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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 ...

Foodie news from Andalucia: royal olive oil and officially recognised tortas

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_11226" align="aligncenter" width="435" caption="Ines Rosales is one of Andalucia's export success stories, and these tortas de aceite now have their own recognised classification>."] [/caption] Lately the foodie spotlight has been firmly focussed on Spain, more specifically the north - Catalonia and Pais Vasco, where three of the world's top 10 ...

Zurbaran’s Virgin Saints, and their modern-day modistas

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_11141" align="aligncenter" width="289" caption="A new perspective on Golden Age art: Zurbaran's virgin saints, and the contemporary fashion they inspired."][/caption] Spain's Golden Age, in the 16th and 17th centuries, produced some of the world's greatest painters: Zurbaran, Murillo, Valdes Leal. They painted Virgins, saints, and other religious figures, feeding the demand ...

Second Foro La Zagaleta

Monday, June 10th, 2013

GUEST BLOG POST BY CHRIS CHAPLOW [caption id="attachment_11060" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Foro La Zagaleta in Marbella 2nd Edition: 31 May 2013"] [/caption] Recently I was pleased to attend the second edition of Foro La Zagaleta: Brands and Trends, Management & Leadership in Challenging Times. It was held in the Marbella Palacio de Congresos ...