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Superstar dance legend Joaquín Cortés centre stage in Marbella 25 & 26 July 2014

Joaquín Cortés in 'Gitano', Marbella, July 2014

Joaquín Cortés' 'Gitano' spectacular takes place at the Hotel Puente Romano Tennis Club on 25 & 26 July 2014

Córdoba-born Joaquín Cortés – hailed as one of the ten best dancers of all time – brings ‘Gitano’, his latest Show, to Marbella this Friday and Saturday night. Fusing the most orthodox flamenco with both classical ballet and contemporary dance, ‘Gitano’ – Gypsy – has been acclaimed as Cortés’ most spectacular Show to date, which the world-famous dancer and choreographer describes as “a journey through dance and music… an explosion of dance in which I want to take the audience on a journey, the journey of my life”…

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 23/07/2014 [0] Comments 
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See Antequera in a different light… moonlight!

Antequera Luz de Luna

For the 5th year running, Antequera's 'Luz de Luna' programme of events takes place on Thursday and Friday nights until September

Less than an hour’s drive inland from Málaga – and only 25 minutes if you hop aboard the AVE high-speed train – for the fifth year running, the historic city of Antequera  is currently holding its innovative ‘Luz de Luna’ programme of visits which takes place on Thursdays and Fridays until September, and with something on offer for pretty much everyone…

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 04/07/2014 [0] Comments 
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David Albarrán transforms everyday objects into stunning portraits at La Caja Blanca, Málaga

This portrait named 'Luis' is composed of entirely coffee and sugar.

The Area Youth council of Málaga continues to support young talent in the city, encouraging artists to show their work in public spaces to promote their creations.

This time, La Caja Blanca will host the exhibition ‘I’M’ by up and coming artist David Albarrán.

The exhibition, which will run from 25 June to 30 July, is composed of seven pieces – large format portraits and self-portraits created from everyday objects including cigarette butts, nails, staples, safety pins and even coffee… Continue Reading

Author:Holly Purnell 26/06/2014 [0] Comments 
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Mijas – Ain't Nothin’ But… Blues Festival 4 – 6 July

Singing the blues at the Mijas Blues Festival

The Festival is a joint collaboration between London's Ain't Nothin' But... Blues Bar and the Mijas Town Hall's Foreigners Department.

Think of Andalucía’s picture postcard white villages and the one that’s probably the most likely to spring to mind first is Mijas. Winding cobbled streets, historic churches, pots of geraniums clinging to wrought iron balconies… Mijas epitomises Andalusian traditions to perfection. Famed for its donkey taxis and oval-shaped bull ring – the streets were too narrow for a circular one – this endearingly sleepy and laid-back corner of the Costa del Sol also plays host on 4 – 6 July this year to the 8th annual Ain’t Nothin’ But… Blues Festival with a fabulous line-up of musicians from Spain, Europe and the US…

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 23/06/2014 [0] Comments 
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Classic cars take over Puerto Banús

Free Classic Car Event and Demonstration Day in Puerto Banús on Sunday 8 June 2014

The organisers of the Marbella Classic Grand Prix and Marbella Town Hall are delighted to present a classic car show and demonstration day in Puerto Banús on Sunday 8th June. This free event will introduce classic car owners and the public to the concept of a regularity rally and bring together these beautiful cars in the iconic Antonio Banderas square in preparation for the Classic Grand Prix in November… Continue Reading

Author:Holly Purnell 06/06/2014 [0] Comments 
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BBC1 documentary seeks British expats!

British expats in Fuengirola

The BBC are recruiting British expats for a new documentary about life on the Costa del Sol

Calling all Fuengi ex-pats!

Mentorn Media, the producer of Question Time and many award-winning documentaries, is making a new programme for BBC1 looking at the British expat community in Fuengirola.

They want to hear firsthand what it’s like for us Brits living here on the Costa del Sol. So if, like many of us, you too have taken the plunge into a new life in the beautiful Spanish Mediterranean sun, whether you are a British expat enjoying your dream retirement or perhaps a young professional working here on the Coast, this is your chance to have your say whilst taking part in an exciting new documentary… Continue Reading

Author:Holly Purnell 05/05/2014 [0] Comments 
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Do you have a passion for performance?

The Choir Andaluz

Why not join a new and exciting choir here on the Coast?

If you love to sing and are looking for a fun and friendly environment offering vocal improvement without the pressure of auditions or being able to read music, then The Choir Andaluz has the answer!

The Choir Andaluz presents an exciting opportunity for fun singing sessions on the Costa del Sol in which a group of people from all different ages get together to participate in a choir, singing a range of popular songs whilst improving their singing techniques, all under professional coaching… Continue Reading

Author:Holly Purnell 30/04/2014 [0] Comments 
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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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