What’s On

The Quiet Life?

When I moved into my idyllic cottage by the lake and escaped the madding and frequently maddening crowds on the coast I did so for a variety of reasons. Some were financial; it's a lot cheaper inland. Some were spiritual, although I have yet to turn all New Age and there is a permanent ban on…

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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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Mabellisima – Nader

Singer/songwriter Nader shares his favourite places Best View: Well… I haven’t seen many views better than the one from my house. But Marbella is full of beautiful views and you don’t have to drive far into the hills to find one. If you want to scale La Concha to get a view then go ahead. Best for Eating: Plenty of good restaurants in Marbella but for now my personal favorite is Rincon de…

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Pixar bid for Marbella Port

In a stunning move that took the real estate market in Marbella by surprise last night, Disney announced that they were making a bid to develop Marbella's beleaguered Al Thani Port project. Under the terms of the new bid Marbella's port, that was orginally going to be developed into a luxury cruise liner port complete with 6 star hotel and high end shopping malls, will become a water based theme…

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Remembering Ronnie

Ronnie Corbett was part of the fabric of my early television viewing. As a Seventies child, my Saturday evenings normally finished after watching The Two Ronnies,. It seems that everyone has a Ronnie Corbett memory today, so here is mine. And it even has a Marbella connection. In the 80s several of the leading lights of "light entertainment" had villas in Marbella. Bruce Forsyth had a place just…

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Leading immunologist to hold cancer and anti-aging lecture in Marbella

Jörn Steiger, director one of the leading laboratories in Germany producing immunologic vaccines, will give a lecture on the use of vaccines in cancer, chronic conditions and anti-aging at the Hotel Ona Alanda Club Marbella, Elviria on Thursday night. The immune system guides health and well-being. The immunologic approach in medicine is to tackle diseases at the core of their appearance in the…

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On course at Andalucia Lab

Andalucia Lab, Marbella's pioneering centre for innovation in tourism and business, has announced that it will be running 126 training courses in 2016 which will help 1,800 professionals. These free training courses are created to meet the real needs of professionals working in Andalucia, focusing on the four key themes of online marketing, marketing for tourism, social media and entrepreneurs.…

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United Nations of Marbella

Marbella's melting pot of nationalities are getting together to make their views known in the first United Nations of Marbella seminar next month. Hosted by Nicole King and TV programme Marbella Now, the summit takes place on  Tuesday, April 5 at Laude International College in  San Pedro. The aim of the day is to unite all the nationalities living in Marbella and giving residents a voice to…

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Easter Week ends in Marbella

Easter celebrations in Marbella drew to a close yesterday. The final procession took place in Marbella's Old Town, and was attended by mayor Jose Bernal. The traditional procession of "Santísimo Cristo del Resucitado" marked the end of an emotional week of regilious celebration in the town.  

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Schell shows impressive body of work!

Laguna Village officially opened its spring season with an exhibition by talented young Swiss artist Caroline Schell. A hundred people attended the opening, held at the Palapa restaurant, where as well as showing her work on canvas, Well known for her paintings and sculptures, as well as her sand painting series, Caroline also demonstrated her versatility by body painting on two models! The…

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Semana Santa continues in Marbella

 Semana Santa celebrations continued yesterday with the procession of the Nazareno, carried by the  Real, Ilustre, Venerable y Antigua Hermandad Sacramental de Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno, María Santísima del Mayor Dolor y Santo Sepulcro. Marbella Mayor José Bernal and other town hall figures were present at the procession. Tonight is the procession of El Calvario. The procession will start at…

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Leonardo Luxury opens first Alchymia showroom in Spain

Exquisite Italian excellence came to Marbella with the opening of the first Alchymia showroom in Spain on Saturday.  The showroom, in the Azalea Beach Commercial Centre,  highlighted the beautiful pieces in the Alchymia collection that have been inspired by history and tradition and are unmistakably Italian. With  state-of-the-art design and  innovative materials Alchymia offers   new approach to…

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Op de Beeck & Worth keep giving

Employees at Op de Beeck & Worth insurance brokers have raised a fantastic €9,000 to be split equally between three chosen charities - Debra España, Mary’s Meals and Asociacion Crece. To mark the team’s achievement, director Danni Worth presented a cheque at Op de Beeck & Worth’s office in Marbella. Over the past ten years, Op de Beeck & Worth has been actively involved in local,…

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Stairway to Starlite!

Rock fans rejoice! Robert Plant is set to play Starlite this summer. The former Led Zeppelin frontman will will play Marbella on July 16 with his band The Sensational Space Shifters. Best known for huge hits such as "Whole Lotta Love", "Rock n Roll" and "Stairway to Heaven" Plant has embraced a huge range of styles and influences since his Led Zep heyday, most notably with Alison Krauss and the…

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Semana Santa Marbella style

Forget Bunnies and Hot Cross buns. Easter is one of the highlights of the year in Spain, and Holy Week in Seville is the big one. Although with Antonio Banderas making his annual pilgrimage to take part in the processions, Malaga runs it a close second. In Marbella Semana Santa is basically a week of elaborate processions of intricate floats. The term floats is a little misleading as each way a…

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