Club Havana at El Molino


Cuban band ‘Club Havana’ will be performing at Meson El Molino, Sabinillas, on Sunday February 17. With their musical roots in the Buena Vista Social Club’s traditional Cuban music along with other Caribbean styles such as Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia, etc., they guarantee a great night of lively music.

Club Havana features three talented Cuban musicians: Daulema Fuentevilla on piano and vocals, and lead singer Daniel Galvez on minor percussion and Dagmar Fuentevilla on percussion, keyboards and vocals.

Music starts at 8 pm with doors open at 7 pm. Tickets are 15€ including food.

Tickets are available from or call 666 271 618. They can also be purchased from El Molino, The English Bookshop in Sabinillas, and Eden.

Trip to Granada


Manilva’s Foreigners Department has organized a trip to Granada on 8, 9 and 10 March.

The trip will showcase the beauty of the city of Granada and introduce visitors to the fascinating Science Park.

The price is 126 € per person and includes half board accommodation in a 3 star hotel (based on two people sharing a double room) located in the city centre, coach transport, and tickets to the science park.

The bus will leave Castillo de la Duquesa at 10 am on March 8 and will return at 5 pm from Granada on Sunday March 10.

For more information and bookings, go to the department of foreign residents in the Castle in el Castillo de La Duquesa or tel. 952 893 548.

Benefit party for Vanina


Manilva Social Welfare department has organized a charity party on Saturday February 9 from 9.30 pm at the Pabellón de Usos Múltiples in Manilva.

Councillor Paqui Lopez explained that the goal of this event is to raise funds for local resident Vanina, affected by a disease called chondrodystrophy, which causes serious mobility problems and requires expensive mobility aids for the sufferer to be able to lead a near normal life.

Tickets to the party, which cost 5 euros, will entitle the buyer to participate in a lottery with prizes donated by local companies. Any business wishing to make a donation can contact the Social Welfare department in the Edificio de Usos Múltiples in Sabinillas or call 952 893 838.

There is also the option of simply donating 3 euros to the cause in the same places where tickets are on sale if you don’t wish to attend the event.

For more information, call the Social Welfare office in Manilva at 952 897 060 or the Edificio de Usos Múltiples in Sabinillas at 952 893 838.

In Memoriam – Roy Garrett

Roy Garrett Memorial

Sadly on January 29 2013, our much loved friend Roy Garratt passed away in hospital back in the UK.

A small memorial gathering was held for him at the Oasis Bar in Duquesa Port to coincide with the funeral in England.  Around fifty of his friends attended to celebrate his life and a collection was held for a wreath to be sent.

The collection raised 400 euros which was a significant amount. After the cost of the wreath 350 euros will be donated by his family to two cancer charities and a stroke charity of their choice.

I am sure all who knew him will join me in saying it was a privilege to call him a friend. RIP Roy.

By Ashley Kennedy

Roy Garrett Memorial

Roy Garrett

Manilva Carnival programme 2013

Manilva Carnival poster 2013

Culture department presents the annual carnival celebrations at the Manilva pavillion on Saturday February 23.

4 pm – Parade of floats with children’s entertainers and Brazilian dancers:

  •     4 pm – Castillo
  •     5pm – Sabinillas
  •     6pm – Manilva

5 pm – Enrolment for the children’s fancy dress contest (all entrants will receive snacks and a gift);
Followed by children’s entertainment, games, face painting, etc.

7 pm – Children’s fancy dress contest.

10 pm – Enrolment for the adult and group fancy dress competition.

11 pm – Adult and group fancy dress competition.

Following the prize giving there will be music provided by DJ until the early hours of the morning.