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Archive for January, 2015

Andalucia’s celluloid gold: Sherry and the Mystery of the Palo Cortado

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

We read a lot about budget cuts to cultural events and activities as part of the government's austerity measures these days, so it's good to see that celluloid culture in Andalucia continues to hold its own, despite these challenging times. Cinema is already having a good year - three movies shot ...

Semana Santa, Podemos, and an unfortunate gaffe

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

[caption id="attachment_2796" align="aligncenter" width="563" caption="Semana Santa in Seville - the city's most beloved festival. Mess with it at your peril, politicians."] [/caption] Earlier this week a news story took Social Media in Seville by storm. But it wasn’t about anything that had actually happened. Instead, it was the perfect example of ...

A black-faced apology from Canal Sur

Monday, January 5th, 2015

[caption id="attachment_15228" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Canal Sur's apology video - two men are packing coal for the channel - given to naughty children instead of presents by the Three Kings."] [/caption] As you will have read on our previous blog post by Chris Chaplow, New Year's Eve here in Andalucia was unexpectedly ...

Noche Vieja Campanada Shenanigans on Canal Sur

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Guest blog: Chris Chaplow We hope that those of you who live in Andalucia (or indeed the rest of Spain) managed to celebrate Noche Vieja (New Year’s Eve) in the traditional way with the 12 grapes at midnight. Just before 12pm on 31 December everyone tunes in to the national television channel, ...