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Press Release Association of Peñas del Carnaval de Miguelturra

“Long live the Miguelturra Carnival”

Today should have been the day, the day that would be presented to those who would have been the highest representatives of Carnival 2021, our Major Masks, today should have been the day that we got together to finish our costumes, cars, stoves…, today It should have been the day when all of us Churriegos would have that tingling in the stomach that we all know as we prepare our best clothes for what next Friday should have been, OUR CARNIVAL.

This year should have been different, a year of celebration in which the Association of Peñas celebrates 40 years and in which we should have thanked all the people, boards of directors and supporters clubs that have been part throughout these years of our association. But not only we have our birthday, so do two of the usual clubs, the ones that have made and make our carnival great, the “Los Segadores” club and the “La Cabra” club, happy 40 years.

But this is not that year, this year we have to be consistent with the situation that we have had to live, that is why from the Peñas Association we ask you one thing that we never thought we were going to say, that you stay at home. We have to respect the rules imposed by our authorities and think that with this effort Carnival 2022 will be a much better Carnival for everyone.

This year more than ever:
“There is no place like home.”

The “Carnival Walls” project started

Organizado por el Área de Festejos en colaboración con la Asociación de Peñas del Carnaval

El Ayuntamiento de Miguelturra decidió suspender los Carnavales 2021 por responsabilidad y lo anunció en la rueda de prensa oficial del 22 de septiembre, presidida por el concejal de Festejos, Diego Rodríguez y el presidente de la Asociación de Peñas del Carnaval, Raúl Domínguez.

Así, por primera vez en la historia de Miguelturra en democracia, “nuestras fiestas de Interés Turístico Nacional tendrán un descanso debido a la COVID-19 que por responsabilidad y cumpliendo con la normativa vigente, pedimos prudencia, que nos cuidemos y nos quedemos en casa” explica Rodríguez.

Sin embargo, como concejal de Festejos sabe que Miguelturra estaría finalizando las últimas puntadas en los trajes, abriendo los baúles y preparando “todo aquello que nos hace sentir las personas más felices del mundo, una época en la que perdemos todos y todas la vergüenza, donde la crítica y la sátira no dejan indiferente a nadie y preparando nuestras voces para que el grito ¡A qué no me conoces! suene por todo lo alto”.

Por eso, desde la Concejalía de Festejos se ha decido realizar un gran homenaje a este Carnaval gracias al proyecto denominado “Paredes del Carnaval” para que el espíritu carnavalero nos acompañe todo el año. En concreto, son tres los murales que verán la luz estos carnavales 2021.

Estas alegorías al carnaval estarán ubicadas en la calle Carnaval 1, en el cual se está trabajando, otra en plaza Pradillo de Clavería, y la última, se encontrará al final de la calle Cervantes con Plaza Pradillo de Clavería. Este gran trabajo de arte urbano de los artistas Gela y Javi Ponsada quedará finalizado para el 12 de febrero.

Esta iniciativa, unida a la quinta edición del Concurso de Escaparates, que todavía tiene el plazo de inscripción abierto, tiene como objetivo que la máscara callejera, la marca del carnaval y todo elemento tradicional del carnaval churriego se apodere de paredes, muros y escaparates de la localidad para el disfrute de los vecinos y vecinas.

La idea de los murales callejeros del carnaval surge del proyecto “Nosotros Proponemos” de la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, donde nuestros escolares proponen ideas para la mejora de nuestras ciudades a través de la innovación, la sostenibilidad y la educación, y en el que el CEIP “El Cristo” ha sido premiado y distinguido.

Rodríguez explica que en enero del 2020 asistió a una charla en el aula de quinto de primaria del CEIP “El Cristo” para escuchar varios proyectos y debatir sobre ellos. Son cuatro alumnos: Alba Rebato, Jorge Mohíno, Clara Rivas y Sergio Martínez, los que propusieron pintar algunos elementos del carnaval en edificios o paredes.

Tras el debate, explica el edil, surge la idea de “Paredes del Carnaval”, un proyecto que está teniendo una gran repercusión en redes sociales y que desde el Área de Festejos “invitamos a que la ciudadanía conozca mucho más nuestro carnaval como elemento diferenciador de Miguelturra dentro de Castilla-La Mancha. Consideramos que la mezcla del arte urbano y las tradiciones populares nos posiciona a la vanguardia cultural en la región y genera un valor añadido a nuestro carnaval”.

Por último, Diego Rodríguez da las gracias a la Asociación de Peñas del Carnaval por su apoyo constante para difundir nuestra fiesta grande y nuestra marca “Conóceme” del carnaval, a la familia Trujillo y Barco, por la cesión de uso de dichas paredes para poder pintar los graffitis, a la profesionalidad de los artistas urbanos Gela y Javi Ponsada, y a la implicación de los cuatro escolares en el proyecto, “gracias a estudiantes como ellos el futuro del carnaval está más que asegurado” concluye el concejal.

Africa conquers Miguelturra by the hand of the Burleta

The Burleta of Campo de Criptana with his fantasy “The Heart of Africa”, Alhiguí de Honor and special prize of the XLI National Competition of Murgas, Comparsas and Floats

A total of 34 groups and some three thousand people have participated in the parade, which took place during an afternoon-night without the rain making an appearance.

The first prize for floats went to Axonsou de Herencia with his theme “Agrabah’s dreams”.

In comparsas Los Rocheros de Miguelturra and its theme “Allegory of the Churriego Carnival” it has obtained the first prize. Regarding the category of murgas, the first prize went to the Rainbow Association of Fuente el Fresno, with its theme “Checkmate”.

XLI National Competition of Murgas, Comparsa and Carrozas

Carrozas Category:

Special Prize of 2,500 euros and Alhiguí de Honor sponsored by the Miguelturra City Council, El Burleta from Campo de Criptana, theme “The Heart of Africa”

1st Prize 1,800 euros sponsored by the Miguelturra City Council, Axonsou Association from Herencia, theme “Dreams of Agraba”

2nd Prize 1,300 euros sponsored by the Miguelturra City Council, A.C. Las Peñuelas from Pozuelo de Calatrava, theme “Aladdin”

3rd Prize 1,000 euros sponsored by the Miguelturra City Council, A.C. Harúspices from Tomelloso, theme “Eye to the Patch”

4th Prize 500 euros sponsored by the Miguelturra City Council,  Housewives Association Ntra. Sra. Del Carmen from Pozuelo de Calatrava, theme “Venetian Party”

Comparsas Category:

1st Prize 900 euros sponsored by the Miguelturra City Council, Peña Los Rocheros from Miguelturra, theme “Allegory of the Churriego Carnival”

2nd Prize 700 euros sponsored by CIUDATO Citroen Ciudad Real and Solar Led, Peña Kapikúa from Miguelturra, theme “The Yucatan”

3rd Prize 500 euros sponsored by ITV Miguelturra, Peña La Cabra from Miguelturra, theme “The Guardians of Time”

4th Prize 400 euros sponsored by Restaurante Casa Pepe, Peña El Bufón from Miguelturra, theme “Peacock”

4th Prize 300 euros sponsored by Tejidos Julián and Creaciones Romero, La Charanga El Alhiguí from Miguelturra, theme “Allegory to Music”

Murgas Category:

1st Prize 400 euros sponsored by Globalcaja, Rainbow Association of Fuente El Fresno, theme “Checkmate”

2nd Prize 350 euros sponsored by CEPSA-Carrefur “La Estrella”, Peña el Puntillo from Miguelturra, theme “The Legacy of Death”

3rd Prize 300 euros sponsored by Distribuciones Sacra, La Unión from Porzuna, theme “Sarabi Kingdom”

3rd Prize 300 euros sponsored by Ignacio Manzanares, A.C. Anda que Vergüenza from Almodóvar del Campo, theme “Barbarian Warriors”

3rd Prize 300 euros sponsored by 3D3 Editores, Glitter Cultural Association from Puertollano, theme “New Zealand colonization”

 


“The Crystal Ball” first prize in Murgas and Chirigotas

The Comparsa “The Crystal Ball” wins the first prize in the XXXVII Murgas and Chirigotas Contest

Once the Carnival Museum Costumes contest ended, the Murgas and Chirigotas Contest of the Miguelturra Carnival 2020 began in its curantava edition.

The picaresque and the mockery about local and national politics, technology, the Satisfyer, men and women, no one escaped the stanzas of the participating chirigotas, played with great humor.

The jury composed of José Vicente Romero, Javier Vallejo, Antonio Vallejo, Víctor López and Inmaculada Martín de Lucía, awarded the following awards:

1st Prize 600 euros, Crystal Ball of Puertollano

2nd Premio 450 euros, The Flamingos of the Ravine of Torralba de Calatrava

3rd Prize 400 euros, Remiro the Cautious of Córdoba

4th Prize 250 euros, Peña Los Cansaliebres of Miguelturra

5th Prize 200 euros, Grand Reserve of Pedro Muñoz

All awards have been sponsored by the Miguelturra City Council

La Cabra’s double in the Museo del Carnaval Costumes contest

Peña La Cabra in the male and female suit, David Méndez first individual prize

The Carnival Palace fills up again to witness the XXXV Carnival Museum Costume Contest. At 9:30 p.m., the local clubs presented their costumes with which they will participate in the Piñata Sunday parade. The winning costumes in the men’s and women’s categories will remain for the next five years in the Carnival Museum ‘MOMO’.

The prizes were the following:

Individual Costume

Prize 200 euros sponsored by Certrade Azulejos y Pavimentos, David Méndez Mendoza theme “Fantasia, India is looking for a cowboy to light her pipe”

Woman’s Costume

Prize 400 euros sponsored by the Municipality of Miguelturra, Peña La Cabra, theme “The Guardians of Time” 

Men’s Constume

Prize 400 euros sponsored by the Municipality of Miguelturra, Peña La Cabra, theme “The Guardians of Time”

 

Once this contest was over and while the jury was deliberating, the prizes for the 4th Carnival Showcase Contest were awarded. This event has led the local businesses to show off the festive and carnival atmosphere that Miguelturra breathes on these dates.

The event has been organized by the Small Business Association and the Miguelturra City Council. The jury made up of Diego Rodríguez, Councilor for Celebrations of the Miguelturra City Council, Valentín Muñoz Rivero, decorator and restorer, and Jesús Muñoz Palmero, secretary of the Miguelturra Carnival Association, awarded the following prizes:

Best Composition and Design Award, gift voucher sponsored by Viajes Rodrigo and Rodrigo’s Inmobiliaria,  for Óptica Lara.

Originality and Innovation Award,  gift voucher sponsored by Sacra Distributions, for Peke’s.

Special Audience Award, gift voucher for a trip sponsored by the City Council of Miguelturra, to Disfrutería de Alba.

All the winners received the corresponding diploma, carnival mask, 30 advertising spots on Radio Miguelturra and an 8 by 11 ad in the BIM for the month of April.

 

 

Carnival Tuesday, the party continues

Peñas meals, children’s games, leaving their mark, Onda Cero and the street mask, continue to give joy to Carnival

During the morning the Peñas de Los Segadores and the Ham in the Plaza de la Constitución, Los Fregquísimos and Herederos de Loquilandia in the Doctor Fleming Park, made the meals, in the afternoon as promised, the children’s Peña Herederos de Loquilandia, they offered us a snack of delicious sandwiches and recover from the effort made in the different traditional games they organized for children and the occasional adult who dared to participate, remembering his childhood.

At the Carnival Museum, Onda Cero broadcast its live program in which authorities, major masks, carnival king and local Peñas participated.

While in the Carnival Palace (CERE), the contest ‘Leaving Footprint’ was held where pets are protagonists. An event organized by Peña Kapikúa and sponsored by the Miguelturra Town Hall, Didi Hairdresser and Symbiosis.

At night, the society dances continued at the Centro Obrero and Palacio del Carnaval.

Prizes Leaving Footprint Awards:

  • 1st Prize, Jory with Jurassic Park
  • 2nd Prize, Aria with Priscila y la Reinas
  • 3rd Prize, Hulk with La Oveja Negra
  • 4th Prize, Trufa with Súper Héroes
  • 5th Prize, Jacky with Vikingos
  • 6th Prize, Odín with Frida Taco
  • 7th Prize, Brady with Reciclados Carnavaleros
  • 8th Prize, Cloe with Unicornios
  • 9th Prize, Nika with Tiburón
  • 10th Prize, Coke with Toy Story