Events 2017 – 2018

Art in Action

Full details of all our trips are posted to this page as soon as they become available.

Please note that priority is given to our Members and their guests, if space is available non-members are welcome. If you would like to make a reservation please email

When booking for our trips, you will need to complete our booking form which will be sent to you when reserving your place.

Payments can be made :
1) By bank transfer, locally or internationally
2) In cash at any of our lectures, at the Events desk

Sabadell Bank, 29670 Guadalmina, 4 San Pedro Alcantara, Malaga
Account: Benahavis DFAS 0081 2097 67 0001007009
swift. BSABESBB IBAN. ES60 0081 2097 67 0001007009

Please be sure to include your name, what the payment is for, i.e. event on the reference.

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Tuesday 14th November – ‘Rock n Roll Backstage’

jimi hendrixPatti Unwin will tell us about her life working as a road manager for rock groups 35 years ago, very much in the minority – a woman in a man’s world.

The 60s and 70s were the soundtrack of her life: a friend of Donna Summer, a close confidante of Joe Cocker and knew Jimi Hendrix.

Las Canas Viejas, Benahavis 19.30 for 20.00.

10 Euros Members, 15 Euros Non Members, to include tapas


Tuesday 5th December – Strictly Christmas

strictly come dancingJoin the party…

Elaine Gornall – dressmaker to some of the most famous ballroom dancers in the world- will give us some backstage lowdown on the celebrities and professional dancers she has worked with. After lunch watch our own celebrities in a Strictly BDFAS dance off and then join them on the dance floor to the music of ‘Howard’.

12.30 for 1.00 Talk – Los Arqueros Golf Club

35 Euros Members, 40 Euros Non Members, includes buffet lunch & welcome drink
This event is kindly sponsored by BLEVINS FRANKS International Tax & Wealth Management


Tuesday 12th December – Malaga Lights

malaga lightsOur Christmas lights trip to Malaga. Coach drops you off opposite Calle Larios. Spend the evening as you wish. See the lights or just shop till you drop.

Coach leaves Benahavis 16.00 departs Malaga 22.00

Coach only – Members 12 Euros, Non Members 15 Euros



Tuesday 16th January – The Art of Eating

art of eatingJoin us for a taste of Andalucia at a special lunch at the highly regarded Benahavis Catering College.

13.00 for 13.30, includes lunch and some wines

Members 35 Euros, Non Members 40 Euros


Sunday 4th February – Art in Action

art in actionOur annual art exhibition showcasing 30 artists including our own members, demonstrations and a range of workshops for you to join in.

Also the fourth Young Artists’ Competition to design the front cover of the BDFAS brochure 2018-2019.

Gran Hotel, Benahavis 12.00 – 17.00
This event is kindly sponsored by BLEVINS FRANKS International Tax & Wealth Management


Thursday 1st March – Golden Memories

golden memories

From NADFAS to The Arts Society

Join us on a trip down memory lane to celebrate the first 50 years. Be transported back to the 60’s for a glimpse of the early days when Patricia Fay had the first ideas and the setting up of NADFAS. Hear how the first society in Spain started and how we are now!

Dress in the 60’s style.

Gran Hotel Benahavis – 16.30 for 17.00

15 Euros per person to include welcome cocktail and afternoon snack
This event is kindly sponsored by BLEVINS FRANKS International Tax & Wealth Management


12th to 16th March – Fully guided trip to Lisbon

guided trip to LisbonOur five-day trip includes fully guided tour of Lisbon with stopovers at Merida and Carmona.

Members 625 Euros, Non Members 650 Euros, single room supplement 136 Euros – includes all transport, hotels for 4 nights, guided tours, two evening meals (first and last evenings)


Tuesday 10th  April – In the Gallery

An opportunity to visit one of the newest commercial art galleries in Andalucia and find out “who gets the breaks and gets to make it”, with Benezra’s owner/curator, and afterwards for a glass of wine and tapas at the lovely nearby Gamonal Restaurant. Limited numbers.

18.30 Benezra Gallery, La Quinta

Members 10 Euros, Non Members 15 Euros, includes wine & tapas


Tuesday 29th May – End of Season Party!

A chance to celebrate the end of another season.

18:00 – 20:00  Bodegon Galleria Benhavis

Members: 15 Euros  Non Members: 20 Euros, includes wine & tapas

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