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
Age Concern Fuengirola/Mijas will hold its annual summer concert at the Valparaiso restaurant in Mijas on Saturday 7 September. This year, the charity organisation will present an afternoon of entertainment supplied by Jersey 3, the Costa del Sol's t
Thousands of candles will illuminate the streets of Guaro this weekend as the town celebrates its popular Luna Mora Festival, an event that promotes the gastronomic, cultural and musical traditions that have formed Andalucía's colourful history.
The summer season is coming to an end once again and most of the traditional Andalusian ferias are over, but one of the most popular summer events on the Costa del Sol is yet to take place.
The Romeria de San Miguel in Torremolinos is one of the b
The municipal auditorium in La Paloma park in Benalmádena will host a special tribute concert that will recreate the sounds and ambience of the 1980s pop music scene on Friday, 30 August.
The three-hour concert will present celebrated Spanish band
The second phase of the infrastructure works for the new train station in Torremolinos began this week. The work is expected to cause delays for traffic entering the town from the direction of Benalmádena on the Avenida Palma de Mallorca, which has b
The Local Police force in Torremolinos have seized more than 100 fake designer T-shirts during an ongoing campaign to combat illegal street vendors operating in the town centre and along the promenade. A special surveillance team from Torremolinos an
Benalmádena town hall has agreed to donate a 2,000-square-metre plot of land to the local Muslim community for the construction of a mosque.
According to the town's mayor Víctor Navas, the new mosque will be an example of coexistence and tolerance
A group of athletic expats raised more than 5,000 euros during the Trifit Marbella Big Challenge, a grueling 24-hour triathlon organised to help Sarah Almagro Vallejo, the youngster from Marbella who had her hands and feet amputated after contracting
Marbella. Two athletic expats are to undertake a gruelling triathlon in order to help Sarah Almagro Vallejo, the youngster from Marbella who had her hands and feet amputated after contracting septicaemia, a potentially life-threatening condition caus
The municipal auditorium in Mijas Pueblo will host the Celtic Night festival on Saturday 3 August.
The event, which is organised by Big M Promotions and Mijas town hall, will return after a 12- year absence and will present live music and entertain
The Casa de las Navajas will present a night of classical and Spanish guitar music today, Friday 26 July. The concert will be performed by guitarist and composer Pablo Alcázar, a young musician from Nerja who has received much acclaim both in Spain a
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
The Virgen del Carmen festivities will be taking place all along the coast on Tuesday 16 July, and this colourful, religious event is one of the most popular summer activities on the Costa del Sol. Processions in honour of the much-loved Santa María
St Andrew's Chaplaincy in Fuengirola has recently welcomed its new chaplain, Reverend Nigel Stimpson, a priest who encourages the ordination of women in the Anglican Church and someone who welcomed the definition of marriage to include gay and lesbia
More than 140,000 people are expected to attend the Weekend Beach Festival in Torre del Mar this weekend. The four-day music extravaganza, which began on Wednesday, will present a mixture of musical genres performed by some of today's most inspiratio
La Cala Resort and Golf Hotel in Mijas raised an impressive 8,800 euros during the recent Cudeca Cup Golf Tournament. Sixty-five players took part in the competition which provides a significant financial injection to the Cudeca Hospice each year. Th
More than 500 runners participated in the tenth edition of the San Isidro Solidarity Race held in Cártama last month. The annual street race raised 1,200 euros for Cártama Incluye, an organisation that helps raise awareness of the problems faced by t
Lux Mundi is urgently appealing for volunteers to help with the day-to-day running of the ecumenical centre in Fuengirola, especially in its second-hand boutique.
The shop, situated in the Lux Mundi building in Calle Nueva, opens from Tuesday to Fr
The Real Maestranza de Caballería (RMR) will host La Semana de la Música de Ronda from Tuesday 2 until Friday 5 July. The four-day music festival will take place in the bullring and other emblematic locations in Ronda and presents a programme of conc
The Parish Church of Santa Teresa in La Cala de Mijas will host a service in memory of Karen McMahon, the popular Costa del Sol television presenter who died last month after a long illness.
The mass, which will be held in English and Spanish, will
The Picasso Museum in Malaga will host the fourth edition of the Flamenco EÑE Festival from Thursday 27 until Saturday 29 June. Organised by the SGAE Foundation, with the collaboration of the Picasso Museum, the festival aims to promote the cultural
The Costa del Sol will be illuminated with bonfires and fireworks on Sunday 23 June, as thousands of people crowd onto the beaches to enjoy the Fiesta de San Juan. The celebrations, which generally start around 10pm, include the tradition of the mora
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