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Don Quixote creator remembered with special events in La Orotava 

La Orotava has becomes the seat of culture in April and May with the celebration of the Cervantes Days, which this year celebrates its third edition.

The initiative of the Alisios Cultural Association, which has the collaboration of the Government of the Canary Islands, Tenerife Cabildo and La Orotava council, was presented by Mayor Francisco Linares and representatives of the Alisios collective: Mariví Martínez and Chano Estévez.

“It is an extraordinary day with a diversity of artistic acts and disciplines and with the common denominator of wanting to bring culture, in an attractive way, to the general public,” he said.

He congratulated members of the association Alisios for their constant work and the dedication of many hours of their free time .

The events celebrate Miguel de Cervantes, the Spanish novelist, poet, dramatist and creator of Don Quixote.

The wide programme of events includes theatre, music, dance, painting, conference, concerts, parades, reading of Don Quixote, tribute to dramatists, exhibitions, reflections and didactic workshops.

Until May 11th, the exhibition hall of the Liceo de Taoro hosts the exhibition “The Man and the Island. Per Lillieström in Tenerife. “

On May 4th, at the Teobaldo Power Auditorium, Descúbrete Teatro offers “Sainetes de los hermanos Álvarez Quintero” (free entry) and on May 5th, in this same auditorium, “Nada que perder” is presented (15 euros).

On May 2nd, 3rd and 4th. the Teobaldo Power Auditorium hosts a theatre school show.

The town will also be decorated on the theme of the so-called Prince of the Sugar Mills and its surroundings. It will be attended by prominent personalities from the cultural field. And at the same time there will be many residents, groups and schools that will participate in the different events.

The full programme is available on http://jornadascer-vantinas.com/