The Department of Environment in Orihuela has announced that the Gabriel Miró roundabout will play host to an ecological and craft fair this weekend, with a market and workshops being available on both Saturday and Sunday, with a wide range of activities for the whole family

Councillor for the environment, Manuel Gallud , made the announcement in a press conference this week, explaining that “this activity is a continuation of the ecological fair held at el Palmeral on the occasion of World Environment Day. Coastal residents might also remember a much scaled down version was offered as a teaser during the recent “coastal cleanup” campaign. “We want this celebration to be repeated on a frequent basis in the hope of establishing a stable organic market”, Gallud said, whilst also explaining how his department has compiled a database of traders and providers of ecological handicrafts, on which qualifying businesses and traders are welcome to participate.

Spokesperson for the company who are organising the event, José Miguel Benito , then detailed how there will be 53 merchants participating in the fair , of which 29 are of native to Orihuela . In total there will be 14 craft stalls, 9 with food, 7 offering cosmetics and personal care products and 11 more which fall into a category of “various”, offering such goods as minerals , furniture, lamps , ceramics , toys, crafts and the likes.

In addition to the market, on Saturday there will be a belly dance workshop for the whole family and, on Sunday, another workshop featuring “Biodanza”, which is described as a “human integration system of organic renewal, of affective re-education, and of relearning of Life’s original functions. Its application consists in leading vivencias through music, singing, movements and group encounter situations”, more commonly referred to as simply the “dance of life”.

There will also be educational workshops for children, and therefore “It is a day for families and activities are for adults to come with children”, concluded Benito.

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