The 50 Plus Expo returns at the upmarket IPV Palace Hotel...

The 50 Plus Expo returns at the upmarket IPV Palace Hotel and Spa in Fuengirola

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Eric KnowlesThe hugely popular 50 Plus Expo, the Coast’s lifestyle event for its older people, is back at a new, upmarket venue, the four-star IPV Palace Hotel and Spa next to Fuengirola Castle on the weekend of December 2nd and 3rd.

The organisers say they have brought the free-admission event to the east of the Coast, ‘following requests from numerous exhibitors and visitors’.

They point to the hotel’s first-class facilities, its comfort, fine dining and bars, which are now expected by discerning visitors and exhibitors. Another deciding factor was the hotel’s location a few minutes’ walk from Fuengirola town as well as being positioned conveniently to many well-populated towns and villages such as Mijas, Benalmadena, The Alhaurins, Marbella, Elviria, Calahonda, La Cala, Cartema and many more

However, they emphasise, it will be ‘business as usual’ for the show, which will include many of the features, which have made this unique event so successful over the last decade.

Eric Knowles of The Antiques Road Show will be back giving free valuations from small items and collectibles, and larger pieces from photographs.

Internationally acclaimed expert Mike Kelly will be offering free valuations of coins, stamps and banknotes. At the last event Mike discovered coins worth 50,000 Euro!

Also covered will be fashions, jewellery, bridge tuition, free health checks, financial, pensions and legal advice, TV reception art, modern dance lessons, spa treatments, eye health, spinal treatments, ear testing, plus entertainment.

The organisers add that because the event will be mounted at the beginning of the festive season there will also be many Christmas attractions, notably cookery demonstrations offering traditional fayre and more novel cuisine, as well as a Christmas gift feature.

Art exhibition at The 50s Plus Expo

The Andalusian International Artists art group will be displaying their new works at the show. Professional and dedicated visual artists from around Europe who are all living and working in Andalucía formed the AIA Art Group nine years ago.

The artists comprise Diana Worthy, Richard Wood, Gordon Haslett (UK); Roger Cummiskey, Dolores Cummiskey, Philip Magee (Ireland); Mette Madsen (Denmark); Elazar Galea (Malta); Arcadio Cabrera, Roger Rodriguez (Cuba); Enrique Linaza and Juan Cruz Plaza (Spain).

For more information on the group contact the president 95 2592 652.

If you are Interested in exhibiting contact Des by email at des@slp.ie

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