Exciting news for live music fans this winter

The Silver Beats

Live Music Spain will be presenting a packed programme of live music this winter at Bodega El Molino in Sabinillas.

Kicking off the season with a double bill of two firm favourites, ABBA tribute act Voulez Vous, and the Coast’s top Elvis act Stelvis will be taking to the stage on Sunday November 3 from 8 pm.

A fortnight later the D and K Showband will be performing on 17th. The D and K Showband are a great new band featuring Matt and Lisa from the popular Southern Impact.

Also back by public demand are the Rat Pack Live who will be at El Molino on December 1st.

Finally there will be a special Christmas show, a double header: The Beatles v The Rolling Stones featuring The Silver Beats and The Honky Tonk Cats.
Look out for news regarding appearances from Biagra, and The Four Tops which will be announced soon.

For a more relaxed evening Pepe’s Bar, TJ Copas, situated just off the Roundabout near the back of Mercadona will be hosting live music from 6 pm every Thursday with artists like Frank Skott and Marcus Myers performing there too.

Frank Skott in concert at Tj Cafe & Copas

Frank Skott

Live Music Spain continue their programme of relaxed music evenings with local singer/songwriter Frank Skott performing some R&B and soul classics mixed in with tracks from his previously released and forthcoming albums at Tj Cafe & Copas (opposite Plaza Blas Infante) in Sabinillas on Thursday October 17 from 6 pm.

Entry is free and for table reservations call 696 686 178.

Manilva’s Wine Centre and Plaza de la Vendimia are opened to the public

Manilva Wine Centre opening

Hundreds of local residents and visitors turned out last Saturday evening, October 12, to celebrate the opening of the CIVIMA, Manilva Wine Centre, and the adjoining Plaza de la Vendimia.

Following the unveiling of the plaque and ribbon cutting ceremonies visitors were treated to a guided tour of the centre followed by music and entertainment.

For more images see our Facebook album for the event.

Great Laithwaite’s Wines on offer from Anglo Wines

Anglo Wines offer

Anglo Wines brings you an unbeatable offer on Laithwaite’s Wines this Autumn with their Pick-n-Mix deal where you can select your favourites to make up a case of 15 bottles with a saving of at least 35%.

For example a Red Wine Mixed Case of 3 bottles of Black Stump Shiraz, 3 Di Paolo Chianti, 3 Opi Malbec, 3 Don Cayetano Carmenfre, and 3 The Rustler Pinotage, with a rrp of €161.85 would cost you €99.99 a saving of 38% and the price includes free delivery.

To place your orders call 956 695 858 or email richard.bell-young@anglowines.com, or pop into the shop on Calle Sierra Bermeja, 73, Pueblo Nuevo de Guadiaro, Sotogrande, to see their full range of Laithwaite’s Wines.

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Barclays Bank to close its Gibraltar branch

Barclays Gibraltar

Barclays Bank in Gibraltar are set to close their local banking services by October next year, with only large corporate and private banking facilities continuing to be served by this banking institution with over a century’s presence on The Rock.

In a statement to staff Barclays have said that:

Barclays has been reviewing its business in Gibraltar since March 2013. The review centred on the need to ensure that we are offering appropriate services and products wherever we do business, as well as ensuring that there is a clear business case for operating in any given market.

In July this year, we announced our intention to maintain a presence in Gibraltar but proposed that this would be in a reduced form. Following this announcement, we began formal consultation with the union, Unite. The purpose of this consultation was to consider our proposal regarding the size and shape of the future business, and to explore how to mitigate against the impacts on our staff.

Following a thorough review process, we have made the difficult decision to scale back our operations in Gibraltar. We will no longer offer local banking services and as a result, by the end of October 2014, the Barclays branch situated on Main Street will close.

Barclays has not taken this decision lightly nor without due consideration for the impact the decision will have on our customers, clients, employees and more broadly on Gibraltar. We apologise for the inconvenience and disruption that will be caused as a result of the changes we are making and the closure next year of the branch.

We are committed to fully supporting customers, clients and employees through this transition. We are writing to customers and clients immediately to explain the changes that we are making and the decision to close the branch. We will write to each client again in the first half of 2014 to explain how the changes will impact them individually. Until that time, day-to-day banking services and branch counter services will remain unchanged. However, with immediate effect, no new business will be accepted and no new accounts will be opened in Gibraltar.

Going forward, Barclays will retain a presence in Gibraltar focussed on supporting current lending and larger corporate and intermediary relationships. While Barclays will no longer provide local banking or local counter services, we may be able to offer services to clients that meet our international and private banking criteria.

We will consult with all our employees regarding the impact these intended changes will have on them and will do all we can to minimise the uncertainty and to support them through this transition.

We have set up a dedicated telephone line to respond to questions from customers and clients: 00 350 2006 7519.

Accounts held with Barclays Wealth and Investment Management that are provided from another jurisdiction and accounts held at our U.K. Barclays branches, will not be affected by the changes we are making in Gibraltar.

Stoa Gallery – ‘Sediments of Memory’ an exhibition by Javier Infantes

Sediments of Memory

Estepona’s Stoa Gallery is currently hosting the first solo exhibition by the artist Javier Infantes entitled “Sediments of Memory”. Opened on September 27 the exhibition runs until November 29 this year.

Estepona born Javier Infantes currently lives in New York where he has been developing his painting which belongs to the Abstract Expressionism school, an art movement born in the USA.

The Stoa Gallery is located on the first floor of the Puertosol building in Estepona Port (entrance via the ramp next to the Town Hall entrance) and is open Monday to Friday from 11 am to 2.30 pm and from 5 pm to 6.30 pm.

New postal service at The Bookshop in Sabinillas

The English Bookshop in Sabinillas

All change again at The Bookshop in Sabinillas and this time it is with the Postal Service. Since 2011 we have been working with Offex Marbella , however to maintain a reliable 1st class postage service we are now sending parcels through IMX Spain, a major pan-European postal operator established in Spain since 1994. We have been working with IMX since before last Christmas and we are very pleased and confident with the service they have given us.

Working with IMX Spain includes:

  • Daily collection – more than any other provider.
  • Registered mail and guaranteed next day delivery  (Upon arrival in the UK)
  • Inbound mail delivered daily
  • Better inbound rates than most UK online stores
  • Parcel & Courier service – we guarantee to beat the price of any courier access point on the Costa del Sol.
  • Send mail to the UK from as little as 1.10€
  • Special rates and services for Christmas

Please call into the shop and ask either Steve or Thomas for further information.

We also offer a secure Mail Box rental service, where you can have your post or parcels delivered into our Mailroom. All registered mail or courier parcels are signed for and we will email you as soon any mail arrives, so no more lengthy and unnecessary queues.

Once again, just ask Steve or Thomas for more information.

For more information about the Sabinillas Bookshop and its wide range of services see: The Sabinillas Bookshop

Dean’s Diet for Charity

Weigh in

As President of The Duquesa Charitable Society of St George, Dean Shelton will be raising money for the charity to help fund the opening of a local charity shop or other future local social projects by starting a sponsored diet on October 1, 2013 and ending on the March 1, 2014.

You will be able to sponsor Dean by either committing to a one off donation of any amount, or by going silver sponsor at one Euro per kilo lost, to a gold sponsor by sponsoring 2 Euros or more per kilo lost.

The maximum amount of weight loss hoped for is 32 Kilos or 5½ stone, there will be a monthly weigh-in to keep everybody up-to-date with how the diet is proceeding.

Please pledge your support through the charity’s facebook page or contacting Dean directly by email president@dcso-stgeorge.com or by mobile phone on 647 715 521. Sponsor forms will also be available in Sabinillas from The Book Shop, Fathoms Bar, O’Callaghan’s Bar and from The Leisure Lounge, Sam Oliver’s Bar, and The Jolly Sailor in Puerto de la Duquesa. If any other local business would be interested in helping this charitable initiative by holding a sponsor form for Dean please don’t hesitate contacting us.

Dean is dieting for charity, sanity and possible future health problems  he faces if he carries on eating and drinking the way that he does.

Dean’s initial weigh-in at 112 kilos, or 17.8 stones, took place on Friday, 20 September, during the presentation of the programme of events organised by the Manilva Foreign Residents Department in front of more than two hundred local residents from Manilva and surrounding area.