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Cancer charity celebrates special relationship with Marbella

Marbella showed its charitable side again as it hosted the 37th Gala Dinner of the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC) at Finca La Concepción. The mayor, Ángeles Muñoz, highlighted the tremendous work of the AECC and underlined the “close collaboration” with the Marbella Town Hall, including new offices and the

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Hyperrealistic Unique Watercolours at Kasser Rassu

The extraordinary talents of artist Jose Gonzalez go on show at the Kasser Rassu gallery tonight At an opening cocktail attended by the artist himself and Mabella mayor Jose Bernal, the Malaga born Jose will be exhibiting his work for the first time in Marbella. Asturian singer Luz Casal will

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Santana at Starlite!

It’s going to be THE concert of the summer. Guitar legend Carlos Santana, who has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and whose hits include Black Magic Woman, Smooth and Maria will play the Starlite Festival on July 24. It´s the first time that Santana has played Marbella, and

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20 years and 40 works

A retrospective exhibition of the work of Marbella-based artist Ricardo Alario 20 works and 40 years, opens at Casino Marbella tonight. Orginally from Valencia, Alario has previously been director at several contemporary art galleries in Marbella including Akelarre , Taller Ricardo Alario , Silvart Gallery and Bocana. Alario’s work has

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Yague behind bars

Former mayor Marisol Yague was sent to prison for her part in the Malaya corruption case in Marbella last week. Although those of us who witnessed the over the top creations that she used to wear at galas over the summer, along with a deep sun bed tan, might think

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Now Showing – Creed

If you want a film that literally packs a punch, Creed is the latest installment in the legendary Rocky series of films, that sees Sylvester Stallone back in the ring. Adonis Johnson is the son of the famous boxing champion Apollo Creed, who died in the ring  in Rocky IV.

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Property of the Week

This week Planet Marbella’s property expert has picked out a recently reformed three bedroom, three bathroom townhouse in the secure beachside community of Dominion Beach just five minutes drive from Estepona and its port. The large lounge/ dining area leads out onto a private terrace with BBQ. The basement has

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Romanticising and Relaxing at The Riad

It may seem  a strange concept to grasp, but even Marbella residents get stressed sometimes. And when the hectic Marbs lifestyle gets too much, those in the know head out to Tarifa to do some serious destressing. Just over an hour from Marbella, Tarifa is well known as a chilled,

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Refugee Dinner at The Boardwalk

Did you know that just €15 provides a baby in a refugee camp with food and shelter for three days? This February The Boardwalk restaurant in Marbella is raising money for the children of Syria with Asociación Palmira. Working with schools and the local community the popular restaurant in Marbella

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Travel – Vidi, Vici, Venice

The Venice Carnival, Europe’s most famous, is in full swing this month. Giles Brown remembers his visit Getting off the waterbus from the airport at San Marco Square in the middle of the world famous Venice Carnival is a magical experience, and I defy anyone with a pulse not to

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Now Showing – The Danish Girl

Wednesday is the perfect day to catch a movie, as the dia de espectador deal means that all shows are €4.50 Showing this week in English is The Danish Girl. In Twenties Copenhagen, Danish artist, Gerda Wegener, paints  her own husband, Einar Wegener as a lady. When the painting gains

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Property of the Week

This charming rustic- style three bedroom, two bathroom townhouse is situated in the centre of one of the most famous picturesque Spanish white villages on the Costa del Sol. Access to the property is restricted to residents and is up a steep, narrow, cobbled street. There is ample parking in

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