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Filmoteca revives Andalucian Super-8 home movies

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/embed/IHtNn-tcCns[/embed]   A new project by La Filmoteca Española aims to collect and digitalise home movies made by Andalucians in the 1960s and 1970s. The idea behind Proyecto Mi Vida is to create a digital archive of family films, showing regional travel, customs and fiestas to form part of a collective memory - an Andalucian ...

Landscapes of Andalucia

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Clockwise Sierra de Ronda near Gaucin. wetlands of Doñana Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Almeria’s desert landscape, used as a location for Series 6 of Game of Thrones. Los Muertos beach in Almeria, with volcanic cliffs. Those of us who are fortunate enough to live here in Andalucia will be ...

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 ...

Seville International Film Festival: 6-14 November

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

[caption id="attachment_16990" align="aligncenter" width="470"] Seville International Film Festival[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_16993" align="aligncenter" width="240"] The Lobster is a truly international film, with Greek director and writers, and Irish, English, French and American actors.[/caption] This year's XIIth Seville International Film Festival, which aims to promote European cinema, takes place from 6 to 14 November. More than ...

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 ...

Asian Festival and Seville Orange Days February 2015

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

[caption id="attachment_16151" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="The cultural festival of Asia in Seville."] [/caption] This month, after a chilly January, two events - one cultural and one gastronomic - are trying to tempt us out into the orange-scented streets of Seville. The first is the Cultural Festival of Asia, which is on until 22 February ...

Pushing the boundaries of Spain’s favourite dance: Beyond Flamenco

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_15228" align="aligncenter" width="570" caption="Rocio Molina, one of flamenco's most exciting dance stars, in new documentary Mas Alla del Flamenco."] [/caption] Living in Seville, considered by many to be the cradle of flamenco, I have written quite often about such a very Andalucian music and dance form http://blog.andalucia.com/?p=15076 on this blog. Two ...

Seville European Film Festival 2014 – starts tonight!

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_15481" align="aligncenter" width="431" caption="The Seville Film Festival starts today and lasts till next Saturday, 15 November."] [/caption] The Seville Film Festival starts today and lasts till next Saturday, 15 November. Tonight Seville, whose Alcazar Palace was recently used as a set for the fifth season of one of TV's biggest series, ...

Joe Strummer: the Spain years. “I Need A Dodge!”

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_15481" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Joe Strummer, lead singer of the Clash, in Granada in 1984/5 - a still from the documentary."] [/caption]   Here at the Andalucia.com blog, we're always interested in quirky stories about the British in Andalucia, such as an English soldier who fought against Napoleon for Spain, buried near Seville , ...

Confirmed: Game of Thrones to be shot in Alcazar de Sevilla and Osuna

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

[caption id="attachment_14264" align="aligncenter" width="515" caption="Seville's Alcazar Palace. Photo © Michael Barbatulus"] [/caption] As of this morning, we can confirm that the fifth series of TV's most-watched series, Game of Thrones, will be filmed in the Alcazar of Sevilla, the exquisite mudejar royal palace, and the historic town of Osuna, in Seville ...