Deeper Purple at Louie Louie’s

Deeper Purple

Top UK Deep Purple tribute band ‘Deeper Purple’ will be playing at Louie Louie’s on Friday 7 August.

Performing hits from every era of Deep Purple’s reign as one of the biggest rock bands in the world, the night promises to be a great one for rocks fans across the Coast.

Tickets are just €5 which includes entry into a draw to win a Fender Stratocaster.

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Manilva August Fair – Programme 2015

Once again Manilva celebrates its August Fair which this year runs from Wednesday 5 to Sunday 9 August and features a varied programme of events and activities, the programme for which can be found below.

A few things to bear in mind: many of the banks operate reduced hours during the Feria, and many businesses will be shut. Monday 10 August is a local holiday as is Friday 15 which is a national holiday so don’t expect anyone to have their ‘working heads’ on until the following week – just an observation!


Wednesday 5

Children’s Day at the fairground from 9 pm – All attractions just €1

Thursday 6

11 pm – Official turning on of the fairground illuminations.

11.30 pm – Inauguration address by the comedian José Moreno Hurtado “Josele”.

11.45 pm – Coronation of the Fair Queens and their attendants in the main pavillion at the fairground.

Midnight – Music and dancing begins with the traditional pasodoble to kick things off. Music by the ‘Dynamic’ group.

Friday 7 – Main Pavillion

10 pm – Performance by the Cristina Seguin Dance School.

11.30 pm – Performance by the Ana Guerrero Municipal Dance School.

Midnight – Music and dancing into the early hours of the morning with the group ‘Dynamic’.

Saturday 8

Feria parade through the streets beginning in Manilva at 5.30 pm; Castillo at 7 pm; Sabinillas (from La Noria) at 8.30 pm.

10.30 pm – Music and dancing into the early hours of the morning with the group ‘Dynamic’.

11.30 pm – Concert by the band ‘Jarillo de Lata’.

Sunday 9

10.30 pm – Music and dancing into the early hours of the morning with the group ‘Dynamic’.

11.30 pm – Concert by the band ‘Tarifa Plana’.

Manilva Summer Fair

IV Sendero Nocturno

On Friday 31 July you can enjoy a moonlit hike along the bike with Manilva’s IV Night Walk ‘Beaches of Manilva’ organised by Manilva’s Environment Office with the support of the Marina’s del Medterráneo, the operators of Duquesa Port.

The hike begins at the fisherman’s statue in Sabinillas and proceeds to the Playa de Los Toros taking in the nature reserve, Playa Negro, Cala Sardina, Playa Las Arenas and Punto Chullera, a total of 10 kms there and back.

Registration for the hike is open from 7 pm at the Plaza del Cali (by the statue) in Sabinillas, and the hike sets off at around 9.30 pm.

The degree of difficulty is ‘Easy’ and participants should wear appropriate footwear and clothing as well as bring water and snacks.

Manilva Night Hike

Manilva Full Moon Festival will be held on August 1

The Full Moon Party is to be held on Saturday August 1st. This was confirmed by the Councillor for Tourism, Francisco Becerra, whose department is putting the final touches to the programme of events.

Once again the event will bring thousands of revellers to the beach in Sabinillas to celebrate this festival which has been recognised by the provincial authorities as an important event on the tourism calendar.

The festival begins as the daylight ends with many of those attending dressed in white and includes plenty of musical entertainment including the Seeking Soul Band, playing soul and funk, along with Av drums and Saxo House, Roberto Cantero from Chambao as well as djs Diego Robles and Jose Seron, and local dj Pajaro.

There will be no shortage of colour and spectacle this year with a programme packed with parades, stilt walkers, jugglers, fire dancers, and once again the facades of the buildings on the paseo and plaza Cali will be the canvas for a sound and light show.

Following advice from the local police and fire service the Chinese lanterns will not be released due to the fire risk they present, but there will be an alternative safer spectacle to take their place.


Full Moon


Sabinillas will have free parking for an extra 300 cars this summer

Manilva Town Hall has announced that it has made available 300 parking spaces located in the Sports Complex in Sabinillas.

Manilva’s population increases fivefold during the summer and places a heavy demand on local services including human resources and material. This initiative will go a long way to relieve some of the parking congestion in Sabinillas.

Free parking at the centre will be available until the 15th of September.

Councillor Manolo Gil commented, “the  local police will be patrolling both inside and the surrounding area of the car park”. He also noted that “this is a special measure for special circumstances, and it is highly unusual to offer free parking in the village centre especially during high season”.

Parking La Noria

Argentine Tango Show with String Orchestra in Casares

On Saturday 8 August, from 10 pm, Casares Costa hosts a new show that integrates four Tango dancers, leading figures from the Argentine Ballet, accompanied by a String Chamber Orchestra consisting of violins, violas, cellos and double bass.

The show will be performed in the beautiful outdoor setting of the Jardines del Rosario.

The event is presented by the Arcos Company, Buenos Aires Tango Show organised in collaboration with the Department of Culture.

Tickets are priced at 10 euros. They can be booked by phone on 660 753 246, or purchased one hour before the show begins at the box office.

Los Arcos Tango

Flamenco Fashion Parade in Sabinillas

Manilva’s Tourism Department, headed by Councillor Francisco Becerra, is putting the final touches to the Flamenco Fashion Parade to be held in Plaza Vicente Espinel, Sabinillas on Thursday 30 July.

On display will be some of the finest flamenco fashion from some of the top designers in the area, including Pepi Alonso who will be displaying the latest dresses and accessories.

The show begins at 9 pm and all residents and visitors alike are invited to attend.

Flamenco Fashion Show

New triumphs for Fencing School at national and regional level

The School of Fencing based in the Castle in Castillo de la Duquesa has recently been in action at a couple of tournaments.

In the Polideportivo de Leganes in Madrid members participated in the National Fencing Criterium for Under 10s and Under 12s, equivalent to the Spanish Championships in this category.

It was a great sight to see some 800 youngsters setting an example of sportsmanship and camaraderie, with all the children enjoying a day of sport and meeting new friends from across Spain, all with a common interest – fencing.

In the Women’s Under 10 Catherine Deardon took the gold, whilst in the Under 11s Amelia Deardon missed out on a deserved medal by a single hit from one of the tournaments top ten fencers.

Meanwhile in the Andalucia Fencing Championships held in Almeria recently, Maria Maldonado took the bronze medal; and the Manilva women’s team comprising Maria Maldonado, Noelia Tejera and Joanna Kustra took the silver.

The Mayor of Manilva, Diego Jose Jimenez and the Councillor for Sports, Agustin Vargas, on behalf of the local council wish to congratulate both athletes and coaches on their success.


Manilva to elect Santa Ana festival Queen

Manilva’s Nuestra Señora de los Dolores y Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno brotherhood has organised the election of the Queen and her attendants for this year’s Verbena Santa Ana, celebrating Manilva’s patron saint.

This is part of an initiative to restore some of the town’s old traditions and will take place on Saturday 25 July, on the eve of Dia Santa Ana on Sunday 26.

There are two categories: ‘Juvenil’ – girls born in 1996 or 1997; and ‘Infantil’ – girls born in 2006. Entrants must live in Manilva town and can register on the day of the election between 9 pm and 10 pm in the Plaza Martin Carpena by the football ground.

Manilva Feria Queens 2013