The world will celebrate International Tourism Day this Monday, 27 September, and Malaga, as in previous years, will mark the occasion by offering free admission to most of its museums and monuments.
Some are also organising guided tours and themed
The amateur classical music scene on the Costa del Sol has been shocked by the death of Annemarie Philipps, a 73-year-old conductor who died after a short illness in Marbella on Sunday.
Annemarie was the musical director and conductor of Collegium
The lockdown in 2020 caused confusion and disruption for people all over the world, but there were those who found the forced confinement the ideal opportunity to concentrate on projects they had not previously had the time to fulfil. One of these pe
. The sixth edition of the Oktoberfest, the traditional Bavarian beer festival, kicked off in Torremolinos this week with a series of live music, typical German gastronomy and plenty of cold beer.
Due to the current work on the new train station i
The Costa del Sol is fast becoming popular as a pet-friendly destination. Along with dozens of animal charities, pet-friendly hotels and numerous specialised salons where pets can be pampered, the coast also offers a selection of designated beaches a
TAPAS held its annual summer fair in Alhaurín de la Torre last week. The fair presented 23 craft stalls selling an array of items such as recycled goods, bric-a-brac, plants and homemade jams and preserves.
The choir also performed at the event, w
Some of Spain's top drag queens have come together to present a spectacular show entitled the Gran Hotel de las Reinas. The show, which has been featured on the Atresmedia television series on Antena 3, will begin its national tour at the Starlite fe
The Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa, a strategic turning point in the Christian reconquest of Spain, took place in the small town of Las Navas (Jaen) on 16 July 1212. The overwhelming defeat of the Muslim Almohads gave further impulse to the Christian
The recently formed Simply Surviving support group finished its first season of charitable projects by raising 5,000 euros for Cudeca during its June campaign.
The charitable platform accumulated the funds during several events, which included its
Legendary English musician and producer Alan Parsons, one of the most recognised creators of progressive rock, will appear at the Starlite festival in Marbella on 14 July with his band, The Alan Parsons Live Project.
The multi-talented musician be
Torremolinos town hall and Fundación La Caixa, with the cooperation of National Geographic, inaugurated a new conservation exhibition in the Plaza Costa del Sol on Tuesday. De Polo a Polo (From Pole to Pole), is a spectacular photographic exhibition
The Malaga English Cemetery Foundation's two-year collaboration agreement with the Unicaja Foundation will help the historical graveyard overcome its current financial dilemma.
SUR in English spoke to the foundation's president, former British Cons
Fuengirola town hall has installed an adapted bathing area for senior citizens on the Playa San Francisco, the most central stretch of the beach. The facility, which will remain until 30 September, is divided into three sections and offers elements t
Torremolinos town hall held a special commemorative ceremony on Monday to mark the 50th anniversary of the police raids that took place in Pasaje Begoña in June 1971.
Torremolinos town hall condemns homophobic graffiti
The event, which
Torremolinos town hall has condemned the defacing of several of the recently installed posters to highlight the town's new Diversity Matters campaign.
Vandals sprayed homophobic graffiti on some of the installations in the centre of Torremolinos l
Students from the International Theatre School (ITS), a British-run dance academy in Las Lagunas, have placed first in three sections of the National Dance Competition held in Tarragona last week. The students, between the ages of ten and 17, qualifi
In a bid to make Alhaurín el Grande a serious cultural hub, a group of talented British, Spanish and German artists will launch an exciting new art gallery that will host a permanent collection of works by the late German sculptor, Gunter - along wit
A new online live stream has been launched to bring Mijas into people's homes. The idea was the brainchild of Bill Anderson, a local opposition councillor in Mijas, who intends to keep locals informed about what is happening in the municipality. Alon
Benalmádena town hall has begun to improve access to the Roman site of Los Molinillos with a project that will include the construction of an visitor centre.
The archaeological site, located on the Avenida Antonio Machado main seafront road, was u
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, while others have created their names here on the coast.
Pianist, composer and song writer Paul Maxwe
Continuing with its Festival of Legends cycle, the Las Lagunas Theatre in Mijas Costa will host a tribute concert to Pink Floyd on Saturday 26 June. The show will be performed by From the Wall, a six-piece band who reproduce the distinguished sound a
Benalmádena is preparing for the 14th edition of the Feria de Plantas de Coleccíon (rare plant fair) which will be held in La Paloma Park between 25 and 27 June. The show, which focuses on the promotion of little-known plants, attracts serious collec
Father Louis Darrant, the priest at St George's Church in Malaga, is one of the new faces behind the Diversity Matters campaign, an initiative set up by Torremolinos town hall to promote the importance of inclusivity.
The campaign was launched dur
Project Music will host its first classical music and fine dining event since the lockdown at the D Wine restaurant in Marbella on Tuesday 8 June.
Featuring young cello duo Alejandro Blanco García and Juan Carlos Toribio, the concert will offer a m
Malaga is gearing up for a series of free music concerts to kick-start the summer Terral Festival, which is held in the Cervantes Theatre in July.
Terral en tu Zona will present more than a dozen performances in various locations around the city th
Manuel Laureano Rodríguez Sánchez, one of the icons of Spanish bullfighting, was born in Cordoba on 4 June 1917.
Better known as Manolete, 'the greatest bullfighter of all time', he rose to prominence shortly after the Spanish Civil War. His innov
Filming has begun on a new film titled Torremolinos Siempre, a production that will be broadcast to promote the town's history through stories of the present.
The film, which features a cameo role by Mayor José Ortiz, is being shot on location by M
La Cala de Mijas Lions Club will host its Summer Party event at the Club Miraflores in Mijas on Sunday 20 June. The event, which will raise funds and awareness for dementia and Alzheimer's, will begin at midday and will offer an afternoon of live ent
The Marenostrum cycle of summer concerts in Fuengirola starts on Friday 4 June with a concert by Lebanese electric-violinist Ara Malikian. The 52-year-old musician will make his second appearance on the coveted stage in the grounds of Sohail Castle,
Supporters of the Cudeca Foundation from all over the province of Malaga came together on Sunday to participate in the hospice charity's annual walkathon fundraising event.
In order to avoid the spread of the coronavirus, a virtual initiative unde
Torremolinos town hall has announced that Pride 2021 will be marked between 3 and 6 June.
This year's edition will not offer a street parade or any concerts to avoid the spread of coronavirus: instead, the town will acknowledge the occasion by rais
Torremolinos will kick off its summer season of cultural activity with a series of flamenco concerts in the bullring next month.
The programme will kick off on Friday 11 June with young flamenco singer Juanlu Montoya, a performer who is currently m
The Teatro Las Lagunas in Mijas Costa will continue its Festival of Legends cycle on Saturday 29 May with a show dedicated to the music of two of the biggest-selling bands of all time.
The night will get going with Queen of Magic, a Malaga band th
Even though members of TAPAS have not been active as a choir since the pandemic struck last year, they have been busy fundraising.
During two presentations last week, the amateur choir donated 500 euros to cancer group Un Sí Por La Vida and to the
The Cudeca Foundation is gearing up for this year's on-line WalkaHome fundraising event, which will take place on Sunday 23 May.
The virtual initiative will be repeated again this year to replace the annual seafront Walkathon in order to avoid the
The Cazbah Live Lounge in Mijas Costa has organised a weekend of concerts to kick off its summer season. Following months of uncertainty due to restrictions enforced to combat the pandemic, the popular live music venue has announced that it will reop
A charity tribute concert to support people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) will take place in the municipal auditorium in Benalmádena on Sunday 30 May.
Organised by the Fundación Autismo Sur and celebrated Argentinian musician Federico Asan,
After several months of renovation work, Torremolinos council has unveiled the new, improved Isabel Manoja garden, located in the centre of the town. The project included cleaning and pruning, the addition of more than 2,500 plants, the renovation of
More than 550 people along the Costa del Sol and in Gibraltar took part in last Saturday's Darkness into Light (DiL) walk, a global initiative aimed at highlighting awareness of suicide prevention. The local walkers also raised funds for the Afesol m
A unique tribute show presenting the music of one of the most revolutionary and influential artists in the history of music will be held at the Las Lagunas theatre in La Cala de Mijas on Friday 14 May.
The Elton John Experience is a journey throug
Lovers of traditional country, Delta and Chicago blues will enjoy a concert by The Blues Stompers Jump Review, the coast's most celebrated blues outfit. The gig, which is free, will take place at the Bonnet Bar in Fuengirola port on Sunday 23 May.
A British expat with an ardent passion for history has published an English-language book about the history of Fuengirola, the town where he has lived for the past 20 years. The book, which was presented at the Salón Varietés Theatre last Saturday, i
La Cala de Mijas Lions Club recognised the hard work of two of its long-serving members during a special presentation in Mijas last week. Membership secretary Rosemary Brabrook, who has been a Lion for 16 years, was presented with the coveted Gold Pi
The Salón Varietés theatre has announced that it hopes to reopen its doors in September.
In December 2020, a new fundraising committee was formed to support the theatre in raising 30,000 euros to maintain the building throughout the pandemic.
Specsavers Ópticas Marbella continued its charitable campaign last month by donating 100 hot meals to the vulnerable.
Working together with Restaurante Sofia in San Pedro, the opticians was able to provide meals containing fresh and healthy produce
Popular Costa duo The Soul Brothers have invited the public to participate in the recording of a new promotional video at a concert that will take place in the 90 Mile Bar in Villacana, Estepona, tomorrow (Saturday).
The musicians will perform thre
Thanks to a recent financial donation, Soroptimist International Costa del Sol will be able to continue with its weekly delivery of fresh fruit, vegetables and eggs to the municipal foodbank for at least another six months.
The donation was receive
Torremolinos town hall has launched a project to transform the fairground into an year-round space for leisure, gastronomy and culture. The initiative is intended to attract visitors to the area in a bid to boost economic activity.
Four currently c
After moving back into its old premises in Fuengirola, Lux Mundi has sent out a desperate appeal for volunteers and financial assistance to continue to offer a meeting point where unity is promoted by means of helping others. Like many charities alon
The music of the King of Rock and Roll and the undisputed King of Pop will be reproduced during the Festival of Legends, which returns to the Teatro Las Lagunas in Mijas Costa tomorrow (Saturday).
The first part of the show will recreate the energ
The feast of St George is celebrated in numerous countries around the world, including Lithuania, Portugal, Germany and Greece, but it is probably St George's association with England that most people will relate to on 23 April.
The Mijas-based Donkey Dreamland charity and training centre in Mijas Costa is looking forward to the return of a newborn donkey after successfully appealing for funds to help save its life.
The foal was one of two that were born at the sanctuary
Cudeca's second-hand shop in Estepona has moved to larger premises in Calle Adolfo Suárez Figueroa.
The cancer charity has now launched a campaign appealing for volunteers to work in the new shop.
A spokesperson said
Lovers of classic rock music will enjoy a special tribute concert held in the Cazbah Live Lounge in Mijas Costa this Saturday. Performed by Rock of the Ages, the concert will present celebrated hits by some of rock's greatest stadiumbands, including
A fun-filled charity afternoon will be held at the Village Inn, Riviera del Sol, in aid of the Mijas Lions Club Alzheimer's Support Group tomorrow, Saturday 17 April.
Under the banner of Zingo, the "madcap" event will be hosted by two accomplished
The council in Torremolinos has announced that the new market for the 'Sabor a Málaga' local food promotional brand will open its doors to the public at the end of May. The concession for the gourmet market, located in Plaza de la Independencia, has
Torremolinos town hall has announced that this year's edition of the Ruta del Rock is scheduled to take place over two weekends in May. With the coronavirus regulations in mind, the Culture department has invited bars and restaurants that have terrac
Following the success of the first two editions, The Soul Train Tour will stop off again in Fuengirola this year. The third edition of the disco music event will present the hits of Earth, Wind and Fire, and Kool & the Gang - two of the most innovati
Lovers of jazz will enjoy the tenth edition of the Malaga International Jazz Day festival, which will be held in Plaza de la Merced at the end of April.
This year's event will present some of the region's most celebrated musicians on a stage set u
A British artist who has lived in Malaga for more than 30 years unveiled her latest work in Alhaurín El Grande last week. A former newspaper cartoonist and architect, Chandy Haggett is probably one of the most innovative artists living on the Costa d
The spectacular photographs of James Yeadon will be familiar to many people associated with the music scene of the Costa del Sol. The 34-year-old photographer has established his reputation with his incredible ability to tell the story of a musician'
Robert Dodds, a British writer with a passion for all things Spanish, has recently published his latest novel, The Art School Murders.
An Author of historic, crime and children's novels, his latest book is based on the bizarre murder of a professo
Lovers of rhythm and blues will enjoy a concert by Suzette and More at the Metro Black Velvet live music venue in Torremolinos tomorrow (Saturday). The band is fronted by Suzette Moncrief, one of Malaga's most versatile and established singers. Her e
The cultural and entertainment business in the province of Malaga, as with the rest of the world, has suffered severely since the coronavirus pandemic struck in March 2020. The lack of tourists over the past 12 months has added further devastation to
La Casa Amarilla art gallery in Malaga is hosting a new exhibition by Irish artist Ciaran McCoy from tomorrow, Saturday, until Tuesday 6 April. Born in Dublin in 1972, the established architect and artist, who paints under the alter-ego Pigsy, will u
The name of Alan Boardman will be familiar to many residents of the Costa del Sol. The 64-year-old Mancunian has been involved with several associations and charity platforms since arriving in Mijas in 2004. He has also helped raise thousands of euro
On 19 March 1812, the Political Constitution of the Spanish Monarchy was founded in the Oratory San Felipe Neri in Cadiz. Also known as the Constitution of Cadiz, it was ratified by a group of liberals who refused to support the king (Napoleon's brot
Following months of uncertainty due to the coronavirus pandemic, Fuengirola town hall has announced that this year's Marenostrum festival will go ahead in the grounds of Sohail Castle and other locations in the town throughout the summer.
Fans of the 1980s pop and rock music scene will enjoy a special tribute night at the Teatro Las Lagunas in Mijas Costa on Saturday 3 April. Organised as part of Ocio Music's Festival of Legends series, the show will present tributes to Tina Turner an
The Casa de Cultura in Fuengirola is, until Friday 26 March, hosting an exhibition of abstract paintings by Argentinian artist Graciela Valinoti.
Valinoti has lived on the Costa del Sol for many years and has exhibited her colourful works all over
An Álora-based animal charity has come up with an initiative to educate youngsters about the responsibility of caring for pets in an attempt to address the increasing problem of stray cats and dogs in the town.
Founded in July 2020 by animal lover
The Salón Varietés theatre in Fuengirola will present a one-man show based on the life of director and actor Colin Pollard - one of the driving forces behind the Costa's only English-language theatre.
The show, entitled Utter Rubbish - A Nobody's H
The Salón Varietés theatre in Fuengirola has announced that its fundraising drive to get the doors back open currently stands at just under 18,000 euros.
The campaign, Save Our Salon: keep our theatre alive, began last year, after the theatre fell
In its bid to become a serious cultural destination, Torremolinos is promoting a new Ruta del Murales, a route intended to recover its history and heritage through a series of spectacular murals. Prior to the pandemic, the town was focused on its new
The Uvedoble restaurant in Malaga boosted the Cudeca Sunflower Appeal fund this week by donating 1,100 euros raised during a charity drive organised by the establishment's owner.
Guillermo Orellana, known to the locals as Willy, decided to donate
An afternoon of fun and games has been organised by the Simply Surviving charity platform in order to raise funds for Donkey Dreamland, a Mijas-based donkey rescue and educational centre.
The event will be held at the Cerros de Águila restaurant in
Torremolinos town hall has announced that work on a new elevator which will facilitate access from the Parque La Batería to Avenida Carlota Alessandri and the beaches of La Carihuela and Montemar will begin before the start of the summer.
As part of the town hall's new cultural agenda, the Casa de las Navajas in Torremolinos is hosting an exhibition of paintings by two local artists.
Tiempo de Color will present a collection of landscape and abstract works in oil and acrylics, inclu
Foreign residents along the Costa del Sol were saddened by the news of the death of popular British expat Sydney Weldon, the former president of Age Care, who died on Thursday 18 February after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Known to his friends an
Torremolinos town hall has launched an initiative to support younger members of the LGBT community in situations of vulnerability and social exclusion.
The project, carried out with the assistance of Inserta Andalucía and financed by the Junta de
Archaeologists in Cártama have unearthed another Roman mosaic in Calle Feijóo, one of five streets in the town centre where excavation work is taking place. The discovery is the fifth mosaic to be documented in the project so far, following sections
A decree instigated by Spanish economist and politician Juan Álvarez Mendizábal, which resulted in the expropriation of Spanish monastic properties, came into force on 19 February 1836.
Known as the Ecclesiastical Confiscation (La Desamortización),
An afternoon of live music and entertainment will be held in the Millenium Cocktail Bar in Calahonda in order to raise funds for local food banks and people suffering from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Festival of Music Charity After
The Welsh Society Costa del Sol is hosting an online concert to celebrate the Feast of St David, the patron saint of Wales.
The organisation, which has hosted the annual festivities in Benalmádena for the past ten years, will use the occasion to ra
A British resident who has lived in Arroyo de la Miel for almost 40 years celebrated her 100th birthday last week. Described by her friends as a "cheerful and sociable person", Ivy Rhodes is an active member of several foreign clubs in Benalmádena, i
Torremolinos has become one of the towns on the Costa del Sol with the most nationalities among its inhabitants.
The municipal 'padrón' census shows that since 2015, the resort has steadlily increased its number of residents from 67,585, of 114 di
In a bid to improve services on its beaches, Fuengirola town hall has installed another three self-cleaning toilets along the town's promenade. The toilets, which are accessible to people with reduced mobility, are automatically cleaned after use.
A Benalmádena-based British resident has launched a challenging task to raise funds for Age Concern Fuengirola/ Mijas/ Benalmádena by endeavouring to walk 2021 miles over the course of this year.
Ed Franklin, 61, began his challenge in January and
A fundraising golf tournament has been organised to raise money for the struggling Salón Varietés Theatre in Fuengirola, which is experiencing severe financial complications caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The fun tournament is open to all and
An exhibition of drawings and paintings by Argentinian artist Luz Ortiz de Rosa is currently on show at the Casa de Cultura in Fuengirola.
Cuerdas de Viento con Máscaras is inspired by the artist's family, especially her five children, who are the
Benalmádena town hall has passed a motion banning the use of fireworks on the streets of the town outside of traditional festivities.
The new law was unanimously accepted following requests from several local animal associations and the Benalmádena
Fuengirola town hall has unveiled numerous archaeological remains found in the ancient Roman village of Finca del Secretario. The 15 items, which include the renovated statue of La Venus de Fuengirola, are now on display in the visitor's centre locat
Valerie Williams has led an interesting life and she has travelled the world and enjoyed the beauty of such countries as India, Nepal, Egypt, Turkey, Morocco and Iceland to name a few. A former hotelier, Val moved to Mijas in 1985, and since then, sh
A series of sponsored walks are being organised to help raise money for the struggling Salón Varietés theatre in Fuengirola.
The initiative, Save the Salon Hike, was originally due to be held in just Benalmádena, but due to the closure of municipal
The Casa de las Navajas in Torremolinos is hosting a new exhibition of photographs and artwork by Malaga artist Fran Doblas.
Under the banner of Escape Inwards, the exhibition was initiated during the lockdown, when she invited friends and colleagu
Estepona town hall boosted the Cudeca Sunflower Effect campaign last week with a donation of 6,339 euros. The money was raised last year at a charity concert in the municipal auditorium given by popular flamenco singer Miguel Poveda.
Mayor José Ma
The name Steve Nelson will probably be familiar to those involved in the entertainment and music scene on the Costa del Sol. Steve has worked with numerous artists since arriving in 1982, and now many of them have come together to support the 67-year
Lorenzo Zabala Suinaga, creator of the Motobic moped that was popular during the 1950s and '60s, was released after being held captive for four days by Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) on 22 January 1972. A self-made industrialist with a great entrepreneu
The Torremolinos Dance Centre will present an afternoon of ballet at the Príncipe de Asturias Auditorium tomorrow (Saturday).
The show, which begins at midday, will be presented by students of the long-established academy and will offer a programme
Lovers of a traditional-style country hoedown will enjoy Cowboys and Kisses, a show packed with classic country and western music and accompanied by a troupe of dancing cowgirls performing country waltz and line dancing.
Presented by Costa favourit
Storm Filomina played havoc on the Costa del Sol over the weekend and, along with damage and human casualties, many of the area's animal charities were severely affected. Urgent appeals were put out by local organisations requesting help with clean-u
The Salón Varietés Theatre has been presenting amateur theatrical productions in Fuengirola for more than 35 years, and in that time it has become an institution among the English-speaking community.
The devastating effects of the coronavirus pande
La Carihuela Rowing Club organised an initiative to collect toys to be distributed among underprivileged children in Torremolinos on Monday.
The club usually sponsors the arrival of the Three Kings by sea, but this year, because of the pandemic, a
Swedish artist and interior designer Kjell Sporrong has spent his life travelling the world exploring different creative directions. The 58-year-old decided to settle on the Costa del Sol in 2000. After spending 20 years as the driving force behind t
Caring for a loved one who has with dementia or Alzheimer's disease is a stressful and extremely demanding occupation and carers often need assistance to enable them cope with the pressures they face on a daily basis.
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As the old year comes to an end and the stroke of the clock at midnight is eagerly awaited, the people of Spain get ready to participate in the unusual custom of the twelve lucky grapes. This strange ordeal usually takes place in the main plazas of t
Benalmádena. Members of the La Cala Golf Resort presented 2,000 euros to Cudeca last week after holding a series of fundraising events to support the charity's current Sunflower Effect appeal.
The cheque was presented to Susan Hannam by Vice Capta
Enrique Morente, one of the most controversial singers within the world of contemporary flamenco, was born in the Albaicín district of Granada on Christmas Day in 1942. Since called the 'Pope of Flamenco', Morente, father of celebrated singer Estrell
The custom of exchanging the time-honoured Christmas card during the weeks leading to Christmas is a tradition that took off in Britain in the middle of the 19th century. However, like so many customs related to Yuletide, this simple gesture is almos
Malaga. Lovers of jazz will enjoy the modified version of the Malaga Jazz Festival, which will take place at various outdoor locations in Malaga from Saturday 19 until Sunday 27 December.
The line-up of artists includes some of genre's most formida
The Andalusian Rescue Centre for Horses (ARCH) is holding an open day at its refuge centre in Alhaurín El Grande on Sunday 20 December.
The event, which will begin at 9am and continue until 4.30pm, will offer visitors the chance to meet the horses,
The Cudeca Foundation is appealing to the public to support its latest online campaign to raise the 185,000 euros needed to finance a home-care team.
Under the banner of Join the Sunflower Effect, the cancer charity is hoping to raise the funds by
The Salón Varietés theatre in Fuengirola has made a desperate appeal for help to raise funds to save the amateur theatre from permanently shutting its doors due to financial difficulties caused by the pandemic.
The theatre, which marked its 35th an
Animal Care España (ACE) marked its 21st anniversary recently but, instead of celebrating, the charity made a desperate appeal for help and financial support.
Due to restrictions enforced to combat the spread of coronavirus, the animal refuge centr
Age Concern Fuengirola/Mijas/Benalmádena is gearing up for its annual festive fundraising campaign, which will get going in La Cala de Mijas throughout December.
The charity will set up an informative table outside Mijas town hall every Wednesday a
New Year's Eve will be celebrated in style with a night of live entertainment at the La Sierra Restaurant (Cerrado de Águila Golf and Resort) in Mijas on Thursday 31 December. The party will include several of the coast's top bands and entertainers,
Several town halls in the Guadalhorce valley area have backed a motion to request the return of the regular daily train service of the C2 commuter line between Malaga and Álora.
The motion, supported by the mayors of Cártama, Pizarra and Álora, cal
The British Council is an organisation specialising in international cultural and educational opportunities that promotes a wider knowledge of the United Kingdom and the English language. The institute has branches in more then 100 countries, and thi
At around five minutes past midnight on 27 November 1983, a Colombian Avianca Airlines jumbo jet crashed only minutes before it was scheduled to land at Madrid's Barajas airport. Avianca Flight 011 remains the second deadliest aviation accident in Sp
Malaga-based Irish artist Pigsy (Ciaran McCoy) will host an online exhibition of his work from 28 November until 12 December. The artist, renowned for his large colourful paintings, will exhibit the body of work he has produced since arriving in Mala
Credited as being the grandfather of tourism on the Costa del Sol, George Langworthy's amazing story has been etched into the history of Torremolinos. Although several authors have focused on the former dragoon who set up home in a secluded corner of
Cártama town hall has launched its ninth Christmas Toy Campaign, an initiative that helps families in danger of social exclusion during the festive season. The campaign, which finances Christmas presents for vulnerable children in Cártama, was launch
Due to the new restrictions introduced by the regional government to combat the spread of the coronavirus, the Salón Varietés theatre in Fuengirola has announced that it has been forced to reschedule, or postpone, all of its planned performances for
A Belgian couple who have dedicated the last 20 years to helping stray and abandoned dogs in Spain are appealing for help to find a new property after being told they must leave their current premises this week.
Vera and Bert Wesenbeek, founders of
More than 30 of the Costa del Sol's top musicians and singers will participate in the Salón Benefit Festival, which will be held at the Salón Varietés Theatre between Wednesday 11 and Sunday 15 November. The five-night musical extravaganza has been o
A special Remembrance Day service will be held at St George's Anglican Church in Malaga on Sunday 8 November. The service, which will be held at 11am, will be followed by the laying of a wreath on the war graves in the church cemetery.
Tribute acts to two of the biggest icons in music history come to the Salón Varietés Theatre in Fuengirola this weekend. Two Legends: One Stage features Gary Goodmaze and Michelle Daniels as Freddie Mercury and Cher, respectively, in an explosive min
Lovers of opera music will enjoy the annual Lyrical Concert for Cudeca which will take place at the Teatro Ciudad de Marbella on Friday 27 November at 9pm. The fundraising event will present a repertoire of Spanish zarzuela and opera, performed by so
Miguel Hernández Gilabert, the republican playwright and poet who received considerable fame during the late 1930s and early '40s, was born in Valencia on 30 October 1910.
Raised in a poverty-stricken environment, Hernández was associated with the
Project Music will host a special concert dinner night at the D-Wine Restaurant in San Pedro on Thursday 28 October.
The concert will feature award-winning Japanese violinist Lamaya, a musician celebrated for her unique artistic range. The performa
Father Louis Darrant from St George's Church in Malaga is preparing to lead a group of pilgrims on the Caminito del Rey on Saturday 7 November. The theme of the day is 'Friends above and friends below', which the priest hopes will give the pilgrims t
The Cazbah Live Lounge in La Cala de Mijas has lined up a series of music events to take place through October. The popular music venue reopens its doors this weekend with concerts by two of the coast's most popular bands.
The music will get going
The Gallery Art Club in Fuengirola will host the latest exhibition by the Costa del Arte Collective from Friday 30 October until Tuesday 17 November.
The group is made up of five female artists from Germany, the Netherlands and the UK, and their ex
Benalmádena town hall has announced an initiative to plant 250 trees as part of its development of the new ibn al-Baytar Park.
The trees, which include pine, ash, cork oak, white and black poplar and mulberry, are part of the first stage of the new
October 12th, Día de la Hispanidad or Hispanic Day, is a national holiday in Spain that commemorates the exact date when Christopher Columbus first set foot in the Americas in 1492.
Also known as Columbus Day or 'Día del Descubrimiento', Hispanic
Swedish artist Kjell Sporrong is to launch an exhibition of his abstract art in La Casa de Las Tejerinas in Plaza de Las Flores, Estepona, this evening (Friday).
Born in Stockholm in 1962, Kjell has spent his life exploring different creative direc
More than 40 proprietors and staff of the bars and restaurants located in Fuengirola port held a protest against the town hall on Sunday evening.
The group, which has set up the Fuengirola Port Matters platform, is disappointed at the town hall's l
The Andalucía Performing Arts Society (TAPAS) raised 500 euros during its fashion show held in Alhaurín el Grande last weekend. More than 80 outfits were showcased by 11 models and then sold to raise funds for local charities.
This year's benefici
During a special ceremony to mark the 32nd Día de la Autonomia de Torremolinos (to celebrate the town's split from the municipality of Malaga), the prestigious Medalla de Honor (medal of honour) was awarded to local health workers as a "symbol of res
Benalmádena town hall has given the green light to a proposal to turn the Cortijo de la Comba in Arroyo de la Miel into a new arts and cultural centre. The initiative, which was proposed by the local cultural sector, was passed during a recent counci
The Salon Varietés Theatre in Fuengirola will celebrate its grand reopening on Friday 9 October with Cowboys and Kisses, a night of country and western classics. Presented by Costa favourites Johnny G and Melissa Carver, the show presents the best of
Opus Dei, one of the most controversial institutions of the Catholic Church, was founded in Madrid by Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer y Albás on October 2 1928. At the time, Josemaría was a 26-year-old Spanish Roman Catholic priest who is said to have
The Phoenix Singers, the Costa del Sol's most recently formed choir, is currently holding auditions for a series of live shows to raise funds for local charitable organisations. The choir is based in the Coín area and was formed last year by jazz ent
Cártama town hall has launched a series of autumn hiking trails under the banner of Cártama en Ruta, four routes that will pass through some of the most representative natural areas of Andalucía. Those with a passion for hiking will be able to enjoy
The Coyote Saloon In Las Lagunas is leading the way with the reactivation of the live music scene on the Costa del Sol. The popular American theme venue and bowling alley has announced a series of concerts that will take place every Friday and Saturd
The Virgen del Carmen municipal swimming pool in Torremolinos reopened last week after undergoing extensive reformation work.
Following years of delays, the work, which began in January and cost 138,000 euros, included the installation of a new roo
Torremolinos town hall has announced rescheduled dates for several live music concerts that were postponed last month because of the coronavirus restrictions decreed by the Junta de Andalucía. The series of rock, blues, soul and folk concerts under t
Fuengirola. A group of expats who own businesses in the port in Fuengirola held a meeting on Wednesday to discuss the current crisis they are facing regarding the fall in trade caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The group, which has set up a Facebook p
The Age Concern charity shop in Los Boliches has been closed for more than a week because one of the organisation's volunteers tested positive for coronavirus.
The charity acted immediately and the committee decided that the best course of action
Vegetarians and vegans will enjoy the latest gastronomic initiative launched by Torremolinos town hall. Ruta del Tapa Vegana will be held in a selection of the town's restaurants and bars on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September. This is the first edit
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Torremolinos town hall has reversed its decision concerning the recent cancellation of all planned live entertainment and cultural activity, with a small-scale agenda now devised for September, albeit not including live music events.
Live music fans will enjoy a night of soul, funk and disco next week, when Malaga's popular Free Soul Band take to the stage at the Coyote Bowling Saloon in Mijas.
The band have been together for more than 20 years and in that time, they have buil
On 4 September 1936, Spanish politician and trade unionist Francisco Largo Caballero was designated the 134th Prime Minister of Spain. He also became Minister of War, and just a few months into the Spanish Civil War, he spearheaded a campaign to main
The iconic Byblos Hotel in Mijas Costa is set to reopen its doors to guests in 2022 after being brought by the Hyatt Hotels Corporation.
The property, which has been closed since 2010, will be managed by Marugal Hotel Management and will join The U
David Long came to live in Spain in 1994 and he has since become known for his charitable nature and for his determination to help English-speaking senior citizens who live on the Costa del Sol. Born and reared in Dublin, David was one of the foundin
The Salón Varietés Theatre in Fuengirola has announced that the theatre will not now reopen in September as planned. Theatre organisers had intended to kick off the new post-lockdown season with four Prince tribute concerts beginning on 3 September.
The four finalists of the fortieth edition of the Concurso de Cante Flamenco Mirando a la Torre will come together to participate in the coveted flamenco singing competition in Alhaurín de la Torre on Saturday (tomorrow).
The event, which will take
Mayor of Torremolinos José Ortiz and councillor for Infrastructure Maribel Baeza held a meeting with the residents of La Cañada de los Cardos and Las Velas last week to reiterate the council's promise to initiate the long-awaited redevelopment of the
Like all churches throughout Spain, St George's Church in Malaga is beginning to emerge from lockdown and is welcoming back its congregation.
The Anglican church has also recently welcomed its new priest, Father Louis Darrant. The 43-year-old pries
The Andalucía Performing Arts Society (TAPAS) has announced its plans to host series of post-lockdown fundraising events over the coming months. Like all associations, societies and charities along the coast, raising funds has been particularly hard
Valparaiso, one of the coast's longest-serving, and most popular restaurants has been put on the market after more than 35 years of business.
A favourite among the local expat community, the restaurant has not reopened its doors since the lockdown
The Salon Varietés Theatre in Fuengirola is to host a tribute show to one of the most flamboyant pop stars in the history of modern music. The Purple Revolution is a live stage show and musical tribute to the life, showmanship and the pure musical ge
Ultra-runner Jennifer Lewinski has recently completed a gruelling challenge in order to raise funds for AEFAT, a non-profit association that is made up of families and friends of patients with ataxia telangiectasia (AT).
Despite the intense heat, t
Lux Mundi has announced that, due to financial complications, the association is unable to continue to maintain its ecumenical centre in Fuengirola. The centre in Calle Nueva will cease to function from 1 September, when the charity will move to a sm
Malaga. Some of Andalucía's most revered singers, dancers and guitarists will perform at the forty-first edition of the Ciudad de Malaga Flamenco Festival in the Malagueta bullring this weekend. The two-day festival starts at 9pm tonight (Friday) wit
On Wednesday 7 August 1996, 87 holidaymakers were killed and nearly 200 injured when a torrent of mud and rock engulfed a crowded family campsite near the town of Biescas in northern Spain. Remnants of the Las Nieves campsite were strewn for miles as
The local town hall in Benalmádena has announced plans to turn the derelict Los Pintores Hotel complex into landscaped gardens and green areas.
The complex, in Benalmádena Costa, which incorporates the Velázquez, Greco and Goya hotels, is current
La Cala de Mijas Lions Club has launched the association's first Alzheimer's and Dementia Support Group. The support group was formed because the Lions realised there was a great demand for a service to help English-speaking expats living in the Mala
Katie O'Neill came to live on the Costa del Sol 15 years ago. She soon discovered the Cudeca Foundation and began working as a volunteer. Today, Katie is the coordinator of Cudeca's 23 shops and outlets and, as she explains to SUR in English, she is
A former barrister who now lives in Spain has recently published his first novel, Tilting at Windmills: a Spanish Year Chasing a Novel Dream.
Henry Murphy came to live in Spain in 2014 and, like the main character in his new novel, he has always ha
Mayor of Torremolinos José Ortiz and councillor for Culture David Tejeiro attended the unveiling of a new plaque at the Hotel Castillo Santa Clara in honour of Margaret Horn Taylor.
A pioneer of tourism on the Costa del Sol, Mrs Beautell, as she wa
The Social Welfare department of Torremolinos town hall has distributed 5,000 face masks to underprivileged families and those in vulnerable situations.
The scheme was introduced in response to the latest decrees set out by the Junta de Andalucía r
Torremolinos town hall has announced the opening of a new Tourist Information and Visitor Centre.
The three-storey building due to open in January will replace the central office in Plaza de Andalucía, which will close at the end of July.
Torremolinos town hall has announced that the municipal debt generated by the previous PP administration led by former mayor Pedro Fernández Montes has been reduced by 35 per cent in the last five years, lowering the figure from 197 million to 128 mi
Authentic stomping blues from Memphis, Delta, Chicago and Detroit will be on offer at the Coyote Bowling Saloon in Las Lagunas, Mijas, today, Friday.
The popular live music venue will continue its summer schedule with a concert by The Blues Stomper
Flamenco enthusiasts can enjoy a free concert by the popular local trio, Chanela, which takes place in Torremolinos today, Friday.
Chanela consists of three celebrated flamenco musicians: Antonio Soto, one of the most respected guitarists in Andalu
An up-and-coming child actor from Malaga has recently fulfilled his dream of securing a role in a major web-television series. The Netflix production, Warrior Nun, is based on the comic book character Warrior Nun Areala and focuses on an orphaned tee
Andalusians, stand up and demand land and freedom for a free Andalucía, Spain and mankind, claims the song Bandera Blanca y Verde. The Green and White Flag, which is the official anthem of Andalucía, was performed for the first time during a concert
The Mijas Blues Festival returns to the open-air auditorium in Mijas Pueblo tomorrow (Saturday), and this year's event will present three of the most-celebrated blues performers on the Costa del Sol.
The star attraction will be Richard Ray Farrell
The Mijas Tourism Department has teamed up with Big M Promotions once again to host the second edition of the Celtic Festival, an event that presents live music and entertainment, along with a themed market.
The festival will focus on modern and t
The Federación Andaluz de Bolos (FAB), the governing body for all lawn bowls related sports in Andalucía, has announced that it will resume play this year after more than three months in lockdown. Lawn bowls clubs along the Costa del Sol have slowly
Fans of the 1970s dance music scene will enjoy a special tribute night at The Hall live music venue in Malaga on Saturday 1 August. The venue, which is situated close to the María Zambrano train station, will continue its new summer season with a con
After announcing the cancellation of all large-format events this summer, the cultural department of Torremolinos town hall has presented a scaled-down summer calendar of events under the banner of 'Tenemos Talento' (We Have Talent).
The Amber Plaza Club in La Carihuela, Torremolinos, will host The Festival of Legends on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 July. The live music and celebration venue - situated opposite the Hotel Pez Espada - will kick off its summer series of live music event
Torremolinos town hall has announced the cancellation of almost all of the large-scale events planned for July, August and September. Suspended events include San Juan, the Festival of Santa María del Mar, the Latin Music Festival, the open-air summe
Live music is set to return to the Cortijo de Torres municipal auditorium in Malaga next month. A series of rock, pop and flamenco concerts have been organised to take place from July to September. With a limited capacity of 800 people, Málaga Gira w
Organisers of the Starlite Festival have announced that its ninth edition will go ahead this year.
Following months of uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic, a shortened version of the festival, billed as 'The most important boutique festi
Some of the Costa del Sol's charity shops and outlets reopened their doors after Phase Two of lockdown easing came into force on 25 May. Other organisations decided to wait a little longer, even though their shops are their main source of income. Sel
The much-loved Salon Varietés Theatre in Fuengirola is celebrating 35 years of serving the artistic community of the Costa del Sol. The English-speaking theatre, the only one of its kind in Spain, was founded by a group of like-minded British residen
Lovers of rock music will once more be able to enjoy live music sessions at The Coyote Bowling Saloon in Las Lagunas de Mijas from this weekend.
The venue will reopen with a free concert featuring Sound Friction, one of Malaga's most popular cover
Benalmádena-based British author with a passion for Andalucía has recently published her debut novel. The flamenco-theme love story, published in both English and Spanish, is set in Andalucía, London, Los Angeles and New York and focuses on the ethic
Baroque artist Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez is considered the most influential figure in the history of Spanish portraiture. Although some confusion surrounds the date of his birth, it is of common belief that he was born in Seville on 5 June
Officers from the Surrey Constabulary have begun investigating a 27-year-old missing persons case involving a Benalmádena-based British bar owner. After the missing woman's nephew produced what he believes might be fresh evidence, the police decided
As Malaga and the Costa del Sol looks forward to entering phase two of the lockdown on Monday, there is an optimistic feeling that life will slowly return to some sort of normality. This is a time of year when many town halls are preparing for their
In order to kick start its 2020-21 season, the Salon Varietés theatre in Fuengirola is to host a new initiative called Famous for 15 Minutes, a festival that will focus on short plays, or playlets, as they are known in the theatrical world.
The CYD Santa María Association and Refuge is appealing for funds in order to continue offering help and sanctuary to the 200 animals currently in its care.
The organisation, which is run by Virginia and Concordia, two sisters united in their love
Thousands of employees who were laid off from work because of restrictions enforced by the coronavirus pandemic have claimed that they have suffered financially because they had not been working on the correct employment contracts. Many full-time emp
Fans of the music of the 1960s and 70s will enjoy an online lockdown concert staged by one of the Costa del Sol's most popular vocal groups. A Tribute to The Jersey Boys is a show dedicated to the incredible story of the rise to fame of one of the mo
A kind-hearted Torremolinos bar owner has started to offer free food to those who are struggling to survive during the coronavirus crisis.
Cafetería Princesas, in Plaza Andalucía, is offering a complimentary hot meal between 6pm and 7.30pm every d
After nine months of extensive infrastructure work, the Torremolinos Cercanías station has entered phase two of its renovation project. In order to progress with the work, platform two has now been closed, so passengers for Malaga and Fuengirola must
The British Benevolent Fund (BBF), which has been providing financial assistance to UK citizens in Spain since 1933, has launched an emergency appeal to raise funds to deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
The charity announced that th
On the night of 15 May 1793, a farm labourer with no formal scientific education made Spanish aviation history with an invention that was purely the result of his own ingenuity, skill and courage. Although his achievements were often overlooked, toda
Phrases like "we are all in this together" have now become a rallying call for many charities and support organisations along the coast. Age Concern Fuengirola, Mijas and Benalmádena is one charity that is responding to this call every week, working
A local opera singer is using her vocal talents to raise money for the Estepona/Manilva branch of Age Concern.
Originally from New Zealand, Clarice Williams has lived in Estepona since 2016, but prior to this has performed on stages all over the wo
Multitalented Welsh national Cath John has earned a reputation as being one of the most popular and considerate expats in Benalmádena. As well as being known to many as the face behind the bar of one of the oldest Welsh pubs in Benalmádena, Cath is a
Benalmádena town hall has strengthened its guarantee to supply basic needs to families at risk during the coronavirus crisis by signing an agreement with the Benalmádena branch of the Red Cross. The town hall initiated a 60,000 euro grant to provide
Torremolinos town hall has launched an initiative to provide all schoolchildren in the town with masks in a bid to control the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
The project was announced by councillor of Citizen Participation, Josefina Serdio,
The Culture and Foreign Residents departments of Torremolinos town hall have launched several new initiatives for both Spanish and English-speaking residents to participate in to help relieve the boredom of the lockdown. The council's cultural progra
The Cudeca Foundation is following suit with other charities and support groups by endeavouring to continue its fundraising events online.
The cancer charity was due to host the annual Walkathon later this month, but due to the restrictions enforc
As part of its 'Salon in your Salon' initiative, The Salon Varietés Theatre in Fuengirola will present a special online show of live music on Friday 24 April (today).
Aimed at relieving the boredom of the lockdown, the marathon eight-hour concert t
The tourism department of Torremolinos town hall has launched a new online initiative to highlight the typical gastronomy of the town's restaurants, beach bars, pastry shops and bakeries.
The scheme (#CocinamosEnCasaCon) is designed to promote loca
Many local charities have experienced problems raising sufficient funds to stay afloat during the current state of alarm, so alternative measures are now being sought. The Antequera-based Asociación Girasol, a palliative care charity dedicated to sup
The U3A Costa del Sol Fuengirola is the latest association to turn to social media in order to continue offering a service to its members during the current state of alarm. The association is run by group leaders who usually offer their knowledge and
Born in Malaga on 10 April 1908, Miguel Frías de Molina, artistically known as Miguel de Molina, was a Spanish 'copla' singer and actor who made his name in the 'tablaos' (flamenco clubs) and theatres of Madrid during the early 1930s. His big break c
The residents of Calle Nardos in Fuengirola had an extra special reason to cheer and applaud from their gardens and balconies last week, because the oldest residents in the street were celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.
The neighbours all
"When you have been raised among a family of gospel singers, the calling to create your own music speaks loudly to your soul," claims up-and-coming pop artist Wendy Halo. This calling is what convinced the British singer/songwriter to quit her corpor
The Spain South district of the Royal British Legion has recently issued guidelines and information to help its members cope during the current state of alarm.
Royal British Legion website. www.counties.britishlegion.org.uk/counties/spa
Animal Care España (ACE) has made an urgent appeal for donations in order to help run its two refuge centres during the coronavirus crisis. The shelters in La Cala de Mijas and Algeciras have been struggling to cope without the usual support from vol
The Torremolinos tourism department has launched a campaign in a bid to draw visitors back after the state of alarm has been lifted.
Under the banner of #NosVemosPronto (see you soon), a new promotional video focuses on the town's main assets, inc
While most of the Costa del Sol's volunteer-run charities have suspended their usual services and closed shops and drop-in centres because of the state of alarm, others are working against the clock to look after those who are at high risk of contrac
With the lockdown now extended across Spain, many of the Costa del Sol's volunteer-run charities that cater for older English-speaking citizens are continuing to increase the services for those considered most vulnerable.
Age Care and Age Concern h
Due to the fact that the lockdown is confining everyone to their homes and all events and concerts have been cancelled, artistes and musicians are now turning to social media to stage interactive shows and events.
Facebook will be the stage for an
The current lockdown enforced by the Spanish government in an attempt to contain the spread of the coronavirus has left almost the entire population confined to their homes. Many believe that the isolation period will definitely be extended and they
People all over Spain are adjusting to the state of alarm that came into force last weekend, a decree that has forced the country into lockdown in an effort to contain the coronavirus (Covid-19). By Monday, the streets and public areas of the Costa d
Honouring the religious and cultural heritage of St Patrick is something that Father Gerard Daly has encouraged since first being ordained as a Catholic priest.
Father Gerard is the English-speaking minister at the Church of the Immaculate Concept
Irish communities along the coast have been preparing for four days of celebrations in honour of Ireland's patron, St Patrick. However, some of the official events have been cancelled amid fears concerning the coronavirus (Covid-19). The two biggest
Some of the coast's top entertainers will join forces next month to raise money for the fundraising initiative Less Oxygen More Lives, and also for sufferers of motor neuron disease.
Organised by Steve Hughes (One Wish Steve) and his wife Sandie, t
ABritish military operation targeted at preventing a planned car bomb attack in Gibraltar was intercepted by undercover members of the Special Airforce Services (SAS) on Sunday 6 March 1988. Three members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA), Sean Sava
Animal Care España (ACE) is hosting its annual spring fundraising gala dinner at the Restaurante Dominique's on the Paseo Marítimo in Los Boliches, on Friday 20 March at 7pm.
The event, which will present live entertainment from vocal duo Lucy & Ol
A British-owned craft gin company has scooped two awards at the recent World Gin Awards in London.
Run by husband and wife team Chris and Carolina Tunmore, Hayes Gin won the prestigious Gold Award for its London Dry Gin. The couple, both avid gin
The UK's top Simply Red tribute is coming to Benalmádena on Saturday 7 March. Held in the Moonlight Show Bar at the Sunset Beach Club Hotel, the show features amazing sound-alike Red Mick, who will perform many of Simply Red's greatest hits, includin
Some of Malaga's top flamenco performers will come together in Torremolinos on Friday for a traditional Andalucía Day fiesta.
Held in the Peña Amigos del Arte Flamenco (situated on the fairground), the proceedings will begin at 2pm, when a typical
Parents' associations from several schools in Mijas have come together to organise a march to raise awareness of the growing problem of overcrowding in their schools. The action was organised after a letter was sent out by AMPA El Torreón, the parent
The Welsh Society of the Costa del Sol is preparing to celebrate the feast of Saint David with a fundraising event at CJ's Bar in Benalmádena on 1 March.
As usual, the Saint David's Day party, which will begin at 2pm, will include live performance
Local poet and children's author Marcos Antonio López has recently published a book of poetry and short stories about Benalmádena. Known as 'El Escritor de Benalmádena' (the writer of Benalmádena), the author's latest work, Benalmádena from my Heart,
The celebrated Sinoidal Ensemble saxophone quartet will play two concerts on the Costa del Sol later this month. Organised by Marbella-based Project Music, the classical music events will take place in the D-Wine restaurant in Marbella on Wednesday 2
A local expat author has released the eagerly awaited final book in the Zambia Trilogy of her Africa series. Much More Into Africa continues the light-hearted look at the life of Ann Patras and her family after they left their fhome in Burton upon Tr
The Great Aerobatic Circus of China will stop in Torremolinos for a one-off performance at the Auditorium Príncipe de Asturias on Friday 14 February. The award-winning circus will present Dream Trip, a heart-stopping show of Chinese circus tradition
The fourth edition of the Gala Drag Queen del Carnival Gay will be held in Torremolinos on Saturday 15 February from 8pm. This colourful event is organised by the ACOGAT, gay business owners' association of Torremolinos, and the cultural department o
The multi-talented British television presenter and stand-up comedian Bill Bailey is bringing his Larks in Transit show to Torremolinos in March. Bailey is currently touring Europe with the show, which is described as "a compendium of travellers' tal
Pioneering civil engineer and pilot Juan de la Cierva y Codorniu made aeronautical history on 31 January 1922 when he made the first flight in an autogiro. The event took place at the Getafe Air Base (Madrid), one of Spain's oldest military airbases.
The Rotary Club Mijas International is appealing to local dentists and dental technicians to assist with its initiative to supply free treatment to the homeless.
This is the second year the Rotary Club has organised the project, which began after
A new hiking group called Walking with Guiris has been founded in Fuengirola with the aim of improving the integration of English-speaking residents and the Spanish community.
Organised by British expat Michael Griffiths and local teacher Charo Ga
Rock 'n' roll fans from all over Europe, the USA and Latin America will gather in Torremolinos to celebrate the Rockin' Race Jamboree, the most important rockabilly gathering in Europe. The festival, which is celebrating its 26th edition this year, w
Torremolinos town hall has announced plans for the protection and recovery of the ruins of La Cizaña, a Roman settlement situated close to Los Álamos beach.
The area around the site is about to be redeveloped with the construction of more than 200
Until recently there was little mainstream interest in growing one's own vegetables and food. However, there is now an increasing focus on taking back control over what we eat and where it comes from.
One of the sustainability philosophies that is
In order to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven, international classical pianist Cahal Masterson will perform two concerts on the Costa del Sol this month.
Described by the Belfast Telegraph as a musician who "play
Torremolinos town hall has praised the rapid and effective intervention of Local Police officers in the attempted suicide of a teenager last week.
The incident took place on one of the bridges that cross over the AP-7 motorway, after several driver
Torremolinos is the latest town to join the initiative #CuidayAdopta, a service that encourages the adoption of abandoned and lost dogs. Organised by the Spanish association of municipal veterinarians (AEVM), the project aims to reduce the number of
As in most parts of the world, the University of the Third Age (U3A) in Fuengirola is run by group leaders who offer their services free in order to share their knowledge and skills in an activity of their choice. No qualifications are required but g
More than 500 runners took part in the fifth edition of the San Silvestre fun race in Torremolinos on New Year's Eve. The popular, non-competitive street race was organised by Torremolinos town hall, who requested that those taking part, whether seas
Born on 3 January 1974, Francisco de Asís Rivera Ordóñez - Fran, as he is affectionately known to his fans - is a matador who was born into one of the most distinguished bullfighting families in Spain.
Rivera's great-grandfather on his mother's si
The Excellence Art Gallery in Marbella will host the first of a series of international exhibitions planned for the new year on Saturday 4 January.
Under the banner of Painting and Connecting the Global Mind, the exhibition will feature the works
British expat Dr Charles Betty is among nine UK nationals in Spain named in the Queen's New Year Honours List. Charles, an active charity and community worker, was awarded an MBE for services to British Nationals overseas under the UK honours system
Torremolinos town hall has condemned the defacing of one of the town's murals which shows two women kissing. The incident is the latest in a series of homophobic attacks on street art that reflects the town's support of the LGBT community.
Animal Care España (ACE) has given the perfect Christmas present to more than 40 rescued dogs. As part of the charity's ongoing rehousing programme, which organises forever homes in various parts of Europe, the dogs have been found new families in Be
The fifth edition of the charity Toy Run organised by the Komando Amimoto motorcycle club and Torremolinos town hall will take place on Saturday 21 December
More than 200 bikers dressed as Santa Claus will participate in the collection of toys and
The tradition of Christmas has changed greatly over the last one hundred years and the simple customs that many of us grew up with have long fallen by the wayside. In days of old, Christmas was defined by the custom of exchanging simple handmade gift
The annual Christmas charity book fair held in Benalmádena last month raised more than 2,000 euros for the Cudeca Cancer Hospice. Held in the municipal library in Arroyo de la Miel, the market offered more than 5,000 second- hand books, magazines and
A 45-year-old British expat who once enjoyed an active life on the Costa del Sol has had her life shattered by the devastating muscle disorder motor neuron disease (MND). Prior to 2014, Della Hall, who has lived in Benalmádena for 25 years, had run h
Age Concern has announced that the fundraising abseil challenge it organised at the Sunset Beach Hotel in October earlier this year has raised 1,700 euros.
Secretary Steve Marshall said: "What a fantastic effort from some very brave people.
The Festival of Christmas Traditions will be the first in a series of festive activities scheduled to take place in Benalmádena in the lead-up to Christmas. Organised by the foreign residents' department and various local expat associations, the fest
On Wednesday 6 December 1978, the people of Spain voted in a referendum to ratify the new Spanish Constitution. The vote marked the culmination of the Spanish transition to democracy after the death of General Francisco Franco.
The new constitutio
The first edition of the ExPat Expo - formerly the 50 Plus Expo - was held at the IPV Hotel in Fuengirola last month.
The lifestyle event featured an extensive mix of interests, including finance, legal and consumer advice, as well as fashion show
A new trend in specialised pet care has inspired the opening of the first veterinary clinic on the Costa just for cats. It is also one of only two that exist in Andalucía, the other being in Seville.
Clínica Felina Malagat, which opened last month
More than 225 kilos of glass has been collected during the 'Recycling Glass for Them' cancer campaign that was held in Torremolinos last month. The campaign, now in its fourth year, was organised by Ecovidrio, a non-profit entity responsible for mana
Cudeca will host its annual Advent Charity Concert at the Bil Bil Castle in Benalmádena Costa next Friday, 29 November.
This year, the festive music event will again present the Mijas-based mezzosoprano, Mariza Ruppmann, a singer who has performed
Benalmádena town hall has launched a new initiative to encourage children to eat more fruit in an attempt to raise awareness of the dangers of obesity. The scheme, which will be aimed at all schools in the municipality, was launched on Friday during
The explosive music scene of the late 1970s will be relived during the second edition of the Punkirola festival in Torremolinos on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 December.
When. Friday 6 and Saturday 7 December.
Where. Black Velvet, Pasaje
The Malaga provincial government has organised various activities to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on 25 November.
Workshops for young people, informative talks, self-defence classes and theatrical
The Cudeca Goldies hosted their annual Christmas fair at the Ilunion Hotel in Fuengirola last weekend. The two-day event took the form of a traditional Christmas market with more than 20 stalls offering everything from handmade jewellery, clothing an
El Cross de Torremolinos, a popular six-kilometre street race, attracted more than 800 athletes from all over Andalucía last weekend.
Held in the El Pinar district of the town, the race, which celebrated its 36th edition, was won by Dani García (Cl
Spain's top cinematic orchestra, the Film Symphony Orchestra (FSO), are currently on a national tour that will take them to most of the major cities in Spain.
The FSO Tour 2019/20 will present a show highlighting the music of some of the most popul
Torremolinos town hall has announced a joint project, along with the Pasaje Begoña Association, that is aimed at highlighting the importance of respecting gender and sexual diversity.
The initiative will offer guided tours of the historic Pasaje B
Members and supporters of the Royal British Legion participated in several Armistice Day services along the Costa del Sol last weekend. Remembrance parades and ceremonies took place from Malaga to Gibraltar, and also inland in Coín, Mollina and Loja.
An eight-year-old student at Sunny View School in Torremolinos has seen an idea she proposed to benefit the environment transform into a school policy change.
Martina Ruiz Quesada and her Year 3 classmates had been learning about pollution and the
The Royal British Legion Spain South has organised several Remembrance Day services along the Costa del Sol this weekend. Ex-military personnel and the families and friends of those who served will participate in parades and services in Malaga and Fu
Considered one of the leading dancers of his generation, Spanish ballet sensation Ángel Corella was born in Madrid on 8 November 1975. His dancing career began when he was spotted by celebrated Russian ballerina Natalia Makarova, who recommended the
The English-Speaking Players Association (THESPA), the Costa del Sol's longest-running expat amateur dramatic society, marked its 40th anniversary with a special celebration in Fuengirola on Wednesday. Current and past members, including the group's
The twelfth edition of the popular Blues at Moonlight Festival will be held in Benalmádena from Thursday 21 until Sunday 24 November.
The international rockabilly and American roots music gathering, organised by Active Sound Productions and Benalmá
Bagpipes might seem to be a little out of place in Andalucía, unlike in northern Spain, especially in Galica and Asturias, where they are part of the musical backcloth. However, over the past few years, this traditional Scottish instrument has become
The village of Yunquera is gearing up for the 11th edition of the popular Feria de Vino y la Castaña, a gastronomic festival that promotes local chestnuts and mosto wine, a grape juice that adheres to an age old local recipe. The Wine and Chestnut Fe
The final feria of the year will take place in San Pedro de Alcántara from Tuesday 15 until Sunday 20 October. Held in honour of the town's patron, Saint Peter of Alcántara, the fair begins at 7pm on Tuesday with the grand parade of the giants. This
Torremolinos council has opened a new Local Police headquarters in the town centre to increase security in the area and to bring the services offered by the force closer to the public.
The new station, which will see greater police presence in the
Benalmádena town hall has approved a new law that forces dog owners to carry a bottle of soapy water when walking their pets to reduce the effects of canine urination in public areas.
The new law is an amendment to the town's existing bylaw concern
The sixteenth edition of Día de las Sopas Perotas, one of the most popular gastronomic events in the province of Malaga, will take place in Álora tomorrow (Saturday). The festival is held in the Plaza Baja de la Despedía from midday and highlights on
Age Concern Fuengirola/Mijas hosted its annual fundraising challenge on Wednesday and, as in previous years, members and supporters of the charity came together to take part in the hair-raising escapade.
Previous adventures have included a sky jum
The town of Fuengirola will celebrate its popular Feria del Rosario from Sunday 6 until Saturday 12 October. This is one of the more traditional-style fairs and it offers an extensive programme of activities, including bullfights, equestrian shows an
Cártama remembers its medieval past with the celebration of the popular Noches de la Bella Jarifa, an event that promotes the cultural, musical and gastronomic traditions of Andalucía. Organised by the town hall, the 10th edition of the festival will
The Malaga-based environmental platform Viaja, Disfruta y Ayuda has organised three days of events to mark World Cleanup Day in Torremolinos and Malaga.
Talks on Saturday morning in the Pablo Picasso Cultural Centre in Torremolinos will focus on w
Age Concern Fuengirola/Mijas will open its new social club in Arroyo de la Miel next week. The day centre, the charity's fourth, is open to the English-speaking community of Benalmádena and will offer weekly meetings, monthly lunch clubs, outings and
Mijas Foreign Residents Department is appealing for volunteers to help extend its popular English language conversation classes to more schools in the Mijas area.
The initiative, which is called I Speak English, was started 15 years ago with the a
The first edition of the Festival Internacíonal de Salsa Costa del Sol, an exciting Latin music and dance festival in Torremolinos, is organised to coincide with the 500th anniversary of Havana, the Cuban capital founded by the Spanish in 1519.
The popular Oktoberfest beer festival, an event that promotes traditional Bavarian culture and gastronomy, is being celebrated in Torremolinos until Sunday. The festival, which is incorporated into the cultural agenda of cities around the world, is b
A Belgian couple who have dedicated the last 20 years to helping stray and abandoned dogs in Spain are appealing for help to enable them to start a new canine sanctuary on the Costa del Sol. The property where their rescue centre is currently based i
Torremolinos' bid to promote itself as a global centre of urban art was bolstered this week when Mayor José Ortiz unveiled the latest mural inspired by the famous icons who visited the resort during the town's golden age. The lifelike image of Frank
In a bid to secure Torremolinos as a global centre of urban art, the town hall has presented the latest mural inspired by iconic figures who passed through the resort during the 1960s and 70s. Known as "the playground of the rich and famous", among t
The Spanish Equine Association for Rescue, Care and Homing (SEARCH) is holding its annual garden party at Finca El Sueño in Coín on Sunday, 15 September.
The event is organised to raise funds for the equestrian rescue centre and will present an aft
ACE (Animal Care España) will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a series of events, starting with a special party night at the Snack Attack restaurant in La Cala de Mijas on Saturday 14 September. Tickets for the event, which is sponsored by Ibex I