THE cultural scene in Adra is set to get a major boost thanks to the municipality’s inclusion in a programme aimed at ensuring everyone has the chance to enjoy professional theatre, dance, music and the like wherever they live.
The somewhat less than catchily-named State Programme for the Circulation of Scenic Arts Spectaculars in Local Entity Spaces, or PLATEA for short, is organised by the National Institute of Scenic Arts and Music (INAEM), in collaboration with the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP).
Adra Mayor Manuel Cortes described the news as “very exciting” and the result of a lot of hard work.
“The town has been included in this initiative thanks to the cultural programmes we have been organising in recent years and is a reflection of the Culture department’s great job”, the Mayor maintained.
Cortes said Adra’s inclusion in PLATEA means the municipality will “continue to grow in terms of culture, improving, reinforcing and expanding our agenda so that children and adults can continue enjoying the best cultural performances.”
The Mayor commented that the local authority would continue striving to bring the best shows to town, adding that now Adra forms part of PLATEA it will mean a move upwards in quality and a cultural programming “which is already ambitious and varied”, also encouraging local residents to go along to council-organised performances and events.
Adra already forms of the Andalucia ‘Enredate’ public theatre network. The council said that under the regional programme all sorts of shows have made it to Adra, including children’s spectaculars, dance and flamenco.
In addition, two years ago the local authority created the so-called ‘spectator card’ giving discounts to performances included on the municipal cultural programme. Cardholders also automatically receive information about upcoming events coinciding with their tastes on their phones or email.