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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 ...

1st International Contemporary Art Fair in Seville

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

  In total 20 galleries from around Andalucia and beyond showed their works at Artsevilla.   A week ago Seville held its first-ever contemporary art fair, Artsevilla, on 15-18 October. Previously, three BIACS festivals (Bienale Internacional de Arte Contemporaneo de Sevilla) took place in the city in the Cartuja/CAAC, in 2004, 2006 and 2008 - ...

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 ...