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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 ...

The season of romerias

Friday, June 13th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_14103" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="A flower-festooned wagon passes the Giralda in Seville."] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_14116" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="The simpecado visits the Ayuntamiento (Town Hall)."] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_14105" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="The insignia of the Seville hermandad of El Rocio."] [/caption] Groups, or hermandades[caption id="attachment_14106" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Groups of rocieros are always accompanied by drummers ...

Building an open-air theatre in the mountains

Friday, March 21st, 2014

[caption id="attachment_13404" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption= "Anna Kemp, director of the Open Air Theatre Project in Laroles, on the threshing-floor stage."] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_13370" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption= "An idyllic setting for the theatre: olive and almond groves, backed by snow-capped mountains."] [/caption] During my ten-plus years in Spain, I have met a large ...

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"]

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 ...

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 ...

Here Comes the Sun…

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

No, this is not a weather forecast... You may have noticed the growing popularity of flashmobs around Spain lately. These are groups of people who, either spontaneously, or (more often) having rehearsed, perform a song and/or dance in a public place. Flashmobs can be anything from 20 to 200 people. Last year ...

Carnaval de Cadiz – on your (i)phone

Monday, January 14th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_9418" align="aligncenter" width="175" caption="Get all the latest on the Carnaval de Cadiz with this app."] [/caption] Next month, the spotlight falls on Cadiz, as the noise, colour and irreverence of the Carnaval embodies the delightful anarchy for which this independent-minded coastal city is so famous. Like Semana Santa, Feria de Sevilla ...

Follow the Reyes

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

[caption id="attachment_9273" align="aligncenter" width="124" caption="This year Seville has an app for its Reyes Magos procession, or cabalgata, which takes place on Saturday."] [/caption] This Saturday is one of the most important for children all around Spain. It is the day when the Reyes Magos (Three Kings) come to every town ...

Patios of Cordoba open over Christmas

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Last week it was announced that the Patios of Cordoba Festival, which takes place every year in May, has been added to UNESCO's list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, joining other Spanish entries flamenco and the Mediterranean diet. But you don't have to wait till spring to see these 50 ...