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Summer in Seville 2016

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

  The night concerts in the Alcazar start on on 14 July. As the mercury soars into the low 40s (low 100 F), nightlife and cultural activities move outside and upwards - onto terraces, often on rooftops, to catch any possible slight evening breeze; and into gardens, to be near shady green plants and the refreshing sound ...

Me Vuelves Lorca: summer cultural festival in Alpujarras open-air theatre

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

  Me Vuelves Lorca 2016   A couple of years ago on this blog, I interviewed a dynamic and enterprising Brit called Anna Kemp, who was organising a project to build a mountainside open-air theatre in the tiny Alpjuarras village of Laroles (population: 600). The aim was to bring visitors to a stunningly beautiful, if ...

Review of 2015

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Today is the last day of the year, and the time when we look back over 2015 to see what's happened during the last 12 months. Here is our pick of the blog posts from the past year, celebrating the best of Andalucian scenery, festivals and produce. A new documentary about sherry was ...

Cultural events in Seville for summer 2015

Monday, June 29th, 2015

In visitor figures released last week for May, Seville's position as number one destination in Andalucia was confirmed, with overnight stays by foreign visitors who stayed a night in the city up by almost 10%. Visitors to the Alcazar are up year on year by 11.5%, with the best May ever, and ...

Madonna goes torera

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Madonna's bullfighter-themed Grammys 2015 performance, in Givenchy outfit. Photo: madonnaphotos/Flickr The world of bullfighting in Spain, especially here in Andalucia, is one which provokes strong reactions. From the breeding of toros bravos, fighting bulls, specifically for la corrida (bullfighting), to the brave men themselves, and the actual fights, visitors to Spain ...

Review of 2014’s blog posts

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

This year, here on the Blog, as always, we've covered a wide variety of topics - from culture and gastronomy to local news - everything from International Sherry Week to the Seville Film Festival, Spain winning top place as the world's number one wine producer, and Andalucia as Trip ...

Joe Strummer: the Spain years. “I Need A Dodge!”

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_15481" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Joe Strummer, lead singer of the Clash, in Granada in 1984/5 - a still from the documentary."] [/caption]   Here at the blog, we're always interested in quirky stories about the British in Andalucia, such as an English soldier who fought against Napoleon for Spain, buried near Seville , ...

Are you Happy? Here in Andalucia we are!

Monday, May 5th, 2014

"It might seem crazy what I’m ’bout to say Sunshine she’s here, you can take a break (Let's face it - those words could have been written with Andalucia in mind.) I’m a hot air balloon that could go to space With the air, like I don’t care baby by ...

Happy Dia de Andalucia, and farewell to Paco de Lucia

Friday, February 28th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_13249" align="aligncenter" width="515" caption="Legendary guitarist, Paco de Lucia, who died this week. © Tony Bryant."] [/caption] Today is Andalucia's regional holiday, Dia de Andalucia, 28 February, when green and white flags are proudly flown from Huelva to Almeria. But today's celebrations have been tinged with sadness by the death this ...

Noche en Blanco Seville 2013

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

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