m. Of the works received, a jury composed of three members of recognized prestige within the world of music will make a previous selection of four compositions, which will be performed by the Musical Union of Redován in a concert at the Antonio Ibáñez Serrano House of Music on next Saturday June 27th.
It will be there where the pasodobles winners are announced, being the first prize of 1,000 euros and diploma, whose name will decide the Musical Union, and 500 euros and diploma for the second. The third and fourth prizes will also receive nominative distinctions. The musical group will also decide with its vote the piece deserving a special mention.
The participation bases, with the requirements and way of sending the works are available at the Electronic Headquarters of the City of Redován. Any questions or requests for information may be directed by email to the address email@example.com, or by phone 635 59 30 22.
- The event, which celebrates its tenth edition this year, has had the participation of 79 children from the center, who attend 3rd grade
Last Friday afternoon, at the Ricardo Ruiz Poveda cultural center in Redován, the awards ceremony for the tenth edition of the drawing contest “Las abarcas desiertas” was held, organized by the Miguel Hernández Chair of the UMH university, the councilors of Culture and Education of the Redován City Council, the Miguel Hernández Cultural Foundation and the Sagrados Corazones school in the municipality.
In this way, the four elementary school students who won the prize, consisting of a batch of school products, have been José Miguel Gómez Sigüenza (class A); Alejandro Rives Guirao (class B); Diana Cortegano Pérez (class C), and Verónica Peral Bascuñana (class D).
The winning works were selected last December by the jury composed of José Luis Ferris, director of the Miguel Hernández Chair; Marisol Ibáñez, Councilor for Education; Clara Ezcurra, Councilor for Culture; Aitor Larrabide, director of the Miguel Hernández Cultural Foundation, and Mª Amparo Puertas, director of the center.
Both councilors conveyed their congratulations to the finalist students, “and especially to the four winners of this contest,” said Ezcurra, Councilor for Culture, “which brings the figure of the poet Miguel Hernández to our schoolchildren.” For his part, Marisol Ibáñez, mayor of Education, highlighted the high quality of the 79 works presented, “which have shown great talent this year and have made the choice of finalist drawings very difficult.”
- The awards for the winning pieces were delivered last Saturday, November 30 at the concert that took place in the House of Music of the municipality
The second edition of the Villa de Redován Pasodobles Contest already has a winning work. The piece ‘Shines like the light’, composed by Fernando Lizana Lozano from Madrid, won the first prize of this competition nationwide and endowed with 1,000 euros, among the 4 works that managed to reach the final concert last Saturday in the auditorium of the Antonio Ibáñez Serrano House of Music.
The winning work, chosen by the jury of specialized musicians and made up of José Miguel Rodilla Tortajada, Sixto Manuel Herrero Rodes and Javier Pérez Garrido, will be renamed ‘Musical Union of Redován. 30th anniversary 1989-2019 ’, in honor of the anniversary of the creation of this musical association.
The second place, endowed with 500 euros, went to the pasodoble composed of the Almeria Francisco M. Castilla Gutiérrez and entitled “Landscapes”, while the third was for the work “Virguerías”. Its author, Malaga’s Tomás Ocaña González, also obtained the Special Mention granted by the popular vote of the Musical Union of Redován, also organizers of this contest and performers of the works at the concert. The fourth prize went to the work ‘Santana’, by Murcia composer Pablo López Bernal.
The Councilor for Culture, Clara Ezcurra, wanted to congratulate the winner of the contest “but also the four finalists, who have been able to attend this concert today, for the great quality of the works presented, something that has made it very difficult for the jury the choice of a single winning work ”. Likewise, the mayor of Redován, Nely Ruiz, has conveyed her congratulations to the first prize “and to all the participants of this contest that, with this second edition, has already been consolidated and puts Redován on the national music scene”.
- The second edition of this national competition has had a large participation, with a total of 10 works received
The City Council of Redován will announce the winners of the II national contest of pasodobles “Villa de Redován”, after the concert next Saturday, November 30 that will take place from 9:00 pm at the House of Music “Antonio Ibáñez Serrano ”of the municipality.
The four finalist pieces, “Shine like the light”, “Landscapes”, “Santana” and “Virguerías”, will be performed by the Musical Union of Redován, where a jury composed of three members of recognized prestige in the world of music will choose The winning work. Cash prizes amount to 1,500 euros, giving 1,000 euros to first place, 500 euros to second and nominative distinctions for third and fourth place. Likewise, the Musical Union, who also organizes the contest, will give a special mention to the piece they choose by popular vote.
“We are very satisfied with the reception this second edition has had,” said the mayor of Culture, Clara Ezcurra. “This is a contest of great relevance and nationwide, in which this year we have had a very large participation to receive 10 pieces,” he said. “It is certainly a contest that has become a benchmark among composers of this genre, since we have received pieces from all parts of Spain, such as Andalusia or Madrid,” added the councilor.