What’s On

Flamenco for CADI

Marbella charity CADI is holding a charity flamenco show tonight in Marbella The Teatro Cuidad de Marbella is the venue for the performance, part of the 2019 tour by Juan Delola. Dance students from the Rocío Guerrero Academy are also taking part, as well as mothers and children from CADI itself!…

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Nothing Compares 2U

I was driving down from the Castillo de Monda yesterday listening to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk” and thinking how much the song owed a debt to Prince and smiling to myself at the thought of The Purple One doing a wicked cover version of this. When my girlfriend turned on Social Media at her apartment, the Internet was ablaze with the news that Prince had died. The death of Bowie in…

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Marc Anthony to play Marbella

Latin music superstar Marc Anthony has confirmed a Marbella gig this summer. The former Mr Jennifer Lopez will play the San Pedro Alcantara Muncipal Stadium on a date to be confirmed as part of his European tour this year. The event was announced via the Facebook page of Marbella World DJs, the promotors who brought David Guetta to the same venue last and are behind the Armin Van Buuren concert…

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Public show support for Triple A

It was a day of highs and lows for embattled Marbella animal charity Triple A yesterday The day started with the Guardia Civil issuing a press release that they had arrested four members of the charity for a variety of alleged crimes. These included several counts of animal abuse, fraud, misappropriation of funds, unfair administration, workers' rights abuses and criminal group membership. The…

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Sail into history at La Bajadilla

If you ever fancied chanelling your inner Captain Jack Sparrow, get down to the La Bajadilla Port on Sunday The Nao Victoria, a replica of the ship that managed to make the first round the world journey five hundred years ago, docked on Friday and Marbella Mayor Jose Bernal  proved his sea legs by going aboard and commenting noted that "It  is very satisfying that the Nao Victoria is  berthing…

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Support Triple A on Sunday!!!

It's been a traumatic week for Triple A, and that's putting it mildly. If anything good has come out of the ridiculous denuncia that forced one of Marbella's best known animal charities to close its doors for one day on Monday, it's been the tremendous outpouring of support for Triple A. This Sunday looks like being a huge demonstration of solidarity for Triple A, as the charity celebrates 25…

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Something for the Weekend? – The Jungle Book

The 1967 Disney orginal may have a special place in the Planet Marbella DVD library (and I do a wicked "Wanna be like you" routine), but John Favreau has hit all the right notes with this update, starring Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba and Neel Sethli as the man cub The man-cub Mowgli flees the jungle after a threat from the tiger Shere Khan. Guided by Bagheera the panther and the bear…

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Positive Outcome from Uniting Nationalities summit

The first  United Nationalities of “Marbella Now TV" Summit at the Laude International College in San Pedro brought up key issues affecting the  international community in Marbella. The summit tackled four main themes -  how to make Marbella more sustainable, Marbella as a year round destination, how to improve integration with the Spanish community and Marbella as a charity hub. A local…

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Triple A releases statement on SEPRONA raid

In a move that shocked many in the animal welfare community in Marbella, Guardia Civil officers from the SEPRONA unit closed down Triple A complex on the Ojen road and questioned three people, amongst them Triple A Secretary Jan Weima. The agents also seized various documents and computer hard drives offices, to carry out their analysis in police custody and temporarily closed the facility. The…

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Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club storm into the finals!

In a brilliant team performance on Sunday, Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club reached the finals of the Liga AON 1 Division Andaluza. After winning the first leg 16-0 in Marbella, the team beat CR Malaga 3-25 and booked a place in the final. Marbella were expecting a tough and tight game with players Javi Garcia, Andrés Rivas and Javi Amunategui out through injury and Toby Francis called up by the…

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Marbella metrosexual or neo-Neanderthal?

The past two decades have seen the rise and fall of the metrosexual. Mark Simpson first coined the term back in 1994 and identified male model, perenial paparazzi prey, sarong and thong lover and occasional England footballer David Beckham, as the typical metrosexual. "So what modern-day woman doesn't appreciate a man who works out, can prepare rack of lamb, doesn't mind shopping with you on a…

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Living Well the Marbella way!

Sunday is the final day for you to check out the Living Well Marbella exhibition. Held in the luxurious settings of the Hotel Puente Romano, the two day event covers all aspects of Marbella lifestyle from  health and fitness, alternative treatments and therapies to luxury cars. There's entertainment and fun for all the family as well as  free treatments, samples and therapies and massive…

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Win a meal for two at La Sala Gibraltar!

It's competition time (don't say that we're not good to you) Planet Marbella is offering you the chance to win a meal for two worth 50 pounds at La Sala Gibraltar. Located on the third floor of Sunborn Yacht Hotel, with stunning views of the harbour, La Sala brings its unique atmosphere, a delicious and varied menu and excellent entertainment to Gibraltar and offers the ultimate social and dining…

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Arboretum Marbella Spring Fair

Spring was in the air last Sunday as hundreds of people visited Arboretum Marbella’s Urban Allotments. The special Spring Fair raised over €300 for the environmental charity with plants, gifts, clothes, jewellery, organic fruit, vegetables and cheeses and even artisan pizzas and beer from local producers. There were also kids’ activities, face painting and arts and crafts from Coleta nursery in…

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#GetKidsMoving for better health!

What’s On 4 España, Spain’s first dedicated activities website for children, launched yesterday  in Andalucia on World Health Day. The week-long launch includes a host of activities, free listings for businesses and the start of their Get Kids Moving Challenge in support of the WHD theme of Beating Diabetes. Spain has one of the worse records for overweight children and obesity in Europe, with…

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Now Showing – Kung Fu Panda 3

If you fancy catching a film in Marbella, then Wednesday is the best value day to do it. The Cine Teatro Goya in Puerto Banus has improved its selection of English language films (known as V.S.O.E) and is also a much more comfortable viewing experience. Wednesday is Dia del Espectador, when tickets are available at the reduced price of €4.50 (normal price €8). This includes three hours parking as…

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wagamama set to open on The Rock!

Gibraltar's expanding restaurant scene will welcome an international brand as award-winning Asian-inspired eatery, wagamama, opens this summer. Offering a flavoursome pan-Asian menu, the Ocean Village-based outlet will be an Iberian Peninsula debut for this rapidly-expanding restaurant chain. General Manager, Sergio de Souza, says, “wagamama has more than 160 restaurants in 18 countries and is…

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It’s just another Manflu Monday…

Oh yes, it’s that time of year again. The traditional passing of winter into spring has several tell tale signs. The lengthening of the days. The first blossoms appearing on the trees. And up at the Casita the first cold of the year. Many of you may sniff (or indeed sniffle) at the mention of catching a cold at this time of year, but there is something comforting in the misery of the communal…

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Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club has one foot in the final!

Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club took a massive step to making the finals of the Campeonato de Liga AON de la Primera yesterday. A 16-0 victory over CR Malaga, a team that Marbella had previously recorded a loss and a draw to, means that Marbella has a strong chance of making the final in Seville. In front of an estimated 300 spectators, Marbella put on a hard-fought display and dominated most of…

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Brexit Buffet Blues

With Brexit fever sweeping the UK, the Foreign Office decided to dispatch Britain's Ambassador to Spain, the always engaging Simon Manley, to the British Consulate in Malaga. Ambassador Manley was on a mission to ensure that all expats that are entitled to get to vote in what he called a once in a generation opportunity. As befitting such a momentous event, the mandarins at the Foreign Office…

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Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club face old rivals in semis

Forget Barcelona v Real Madrid.  This weekend's biggest sporting clash takes place at Bahia de Marbella, where Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club take on Club de Rugby Malaga in the first leg of the Campeonato de Liga de la 1ª División Andaluza. The match, which kicks off at 1pm on Sunday, April 3, is looks like being a hard fought battle, with Marbella intent on taking a big points score into the…

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