Jávea’s tourist office and town hall organise a real plethora of events throughout the year, and there’s always something for everyone. February’s calendar is no exception with lots on to interest visitors and residents of all ages and nationalities.
Some events have been planned specifically with children in mind, while others will appeal to music aficionados, cinema buffs and art enthusiasts. Those centred on an attraction or personality of local interest are always well supported, such as the exhibit paying homage to author Ramón Llidó. He is most well known for writing Jávea, Un Paraíso Escondido (Jávea, A Hidden Paradise) but this exhibition will feature the journalistic articles he wrote for the Spanish newspaper ABC as well as his contributions to the Spanish film industry.
Again of particular local interest, Montgó Natural Park is being honoured with an exhibition of the extraordinary photos that were submitted to the photography competition organised by the park to commemorate its 15th anniversary. They will be on view in the Casa del Cable until 3rd February.
Those who prefer their pictures moving may enjoy a visit to the El Seté Segell Cinema Club, which screens a selection of films from Spain and across the world. This month they’re highlighting French film Comme un Chef (The Chef) starring Jean Reno, Una pistola en cada mano, a Spanish comedy reflecting on men’s inability to express their feelings, Italian docufiction Cesare deve morire (Caesar must die) and The Sessions, an American true story starring Helen Hunt. All foreign films are shown in their original versions with Spanish subtitles.
In conjunction with the Valencian Kickboxing Federation and Jávea Sports Council, the Muay Thai Club will be hosting the CV Kickboxing Championship on 16th February at the Palau Municipal d’Esports ‘Miguel Buigues Andrés’. But if you’re more into Bizet than boxing, the String Orchestra of the Jávea Conservatory and Instrumental Group of Gata de Gorgos will be treating their audience to works by Mozart, Weill, Jenkins, Shore and Bizet at the Conservatori de Música on 23rd February.
Young children will be delighted to hear the storytellers weave their classic tales every Friday afternoon in the public library with stories like Little Red Riding Hood, The Prince and the Pauper and Camila the Zebra. There’s also an opportunity on 23rd February to see a children’s theatre adaptation of Grimms’ The Wolf and the Seven Young Goat Kids at the Buffo Theatre (two showings at 5pm and 6.30pm).
Many computer users worry about their safety and privacy while surfing the internet so the Civil Guard are presenting a conference entitled Security on the Internet at IES Antoni Llidó de Xàbia school on 7th February. Other interesting talks taking place during the month concern Women’s Rights in Times of Crisis and The Gender Impact of the Global Economic Crisis (9th February – Day for Equality).
Contact the tourist information office in Jávea for more information about these and other events taking place throughout February.