The City of Ponferrada School of Music (EMCP) remembers the thermal power plant workers in the show ‘A History of Mining’, which can be seen this Friday at 7:30 pm at the facilities of La Termica Cultural. The recital simulates the real experiences of Manuel and Julio, former workers of the Compostela II power plant and the Minero Sidergica de Ponferrada (MSP), through interpretations of popular songs and greats such as Augusto Alguero, José Luis Armenteros or José works by musicians. María Cano, which will take viewers to the place known as Ciudad del Dolar.
The next day, the Slum Suite Jazz Quartet would join Jazz and Paradise Folk in a concert of popular songs and their own works. Formed in New York in 2016 by Asturian bagpiper and saxophonist Carlos Casado, the ensemble features Asturian bagpiper as soloist. The band was born out of the idea of combining new compositions based on the Asturian tradition with modern rhythms and world music styles. In this concert, he will present his latest album ‘La Casa Via’.
Finally, on Sunday at 12 noon there will be a circus, music and magic show for the whole family, ‘Circando’, a large format exhibition with the participation of a live music band and the master of ceremonies who enter in different numbers . Public participation, diversity of artistic techniques, spectacular feats and the charm of live music are the strong points of a show full of magic and illusion.
For its part, the Energy Museum dedicates the month of June to the commemoration of World Environment Day, which is celebrated on 5 June. This Saturday at 12 noon the museum is hosting a team workshop in which attendees will answer questions about environmental problems and possible solutions. Plus, they’ll learn how to make a toy out of recycled materials. The activity is aimed at a family audience, although children under six must be accompanied, and the workshop costs four euros.
Already on Sunday, the museum will host a new season of ‘Escape Room’ to be held in the turbine hall of the old MSP power station. From 11 a.m. to 2:40 p.m., in a show lasting about 40 minutes, Birjo Natura organizes this activity that combines intrigue, mystery and the unknown. Participation is in groups of up to six members and the cost is ten euros per person.