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Literary Andalucia

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

An invaluable companion for anyone who is interested in the literature of Andalucia. Andalucia – A Literary Guide for Travellers by Andrew and Suzanne Edwards (IB Tauris) This is a thoroughly-researched, comprehensive guide to every major writer who has ever lived, or spent time, in Andalucia. From Miguel de Cervantes to Michael Jacobs, ...

First-ever transatlantic solar electric flight to land in Seville

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

  Solar Impulse 2 is a solar-powered electric plane currently crossing the Atlantic.   In a few hours, at around 5am tomorrow, Thursday 23 June, a historic event will take place at Seville's San Pablo airport. The first ever flight in a solar-powered electric plane across the Atlantic, with no fuel and no emissions, is due ...

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 ...

TEDx Marbella: a surefire success

Monday, March 11th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_10032" align="aligncenter" width="550" caption="Members of the 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 ...

We care, you enjoy

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Leafing through a copy of Hello! the other day (English edition, now available in my local Carrefour, hallelujah!), I came across a "Fast Food" recipe (as in quick, easy meals) for "Andalucian Huevos a la Flamenca". Even though I'm a veggie and I know this recipe has meat, I was ...

Andalucia tops spend on research and development

Monday, February 13th, 2012

With all the headlines about Whitney, the BAFTAS, Grammys and labour reform, you may have missed one news story this morning: the birth of the second baby who was born to save a sibling. Estrella was born on Saturday at the Virgen del Rocio hospital in Seville. Estrella's big brother Antonio ...