The Over 50s Show, the popular, admission-free lifestyle event for the Coast’s older people, is returning to Estepona in November.
Said organiser John Low: ‘The show has been brilliantly supported by businesses and bodies right across the Coast, as well as huge numbers of expats and indigenous residents, since 2006.
‘With the clear signs of economic recovery in the past nine month, numerous companies have asked us to mount the show again this November. The response has been both gratifying and astonishing, and at this early stage almost half of the stands have been booked!’
Low said that, as in the past, visitors could expect ‘an entertaining, educational and informative experience’, and ‘we won’t change a winning formula’
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, including cooking demonstrations, wine tasting, computer and Internet tuition, dancing demonstrations and lessons, pottery demonstrations, fashions and make-overs, golf lessons from PGA professionals, indoor bowls tuition, pets advice, consumer and legal advice, finance advice, guidance on cosmetic procedures, and health checks and more.
Free antique valuations from Eric Knowles
And for antique buffs the good news is that Eric Knowles, known to millions for his appearances on The Antiques Roadshow, will appear at the show again, offering free valuations. This has proved to be one of the most successful features of the show. Added John Low: ‘We are delighted that, despite his extremely busy schedule, including his Antique Roadshow commitments, as well as fronting a new TV show of his own, we have managed to get Eric to take part’.
Commented Eric: ‘I appear at many events around Britain and abroad, but The Over 50s Show in Estepona is certainly one of the busiest I have ever attended and over the years it has produced some great finds, including a very valuable nineteenth century painting’.
The Over 50s Show is described by the organisers as ‘the ultimate lifestyle event for the Coast seniors’. They also add that 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, not to mention an excellent opportunity to meet-up with their peers from all over the Coast and beyond.
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. And there will also be the opportunity of joining in yoga and aerobic classes.
And the organisers emphasise that the event is not just for the ‘over 50s’. As they say, ‘everybody is welcome and many of the attractions are not age-specific’.
Art exhibition at The Over 50s Show
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).
For more information on the group contact the president 952592652.
The Over 50s Show will take place at the Palacio de Congressos y Exposiciones, Estepona on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th November, from 11 am until 6 pm on both days.
For images from past show see HERE