Even though the kids are on their way back to school this week or next, it’s still super hot, but now the beaches will be a bit clearer because the kids are in class!
September is always a bit like January, it feels like a re-set. So if you are thinking of starting a course, or joining a gym now is a good time. The Calvia Netball Club is starting up again for the winter, and they are running a Back to Netball session on Tuesday September 13th to welcome new members and offer people the chance to try out and give it a go. You can join them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/381240498736645)
Coming up in September we have just had the Santa Ponsa fiestas where the Moors and the Christians fight it out on the beach, and now we start to get ready for the harvest festivals, keep a look out for the sweets festival in Esporles, and the olive oil festival in Caimari, and many more.
The next big one is the Fiesta d’Es Vermar, Binissalem starting this week and going on for two weeks. The wine-growing village of Binissalem holds the Sa Vermar Festival to celebrate the grape harvest. Events include a grape treading contest, a giant paella, mass village dinners in the town square, music performances, a giants parade and the infamous grape fight (compulsory to wear white!).
Birdie Seven is a renowned 7 piece jazz orchestra visiting from the Netherlands. They play high quality mainstream jazz, which is ‘easy on the ear’ jazz music. They will be doing 3 performances while in Mallorca in September. The performances will all be from 20.00 and the venues are as follows;
1) Coast by East in Port Adriano. 11th September
2) Restaurante Club Vela in Port Andratx. 13th September
3) Restaurante Eagle in Golf de Bendinat which serves a set meal for 35€ or come for drinks only and listen to the music for 10€ including 1 drink. 15th September
All three venues will be raising money towards the Cancer Support Group Mallorca.
For more information please contact Birdie7mallorca@yahoo.com
On my own agenda is the Nit del Art, the night of art which is a great night out in Palma. It will be from the 15th to the 17th of September. It’s a fantastic public art event in Palma in which each gallery has its own programme, and a series of activities are organised in parallel. Saturday the 17th will be the big night with the galleries from 18:00 to 23:00 and everyone on the streets of Palma having a good time! Artist Vivian Borsani is hosting two workshops on abstract art on the 17/18 September which will coincide with the Nit del Art. Her gallery is in Santa Catalina on Calle fabrica 13 b.
If you can’t make it to the one in Palma, the Nit del Art in Algaida, is taking place in the town centre of Algaida on Saturday September 10th (18 to 22 hrs) and Sunday 12th (10 to 13 hrs). Art exhibitions, music and a great atmosphere!!!!!
If you would like to join a group which has Art, Friendship and Fun as it’s tagline, then the Arts Society Mallorca should be on the top of your list. It is run by a group of dedicated and hardworking people who have put together a great calendar of interesting talks about a wide range of art related subjects, from Dali, to Banksy to Basquiat. They also do group visits to interesting historical and architectural spots, concerts and exhibitions. You can find out more at https://theartssociety.org/mallorca Their first talk is on October 11th.
If you are looking for something to do which is outdoors and an escape from your regular, then check out Naturacavall.com They are organising a four day ride starting on the 29th of September, It’s going to be an adventure in the Llevant area for those looking to get out into the wild, swim with horses and gallop through fields and across pristine white sandy beaches. I have ridden with them and it is really a great way to disconnect from your busy life. www.naturacavall.com
If you want to try out a fun dance event then take a look at ECSTATIC DANCE MALLORCA!. They have two upcoming events in Sept: Friday 9th & Fri 23rd Featuring an eclectic global music selection and free form dancing without shoes, without talking and without alcohol/drugs.They have a facebook page: Ecstatic Dance Mallorca with all event details. (https://www.facebook.com/groups/342320813291718)
If you are on holiday or fancy going to see a show then Pirates Adventure and Gringos are doing shows, if you would like to get a discount then join the Majorca Mallorca facebook as we have discount codes in there. So take advantage of the discounts now before the shows end for the year.