The fabulous and now famous Variety Show Group will be performing at The Black Dog in Torrevieja. The show starts at 7.30 and food will be served during the evening.Kevin and Lucy who took over the Black Dog in August this year invite you to this Fantastic FREE show this coming Saturday night 29th October. In case you don't know it, The Black Dog is situated on Calle Nervion which is just behind Pinnochio Restaurant on Avenida Paris in Torrevieja, the bar is one of the oldest in the area having been built some 30 years ago before all the commercial centres arrived.Kevin and Lucy want to support the good work they feel the Paul Cunningham Nurses do and urge people to come and watch the free variety show on 29th October. All proceeds from food served on the night and the raffle will be donated by the bar to the Paul Cunningham Nurses.For futher information you can call the bar on 636 325 893. Can you help us? We need a volunteer to run the raffle for us ... if you can help please contact Susan Reader on 639 318 526
A Charity Fundraising DayforThe Royal British Legion Poppy AppealSaturday 8th October 11am - 4pmDigby's Bar, Javea Parknext door to the Original Charity Shop's LibraryOur Library is taking the opportunity to join them in the fundraising day by offering lots of books, calendars, diaries, wrapping paper and general birthday cards all at reasonable prices and a chance to purchase this year´s Christmas Cards. There will also be various other stalls, pony rides, raffle, bouncy castle, Harley-Davidson rides, shuffle board and a tug of war. 1971 - 2011 SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY FOR 40 YEARSwww.charityshoplibrary.com
A very special fund-raising event of behalf of MABS Cancer Support Group will take place at Restaurant Mesena in Javea on Thursday October 13th, the perfect opportunity for a family night out A 3-course dinner including wine will start at 8.00 pm but the exciting part is that this will be preceded by a solo guitar recital by Samantha Muir. Born in England, Samantha moved to Australia with her family at the age of seven and began playing the guitar at the age of nine. Her teachers included Sebastian Jorgensen, Peter Lynch at the Victorian College of the Arts, and Gregory Pikler at Sydney Conservatorium. After completing a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in English Literature at the University of Sydney in 1994, she furthered her musical studies at the Royal College of Music in London, and on graduating in 1997 was awarded the Madeline Walton Guitar Prize. She has participated in numerous master classes with some of the top guitarists and composers, including John Williams. As well as giving guitar recitals she has also released 2 CDs, the second featuring Spanish and South American music, and is planning to release a further CD in 2012. The plan for the evening is for everyone to arrive at the restaurant at 6.45 pm and at 7.00 pm the one hour recital will begin. In order for everyone to enjoy this fully, and out of courtesy to Sam, no drinks will be served whilst she is playing so that everyone can enjoy the music. Please mark your diaries: Thursday 13th October 2011 at Restaurante Mesena, Ctra Benitachell, Javea 03739. The price is 35€ per person, excluding coffee and water. For tickets please email: mike.katrina@gmail listing the names of those attending.
This year's International Lifestyle and ExpoFiesta exhibitions; four exhibitions, over three days, all under one roof, the Lifestyle, ExpoFiesta, Tourism and Culture exhibitions promise to be an event not to be missed. This event will take place at the IFA Centre near Alicante Airport (AP7 – Recinto Ferial) on November 4th, 5th and 6th from 10.30am until 9pm and with over 120 stands packed with Lifestyle Products and Services there will be something there for everyone. For the first time the Expat Lifestyle exhibition and the Spanish Culture show will come together and will provide a great day out for all the family. The 120 stands in the Lifestyle Expo section alone will provide everything from boats and jewellery to the Moroccan Experience complete with a marquee, belly dancers and traditional Moroccan food. There will also be manicures and pedicures as well as garden and conservatory furniture, telephone and internet solutions, travel opportunities and currency exchange and if you get hungry or thirsty, there are three International bars on hand to serve you wines, beers and snacks. The ExpoFiesta highlights Spain's traditional fiestas, the Moors and Christians from Alcoy will be at the event and there will be performances of traditional Spanish dance as well as the Tourism and Cultural Expo, which is designed to provide you with as much information about places to visit in Spain and what to see and do. Four exhibitions under one roof to really find out what Spain has to offer. There will also be free draws, giveaways and competitions and a chance to win a Mediterranean cruise, which includes stops in Monaco, Rome, Florence, Naples and Tunisia; all you have to do is guess the number of balloons in the car. FREE ENTRY FOR EVERYONE TO ALL FOUR EXHIBITIONS!
Following the great success of The Red Ball in May and with cooler weather now Paul Cunningham Nurses have organised our first evening event in October and we will be having a Tarts and Tramps and Politicians Party Night on Saturday 29th October at The Marjal (just off the N332 at Guardamar) Dan the Man who is a great all round entertainer will be our singer and compere for the evening. Tickets are €15 for a three course meal with wine. We started off with just Tramps and Tarts but just in case some of you would prefer to come more ‘conservatively’ dressed you can come as politicians! Please let us know as soon as you can if you would like to come as we hope this will be another sell out event! firstname.lastname@example.org or call 639 318 526
Grand Music Benefit Evening in aid of Matt Mason: Monday 5th September from 7.30pm, at Chez Flo, at La Fustera, (on the Calpe-Moraira coast road). Matt Mason, the popular Costa Blanca singer, is currently having to undergo cancer treatment in the UK. Other Costa Blanca entertainers are putting on a benefit concert to help Matt and his family through this very VERY tough time. On the evening of Monday 5th September there will be a fantastic night of live music featuring a great line up of the Costa Blanca's top live music acts, non-stop from 7.30pm until midnight. Tickets are only 10 euros and can be purchased on the door. All ticket proceeds will go directly to Matt Mason and his family. Please support this event; come if you possibly can; and spread the word about it to ALL your friends.
Hi I am an adult learning to play the cello! I was learning for about 18 months and have had to have 12 months break from playing due to cirumstances. I am now back learning and would like to play with someone else, maybe another cello or violin. If you are interested, my phone number is 966 491 805 or 662 033 671. Barbara
Inspired by Paul Cunningham Nurses, 2 new friendship groups are being formed, one in Playa Flamenca and one in Quesada. The first meeting of the Playa Flamenca group will be this Thursday, August 18th, at 3pm in Bocado's restaurant, Los Dolses CC, above Mercadona, near the La Zenia motorway tolls. These will be groups for people who are single for one reason or another Make friends and enjoy the company of others in a similar situation Informal, supportive and friendly Please come along! Further details of the Quesada group will be posted as they become available.
BBC Worldwide have announced that a version of the BBC iPlayer is now available in Spain as an iPad app. This is not the same as the BBC iPlayer in the UK and requires a subscription. http://www.bbc.com/iplayer/tv quote: The global edition of BBC iPlayer brings you a selection of the best British shows, from Top Gear and Doctor Who, to Eastenders and Blue Planet. All available on demand on your iPad. Download the app to watch free clips and episodes of some of your BBC favourites. To enjoy unlimited access, wherever and whenever you want, subscribe today - see the App store for the price in your country. It is only an iPad app, full access requires a subscription and it is not the same as the UK version of iPlayer. This is a trial service and BBC Worldwide will be expanding the services available and the platforms that can view the programmes.
This two-day event which will be held on 30th and 31st July is going to be an event which will appeal to all. We´ve got live music – some groups, fabulous soloists, all types of dance demos and workshops which everyone can join in. We´ve also got things for the younger children – a bouncy castle a play area and face painting. We´re going to be having a karaoke session and we´ve also got VIBE and Spectrum FM´s live broadcast on site. We are also having a Segway obstacle course time trial. We´ve got a bar, a hog roast and a barbecue and an ice-cream van. The venue is possibly the best kept secret on the Costa Blanca – El Rincon de Molino is an island on the River Segura at the back of Formentera del Segura. It has a huge covered stage and plenty of shady places to sit or dance. We´re opening the gates at 2pm and will finish at 1am each day. Tickets are 5€ per day for adults and children under 12 can enter for free. Alternatively there´s a weekend ticket for just 8€. Tickets are available at The Card Place shops in Benijofar, Torrevieja and Punta Prima, all branches of Shoe-B-Shoe, and at The Town Hall in Formentera del Segura. Please buy tickets in advance as we have to find 1700 € for insurance! If you buy tickets in advance you will get a free burger or hot dog! If you have any problems obtaining tickets or you want more information, you can email: email@example.com All the proceeds of this event are going to EMAUS. This charity supports children´s care homes, a women´s refuge, an old people´s home, disabled people, a workshop teaching work/life skills to teenagers in care and are based on the Costa Blanca.
There will be a benefit concert for those affected by the Lorca earthquake this Thursday 30 June at the Auditorio Victor Villegas in Murcia. Full details can be found in the AngloINFO What's On here http://costacalida.angloinfo.com/information/whatsonwhere.asp?city=85
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We are looking for professional dancers for charity shows throughout the Summer to work with Beatz Dance Company. The first show is the first Sunday in July at the Virgen Del Carmen Theatre in Torrevieja for Alzhemers charity. We only have one month to choreograph a show! We need professional dancers over the age of 18 years of age. This may lead to paid work this Summer also. Auditions are Saturday 4th June at 5pm and Monday 6th June at 7:30pm at the Sophia Wellness Centre, Cabo Roig, La Regia. Bring along any photos and CV. Please be prepared to rehearse evenings 3 - 4 times per week. Dancers with singing skills a bonus! Dancers with Modern/Jazz, Hip Hop Tap and Ballet training.For further information please contact Ruth (Kingsbury Academy of Dance) 663879839 Many Thanks Ruth Kingsbury
Jacquelyne Phillips MBE, President of MABS Cancer Support Group, was the guest of honour when members and guests of the Marina Alta Golf Society assembled at Satari’s restaurant in Moraira last night. They were all there to celebrate the previous day’s golf and to continue to raise money for MABS – which they did in abundance, closing the evening with a total of €2248. Jacqui and her husband, Bernard Phillips, joined the table of Society Captain, Dave Reynolds, who had chosen the cancer charity for members to support this year. The Group are dedicated to the support of all who are affected by cancer, whether patients or those close to them, and they have worked closely in the past with some members of the golf society. Their wonderful support prompted Marina Alta Golf Society to work throughout 2010 – 2011 raising money to enable MABS to continue offering the services they provide. One item broke all past auction records, the auction of a Sunderland FC shirt. Charlie Miller secured the shirt with a successful bid of €700! On the night an incredible €2248 was raised leaving a total of €3500 currently in the Golf Society MABS Fund with still a month left to raise even more. Jacqui Phillips gives very warm thanks to all of the golf society members and looks forward to using the funds raised in the coming year to further extend and develop the work of the Group. “The evening was fantastic! They certainly know how to throw a good party and this morning neither of us have a voice because of the laughter. Well done and thanks to all members of Marina Alta Golf Society and to Satari’s restaurant. “
A GRAND CHARITY EVENT SUPPORTING THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION AND ALZHEIMERSStarting in Consum car park, La Zenia at 12 midday on the 4th June with a parade by members of The Royal British Legion and armed forces associations marching down to The Hop in Calle San Antonio, La Zenia Village where there will be entertainment by various local artists. These include Andy McBride (Rod Stewart), Davy Jones, Showaddywaddy Legend, Nick Gold, Celena Deans, Brian Jenkins (Elvis), Dave Cherry, Caution (Thomas & Kara Lumley) Cathy Carsen, TAABS, Iceni Dancers, Rascals, Raquel Peña's Flamenco Para Todos Dance Group and Belles & Beaux Morris Dance Team.There will be a raffle, stalls, classic cars and games for the kids. The raffle includes two airline tickets to England courtesy of Monarch Airways, a 32" Samsung flat screen television donated by The Euro Weekly Newpaper and other great prizes.For further information or donations to our raffle please contact Eddie Coleman on 646 228 092 or Lynne Zaber on 616 331 045. Looking forward to seeing you all there.