Full details of all our trips will be posted to this page as soon as they become available.
Please note that unless otherwise stated, or space is available, these events are MEMBERS ONLY. Where space is available to non-members then they should add 5€ to the cost given. If you want to book a trip you can download the booking form, complete it and hand it in at the lecture or email it to email@example.com
Payments can be made in three ways
1) By bank transfer, locally or internationally
2) In person to Lloyds Bank, Guadalmina,
3) In cash at any of our lectures, at the Events desk
Lloyds Bank International, 29670 Guadalmina, 4 San Pedro Alcantara, Malaga
Account: Benahavis DFAS 0236 0089 79 0089002741
swift. LOYIESMM IBAN. ES03 0236 0089 79 0089002741
Please be sure to include your name, what the payment is for, i.e. event on the reference.
Members Coffee Morning
Thursday 2nd May
Join us at Benahavis Town Hall at 11.00 for coffee. Tell us what you have enjoyed and what you would like in the future.
Coach trip to Malaga
Friday, 17th May
An opportunity to see La Boheme at the Cervantes Theatre.
Members 10 euro, Non-Members 12 euro
Coach leaves Benahavis 6.00pm Departs Malaga 12.00 midnight
Should you want to book tickets for La Boheme, please visit
Art in the Park
Wednesday 22nd May
Join us in the beautiful La Hermita Park on the way into Benahavis. Bring your own equipment and sketch, paint or take photographs.
5 euros including coffee and cake
End of Season Dinner
Friday, 31st May
Come and celebrate the end of our first year at El Campanario Golf and Country Club for Dinner and Music
Members and guests only. 25 euros 7.30 for 8.00
Keep it in the Family
Art competition, Open to Members’ Families
See the dropdown menu for Members’ Competitions for full details.
Coach trip to Cordoba
PASSION IN ART – Exhibition at Villa Padierna
“That little flame which is not to be snuffed out”
Around 1000 visitors came to theVilla Padierna Hotel for the exhibition of contemporary art by local painters and sculptors. The event, sponsored by Terry Wayne, Partner, Blevins Franks Financial Management was by general consent a triumph. The level of attendance and the enthusiasm of visitors and exhibitors alike were beyond all expectations.
JOAQUIN AGUILERA, sculpture, paintings. One of Andalucia’s most illustrious artists and teachers, Joaquín’s well-known ‘Monumento del Turista’ and the sublime ‘Ofelia’ can be seen in Estepona. firstname.lastname@example.org
FRANCISCO ALARCON, paintings, drawings, sculpture. Versatile artist and teacher, creator of ‘Torso’. His recently installed sculpture in Estepona, ‘Cristo Redentor’, seems almost airborne in its sense of movement. www.franciscoalarcon.com
ENAR CRUZ, paintings. Enar deals with female experiences and emotions that often seem to reflect the rich countryside of her native Costa Rica. Her work is striking for its vibrant colour and mixed media textures. www.enarcruz.com
LOTHAR CAMES, paintings, installations. He studied fine art in Dusseldorf, under famous post-war artist Joseph Beuys. Pop Art is the main influence in his semi-abstract paintings and experimental “installations”. email@example.com
ROD FRIEND, pastels, stained glass. A master at combining the strength of metal with the fragility of glass and a teacher, Rod’s innovative backlighting system means means his works can be hung anywhere. www.rodfriend.com
MARIA JOSE GARCIA, paintings, A young artist from Benahavís with an innate feeling for colour and form, Mari started painting at fifteen yet is entirely self-taught, working from Old Masters or photographs. firstname.lastname@example.org
CHANDY HAGGETT, silk-screen prints. Based in Casares, Chandy captures the charm of traditional Andalucia in her affectionate views of village life. Her workshops make an attractive day out. www.chandyhaggett.com
NACHO HERNANDEZ, digital photography. Nacho takes his inspiration from fashion. Manipulating the motif of a woman’s head using Photoshop, he achieves a surprisingly varied range of eye-catching images. email@example.com
LILY KOJMAN, paintings. Lily’s paintings reflect the different cultures of Iraq, Israel and the UK. Listless, floating figures symbolise despair at the sadness of the world, but bright colours foretell hope for the future. www.lilykojman.com
CHARLI LENISTON, paintings, sculpture. Best known as a painter, strong colour is a constant in Charli’s work. She also loves to experiment, perhaps with wild, impressionistic landscapes or detailed flower sculptures. firstname.lastname@example.org
DAVID MARSHALL, sculpture. In the 1960s he made belt buckles from recycled metal for Marbella’s Saturday Market. Since then, David’s method of fusing metals into organic shapes has made him world famous. www.david-marshall.com
ANA MATIAS, prints, engravings. Having learned her skills at the University of Complutense in Madrid and the Marbella Museum of Printing, Ana has become one of the foremost printmakers in Spain, setting her beguiling figures against subtle colour. www.anamatias.com
NESTOR PLADA, paintings. Landscapes with houses appear to have been taken from an aerial viewpoint, seaside huts emerge from unusual angles. Nestor creates magical environments with refined colour and mixed media. www.nestorplada.com
ANN RIDGE, textiles as art. Ann studied quilting and embroidery in London. Her pieces may be hand-dyed, embellished with stitching or fragments of collage. She has recently been working in Chogakpo, a Korean form of patchwork. www.ridge.ch
PADDY ROBINSON, paintings. The influence of her background in textile design shows in Paddy’s decorative, dream-like paintings. She lives in Gaucín and has run several residential watercolour workshops for NADFAS. Telephone: 952 151 615
VIVIENNE WHIFFEN, photography. Based in Gaucín, Vivienne’s haunting compositions – a lonely hilltop farmhouse with a bird the only sign of life, or a village wedding captured unobserved – linger in the mind. www.artgaucin.com
RICHARD WOOD, paintings. Richard’s oil paintings favour a classical style of landscape using subtle brush strokes and colour that is true of the scene. He has recently introduced ships at sea to his repertoire. www.richardwoodart.com
‘GENUINE FAKES’ Talk by John Myatt
John Myatt’s talk was a sell-out success. An enthralled audience of BDFAS members gained a fascinating insight into his audacious deceptions, his ultimate fall and his subsequent career as the acknowledged master of ‘Genuine Fakes’.
Lloyd Rowcroft gave us a fascinating demonstration of the skills involved in restoring oriental carpets at the Tikitano Restaurant in November.and demonstration of rug restoration.
Despite a sudden change in the weather – our wine-tasting trip on September 26 was a resounding success. A sell-out almost from the start, 30 of us toured the wine-making plant before sampling the vintages – an informative, not to say delicious experience. A highly recommeded visit and hopefully one that we will repeat next year.