389 works have been selected that can be visited until November 5 at Casa del Fester ‘Diego Cano Enguera’
1,921 children participate in the XIX ‘La Barqueta’ School Drawing and Painting Contest
From today you can visit in Casa del Fester 'Diego Cano Enguera', in La Biga street, the exhibition of the nineteenth School Competition of Drawing and Painting contest of 'La Barqueta' that brings together a total of 389 selected works of the 1,921 that they have been presented from the schools of Benidorm.
The Councilor for Culture, Jaime Jesús Pérez and a large representation of the municipal corporation, have accompanied the Recreational Cultural Association 'La Barqueta' and its president, Francisco Llorens (Paco Rosera), at the opening of the exhibition that can be visited until November 5, just before the start of the Festes Majors Patronals. The event was also attended by the national deputy, Agustín Almodóbar.
Jaime Jesús Pérez has pointed out that the exhibition has been moved to October due to "the health crisis", with "the hope" that by this time "the situation would be better and the city of Benidorm could enjoy an exhibition with so much color and as representative of our Festes Majors Patronals as is this contest "in which, he added," 1,921 students from Benidorm schools have participated ".
The councilor thanked schools, teachers, students and "as always" La Barqueta for having been on the side of culture and promoting "local traditions" such as festivals and the Find of the Mare de Déu del Sofratge. Jaime Jesús Pérez has highlighted from La Barqueta that, precisely in 2021, it "celebrates 50 years" of defending our traditions.
For his part, Francesc Llorens has highlighted the high participation of "56% of the schoolchildren" of Benidorm in the Contest "despite the mess of the pandemic" and considers that "it is worth" scheduling the exhibition before the Festes Majors Patronals However, the awards ceremony will have to wait for its completion. "We will notify - he has specified - all the schools so that they come to collect their prizes."