Deeper Purple at the Castle

Deeper Purple

Saturday May 10 sees a double bill of classic rock at the Castle in Castillo de la Duquesa, Manilva, brought to you by Live Music Spain in collaboration with Manilva’s Foreign Residents Department, and the Duquesa Charitable Society of Saint George.

From 8 pm you can enjoy one of the Coast’s best rock covers group, The Rob Sas Band, who will be performing some of your favourite tracks from the likes of Free, Bad Company, Gary Moore, Doobie Brothers, Golden Earring, and many more.

They will then be followed by one of the UK’s best Deep Purple tribute bands, Deeper Purple who will be treating us to such classics as Black Night, Highway Star, Hush, as well as unforgetable Smoke on the Water.

Tickets for this rocking good night are just 15 euros and are available from The Castle or the Sabinillas Bookshop. There is a bar on the night profits from which will go to the Duquesa Charitable Society of Saint George.

Hurry before they sell out…

Trip to Cordoba Patios Festival

Cordoba Patios

Manilva’s Tourism department are organising a trip to Cordoba for the famous ‘Patios Festival’ on Friday May 9.

The coach leaves Manilva at 9.45 am, The Castle at 9.55 am, and Sabinillas at 10 am.

The trip costs 36 euros and included return coach fare, a tour of the patios and lunch.

For more information or to book your seat call the Tourism Office on 952 897 434.

Sabinillas Bookshop now stocks UK newspapers

The Sabinillas Bookshop

The Bookshop in Sabinillas has once again enlarged their premises to over double their previous floor area and are also now stocking UK and Spanish daily and Sunday papers to add to the new and secondhand books, gifts, greetings cards, maps and guides, day trips, party balloons and supplies, post boxes and postal services already available.

To reflect this they have also increased their opening hours and are now open Sunday mornings too!

Their new opening hours are:

Monday to Friday 10 am to 2.30 pm, 4.30 pm to 8 pm
Saturday 10 am to 2 am
Sunday 10 am to 1 pm

Sabinillas Bookshop

I Manilva Climbing Trial

Manilva Climbing Wall

Manilva will host the I Manilva Climbing Trials on Saturday April 26, organised by the Manilva Sports Department, headed by Councillor Mario Jimenez, with the collaboration of Vendaval Sport, Verticalia, Gat-fricción and the local climbing group Grucam.

The tournament, which will be held at Manilva’s climbing wall in the town’s sports hall, begins at 10 am and will be competed for in the ‘block’ discipline, and with the age categories alevín, infantil, juvenil, absoluta and promoción.

Enrolment takes place from 9 am on the day of the tournament and the cost is two euros for the infantil category, and six euros for the juveniles and absoluta categories.

Following the competition there will be an award ceremony with trophies for the top three in each category.

For more information call 615 60 60 93, 636 15 46 75, or 952 89 15 32

Manilva’s secondary school to be extended

IES Las Viñas Manilva

Plans to extend Manilva’s IES Las Viñas secondary school are in their final stages after the Junta de Andalucia’s education and infrastructure department finally licenses the first stage and allocates an investment of 1.48 million euros in the project.

This comes some seven years after the Junta agreed a two million euro investment to expand the school, but this was postponed due to the economic crisis and instead eight prefabricated classrooms were installed.

This first phase will involve the construction of a new building with an extra eleven classrooms and will commence at the end of the summer term and is expected to take some eight months to complete and will create 30 jobs during that time.

IES Las Viñas

The IES Las Viñas was built at the end of the ‘80s as an extension of Estepona’s IES Monterroso for the education of secondary students from Manilva and Casares.

Since then the school’s numbers have swelled from ten teachers and 50 students to the current 80 teachers and over 900 pupils.

In 1995 the school separated from IES Monterroso and was extended with an extra floor in 2000. In 2005-2006 the school applied for further extension, which has just been granted in 2014.

New Jersey Boys at Swing Restaurant

New Jersey Boys at Swing Restaurant

Popular local act, The New Jersey Boys will be bringing their tribute to the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons to Restaurante Swing, Arena Beach, Estepona, this Saturday 26 April.

This fabulous tribute to the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons tells the story of how the group went from being New Jersey kids to international pop superstars through their beautiful songs including “Sherry”, “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”.

Tickets are 35 euros per person and include 3-course meal and half a bottle of wine.

To reserve your table call Swing Restaurant 952 796 320 or The Bookshop in Sabinillas.

Book reading – Vlad the Inhaler

Vlad the Inhaler

The Sabinillas Bookshop are hosting an opportunity to meet local author Lorraine Mace, who will be reading from and signing copies of here latest children’s novel ‘Vlad The Inhaler’ on Saturday 26 April from 11 am.

Vlad The Inhaler

In the start of this exciting and beautifully illustrated series, the teenage hero, Vlad is an asthmatic hupyre – part vampire and part human. When Vlad’s evil vampire relatives – Aunt Valentyna, Uncle Viktor, cousins Gretchen and Boris – tell Vlad they have killed his parents, and attempt to takeover his family castle, Vlad sets out on a quest to defend his family name, his inheritance and, most of all, his life.

Pursued incessantly by his lethal vampire relatives, Vlad goes on the run, starting a roller-coaster string of action-packed adventures that kept me turning the pages. In a riveting climax, Vlad must prove to the people of Malign village that his is not an evil vampire: he does not murder, nor does he drink blood. He must demonstrate that he is proud to be a hupyre.

Cruise operators include Manilva as a shore excursion


After some three months of negotiations with a number of tour operators Manilva has struck a deal for visitors from cruise ships stopping in Gibraltar to visit Manilva as a shore excursion.

The first of these excursions is on Friday 25 April and will involve some 150 Japanese tourists who will enjoy an itinerary which includes visits to the Wine Centre, Castle, Duquesa Port, and the Paseo Maritimo in Sabinillas.

According to the press release some of the visitors who will be enjoying a day in Manilva are survivors from the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshimo.

St George Gala Dinner

Saint George Gala Dinner

Hemingway’s Bar will be hosting this year’s St George Gala Dinner on Wednesday 23 April in collaboration with the Manilva Foreign Residents Department and the Duquesa Charitable Society of St George.

The evening features a three-course meal plus entertainment from Peter Charles, Daniela and her mini Chicago act and music from the movies, followed by Rocking Johnny on guitar and vocals.

Tickets are just 50 euros and include a bottle of wine or jug of lager per person. Tickets also include a donation to the charity.

For more information call Dean Shelton on 656 523 260.

Manilva Cultural Week

Semana Cultural 2014

Manilva’s Culture Department will be celebrating the Manilva Cultural Week from Wednesday 23 April until Sunday 27 April.

There is a packed programme of events starting with Book Day on Wednesday 23 from 12 noon in front of the Town Hall in Manilva.

Wednesday 23

12 noon – Book Day, Town Hall, Manilva
7 pm – Inauguration of an exhibition of art by local art association ArteDoce in the Manilva Wine Centre.
8 pm – Theatrical performance in the Wine Centre Theatre.

Thursday 24

8.30 pm – Concert in the Wine Centre Theatre to celebrate Music Day. Pupils from the Malaga Conservatory of Music will perform works by Liszt, Bellini, Caballero, Verdi, Debussy, Webern and Haydn.

Friday 25

8 pm – Festival of Dance by pupils from the various local dance schools to celebrate International Dance Day.

Saturday 26

8 pm – Flamenco in the Manilva Wine Centre Theatre.

Sunday 27

Cinema in the Wine Centre Theatre featuring:
7 pm – Children’s Film.
9 pm – Family Cinema.

Entrance to all these activities is free.