II Expoboda wedding exhibition in Sabinillas Tuesday 8 December

The second edition of the successful wedding exhibition, Expoboda, will be held in the exhibition hall at the Sabinillas Sports Centre, on Tuesday 8 December from 12 noon until 9 pm.

Along with a wide variety of wedding and event related exhibitors, there will a number of fashion parades featuring the latest bridalwear, makeup techniques and hairstyles.

Entry is free.

Wedding Exhibition

St George Charity launches the 2015 Children’s Gift Appeal

The Duquesa Charitable Society of St. George has launched its 2015 Children’s Gift Appeal to provide gifts for local underprivileged children this festive season.

The St George charity is looking for donations of cash and/or small gifts (preferably new), which we will then use to put together gift bags for underprivileged children aged from babies to 16 years of age as identified by the local Social Services Departments in Manilva and Casares, and the Emaus Social Kitchen in Estepona. Last year the charity provided gift bags for around 450 children.

Gifts can be dropped off at Fathoms Bar, The St George Charity Shop in Calle Duquesa de Arcos (opposite O’Callaghans), and The Bookshop in Sabinillas. In Gibraltar they can be left at The Quest Group, Grand Ocean Plaza, Gibraltar.

Or you can pay 10 euros for an individual ‘gift bag’ which will be presented to an underprivileged child on Three Kings in January, and know that your generosity has brought a smile to a child’s face this festive season.

Cash donations can be made at any of the drop off points listed above, and should be placed in a sealed envelope and marked with your name and email address so that we can send you a confirmation of receipt, or they can be paid directly into the charity’s bank account in La Caixa Bank
Name of Account Holder: Duquesa Charitable Society of St George
Account Number: 2100 2671 77 0210252624.

Donate Online

Alternatively you can make your donation online to our PayPal account HERE.

Please remember to state the reason for the payment when paying cash in: “Christmas Gift Appeal”.

St George Charity Christmas Gift Appeal

Queen of Magic, tribute band at Duquesa Golf

Enjoy and evening of music and dining at the Duquesa Golf & Country Club on Monday, 21 December featuring Queen tribute band, Queen of Magic.

Tickets are just 25€ per person which includes welcome glass of cava, concert and 3-course dinner.

The evening starts at 8 pm with the music at 9 pm.

Tickets are available from The Bookshop in Sabinillas or from tickets@livemusicspain.com

Queen of Magic

Daniel Casares presents his latest album

Estepona flamenco guitarrist Daniel Casares presents his new album and new show Picassares at Estepona’s Auditorio Felipe VI on Saturday 19 December from 8.30 pm. This latest album, drawing on the landscapes of Estepona, has been  more than a year in production and sees a return to the flamenco essence.

Featuring collaborations with Dulce Pontes, Antonio Martinez Ares, and Miguel Poveda with a version of “I’d love” by Luis Eduardo Aute. There are also collaborations with  Lulo Perez (producer of several Alejandro Sanz album), Israeli bassist Adam Ben Ezra and Rubio de Pruna, singer who accompanied him on his last tour.

In this show, Daniel, through his guitar, gives his personal interpretation of scenes from the life of the painter Picasso, from his birth with “Malaga” or death, with the song “Paris” as well as figures or movements of his work such as “The Minotaur” in Picassares represented with a fandango, and Cubism, through bulerías.

In short, Picassares offers 75 minute show, which through the flamenco guitar will pay tribute to the unique artist that was Pablo Ruiz Picasso.

Tickets start at 14€ and are available from www.malagaentradas.com


The Electric Alley at Louie Louie’s

Spanish hard rockers The Electric Alley will be performing at Louie Louie’s, Estepona Port this Saturday, 28 November, from 11.30 pm

The Electric Alley is a Hard Rock band formed in Cádiz in 2012. The band started out writing songs and playing local gigs in their hometown. Due to great demand, and positive reviews in the local press, they decided to record their first album. A remarkable achievement in 2014 for the band was to lend their track “No Control” as title music to MOVISTAR TV for the Formula 1 TV show.

Their latest album ‘Get Electrified!’ is the crowning achievement of a long 2015, packed with work. With this LP The Electric Alley aspire to reach as wide an audience as possible, and have contracted with SSM Music, and independent Danish booking agency with whom they have prepared their first European tour which will take them to 10 different countries this year.

Rock is more alive than ever when Get Electrified is playing. A compilation of 10 tracks which evoke the energy and passion that every fan of the genre looks for when they push “play”. The album is influenced by groups from Led Zeppelin and the Black Crowes to comtemporary acts such as Rival Sons, Blackberry Smoke and Mr. Big.
Tickets are just 5€.

The Electric Alley

Dirty Cash is a clear winner

Win Two Tickets for the Hot New Crime Movie – Dirty Cash

Dirty Cash the Movie

This month sees the much anticipated release of independent, locally produced movie, Dirty Cash, by up and coming British director, Craig Ruddock.

Starring, and introducing, Roger Portainer as the anti-hero protagonist and Guy Olivero as the ‘God-Padre’, Dirty Cash sees an ambitious heist go badly wrong with the double-crossing fall-out running head long into a very different type of criminal enterprise causing a high-octane clash with unpredictable and suitably nail-biting results.

Suffice to say, if you’re a fan of crime flick cliff-hangers, the action-packed ending won’t disappoint.

Shot entirely independently on a tight budget on location in Cadiz and Malaga, this crime thriller is a completely grassroots production showcasing solely local talent, both in front of and behind the camera, and displays incredible ingenuity in the props and set department.

The result is a taut, sophisticated action thriller with a twist, all played out to a stunning Andalucian summer backdrop.

Excited? Well, this your chance to win TWO tickets to a private VIP screening including a cava reception, props exhibition and a behind the screens documentary where you’ll also get to meet cast and crew!

Screenings are at Manilva Theatre, Manilva Town on 29th November and 5th and 6th December and if you don’t win, don’t worry…

You can buy tickets online at www.dirtycashmovie.com where you can also check out the electrifying trailer.

To win TWO free tickets simply visit www.dirtycashmovie.com and answer the question: “The Overlook Hotel” is featured in the film. In which other famous film does this hotel name appear?

Cudeca Festival for Life at the Castle, Duquesa

Cudeca Festival for Life

On Saturday 26th September, ‘The Festival for Life’ event will take place in three different venues all starting at 5 pm until late in aid of Cudeca Hospice.

Some of the acts will perform at all three venues, the Duquesa Castle in Manilva, the Nutty Bar in Marbella and CJ’s Karaoke bar in Bonanza Square, Benalmadena.

The musicians/singers are all donating their performances to Cudeca for the evening and they are some of the accomplished on the coast and the UK. The entrance fee is only 5 euros which includes a finger buffet in all three venues as well as a charity raffle. A VIP table is 25 euros and all proceeds go to Cudeca Hospice.

The line-up for the Castle in Castillo de la Duquesa, compered by Dave ‘Sinatra’ Parker, includes: The Universal “Unplugged”, Hannah Hawksure , Ms King, Jordana, Just Jake, Vicky Jaye, Laura Jackson, Chloe Caron, Luke B, and the Sabi Allstars Band.

Tickets available from:
Heaven Bar & Lounge – 952 892 084 (or) 654 385 544 (or) 616 858 322 on Facebook, Twitter or email festival@heavenduquesa.com
Also available from the Sabinillas Bookshop 952 89 15 45

Manilva Foreign Residents presentation of 2015-16 programme of events

Manilva’s Foreign Residents Department, headed by Councillor Dean Shelton, have organised a presentation of the programme of events and activities for the coming 12 months on Friday 25 September, from 7 pm in the Castle in Castillo de la Duquesa.

As well as the presentation there will be entertainment by Eva Cabrera and her flamenco dancers and Daniela Caballero.

There will also be refreshments and paella served to all those in attendance.

Foreign Residents presentation 2014 2015


Water cuts in Manilva on Wednesday 23 September

The local water utility, Hidralia, have announced that due to major works on the municipality’s water infrastructure the supply will be cut for five hours on Wednesday 23 September from 9 am to 2 pm, which will affect the whole of the municipality including all urbanisations and rural areas.

Hidralia apoligise for any inconvenience during these essential works.

Water Cut

IV End of Summer Bash raises over 1,600€ for St George Charity

End of Summer Bash

The IV End of Summer Bash, in Sabinillas on Saturday 12 September, was a resounding success with hundreds of people turning out to enjoy over eleven hours of live music from some of the Coast’s best music acts.

Held each year around this time, the End of Summer Bash provides a fitting end to the summer season, whilst at the same time raising funds for the Duquesa Charitable Society of St George.

This year the event raised a total of 1,616.64€ which will go towards the charity’s Christmas Gift Campaign.

The event was organised by Fathoms Bar, Manilva Foreign Residents Department, and the Duquesa Charitable Society of St George.

For more pictures from the event see Manilva Life Facebook Page