Little Caesar at Louie Louie’s

Little Caesar, Louie Louie, Estepona, Spain

Hard rockers Little Caesar return to Louie Louie’s, Estepona Port, on Wednesday 1 July from 10.30 pm as part of their 2015 European Tour.

Little Caesar play dirty rock ‘n’ roll with a metal touch. If there were a genre called “biker metal” that would indeed be suitable for Little Caesar. Founded in the late 1980s the band, led by tattooed singer Ron Young, are one of those groups that if it hadn’t been for bad timing could have gone on to become superstars, but their appearance on the scene coincided with the rise of grunge and nobody was into load and proud in-your-face rockers.

Despite that reverse serendipity Little Caesar have kept the faith and continued to release albums and are regularly on tour.

Tickets are 10 euros in advance or 13 euros on the door.

Madeline Bell and David Lenker ADANA Benefit Concert

An evening with Madeline Bell and David Lenker, Saturday 18 July at the Gran Hotel Benahavis. Opening time 8.30pm, concert begins 9.30pm.

Madeline Bell is an American soul singer, who became famous as a performer in the UK during the 1960s.

Ticket price: €21.50.Tickets can be purchased online at www.adana.es or from the ADANA shop, C/Camino Padre Cura 14, Estepona.

Madeline Bell

Summer sports activities get underway

Manilva’s Sports Department has announced that the sports activities for this summer are already underway.

This campaign is aimed at youngsters interested in taking part in these activities, which will run during the months of July and August. Youngsters can enrol in swimming, basketball and football. The age range for those wishing to take up swimming is from six months to 16 years of age. Boys and girls from five to twelve years old can also enjoy football and basketball.

Prices are from 20 euros a month or 30 euros for both months for those up to two years old.

Three years and upwards, the price per activity is 25 euros for a month and 35 for both months. Moreover, young people registered in the municipality will receive a discount of five euros per activity.

There are also summer activities aimed at adults. These include Body Fitness, Aqua Zumba, Keep Fit, Spinning, Tennis, TRX, Yoga, Aquarunning, Cardiopilates, zumba, Aquarobics and Circuit Training.

For more information or registration call: 952 891 532, 619 742 432 or visit the office next to the football ground in Manilva.

Manilva Sports

Danii’s Beach BBQ

On Monday 6th July at Chambao Beach Bar, Torreguadiaro from 6.30 pm for one night only the Costa Del Sol’s Top Artists will put on a show to remember to support Danii’s Children’s Cancer Charity at this family event.

Performing will be: Tony Watson, Danceworks Sotogrande and performers from The Sotogrande International School, Echoes Of The 60’s, Jersey Boys, TRIXX, The Bluze Brutherz Band, Voulez Vous.

There will also be the Bucking Bronko, Beach BBQ, Kids Face Painting, Bouncy Castle, Cocktails, Kids Entertainers and special Guest appearances from your favourite cartoon characters compliments of ‘My Party Perfect’

All proceeds go to Danii’s Charity (Helping kids with cancer) see www.daniicharity.com for more information on this worthy cause.

Danii Charity

Red Cross Golden Lottery

Spain’s Cruz Roja (Red Cross) is currently running their annual Golden Lottery, known as the most charitable lottery in the world, and there are some amazing prizes to be won. Tickets cost 5€, with all funds raised going to support the Red Cross’ fantastic work for those most in need. The lottery will be drawn on 23rd of July and there are over 6 million Euros in gold to be won. There are three grand prizes of 3 million Euros, 1.5 million Euros and 750,000 Euros, then thousands of smaller winning tickets from 2,500 Euros to 100 Euros – a total of 3,900 chances of winning!

The Red Cross is a humanitarian organization with the principle objectives of providing aid for victims of disasters, those with social issues, health problems and environmental causes and with the funds raised from the Golden Lottery they are able to do more for those who really need their help. Purchasing one ticket will fund one male essential hygiene kit, six tickets will buy three rucksacks with school materials for children, nine will provide the basic alimentation needs of a baby and ten tickets will provide a basic food parcel for a family. Every ticket bought can really make a difference to a person’s life.

Specsavers Opticas have announced their support for the campaign and are selling the tickets on behalf of the Red Cross until the 16th July. Tickets can be bought from the Marbella store, located on Av. Ricardo Soriano.

To find out more about the lottery and purchase tickets online visit www.cruzroja.es/sorteodeoro
To find out more about Specsavers Opticas visit www.specsavers.es

Cruz Roja Sorteo de Oro

Casares Performing Arts Festival to be held on July 10 and 11

Artes Escenicas in Casares

On the Friday 10 and Saturday 11 July the town of Casares will become a mecca for lovers of the theatre and performing arts.

Over the two days various corners of the historic town centre will be turned into stages with performances of theatre, dance, acrobatics, living statues, and parades.

Completing the programme of activities will be an arts and crafts market in the streets between the town’s two main squares, Paseo de la Carrera and the Plaza de España.

Artes Escenicas Programme

More chameleons released at Manilva’s nature reserve

Chameleons at Manilva Nature Reserve

Manilva’s Environment Department continues the programme to reintroduce the Common Chameleon to Manilva’s coastal nature reserve.

The head of Manilva’s Environment Department, Councillor Maria Muñoz, recently visited the reserve along with  Manuel Romero, the head of Environmental and Biodiversity Management at the Junta de Andalucia’s  Environment Ministry, and his staff to release a number of these fascinating creatures.

The reintroduction programme seeks to boost the numbers of these native creatures, increasing the biodiversity of the area.

The Common Chameleon is a protected species and each individual is microchipped to help monitor their progress. It is forbidden to capture or harm these chameleons, and such acts should be reported to Manilva’s Environment Department on 952 893 878.

Common Chameleon in Manilva

Starlite Festival – Marbella 2015

Marbella’s Starlite Festival kicks off this years season of performances with a concert by Lenny Kravitz on July 22. This opens a season of concerts running through to the final concert by pop opera star Andrea Bocelli.

Now in its fourth year the Starlite Festival goes from strength to strength with a host of parallel activities as well as the concerts all of which in the purpose built Starlite Village in the Cantera de Nagüeles, in Marbella.

Programme of events – July

22 – Lenny Kravitz
24 – Sinatra & Friends
25 – Placido Domingo
29 – Lionel Richie
31 – Village People

August

03 – Melendi
04 – Julieta Venegas
05 – Julio Iglesias
06 – Roger Hodgson
07 – Laura Pausin
08 – Ana Belén & Victor Manuel
10 – Mago Pop
11 – Sara Baras
12 – India Martinez & Pitingo
13 – Enrique Iglesias
14 – Amaia Montero
15 – Noche Movida
16 – Vivancos
18 – Anastasia
19 – Symphonic Rhapsody of Queen
20 – Alejandro Sanz
22 – Andrea Bocelli

Tickets are available online from www.starlitemarbella.com

Starlite Festival Marbella 2015

XXX Manilva 24-Hour Sports tournament

This weekend Manilva celebrates the thirtieth edition of its annual 24-Hour Sports tournament, kicking off at 8 pm on Friday 26 June until 8 pm the following evening.

The tournament will feature a wide range of sporting disciplines including 3×3 basketball, handball, indoor football, 7-a-side football, padel and tennis. There will also be cycling hill climb event.

Entries are invited an hour before each activity for sports such as climbing, beach volleyball, climbing, chess, etc., which are free to enter.

Indoor football and padel tennis have an entry fee of 60 euros per team for football and 10 euro per player for the padel, with cash prizes for the winners and runners up.

For more information or to register, visit the sports department, next to the football ground in Manilva, or call 952 891 532 or 619 742 432.

XXX Manilva 24 hour sports