13-19 JUNE 2014
Village enjoys international flavour
The cat’s whiskers in cycling safety!
Lliber celebrates its International Weekend
by Jack Troughton THE VILLAGE of Lliber hosts an International Weekend on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of June with a host of activities for all the family. The fair opens at 10am on Saturday and there are more than 40 stalls, music all day, face painting by the European Kids Association, children’s entertainment by JimbleJam, and
demonstrations by Zumba Xalo and the Costa Blanca Cheerleaders. The Saturday events are: 10.30am JimbleJam for youngsters aged four months to four years; 11am Zumba demonstration; 11.30am JimbleJam games for all ages; 12.30pm demonstration by Costa Blanca Cheerleaders; 2.30pm paella in the square; 7pm performance by Lliber Choir in the church; and 8pm performance of traditional and popular
music by Rondalla Cultural of Benissa. And on Sunday: noon wine tasting, wines from Bodegas Xalo with wine expert Sergio Balaguer in the Plaza; 7pm performance of JOMA Youth Orchestra of the Marina Alta in Lliber Church; 8.30pm tasting and exchange of national, regional, or favourite dishes in the Plaza. Everyone is invited to bring a dish to share and music provided by Pauline McGough.
THE LATEST road safety feature for cyclists are bizarre twitching lights that extend either side of the handlebars, allowing cyclists to mark their territory! Nicknamed ‘Whiskers’ by its inventors at Vibrasee, the gadget warns other vehicles that a cyclist is present and also ‘twitch’ to indicate a turn. Controlled by a button on the handlebars, the four long whiskers can flick fully outward, discouraging a car from squeezing past. The whiskers were the brainchild of students at California State University, Long Beach - part of the Biomimicry Student Design Challenge, which tasked students with taking inspiration from local ecology to tackle a transportation issue.
Electrobeach Festival cancelled
THE ORGANISERS of the popular Electrobeach Festival have announced that they regretfully must cancel the scheduled August 1st and 2nd celebration due to a council decision to withdraw authorisation on the chosen venue. An alternative was apparently offered by Benidorm Council which was turned down by the organisers as it did not meet their safety standards for technicians. More information will be made available shortly. Until then, Electrobeach organisers wish to assure ticket holders that their money will be refunded at earliest opportunity.
RTN North Edition 765