Rob SAS + guests at The Ace Cafe


Guitar maestro Rob SAS will be playing at the Ace Cafe, La Duquesa, this evening, Saturday November 30, from around 9 pm.

Rob will be playing some great rock and blues classics and joining him will be a number of guest performers including some of the Coast’s best guitarists such as Mark Fea and Steve Izzard.

Don’t miss it.

The Rat Pack Live at El Molino, Sabinillas

The Rat Pack

Live music Spain present The Rat Pack Live at Meson El Molino in Sabinillas this Sunday, December 1 from 8 pm.

Featuring Martin Joseph as Frank Sinatra, Dave Lee as Dean Marting, and Thomas Henry as Sammy Davis Jnr, relive the style, elegance and pizzazz of ’50s Las Vegas.

Doors open at 7.30 pm and tickets are 15 euros which includes a glass of cava on arrival, two tapas and a free drink from the bar.

Tickets available from the Sabinillas Bookshop or call 666 271 618.

Author Lorraine Mace at the Sabinillas Bookshop

Lorraine Mace

Are you a beginner writer, burning to ask an experienced creative writing tutor a question? Or an avid reader of crime, who’d love to meet a published author in the genre? Want to find out what’s going to be the next big thing in children’s novels? Now’s your chance to do all three in one visit! Lorraine Mace, children’s author, columnist, editor and creative writing tutor (who also writes crime as Frances di Plino) will be at Sabinillas Bookshop (952 891 545) on Friday 29th November and Saturday 30th November from 10:00 to 2:30 to answer questions and chat about writing.

No question is too trivial or outlandish: you can ask how to structure an article, pen a short story or discover the most effective ways to kill people (in words, not deeds). With two non-fiction books to her credit, Lorraine is as comfortable advising writers how to structure a non-fiction book proposal to submit to publishers as she is giving help to potential authors struggling to get started on (or finish) their first novel.

Whether you are a reader or a writer, this is an excellent opportunity to meet up with an industry insider. Lorraine is the author of the following titles.

The Writer’s ABC Checklist (Accent Press) – Lorraine Mace and Maureen Vincent-Northam

There is advice on every possible question you might ask.” Richard Bell – Writing Magazine

Bad Moon Rising (Crooked Cat Publishing) – Frances di Plino

tense, fast-paced… gripping. A brilliant debut.” Amanda Hodgkinson, New York Times Bestselling author of 22 Britannia Road

Someday Never Comes (Crooked Cat Publishing) – Frances di Plino

dark and uncomfortably believable.” JJ Marsh, author of the Beatrice Stubbs Series

Don’t miss out on this unique occasion – Sabinillas Bookshop, Friday 29th November and Saturday 30th November 2013, from 10:00 to 2:30. For more information, call Steve on: 952 891 545

Author background

Lorraine Mace is the humour columnist for Writing Magazine and a competition judge for Writers’ Forum. She is a tutor for the Writers Bureau, and is the author of the Writers Bureau course, Marketing Your Book. She is also co-author, with Maureen Vincent-Northam of The Writer’s ABC Checklist (Accent Press). Her debut novel for children will be published in America in April 2014. Lorraine runs a private critique and mentoring service for writers. She is the founder of the Flash 500 competitions, covering flash fiction, humour verse and novel openings. Writing as Frances di Plino, she is the author of crime/thriller, Bad Moon Rising, featuring Detective Inspector Paolo Storey. The second in the series, Someday Never Comes, was released on 16th August 2013.

Ammex assists with food bank collections

Food Bank

The staff at Ammex Administrations along with the Manilva Town Hall will be co-ordinating the collection of food for the less fortunate on the 29th and 30th of November 2013 (Friday and Saturday).

The food collection will be at Supersol supermarket in Sabinillas, Eroski and Mercadona (Sabinillas branches) during opening hours. You may also bring donations to the Ammex offices in Sabinillas.

Donations of non-perishable foods are requested: pulses, sugar, milk, oil, preserves, etc. All food collected will be taken to the food bank (BancoSol) responsible for the distribution to the needy in the province of Málaga.

At all of these collection points there will be an Ammex staff member along with other volunteers.

Magnitude 3 earthquake in the Manilva area


Spain’s National Geographical Institute reported an earthquake of a magnitude of 3 the epicentre of which was between Manilva and San Martin de Tesorillo and which occurred some 2 kms underground.

The quake which happened at 22.53 hrs on Wednesday November 27 was felt by numerous people but there are no reports of any damage or injuries.

2014 Firefighters Charity Calendar

Wine Centre

Manilva Town Council are hosting an official presentation of the 2014 Firefighters Charity Calendar at the Manilva Wine Centre (next to the fire station in Manilva) on Thursday November 21st from 12 noon.

The calendar, which is the product of a collaboration between the Malaga Firefighters Consortium, Manilva and Casares Town Halls, Eroski and other local businesses, aims to raise 8,000 euros to provide food parcels to needy families in both Manilva and Casares through the sale of 2,000 calendars.

All are welcome to attend the presentation.

Photo contest exhibition


Manilva’s Tourism Department are presenting an exhibition of photographs from the photography contest organised by the department over the summer.

The exhibition will run from November 15 to November 24 at the Castle in Castillo de la Duquesa, with the winners being announced during an awards ceremony to be held on Friday November 22 at 5.30 pm.

Felix Slim at Ace Cafe

Felix Slim poster

Top local bluesman Felix Slim will present his unique sound live at The Ace Cafe on Saturday, November 23, from 9 pm.

Felix “Slim” Amieva, born in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta in 1973, and now based in Cadiz, is a blues singer guitarist, with a style firmly rooted in the southern states of the US, which draws upon the influences of a century of gospel, swing and ragtime …. More information

Children’s Bicycle Gymkhana


Manilva will stage a bicycle gymkhana on Sunday November 24. Organised Manilva Sports Department, headed by Mario Jimenez, in collaboration with Manilva Cycle Club and the Estepona ‘Virgen del Carmen’ Cycle Union, the event will be held on the La Noria promenade in Sabinillas from 11 am.

Kids aged 3 to 13 are invited to take part (a helmet is required) and the entry fee is 1 kilo of non-perishable food (rice, pasta, etc.) which will be donated to needy families in the local community.

Following the activities all are welcome to join in a cycle ride along Manilva’s coastal ‘Blue Route’.

For more information contact the cycling school on 628 721 673.

Four Tops Tribute return to El Molino

Four Tops Tribute

El Molino welcomes the acclaimed Four Tops Tribute on Sunday November 17 for what promises to be an evening of superb Soul, Jazz, R&B and Doo-Wop.

With hits spanning four decades, The Four Tops are the defining Motown Sound of the 1960s.

Tickets are just 20 € which includes a glass of cava on arrival, two tapas and free drink from the bar (wine, beer or soft drink).

Tickets are available from El Molino and The Bookshop, Sabinillas, 666 271 618 or

Doors open at 7.30 pm music starts at 8 pm