ANTIQUE valuations, genealogy advice, fashions, jewellery, cosmetic procedures, pottery demonstrations, bridge tuition, free health checks, financial, pensions and legal advice.
TV reception specialists, art, modern dance lessons, spa treatments, eye health, spinal treatments, ear testing, plus entertainment, and much, much more. The Over 50s Show, the lifestyle event for the Coast’s seniors, kicks off at the Palacio de Congresos in Estepona this weekend.
All the free attractions which have contributed to the success of The Over 50s Show, and made it one of the ‘must attend’ events in the Coast’s events calendar, will again be in the mix.
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The event offers the over-50s a one-stop shop to get information on their physical and financial health as well as enjoy many of their interests and hobbies.
Health and well being will be a key element of the event based on the well-proven premise that exercise, sensible diet, and regular, routine monitoring slows down the age process.
Visitors can avail of blood pressure and blood glucose tests; spine monitoring and bone density screening will also be available, backed by information on treating arthritic joints and knee pain.
The Women On The Costa Group with have a significant presence, with more than 20 of their members featuring everything from jewellery, to candles and cakes and fashions.
The Andalusian International Artists art group will be displaying their new works at the show. The AIA Art Group was formed seven years ago by professional and dedicated visual artists from around Europe who are all living and working in Andalucía.
The artists comprise Diana Worthy, Richard Wood, Gordon Haslett (UK); Roger Cummiskey, Dolores Cummiskey, Philip Magee (Ireland); Mette Madsen (Denmark); Eleazar Galea (Malta); Arcadio Cabrera, Roger Rodriguez (Cuba); Enrique Linaza and Juan Cruz Plaza (Spain).
Over 50s Show organiser John Low said: “I am delighted with the very professional approach from the AIA group and believe that their artists will substantially contribute to the success of this popular exhibition.”
For more information on the group contact the president on 952592652.
There will also be a crafts section featuring pottery demonstrations, flower arranging and leatherwork, as well as embroidery.
Totem Ceramics will be demonstrating the various pottery skills you can learn from them. In spite of Andalucia’s rich ceramics tradition stretching back thousands of years, the Costa del Sol has very limited facilities for aspiring potters. Unable to find somewhere to carry on developing her own passion for ceramics, Suzie Morritt decided to set up her own studio. With help from her family, Suzie opened Totem Ceramics last year in the Centro Comercial Costasol, between Cancelada and Benavista.
Suzie is keen to stress that, often, people who feel they are not artistic make great potters. “Many people are unaware of their hidden creative potential because they have been constrained or felt intimidated by the traditional art world. Ceramics encompasses the worlds of both art and craft, so it suits a broader range of abilities than, say, painting does.”
Classes are held twice a day, five days a week, catering for everyone from beginners to experienced potters.
Also at the show will be genealogist Paul Gorry who will show you how you can trace your family tree, plus financial advisors and Eric Knowles, known to millions for his appearances on the BBC’s hit show The Antiques Roadshow, will be back in again to give free valuations of antiques and small collectibles.
Of interest to many will be Martin and Marion Shirran, of the Elite Clinic in Fuengirola. They developed a novel approach to treating overweight people using a concept of ‘Cognitive Behaviour Therapy’ uniquely underpinned with hypnotherapy. According to the Shirrans, their ‘Gastric Mind Band’, which does not involved surgery treatment continues to attract interest from the world’s media, along and also from both the general public, and celebrities who are flying to their clinic on an almost daily basis.
The Over 50s Show, which is supported by the Euro Weekly News, will take place at the Palacio de Congressos y Exposiciones, Estepona on Saturday and Sunday November 8 and 9, from 11am until 6pm on both days. Entrance is free, and despite its name many of the displays are not age specific – everyone is welcome.
For further information contact the organisers at :
Tel: 902003896. (Wait for a slight delay on the line).
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