Almería’s feria opened with a five minute’s silence last Friday (August 18) in honour of those killed in the Barcelona terror attacks of the previous day. The opening was low key, with many official acts being put off until Saturday as a sign of respect to the fallen. The official switching-on of the fería lights, the town-cryer’s announcement of the opening of the festivities and a free concert by Olé Olé were all delayed 24 Continue reading Solemn start to Almería’s feria but a good time is being had by all
In a surprise move, Turre council has put out to tender the two bars that will be permitted at this years feria. If you want to run one of them it will cost you 2,500€ plus 200€ flat fee for water & electricity. You’ll also need to have all your paperwork in order and a public liability insurance minimum of 50k. Each bar must have a minimum of 15 tables and 60 chairs. You’ll also Continue reading Turre puts out tender for bars during the feria, puts limits on prices
Feria posters are big business in Spain. People collect them, they’re massive, gaudy and usually designed by members of the public in big competitions. Which is plagiarism is rife in the industry, and people love trying to catch copycats. It’s so much easier to photocopy some other poster, change the name of the town, and see if you win the €500 (or whatever). Usually, when such a theft is found, a ritual humiliation of the Continue reading Bornos rips off Almeria feria poster
UK policeman at Notting Hill carnival this weekend: Spanish police at a recent feria carrying out random breath tests on pedestrians: Ah, thank heavens we’re in the free for all laid back party going state of España , eh? While we’re on the subject of Spanish coppers, here’ s an (illustrated) Spanish joke: hur hur hur!
Almería feria has kicked off in full style, and fun is being had by all. Lots of happy photos here, in case you can’t attend in person: http://www.ideal.es/almeria/multimedia/fotos/almeria/61567-inauguracion-feria-mediodia-almeria-0.html. No need to worry about the food, seven full time food inspectors are on call, examining all the food stalls.