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96 665 81 96 Email: elx@touristinfo.net Elche 'mu­seum bonus ticket' gives peo­ple the op­por­tu­nity to visit the city's mu­seum of ar­chae­ol­ogy and his­tory (MAHE), the fi­esta mu­seum, the Moor­ish baths, the mu­seum of con­tem­po­rary art, the palm mu­seum, the palaeon­tol­ogy mu­seum and La Cala­horra tower all for a price of €8. The ticket is avail­able from the city's tourist in­for­ma­tion of­fices and the mu­se­ums them­selves and gives hold­ers un­lim­ited ac­cess to all of the above venues for a pe­riod of 48 hours from the date of pur­chase. En­try to all of the listed mu­se­ums with­out the ticket would cost dou­ble

Ar­chae­o­log­i­cal (MAHE), Calle Di­ag­o­nal del Palau 7, 96 661 53 82 Moor­ish baths Pas­seig de les Eres Santa Lu­cia 96 545 28 87 Palaeon­tol­ogy (MUPE) Plaza de Sant Joan

96 545 88 03. Now in­cor­po­rat­ing a scheme to as­sist vis­i­tors with vis­ual dis­abil­i­ties mu­seum mu­seum

Torre de Vail­los open to the pub­lic every Sun­day from 10.00-14.00

Un­til Septem­ber 17: In­ma­te­rial, pat­ri­mo­nio y memo­ria colec­tiva (In­tan­gi­ble, her­itage and col­lec­tive mem­ory) an ex­hi­bi­tion at Elche mu­seum of ar­chae­ol­ogy and his­tory (MAHE), fea­tur­ing 95 pho­to­graphs about daily life, cus­toms and tra­di­tions in Spain. MAHE is sit­u­ated at Calle Di­ag­o­nal del Palau 7, Elche and is open from 10.00-18.00, Mon­day to Satur­day, and from 10.0015.00 on Sun­days and pub­lic hol­i­days. En­trance to the ex­hi­bi­tion is free

Un­til Oc­to­ber 15: Pho­to­clot, a pho­tog­ra­phy con­test aimed at ‚im­mor­tal­is­ing the Clot de Gal­vany‘, is be­ing or­gan­ised by Elche en­vi­ron­ment department. All en­tries must be taken within THE CINEMAPILAR English film as­so­ci­a­tion will be screen­ing the Gurinder Chad­hadi­rected his­tor­i­cal drama Viceroy’s House on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 21st at 19.00 and Satur­day, Septem­ber 23 at 17.00.

The film stars Gil­lian An­der­son, Michael Gam­bon, Hugh Bon­neville, Si­mon Cal­low, Lily Travers and Om Puri and re­counts the story of when, in 1947, Lord Mount­bat­ten as­sumed the post of last Viceroy and was tasked with hand­ing India back to its peo­ple whilst liv­ing up­stairs at the house which was the home of the Bri­tish rulers. At the same time 500 Hindu, Mus­lim and Sikh ser­vants lived down­stairs.

Prior to that on Satur­day, Septem­ber 16 at 17.00 they will be show­ing the John Lee Han­cock-di­rected biopic The Founder.

Star­ring Michael Keaton, Nick Of­fer­man, John Car­roll Lynch, Laura Dern and Linda Cardellini, the film re­counts the story of McDon­ald’s founder Ray Kroc and chron­i­cles the bound­ary of the Clot de Gal­vany mu­nic­i­pal na­ture park. To par­tic­i­pate, pho­tos must then be up­loaded to the Face­book page El Clot de Gal­vany with the hash­tag #Pho­toClot2017 and the park needs to be tagged. En­tries are be­ing ac­cepted from Septem­ber 1 to Oc­to­ber 15 and there will be three prizes. The first and sec­ond prizes will be se­lected by a pro­fes­sional jury, and the third prize will be for the photo with the most Face­book ‚likes‘. The first prize is a Sony DSCHX400V 20.4 mega-pixel dig­i­tal cam­era; the sec­ond is a GoPro H2 4k Ul­tra HD WiFi cam­era; and the third is Fu­ji­film In­stax Mini 8 his work trans­form­ing the busi­ness from a small burger chain in 1950s Cal­i­for­nia to a global fran­chise. Along the way, he wrests con­trol of the com­pany from its ac­tual founders, the McDon­ald broth­ers who be­lieve that Kroc’s busi­ness de­ci­sions are strip­ping the res­tau­rant of its heart and soul.

Stan­dard ad­mis­sion for all films is €5 for adults and €3 for chil­dren, how­ever there are also two adult bonus ticket schemes: one cov­er­ing eight films for €30 and another for four films at €15 - mean­ing sav­ings of €10 and €5 re­spec­tively.

The bonus tick­ets are valid un­til they are com­pletely used, there is no time scale and the holder does not have to visit each week.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, in­clud­ing weekly up­dates, visit the as­so­ci­a­tion's web­site at www.face­book.com/cinemapilar or www.cinemapilar.blogspot.com.es or con­tact Tish Hirst at lah.hh29@gmail.com, who will add film­go­ers' de­tails to her weekly email up­date. through its ar­chae­o­log­i­cal sites. The tour is in English every Thurs­day morn­ing, leav­ing from the tourist of­fice at 10.00. It takes around 2.5 hours and costs €5 per per­son. It is free for all chil­dren un­der seven years old who are ac­com­pa­nied by a pay­ing adult. The ser­vice re­quires a min­i­mum of 30 peo­ple to go ahead. The max­i­mum amount of peo­ple per trip is 50. Peo­ple want­ing to book a seat on the tour must reg­is­ter in ad­vance by vis­it­ing the tourist in­for­ma­tion of­fice at Plaza de la Con­sti­tu­ción, tele­phon­ing 96 572 44 88 or by email to guardamar@touristinfo.net Group book­ings on al­ter­na­tive days can be ar­ranged. A min­i­mum of 15 days‘ no­tice is re­quired Un­til Septem­ber 17: CamRosario de Fá­tima fi­es­tas. The small agri­cul­tural com­mu­nity, sit­u­ated on and around the CV-895 (lemon tree road), will be cel­e­brat­ing over the com­ing three week­ends. The cel­e­bra­tions cen­tre around the Campo de Guardamar out­door au­di­to­rium, op­po­site Manolo’s res­tau­rant. Here is the pro­gramme: Septem­ber 16: 13.00: Launch of rock­ets to sig­nify the recom­menc­ing of the fi­es­tas 18.00: Band en­try ac­com­pa­nied by fi­esta queens and their ladies in wait­ing. The del­e­ga­tion will go from the her­mitage to the pa­rade start point 19.00: Multi-coloured fancy dress pa­rade with prizes for the par­tic­i­pants. Regis­tra­tion un­til Septem­ber 13 Fol­low­ing the pa­rade there will be a fire work dis­play 22.00: Wine dance. The fi­esta or­gan­is­ers will be of­fer­ing wine and snacks. At­ten­dees can also bring food. There will be a bar ser­vice (bring­ing your own drinks is pro­hib­ited) 23.30: En­ter­tain­ment with Chari Can­dela dance school and con­cert of 80s mu­sic by Mr Hyde Early hours: The fi­esta queens and ladies in wait­ing will be serv­ing cho­co­late and mona (cake) Septem­ber 17: 06.00: For those who have not been up all night, it is time to get up and meet at the au­di­to­rium to ac­com­pany the cha­ranga (street band play­ing fi­esta mu­sic) on its jour­ney through the district’s roads 10.00: An­tique and vin­tage car gath­er­ing and ex­hi­bi­tion at the au­di­to­rium. There will be a snack for all par­tic­i­pants and a bar ser­vice will be pro­vided The ve­hi­cles will make a tour of the lo­cal area and Guardamar town

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