Starlite Festival 2016

Post by: Gerarda on 10 Aug 2016

Starlite 2016


There are only a few nights left if you want to catch an act at the Starlite Festival. A magical night under the stars is a reality at this festival.

August 1st – Tom Jones

August 3rd – Il Divo

August 4th – José Luis Perales

August 5th – El Gusto es Nuestro

August 6th – The Starlite Gala

August 8th – Malú

August 9th – Alejandro Sanz

August 10th – Bertin Osborne

August 12th – en Rock

August 14th – Aihua Cirque des Sens

August 16th – The Corrs

August 17th – Estrella Morente & Antonio Canales

August 18th – Noche Movida

August 19th – Status Quo

August 20th – Best of Musicals

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Posted on Wednesday 10th August 2016 at 8:06 am

Holy Week – Semana Santa 2016

Post by: Gerarda on 18 Mar 2016


Holy Week is a sacred time in the Christian calendar that commemorates and remembers the last week of Jesus´ life on earth. The season of Lent, a time of self-denial, culminates on Easter Sunday with a great feast.

Holy Week is important for all Christians, as it focuses on the events that led up to  the Passion or suffering and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The last three days before Easter are known as the Triduum and are especially important for Catholics.

In churches everywhere on Holy Thursday, the Last Supper is reenacted, the night Jesus was betrayed and arrested. Good Friday, the day of His Crucifixion and death there is the veneration of the Cross. A service is held at 15:00 (the hour He is believed to have died) and another later in the evening. Holy Saturday, the Easter Vigil is held, the day Jesus rested in the tomb. Easter Sunday  is the day where Jesus rose from the dead.

The following is a schedule of processions in Marbella.

Palm Sunday “Domingo de Ramos” – Jesus´ final entry into Jerusalem
Date: March 20th
Begin: 20.00
Location: C / San Juan de Dios, Plaza José Paloma

Holy Monday – “La Columna” – The cleansing of the Temple
Date: March 21st
Begin: 20:30
Location: Capilla Santo Cristo, Plaza Santo Cristo

Holy Tuesday – “Santa Marta” – Sermon on the Mount
Date: March 22nd
Begin: 21:00
Location: Plaza de la Iglesias, C/ Carmen

Spy Wednesday – “Nazareno” – Judas agrees to betray Jesus
Date: March 23rd
Begin: 20:30
Location: Plaza de la Iglesias, C / Salinas

Maundy Thursday – “Calvario” – The Last Supper
Date: March 24th
Begin: 18:00
Location: Plaza de la Ermita, C / Huerta Belón

Holy Thursday – “Cristo del Amor” – Jesus is arrested
Date: March 24th
Begin: 20:00
Location: Plaza de los Naranjos

Good Friday – “Yacente” – Trial, crucifixion and burial of Jesus
Date: March 25th
Begin: 21:00
Location: Plaza Santo Sepulco

Good Friday – “Soledad” 
Date: March 25th
Begin: 21:30
Location: Plaza de la Iglesia

Holy Saturday – Jesus rested in the tomb
Saturday – No Procession
Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday – The Resurrection


Note: The schedule for the Semana Santa / Holy Week processions was correct at the time of publishing, provided by the Marbella Town Hall.

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Posted on Friday 18th March 2016 at 2:30 pm

Classical Music in November – Marbella

Post by: Gerarda on 10 Nov 2015

Sweet music

If you are a lover of classical music then you will enjoy the upcoming concerts in Marbella this month.  Vestard Shimkus who is giving a piano recital as the Vasari Centre, has been described by the BBC as “inspired”; the German magazine, Piano News has called him “one of the most remarkable pianists of the young generation”. “Superb” and “a phenomenon” are two more superlatives that have described him.  The list goes on, as does his accomplishments. From winning 1st prize at one of the most prestigious international piano competitions, Maria Canals Competition in Barcelona in 2009 and taking 1st prize at the Bad Kissingen Klavierolympiade in 2007 he has been a busy young man enchanting audiences from Europe, U.S.A. and Asia. Vestard has also composed two piano concertos and works for chamber music.


Piano Recital – With Vestard Shimkus

Music by Mozart, Chopin, Scriabin and Shimkus

Date: Saturday, November 14th

Time: 22.30

Location: Vasari Centre, The Alzambra, Puerto Banus, Marbella


Violoncello Recital – With Tilman Mahrenholz

Mozart and Friends – Teatime Sessions Concert

Date: Saturday, November 28th

Time:  17:00

Event: Classical concert with works of Mozart

Location: Iglesia de la Virginia, Urb. La Virginia, Marbella

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Posted on Tuesday 10th November 2015 at 11:55 am


Post by: Gerarda on 14 Jan 2015

(This Post was written by Susannah Jayes, Picture Editor and writer from London and contributor to my blog.)

Eager to escape the grey and cold London winter, a few days before Christmas 2014, my husband and I headed to Bermuda for a brief holiday in the sun. Our destination was the Cambridge Beaches Resort and Spa ( at the western end of the island, with its private guest villas overlooking the sea. With swimming pools, private beaches and excellent cuisine, the resort was a great base for us to explore the island. Bermuda 1

What struck us most was how welcoming and friendly everyone was – both at the resort and everywhere we went on Bermuda. We were also lucky with the weather and had very warm sun on most days, so if you should get a chance to visit, you will be assured of a very warm reception.

Christmas cake Dec 2014Among our favourite places to visit was the Royal Naval Dockyard – a fort and ship repair yard built by the British in the early 19th century and in use until 1951. Today, there is a new cruise ship terminal, and many of the original buildings, such as the Clocktower, have been beautifully converted into shops, restaurants and craft centres. We visited the Bermuda Rum Cake Company, which, as its name implies, makes delicious traditional cakes – the rum cake was delicious!

Besides being home to the National Museum, the old stone-built fort at Dockyard is also home to Dolphin Quest Bermuda, where we spent a happy hour or so in the sunshine watching the nine beautiful and happy dolphins splashing about and interacting with their trainers. (Dolphin Quest is an international organization devoted to public education and to the conservation of marine wildlife.)

We took advantage of the excellent local buses to visit many other attractions around Bermuda, including Gibbs Lighthouse, which is one of the world’s oldest cast iron lighthouses, built in 1844. There are 185 steps to the top and I am proud to say that we made it all the way up, where the views were magnificent.

Equally fantastic was Horseshoe Bay, which we visited on New Year’s Day. Among the most famous beaches in Bermuda, we were again lucky with the weather and enjoyed hot sunshine as we paddled in the brilliant blue sea.

Church 2014

The capital of Bermuda is the city and main port of Hamilton. We travelled across to Hamilton by ferry and enjoyed exploring the parks and the Botanical Gardens, as well as the seafront with its many shops and cafes. We also visited the lovely coastal town of St George’s, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is famous for its unfinished church.

All in all, we loved Bermuda for its friendly people, its warm weather and its fascinating history and we would highly recommend a visit.




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Posted on Wednesday 14th January 2015 at 11:12 am

San Bérnabe Feria – Marbella

Post by: Gerarda on 10 Jun 2013

San Bernabé is the patron saint of Marbella for whom a festival is held every year from June 9th to June15th. Many activities for young and old alike are to be found from parades and processions to games and of course the crowning of the queen. There will be music and entertainment with flamenco dancing every evening and on Sunday a bullfight. One of the highlights of the week-long celebration is a Horse Show with a classical dressage demonstration together with flamenco dancing. If you haven´t yet attended a feria, perhaps this is your year.


Monday – Marbella Fairgrounds

13.00 Inauguration of the Kids Zone

13:30 Senior citizen tent – Caseta Mi Hogar opens

15.00 Rides open

17.00-20.00  Performances by local dance schools

23.00 Concert featuring India Martinez – Free entrance



10.00 Religious procession at the historical landmark la Cruz de Humilladero (Calle Málaga) with music from the Municipal Band and the La Pollinica de Marbella brotherhood.

10.30 Commemorative medal ceremony of the Cruz de Humilladero on C/ Málaga.

11.00 Mass at Parroquia Ntra. Sra. de la Encarnación. (Big church in the Old Town) and a Procession in honor of the Patron Saint San Bernabé

13.00 Tents open at the Marbella fairground

15.00 Rides open at the Marbella fairgrounds

17.00 a 20.00 Performances by local dance schools

20.30 Children’s show “EL COHETE MUSICAL” (The Musical Firework) Fairground auditorium – Free Entrance.


Wednesday – Marbella Fairgrounds

11.30 – 13.30 Students visit the fairgrounds

13.00 Tents open

14.00 – 22.00 Kids zone open

15.00 Rides open

15.00 – 00.00 CHILDREN’S DAY 50% discount on all rides at the children´s feria.

16.00 – 20.00 Performances by local dance schools

19.00 Grand kids party at the fairground auditorium, with activities for even the youngest of children, bouncy castles, jumping, zipline, entertainment, etc.


Thursday– Marbella Fairgrounds

11.30 – 13.30 Students visit the fairgrounds

13.00 Tents open

14.00 – 22.00 Kids zone open

15.00 Rides open

16.00 – 20.00 Performances by local dance schools

18.00 Dance contest

19.00 Flamenco and Horse Show El Arte de Andalucia a Caballo at Plaza de Toros in Marbella. Entrance fee:15 euro.


Friday – Marbella Fairgrounds

12.00 Horse parade from the Fairgrounds Arch 

13.00 Tents open

14.00 – 22.00 Kids zone open

15.00 Rides open

16.00 – 20.00 Performances by local dance schools

21.00 Dance competition in the fairground auditorium


Saturday – June 15th – Marbella Fairgrounds

11.30 Games competition at the fairgrounds entrance

13.00 Day center for elderly open

14.00 – 00.00 Kids zone open

15.00 Rides open

16.00 – 20.00 Performances by local dance schools

21.00 Songs to the Queen of the Feria and her ladies by Cuarnetunas, modern day troubadours. 



19.00 Bullfight – Gran Corrida, Plaza de Toros, Marbella

Bullfighters: Jose Luis Torre, Jose Carlos Venegas, David Galvan

Tickets can be purchased at the locations below or from the Gran Corrida Box Office or call 697-194-236 952-772-444 – 952-924-255.