The battle of the photos
It is the time of year again when four of the Costa del Sol's photographic groups (Lake Vinuela Photographic Club, Costa Camera Club of Nerja, Costa del Sol Photographic Society and Shutterbugs) take part in the battle for the trophy for the best photographic club. Each group chooses 12 of their best photographs taken within the year to be adjudicated by an independent judge.
This year Shutterbugs chose Paul Yaffe who now lives on the Costa del Sol and is recognised as one of the world's most influential photographers, as the judge.
He chose the Costa Camera Club of Nerja as the winners this year and Shutterbugs came second. Mike Barnes of Shutterbugs' picture of the monument to The Conquerors of Space in Moscow won The 'Best Photo'. www.shutterbugs-spain.org
Royal British Legion Mollina
The Royal Air Force was formed on 1 April 1918; it is the oldest independent air force in the world. To commemorate this important anniversary, members of the RBL who had served in the RAF, shared their memories at a meeting on 31 March.
Diabetic Support Group
For the Diabetic Support Group, which comes under the umbrella of the La Cala Lions Club, Good Friday fell on the same day as the monthly meeting which is held in Calle Paloma Blanca 1 in Fuengirola. The speaker this month was Dr Rachel Garrod who specialises in pulmonary care. She also gave some useful advice on how to avoid falls and instructed the group about exercising to keep fit. They meet at 10.30am on the last Friday of every month and anyone interested in awareness and prevention of diabetes is welcome. Call Anne 607 879 450 for more information.
The T.I.M.S. choir recently held a concert at Castillo Bil-Bil in Benalmádena.
The choir sang a wide range of songs demonstrating their varied repertoire and Joe O'Conner sang solo from the Rose of Tralee. Harry Tristram, sang A Policeman's Lot. Lars Roos, sang Bist Du Bel Mir and he also introduced the choir in English, German, Italian and Spanish. The choir was led by musical director, Margaret Williams, and accompanied by Dawn Boardman who also sang solo.
The choir rehearses in Fuengirola on Monday mornings and at 7pm every Wednesday in St Andrew's Church Hall in Los Boliches. If you are interested in attending call Gilly on 654 891 790.
Gerald Brenan Language Exchange
Gerald Brenan's Cultural Association has initiated a Language Exchange (English-Spanish) at the Official School of Languages, EOI Málaga, on Wednesdays from 11 am to 1 pm and on Fridays from 4.30 to 6.30 pm. The activity has been received with great enthusiasm by Spanish and English-speaking people alike.
In addition, it is an opportunity to listen to British writers who reside in Malaga. Recently Joan Fallon, a British author based in Spain, spoke to the group about her writing. She will return on Tuesday 10 April to talk about her latest novel, Love is All.
The American International Club
The American International Club welcomes members from more than a dozen different countries, offering a truly global outlook that enhances members' local experiences. AIC hosts a wide range of social activities through out the year. These include local walks, pétanque, lunches, tapas runs, dinners, local days out etc.
One of the key objectives of AIC, is to 'give back' to the host country and since the club's inception, members have raised almost 30,000 euros for local good causes that support individuals and families in need.
In marking 10 years of memories, enjoyment and support for local communities, AIC has a schedule of interesting and fun events. The club, will be present in Plaza de Espana, on Residents Day 8 April or contact them by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).