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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 ...

TEDx Marbella: a surefire success

Monday, March 11th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_10032" align="aligncenter" width="550" caption="Members of the andalucia.com team at TEDx Marbella"] [/caption] GUEST BLOG: by CHRIS CHAPLOW Photos by Fredy Torra and Michelle Chaplow I don’t remember how I first heard about TED, the movement which brings together eminent speakers with ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’, about five years ago - perhaps I just ...

The Goyas, Eva Hache and Grupo 7

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Last night was the biggest night of the year for the Spanish movie industry: the Goya Awards 2013. The nominations for the 27th awards focussed on a few movies, one of which was Grupo 7 (Unit 7), a police thriller set and filmed in Seville. Considered the joint-favourite along with silent ...

Valentine’s Day

Monday, February 11th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_9777" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="The Alhambra Palace in Granada is one of the most romantic buildings in the world - viewed like this, and to visit."] [/caption] So this Thursday is Valentine's Day, or Dia de los Enamorados (Lovers' Day) in Spain. Many hotels and restaurants around Andalucia will have special ...

An independently-organised TEDx event in Marbella next month, featuring Michelle Chaplow

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_9672" align="aligncenter" width="568" caption="TEDx offers a day of inspiring speakers, including andalucia.com's own Michelle Chaplow, bringing together innovative and creative ideas."][/caption] If you've heard of TEDx, you'll know this is exciting news. If you haven't, then here's the lowdown. TED is a non-profit organisation devoted to "Ideas Worth Spreading"; it started ...

Seville’s Noche en Blanco – a night of music, art and history

Monday, October 29th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_8586" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Roman castellum aguae - water tank - in Plaza de la Pescaderia, Seville."][/caption] With so many activities to choose from on La Noche en Blanco here in Sevilla, it was hard to know which to pick. As I was meeting a friend who lives nearby, we decided ...

Busy autumn in Sevilla

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Life in Seville - cultural life, that is - has definite seasons: January and February are both cold and dull, lit up only by Carnaval and the Dia de Andalucia puente (bank holiday). Then comes the holy trinity of Semana Santa, Feria and El Rocio, followed by months of school ...

La Noche en Blanco – late-night culture-fest in Sevilla

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

This Friday night, 26 October, Seville is holding a "Noche en Blanco", a night-time cultural festival. It's a full evening programme of events being held throughout the city, embracing all disciplines: literature, music, art, sculpture, at over 30 locations. Just to the north of the Setas, otherwise known as Metropol Parasol, is a group ...

Find your way around the Feria

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

[caption id="attachment_2934" align="aligncenter" width="494" caption="A group of feriantes at the Feria de Abril, Sevilla."][/caption] Tonight, at the stroke of midnight, this year's Feria de Abril kicks off officially, when the lights on the Portada (entrance arch) are switched on - the alumbrao. For those who have never been, but would like to ...

Charlize Theron and Leonard Cohen go flamenco

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_2106" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Sara Baras, one of the Spanish stars of the new TV series about flamenco, in a scene from Carlos Saura's film."][/caption] With Seville's main annual event, the Feria de Abril, fast approaching, and its accent on dancing Sevillanas all night long, I was excited to hear ...