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

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

IV End of Summer Bash in aid of St George Charity

End of Summer Bash

The fourth annual End of Summer will be held on Saturday 12 September opposite Fathoms Bar and Hotel Recio.

Organised by the Duquesa Charitable Society of St George and Fathoms Bar in collaboration with Manilva’s Foreign Residents Department there will be a packed programme of activities and entertainment from 1 pm till midnight.

Some of the best musical acts on the coast will be performing, free of charge, including: Charley & Phil Evans, Peter Charles, Gary Pest, Mandy L & Ger, Dani & Brian, The Educators, Sabi Allstars Band, Rob Sas, ODAC, Gaz, Stelvis, plus various special guests, with the larger than life Biagra providing the finale.

There will also be craft stalls, face painting, bouncy castle, raffle, and a blind auction.

For more information, make a donation, book a stall, etc., contact Dean Shelton on 656 523 260 or Tony Gates on 760 531 685.

All proceeds from this event go to the Duquesa Charitable Society of St George.


Sabi Street Party 2015

This year’s Sabi Street Party will be held on Saturday 22 August and is raising funds for the Kunkajang Nursery School, Knombo North, The Gambia on behalf of The Nyland Charitable Foundation with the support of the Duquesa Charitable Society of St George and the Manilva Foreign Residents Department.

Starting at 6 pm in the Plaza Los Naranjos, Punta Almina, Sabinillas, there will be a packed programme of live entertainment including a performance from members of the local handicapped charity Luisana.

There will be craft stalls, raffle, bouncy castle, face painting, etc., and food and drinks will be available in the bars adjoining the square: Casa Juan, La Barca, Toni’s, O’Callaghans, Cathy’s Clown, and Graingers.

For more information, to donate, or to book a stall please contact on of the event organisers: David Harmston on 603 524 795 or Angela Welch on 693 731 478.

Sabinillas Street Party