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Music with Taste ... to Segovia

“Música con Gusto” returns, the gourmet rural music festival of the Caja Rural Foundation

Every summer more than 500 people enjoy this festival, which is already consolidated in Segovia, and the “sold out tickets” poster hangs every year.

With the arrival of good weather, the most beautiful settings of the Segovian heritage are adorned to host the Music with Taste festival, two gourmet evenings in which music will be the main protagonist and will merge with the scenic beauty and gastronomy.

On Thursday, July 23 at nine o'clock at night, the festival will kick off with a magical space, the Alcázar gardens (next to the San Marcos bridge), a stage that has traditionally hosted the cadets' end-of-year dance. An idyllic setting in the middle of nature, where the majestic Alcazar has witnessed the loves and heartbreak of the students of the Artillery Academy ...

The Segovian duo Wine Notes, with the vocalist Henar López and the guitarist Gele Rodrigo, will open the festival with a repertoire of Acoustics with Denomination of Origin, and then the Troupé de la Merced, Segovian eclectic orchestra, will be carried away to trick us into their trip of naturalness, fun and a point of picaresque.

Monte Nevado will put "the taste", with a selection of Iberian ham and exhibition of Iberian ham cut and the Segovian winery Avelino Vegas, will offer three wines to put the finishing touch to the first evening of the festival.

On July 30 at the same time, the Patio de Armas of the Artillery Academy will dress up to receive Zoe, a musical duo composed by pianist Miguel Ángel Recio and vocalist María Recio, who will perform a popular song repertoire. Spanish. Next, the Malandro Club band, formed by Javier Mayor (double bass), Alberto Vaquero (trumpet) and the native of Martín Muñoz de las Posadas Gorka Hermosa (accordion), will present a careful repertoire equidistant between the traditional music of the Iberian peninsula, jazz, tango and contemporary classical music.

El Cordero restaurant will be in charge of the gastronomic part (three tapas) and El Decantador, a Segovian project by sommelier Paco Plaza and businessman Alvaro Gil will offer three wines to round off the evening.

Tickets are priced at € 19 and can be purchased on the Caja Rural Foundation website www.fundacioncajaruraldesegovia.es

IMPORTANT: the organization has all the necessary security measures to ensure the absolute tranquility of the attendees (limited capacity, sufficient space between locations, individual gastronomic passes, etc).

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The spectacular violinist Ara Malikian will give a concert at the Royal Palace of La Granja on August 6, within the framework of the Jazz Royal Palace program, promoted by National Heritage. From July 3 to September 12, the five royal palaces will host paid concerts by Malikian, Zenet, Andrea Motis, Bob Sands Big Band and Dulce Ponte. To these are added another 20 free concerts in the Campo del Moro in Madrid by jazz formations. Tickets will go on sale on July 1 on the National Heritage website.

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The XXI edition of the Festival of Oral Narrators will be held from July 6 to 12, adapting its format to the current situation and moving it entirely to the gardens of Los Zuloaga (next to the church of San Juan de los Caballeros). Once again, great voices of the oral narration will come to the city from the hand of the writer and narrator Ignacio Sanz, director of the initiative organized by the Department of Culture of the Segovia City Council.

With the aim of extolling the value of the spoken word, this special program will have a cast of seven narrators. Throughout the week they will present themes of diverse nature and will drink from improvisation, thus combining the experience of their literary references with the surprise factor.

The festival will be held under all the necessary sanitary prevention measures against Covid-19, with reduced capacity and the dispensing of hydroalcoholic gel. All actions will start at 22:00 and the symbolic price of tickets, 3 euros, will go to the Red Cross for the acquisition of perishable products that support local merchants to alleviate the effects of Covid-19. Tickets can be purchased from June 26 through www.turismodesegovia.es and from July 1 at the Visitor Reception Center.

• Monday, July 6: Pablo Albo is a writer marked by his surreal tendency who spends a good part of his time touring schools and libraries as a storyteller. Like a good surrealist, he plays with the absurd and tends to be confused. Humor is an essential part of his narrative shows.
• Tuesday, July 7: Quico Cadaval. Perhaps it is the strongest prop of oral narration in Spain. Gallego, putative son of Don Álvaro Cunqueiro. Theater director, writer and speaker. In his stories, in addition to an overflowing and flowery verbal apparatus, there is always an ethical desire that has made him the master of oral narration.
• Wednesday, July 8: Cristina Verbena. It is a storyteller from Zaragoza who is accompanied by a warm voice and an elegant stage presence. Drink from refined literary sources such as Cortázar or Calvino. Sometimes he intersperses small songs between story and story.
• Thursday, July 9: Diego Calavia. We are before a narrator from La Rioja who works magic while he relates. As we know much of the magic lies in the voice. Calavia does it with the teaching experience, at last, it is a classic that hypnotizes.
• Friday, July 10: Rodorín. Here is one of the puppeteers who, while reporting, uses objects that have a metaphorical attribute added. He usually does it for children, but this time his stories with objects are intended for the adult audience.
• Saturday, July 11: Paula Carballeira. Galician actress, writer and oral narrator. Much of the magic in their stories comes from the ancient Galician world. But also of its narrative strength, its sobriety, its capacity for seduction.
• Sunday, July 12: José Ovejero. We are before a writer who has obtained some of the most prestigious awards in the literary scene. At the same time, he is a writer who tells his own stories. He does it with solvency and sobriety; at last he is also a professional on stage.

Source: Segoviaudaz

Saint John of the Knights

An international classical music festival that bets on new national and international promises in an original program with a wide variety of styles and formats.

Held in different towns in Castilla y León since 1999, in 2008 it establishes its permanent headquarters in the gardens of the Royal Palace of the Royal Site of San Ildefonso and in its Casa de las Flores.

The Festival is part of the programming of the Magic Nights of La Granja in collaboration with the Real Sitio Town Hall.

Information points
Tourist Office of the Royal Site of San Ildefonso
Dolores Square

(+34) 921 47 39 53

Prior reservation is essential at the Tourist Office of the Royal Site of San Ildefonso
More information at: fundacion.katarinagurska.com
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The Tourist Office of the town opens its doors this Friday

The Cuéllar Tourism Office (Segovia) opens its doors this Friday with new proposals and schedules for tourist visits in the town during the summer. The new resources, with dramatized routes and visits to the old town, will be incorporated throughout the month of July, offering new products every weekend to tourists and visitors who come to Cuéllar.

With the opening of the Tourist Office, the guided tours of the Castle, the Mudéjar Art Center and Walks through the historic center begin, as well as the free visit of the Wall, the viewpoints route and the Fishermen's Path.

Starting on Saturday, July 4, Saturdays and Sundays, the Dramatized Route through the Historic District and, starting on Friday, 10, the dramatized night visits in the Castle of the town and, one week later, the dramatized visits for children, Saturdays and Sundays from the Tanneries Center. Finally, from July 25 and the rest of Saturdays, the nightly dramatized literary route arrives through the historic center.

On the adaptation of the new regulations on the occasion of COVID 19, the Cuéllar City Council announced, according to Ical reports, that the guided tours within the Castle-Palace will have a maximum capacity of 15 people and the guided or dramatized tours of the historic center may reach up to 30 people.

In addition, the Tourist Office will have hydroalcoholic dispensers, disinfection mats, with delimitation of spaces to comply with social distance and the guides will remember that exposed goods or exhibition material cannot be touched, as well as avoiding touching where possible. walls, railings, or handrails. Visitors are recommended to book the desired visit, since the groups will be reduced to adapt to the new sanitary measures, with control of groups and their representatives to follow the COVID-19 regulation.

The summer schedule of the Cuéllar Tourism Office will be, until September 30, from 10.00:1400 a.m. to 16.30:20.00 p.m. and from 921:140 p.m. to 014:XNUMX p.m., Monday to Sunday. For more information and reservations, call XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX and email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Source: The Day of Segovia

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The Segovia City Council, through the Department of Culture, has worked with the different festivals of the Segovian summer, MUSEG Segovia Music Festival, Various Music, Go to Fresco and Folk Segovia, to create an eclectic program that will put rhythm to the nights of the Segovian summer.

"Segovia, an oasis of culture" is an initiative that merges those festivals, canceled due to the pandemic, to ensure the continuity of cultural programming, energize the city and support the Segovian cultural fabric.

On the one hand, the Zuloaga Garden will host every Saturday, from July 4 to September 5, ten musical performances of different styles, plus a children's concert that will take place on Sunday, July 19. Music and poetry, folk, jazz, soul, funky, or symphonic music are just some of the genres that the public will be able to enjoy in this return of Segovian cultural programming.

The cycle will be opened by the musical recital of the Segovian poet Elvira Sastre (July 4), "Elvira en voz", accompanied by the musician Manu Míguez, to continue with the folk music of La Musgaña and Free Folk (July 18), the show children's "Hamelin ... with music elsewhere" by Andreas Prittzwitz (July 19), and the Ensemble of the Castilla y León Symphony Orchestra (July 25).

The program continues in August with the flamenco show by Macarena Ramírez (August 1), the jazz and tango night of Let the children play Big Band and La Lunfardita (August 8), and the funky-soul evening that Freedonia will offer (15 August). There will also be space for opera and zarzuela at the gala starring mezzo-soprano Cristina del Barrio, tenor Miguel Borrallo and pianist Puerto González (August 22); as well as for the pop rock of Rebeca Jiménez and Sisters & Bro (August 29).
The cycle will end with a very Segovian night: the Mondongo Swing duo, formed by Cuco and Luisa Pérez, and La Banda del Búho, with a night of cabaret and soul (September 5).

All the performances will begin at 22:00 except for the children's show that will start at 20:30 and the Ensemble of the Castilla y León Symphony Orchestra at 21:30.


Solidarity collection

Ticket sales will begin on June 24 at www.turismodesegovia.es and at the Visitor Reception Center from July 1. Tickets to all shows will cost 10 euros, except for the Ensemble of the Castilla y León Symphony Orchestra and the children's show, which will cost 3 euros. In addition, there will be discounts of 20% for under 25s and over 65s (8 euros) and 70% for unemployed people (3 euros).
The proceeds will go to the Spanish Red Cross in Segovia in order to alleviate the effects of Covid-19 through the acquisition of perishable products in local businesses.

An emblematic and safe place

The Zuloaga garden, located next to the church of San Juan de los Caballeros, will be presented more than ever this summer as an oasis for culture. The City Council of Segovia has considered this location as an ideal space to enjoy culture again in a privileged heritage environment, outdoors.
Due to its characteristics, this enclave allows the prevention measures against the Covid-19 to be maintained, both at the entrances, entry and exit routes will be created, as well as in the capacity control, to avoid crowds, creating a safe space. The capacity will be reduced to 231 seats, with numbered and pre-assigned seats, keeping a distance of one and a half meters between the seats. Likewise, the space will be cleaned and disinfected before each performance.

Music all summer and in all neighborhoods

The other great program of "Segovia, an oasis of culture" is an ambitious call with which the Department of Culture wants to support professional musicians from Segovia. More than 500 performances distributed in 13 areas of the city, will fill Segovian nights with different rhythms, every Friday and Saturday at 21:00 p.m. and 22:30 p.m. In this way, the residents of each neighborhood can be surprised with a new performance every weekend while strolling through its streets or enjoying a terrace.

Around 70 professional Segovian musicians will participate in small-format concerts with rhythms ranging from folk and jazz, through classical music and signature music, to Latin American sounds or rock, among many others. This initiative has the collaboration of the AIHS (Agrupación Industrial de Hosteleros Segovianos) and Coca-Cola.

The Segovian artist Gonzalo de la Osa has been in charge of designing the image “Segovia, an oasis of culture” evoking a space that, far from being a mirage, is finally a reality to enjoy close and quality programming this summer .

Source: City of Segovia

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On Sunday June 28 at 9:00 am The Link - Canine Education and Activities and Anut Canine Education will carry out a route with dogs around the Los Angeles de San Rafael reservoir. It will last an hour and a half and the price is 15 euros per dog.

The quarantine has been a shock for both dogs and humans. Many of our canine companions have begun to feel insecure when it comes to relating to others or fears have arisen towards other people or people. With this walk we want to spend a pleasant time between dogs and humans, guided by professionals, and learning how to improve coexistence and walks.

For this reason, during the walk, three professional canine educators will advise attendees on how to properly handle the leash, analyze the interactions that take place and explain notions of canine communication. In addition, there will be some proprioception exercises that can be put into practice on a daily basis and there will be a round of questions to answer all the questions.

The tour is covered by liability insurance.

At the end of the walk, attendees will be able to enjoy together with their dogs the terrace at the foot of the Outdoor Factory reservoir, a partner company of the event. In addition, gifts will be delivered courtesy of the organizers and the collaborating company Naturpet Pets

Who is it geared towards?
• People who want to enjoy a group walk with their dogs in a natural environment.
• Dogs that cannot relate to others in their usual environment.
• People who want to learn how to improve the bond with their dog. Also learn to read the visual communication of their classmates.
• Dogs that show insecurity towards other dogs or people.
• People who want to meet others who share their interest in dogs and nature.
How to register?
Simply write an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 667 88 54 33 (you can also contact by WhatsApp) and we will offer all the detailed information.

Anut Educación Canina is a company based in the province of Segovia. It offers multiple services: Puppy education, adult dog education, advice when looking for the ideal dog, rehabilitation of behavioral problems (aggressive behaviors, fear, separation anxiety, protection of resources, etc.) and socialization walks.

El Vínculo - Educación y Actividades Caninas, is a company that works mainly in Segovia, Ávila and the community of Madrid, it also conducts seminars throughout the national territory. The most outstanding services are dog education and therapy for behavioral problems, as well as offering various recreational and sporting dog activities such as; basic obedience, discdog, dog skills, dog dancing and detection.

Source: Segoviaudaz

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The Councilor for Culture and Tourism announces that the summer season will be full of activities in which security will be the protagonist, with planning for fifteen days and a very varied offer

The town receives summer and a time when, without a doubt, cultural activities mark the agenda of the people of Cuellaran. However, the coronavirus has changed the perspective and the conditions, a fact to which the City Council and the associations have had to react. The Councilor for Culture and Tourism, Maite Sánchez, explained what is the situation that comes with the summer. In the first place, she commented on the position of the Cuéllar City Council, which is of the opinion of “continuing to carry out activities, otherwise, due to the threat of the coronavirus that continues here, but our life must continue and culture is In this sense, they are working with artists from all walks of life to alleviate the blow, "which has not only come to commerce, but also to all the people who are dedicated to the world of plastic arts and performing arts." Remember that there are many activities and events that have had to be suspended: from Easter to the Celtas Cortos concert that would take place now in San Juan, through the Youth Fair, El Chocolate, and what would take place in the nearest future, such as the festival Así Cantan Las Corales, the National Festival of Jota, Sponsalia -for which they worked on a renovation-. The councilor assures that they have been working these months on a fun, varied, inclusive and accessible program for people with different abilities. For this, the spaces are opened, and in addition to the Castle and its Patio de Armas, this year various places are opened "that many locals will discover this summer". Some of them are the atrium of the church of San Esteban, the Chapel of Orphan Girls, the courtyard of the Grammar Study or the courtyard of the Town Hall; "These spaces show the heritage wealth that Cuéllar has," adds the villa.

Sánchez explains that from the area they have raised the summer with "micro events" with a very limited and limited capacity of 30 people who can enjoy various shows at the same time in various parts of the town, on a rotating basis. This will be the dynamic, but concerts are also planned in larger venues, such as the Castle itself or San Francisco.

However, the mayor emphasizes that a "chip change" is necessary in the consumption of culture, changes that come in the form of regulations. It will be necessary to arrive in time for the show because once it starts, the doors will be closed. There will be marked, very clear safety distances when sitting down; The public will be grouped by families, so when making reservations it will be done in this way. Likewise, they recommend the reservation, "try not to arrive at the last minute." There will be very strict hygiene regulations, both for City Council workers and for attendees: constant disinfection, masks and avoiding contacts.

Another of the customs to modulate and that the mayor highlighted is that this year there will be no summer programming magazine. "It is a summer of great instability and we cannot program things that may not exist later, so the programming will take place every fortnight, and the regulations are also strict regarding paper," Sánchez specified. For this reason, on the panels that are in the streets, calendars will be hung: "people will have to come to see what is on that day, we have to get used to getting closer to culture, and it does not always have to come to the mailbox, That is very important, getting used to spending every fortnight and seeing the possibilities, "he said. The summer culture will start with Festeamus and will continue with the dramatized tourism routes through the streets, and will continue with cinema in the Plaza de Toros, storytelling, Nights of the Mudéjar in different spaces, events in the courtyard of the Villa, a Blues Festival and Jazz and, in collaboration with the sports and environment area, marches and Sunday routes.

“This is going to be a very complete summer culturally speaking, and we hope that people participate in the proposals that we are going to make; We believe that the show must continue, so let's go ahead, "concluded the mayor, who despite the difficulties presented by this new normality, assures that programming every fifteen days leaves more space for programming and evaluating alternatives. They hope that the population will soon get used to the regulations that only aim to ensure safety without giving up any kind of cultural leisure, so necessary after a hard period of confinement.

Source: The Adelantado de Segovia

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The Segovia City Council, through the Don Juan de Borbón Foundation, will commemorate the European Day of Music in digital format.

"We want that, even in these circumstances, music shine on the European Music Day, so we are going to take advantage of the facilities offered by social networks to celebrate this day," says Noelia Gómez, coordinator of the Don Juan de Bourbon.

The European Music Day, next Sunday, June 21, will begin with a matinee. The pianist Marco Mezquida will be the protagonist of a concert, on the YouTube channel of the Don Juan de Borbón Foundation, at 10.00:XNUMX in the morning. Chosen 'Musician of the Year', on several occasions, by the Association of Jazz and Modern Musicians of Catalonia, Mezquidase has positioned himself as one of the most complete and expressive artists of his generation in the jazz scene and improvised music in Spain. His musical language reflects all the music that he has been passionate about: jazz, free improvisation, romantic classical music, modern music, his love for the world of song and Iberian and Latin American popular music, contemporary music, pop and rock, flamenco and old music.

Also on Youtube, at 12:00 hours, you can see the video of the Escolanía de Segovia, performing on the streets of the city. A video, previously recorded, that will allow you to enjoy the choir of white voices and the magnificent Segovian monumental heritage.

At 17:30 p.m., on the live Instagram channel, the main protagonist will be Teresa Berganza on an Instagram Live, framed in the cycle 'Conversations in Trust' started by the Don Juan de Borbón Foundation during confinement. The opera singer, one of the greatest figures in the history of lyrics in our country, will speak directly with the coordinator of the Don Juan de Borbón Foundation, Noelia Gómez.

That same day, June 21, new scores of the María de Pablos Collection in digital version will be published on the Foundation's website. Scores of the Romantic Sonata, Quintet Faunos and La Cabrerilla, composed by the Segovian creator, can be downloaded.

On Monday June 22, children will be the main protagonists. Coinciding with one of the last school days, a children's show will be broadcast from the social networks of the Don Juan de Borbón Foundation. At 11.00 am, the children will be able to see “Breathing tales”. In this production, the Quinteto de viento "Respira" and "Teloncillo" come together to offer a unique and innovative program in Spain, combining narrative, theater and music. Recommended for children from three years of age, "Respirando Cuentos" is a dramatized concert with two original and exclusive compositions for the wind quintet, about two classic stories from the universal narrative, 'Ferdinando, the bull' and 'The ugly duckling '.

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Due to the situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Royal Glass Factory rethinks the format of courses taught so far and offers a series of activities and workshops, aimed at all audiences, who comply with the health protocol as well as with the specific safety and environmental regulations in this situation.

The offer is aimed at all audiences: children, young people, adults and even families. The different workshops, courses and experiences will take place in the facilities of the training area of ​​the Royal Factory.

This proposal expands the provision of services that the Institution programs each year through its different training, production and museum areas, the objective of which is set out in its founding act.

Thus, throughout the summer, the program of training activities that will take place between the months of July and September will be as follows:

Workshops for children and young people (July / August, 2 hours, groups of 8 students)
· Personalize a glass with your best design

· Design your tray with recycled glass

· Design your watch

Family experiences
· Casting experience

· Demonstration in the courtyard of the Museum

Monographic Courses
· Techniques for making and decorating glass

Glass blowing

· Sculpture with sand casting

· Hot sculpture with recycled glass

· Introduction to grinding

· Initiation to sandblasting

· Initiation to calligraphy in engraving

· Initiation to Kilnforming

The reopening of the facilities of the Royal Glass Factory occurs after having implemented all the health protocols required by the central government, which guarantee the safety of workers and visitors. Following the Government's recommendations, regular cleaning and disinfection is carried out. The masks will be mandatory for the assistant.

Place: Royal Glass Factory of La Granja

Dates: Between the months of July and August 2020

Hours: Indicated in the schedule of each workshop and / or course

Further information:

http://www.realfabricadecristales.es/es/informacion/cursos-monograficos-0

Source: Segoviaudaz

The routes are framed within the municipal term and the application is designed to be able to solve errors in the itineraries and to progressively add new routes of greater distance and difficulty.

The Nava de la Asunción City Council has created and published its own dossier of sports routes that can be carried out in the municipality. It is a tool to help interpret the different sports routes in the natural environment, to be able to access them safely.

The dossier is made up of a set of closed routes, grouped in a PDF file that can be downloaded from the Consistory website www.navadelaasunción.org. It is designed so that users carry it on their mobile phone and, in this way, they can interpret the route at all times or, if necessary, orient themselves by clicking on the next point of the route they are taking. It will be the application itself that gives the relevant indications to get to that next point.

Each route is accompanied by a short summary with the main indications such as the distance of the route, the time it takes to walk, the difficulty and the unevenness, the starting and ending point of the route, and an image with the map Of the same. To see the detailed route you must 'click' on each map and the application will redirect us to Google Maps, regardless of whether or not you have downloaded the application on the phone. Within Google Maps a route will appear where the signage on the map is much more visible and detailed and, in addition, it offers the possibility of using the phone's GPS to be able to move with the directions of the application.

In each of the routes there are different points indicated through the online map, but they are also marked along the route itself, emphasizing, above all, the routes where there are points where mobile coverage is scarce or one, where the Signs are posted on the ground with beacons.

Currently, the dossier is made up of ten routes, the shortest being four kilometers long and the longest sixteen kilometers long. The route of all of them is complete through the municipality of Nava de la Asunción. The dossier is updateable to be able to modify the possible failures or problems that exist in a route, as well as to be able to expand the number of routes as the de-escalation progresses. Little by little, routes of greater distance and difficulty will be added, through different routes.

“The idea of ​​making this online dossier of sports routes arose when noticing a greater presence of people on the roads closest to the urbanized land of Nava de la Asunción, both for walks, jogging and cycling, so from the We think that it would be a good idea to give the possibility to all the people who wanted to know the natural environment of the town, helping to avoid crowds and favoring social distancing ”, stand out from the Council.

Fostering rural and active tourism is another of the main objectives of the route dossier, to offer tourists a greater number of activities, making this town a pleasant destination for resting and practicing sports close to nature.

Source: The Adelantado de Segovia

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The Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL) and the Hay Festival of Literature & Arts have been awarded the 2020 Princess of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities, as announced today by the jury in charge of its concession. The jury for this Award - convened by the Princess of Asturias Foundation - was chaired by Víctor García de la Concha and made up of Luis María Anson Oliart, Alberto Edgardo Barbieri, Irene Cano Piquero, Gabriela Cañas Pita de la Vega, Aurora Egido Martínez, Taciana Fisac ​​Badell, Elsa González Díaz de Ponga, Santiago González Suárez, Alan Goodman, Álex Grijelmo García, Miguel Ángel Liso Tejada, Rosa María Mateo Isasi, Emilio Morenatti Fernández, Álex Pina Calafi, Ana Santos Aramburo, María Sefidari Huici and Alberto Anaut González ( secretary).

This candidacy has been proposed by Antonio Lucas, member of the jury for the 2020 Princess of Asturias Award for Literature. Exceptionally, due to the health emergency caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the meeting was held by videoconference. According to the Foundation, the Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL) is considered the largest meeting of the Spanish-speaking publishing world and the most important literary fair in the world, along with that of Frankfurt (Germany). For its part, the Hay Festival of Literature & Arts has become one of the most important cultural competitions, which has exported its formula from the small Welsh town of Hay-on-Wye to cities in different countries in Europe and America. The Guadalajara International Book Fair, popularly known as FIL, was founded in 1987 by the university of the same city. After more than three decades of existence, FIL has become a social, political and cultural benchmark around the book.

The Hay Festival of Literature & Arts is a literary gathering founded in 1988 in the Welsh town of Hay-on-Wye, a town of about 1800 inhabitants known at the time for the large number of bookstores, especially used books, which had become I claim not only for bibliophiles, but for tourists in general. Held annually for 11 days in late May and early June, the Hay Festival hosts more than 700 events, including debates, interviews and concerts, attended by audiences from more than 40 countries. Although initially dedicated to literature, the festival has expanded its scope to music, cinema and thought. Some of the most renowned contemporary writers, scientists, politicians, historians and music creators, among others, participate in the meetings. The figures for attendance at the Hay Festival exceed 270 people. Access is free for university students and each year is visited by more than 000 schoolchildren from some 10 schools. Organized by the Hay Festival Foundation, in 000 the Festival began to hold similar competitions in different countries, such as the Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias (Colombia), the Hay Festival Segovia (Spain), the Hay Festival Querétaro (Mexico), the Hay Festival Arequipa (Peru) and the Hay Festival Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates). It also organizes meetings of emerging writers - under 220 years old - with international editions in Bogotá (2006 and 40), Beirut (2007), Port Harcourt (Nigeria, 2018), Mexico (2010) and Aarhus (Denmark, 2014).

Source: The Day of Segovia

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Pending the evolution of the pandemic and sanitary measures, institutions and organizers of major events prepare programs starting in the summer.

On the website of the International Festival 'Titirimuni' it is warned that they are going to "fill the autumn of 2020 with puppets and it is going to look like it is spring", although the final programming and the companies of the thirty-fourth edition are still on the air , pending what the health authorities mark for the week of its celebration, from September 22 to 27. This concern is shared by institutions and those responsible for major events, some that will start in early summer, if they have not been previously suspended.
Marian Palma, director of 'Titirimundi', will leave the program closed in July, with the idea of ​​occupying spaces depending on what is required: 30%, 50% or 70%, prioritizing the outdoors, such as the San Juan de the Knights, also chosen for other cultural activities of the City Council and the Hay Festival.
Palma ensures that the headaches come to guarantee security, hygiene and a procedure to avoid crowds, also pending in other countries and if there is movement between borders, although there are international companies that postpone their visit to Segovia by 2021. Of a total of 34 , from 12 different countries, it is still unknown if the European will be able to participate or if they will only be Spanish. It is a Covid-19 festival, warns its manager, overwhelmed by uncertainty but willing to strictly abide by the sanitary conditions that are imposed. What falls off the bill are the exhibitions and one-man companies prevail.
The Hay Festival, in Segovia since 2006, has everything ready to start on September 7 with the presentation of the visual arts program, led by an exhibition in La Alhóndiga by César Lucas, a benchmark in Spanish photojournalism, and concentrate the most important events of the 18 to 20. Social distance, hydrogels and personal protection will prevail in the Literature and Arts Festival with the message of 'Segovia Segura', with the intention of opening a capacity to a third of the occupation and increasing the time between events to disinfect spaces, according to the director of this traditional cultural activity, Sheila Cremaschi.
Cremaschi maintains that the number of events has not been reduced, there are only changes in terms of capacity and hours, and ensures that no guest has canceled their presence, with only those who come from the United States or India being doubtful. Without revealing names, it guarantees a program similar to last year's, which will be presented on June 20 at 90%.
For his part, the deputy of Culture and vice president of the Deputation, José María Bravo, points out that they focus on how to fit cultural programs and make culture reach the citizens of the province and the Juan Bravo Theater, complying with the rules to which the pandemic forces.
After closing on March 6, the 'Juan Bravo' has blocked dates for the Hay Festival and 'Titirimundi', which is expected to reduce the capacity to 150 seats, out of a total of 450, continuing, between October and December, with deferred works such as 'Don Giovani', by the orchestra, soloists and choirs of the Ópera 2001 company; 'Lady in red on a gray background', with José Sacristán, and 'The colonel has no one to write to', with Imanol Arias, among others.
Work is being done with the groups to maintain, in November, the Provincial Theater Show, allowing companies that have not been able to rehearse a new play to repeat any of the previous ones. You can move to the theater 'Aperitives a banda', taking into account that some municipalities have dissociated themselves from the activity, which also requires a stage of good dimensions, given the number of musicians involved.
Bravo recalled that the project 'Confinactuamos' has been specially launched, which consists of broadcasting videos of a maximum of 25 minutes by 48 professional Segovian artists and groups, from music, storytelling theater or magic, to whom amounts are paid from 250 euros, which are disseminated on social networks and through La8 Segovia.
The 'Esteban Vicente' Museum reopens on June 30 after being able to extend the 'Featured, Telephone Collection' exhibition until September 6, inaugurated a few days before the state of alarm was declared, along with the permanent collection of the painter born in Turégano and 'The flat mountain. The enchanted region ', by José María Yagüe, explains Bravo.
After postponing planned projects, until next year, with international loans, between September 24 and January 10, an exhibition will be held with "closest artists", according to the director-curator, Ana Doldán. The sample scheduled for the end of the year is canceled 'sine die', although it is not lost. The museum's budget has been modified downwards, while a total of 130.000 euros has been transferred to the common fund of the Provincial Council, in support of the social and economic measures derived from the health crisis, from the budget for the unspent theater. .
The Department of Culture has also spent 300.000 euros for the same purposes that do not go to the fairs and parties in Segovia, which have been suspended, according to its manager Gina Aguiar, who plans to open an exhibition of Segovian artists in La Alhóndiga, on 15 September. June. With some activities distributed throughout the neighborhoods of the city and a program dispersed by areas to avoid crowds, as in other cases, the 'Insurrecta' project, by the artist Gonzalo Borondo, is underway, which intervenes in 32 billboards in the city, coinciding with the start of the Comunera revolt in Segovia, five hundred years ago, from June 29 to April 23.
With the idea of ​​boosting talent and local creation, the summer program will star in music in outdoor spaces, an exhibition in La Cárcel and, at the end of June, a Photoespaña exhibition on balconies and windows of old town buildings historical, with images that have participated in the call # PHEdesdemibalcón. FolkSegovia and Various Music shows will be integrated, suspended as general events.
Aguiar trusts that the offer will attract tourism and, as for the International Festival of Segovia, promoted by the Don Juan de Borbón Foundation, the regular programming will be adapted to a joint program that can be controlled in all aspects that marks the new reality. , enhancing the outdoor stages. In addition there will be a program of creativity labs for children and adults.

Source: The Day of Segovia

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This international award, convened by the City Council, has as a novelty the creation of a website for cultural competitions supported by the Ministry of Culture and Sports to receive the poems on-line.

One more year, the Nava de la Asunción City Council calls the XNUMXth International Poetry Prize 'Jaime Gil de Biedma y Alba'. It is an award that, currently, is in a prominent place in the national and international poetic scene, thanks to the significant number of originals presented from a wide variety of countries, as well as their quality.

The eighteenth edition of this award is endowed with 2.000 euros for the winning work, which is promoted and sponsored by the Nava de la Asunción City Council. The poems presented must conform to the rules of the contest. Poets of any nationality may participate, provided they present the poem in Spanish. The theme will be freely chosen but must have a maximum of 100 verses. Only one poem may be submitted per author, whose admission period will end on October 31, 2020. The ruling, which will be final, will be made public on January 8, 2021, the date on which Jaime Gil de Biedma y Alba died, poet who was always closely linked to the town and in this environment much of his work is inspired.

The novelty of this year is that the poems will be sent, preferably, through the Consistory website (www.navadelaasuncion.org), which together with www.mundoarti.com have created a website for cultural competitions supported by the Ministry of Culture. and Sports, to receive the poems online. This system complies with the certificate of anonymity, the protection of the works, the protection of the escrow and transparency in the process. This novelty has been introduced for two reasons: for modernization and another, fundamental, for security by the Covid-19.

The award has several acts that complete the call: a contest among the students of the IES Jaime Gil de Biedma, in order to promote poetry among the youngest, which this year celebrates its twelfth edition; exhibitions; and the fifth micro-story contest both at the CRA Obispo Fray Sebastián and at the IES Jaime Gil de Biedma in the town.

In the last edition of the 'Jaime Gil de Biedma y Alba' International Poetry Prize, the degree in Hispanic and natural Philology of Seville, Diego Vaya, was the winner of the contest with his work 'Man with no name (Trilogy of the dollar)' , in a contest that was very close due to the presentation of more than 300 high quality poems. The winner has a long history in the world of poetry, where some of his poems are collected in various national and international anthologies. A selection of his poetry has been translated into German and published by the University of Osnabrück and, in addition, he has different awards such as the 'Vicente Núñez', and the poetry and novel awards from the University of Seville.

Source: The Adelantado de Segovia

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He wants to take advantage of the inland tourism trend planned for next summer by publicizing the monuments on the public network.

The National Heritage agency wants to take advantage of the pull that inland tourism may have next summer and for this it has launched measures that seek to publicize its monuments, and the health guarantee measures implemented.

For this reason, on Friday, June 5, it published a video on its YouTube channel that, under the title 'Waiting for you to come', invites citizens to visit the Royal Sites, whose reopening the institution has carried out in stages in the context of the de-escalated in the crisis by Covid-19, as reported in a statement.

The video, starring National Heritage employees at the Royal Palace of Madrid, recalls that the institution "has continued to work during the state of alarm", for almost three months, to preserve palaces, monasteries and convents, and "to have its reopening ”following the security protocol and the new access regulations for the prevention of contagion of the Covid-19.

The Reopening Plan of the Royal National Heritage Sites began to be carried out on May 11 with the opening of the Jardines de Aranjuez to the public and more recently, with the Jardines de Campo del Moro, in Madrid; that of the Almudaina Palace, in the Balearic Islands; and that of the Yuste Monastery, in Extremadura.
Over the next few days and once the provinces where they are located pass to Phase 2, the institution will continue with the reopening of the Royal Palace of Madrid, the Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, the Royal Palace of Aranjuez and the Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso, in Segovia.

The President of National Heritage, María de los Llanos Castellanos, recalled that with the application of these measures a visit is guaranteed "in the best possible security conditions, at a time when prevention and hygiene in the cultural offer of de-escalation must be the highest priority of the entire society ”.

Source: El Adelnatado de Segovia

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Once the most critical moments of the pandemic have been overcome, we begin the de-escalation that will take us to a new post-covid'19 scenario.

Since May 25, our province has been in Phase 1, which means the relaxation of certain restrictions established after the declaration of the state of alarm.

In compliance with the conditions set by Order SND / 399/2020 in its Article 26. Public visits to museums and capacity control measures, the Museo del Paloteo will reopen its doors on Saturday June 6 with the following scenario of opening to the public :

Individual visits: Understood not as a single person but as a family or a coexistence unit. Maximum of 5 people per coexistence unit.

There will be no visits by school groups or adult groups until all de-escalation stages have been completed.

Capacity reduction: it is reduced to 1/3 in each of the public spaces and rooms, prioritizing the basic criterion of 2 meters of interpersonal distance (understood as the distance between family or coexistence units).

Hours: the first two Saturdays of the month, from 11:30 a.m. to 14:30 p.m. and from 16:30 p.m. to 19:30 p.m.

Entry: free until the end of the alarm state.

People entering the Museum must wear their own mask.

On June 6 and 13, the last opportunity to see the temporary exhibition “Danzantes”, with which we celebrated the Museum's tenth anniversary in 2019.

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BASES XIV EDITION SHORT STORY CONTEST 2020

THE XIV EDITION OF THE SHORT STORY CONTEST “VILLA DE PEDRAZA FOUNDATION” IS CALLED, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING BASES:


1st.- All people who wish to, regardless of their nationality, may participate with only one story per author.

2nd.- The originals will be presented in Spanish and will have a length of three or four pages. Theme: Free. The works must be unpublished and not have been awarded in other contests.

3rd.- The following awards will be granted:

1st Prize, endowed with 1.000 euros and a diploma, sponsored by the Villa de Pedraza Foundation
2nd Prize, endowed with 500 euros and diploma, sponsored by Residencia Puentes del Cega

These prizes may not be declared void.

4th.- The awarded works may be published on the Foundation's website, which reserves the right to any form of publication or edition.

5th.- Papers must be sent by post to: Villa de Pedraza Foundation, for "XIV Short Story Contest", C / Real, 15, 40172 Pedraza de la Sierra (Segovia).

6th.- The stories will be presented in quadruplicate and single-sided, written with a computer, DIN A-4 format (Arial or Times New Roman font, body 12, space 1,5).

7th.- The shipment must be made under escrow, that is to say, the work will go without a signature, with only the title and motto in it. The manuscript will be sent in a closed envelope, containing inside it another sealed envelope with the motto and the title, the name and two surnames, address and telephone number of the author. The motto will be indicated on the outside of said envelope.

8th.- The deadline for the submission of originals will end on September 30, 2020. The decision of the jury will be communicated to the winners days before the award date and will be published on the website of the Foundation (www.pedraza .net). The awards ceremony will take place on October 24 at 20:00 p.m., at the headquarters of the Foundation, Founders Room, in the Santo Domingo Center.

9th.- As a condition for the reception of the prizes, the authors undertake to be present at the award ceremony and to the public reading of their work.

10th.- The winners undertake to provide the content of their works, in electronic format, to the Foundation, prior to receiving the prizes.

11th.- The jury, whose decisions will be final, will be made up of three people linked to literature and / or the Villa de Pedraza Foundation.

12th.- The works presented will not be returned nor will correspondence be maintained about them.

13th.- Contestants fully accept these rules for the mere fact of presenting themselves for the prize.

The diploma accrediting the award and the poster announcing the event have been designed by Rafael Sánchez Muñoz, a good painter based in Pedraza.

A copy of the bases can be downloaded by clicking here: Villa de Pedraza Foundation

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The Network of Jewish Quarters in Spain, which includes the cities of Ávila, León, Segovia and Béjar (Salamanca) in Castilla y León, will launch tomorrow the initiative called '#Jueves en red', a cycle of virtual meetings that They seek to publicize the latest projects of this association while serving as inspiration for travelers to visit the enclaves that make up the group.

These virtual meetings, with free access to all Facebook users, will be broadcast live from 19:XNUMX pm on the page of this network of the Red de Juderías, as well as on the Facebook page of the magazine ' Your great trip ', collaborator in this initiative.

This activity seeks to inform and serve as inspiration to those who participate in the talks, which will address the Sephardic heritage of the cities that make up the Red de Juderías de España with the aim of serving as a magnet to attract visitors during the summer season, in which will work to enhance the proximity destinations that also have a rich cultural, historical, monumental and gastronomic offer.

The first of the talks will feature the participation of journalists Clemente Corona and Carmelo Jordá, two of the authors of 'Travel Diaries', who will talk about their travel experiences in the cities of the network. Corona is the author of 'The found key. Toledo, Segovia and Ávila ', while Jordá is the author of' Looking for Sefarad in Extremadura: diary of a journey through the Extremaduran Jewish quarters'. The meeting will be moderated by Marta Puig, manager of the Red de Juderías de España.

On Thursday May 21 it will be the turn of Alejandra Abulafia, author of the tourist guides 'Routes through the Jewish quarters of Spain', who will talk about the project and in the following week Javier Zafra will intervene, to talk about his book 'Sabores de Sefarad' , of imminent appearance and one of the most important elements of the homonymous action of the Red de Juderías de España.

And in the fourth virtual meeting, on June 4, Marta Puig, manager of the network, will present the news with which the different tourism and educational programs and projects of the association –RASGO, Discoverers of Sefarad, etc.- face the imminent season summer.

Source: Segoviaudaz

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The City of Sepúlveda has decided, due to the health crisis, to transfer the celebration of the Theater Contest to autumn. The idea is to carry it out in the months of October and November, as long as the situation allows it and the event can be carried out with complete normality and security guarantees, as reported in a press release.

The selection process is currently underway, which has also been affected by circumstances. In this way, no new deadline will be opened, but the selection will be carried out among the requests sent within the deadline.

Once the selection is made, the organization will contact those selected to find out their availability to act on the new dates, always taking into account that sanitary conditions allow it.

The Sepúlveda City Council convened the IX 'Siete Llaves' Amateur Theater Contest last December, a call whose presentation period ended on March 19.

Every spring, Sepúlveda becomes the 'Villa del Teatro Aficionado'. For four weekends, the Teatro Bretón opens its doors to host a theater competition that stands out every year "for its poster, for the exceptional public that has come from different places, as well as for the quality of the plays that are performed."

The Contest is included within the commitment that the Sepúlveda City Council maintains with the development of the performing arts in Sepúlveda and with the purpose of consolidating the contest and keeping the culture alive.

Source: The Adelantado de Segovia

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Ernesto San Frutos, Andy Stalman and José María Gay de Liébana will offer three practical Webinars aimed at Segovian SMEs.

After the EMFI Congress (scheduled from March 3 to 24) was cut short after the celebration of its first two days due to the appearance of Covid 19, the Caja Rural Foundation is preparing to relaunch the tenth edition of this business event, that Yes, in a different format, according to the new situation: three digital meetings in which the interaction of the participants will be decisive.

Further information: Webinar EMFI Congress

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Activities scheduled for the next few days in which we would have to celebrate the Cultural Week of Saint Eutropius, on the streets, in our cultural centers ... given the circumstances, we have looked for several alternatives to be able to offer activities from home, we are detailing each of they:

Every year, on these dates there was an Exhibition, the proposal of the Culture Area in these circumstances has been the call for ¡Vaya Cuadro! An activity that has had a great reception and that will allow us to enjoy the homemade versions of historical paintings, who was going to tell us that in a cultural week we would have exhibited paintings by Van Gogh, Leonardo Da Vinci or Picasso. You can see the photographs of the Exhibition on the Facebook Page of Tourism and Culture of the City Council. We assure you that you are going to have a great time watching the album, we have some neighbors who are artists. Here is the link where you can access the album.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TurismoYCulturaElEspinar/photos/?tab=album&album_id=779286045931840&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARBsVonD9k2VY0RdIkYkOMKmML8jmU2BgrO1Mz3fX7CXfwXKw_wyQn-qqGzctnXLSZWrL1abCLJ4BBB9TGIqDmSSAB5QNevpXgelF54YE8sEHgZCoWoO2FU9fQbpvPMkFuakizVCYYG1nBD50AMxk7sckB4He6A5g7LmhBgczAS3xMTWVbv92aW4MiElbv6BzclqiGpO8WI1IUCyjZbMlxtZA_Wef-VxE23m4e05w9CSRACzRowk5kHXZbb-XcmTL9QoudbVZUvIfNrdjnoWEetYowv6CXvVyQB0UY_aN1CLOlYQ41wvYnxD8sxpLzma_hgHtADDpzSOTuECSMSL7sW6jWAMR5IoD1vwwJoeMVRsAN2SBi2jdkieAmJm7fq9m9PecYHbUwzlXONlwUXqhOsEqozJ0ufyBUvIB4Dm0YM4ogCHZ7mttdPBwtVO3wQw3qGbBsKyocpL&__tn__=-UC-R

The first weekend we had planned to enjoy the Zarzuela and the traditional children's show in our Theater, pay attention to its Facebook page Teatro El Espinar because whoever wants these activities will be an alternative to enjoy them from home. https://www.facebook.com/teatroelespinar/

On Tuesday 28, the traditional Gastronomic Contest organized by the El Pinar ACCAM Association was planned. If someone thought that they were going to run out of their XXIV edition, they are wrong, they have also reinvented themselves, and have organized a collection of recipes on their Facebook page, we encourage you to participate and continue entering them on Facebook El Pinar ACCAM

Be encouraged to follow them and send your recipe https://www.facebook.com/El-PINAR-ACCAM-100349648042222/

Science also played a leading role in our cultural week: on the AC Hespérides Facebook page you can find various activities to keep you entertained, follow them because they are sure to surprise us with original proposals.

https://www.facebook.com/196542090553196/photos/p.1222627527944642/1222627527944642/?type=1&theater at the moment, they are collecting astronomical drawings to mount an exhibition

It could not be missing like every year since the AC's cultural activity was incorporated into the Municipality. Azar that proposes an activity that promises to make us spend very good times, for several days from April 19 until reaching the grand finale coinciding with what would be its Jugona afternoon of Cultural Week 2020 on May 3.

"The mystery of the Lost Grove", an interactive story espinariega on the Facebook of the Azar Association, in which the public will decide where the adventure is headed.

https://www.facebook.com/asociacionazar/ The adventure has already begun, and we have the protagonists of the story walking ... we can go marking the events that are happening, follow them on their page because it is a very original activity.

On April 30, the day of San Eutropio, Patron Saint of El Espinar, the Music Band would celebrate their concert at the Theater, in addition to blowing out the candles for their 80th anniversary. This year the circumstances do not allow us to enjoy it there, but we are sure that the Band and the Theater will not leave us without music that day, you can follow them on their Facebook pages, they will surely move us like every year.

At the moment, on your page you can enjoy very curious memories. https://www.facebook.com/bandamusicadeelespinar/videos/555863022016215/

Or a very special "whip" without leaving home https://www.facebook.com/bandamusicadeelespinar/videos/247007996452048/

In addition, our girls from the Dance Group, participants in the programming of the Cultural Week for several years, have prepared a surprise for us on May 1, until the day arrives you can follow their news on their Facebook page Group of Dances of El Espinar

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1093156787716156&set=gm.10158098431479061&type=3&theater&ifg=1 until tomorrow the 26th they are collecting photographic material with which they will surely surprise us.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1092382304460271&set=pcb.10158095069644061&type=3&theater&ifg=1 plus another drawing contest

The seventh edition of the Riaza Trail Challenge announces a change in its celebration date. Due to the health crisis caused by COVID and the foreseeable impossibility of holding the event on June 13, the first scheduled day, the Organization informs that the new date to carry out the test is September 5, 2020. The The decision was made in conscience after the alarm situation established by the authorities and prioritizing the health of all the participants, volunteers, organizing team and residents of the town of Riaza.

Meanwhile, the registration period for the event has been extended in light of this new scenario, maintaining the first tranche of prices established for the acquisition of the bib number. Consolidated as one of the most desired competitions in Castilla y León, the Segovian event brings together nearly a thousand participants in each edition, offering a beautiful mountain tour of the Sierra de Ayllón.

In addition, this year, for the first time since its birth, the Riaza Trail Challenge changes the direction of its routes, now undertaking the route in the opposite direction than usual. In this way, the main cordal of the Sierra will be made from West to East, while the famous ascent to Pico del Lobo, profile ceiling at 2.274 meters, is located this time at kilometer 45. The town of Riaza serves as epicenter to the event, welcoming the start and the goal of all the modalities of the program.

In turn, the organization is working so that its two long distances, Ultra and Marathon, are again qualifying for UTMB 2021, granting the ITRA points corresponding to all finishers who reach the finish line in regulation time.

Entries to the Riaza Trail Challenge can be formalized on the deporticket platform at the following cost: € 62,90 (63km), € 42,90 (42km), € 22,60 (20km) and € 12,40 (11km).

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The Provincial Council of Segovia joined the solidarity sports project launched by the athlete from Granada Luis Alonso and the 'Sewing Battalion' acquiring 224 steps, one for each municipality and minor local entity in the province. The project 'Steps against the Covid-19' will take Luis Alonso this Saturday to climb the 20 steps of the Tower of the Cathedral of Segovia 260 times, commemorating his victory eight years ago in the Great Wall of China Marathon.

Each of the 5.250 steps are for sale at a symbolic price of five euros, the proceeds of which will go entirely to the purchase of medical supplies for the General Hospital of Segovia. The sports deputy, Óscar Moral, appreciated the solidarity commitment that the athlete Luis Alonso always shows, announcing that the Provincial Government acquired 1.120 euros, with a total of 224 steps, one for each municipality and minor local entity in the province.

Moral encouraged each Segovian to help Luis Alonso climb at least one of the steps of the Cathedral tower, to achieve this new challenge, which, like the rest of those that have been launched by citizens, during the last month, "will reverberate for the benefit of Segovia and its province."

The challenge 'Steps against the Covid-19' will take place this Saturday, starting at 11.00, with the intention of Luis Alonso is to ascend up to twenty times the 260 steps that are from the ground to the octagon of the tower of the Segovia Cathedral. On the last climb, the runner will finish in 'the eight balls', the highest point, totaling 5.250 steps, 86 more than the steps he climbed to win the Wall of China Marathon.

To collaborate with the 'Stairs against the Covid-19' initiative, those interested can buy their steps through a transfer to Aspace Segovia, on the ES66 3060 1028 5924 4215 6622 account; through Bizum at number 629 338 931 or through the online platform YouEvent.es.

Source: Segoviaudaz

An online reading club, a poetry contest, Story Week and booklets, among the proposals. The tribute to Cervantes, Zambrano and Machado this year will be a citizen tribute through social networks.
The Department of Culture of the City of Segovia presents a program around Book Day that this year, due to the special circumstances caused by the confinement, will be carried out remotely, through its telematic means. The Municipal Reading House-Library of Segovia proposes numerous activities, a poetry contest is created and the Municipal Theater Workshop will continue to celebrate its Story Week, which this year celebrates its XXVII edition. In addition, as every year, on April 23, Book Day, three great authors who appear on the streets of Segovia (Miguel de Cervantes, María Zambrano and Antonio Machado) will be honored, but this time it will be a citizen tribute through social networks.

The illustration of the program, which will be distributed digitally, is the work of the cartoonist Jorge Rodríguez Rivero, who presents Juan Bravo as a close hero who reads with his neighbors, a nod to the 500th anniversary of the community rebellion in Segovia, that our city celebrate this year.

The program begins on April 13, with the start of the Veros en Verso poetry contest. It is an activity coordinated by Andrés Sánchez “Andrelo” and the cultural association Células Durmientes, which is part of the discipline of the spoken word. Participants, over 14 years old, must record a maximum of 2 poems, with a duration of approximately one minute, and publish them on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #VerosenVerso and tagged Segovia Cultura Habitada. The jury will assess both the quality of the poem and that of its representation. There will be three prizes, of 150, 100 and 50 euros in books, and the winning poem will be exhibited in one of the spaces of the Reading House. Bases, at www.segoviaculturahabitada.es.

On Thursday, April 16, Storytelling begins at your home for the family audience with children from 3 years old. The usual storytellers of the Casa de la Lectura “transfer” their stories to the YouTube channel of Segovia Cultura Inhabited. The collective The hat of memory begins, with a story divided into four sessions, which will take place from Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 April. And the Tamanka Theater company continues from April 30 to May 3 with a new story. The connection time to see the stories "in premiere" is 17:30.

The stories for adults take over, so that on April 17 and May 1 Verónica Pensosi, through her I tell you a life initiative, will narrate, also through the Segovia Culture Inhabited YouTube channel, Creation stories in confinement. Artists confined for various reasons used this circumstance to deepen their creativity. Thus arose, for example, Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, who stars in the first narration. In the second account, the Renaissance master, Michelangelo, is the center. 19:00 p.m. will be the start time of both events.

On Saturday, April 18, a new reading experience begins, the online reading club La ciudad que no duerme, which opens the Segovian author Alberto Martín, and will last just over twenty days. Those interested should register through the platform Read Open Reading (https://lealecturaabierta.com) to discuss with the author the details of his latest novel, El silencio de Raquel. The Reading House will provide access to the book. An opportunity to read a work by its own author.

The booklets are a year more faithful to their appointment with readers, this time in digital format. This initiative of the Editorial La uÑa RoTa, which was recommended by the Ministry of Culture as "experience of good reading practices", since Monday April 20, and from the website of the Department of Culture, www.segoviaculturahabitada.es, the Readers will be able to enjoy these ideal literary appetizers to share with the gastronomic aperitif. As a novelty, in addition to a booklet for adults, there will be another for children, accompanied by associated activities.

And the program continues with the celebration of the XXVII Week of the Story of the Municipal Theater Workshop of the City of Segovia, with stories for all ages that will be published from April 20 to 25 on the YouTube channel of Segovia Cultura Inhabited, each day at 20:30 p.m. Tales of different traditions and cultures, classic and contemporary, narrated by Lola Velasco, Mercedes Rodríguez, Concha Esteban, María Luisa Delgado, Beatriz Rincón, Gloria Torres, Concha de las Heras, Begoña González, Mari Cruz Sastre, Laura Postigo, Patro Solís, Melquisedec García Cob, Juampi, David Gregoris, Juan Madrid, Paloma Reyes and Rosario Herrero.

And on Thursday, April 23, Book Day, the tradition of honoring three great authors of universal literature who are present in the streets of Segovia will continue: Miguel de Cervantes, María Zambrano and Antonio Machado. On this occasion, the tribute consists of leaving messages of recognition through the Segovia Cultura Habitada social media profiles. The public will be in charge of publishing them throughout the day.

All the initiatives will find their replica also on social networks and websites of the Department of Culture (Segovia Cultura Inhabited), and of the Casa de la Lectura-Biblioteca Municipal de Segovia.

The Department of Culture closes the program with a special mention to the booksellers from Segovia, who with their work always bring the magic of literature closer to citizens.

Further information: City of Segovia

On Sunday April 19 there will be a solidarity race from home promoted by the Caja Rural Foundation to raise funds for the Segovian project 'Majos contra el Covid-19'. This initiative arises with the coronavirus health crisis through a group of young people from Segovia who contacted hospitals and nursing homes to try to cover, as far as possible, the most urgent needs.

Thanks to the disinterested collaboration of numerous individuals and companies, it has distributed water in the residences of Mozoncillo, Abades and Valverde and in the General Hospital of Segovia. It has also supplied pillows and blankets and other sanitary material.

The entire proceeds from the race will go to this project, which will meet the needs of the General Hospital. In this way, the group of volunteers will buy caps and leggings for health professionals, which is what they have told the Caja Rural Foundation.

The test start time will be 12.00 and will last until 12.45. Each participant will try to run a distance from their home, although they can also walk. To make sporting activities more enjoyable and to have a greater impact, the idea proposed by the organization is to share images on social networks with the hashtag '#CuarEntrena' and '#YoMeQuedoEnCasa'.

REGISTRATION AND BIBS
The race bibs are available on the web platform fundacioncajaruraldesegovia.es with a voluntary donation of five or ten euros. Afterwards, those registered will be able to print their bib number for Sunday.
Live training.

On the other hand, the organization offers a live training plan with coach Benjamín Muñoz through his YouTube channel. The sessions take place from Monday to Friday from 18.00:12.00 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from XNUMX:XNUMX noon; and it proposes a series of exercises in which you work strength, resistance or cardio.

'RUN AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS', ANOTHER TEST WITH THE SAME PURPOSE
At 10.30 am on Sunday there will also be another test, called 'Run against the coronavirus' in Segovia. This race follows a similar line to the previous one, although in addition to running on foot from home, it allows it to be carried out pedaling from an exercise bike or with a roller.

This initiative was born with solidarity in order to help in the purchase of medical supplies for professionals from Segovia. Registrations are open on the racetime.es website. To follow the test, the organization launches the following hashtags '#YoMeQuedoEnCasa' and '#SegoviaContraElCoronavirus' to support the messages of encouragement.

Source: The Adelantado de Segovia

March of the Barbarians

On March 8, there will be a march through the municipality of El Espinar that will travel part of the places and roads that the Gabarreros made every day. From El Espinar Station towards "La Garganta" about 11 km.

The registration is mandatory and the cost is € 3,5 from the tourist office of El Espinar or from Segovia with a bus that will put Prodestur Segovia at a cost of € 6,5.

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The guided routes Walk through Segovia, organized by the Provincial Council, will begin on Sunday, March 1 in its 2020 winter edition so that participants discover the Domingo García petroglyphs site. Once again, and in collaboration with the Local Action Groups of the province (Aidescom, Codinse, Honorse-Tierra de Pinares and Segovia Sur), the Segovians are invited to know the province through four hiking trails in which as pointed out by the deputy of Employment, Provincial Promotion and Sustainability, Noemí Otero, "the fundamental thing will be the relationship with the natural environment, knowing its importance and value and contributing to its protection and improvement".

The Diputación starts the 2020 environmental routes program with four tours of the province
The first route, therefore, will take place in the region of the Local Action Group Aidescom-Santa María la Real de Nieva, proposing to publicize the oilfield of Domingo García, where you can clearly see the presence of people through of a sample of rock art from at least 15.000 years ago. The tour will continue through Ortigosa del Pestaño, passing through the old railway station, and end in Nieva, where you can see the church of San Esteban, a beautiful example of Romanesque brick architecture. Another attraction of this route will be the possibility of contemplating the impressive views of the Segovian countryside and the steppe birdlife in this area.

The rest of the routes will run through landscapes and highlights of the municipalities of Navafría (March 7), Cuéllar (March 22) and Fresno de Cantespino (March 28) and will be led by specialized guides, with a medium-low difficulty in most cases, traveling distances between new and approximately twelve kilometers. Groups of forty people will be formed, maximum and, as on other occasions, there will be a bus with departure and arrival from the bullring of Segovia.

The inscriptions, with a price of three euros, will be made during the week prior to each route and can be made through the phone 619 705 613. The period to sign up for the first route begins on Monday, February 24, at 10.00 at 13:00 p.m. You can expand information on the routes through the website of the provincial institution, www.dipsegovia.es.

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The Rise 2020

From May 30 to June 3, "La Subida 2020" is celebrated in Bernardos, a unique party in Spain that is celebrated once every ten years. On May 31, the image of the Virgen del Castillo, patron saint of the town, will be taken in procession to her hermitage, located three kilometers from the town.

On the occasion of extraordinary situations, since the appearance of the image in 1728, and every ten years after 1940, the town of Bernardos dresses in his best clothes to celebrate 'the climb'. A unique festival, of eminent religious character and whose central axis is the patron saint of the town, the Virgen del Castillo, whose image rises in pilgrimage from the church to the hermitage, located on the hill of the Castle.

Ascent of the year 2020 will be celebrated, as is traditional, on Sunday of Pentecost, on May 31, the virgin remaining in the hermitage until the afternoon of the following Tuesday, June 2, when a procession will begin to the rhythm of the jota to accompany the patron saint of the town to her habitual residence, in the parish church. Predictably it will be a long, very long procession (ten years ago it lasted almost 20 hours), which will end well into the morning of day 3.

It is a date marked in red and of inevitable return to Bernardos for many of his children, as some return only for that great day.

It is a party that prepares thoroughly for several years. For the organization of the same, the Association of the Ascent was created, which includes all the representative entities of the town: town hall, diverse associations, clubs, companies, etc. The best thing about the party is that everyone gets involved, because the party belongs to everyone.

From here we encourage you all to stop by Bernardos and enjoy with us the 'Rise'.

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The Virtuosos of the Berlin Philharmonic and the Vienna Orchestra, by candlelight.


The famous concerts of Pedraza, which require restricting access to the medieval village, will be held on Saturdays July 4 and 11.
The Villa de Pedraza Foundation already has the poster for the 2020 Candle Concerts, which will be held on Saturdays July 4 and 11 and in which the Virtuosos of the Berlin Philharmonic and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra will perform. The concerts will be at 22 pm, on the esplanade of Pedraza Castle, which, like the rest of the medieval village, will be lit with thousands of candles. Tickets are already on sale in advance.

On Saturday, July 4, the Virtuosos of the Berlin Philharmonic will be on stage, returning to the Segovian village after the success harvested in 2017 with a repertoire of pieces from Svendsen, Grieg,

Boccherini, Massenet and Strauss. On the second Saturday of July, the esplanade of Pedraza Castle will be filled with the sounds of the components of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra.

Since 2017, the Villa de Pedraza Foundation established a limited capacity agreed for reasons of accessibility, capacity and safety of residents and visitors to enjoy the beauty of Pedraza, under the light of thousands of candles. In addition to the people who attend the concerts, 5.000 free admission tickets are provided each day, to which we must add the people who have reservations in the different hotel establishments and restaurants. Last year, free passes to access the medieval village during concerts sold out within four hours of offering.

It was in 1951 when Pedraza was declared a Monumental Complex, Today, it is considered to be one of the most beautiful and best preserved medieval villages in Spain.

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This Sabbath, February 8, is going to celebrate the IV Popular Massacre oranizada by the Bar Los Huertos.
It will be accompanied by music and in the afternoon they will offer garlic soups.
You can attend as much as you want.

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The town of Cantalejo will host the falconry championship.

During the weekend of February 7 to 9, the falconry championship will be held where the best birds will meet, different flight modalities will be developed and with different types of raptors, The XVI Troreal Kings Cup, a competition test with the best specimens in the world of falconry. There will be tests to get the Kings of Altanería Trophy, Harris Cup with low-flying Harris by pen, Kings Cup with low-flying Azores with pen and small birds.
The falconry days of the XVI Troreal Kings Cup will begin on Friday 7 at 20:00 p.m. with the reception of participants and raffles. The bulk of the championship will be held on Saturday, with the semifinals of the various modalities, and Sunday with the finals throughout the morning, ending the championship with the delivery of trophies to the most distinguished birds in this edition, according to Vilorio Seven.

More information The Adelantado de Segovia.

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Sports activities begin as is the case of the IX Wall Race, the first Sunday of March that from Monday, January 20, you can already register

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Tierra de Sabor restaurant is filled with food from Castilla y León
In Madrid Fusión, the menu prepared by Miguel Ángel de la Cruz and Óscar Hernando from Tierra de Sabor Restaurant, Miguel Ángel de la Cruz, from La Botica de Matapozuelos (Valladolid), with a Michelin star, and Óscar Hernando from Segovia Maracaibo- was tasted Casa Silvano were the ones who prepared the menu that the national and international prescribers tasted Tuesday and other guests present at the Reale Seguros Madrid Fusión gastronomic summit.

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