The Cops at The Mayfair

The Cops at The Mayfair

Live Music Spain presents ‘The Cops’ performing their tribute to ‘The Police’ at the Mayfair Music Club, Plaza Ginebra, Sabinillas, Manilva on Saturday 20 December, 2014, from 8 pm.

The Cops recreate the music of one of the 70s and 80s’ biggest groups performing favourites such as ‘Roxanne’, ‘Message in a Bottle’, ‘Walking on the Moon’, amongst many others. Supporting The Cops is the ever popular Daniella who will be performing her wide repertoire of popular hits and show tunes.

Tickets are just 15 euros which includes a drink (beer, wine, or soft drink).

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

Why you should register on the Padron – An information evening

With the 30 December deadline approaching for foreign residents to register to vote, Manilva’s Foreign Residents Department is organising a meeting on Wednesday, 17 December at the Manilva Wine Centre, from 6 pm, to explain the advantages of registration on the Electoral Roll (Padron) and the voting census, along with other topics of interest to Manilva’s foreign residents.

To make it easier for those who work weekdays, it will also be possible to register between 10 am and 1 pm at the Tourist Office in Duquesa Port on each of the Saturdays leading up to the end of December beginning Saturday 13.

Wine Centre

Town hall office in Duquesa opens Saturday mornings for Padron and IBI discount applications

Manilva’s Departments of Statistics and Foreign Residents, headed by Marcos Ruiz and Manuel Chaves respectively, have arranged for the Tourist Office in Duquesa Port to be open on Saturdays 13, 20, and 27 December for local residents to register on the local electoral roll (Padron) and/or apply for their IBI property tax discounts.

Those wishing to register should bring their passport, a copy of their NIE, their rental contract or property deeds (escritura) and a utility bill such as water or electric.

To apply for the IBI discount applicants need their passport, a copy of their NIE, and their 2014 IBI bill.

The idea is to make it easier for those who cannot get to the office on a weekday especially considering the deadline for both the IBI discount and the right to vote is the end of December.

Duquesa Port Tourist Office

Christmas Flamenco evening

Manilva’s Cultural Department in collaboration with the Manilva Flamenco Association is organising a Christmas Flamenco Evening this Friday, 12 December, at the Manilva Wine Centre Theatre from 9 pm.

Among the performers will be Ana Fargas and her group comprising Paco Javier Jimeno on guitar, Zuri on bass and vocals, along with David Quirós on piano.

They will be accompanied by the Manilva Parranda performing Spanish Christmas Carols and other traditional festive music.

Tickets are free but you are encouraged to reserve your seat in advance at the Culture offices in Plaza Martin Carpena in Manilva, or the Edificio Usos Multiples in Sabinillas.


Christmas Craft Fair in Sabinillas

The Duquesa Charitable Society of Saint George, in collaboration with Manilva’s Commerce Department, and The Resident newspaper have organised a Christmas Craft Fair for Sunday, 14 December, at the Villa Matilde, Sabinillas from 11 am to 6 pm.

This is an ideal opportunity to pick up some great original gifts for Christmas with over 25 stalls selling all sorts of handicrafts, Christmas gifts, jewellery, food and drink, including:

Amanda Partington – Unique handmade creative designs for gifts & home Interiors.
James Partington – Wood work.
Fozia Choudry – Indian food.
The Bookshop – Books,  general gifts and party stuff.
Lisa Millard Wallinder – Cakes, Pies, Savoury foods etc..,
Idoia Castro – Preserves and some gift items.
Shinarkle – Personalised Jewellery and Glass ware.
Zoe Hughes – Diamante and glittery things – mainly canvases – Christmassy bits, Wooden Signs for Decorations
Foamy Fingz – Handmade soft decorative dolls for all occasions.
Claudia Aldana – Home decoration.
Janis Leader – Decorative fabric & lace work.
Anna Cockell – Natural body products.
Chirine Ayoubi – Personalized jewellery.
Jelizaveta Pulk – Personalized Jewellery and Gems, also items of Crochet.
Hobbit and Beaky – Chutney’s, Jams & Preserves.
Ron & Eileen Campbell – Decorations, crochet items, fingerless gloves, fudge, biltong
Frances Rushton – Wind Chimes etc..,
Zuzana Goulding – Novelty hand crafted crayons. Non toxic. Ideal for gifts or party bags.
Eileen Dick – Cake stands, Vinyl record art and Face painting.
Helen Davis – Headbands and similar gear.
Marian O’Dwyer – Angel tarot card reading.
Sally Donas – Bespoke gemstone jewellery.
Raquel Jiménez – Natural cosmetics – Oriflame.
Sarah Martin – Homemade mince pies, mini Christmas cakes, jars of mince meat, Giant tissue decorative snowballs and stocking fillers.
Daiane Oliveira – Gifts, Interior Decoration, Candy Bars, Sweets, Fondants, Photo call, Balloons, Cards.

Both Father and Mother Christmas will be on hand to help you choose the right gifts and there will be a raffle with loads of great prizes.

Depending on the weather there will also be live entertainment as well as a bouncy castle for the kids.

Christmas Craft Fair

Country music at La Raspita

Country music at La Raspita with Johnny Westwood

Top Country and Western singer Johnny Westwood brings his ‘The Legends of Country’ to Venta La Raspita, Manilva, on Tuesday 30 December from 7.30 pm.

Listen to the music of some of Country music’s top stars whilst enjoying a three-course meal at the popular restaurant.

Tickets are just 19.50 € which includes meal and show, and are available from The Bookshop and Fathoms in Sabinillas, and The Gift Shop in Duquesa Port, or email

Finishing line draws near for the Sabinillas Sports Centre

Mayor of Manilva, Diego Urieta, recently signed a €188,000 contract with the company Contracom Sociedad Cooperativa Andaluza, for the completion of the Sabinillas Sports Centre.

The contract involves completion of the final phase of works to the main sports hall, including the 1780m2 multisport playing surface and the grandstands with capacity of up to 300 spectators.

The work is expected to be completed in three months.

Sabinillas Sports Hall