The article here on the town hall website has details of a human statues event in El Ejido on 30 October 2021. This is part of the annual theatre festival.

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El Ejido prepares to host the III International Contest of Human Statues

The mayor of Commerce, Luisa Barranco, has indicated that the objective of this initiative is "to stimulate the excellent commercial and service offer of El Ejido, adding as an attraction the enjoyment of artistic performances, as a final touch to the Theater Festival"

Four prizes will be awarded in the categories of best statism, best movement, best wardrobe and special of the jury

October 30 will be the day on which the artists can see the works, scenes or characters in the commercial areas of the municipality

To participate in this call it is necessary to formalize a prior registration, of all those registered a selection of the 15 most outstanding figures will be made, which will be the ones that are finally exposed and compete for the awards. The registration period opens today and ends on October 21

El Ejido is preparing to host the III International Contest of Human Statues that will take place on October 30, within the framework of the 44th El Ejido Theater Festival.

The mayor of Commerce, Luisa Barranco, today announced the details of this call organized by the Commerce area, in collaboration with the Department of Culture. Barranco explained that the objective of this initiative is "to stimulate the excellent commercial and service offer of El Ejido, adding as an attraction the enjoyment of the artistic performances, which will also serve as a final touch to the Theater Festival." Mention that El Ejido had already had two editions of this curious and colorful activity that had been developed in the Municipal Park with great success.

The statues will be located from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at strategic points in the center of El Ejido, such as Cervantes Street, Plaza Mayor, Párroco José Jiménez Square, Constantino Street, Miguel Ángel Street, Auditorium Theater or Lobero Street.

The mayor explained that "from the area of ​​Commerce we are aware of the difficult situation that the sector is going through, therefore, we promote initiatives that involve the reactivation and revitalization of commercial activity and services". "The objective is that this day becomes a great opportunity to promote and stimulate local commerce, with the support of citizens, hence we encourage everyone to visit us that day."

A total of 15 works, scenes or characters will participate in the Contest that will compete for four prizes: best statism, best movement and best costumes and the special jury prize, which will not be cumulative with any of the previous ones, which will be awarded to the work More complete. The winners will be chosen by a specialized jury.

To participate in the contest it is necessary to formalize a prior registration. The organization will select, from among the submitted applications, the 15 figures that will be the ones that will finally be exhibited on October 30 and compete for the awards. The registration period opens today and ends on October 21. On October 25, the selected ones will be announced. The request for participation is made through the General Instance with which a series of documentation must be attached that can be consulted on the municipal website.

Finally, the mayor has invited "everyone to enjoy El Ejido discovering, through its commercial and hospitality fabric, the potential offered by the municipality." "The progress in the vaccination process is allowing us to return to carry out activities of this nature and to participate in them as a family, with friends or alone."