German Beer Festival in Fuengirola

Fuengirola’s Sohail Castle has once again been the venue for the 8th Grand Beer Festival.

This fun beer festival (Oktoberfest Olé) has been open to the public since July 3 and continues until Sunday July 19.

This is a must visit for beer lovers as you’ll be able to sample the finest Bavarian beers and tasty dishes including german sausages, etc. All this accompanied by live music from a true German orchestra! They even have a special kids area with organised activities to keep the youngsters occupied.

A special feature this year will be the new VIP area offering a more personalised service and located away from the hustle and bustle of the main festival. If you want to make use of this new service, you’ll have to sign up on the official web page (www.oktoberfestole.com) or on their Facebook page.

This year’s event offers various themed nights with some fantastic offers on food and drink. Here’s a list of all the themes and their dates:

Friday 17th July: Viking Party with special entertainment and lots of viking hats to give away!
Sunday 19th July: Special end of festival party – All products at half price!

Entrance to the Beer Festival is free and the opening times are as follows:
Monday to Saturday: 7:00pm to 2:00am
Sundays: 12:00pm to 2:00am

Fuengirola OktoberfestOle

SIS – Summer Musical Evening

Sotogrande International School, The Kindred Project and the Kijani Kenya Trust, have the pleasure to announce, for the first time ever, a “Summer Musical Evening” to be held at Sotogrande International School on July 12th, 9.00 pm, featuring celebrity performances from Africa and Europe.

We have taken a unique opportunity to unite international and local music masters to bring our intercultural values to life and offer priceless opportunities for our students to develop mastery around their passions. And all for a good cause, as ticket sales will go towards supporting health, education and conservation projects led by the Kijani Kenya Trust.

The line up is simply spectacular, starring The Nairobi Chamber Chorus (NCC), Pippa Dames-Longworth – international Opera singer –, The Bridge Quartet from London performing with members of Malaga’s Symphonic Orchestra, Salvador Andrade’s flamenco group and our school’s finest soloists and musicians.

The headline act will be the Nairobi Chamber Chorus, the leading choral group in Kenya today. Its vision is a strong, well-trained musical community, which can use music to promote peace and cross-cultural understanding through quality performance of choral music. NCC, as seen representing Kenya at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in Windsor Castle, have travelled extensively in East Africa, the United States of America, and have performed with world-renowned musical companies.

A truly recommended concert for all ages with performers that are bound to send the audience asking for more!

Tickets are on sale on the door on the evening of the concert. Prices range from €5 to €20. For more information contact info@thekindredproject.gl or call +34 956 795 902.

SIS Summer Musical Evening

Great line up for Ojeando 2015 indie music festival

The lineup is complete for this year’s edition of indie pop/rock festival Ojeando, set to take place on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 July in the town of Ojen, just north of Marbella.

Celebrating its tenth edition this year this annual showcase of homegrown indie music talent has become one of the top music events of the year.

Programme

Friday 3 May

Patio Stage (Main stage)

9.30 pm – The Loud Residents
10.15 pm – Guadalupe Plata
11.10 pm – The New Raemon
12.15 am – Angel Stanich
1.30 am – Niños Mutantes
2.50 am – Perro
4 am – DJ Carlito Brigante

Plaza stage (Free entry)

9.30 pm – Dolorosa
10.45 pm – Glaciar
Midnight – Las Ventanas
1.15 am – Denyse y Los Histericos

Saturday 4 May

Patio Stage (Main stage)

9.30 pm – Stone Pillow
10.15 pm – Airbag
11.10 pm – Sr Chinarro
12.20 am – Xoel Lopez
1.35 am – Belako
2.45 am – El Columpio Asesino
4 am – We Are Not DJs

Plaza stage (Free entry)

10 pm – The Wives
23.15 pm – Hi Corea!
12.30 am – Negroazulado
1.45 am – Bud Spencer Band

There will be dj performances on the Molino Stage from midnight to 6 am on both nights.

Ojeando 2015

The Skatalites among the artists performing at Benalmadena Suena, 2015

Benalmádena’s Municipal Auditorium is the venue for this year’s summer cycle of concerts under the banner Benalmádena Suena.

Kicking off on Sunday 12 July with ’60s Spanish pop/rock group Los Brincos and finishing on Friday 28 August with the Flamenco singer El Cabrero the programme features something for everyone with one of the highlights being ska legends The Skatalites on Monday 3 August.

The full programme is as follows:
Sunday, 12 July – Los Brincos + Lys Pardo
Saturday,, 18 July – Luís Eduardo Aute + Alberto Rodríguez Purroy
Sunday, 19 July – Musical: The Snow Queen
Thursday, 23 July – Diego el Cigala
Saturday, 25 July – Rozalén and Antílopez
Wednesday, 29 July – Ismael Serrano
Saturday, 1 August – Andrés Suárez
Monday, 3 August – The Skatalites & Mario Díaz
Friday, 21 August – Luar Na Lubre + artista invitado
Saturday, 22 August – Musical: The Snow Queen
Friday, 28 August – El Cabrero + Emiliano Domínguez “Zapata”

Tickets are available online from www.ticketea.com

Benalmadena Suena

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

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

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

Arte Sano showcasing the alternative Andalucia

After the success of previous editions of Arte Sano, the organisers are planning another festival on the beautiful sea front in San Pedro Alcantara for 25 and 26 July, 2015, from 11 am to midnight. “We had a very successful event there last year for an excellent weekend full of activities and music,” say the organisation. “This year we will be bringing the colourful world of alternative Andalucía to life for another weekend for all the family.” A diverse mix of classes, workshops and talks on subjects ranging from personal development to natural health, spirituality and the environment are on offer and all for free.

The ‘Peace tent’ will host many of these talks, as well as the classes in the open air in the gardens and activities on the beach. children are always an important part of the event and this year they will be well catered for in their own dedicated area with theatre, games and crafts, while the grown ups can enjoy concerts by some of the coast’s favourite artists, with some familiar faces from last year.

A market extends along the sea front full of artisans, natural products, therapists, art and healthy food for the visitors to enjoy. Apart from the main stage, the event includes a special salsa space, dance and movement stage and an area for sustainable technology where visitors can see how solar ovens, ram pumps and dehydrators work. The stage is set for a fantastic weekend in July 2015 on the San Pedro sea front.

Arte Sano poster 2015

Spandau Ballet at Puente Romano Tennis Club, Marbella this August

Spandau Ballet at Puente Romano Marbella

80s new romantics Spandau Ballet will be performing at the Puente Romano Tennis Club in Marbella on Friday 21 August, as part of the Spanish leg of their world tour.

The band fronted by singer Tony Hadley, who played at the Gibraltar Music Festival last year, and the Kemp brothers had a string of hits during the 1980s with tracks such as True, Gold, Through The Barricades, etc., reformed back in 2009 after many years of legal wranglings over royalties and are currently in the middle of a world tour.

Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 23 June priced from 90 euros to 220 euros.

Tickets are available online at Ticketmaster.

Great Laithwaite’s Wines on offer from Anglo Wines

Anglo Wines offer

Anglo Wines brings you an unbeatable offer on Laithwaite’s Wines this Autumn with their Pick-n-Mix deal where you can select your favourites to make up a case of 15 bottles with a saving of at least 35%.

For example a Red Wine Mixed Case of 3 bottles of Black Stump Shiraz, 3 Di Paolo Chianti, 3 Opi Malbec, 3 Don Cayetano Carmenfre, and 3 The Rustler Pinotage, with a rrp of €161.85 would cost you €99.99 a saving of 38% and the price includes free delivery.

To place your orders call 956 695 858 or email richard.bell-young@anglowines.com, or pop into the shop on Calle Sierra Bermeja, 73, Pueblo Nuevo de Guadiaro, Sotogrande, to see their full range of Laithwaite’s Wines.

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