St George’s End of Summer Bash 2014

End of Summer Bash

This year’s St George’s End of Summer Bash will be held in Calle Duquesa de Arcos in front of Fathoms Bar from 1 pm to 10.30 pm on Saturday 13 September.

Raising money for the Duquesa Charitable Society of Saint George there is a packed programme of music and activities with bouncy castle and face painting for the kids, along with market stalls and a line-up of local musicians including: Sabi Rock Band, Sam Oliver, Murcus Myers, Yaqui, Billy Robbins, Angelina, Dani and Brian, ParaSol Singers, Ian Grant and Rob Sas, Mandy L, Mick Shenton, Speedy, Stelvis, Biagra.

The will also be a grand charity raffle with fabulous prizes.

The event is hosted by Manilva Foreign Residents Department in collaboration with Duquesa Charitable Society of Saint George.

See HERE for images from last year’s event.

Raft Race Cancelled

Raft Race Cancelled

This weekend’s activities in Duquesa Port, including Sunday’s Raft Race has been cancelled due to the Port authorities withdrawing permission.

The Foreign Residents Department apologises for any inconvenience and disappointment but it is due to circumstances beyond their control.

They are attempting to negotiate a date later in the year so watch this space

XXXIV Manilva Flamenco Festival

Manilva Flamenco Festival

Manilva’s Peña Flamenca Association, in collaboration with the Town Hall’s Cultural Department, presents the XXXIV Flamenco Festival on Friday 5 September, from 10 pm in Manilva’s Calle Mar.

The festival is a long standing tradition to welcome in the town’s Vendimia, Grape Harvest Festival, and this features singers José Guzmán, Virginia Gámez, Ana Fargas, El Patillas, and Jerónimo Candié; Guitarists Manolo Santos, Andrés Cansino, Chaparro, and Rubén Lara; Dancers Cristina Seguín y Eva Cabrera with the collaboration of Paco Mora and his group; plus the flamenco quartet of Antonio de Verónica.

Entry is free.

Verbena de San Luis de Sabinillas

San Luis de Sabinillas

On Monday, August 25, Sabinillas honours its patron saint San Luis with a day of celebrations and activities.

At 8 am there is the traditional setting off of rockets, followed by the local marching band “Chi Chi Pom” performing through the streets.

At 8 pm there will be a Holy Mass with music by the San Luis Choir followed by a procession of the saint through the streets of Sabinillas accompanied by the Manilva Town Band and this year’s feria Queens and their attendants.

From 10 pm there will be a party in Plaza Vicente Espinel presented by CanalSur’s Pepe Da Rosa with music by the band ‘Kalima’.

New Jersey Boys at Bosquipark

Jersey Boys at Bosquipark

Live Music Spain presents a Tribute to The Jersey Boys at Bosquipark (behind the Post Office, Sabinillas) on Sunday 31 August, 2014, from 8 pm.

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”.

Supporting the Jersey Boys will be Kelly and Mark Edmundson performing their ‘Back in Time’ show and the whole evening will be compered by Peter Charles.

Tickets are just 20 euros which includes a drink (beer, wine, or soft drink) and a tapa.

Tickets available from The Bookshop in Sabinillas,, or call 666 271 618.

Sixties dance night at Las Palmeras Beach

Mod Night

Enjoy an evening of Motown, Northern Soul, R&B, Early Reggae and Ska at Las Palmeras Beach on the Paseo Maritimo in Sabinillas on Saturday 23 August from 8 pm.

DJ Sabinillas Dancing Mood and DJ Tete Navarro will be spinning the discs, and yes they will be spinning the discs, as this is an all-vinyl show.

So don’t miss this great night of music – entry is free.

Noche de Embrujo in Manilva

Noche de Embrujo

Manilva’s Calle Mar will be the setting for a night of enchantment with a whole host of activities and entertainment to appeal to all the senses.

With five stages featuring dancing and music including the Cristina Seguin Dance Academy, Coplas by Javier Ferrera and Juanlu Moreno and the boleros of Antonio Montejo and his daughter Carolina amongst the performers.

Visitors will be treated to Argentinean tango, Arabic music, salsa and much, much more.

Trip to the Luna Mora Festival in Guaro

Luna Mora in Guaro

Manilva Foreign Residents Department is offering an excursion to the famous Luna Mora Festival in Guaro on Saturday 6 September, 2014.

The Festival de la Luna Mora (Moorish Moon) began in 1997 as a spiritual tribute to Andalucia´s Muslim, Christian and Jewish past. Each year there are different artists performing music and dance with Arabic, Andalucian, Sephardic, European and Mediterranean influences. Tourists and locals alike join in the festivities of outdoor entertainment, drinking, eating and shopping all under the stars of a warm summer night.

One of the biggest attractions of the festival is that the whole village of Guaro is illuminated with 20,000 candles, which makes for a very surreal and beautiful ambiance bringing the village to life at night.

The coach leaves The Castle in Castillo at 6 pm, and 6.15 pm from Sabinillas, leaving to return around 2 pm.

Tickets are just 8 euros per person and are available from the Foreign Residents Office in the Castle or by calling 952 893 548.

Dracula in the Park

Dracula in the Park

Music and dance adaptation (in Spanish) of this classic horror story will be performed in El Duque Park, Sabinillas, on Friday 22 August from 10 pm.

Performed by the Cristina Seguin Dance Academy this promises to be a unique interpretation of the well known tale.

Tickets are 10 euros in advance or 12 euros on the door.

Tickets are available from:
Oficina de Cultura, C/ M. Carpena S/N, Tef: 951 276 188
Ela Moda, C/ Duquesa de Arcos N/57, Tef: 952 893 399
Escuela de Danza de Cristina Seguin, Tef: 691 402 909

The box office is open from 8.30 pm on the night of the performance.