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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 ...

The May Crosses of Ecija

Monday, May 6th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_10656" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="The May Crosses are often draped with white cloths, which symbolise Christ's shroud, and are always surrounded by flowers in vibrant colours; this one has an embroidered manton (shawl) over it, and an offering of bread"] .[/caption] [caption id="attachment_10661" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="In Ecija, this red flag with ...

Top 10s of Andalucia

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_10375" align="aligncenter" width="317" caption="We'll be bringing you lists featuring the best of Andalucia."] [/caption] Here on the AC blog, and on the website itself, our aim is to keep you, our audience, updated on what's happening here in Andalucia. We want you to enjoy the latest and best of ...

Fabulous February: a raft of new cultural and historical attractions in Seville

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

[caption id="attachment_9639" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Descending Light by Ai WeiWei, part of his show at the Cartuja CAAC. A beautiful piece, but what is he saying about the Chinese Communist state?"] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_9624" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption=" On the new tour of Sevilla's Casa Consistorial: looking through to the Renaissance Sala Capitular ...

Vote for art!

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

[caption id="attachment_8948" align="aligncenter" width="407" caption="A view of the Carmen Thyssen museum: Malaga Vision by Isabel Rosado."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_8946" align="aligncenter" width="407" caption="Jul.iah! by Beatriz Ros and Violeta Niebla has a hidden extra factor which you can only see on the website, or on the postcard itself."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_8947" align="aligncenter" width="407" caption="Malaga Color, by ...