Echoes from the 60s at El Molino

Echoes from the 60s

Live Music Spain bring their Echoes from the 60s musical extravaganza to El Molino in Sabinillas on Sunday 16 March, from 8 pm.

This fabulous evening of great British music from 1960s features Mark Conner, Ron Howells and Michelle Daniels in one of the biggest and best shows to hit the Coast in years.

With great lighting and video production, this is the first live show to feature full 5.1 surround sound.

Tickets are just 20 euros which includes a glass of cava on arrival, two tapas plus a beer, wine or soft drink, and are available from Meson El Molino, or the Bookshop in Sabinillas, or email

Manilva celebrates Week of the Woman

Semana de la mujer Manilva

Manilva’s Social Welfare department has organised a week of events and activities to coincide with International Day of the Woman on Saturday 8 March.


Tuesday March 4
10.30 am – Charity walk in aid of breast cancer research.
The walk begins in front of the statue in Sabinillas and ends in Castillo de la Duquesa. There is a bus available to return walkers to Sabinillas if required.

Wednesday March 5
Dance classes at Villa Matilde:
5 pm – Flamenco with Ana Guerrero from the Municipal School of Dance.
6 pm – Zumba workshop with Gema Vélez.
7 pm – The evening concludes with refreshments for those taking part.

Thursday March 6
Villa Matilde (by the park in front of Supersol) Sabinillas
5 pm – Yoga class with Cristina Funes.
6 pm – Laughter therapy with Magdalena Pineda.
7 pm – The evening concludes with refreshments for those taking part.

Friday March 8
Dance classes at Villa Matilde:
5 pm – Salsa with Rafael León
6 pm – Zumba workshop with Fernanda Vailant.

Saturday March 8

8 pm – Dinner at Salon “La Yedra”.
Cost 16 euros per person. Reserve your place at the Edificio Usos Multiples in Sabinillas on 952 89 38 38.
Or Bienestar Social (Social Welfare) Town Hall,  Manilva on 952 89 70 60.

Manilva celebrates Andalucia Day

Andalucia Day

Friday, February 28 is Andalucia Day, celebrating the anniversary of the referendum in 1980 in which Andalucians voted overwhelmingly for autonomy.

The 28th is a regional public holiday and Manilva’s culture department has prepared a programme of events to celebrate the day.


11.30 am – Procession by the Manilva Town Band

12 noon – Civic ceremony in front of the Town Hall with flag raising accompanied by the Andalucia Anthem performed by the Town Band, choirs and Luisana.

12.30 pm – Performances by the Manilva Town Band, Sabinillas Church Choir, the Manilva Church Choir, and Eva Cabrera Dance School.

1.30 pm – Performance by the Luisana Association followed by the Music School Orchestra.

4 pm – Flamenco by the Cristina Seguín Dance School.

5 pm – Municipal Dance School directed by Ana Guerrero.

6 pm – The Music School Orchestra round off the proceedings.

Charity concert raises 1200 euros for Duquesa Charity

Antony Wolfson performs at the Music from the Movies and Musicals

The Music from the Movies and Musical charity concert proved a great success with over 1200 euros being raised for the The Duquesa Charitable Society of St George.

Organised by Tony and Hev Gates from Fathoms, and held at Meson El Molino in Sabinillas, an audience of almost 100 local residents enjoyed a great night with music provided by Antony Wolfson, Mandy L, Frank Skott, Danielle Caballero, and the KP Band, all who gave their time and talent free of charge.

The funds were swelled by the auction of a poster depicting the performers which was drawn and donated by Duquesa’s artist in residence, Eddie Wall, which was successfully bid for by David Harmston from the Nyland Knight Foundation, along with the raffle of a Jamon kindly donated by Meson El Molino.

This is the first of a packed programme of events planned by the charity for the coming months.

For photos from the night visit the image gallery on The Resident Facebook page.

Coffee and conversation – new afternoon sessions

Kinsale Afternoon Coffee

Following the success of the twice weekly coffee mornings organised by the Manilva Foreign Residents Department to allow locals to practice their Spanish and English conversation in a friendly and informal environment, the initiative has been extended to include an afternoon session on Wednesdays from 5 pm in Kinsales, Duquesa Port.

The move is in response to those wishing to join in but unable to attend the morning meetings.

Trip to Cadiz Carnival

Cadiz Carnival

Manilva’s cultural department is organising a trip to the Cadiz Carnival providing a a chance to enjoy the carnival parade, one of the biggest and best on mainland Spain, as well as enjoy this historic city, its bars and restaurants.

Cadiz is the spiritual home of Carnival and is famous for its annual music contest in which various satirical music groups – chirigotas and comparsas – compete for big prizes and even bigger prestige.

Many of these groups will be performing on the streets during the parade.

The trip takes place on Sunday, March 2, leaving Manilva at 8 am, followed by pick ups at Sabinillas and Castillo. The coach leaves Cadiz once the parade is finished (around 10 pm).

Tickets are just eleven euros and are available from the Culture Department in Manilva, the Castle in Castillo, or the Edificio Usos Multiples in Sabinillas.

Carnival in Manilva

Carnival Fancy Dress

Manilva will hold its Carnival celebrations on Saturday 22 Febraury, beginning at 4 pm with the traditional cavalcade in Castillo de la Duquesa, travelling to Sabinillas at 5 pm, before ending up in Manilva at 6 pm (all timings approximate!)

During the processions registration will be open for the children’s fancy dress competition which will be held at the old sports hall next to the football ground in Manilva once the cavalcade has finished, around 7 pm.

During the late afternoon there will by children’s entertainment, face painting, balloon modelling, etc.

From 11 pm it is the turn of the adults to register for their fancy dress contest which will begin at midnight. There are cash prizes of 50€ for third place; 100€ for second; and 200€ for the winner in the Individual category, whilst for the group category there are prizes of: 200€ for third place; 300€ for second; and 500€ for first.

Local DJs will provide music until the early hours of the morning.

Manilva Arts and Crafts Group Easter Fair

Arts and Crafts

Manilva Arts and Crafts Group, was set up to bring together locals with an interest in arts and crafts of all descriptions.

The Group are holding an Easter Fair, with the support of Manilva’s Foreign Residents Department, on Saturday April 19, at the Villa Matilde in Sabinillas.

There will be a number of stands exhibiting home-made crafts for sale, along with entertainment for the kids, with face painting, bouncy castle, Easter egg hunt. There will also be food available including Indian, Nepalese, as well as a paella. There will also be an opportunity for some wine tasting.

The group’s main aim is to get a small local shop where they can set up their crafts and also teach this to the local community and children’s classes. With this in mind they are looking for a sponsor for this who will support their venture and enjoy the publicity it will bring with it.

Manilva Skate Park opening ceremony

Manilva Skatepark

Manilva will officially inaugurate its new skate park this Thursday, February 13, from 6 pm.

This new facility is situated behind the Las Viñas Sports Centre in Manilva’s Plaza Martin Carpena has an area of some 740 square metres and features a number of elements including banks, a Quarter Pipe, Grindbox, Spine, Rail and Double-U.

As well as an exhibition by local skateboarders there will be a graffiti workshop, and music provided by a local DJ.

Manilva Skatepark

Manilva Skatepark opening poster

Tai Chi classes

Tai Chi

Manilva’s Culture Department will be organising Tai Chi classes in the near future for groups of people of all ages.

This ancient Chinese exercise system aims to improve the health of the body and mind through balancing the body’s energy, or chi.

For youngsters it is proved to help their self esteem and motivation as well as improving their attention and motivation at school, whereas for adults the advantages are the reduction of stress and for the respiratory system and improved flexibility through this gentle exercise.

For more information and to register your interest contact Jose Antonio Sanz on 607 315 060 or email