A golf-loving British expat has been left paralysed from the chest down after a reputedly routine operation went tragically wrong. Jan Atack, a former Squadron Leader in the RAF, went into a private hospital in Malaga in October 2018 for an operation
International concert pianist Peter Regan will present a night of classical music at the Los Naranjos Golf Club in Marbella on Sunday 23 June. The concert, which begins at 8pm, will include a repertoire of classic works by Bach, Chopin, Liszt and Wag
Torremolinos Foreign Residents Department has launched a new English-language blog-site.
The platform (www.blog.turismotorremolinos.es/en/) has been set up to help English-speaking residents with information concerning all aspects of living in the
Robert Vandamm, a Dutch national resident on the Costa del Sol, has recently lived through the most difficult period of his life. Not a day goes by without devastating flashbacks, feelings of severe guilt, anxiety attacks and even suicidal thoughts.
Tennessee-born artist Kelly Fischer will bring her latest works to the exhibition hall in Mijas from Sunday 5 to Friday 31 May.
Name. Street Art Solo Exhibition.
Where. Mijas town hall. Avenida Virgen de la Peña 2. Mijas Pueblo.
After 15 recovery years, local writer David Hurst suffered a summer of extreme emotional and mental torment when he had tried to do things his own way again for a few months.
·For more information, visit: david-hurst.co.uk
The 52-year-old freel
Fuengirola is hosting the Feria Internacíonal de los Pueblos this week. The popular multicultural festival, which is celebrating its twenty-fifth edition this year, will highlight the folklore of more than 30 countries, plus six regions of Spain.
The death of Narciso Yepes on 3 May 1997 marked the end of an era in the history of the Spanish guitar. Yepes was considered one of the finest virtuoso classical guitarists of the twentieth century, surpassed only by Andrés Segovia. He developed a st
The Salon Varietés Theatre in Fuengirola is to host the third consecutive season of stand-up comedy nights this weekend. The two shows will take place on Friday (today) and Saturday and will again be compered by Dave Thompson, the madcap comedian who
After much deliberation concerning the future of her country house set in four acres of land in the Montes de Málaga, an Irish woman with a heart of gold has decided to donate the property to be used as an animal sanctuary.
Gráinne O'Carroll, know
During the annual results presentation held in Benalmádena this week, the Cudeca Foundation announced an income of more than four million euros for 2018. The money had been raised throughout the year via Cudeca's charity shops, fundraising events and
Saint Vincent Ferrer, who died on 5 April 1419, was a Spanish Catholic priest who played a significant role in the conversion of Jews to Catholicism during the early fifteenth century. He also participated in the management of a significant political
A Mijas-based expat known for her continuous efforts to protect the rights of British citizens living in Spain has decided to stand for election in the municipal elections in May.
Anne Hernández was approached to stand for a seat on the council by
Torremolinos. Representatives from 18 countries will participate in the Foreign Residents Day festival in Torremolinos next Saturday, 6 and Sunday, 7 April. This year will be the 25th edition of the multicultural festival, which will promote the cult
The Cudeca Goldies will host their annual fundraising Grand National afternoon at the Tamisa Golf Hotel on Saturday 6 April. The event begins at 2pm and will show all of the racing live from Aintree on several large television screens, starting with
Inland dog charity, SOS Animals, is to close in June and is urgently appealing for people who can offer a loving home to any of its dogs.
·More information : www.sos-animals.org
The land where the Coín-based refuge is situated was sold after the
Art historian and novelist, Liz Cochrane, first encountered Spain on a road trip she undertook in 1959, and this was to be the start of a long affection for a country that she would eventually call home. At an age when many might be considering retir
A Crystal Palace shirt that was raffled to raise money for the ailing football club in the 1990s has been discovered by its original owner in a bar in Coín.
Coín resident, Pete Carter, who has lived in Spain since 2003, recently discovered the sig
Irish communities along the Costa del Sol came out in force last weekend to celebrate the feast day in honour of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Huge street parties were held in the coastal towns, where armies of green floppy hats enjoyed
The Costa del Sol will be raising the shamrocks and enjoying a steady flow of Guinness this weekend, as many towns will host huge street parties to mark the death of Ireland's patron saint.
Ireland meets Malaga for St Patrick's Day
A fundraising hike will take place on Saturday 16 March (tomorrow) to raise money for the Cudeca Cancer Hospice. Organised by the All in 1 Café in Benahavís, the charity walk will begin at the Hotel El Refugio de Juanar in Ojén.
Participants will e
The Costa del Sol's resident punk rock band, The Reinfected, will perform in the newly-refurbished Voodoo Bar (formerly The Elephante) in Benalmádena Costa tomorrow, Saturday .
The five-piece band, which consists of English and Swedish musicians th
Following the success of last year's 'Earth of Hunger' exhibition, the es.Arte gallery in San Pedro Alcántara is presenting a new collection of art that aims to highlight ethnic, cultural, linguistic and economic inequalities. In its struggle for awa
A Touch of Class will present its latest production at St Andrews Church in Los Boliches today (Friday, 8 March).
All Aboard, which features Ken Knowles, a former member of The Hollies, will present popular hit songs along with satirical sketches a
The Cudeca Foundation opened a new charity shop in Los Boliches on Tuesday. The second-hand outlet, the charity's second in Fuengirola, was inaugurated by the mayor of Fuengirola, Ana Mula. The opening ceremony was attended by various Cudeca official
The council in Torremolinos has announced that a historic flour mill in the heart of the resort is to be restored as part of a luxury hotel project on the land around it. The Molina de la Bóveda is a disused 18th-century mill overlooking the sea by t
Torremolinos town hall has announced its plans to extend the town's eye-catching new pergola so that it covers almost the entire pedestrianised central boulevard.
The Pergola Torremolinos was designed by Salvador Moreno Peralta, the architect respo
The annual carnival celebrations are coming to a climax in Andalucía, but there is still chance to catch a few of the remaining colourful galas and parades. This weekend, Malaga will host the annual Drag Queen Gala, a flamboyant and extremely visual
The Welsh communities of the Costa del Sol, along with those in the rest of the world, will be celebrating their annual feast day to mark the death of Saint David on Friday (today). Along with the singing of Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau - the country's nationa
Following the resignation of Fernando Fernández, Coín town hall has elected Francisco Santos Cantos as the town's new mayor. Santos was sworn in during a special plenary session held earlier this week, after Fernández stepped down to take up his new
In a bid to further bolster its reputation as a leading tourist destination, Torremolinos town hall has initiated a motion to secure the 'Q' for Quality Tourism approval for the resort's iconic beach bars.
With the support of the beaches associatio
A new project initiated by Cártama town hall and a local secondary school has been launched to rename the streets in the Doña Ana district of the town after pioneering women.
The scheme, under the banner of 'Deserve a Street', was approved after a
On Tuesday 22 February 2000, the separatist terrorist group, ETA, murdered Spanish politician Fernando Buesa Blanco. At the time of his death, Buesa was leader of the PSE-EE (Basque Socialist Party) in Álava. He died while walking through the univers
Torremolinos town hall held a meeting with more than 50 residents of the La Cañada de los Cardos district of the town last week to announce its plans to improve the neighbourhood after years of apparent neglect. Councillor for Town Planning, Maribel
The town of Montejaque, located in the Serranía de Ronda, is celebrating Andalucía Day with a traditional event known as the Juego del Cántaro. The 'game of the pitcher' is a participatory sport in which teams compete in a tournament that involves th
The inauguration of the recently pedestrianised centre of Torremolinos took place on Thursday. The new-look central plaza and boulevard was officially opened by José Ortiz, Mayor of Torremolinos, and Salvador Moreno Peralta, the distinguished archite
Rock and roll fans from all over Europe, the USA and Latin America came together in Torremolinos last weekend to celebrate the coveted Rockin Race Jamboree, the most important rockabilly gathering in Europe. The festival was celebrating its 25th edit
Torremolinos has undergone an extensive transformation over the last 12 months and the new-look boulevard and central plaza are now complete and will be officially inaugurated on Thursday 14 February. The town hall has pulled out all the stops to sec
Torremolinos town hall has announced plans for a lift to be installed in the Parque La Batería to facilitate access to Avenida Carlota Alessandri and the beaches of La Carihuela.
The glass-fronted lift, which is expected to cost approximately 270,0
Several local musicians and entertainers have joined forces to participate in a live music extravaganza to raise money for Debra, the Malaga-based charity founded with the aim of improving the lives of children who suffer from Epidermolysis bullosa,
Torremolinos town hall has presented the town's Medalla de Honor to the British community. The town's highest distinction was accepted by Simon Manley, the British Ambassador to Spain, during a special presentation held in Torremolinos on Wednesday.
The Andalusian Rescue Centre for Horses (ARCH) is celebrating its tenth anniversary this month. Founded in 2009 by president Jill Newman Rogers and a group of horse-loving friends, the charity has since rescued, cared for and re-homed more than 300 h
Brexpats in Spain, the Brexit support platform, has been hosting a series of informative talks aimed at the British communities living on the Costa del Sol. On Thursday 24 January, the panel of specialists, which included the British Consul for Andal
The Casa de los Navajas in Torremolinos is currently hosting an exhibition by Cadiz artist, Mariemma Yagüe. Under the title of 'Our Voice', the artist's work reflects on discrimination against women in the workplace and in wider society.
Local and national athletes are preparing for the thirtieth edition of the Media Maratón de Torremolinos, the town's popular half marathon that will take place on Sunday 3 February. Athletes from all over Spain will participate in one of the longest-
Age Concern Fuengirola/Mijas has announced that last year's fundraising zip wire challenge netted the charity over 5,000 euros. The event, which took place last October, saw ten members and supporters of Age Concern participate in the only cross-boar
Torremolinos is hosting the Semana de la Prevención de Incendios, a fire prevention programme designed to help people to identify the risks of a fire in the home, schools and workplaces.
The initiative, which is being held in the Torremolinos bull
Town halls along the Costa del Sol, as in the rest of Spain, are currently touting support for the forthcoming municipal elections in May. One of the communities that many of them are targeting is the foreign residents, which, in some towns in the pr
The Casas Viejas Incident, also known as the Massacre of Casas Viejas, took place on 11 January 1933 in the small village in Cadiz from which the incident takes its name.
The massacre, one of the most tragic events of the second Spanish Republic, l
The International Rotary Club in Mijas offered some joy to the local homeless community at the start of the New Year, after raising over 1,600 euros at charity events staged over the Christmas period. With this money, and the generous donations of se
Diehard rocker Martin Hope has spent almost his entire life playing the guitar. He was active on the exciting punk scene that took over the UK in 1970s and went on to appear alongside numerous iconic bands of the era. Today, he is content to entertai
The fundraising day comprised a series of friendly football matches held in the Joaquín Martín Díaz sports complex in Cártama. Entry to the event was possible with the contribution of one kilo of non-perishable food, or hygiene and cleaning products,
The Costa del Sol, along with the rest of Spain, is getting ready for the traditional procession of Los Reyes Magos (the Three Kings, or Wise Men), the final spectacle of the Spanish festive season. Tradition says that the Three Kings, Melchior, Gasp
Following a period of uncertainty, Torremolinos town hall has announced that the long-awaited renovation of the Cercanias train station in Plaza La Nogalera is due to begin in June. News of the proposed works was announced by José Ortiz, Mayor of Tor
Torremolinos town hall has been forced to comply with a court order to reopen Calle Olivarillo, a project that will cost 150,000 euros. The road was pedestrianised amid a row concerning the closure of the CEPSA petrol station in 2006, which was order
The bullring in Torremolinos played host to the first edition of the Encuentro del Turismo last weekend. The new tourism fair was organised by WE4TRIPS - an online platform that specialises in the hospitality industry of the Costa del Sol - and the t
Santa Claus is a character that brings joy to children all around the world in the weeks leading to Christmas, and especially on Christmas Eve. As youngsters, we were told that Father Christmas, as he is affectionately known in the UK, lived in Lapla
Hundreds of fun runners are expected to participate the fourth edition of the San Silvestre de Torremolinos, a non-competitive street race held annually to help underprivileged families in danger of social exclusion.
SAN SILVESTRE FUN RUN
The festive season is upon us once again and many people will be busy preparing to enjoy the holidays with family and friends, whether here on the Costa del Sol, on back in the UK. There is, however, a sector of people that will be dedicating their t
Torremolinos is preparing for the first edition of the Ruta del Arte, an open air art festival that will take place in the centre of the town on Saturday (tomorrow). The 'art route', which is organised by the town hall, will promote the works of loca
Fans of The Beatles will enjoy a tribute concert in the Sea Breeze Bar in Fuengirola port tomorrow night (Saturday). The show will be performed by Revival, one of the Costa del Sol's top tribute bands.
Formed in 2007, the group will be remembered a
The launch of the airline Iberia's first commercial flight from Madrid to Barcelona on 14 December 1927 was Spain's first foray into commercial aviation. Iberia Líneas Aéreas de España, S. A. was founded in June 1927 by Horacio Echevarrieta, a Basque
As part of the campaign orchestrated by the Plastic Free Seas Worldwide foundation, the Beaches Department of the Fuengirola town hall has announced that the final beach clean-up of the year will take place on Saturday 15 December.
It is hoped that
The Foreign Residents Department of Torremolinos town hall held an English language informative meeting aimed at the town's expat community on Wednesday. The meeting, chaired by Aida Blanes, councillor for Foreign Residents, focused on the legal aspe
Torremolinos town hall has announced that the car park of the Centro Cultural Pablo Ruiz Picasso will be extended throughout December. The car park, which is free, will open to the public from Monday to Friday between 7.30am and 2am.
During the wee
Although a delay in the progress of the pedestrianisation of the centre of Torremolinos has postponed the official inauguration until January, most of the new boulevard and central plaza was opened in time for the switching on of the Christmas lights
The Cudeca Foundation has announced that the traditional Christmas Light a Light memorial celebration will take place on Friday 14 December from 6pm.
The annual switch-on of the lights that decorate the Cudeca Hospice in Benalmádena will be carrie
The award-winning concert pianist, Sarah Lee, is to perform two concerts on the Cost del Sol next week.
The internationally-acclaimed musician from South Korea, who lives in New Zealand, is currently on a European tour and these will be the only co
Torremolinos will switch on its Christmas lights in the Plaza Costa del Sol tonight (Friday).
The festivities will begin at 5pm, when several musical shows will be staged in the square. The town's mayor, José Ortiz, will perform the switching-on ce
Cártama. An initiative aimed at the reforestation of areas in Cártama that have been affected by drought, floods or fires has been launched by the Worten domestic appliance outlet. The company has initiated a programme under the banner of Bosque Wort
The Asociación Benalmádena Atención Discapacidad (ABAD) participated in the International Day of Disabled Persons on Monday. The local charity installed an information table in Arroyo de La Miel to raise sponsorship for a new care centre.
The Foreigners Department of Torremolinos town hall is to host an informative talk in the Pablo Ruiz Picasso cultural centre on Wednesday 12 December at 7pm.
The meeting, chaired by councillor for Foreign Residents, Aida Blanes, will focus on the b
The Benalmádena Darts League held a fundraising darts competition earlier this month to raise money for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. The Syd Stock Blind Pairs Memorial Tournament was held in the Beer Garden Bar in Benalmádena and it raised
Torremolinos town hall has announced that the pedestrianisation of the town centre is nearing completion. Following almost 12 months of renovation work, the new boulevard is to be inaugurated on Wednesday 5 December .
The renovation of the Plaza Co
Thursday 6 December will mark the 40th anniversary of the day Spaniards voted for democracy and ended almost 40 years of dictatorial rule. Constitution Day is a public holiday, although it is not celebrated with the same panache afforded to other And
Two kind hearted expats have begun a campaign to help provide Christmas presents for children in danger of social exclusion in the province of Malaga. Elle Monaghan and Teresa Leaver have founded a charity group called Just a Little Help, and their a
A British expat singer is to release a charity Christmas song to raise funds for the 'butterfly children'. Composed and performed by Rashpal Singh, the song is called Sack of Dreams, a catchy festive composition produced by John Springate, former bas
Some of the most celebrated pop and rock sensations from the 70s are heading to the Costa del Sol next summer.
These will include heavy rock legends Rainbow and UFO, who will perform at the Marenostrum Castle Park Festival on 14 and 15 June.
As part of the campaign launched by the Plastic Free Seas Worldwide foundation, the Foreign Residents department of Mijas town hall has helped organise a community beach clean-up in La Cala and El Faro.
The project will take place this Saturday, 2
Torremolinos town hall has launched its Christmas charity campaign to help underprivileged families and those in danger of social exclusion in the run up to the festive season.
As in previous years, Bancosol Malaga will be collecting non-perishabl
A celebrated entertainer that once ruled the stages of some of the Costa del Sol's top show bars is now living the life of a down and out on the streets of Benalmádena Costa. Many tourists will remember the name KT Peters from popular venues like Bun
The Cudeca Foundation has initiated a campaign to promote its monthly support groups for English-speaking people with cancer or other life-limiting illnesses.
uEstepona. American Club of Estepona on the first Thursday of the month at 11.30
The story of Ivar Dahl is the story of a life dedicated to real estate, a story of hard work, expertise, Scandinavian efficiency, and above all, a work ethic that has withstood several economic ups and downs. This week he is celebrating the 50th anni
The recent death of Shelagh Tennant, the 60s wild child noted for being the person who helped bring The Beatles to Spain, has shocked the expat community of the Costa del Sol.
The 75-year-old former model and owner of Shelagh's Bar, one of the fir
David Kylen, President of the American Club of the Costa del Sol, has seen many changes since his first visit to the Costa del Sol almost 50 years ago, but he claims that this has not altered his opinion of the place he has come to adore.
Born in D
Malaga filmmaker and director, Carlos Taillefer, collected a special award during the 17th edition of the Benalmádena International Festival of Short Film and Alternative Cinema (Ficcab) last week.
The award celebrated the 40th anniversary of his
A group of Polish tour operators visited Malaga last week with the aim of uilding new tourism links between the Costa del Sol and Poland. The young travel agents represented Rainbow Tours, a company that specialises in promoting holidays in Andalucía
The popular 50 Plus Expo, the lifestyle event for people over the age of 50, will be held at the IPV Palace Hotel and Spa in Fuengirola on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November. The exhibition is well established on the coast and has been catering for t
Those who participated in the explosive punk rock scene of the 1970s will enjoy the Punkirola 77 festival on Saturday 10 November. This exciting music festival will present several bands from the UK and Spain and will invoke the spirit of 1977, a yea
The Avanto Theatre in La Cala de Mijas is holding a classical music soirée on Tuesday 14 November. The event will present celebrated Italian mezzo soprano, Simona Mango, and Malaga pianist, María del Carmen Pérez.
Organised by Music Management, the
Speculation still surrounds the death of Cristina Ortiz Rodríguez, the transsexual vedette entertainer who died under suspicious circumstances on 9 November 2016.
Better known as La Veneno (poison), the risqué entertainer had received death threats
Sunday 11 November will mark the centenary of the end of World War I and to commemorate the occasion, the British and German governments are promoting a special programme of bell ringing as a symbolic way of remembering the importance of peace. Presi
The Es Arte Gallery in San Pedro Alcántara is currently exhibiting a collection of work by Cordoba artist, Aurora Cid. Chromatic Geometry is a deep investigation of the geometric shape and includes a collection of colourful abstract designs on paper,
Cártama is preparing for the ninth edition of the Marcha Vecinal en Apoyo a la Investigación del Cáncer Infantil, an awareness march in aid of children's cancer research.
The event, which is organised by Cártama town hall and the Casa de Castilla
Mijas. The International Rotary Club Mijas participated in the annual World Polio Day events last week, with an initiative aimed at raising funds for, and awareness of, victims of poliomyelitis.
Celebrated around the world on 24 October, the day i
The Age Care Association of the Costa del Sol has sponsored a brand new Volkswagen Polo to the Cudeca Foundation. The car, which will be used by the cancer charity's home care teams, was presented to Cudeca founder, Joan Hunt, in Benalmádena on Monda
The Mayor of Benalmádena, Víctor Navas, hosted a meeting with representatives of the Democratic Women's Movement (MDM) in Benalmádena last week. The MDM works to raise awareness on issues such as gender-based violence and the group aired various conc
Benalmádena town hall has supported a motion that will reduce and eventually omit the use of harmful petroleum-based plastics. The motion was proposed by members of Podemos and was supported by all parties during last month's plenary meeting.
The Costa del Sol is getting ready to celebrate All Hallows Eve, the night when disembodied spirits walk the earth. Children and grown ups will be busy preparing their fancy dress costumes ready for the string of events organised by local councils an
The Costa del Sol is mourning the death of another of its most popular characters, radio presenter, Terry Clear. The former Onda Cero International (OCI) blues specialist, who came to live on the coast at the end of the 1980s, died last Sunday follow
The village of Yunquera is getting ready for its annual Feria de Vino y la Castaña, a gastronomic festival that promotes the local chestnuts and wine made from grapes grown in the Sierra de las Nieves.
The smell of chestnuts roasting on open coals
Those who seek a fine dining experience on the Costa del Sol have plenty of top notch restaurants from which to choose. However, those who enjoy their order being taken by a sabre-toothed tart with a braying laugh, or being served by an incompetent w
After serving the expat community in Torremolinos for more than 16 years, an English greetings cards shop shut its doors for the last time on Wednesday. A Date to Remember has been offering greetings cards, stationery and party decorations since 2002
Torremolinos is to host an art exhibition in support of victims of gender violence. Organised by the El Calvario cultural association and the town hall, artists of all genres are invited to submit proposals for inclusion in the collective exhibition.
Many of the Costa del Sol's amateur music and theatrical groups are busy preparing for their winter shows and Christmas performances, and none more so than The Andalusian Performing Arts Society, or TAPAS, as it is affectionately known.
Based in Al
More than 400 euros was raised at a charity horse race night held in Biddy Mulligans Bar in La Cala de Mijas on Tuesday. The event was organised by Black Tower Financial Services to raise funds for Debra España, the Marbella-based association that im
Mayor of Torremolinos, José Ortiz, has announced that the town's new central pedestrianised boulevard will be opened on Wednesday 5 December. The mayor visited Plaza Costa del Sol and Avenida Palma de Mallorca this week to inspect progress on the cur
Cancer care hospice charity Cudeca is looking to swell the ranks in its Collection Tin Army, its team of dedicated volunteers who install and maintain the familiar green tins in commercial outlets, offices and banks along the Costa del Sol.
Born in Terrasa, Catalonia, in 1910, Margot Moles Piña was a pioneer in women's athletics in Spain. Specialising in hammer throw, discus, hockey, swimming and skiing, in 1936, she became the first Spanish women's skiing champion in an official compet
St Anthony's College, the first British school to open on the Costa del Sol, celebrated its fiftieth anniversary last weekend. The milestone event was marked with a special open day where teachers, former and current students, and parents came togeth
A British actor has participated in a gruelling awareness campaign in order to highlight the problems of children who suffer from bullying. Maximus McNeill embarked on a 2,800-kilometre hitch-hike from Dunbar, on the southeast coast of Scotland, to M
Brexpats in Spain, the organisation set up to defend the rights of European expat residents in the lead-up to the forthcoming Brexit, has written to British prime minister, Theresa May, to express the group's disappointment concerning the treatment o
One of the Costa del Sol's most popular entertainers is to be given the Marbella Loves Award in recognition of her contribution to the arts and entertainment industry in Malaga.
Actress and singer, Tina Hall, came to live in Marbella almost 20 year
Though the curtain is coming down on September, there is still time to enjoy the last of the traditional Andalusian summer fairs.
Torremolinos. Until Sunday.
Fuengirola. 6 to 12 October.
Nerja. 8 to 12 October.
Ojén. 5 to 9 October.
Torremolinos town hall held a special Independence Day plenary session this week in order to vote on a proposal to honour the town's British community.
With the approval of all political parties, it was decided that the Medalla de Torremolinos wil
As part of the continued efforts to help its underprivileged and vulnerable citizens, Torremolinos town hall inaugurated a new Red Cross headquarters (Cruz Roja) in the centre of the town on Tuesday. The fully-equipped facility, which has four office
Around a hundred thousand people are expected descend on Torremolinos this Sunday (23 September) to enjoy the colourful Romería de San Miguel.
In what is one of the biggest urban pilgrimages in Spain, more than 60 decorated gypsy-style caravans an
The Costa del Sol is preparing for the third edition of the Salida del Sol Festival, an event that explores both traditional and contemporary art through audible and visual mediums.
1 October. The Rhaman String Quartet.
2 October. Kangmi
Benalmádena town hall has announced a new initiative to restore and improve the parks, gardens and green areas of the town. The plan includes switching the 'geyser' in La Paloma park back on.
The water jet, which has not been in use since 2009, is
Torremolinos hosted the 16th edition of the Concurso de Mascotas on Wednesday. More than 20 dogs, from Chihuahuas to poodles and German shepherds took part in the competition staged in the Plaza La Nogalera. Organised by the Local Police and sponsore
The town halls of Torremolinos and Benalmádena have joined forces to mark World Alzheimer's Day by supporting events aimed at generating social awareness of the condition, while offering information and support for those affected by the disease. The
An official Guinness World Record Beetle Drive challenge is to take place at the Palacio de Congresos in Marbella on Saturday 20 October. The event, which is organised by the Rotary Club of Marbella and Guadalmina, is open to anyone that wishes to ta
The Social Services department of Torremolinos town hall has made a donation of 10,000 euros to the Cudeca Cancer Hospice in Benalmádena.
The grant was made in recognition of the social and humanitarian work the foundation offers to cancer patients
Malaga is fast becoming celebrated as a city famed for its art and its reputation will be boosted this weekend when the city hosts the fifth edition of the Malaga Tattoo Convention. Held in the Palacio de Ferias y Congresos in Malaga, from Friday (to
The Salon Varietés Theatre in Fuengirola is to host two stand-up comedy nights this weekend. The shows will present Dave Thompson, Alan Francis and Kevin McCarthy, all of whom have received considerable fame on stage and screen in the UK.
One of Finland's most highly-esteemed male-voice choirs is to perform a series of concerts on the Costa del Sol later this year.
The Laulu-Miehet Choir was founded in the spring of 1914 by members of the Helsinki University Chorus (today the YL Ma
Age Concern Fuengirola/Mijas is celebrating its fourth birthday with a special gala show at the Tamisa Golf Hotel on Sunday 23 September. The event will begin at 2.30pm, when welcome drinks will be served, before guests enjoy an afternoon of live ent
Sohail castle in Fuengirola will host the annual Medieval market from Wednesday 12 until Sunday 16 September.
This is one of the most charming medieval markets on the Costa del Sol, mainly because of the privileged setting where it is held. The eve
Award-winning classical musician, Roger Morelló Ros, will perform two concerts on the Costa del Sol this weekend. The 25-year-old cellist will team up with German pianist, Alica Müller, to perform a soiree of chamber music featuring the works of Brah
Three of the UK's top stand-up comedians are heading to the Costa del Sol this September. The trio will perform a series of shows on the coast, including a performance at The Boma in Alhaurín El Grande on 14 September, and shows at The Salon Variétes
The third edition of the Festival Concierto, a twelve-hour, open-air, live music festival that will be staged at various locations around the town will start on Saturday 8 September.
Organised by the town hall, the event is designed to promote the
Saint Ramón Nonato, a Spanish priest who was canonised in 1657, died on route to Rome on 31 August 1240, after being appointed Cardinal Deacon of Sant'Eustachio by Pope Gregory IX. He is the patron saint of childbirth, midwives, pregnant women and pr
A former Ukrainian ballet dancer is about to host her second textile festival on the Costa del Sol. Oksana Mader, who came to live in Benalmádena Costa in 2000, took up the art of patchworking after winning first prize in the World Quilting Festival
A special double tribute concert featuring the music of two of the most influential pop musicians of the 1980s will be held in the municipal auditorium in Benalmádena Costa on Saturday 1 September at 9.30pm.
The concert will feature the greatest hi
Teba is well prepared for the invasion of the Scots this weekend, when the town celebrates the fourteenth edition of the Douglas Days Festival. The festival celebrates one of the most epic stories in Teba's history, a 700-year-old legend about the ex
Hindu communities in the province of Malaga will come together to enjoy the Festival de la India, which will be held in Churriana on Saturday 1 September.
This vibrant and colourful festival offers an afternoon of oriental culture, complete with Bo
The Costa del Sol has become home for countless British entertainers over the years and many have used their skills to raise funds for local charity organisations, and none as much as Mel Williams, the 75-year-old musician who died last week.
The town hall in Benalmádena has announced a new project that will involve the redevelopment of the Los Nadales district of Benalmádena Pueblo. The scheme will include the creation of an 11,000 square metre park, along with 325 new homes, of which 75
Torremolinos town hall has announced that the new gourmet market in the resort will be ready to open in the second week of November. Renovation work was halted early this year after workers discovered serious structural damage in the former town hall
The SOS Perrera animal charity in Los Barrios has made an urgent plea to the local community in order to find temporary homes for dozens of abandoned dogs. The animal rescue centre is currently stretched to the limit and is desperate for reliable and
The legendary UK reggae band, UB40, are coming to Estepona next week as part of their 40th Anniversary Tour.
Following the release earlier this year of A Real Labour Of Love - their most successful album for 25 years and which gives the tour its na
The Costa del Sol has long been known for its numerous sun-drenched beaches that attract millions of holidaymakers every year, especially those in Torremolinos and Marbella. Some of the most popular beaches in these two world-renowned tourist resorts
The most celebrated music of the 1980s will rock Cártama during the Noche Ochentera Festival on Saturday 4 August. The eighties night concert will bring to an end the sixth edition of the Azahar Joven summer cultural activities programme, which is or
The Cudeca Foundation laid the first stone of its new training and education centre in Benalmádena on Friday. Thanks to a generous grant from Indian scientist and billionaire businessman, Dr Yusuf Hamied, the cancer charity will now be able to fulfil
The Festival Arte Sano, one of the most popular summer festivals on the Costa del Sol, will celebrate its fourteenth edition on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July. Held on the Playa La Salida beach in San Pedro de Alcántara, this is one of the largest al
The 44-year-old pianist, David Gómez, who is currently touring Spain with his '1 Piano and 200 Candles' show, will offer a recital of the music of Chopin, Lecuona and Piazzolla, as well as some his own compositions. The concert will be performed on t
Torremolinos joined forces with the Western Saharan region of Dakhla this week to celebrate the Semana de Dakhla festival, a programme of events aimed at the promotion of the cultural and tourist attractions of this region of Morocco, known as 'the p
Member of the European Parliament, Clara Aguilera García, visited the Costa del Sol last week to participate in a conference concerning the UK's troubled withdrawal agreement from the EU. The conference was held at the Palacio de Congresos in Torremo
Las Cuevas Rupestres de Coín - the prehistoric caves where Mozarab tribes settled between the eighth and tenth centuries - will host a series of musical concerts that will begin today, Friday 20 July.
The Summer in the Caves Festival will begin to
Sohail Castle in Fuengirola will host the much-anticipated Rototom Sunsplash Reggae Festival on Friday 20 June (today). The festival is part of the popular Marenostrum Castle Park Music Festival, an annual programme of live music events presenting na
Torremolinos is getting ready for the second biggest LGBT festival of the summer season, the Wonder Gay Festival, a week of themed parties and musical events that will take place at different venues in the town centre and on the beaches of El Bajondi
A football-mad expat has designed and marketed a new dice game aimed at helping children learn while having fun - the traditional way.
Ian Holden, originally from Bolton, moved to Marbella three years ago and the idea for the game grew out of his l
Today is Friday 13th, a day that is considered unlucky for those of a superstitious nature, for it is believed to be a bad omen and bring misfortune.
Some people, especially in US and UK, will avoid normal daily activities, like driving their car
It is a typical Andalusian village with white-washed houses and narrow streets, but in July, Ojén's reserved image will be swept away by the Ojeando Festival, a two-day independent music festival where more than 40 bands will perform on three large s
The twenty-third edition of the Festival Ciudad de Fuengirola, which incorporates Marenostrum Music Castle Park, will present a calendar of live music events that will continue throughout the summer.
This weekend, Sohail Castle will be transformed
Summer has arrived with a vengeance and the beaches along the Costa del Sol are full of tourists enjoying their annual vacations. While the visitors relax on the beach and soak up the sun, others are busy trying to make a living, whether working in t
In a campaign to recognise celebrated writers and artists, Benalmádena town hall has honoured Pablo García Baena, a Cordoba poet who died earlier this year.
Baena had lived in Benalmádena Costa for many years and was inspired to write a poem about
Torremolinos is to host the first edition of the egalitarian bridal fair, Expobodas, on 6 and 7 of October.
This new concept in the industry aims to offer services to all people planning their big day, regardless of gender and sexual orientation. T
Torremolinos town hall has approved a grant of 65,000 euros for the town's Emaús soup kitchen.
Emaús International, created in 1971, is an organisation of active solidarity, fighting against poverty and social exclusion. The branch in Torremolinos
Music and culture lovers will welcome the return of the popular Cultura en la Calle festival, which takes place in Benalmádena throughout July and August.
When: July and August. Inauguration concert in the Casa de Cultura in Arroyo de l
American residents on the Costa del Sol, along with those in the rest of the world, will be remembering America's independence from the British Empire next week. The celebrations on the coast are a little less elaborate than those in the USA, althoug
It is estimated that around 4,000 North Americans live in Andalucía and many of them will already be preparing for next Wednesday's celebrations. Several events have been organised by The American Club of the Costa del Sol, which was formed in 1974.
The Andalusian Performing Arts Society (TAPAS) will present its latest whodunnit at the Restaurant Los Cabales in Cártama on Saturday 30 June. The show - Who Killed the Hotel Manager? - was written by Chris Martin, a popular British playwright renown
Torremolinos has registered an 11.12 per cent rise in the number of tourists that visited the town in May, compared to the same period in 2017. There was also a 7.8 percent rise in overnight hotel stays and this is the sharpest increase the town has
The Costa del Sol will be illuminated by blazing bonfires on Saturday 23 June, as thousands of revellers head to the beaches to enjoy the Fiesta de San Juan. At midnight, huge firework displays will mark the arrival of the Feast of Saint John the Bap
Last weekend saw temperatures rise to the highest so far this year and the glorious weather enticed thousands of locals and tourists to visit the Festival de las Cultures in Torremolinos.
The festival was held in the Plaza La Nogalera, where 14 cou
Torremolinos town hall has installed a new Foreign Residents Department in the town centre. Although the office, which also houses the tourist and culture departments, was opened 18 months ago, the foreign resident's department has only recently been
The original Blues Brothers Band will be performing in the Bullring in Torremolinos on Tuesday 7 August.
The Blues Brothers have backed musicians like Booker T and the MGs, Muddy Waters and Otis Reading. The show begins at 10pm, and will include al
La Cala de Mijas Lions Club is hosting a special gala dinner at the Tamisa Golf Hotel on Thursday 28 June. Tickets for the event cost 25 euros and include cava on arrival, plus a three course meal with wine, beer or soft drinks, and live entertainmen
The Festival de las Culturas gives Torremolinos the chance to demonstrate its cosmopolitan nature this weekend. The multicultural festival, which will bring together 14 countries from four continents, will present folklore shows, traditional arts and
Aficionados of the Andalusian stallion will enjoy the unique beauty of Unalome, a new equestrian theatrical show staged by the Teatro Artequus. The production is set to an oriental backdrop and incorporates different aspects of Japanese performing ar
A group of creative British expats have joined forces to raise funds for cancer research and palliative care. Known as the Lucky Quilters, the group is made up of several specialists in the traditional art of patchwork.
Based in Benalmádena, Lucky
The Ramparts, one of Ireland's most popular all-male choirs, are to perform three concerts in Malaga this next week.
The Dublin-based chamber choir became an internet sensation last summer when a video of the group busking in Grafton Street went vi
The Benalmádena Darts League (BDL) held its trophy presentation ceremony in Benalmádena Costa on Tuesday night. The event, which was held in, and sponsored by, Capone's Bar, was attended by players from the 15 teams that competed in the winter league
Coín is getting ready to celebrate its annual pilgrimage to the shrine of the Virgen de la Fuensanta. A popular tradition where religious devotion is mixed with joyous celebration, the romería's origins are based on a legend concerning the apparition
British expat author, Sandra Danby, has recently published the second instalment of her popular identity detective novel series. Her first book, Ignoring Gravity, received rave reviews and a five-star rating on Amazon, and the second in the series is
A special tribute party was held last week to honour Shelagh Tennant, proprietor of one of the first English pubs in Torremolinos.
Shelagh, a former model noted for being the person who helped bring the Beatles to Spain, owned Shelagh's Bar during
The mayor of Torremolinos showed his support for the local British community during a meeting hosted by Brexpats in Spain last week in Torremolinos. The talk focused on the effect the forthcoming Brexit could have on British residents in Spain and co
Marbella is getting ready for its annual feria, a celebration that pays tribute to the town's patron, Saint Barnabas. The popular Feria de San Bernabé takes place from Tuesday 5 until Monday 11 June - which is a public holiday in Marbella and one of
Some people may not relish the thought of spending their leisure time in a cemetery, especially when they are enjoying their holidays, but Leslie Thompson, a local undertaker, believes he can change this.
Leslie, who works for the Francisco Camero
An intrepid group of walkers raised more than 3,000 euros, after completing a sponsored hike through the Coín mountains. The fundraising walk was organised by the Coín-based inland hiking group, Al's Ramblers.
This was the third year the group has
The third edition of the popular Festival Terral, an event that promotes the fashions of some of the most avant-garde designers in Spain, will take place in Torremolinos this weekend.
The Terral Market is a unique event in Andalucía that brings tog
Around 1,600 people participated in the 16th edition of the Cudeca Walkathon last Sunday in Benalmádena Costa.
The charity hike is one of the organisation's biggest annual events and this year it raised more than 29,000 euros.
The walkers, some
The Argentinian community of the Costa del Sol celebrated the Fiesta Gaucha in Torremolinos last weekend. The three-day festival, which promoted the folklore, music and gastronomy of Argentina, was organised by Torremolinos town hall.
Held in the P
Around 1,600 people participated in the 16th edition of the Cudeca Walkathon last Sunday in Benalmádena Costa.
The charity hike is one of the organisation's biggest annual events and this year it raised more than 29,000 euros.
The walkers, some o
British expatriates living in Spain are becoming increasingly concerned about whether they will be able to participate in the municipal elections in Spain in May 2019 - a date which falls within the transition phase of the UK's exit from the European
Torremolinos town hall is continuing its promotional online strategy to publicise the town as a holiday destination for every type of tourist. In February the council launched a prize contest on Instagram that focused on attracting young courting cou
Darts is one of the oldest established English pub games and it is one sport that the British can lawfully claim to be the masters of. One person who endorses this claim is British expat, Tracy Topping, who recently triumphed in the woman's singles s
Torremolinos will be hosting the biggest gay party of the year. Under the slogan of '50 Años Siendo Visibles' (50 years of being visible) the festival will begin on 26 May and continue until 3 June.
Organised by Torremolinos town hall and several l
Live music fans will enjoy a new season of free outdoor concerts that will take place in La Cala de Mijas throughout the summer.
24 May: Reality ES
31 May: El Calerito
07 June: The Rolling Steves
14 June: Skafeinados
21 June: Arte
The Kingsmen, an all-male a cappella group consisting of students from Columbia University in New York, are to perform three concerts on the Costa del Sol this month.
The tour has been organised by Project Music Management and the first show will b
"When you try to escape from your problems, they are the first things you pack," claims a new book by British author, Gus Duffy.
The Estepona-based writer has just released his first novel, A Little Bit of the Moon, a book set in Fuengirola that f
The music of legendary psychedelic rock band, Pink Floyd, will be recreated in a spectacular show at the Sala Paris 15 on Saturday 19 May.
What. Pink Floyd tribute show.
Where. Sala Paris 15, Calle La Orotava, Malaga.
The centre of Torremolinos will resonate with live music during the sixth edition of the popular Ruta del Rock, which begins today.
More than 40 bands and musicians of differing genres will perform a series of concerts in 47 of the town's bars, res
The town of Coín is preparing to celebrate the twenty-second edition of the Fiesta de la Naranja, which takes place on Sunday 20 May. The festival of the orange, which was declared a festival of cultural interest by the Diputación de Malaga in 2004,
Benalmádena town hall has announced that one of its most popular sculptures, 'Couple Sunbathing', by Elena Laverón, has been renovated and installed in the Parque de los Limones.
The limestone sculpture, carved by the Malaga artist in 1972, was ori
Members of the LGBT community of Torremolinos came together in Plaza La Nogalera last week in a demonstration to show their outrage over the recent attack on a transsexual couple in Torremolinos. The protest was organised by the LGBT association Cole
An emotional tribute service was held in Torremolinos last week to honour Eduard Vandoorne, one of Malaga's most knowledgeable tour guides and ecologists, who recently died from cancer.
Members of his family and close friends gathered in the Molina
Torremolinos town hall has announced that the Playa Bajondillo is to be adapted for people with reduced mobility. The town already has two beaches (La Carihuela and Los Alamos) that have been equipped with special facilities for people in wheelchairs
Swedish artist, Johan Wahlstrom is to present his latest exhibition in the ES Art Gallery in San Pedro de Alcántara this month. Under the title of Hidden Figures, the exhibition includes works that channel nature to symbolise the artist's inner emoti
The Plaza La Nogalera in Torremolinos will be transformed into a gigantic catwalk this weekend, when the town celebrates the spring edition of the Torremolinos Fashion Weekend (TFW).
In order to support the local fashion industry, the TFW will hig
Fans of the legendary music of The Beatles will enjoy two special tribute concerts, the first in Estepona on Friday 18 May and then in Benalmádena Costa on Saturday 19 May.
Estepona: The auditorium Felipe VI Mon-Fri 10am-4pm or any Corte In
Hundreds of Dutch nationals came together in La Carihuela last week to celebrate Koningsdag, the national holiday of the Netherlands. The King's Day party, which was organised by the cultural department of Torremolinos town hall and the Voom Voom Clu
Several dog refuge centres in Malaga have benefitted from a recent scheme organised by Hope for Paws vzw, a foundation established by Cindy Terriére, a lady with a boundless love for rescue dogs.
In order to raise money for the shelters around Mala
Malaga has seen an extraordinary rise in interest in the jazz scene over the past few years, as the annual winter International Jazz Festival has demonstrated. As a result the city has now introduced a new spring jazz event that has been organised by
Matt Rivers is a singer, composer, poet and writer who describes his art as "exploring the forests of consciousness, time and space, while surfing the waves of thought, love and being".
Inspired by the poems and lyrics of Jim Morrison and Bob Dylan
Churriana is preparing for its annual celebration in honour of San Isidro Labrador, the patron saint of farmers and land workers.
This year's festivities will begin at 10am on Sunday 6 May, when the town will participate in the traditional pilgrima
Following several sell-out shows last November, the vocal band, The Valli Seasons, is set to return to the Costa del Sol in May. The band is made up of members of the award winning West End show, The Jersey Boys, which came to a triumphant end in Lon
Torremolinos town hall and the newly formed Asociación Pasaje Begoña has applied for the Pasaje Begoña, (now called Pasaje Gil Vicente), to become recognised by the Law of Historical and Democratic Memory of Andalucía. During the 1960s and '70s, the
The Rotary Club Mijas participated in the global Earth Day celebrations last weekend, by planting 100 trees in the Eco Reserva nature park in Ojén.
Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on 22 April and various events are held worldwide to demonst
The 24th edition of the Feria de Los Pueblos will be held in Fuengirola from Friday 27 April until Tuesday 1 May.
What: International culture and gastronomic festival.
Where: Feria ground, Fuengirola.
When: Friday 27 April until Tue
La Carihuela in Torremolinos will be decorated in orange to celebrate Koningsdag (The Kings Day), the national holiday of the Netherlands, on Friday 27 April.
The Festival, which begins at 3pm and continues until 8pm, is organised by the cultural d
Queen Machine, Europe's top Queen Tribute act is coming to the Costa del Sol for the first time to perform a special charity concert in aid of Cudeca next week.
What: Queen tribute show.
Where: Sohail Castle, Fuengirola.
Cártama is to host the second edition of the Classic Car Show in aid of breast cancer on Sunday 15 April.
What. Vintage car show in aid of breast cancer charity.
Where. Parque de los Naranjos, Cártama.
When. Sunday 15 April.
Lovers of opera and chamber music will enjoy the concert by Australian mezzo-soprano, Allegra Giagu, who is making a one-off appearance on the coast next week. Organised by Project Music Management, the concert will take place at the Avanto restauran
Those who like a flutter on the horses will enjoy the special fundraising Grand National afternoon at the Tamisa Golf Hotel in Mijas on Saturday 14 April.
The event, organised by the Cudeca Goldies, begins at 2pm and will show all of the racing fro
The Andalucía Performing Arts Society (TAPAS) is hosting a special St George's Day garden party on Monday 23 April. In true English style, sandwiches, afternoon tea and a collection of homemade cakes will be available. The event will offer an afterno
Fuengirola town hall has rejected a proposal by Ciudadanos (Cs) for official recognition to be given to Calle Moncayo, an area known by locals and tourists as Fish Alley in English and Calle del Hambre in Spanish. Ciudadanos had suggested that the st
British schoolboy rugby fanatic, Spike Parsons, is celebrating this week after his team, Club Rugby del Estrecho, reached the Under-14 Andalusian National Spanish Championships.
Originally from Sutton Coldfield, 13-year-old Spike began playing rugb
The Millenium Bar in Calahonda enjoyed a nostalgic trip back to the 1960s last weekend, when dozens of mods and rockers rode into town for a charity fundraising musical extravaganza.
Organised by local entertainer, One Wish Steve, 'Suited and Boot
The 13th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, held in the Royal Albert Hall on 6 April 1968, was won by the Spanish singer and actress, María de los Ángeles Félix Santamaría Espinosa. Better known as Massiel, the Madrid-born artist was just 21 whe
Representatives from 21 countries will participate in the Foreign Residents' Day Festival this weekend in Torremolinos. This year will be the 24th edition of the popular gathering of the foreign communities and instead of the usual one-day event; the
Age Concern Fuengirola/Mijas has announced its latest thrill-seeking fundraising event, and it is most certainly not for the faint-hearted. Following last year's daredevil skydive, which raised 2,000 euros, the charity has invited its members and sup
Most of us take for granted the association of eggs with Easter, particularly when that association involves elegantly wrapped chocolate eggs filled with Smarties or sugared almonds.
The tradition of painting hard-boiled eggs inspring pre-dates Ch
When David Davis appeared at a press conference in Brussels on Monday, to announce that a Brexit transition deal had been agreed, there was a general acceptance that significant progress had been made.
However, Bremain in Spain, a group campaignin
Howard Coley is the reverend of the Elim Family Fellowship Pentecostal Church in Benalmádena Costa - a branch of Elim España. However he is not the stereotypical preaching pastor. The reverend is not from a religious background, aside from the fact t
On a visit to the Costa del Sol this week, Simon Manley, the British Ambassador to Spain, promised that the government's priority throughout the Brexit negotiations has been, and always will be, the citizens. He also gave his assurance that "rights w
Guinness, Ireland's national tipple, enjoys a seasonal popularity every St Patrick's Day, when it is estimated that around 13 million pints of it are consumed worldwide.
pints of Guinness are consumed worldwide on St Patrick's
Lovers of classical music will be in for a treat when the Atis String Quartet visits the Costa del Sol this month.
What. Classical music concerts.
Where. Vic and Jon's Gastro Bar, Marbella. Avanto Retsaurant, La Cala de Mijas.
The Andalusian Performing Arts Society (TAPAS) is holding two fun family events this month.
The first is the popular Car Treasure Hunt, which takes place on Sunday 18 March. The two-hour event will begin at the El Cruce Restaurant in Coín at 10.30a
Benalmádena is gearing up for the 12th edition of the Feria de Plantas de Coleccíon (rare plant fair) which will be held in La Paloma Park during Easter Week.
What. Rare plant fair.
Where. La Paloma Park.
When. Friday 30 March unti
Lovers of West End and Broadway musicals are in for a special treat this month when the popular 'Stars of the West End' show returns to the coast for a five-date tour.
What: Music of the most popular West Endshows
Irish communities along the Costa del Sol, as in the rest of the world, are gearing up for the biggest party of the year. St Patrick's Day celebrations will be taking place all along the Costa del Sol next weekend and hundreds of gallons of Guinness
ARCH (Andalusian Rescue Centre for Horses) is hosting a weekend of events to raise funds for the up-keep of their centre in Alhaurín El Grande. The fundraising begins on Good Friday, when the equestrian centre, which provides shelter and rehabilitati
Born in Tarazona in Aragón on 9 March 1888, Raquel Meller was a celebrated vaudeville performer who appeared in several films and toured extensively throughout Europe and America.
Christened Francisca (Paca) Marqués López, the popular actress, sing
The Welsh Society raised more than 2,000 euros for the Ty Olwen Hospice in Swansea during their St David's Day celebrations last week. The event was held at CJs Karaoke Bar in Benalmádena and, despite the heavy rain, the local Welsh community came to
Cudeca is to host a musical memorial evening to celebrate the life of Roy Alan, a popular local expat who recently lost his battle with cancer.
What. Memorial musical show for Roy Alan with singing and dancing.
Where. Club Náutico, Be
Fuengirola is gearing up for the twenty-third edition of the Festival Ciudad de Fuengirola, which incorporates Marenostrum Music Castle Park, a calendar of live music events that will continue throughout the year.
As part of its Mes del Poesía (poetry month), the Foreign Residents Department at Benalmádena town hall hosted a special day in honour of the popular Spanish children's poet, Gloria Fuertes. The event was held in Arroyo de la Miel on Tuesday and was
Two determined expats are currently undergoing an intensive training routine in order to compete in next month's Paris Marathon to raise money for Cudeca.
Tim Hulbert and Milly Fitzgerald have been in training for the last four months, which is st
Born in London in 1950, David Penny began writing at a tender age and was initially obsessed with science-fiction. He read avidly and wrote even more and eventually started seeing his work in amateur fanzines.
At the age of 23, a short story was ac
Due to the atrocious weather that was forecast to hit Andalucía on Wednesday, some town halls along the Costa del Sol were forced to cancel, or relocate events organised to celebrate Andalucía Day. Plans to commemorate the 1980 referendum - in which
Following the success of last year's edition, Torremolinos is gearing up for its spectacular Drag Queen Gala, which will take place on Saturday 3 March. The flamboyant extravaganza will be held in Plaza La Nogalera from 8.30pm until midnight and will
Cudeca has organised a new monthly fundraising event that will be held in Frederick's bar in Benalmádena Pueblo. The first instalment, which will take place on Saturday 24 February, will present an afternoon of sport, followed by live music and karao
The Anglican Chaplaincy of St Andrew is celebrating 50 years on the Costa del Sol this month and a series of events have been organised to coincide with the anniversary.
Saturday 24 February. Afternoon tea party in the Reserva El H
The Salon Varietés Theatre in Fuengirola is to host two nights of stand-up comedy this weekend. The shows will present some of the UK's top comedians, including Dave Thompson, Geoff Whiting and Sean Meo.
Originally a full-time snooker player, Sean
The Salon Varietés Theatre in Fuengirola is to host a night of stand-up comedy on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February. Following the success of last year's one-night event, the theatre has added another night this year to cater for the ticket demand.
The Ateneo Art Gallery in Malaga is hosting a new exhibition of works by local artist, Luis Bujalance.
The work of the Malaga artist conveys expressionism based on the impulses of his own personality according to his mood. It is precisely this qua
The Cudeca Hospice in Benalmádena has revealed that its familiar green and yellow charity tins accumulated more than 60,000 euros during 2017.
The tins, which are located in bars, restaurants and shops along the Costa del Sol, and also at Malaga ai
Fernanda Jiménez Peña, known throughout the world as La Fernanda de Utrera, evolved from one of the most celebrated gypsy families in the history of flamenco. Born in the small town of Utrera, Seville, in 1927, La Fernanda was the granddaughter El Pi
The landscaping of the new pedestrian area in the centre of Torremolinos is currently ahead of schedule and the first stage, which began on January 8, is set to meet the May deadline, municipal workers confirmed this week.
The first stage began in
Towns along the Costa del Sol, as in the rest of Andalucía and Spain, are gearing up for Carnival, the first major festival of the year after the Three Kings wind up Christmas. Traditionally celebrated in the week before Ash Wednesday, carnival is an
Lovers of rock 'n' roll will enjoy the 24th edition of the Rockin Race Jamboree, which began on Thursday.
>What. Rock 'n' roll music festival.
>Where. Príncipe de Asturias auditorium and Hotel Barracuda, Torremolinos.
Those who took part in the revolution of dyed-hair, ripped jeans and offensive T-shirts in the mid-1970s might be interested in a special punk rock revival night that is being staged in Benalmádena Costa next week.
What: Punk rock concert.
Coín celebrated its popular Feria de Gallinas Andaluz Sureñas last weekend. The fifth edition of the southern Andalusian poultry fair moved its location to the La Trocha shopping park this year, where hundreds of visitors marvelled over more than 600
A new reality television series aimed at expats living along the Mediterranean coast is to be filmed on the Costa del Sol next month. Mediterranean Life will tell the stories of native English speaking families who are renting or buying a property in
The stage name, One Wish Steve, derived from the musician's involvement with a UK- based cancer charity called One Wish.
Steve recorded a song to raise funds for a young boy called Mitchell, who was in need of treatment for neuroblastoma cancer.
The Costa del Sol is home to numerous expat musicians, singers and composers, some of whom have been at the forefront of the British music scene, and others who have spent their lives on the boundaries of it.
Some of these people have retired to a
Long-time Costa del Sol resident, 94-year-old Charles Betty, has not wasted his retirement years.
Since the eighties he has been helping to improve the lives of fellow foreign residents and now his concerns will be recorded in academic journals.
CHAIN, a registered charity for animals in need, is appealing for volunteers to help run its charity shop in the La Trocha Commercial Centre in Coín.
The shop is staffed purely by volunteers and is divided into three shifts per day. These are betwe
At a packed meeting of the Royal British Legion Mollina branch on Tuesday members and friends raised over EUR1000 to kick start the 2018 Poppy Appeal.
Organiser and branch secretary Barbara Punshon explained that the bran
The Costa del Sol has long been the destination for retired Brits eager to while away their golden years in the sun.
Spain remains a relatively cheap place to live and will offer retirees a good standard of living for their money.
A new exhibition promoting pioneering women is currently on display in the Casa de los Navajas in Torremolinos. The exhibition, held under the banner of 'Mujeres Aventureras', is organised by Torremolinos town hall.
A group of 24 artists have join
Alhaurín de la Torre is preparing for a weekend dedicated to San Sebastián, the town's patron saint.
This popular festival begins at 6pm today (Friday) with a floral tribute in honour of the saint in the Plaza de San Sebastián.
The celebrations c
Torremolinos town hall has begun work on the pedestrianisation of the Plaza Costa del Sol and the centre of Torremolinos. The work will be carried out in two phases. The first phase - due to be finished by May - will focus on the renovation and expan
The Auditorio Felipe VI in Estepona is to host a weekend of musical events that will include some of the most iconic music and dance of the stage and screen.
What: Music,dance and fantasy shows.
Where: Felipe VI theatre, Estepona. www.a
Torremolinos is to host the seventeenth edition of Deboda y Comuniones, a first communion and wedding fair that will be held in the Palacio de Congresos from today.
What: An exhibition of all things to do with weddings and communions.
The Cudeca Goldies will host their first fundraising event of the New Year on Thursday 25 January.
As in previous years, Cudeca will hold a special Burns Night party at the Tamisa Golf Hotel in Mijas Costa. The event, which starts at 7.30pm, offer
It was while working on an oral history on women in contemporary Spain that one of Joan's interviewees started to tell her about the massacre on the Malaga-Almeria road in February 1937, the subject of one of her books.
The woman's own father had b
Now that the Christmas and New Year's celebrations are over many of us will be contemplating the list of resolutions and tasks we promised to undertake in the coming year.
Those who need to work off the excess Christmas kilos or want a new hobby,
Around 1,000 runners took part in the third edition of the San Silvestre charity race in Torremolinos on New Year's Eve.
The race, which was the last event in the town's calendar of sporting events for 2017, was, once again, deemed to have been a h
A new recreational park, which cost more than 250,000 euros and covers approximately 1,000 square metres, has opened in Cártama.
Designed to expand the range of leisure and exercise facilities in Cártama, Parque Castillo includes a 25-metre rope s
The Cudeca Christmas charity car raffle, organised by the Cudeca Goldies, was drawn on New Year's Day; however the winning number -21993 - was one of the 1,036 unsold tickets. The number coincided with the ONCE lottery draw on January 1, but because
The whole of the Costa del Sol, along with the rest of Spain, is gearing up for the traditional procession of the Three Kings, the final event of the Spanish festive calendar.
The Cabalgatas (parades) are headed by Los Tres Reyes Magos (Three Wise
As the old year comes to a close and we begin to embrace the new one, many of us will be thinking about our New Year's resolutions, even though the majority of them will have fallen by the wayside by the second week of January.
A New Year's resolut
Residents and visitors in Torremolinos will enjoy a New Year's Eve extravaganza in the Plaza La Nogalera on Sunday 31 December.
This will be the third consecutive year the party will be held in the centre of the town and a huge marquee has been er
A new addition to Torremolinos' impressive collection of bronze sculptures by internationally renowned Elena Laverón was unveiled in the town last week.
The sculpture, called 'Los Oficíos' (tradesmen), is made up of five bronze figures and will be
Following reports of animal cruelty in the village of Lucena del Puerto, near Huelva, the Guardia Civil's environment protection unit, Seprona, discovered 28 abnormally thin and weak horses. It is claimed that the owner was not feeding the horses nor
Christmas is the season to deck our halls with boughs of holly and don our gay apparel, according to one popular Christmas carol, while others tell us that, unlike many festive traditions, man will live forever more because of Christmas day.
Spanish Christmas carols, 'villancicos', originate from medieval peasant songs called 'canto de villano'. Villancicos gained popularity in the second half of the 16th century in Spain and these devotional songs, which were sung during the feasts of t
After two years of delays, work is to finally begin on the pedestrianisation of the Plaza Costa del Sol in Torremolinos.
The town hall has announced that the renovation of the centre, which has been closed to traffic since December 2015, and the Av
Torremolinos town hall has announced that the work to make the train station in Plaza La Nogalera more accessible will now go ahead as planned, although a little later than originally intended.
Following a period of uncertainty, rail company Renfe
Coín will be getting in the festive mood when the town hosts a live music Christmas party in the Alameda today, Friday.
The concert will be performed by Coín rock band, Dvuelta, a popular five-piece who have been performing together for more than 2
The Gerald Brenan Cultural Association in Churriana (ACGB) has organised a special dual-language seminar on one of Gerald Brenan's most celebrated works today, Friday 22 December.
The event will begin with the screening of the film, South from Gran
The Cudeca Hospice held its traditional Christmas 'Light a Light' ceremony last Friday 15 December.
The event was attended by founder and honorary president, Joan Hunt, and directors, Marisa Martín and Rafael Olalla.
In addition to switching on
Charitable organisations in the province of Malaga are reminding the public of the ongoing need to help the thousands of people sleeping rough in the region as well as those with reduced means to feed their families. The Christmas period often comes
Over the next few days many of us will be dashing around the shopping centres and supermarkets buying presents for family and friends and stocking up on mince pies, Christmas crackers and all the little extra essentials we need to enjoy the festive s
The Cudeca Goldies will be hosting their annual Christmas dinner at the Valparaíso restaurant in Mijas on Wednesday 20 December.
The event will present a line-up of some of the coast's top entertainers, all of whom will donate their time to raise f
Estepona is to host the third edition of the Feria del Queso, an artisan cheese fair that will be held in the Parque Botánico Orquidario from today, Friday, until Sunday.
What. Cheese and dairy produce fair.
Where. Parque Botánico Orquid
Following years of negotiations between Spain's newly elected socialist party and Margaret Thatcher's conservative government, Spain finally lifted its blockade of Gibraltar on Wednesday 15 December 1982. The heavy black iron gates that separated the
Benalmádena is to host the ninth edition of the Festival of Christmas Traditions on Saturday 9 December. Organised by the Benalmádena foreign residents department and various local expat associations, the festival is the first in a string activities
Torremolinos participated in events commemorating Worlds Aids Day last Friday.
Organised by the Torremolinos town hall and several local LGBTI groups, a programme of informative, educational and recreational activities were staged at different loca
The flamenco world is full of flamboyant gypsy performers who started their careers in the back streets of Andalucía and went on to achieve fame and fortune while performing on some of the most coveted stages in the world. One of these is a 77-year-o
The voice and image of Camarón de la Isla, the world's most celebrated flamenco singer, was very much alive in Spain during 2017, a year that marks the 25th anniversary of his death. Exhibitions, conferences, flamenco recitals and remembrance service
A benevolent expat musician has recorded a selection of Christmas music and traditional Irish hymns to raise money for local underprivileged families.
Dublin-born Finion Kenny plays the clarinet and saxophone during Sunday mass at the Virgin del C
Immersing oneself in the crazy world of endless betting - where every minute can bring an unbelievable fortune or untold misery - is not to everyone's taste, but it is something that one English expat has been doing for the best part of his life.
Finnish communities along the Costa del Sol have enjoyed a series of events this year to commemorate the centenary of Finland's declaration of independence.
The State Council of Finland approved and coordinated a series of activities that were org
Torremolinos will be getting in the Yuletide spirit when the Christmas lights are illuminated on Tuesday 5 December. The ceremony will mark the start of the town's three-week festive programme of events and attractions. These will include an open-air
The popular 50s Plus Expo, the lifestyle event aimed at the retired and those nearing retirement age, will take place at the IPV Palace and Spa Hotel in Fuengirola on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December.
What: Lifestyle exhibition for the ov