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Toys go large at KAWS’ ‘Final Day’ exhibition in Málaga

Kaws' monumental 'Final Day' centrepiece

Kaws' monumental 'Final Days' centrepiece is 6 metres high and weighs a massive 10 tonnes

“It’s amusing to think that when I work on a large-format piece in bronze or wood it’s termed sculpture… but if I do the same piece in plastic on a small scale, it’s called a toy.“ So says US painter, sculptor and designer KAWS, whose first solo exhibition in Spain – entitled ‘Final Days’ – is currently running at the prestigious CAC Málaga Centre of Contemporary Art.

As a precursor of the Art & Toys movement, according to Fernando Francés, director of the CAC Málaga, “KAWS is capable of creating a particularly edgy mood, moving in areas of the subconscious like a fish in water.”

Falling within the iconography genre, the showcase features five large-scale sculptures carved from wood and which have never before been exhibited…

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 09/04/2014 [0] Comments 
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Tom Jones, Pet Shop Boys and The Beach Boys top Starlite Festival bill

Tom Jones has been confirmed to perform at this year's Starlite Festival in Marbella

This summer’s Starlite Festival in Marbella will be headlined by internationally renowned superstars Tom Jones, the Pet Shop Boys and The Beach Boys.

Entering only its third year, Marbella’s Starlite Festival has quickly earned for itself a reputation as one of Spain’s most glamorous music gatherings, and will this year take place between July 23 and August 23 at the stunning Marbella Auditorium.

Last year’s event raised the bar when Spanish heartthrob Julio Iglesias headlined, joined by the ever effervescent Buenavista Social Club. But this year’s lineup promises to set the pulses racing even faster, with Welsh troubadour Tom Jones perhaps the pick of the bunchContinue Reading

Author:Ian Clover 13/03/2014 [0] Comments 
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Bradley Wiggins clicks into gear for the Vuelta Ciclista a Andalucía

Bradley Wiggins

Bradley Wiggins will be riding for Team Sky in what will be his first stage race this season

Celebrating its 60th edition this year, the Ruta del Sol Vuelta Ciclista a Andalucía kicks off in Almería on Wednesday, 19 February with 19 international teams – seven of them World Tour teams – racing their way through all eight Andalusian provinces, before crossing the finishing line 733 kilometres later, in Fuengirola on Sunday, 23 February…

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 18/02/2014 [0] Comments 
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Rising stars on the Costa del Sol... Reality Star returns with spectacular Semi-final ahead

Reality Star 2013 Talent Contest Reaches its Finale

Reality Star 2013 Talent Contest Reaches its Finale

The number one international singing contest on the Costa del Sol gears up for its upcoming semi-finals taking place at 16:30 – 19:30 on December 14 at the Grand Cinema in Puerto Banús. Returning for its second year, Reality Star is Marbella’s latest compelling talent show open to anyone, anywhere between 8 – 50 years of age.

With a judging panel compiled of famous producers, musicians and representatives of Marbella, the contest is a fantastic opportunity, providing a competitive platform for the performers to demonstrate their talent to an expert audience… Continue Reading

Author:Holly Purnell 09/12/2013 [0] Comments 
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Ready, set, SNOW… Sierra Nevada opens a week earlier than planned!

Sierra Nevada opens a week earlier than planned

Sun, Sea and Ski! Good snow conditions mean the Sierra Nevada slopes will be opening this Saturday!

With temperatures still peaking at 20ºC and blue skies crowning the Coast everyday, it’s hard to believe that it’s that time of year already. But it’s true, and what’s more, the Spanish slopes are set to open their snowy doors a week earlier than planned for the 2013-2014 winter season.

That’s right, tomorrow (Saturday 23 November 2013) will see the chairlifts and gondolas of Sierra Nevada open once again giving us access to the central Borreguiles area including the nursery slopes and access back down to the village on the “Rio” piste… Continue Reading

Author:Holly Purnell 22/11/2013 [0] Comments 
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'Live your dream' art exhibition now open in Marbella!

Red Penguin Art Gallery in Marbella

The 'Live your dream' exhibition in Marbella is open until 15 January 2014

The Red Penguin Art Gallery at El Capricho, El Corte Inglés in Marbella hosted the opening ceremony of their latest exhibition ‘Live your dream’ on Friday 15 November.

Open until 15 January 2014, spiritually glamorous, ‘Live your dream’ is a treat for the eyes, featuring around 30 works of art from a collection of different artists. An exhibition of contemporary art works using modern and mixed mediums, the works on view range from colourful, dynamic installations to futuristic, powerful digital paintings and impressive 4D, mixed-media pieces… Continue Reading

Author:Holly Purnell 20/11/2013 [0] Comments 
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Planting seeds of awareness and respect for the environment

The trees need YOU For the third consecutive year the local environmental charity, Arboretum Marbella are organising an event on December 7 encouraging 100 members of the community to help plant 1,000 trees in an attempt to make another important annual contribution to the creation of their ‘People’s Forest’.

Made up of species native to the region of Málaga including over 17,000 trees, shrubs, grasses and vines, this sustainable and organic forest is being planted using a branch of ecological engineering known as permaculture. It plays an important role in protecting some of the native species of the region which are being endangered such as the Andalusian Cork Oak… Continue Reading

Author:Holly Purnell 14/11/2013 [0] Comments 
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‘The Splendour of Hollywood’ exhibition comes to Málaga

The 'Splendour of Hollywood' exhibition comes to Málaga

Hollywood's most famous movie stars, as you've never seen them before

A rare and fascinating insight into the everyday lives of some of the most famous movie stars of the 1950s and 1960s, ‘Esplendor de Hollywood’ showcases some of the iconic and intimate images taken by famous American photographer and director Sid Avery, who between 1946 and 1961 shot literally thousands of stunning photos for the most popular and avidly-read glossy magazines of the day. A long overdue tribute to his prolific talent, this is the first time the exhibition has come to Europe and it includes several images never before seen…

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 30/10/2013 [0] Comments 
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Lita Cabellut’s ‘Retratos’ Exhibition comes to Marbella

Coco Chanel by Lita Cabellut

'Coco Chanel' by Lita Cabellut - 'Retratos' Exhibition, Marbella

Described as “a museum quality exhibition of striking portraits of strong individuals such as Coco Chanel, Billy Holiday, Anne Frank, Lorca and Frida Kahlo”, critically acclaimed Spanish artist Lita Cabellut’s Retratos showcase runs at the Red Penguin Gallery in Marbella until 20 June.

Lita, an orphan who grew up on the streets of Barcelona in a deprived gypsy community, was adopted when she was 12 and remarkably had her first exhibition just five short years later, before moving to the Netherlands at the age of 19, where she studied at Amsterdam’s Rietveld Academy…

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 03/06/2013 [0] Comments 
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Imagine… ‘Beatles Memorabilia – The Julian Lennon Collection’ comes to Gibraltar

Beatles Memorabilia - the Julian Lennon Collection - comes to Gibraltar

Telling John Lennon’s unique story through the eyes of his first wife Cynthia and their son Julian, this is the first time that the ‘Beatles Memorabilia – The Julian Lennon Collection’ has ever set foot outside Liverpool…

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 19/05/2013 [0] Comments 
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