Paddel tennis workshop for kids in Manilva

February 25th, 2014

Manilva’s padel tennis club has organised a workshop to take place this Saturday 1st March. It is open for Children aged 7 -15 and will cover all levels, from beginners to advanced. The children will be taught by the clubs coaches and will be able to learn and improve the correct techniques and skills needed […]


Programme for this year’s Día de Andalucia in Manilva

February 25th, 2014

Diá de Andalucia is celebrated each year on 28th February. The day  marks the anniversary of a referendum held in 1980 when Andalucía became an autonomous community in Spain. Traditionally, everyone dresses in green and white. The event is often marked with celebrations in each town within Andalucia. Here in Manilva, the celebrations are held […]


Easter Arts & crafts fair

February 24th, 2014

The Manilva Arts and Crafts Group , in collaboration with the  Manilva Foreign Residents Department, will be hosting an Easter fair, to take place on Saturday April 19th at Villa Matilde in Sabinillas There will be plenty to see and do… various stalls selling all sorts of crafts, Indian and Nepalese food and a huge paella, and wine […]


Self esteem workshop in Sabinillas

February 24th, 2014

The “woman’s” department of Manilva are running a four week “self Esteem and personal growth course” which will be held every Thursday from 10.00 – 14.00 in the Edificio de Usos Múltiples in Sabinillas. The course will be run by Julia Solanas , a psychologist in the Department of Comprehensive Care for Women’s Equality Service and will […]


Homes found for puppies abandoned in Manilva – by the power of Facebook

February 21st, 2014

Last Monday, 17th February, 4 beautiful puppies were abandoned outside the Guardia Civil office in Sabinillas. The ladies in Manilva’s environment department decided that these poor puppies couldn’t go to the local pound so they posted videos and photos on facebook, which was shared throughout Manilva and I’m pleased to say that, by the power […]


Trip to Cadiz Carnival

February 21st, 2014

The Annual 10 day Carnival in Cadiz is the biggest carnival in mainland Spain. The people of Cadiz prepare all year for this non stop party – it dates from the 16th century and is said to be the only carnival that Franco couldn’t ban! There are a multitude of processions, concerts, comedians, puppet shows and fireworks […]


Gibraltar Music festival – Tickets on sale soon

February 19th, 2014

I really am going to go this year!! Reviews from past 2 years have been amazing!! The 2014 Gibraltar Music Festival will be held on Saturday September 6th, as usual in Gibraltar’s Victoria Stadium. It has already been announced that James Arthur, the 2012 X factor winner, will be one of the headline acts. More acts are […]


Manilva carnival

February 18th, 2014

This Saturday, 22nd February, sees the annual Carnival held in Manilva- a day of dressing up, comedy, music and general merriment. The days events kick off at 4pm with the traditional street parades. The parade starts in Castillo de la Duquesa, arriving at Sabinillas around 5pm and finishing in Manilva at approximately 6pm. During the […]


Cruise the Baltics with Manilva’s tourism department

February 17th, 2014

The proposed Baltic cruise that I mentioned in November is now a reality.  Organised by Manilva’s tourism department, the seven night cruise about the “Empress” leaves on 17th May 2014. The price of the cruise is €1250 per person and includes Return flights from Malaga to Madrid, return coach from Manilva to Malaga airport, stay […]


Tai Chi classes in Manilva

February 14th, 2014

Manilva’s culture department has announced plans to run Tai-Chi classes in Manilva. The classes will be open to all age groups – research has shown that Tai Chi can improve a child’s self esteem and their concentration and motivation in school. In adults it can improve respiration, reduce stress and due the the induced “calmness”, […]


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