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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 ...

Christmas in Seville

Friday, December 19th, 2014

This Christmas visitors are spoiled for choice for things to do and see in Seville. From traditional nativity scenes to delightfully original handicrafts – which make ideal Christmas presents – as well as camel rides and ice-skating, together with the pretty Christmas lights which make the centre into a magical wonderland. ...

Spain NOW!

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

[caption id="attachment_15391" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="See the best of Spain's contemporary cultural scene this autumn in London."] [/caption] From next Thursday 9 October until Tuesday 25 November, you can see the best of Spanish creative talent in London, in the sixth annnual season of Spain NOW! - Contemporary Spanish Art and Culture. The season, which ...

Light in Art and Science from the Islamic world

Friday, October 25th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_12327" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Sunlight shines on the wall of the Hospital de los Venerables in Seville, where this exhibition is being held."] [/caption] No civilization left a more profound and lasting legacy in Andalucia than the Moors. From exquisite art and architecture, to advanced scientific and philosophical concepts, and even ...

Noche en Blanco Seville 2013

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

[caption id="attachment_12053" align="aligncenter" width="408" caption=" Noche en Blanco is a night of cultural events and activities on Friday 4 October"]

A novel way of seeing Expo 29

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

[caption id="attachment_11590" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Eye-catching mementoes from Seville's Expo 29 (delayed from '28) make an intriguing introduction to this night-time tour."] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_11589" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Postcards capture the mood of the time; this one shows the mini-railway taking visitors around the site."] [/caption] This year, or rather this summer, many tour ...

The English in Andalucia

Friday, July 26th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_11518" align="aligncenter" width="420" caption="An English soldier who fought with the Spanish forces against Napeoleon's occupying troops, is buried in the Seville town of Alcala de Guadaira, part of the region's close ties with the UK."] [/caption] The history of Andalucia stretches far back to early human habitation, with Copper Age ...

Azulejos: one of Seville’s best-loved handicraft traditions

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_11499" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Tiles from the Cartuja monastery, home to the Pickman ceramic factory in the 19th and 20th centuries."] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_11496" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption=" Fountain in Parque Maria Luisa, site of the 1929 Expo."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_11479" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Courtyard of the soon-to-open Centro Ceramica Triana, with an original wall ...

Summer cultural highlights in Seville

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

As always in the hot months of the Andalucian summer, the cultural programme in Seville moves outside and into the sultry late night. Here are some of the best events taking place in Seville this summer - outdoors, long after the sun has set, in historic settings. Also don't forget to ...

Zurbaran’s Virgin Saints, and their modern-day modistas

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_11141" align="aligncenter" width="289" caption="A new perspective on Golden Age art: Zurbaran's virgin saints, and the contemporary fashion they inspired."][/caption] Spain's Golden Age, in the 16th and 17th centuries, produced some of the world's greatest painters: Zurbaran, Murillo, Valdes Leal. They painted Virgins, saints, and other religious figures, feeding the demand ...