So summer has finally arrived…..and it took its time this year! May 2008 was the wettest since records began and we are not impressed. Normally this is my favourite time of the year with warm sunshine and the promise of summer to come, but this May has been a damp squib! Thankfully that is a memory now and we can look forward to some wonderful weather and some spectacular action on the waters around Mallorca. The Superyacht Cup, the Brietling Regatta and the Copa Del Rey are all on the way and Luna Radio will be covering the events with interviews, reports and ‘backstage’ coverage. Make sure you tune in to 100.3FM and you could well hear someone you know!
Away from the sea there are some other exciting sporting and musical events coming up this month. Hurricane Higgins, Whirlwind White…..Puddle Penn? Not quite the same effect really! That is why I wont be taking part in the first ever Mallorca Snooker Tournament which is taking place in El Toro. The Snooker Café is the place for contestants to grab their cues and try to pot their balls in this exciting competition. There is decent prize money on offer plus the chance to play Jimmy White or the world ranked number 13, Steven Lee on the tables at the El Toro restaurant. The two professionals will also be doing a couple of exhibition matches on the 27th and 28th of June with a lot of trick shots and snooker showbiz sparkle…it promises to be an event to remember.
However, the biggest night of 2008 is undoubtedly Sunday 3rd August when Simply Red will perform at the Bullring in Palma. We are giving away tickets on the Luna Radio breakfast show from now until when the gig happens and you can win just by guessing the five Simply Red songs on our ‘Bits of Hits’ competition. Listen out for the short clips of the songs and email your answers to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, well done to everyone involved in the fabulous production of Aladdin which raised funds for children here on the island, thanks to all the therapists who helped with the Luna Radio ‘Day of Calm’ which aimed to fund a physiotherapy clinic at the Dagme Hospital in Ghana, and massive congratulations to all the finalists who took part in the ‘Champion of Champions’ dance competition organised by Pickles Ballroom. As the adage says, its not the winning but the taking part that matters so I take my cowboy hat off to the eight dancers who had never set foot on dancefloor before catching the ballroom bug thanks to Ian Pickles and Ann Mawson who have introduced many people on this island (including me) to the joy of dancing. You can tune in to Laura on Luna Radio 100.3 FM